Review: Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Series: Crossfire #2
Publication Date: Oct. 23rd, 2012
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 432
Reviewer: Amber I.
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 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 wasn't sure after reading Bared to You if I was going to continue on with this series. I kinda had enough with the billionaire man and a tragic love story. But I have been reading a lot of Urban Fantasy with no real sex and I was crazing some and figured this book would give me what I wanted. And it really did.

 I have to say I like this second book so much more. I had read 50 Shades not to long before reading Bared to You and they just where to similar for me, but Reflected in You really made this book its own story. I wasn't having any real comparison moments and was just wrapped up in the story.

I do have a few complaints in the beginning. There was a lot going on and Gideon was totally keeping too many secrets. His ex fiance shows up at his work and leaves looking like she just got screwed, then he leaves in the middle of the night, there were pictures of him and his ex out to dinner and Eva let him off way too easy. She just let him pretty much dodge answers by him screwing her brains out. I was not satisfied, I would have totally put a gun up to my significant other and got answers or walked out and never looked back. I didn't like how when issues came up they had sex and just let it all go.

But I did enjoy the story. Towards the end a big twist happened and there was this mystery I just had to figure out. I knew there was more then what we were seeing and I had to get my answers. Plus we finally got to know some of Gideon's darkest secrets and why he was doing the things he did in this book.

I won't lie some of it was hard to read, because my heart was breaking. But the last 40% of the story sucked me in and now I can not wait for book 3! If you read book 1 and liked it then you should check out this book because I think its a lot better.  I am really glad I didn't quit this series.












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10 comments:

  1. I've been on the fence about reading this series or 50 Shades. If I decide to read either it will most likely be this one.

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    1. I would definitely read one or the other. Because if you read both you will most likely compare the two.

      I know 50 Shades gets a lot of crap for being "fan fiction" but really I didn't see anything like that when I read it. If you like contemporary romances its a good read.

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  2. I listened to Bared to You, although I did like it, the similarities to 50 Shades bother me a lot, and for some reason I wasn't crazy about Gideon :(
    After reading that you liked this one much more, makes me want to give it chance.
    Thanks :)

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    1. I couldn't get over the similarities between 50 and Bared to You. It was so annoying. I really didn't know if I would continue the series. But I seen it on netgalley and thought maybe I would read it. It is a lot better then Bared to You. And the similarities are not there like before.

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  3. I am so glad that you've warmed up to the series. I hope that eventually you will get over the comparisons between Grey & Cross. This book was heart stopping with the secrets, mysteries and what not. I wish the stepbrother caused more havoc, that would've been epic LOL. I guess he'll just remain a shadow now that he's gone

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    1. It was hard not to compare the first book. But I am glad this book became more of its own. I wish the step brother caused more too. By the time we knew he was around he was already gone.

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  4. I've been contemplating reading this one after my Fifty Shades experience even though it doesn't fall in within my usual genres. I think I probably will, I'm just not in a hurry so I won't bump it up my list. Thanks!

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    1. The longer you wait they less likely you'll probably compare the two. I only had like a month or two between these books so it was easy for me to see all the similarities.

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  5. Hmm. Maybe I should try this one eventually. I'll have to add it to my maybe tbr list.

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    1. I keep them on the maybe pile. I am not sure if you'll get passed the first book. You will probably compare the hell out of it to 50.

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