Review: Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

Title:  Reflected in You
Author:  Sylvia Day
Series:  Crossfire, #2
Publisher:  Berkley
Release Date:  October 23, 2012
Pages:  338

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...

His teeth sank into my lower lip with enough force to hurt.“You think you can say a few words and end us? Th ere is no end, Eva.”

REFLECTED IN YOU was absolutely and utterly molded into PERFECTION! Crossfire will forever be an absolute favorite erotica romance series of mine! I just cannot get enough of Gideon and Eva! They blow me away each and every time! I tried to hold off reading this a lot, because I wanted it to last, and that didn't work out so well for me! I just keep devouring these books!

“Baby girl,” he drawled. “I want to sympathize, I do, but the love triangle thing is just too delicious. The determined rock star and the possessive billionaire. Rawr. ”

REFLECTED IN YOU does pick up right after Bared to You. Eva and Gideon are working hard on their relationship because they desperately want it to work and they know it is just impossible for them to live without each other. REFLECTED IN YOU was very emotionally draining. These two face problems with jealously, trust issues, possessiveness and the combination of the three are tearing them apart!

I couldn't imagine that I'd ever fall in love again like I had with Gideon. For better or worse, he was my soul mate. The other half of me. In many ways, he was my reflection.

Eva wants to know about Gideon's past. She makes no secret of wanting to know as do all of us. And it's at a point where she just has to know. I think it's more that she wants him to trust her with him telling her and Eva also gets a lot of insecurities in REFLECTED IN YOU, especially with Ms. Corinne Giroux. Eva really freaks out in this book and it really makes me mourn for her, but I am proud of her by the time the end of the novel nears. She has made huge improvements with her relationship with Gideon,

“Angel.” His lips brushed over my shoulder blade, his hands releasing my wrists to slide beneath me and cup my full, heavy breasts. “My stubborn, beautiful angel. Finally, we get to the truth.”

Oh, man. Gideon. I must say from the beginning until the end of REFLECTED IN YOU I had huge feelings of disappointment for Gideon. By the end of the novel, you get the reasons and it all comes down to Gideon protecting Eva and it makes my heart burn for him and pray by the end of this he gets the happy ending he deserves, but in the middle I was very disappointed with him. With the crazy possessiveness, and being cold, and knowing all these secrets he is keeping from Eva is hurting her and not telling her anything. Yes! A lot of this bothered me, but like I said, by the end, you tell yourself, "how could I have ever had thoughts of disappointment for my Gideon?"

I’m still going to go crazy until you get home. If that means you’re driven a little crazy with my safety pre-cautions, isn’t that part of the give-and-take?” I growled. “How do you make something unreasonable sound reasonable?” “It’s a gift.”

REFLECTED IN YOU was freaking crazy with the relationship drama and wow! By the end of this book, Eva and Gideon are really more trusting of each other and seem much happier because of the trust and the silly insecurities are now gone and the possessiveness? Ha! That will never be gone! They wanna possess the hell out of each other! The ending is jaw dropping and totally had one of those OMFG moments attached to it! PURE LOVE! I am really looking forward to the third book in this amazing erotica romance series, Entwined with You, which thankfully will be out this December!


  1. I just skimmed your review because I haven’t read this one yet. I just d/l’d the aubiobook last week. Glad to hear that it’s just as good as I’ve been hoping!

  2. I not once doubted my Gideon’s intentions. It was the lack of trust and the utter, whiny, selfish, impatient, and jealous actions of Eva that drove me up the wall. I do understand her need to know Gideon’s past, and Ill admit he shouldnt have pulled away, but had she not given him everything of herself she wouldnt have felt so vulnerable. When you love someone, and want to possess them as well as be possessed BY THEM, its very difficult NOT to give yourself completely, but a little self control wpuld of been nice on her part. Plus the whole jealousy thing, unnecessary, especially because if she doesnt trust Gideon, why the hell be with him in the first place? Damn right the sex is HOT, but that will never make up for the big empty whole you feel inside when someone you love is so distant from you. Grrr! I loved that ending too, btw i cried lol