REFLECTED IN YOU
A Cross Fire Novel
By: Sylvia Day
Published: October 2, 2012
Warning: The following review may not appeal to everyone who reads my blog.
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction... my every desire... mine.
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful... except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession.
This is the second novel of in the Crossfire Trilogy. You can read my review of the first in the trilogy, BARED TO YOU, HERE. These first two books have spent weeks in the Top 10 books sold on Amazon. This trilogy, as well as the erotic romance genre, has become extremely popular. The third book, ENTWINED WITH YOU, is scheduled for release on May 7, 2013.
REFLECTED IN YOU picks up rights where the first one left off. Gideon and Eva are still early in their relationship and continue to spend their days and nights wrapped up in each other's lives. But, in this novel, the past continues to be more of a problem for their relationship. There is still a lot of passion and hot love scenes, but this time, jealousy, anger, and control raise their ugly heads. Eva's best friend, Cary, also makes more of a presence in this story. His life quickly becomes entangled with Gideon and Eva's and the results are life changing. Other characters are more involved as well, including Eva's father and mother.
I have to admit, that I began to get frustrated while reading this one. Each chapter seemed to have the same pattern of sex, fight, get jealous, fight, have more sex, etc, etc. I continued to get frustrated with Gideon and his manipulations and with Eva and her immaturity. But, as I read on...the pieces started falling into place and suddenly the whole story made sense. Did I feel it drug out a little too long? Yes. But, the last several chapters really grabbed my attention.
Again, this is a fantasy type of story. The jealousy, anger, and infatuation we can relate to, but the private planes, homes, private drivers, and New York City life, maybe not. That is what makes these stories so likable. We can escape into the emotions, the sexual chemistry, and the fancy lifestyle of these characters and maybe even realize our lives aren't so dull after all.
Sadly, I will now have to wait a long 6 1/2 months for the conclusion to Gideon and Eva's story. Luckily, I have plenty to read until then.
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I received a copy of this book from Penguin. This review is my honest opinion. I was not compensated in any other way for this review.