Twice As Nice: Paula’s Take on Reflected in You by Sylvia Day


Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel by Sylvia Day
Contemporary / Erotica 
2012-10-02 (Berkley)

Rating: A
Heat: Sizzling

Heroine: Eva Trammell – Socialite, Damaged
Hero: Gideon Cross – Billionaire, Tortured 
Setting: New York, USA



Reflected in You is the second book in the Crossfire series, the first being Bared to You. This book wrecked me. I felt so discombobulated throughout. One moment I was blissfully happy, because Gideon and Eva were making things work between them, and then the next chapter, I would be thrown into the deep end without a paddle, drowning in their drama. There is nothing like the front row seat, watching this couple lose control over their tumultuous emotions for one another. I guess I’m a Sadist, because I loved every second of this painful, emotional story.

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.

Gideon and Eva are two broken people who are survivors of sexual abuse. Their love for each other is fierce and obsessive. In order to make this relationship work, they both agree to seek therapy together since neither one knows how to be in a healthy, normal relationship. They both have big trust issues. But one thing they don’t have to worry about is their steamy sex life. The sexual chemistry is powerful, combustible.

His kisses were gifts. He kissed with everything he had, with power and passion and hunger and love. He held nothing back, giving everything, exposing everything.

Even though Eva and Gideon are able to connect through passionate sex and love, sometimes that’s not enough to hold a relationship together. Gideon is a man of mystery. Not only will he not share his childhood secrets, but he’s pulling away from Eva. He is keeping a secret from her which causes her insecurities to get the best of her and drives a wedge between them. I felt for Eva during this time. She put her heart out there and found it difficult to have faith in him. I was pissed at Gideon because he kept his silence and did nothing to console Eva’s doubts.

The suspense of not knowing was frustrating and gut-wrenching. But, when this story comes full circle, you will not only love Gideon for being his usual controlling, demanding, asshole self, but you will love him because of his undying love for Eva.

“I’m going to fall,” I slurred, drunk with pleasure. “I’ll catch you, angel. I’ll always catch you.”

Even though this couple struggles throughout the book, there is character growth at the end. Eva finally finds her back bone and they both learn to trust one another. I rooted for Eva and Gideon every step of the way. They may be frustrating, with their lack of communication and their tendency to be overly possessive and jealous, but they are still my favorite dysfunctional couple.

This rocky relationship is intense and emotional. The story is beautiful as you see their unconditional love for one another unfold through sacrifices. I haven’t stopped thinking about this book since I read it a few days ago. The ending will blow your mind and you will be reminded why you love this couple so much, even though they will exhaust you with their ups and downs.

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  1. I love this part: you will not only love Gideon for being his usual controlling, demanding, asshole self, but you will love him because of his undying love for Eva.

    Thanks for the great review!!!! Can't wait to get home and download this on my kindle!!!

  2. Thank you Stephanie. If you loved Bared, put your seat belt on because Reflected is going rock your world. :D

  3. OMFG. I wish I didn't have stupid work so I could spend ALL day with Gideon.

  4. Taryn - I know right. Work is such a pain when you have important reading to do. Especially when it's Gideon!


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