Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel (Paperback)
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DescriptionEva and Gideon return in `Reflected in You`, the second novel in the erotic romance `Crossfire` series, following on from `Bared to You` - this is the perfect read for those who loved `Fifty Shades of Grey`, `Fifty Shades Darker` and `Fifty Shades Freed` by E.L. James. 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...Intensely romantic, darkly sensual and completely addictive, Sylvia Day's `Reflected in You` will take you to the very limits of obsession - and beyond. `If I were to recommend any book today to readers who enjoyed `Fifty Shades of Grey`...[this] would be the first one I would offer...It is full of emotional angst, scorching love scenes, and a compelling story line. ` (`Dear Author`). `Far sexier than `Fifty Shades of Grey`...this is an erotic romance that should not be missed.` (`Romance Novel News`). `I became so attached to Eva and Gideon that I actually hurt for them. I shared their pain and their joy as they fought to keep each other.` (`Joyfully Reviewed`). `A well written and sexually charged romance with characters who have real depth ...it's what `Fifty Shades of Grey` should have been.` (`The Book Pushers`). Sylvia Day is the `New York Times` and `USA Today` bestselling author of over a dozen novels written across multiple sub-genres - contemporary, fantasy, historical, futuristic, science fiction, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy - under multiple pen names: three! A wife and mother of two, she is a former Russian linguist for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. The first novel in the `Crossfire` series, `Bared to You`, is also published by Penguin.
- Published: 25 October 2012
- Format: Paperback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781405910255 ISBN 10: 1405910259
- Sales rank: 644
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Reviews for Reflected in You
- Top review
I read both instalments of the Crossfire series and loved them both! Now I'm counting the days on the publication of book #3!!!
Though it is an easy read and impossible to put down, the story is meaningful, and you feel part of their love and suffering.
5 stars for Sylvia Day!!! by Sonia
So far I have been disappointed in the titles rushed to publication on the coat tails of Fifty Shades of Grey incredible success and I confess that I expected I would read a few pages of Reflected in You and then set it aside. Instead I was surprised to find myself caught up in the relationship between Eva and Gideon as they try to build a life together. While their mutual attraction is never in doubt, Eva and Gideon are finding that reconciling their emotional needs is much more difficult.
There isn't nearly as much sex as I expected in Reflected In You, instead the focus is on the couple's attempts to connect in ways that are not exclusively sexual and establish trust and honesty in their relationship. As both Eva and Gideon have major issues stemming from the abuse they endured as children neither trusts easily and true intimacy is something they need to work at developing. Unfortunately their pasts seem intent on sabotaging their attempts with Gideon's scheming ex lover causing trouble and Eva's abuser making a shocking reappearance.
While the relationship between Eva and Gideon is not exactly healthy, clouded as it is by lust and obsession, it's a surprisingly equal partnership. I had expected more of a master/slave scenario both sexually and in their everyday interactions but that was not the case.
Perhaps what I found most surprising about Reflected In You was the quality of writing, Day's experience as an accomplished author is evident. There is a lot of angst, contrived misunderstandings and melodrama but there is also a genuine portrayal of passion, affection and intimacy.
I haven't read Bared to You, the first installment in the Crossfire trilogy, so I came into this storyline without any knowledge of the characters but I found this didn't really matter. Reflected in You is a surprisingly engaging read and I think that readers who have been reluctant to embrace the mainstream erotica trend should sample the Crosssfire series before dismissing the entire genre. by Shelley Cusbert