Review ~ Reflected in You (A Crossfire Novel) by Syliva Day
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…
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I want to start off by saying all feelings of fan fiction and/or 50Shades that was in book #1, thankfully, did not carry into this book.
This book was amazing. The cat and mouse thing carried on but the whiplash was gone. What I got was pure raw emotion that I could relate with. You know when you’re in love with someone so much but things are still new enough that you’re not sure what’s up or what’s down and your whole demeanor/mood depends on that of your lover. Yeah, that’s the emotion throughout. And honestly, we don’t know what’s really happening. There are so many secrets and so many obvious guesses but you have to continue because you want to be sure.
I loved the feelings this evoked in me and how addicted I felt with either Eva or Gideon at any given time. And even though this was in Eva’s POV, I could feel Gideon’s need for her and his pain when they were away.
We finally got Gideon’s story and it was done because he needed to give her a part of himself so as not to lose her. Out of all the secrets he had that by far was the worst, and he finally gave it, a part of himself, to her. And that sealed that aching heart of hers instantly.
Thank God this story wrapped up better than the first. I got some closure and am not dying for answers. Well, not many. There was still so much left open and I’m interested in finding it out, but I’m not going to die without it.
Eva was pretty cool in this one. Even through all of her heartache over Gideon’s emotional roller coaster, she stayed loyal to him in her mind and heart. She trusted him and believed in him, even when it was SO difficult. She walked away when she knew it was hurting her in a really bad way, but she still fought for him in other ways and rallied in his corner.
Gideon did something insanely crazy for her but absolutely beautiful and it’s actually what tore them apart for a while, but when it was revealed … well, you’ll have to read for yourself.
I highly recommend this series for this book alone, now I just hope the rest of it can live up to it.
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