Friday, January 31, 2014

Book Review: Reflected In You (Crossfire Book 2)


Book Title: Reflected in You (Crossfire Series 2)
Author: Sylvia Day |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Berkeley
Genre: Erotica Romance
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: Paperback
Cost: $15.00
Pages: 338
How I got it: Borrowed From Library/Purchased
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books A Million
Shelfablilty: Must Read
Season: All of them
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Synopsis:
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..


I gave it this rating because Eva whined too much in the beginning.  Eva, at the start of this book reverted back to the insecure, "lets run away even though we had moved past this phase already" girl. And it annoyed me so much as I was reading. Like didn't we deal with this five minutes ago??  With that Eva's character annoyed me for about half the book, I guessed before it was revealed who made her mother sick.  I'm not sure I her relationship with Cary; it's just this side of being extremely co~dependent and certainly not really good for him or her.  He seemed more than ever to be holding her back especially when she has to intervene and try to save him from himself more than once.

Out of the three books so far this has to be the most useless one.  It almost didn't add anything to the story until about half way through then the story got back on track and we began to advance beyond the contrived and childish actions. At page 44 I was screaming at Eva, WHY??? Isn't  this more about your insecurities than about the facts?? He's right if you don't/can't trust him nothing else matters.  And at this moment you proved you don't at all trust him.

I'm glad she began being her, more as the story moved on the couple's therapy sessions were good but they both refused to talk; sooooo..... how is this helping??

Eventually some really good stuff happens and I'm once again hooked to the story of Eva and Gideon especially when I noticed how similar to another favorite character he was ( I mean the book is dedicated to Nora, so yeah that was a huge clue). I peeped it right before she started calling him Ace and when she started reading the book to him I just knew!!   The one thing I can say is that the relationship may be crazy but the love making was on point!! OMG Sylvia writes amazing scenes.

All in all, still a worth while read still just a little on the slow side to get started.The lowest stars among the series for me because there was too much unnecessary drama in the first half of the book.  Eva wasn't the Eva from the first book, she completely 'bratted out' and he never Dom'd her ass into submission. 0_0

P.S. If someone has pictures to blackmail you with, especially if they are in it...it's considered a CONFESSION!!! And confession trumps embarrassment a thousand percent.  That's how they could have handled that, but that's just me.

Check Out my review of Book One, make sure to come back and check out Book Three's review!!

 ★★★1/2☆
Anyway Happy Reading



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