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know what I have in me and still want me as much as I want you Chapter 2Just before I exited the elevator into the vestibule of . Reflected in You Sylvia Day BBERKLEY BOOKS, NEW YORK; 3. This is a work of fiction. Get news about Romance books, authors, and more. Gideon and Eva have now solidified their place in my list of favorite couples.”—Fiction Vixen. More Praise for Sylvia Day and the Crossfire series. Reflected in You (Indonesian Edition) [Sylvia Day] on soundofheaven.info *FREE* shipping on Entwined with You (Crossfire, Book 3) by Sylvia Day Paperback $ In Stock. # in Literature & Fiction (Books). Would you like to tell us.
I hate how big of an asshole you are, I hate how you've treated Eva. So here I begin my rant. The sex is, simply put, amazing. Once again, I love the visuals my mind conjured up. Their relationship is one that is not easily remedied; it makes for a compelling, but somewhat frustrating read. I have to stick around and finish this review.
I craved him constantly, so deeply it was a physical ache. What Ifelt was lust, but it was also so much more. But it had never been anissue with Gideon. He knew what I needed and how much I could take. The sudden flash of his grin stopped my heart.
Confronted with that breathtaking face framed by that lustrous dark hair, I felt my kneesweaken just a little. He was so polished and urbane except for the decadent length of thosesilky strands. He nuzzled his nose against mine. Tellme what you were thinking about when I was on the phone. Ineed to get over it already. He was outrageously gifted in bed. And he knew it. I was completely seduced by the smoldering look in hiseyes, the provocative tone of his voice, the heat of his body, and the mouthwatering scent ofhis skin.
He was my drug, and I had no desire to kick the habit. With a soft groan, he sealed his chiseled mouth over mine, stealing away thoughts of whattime it was with a lush, deep kiss. I pushed my fingers into his hair to hold him still and kissed him back, my tongue slidingalong his, stroking.
Less than a month. His arms banded around me and tightened possessively. As big of a kick as I got out of Gideon in a three-piecesuit, I much preferred him stripped to the skin.
My mother was on her third marriage, and all of herspouses were successful, wealthy moguls of one kind or another. I knew the price for ambitionwas very late hours.
Pack cool and light. Instead of risking my shot at coffee, I postponed arguing and continued on tothe kitchen. Decorated in dark woods and neutral fabrics, theluxurious space was brightened by jeweled accents. As much as his place screamed money, itmanaged to remain warm and welcoming, a comfortable place to relax and feel pampered.
When I reached the kitchen, I wasted no time in shoving a travel mug under the one-cupcoffeemaker. Gideon joined me with his jacket draped over one arm and his cell phone in hishand. I put another portable mug under the spout for him before I went to the fridge for somehalf-and-half. Exhaling in a rush, I added half-and-half to my coffee. Lie around naked,waiting for you to finish work and fuck me?
We talked about this. I put the carton back in the fridge and absorbed the sensation of being drawn to himinexorably by the force of his will. When he chose to,Gideon could make me feel his demands. And it was very, very difficult to ignore the part of methat begged to give him whatever he wanted. We both had hang-ups, insecurities, and an addiction to each other that required regular contact to keep usfunctioning properly.
I hated being apart from him. I rarely went more than a couple of hourswithout thinking of him. I was unsettled at the thought ofgoing the entire weekend without him. Worse, I hated the thought of him spending thatamount of time away from me. Resting his hip against the counter, he crossed his ankles and stubbornly settled in.
So mercurial—like me. Bring Cary with us if youhave to. My former stepbrother. The livingnightmare from my past that Gideon seemed to fear might reappear in my present. The shield of anonymity that hadprotected me for years had been shattered by our highly public relationship. He was a man who claimed his possessions utterly, fought off hiscompetitors with ruthless precision, and would never allow any harm to come to me.
I was his Gideon glanced at his watch. He was an older gentleman, with a liberalsprinkling of white in his red hair. Even as I thought this, Angus slid deftly intothe sea of taxis and cars on the street.
The blaring of horns and the thud oftires over a manhole cover invigorated me. Rapid-moving streams of pedestrians flanked bothsides of the clogged street, while buildings stretched ambitiously toward the sky, keeping us inshadow even as the sun climbed. God, I seriously loved New York. I took the time every day to absorb it, to try to draw it intome.
Maybe a quick trip to Vegas? He knows. But this is a relationship, Gideon. Long enough forhis brow to arch over those piercing blue eyes in a look that said take it or leave it.
My past had vicious skeletons, and dating Gideon hadput me in a media spotlight that could bring Nathan Barker right to my door. Plus, controlling everything around him was just part of who Gideon was. It came with thepackage and I had to make accommodations for that. You can take your pick. Then I climbed into his lap, straddling him. I draped my arms around hisshoulders. It means a lot to me. I wanted youimmediately. Almost violently.
For me. You werelooking up at the building and I pictured you on your knees, looking up at me that same way. A little awe. In that minute, I had a half dozenfantasies about what I was going to do to you when I got you naked. Screaming, sheet-clawing sex. Sawwhat I am. You saw right through me. I had seen power andhunger and control and demand.
In so many ways, Gideon was a hard man, yet he could be sosweet to me. Almost childishly so, which I loved because it was pure and uncontrolled. You were so. As if I were precious. When he pulled back, we were both breathing hard. I felt the Bentley pull over and to a halt. Angus got out of the car to give us privacy, leavingthe engine and air-conditioning running.
I looked out the window and saw the Crossfire besideus. He took a deepbreath. Jealousy was one of my virulent flaws. My God. My heart rate quickened and my stomach churned. I hated her irrationally. I started sliding off him. So did the look of confusion on his face whenI met his gaze.
I was unique to him; a woman apart from his others in every way. I wished thatcould be enough to kill my jealousy. Petersen when we see him tonight. Or that I scared you away.
He broke my heart every day. Shattered me. You know that. Just like myfeelings for him. Two days is my limit. His wealth insulated him, gave him the power and controlthat had been stolen from him at some point in his life. That he would consider it worthwhile to lose his peace of mind just to keep me meantmore than the words I love you. Planning on pacifyingme with sex, angel? After all, the tactic seems to work well for you.
A delicious shiver moved through me. When it came to Gideon, I was more than willing tobe devoured. The Crossfire was his, one of many properties he owned throughout the city,including the apartment complex I lived in.
I tried not to pay attention to that. My mom was a career trophy wife. Not that I ever touched it. Megumi, the receptionist, buzzed me through the glass security door and greeted me witha big smile. She was a pretty woman, young like me, with a stylish bob of glossy black hairframing stunning Asian features. As much as I loved Cary and enjoyed spendingtime with him, I needed girlfriends, too. Female friends would give it to me straight when I needed it, and I was going to haveto cultivate those friendships if I wanted them.
Setting off, I headed down the long hallway to my cubicle. When I reached my desk, I putmy bag and purse in the bottom drawer, keeping my smartphone out so I could silence it. Ifound a text from Cary: No woman wanted to come home to a sexual clusterfuck inprogress on her living room floor.
Especially not while in the middle of a fight with her newboyfriend. I texted back, Block off the wknd 4 me if u can. There was a long pause and I imagined him absorbing my request. Damn, he texted backfinally. Must be some ass kicking u have planned.
Butmostly I thought Cary and I needed to spend some quality downtime together. It was a new town for us, new apartment, new jobs and experiences,new boyfriends for both of us.
We really needed tomake the time. Up for a trip to Vegas? Just u and me? Fuck yeah! As I silenced my phone and put it away, my gaze passed briefly overthe two collage photo frames next to my monitor—one filled with photos of both of my parentsand one of Cary, and the other filled with photos of me and Gideon. Gideon had put the lattercollection together himself, wanting me to have a reminder of him just like the reminder he hadof me on his desk.
As if I needed it. I loved having those images of the people I loved close by: That million-dollar face was starting to pop up inmagazines everywhere and soon would grace billboards and bus stops advertising Grey Islesclothing. He hadgleaming dark skin, a trim goatee, and soft brown eyes. We worked well together, and Ihoped that would be the case for a long time to come. I took a cautious sip, since it was hot, then coughed over the unexpected—andunwelcome—flavor.
Since it was time for my break, I started an Internet search for Dr. Are you nuts? Figured we could sip mojitos by the pool and live off room service for acouple days. His plane, his hotel. I think we need it. He wants to fly out by eight tomorrow night. Want me to put a bag together for you, too? He hadserious talent when it came to clothes.
He was an expert at self-sabotage,never truly believing he was worthy of happiness. As I returned my attention to work, the Google search on my monitor reminded me of myinterest in Dr.
Terry Lucas. A few articles about him had been posted on the Web, completewith pictures that cemented the verification. Forty-five years of age. Married for twenty years. I exhaled my relief when I saw that Mrs. Lucas was a pale-skinned woman withshort, bright red hair.
But that left me with more questions. Weknew some of the basic cohabitation stuff about each other after spending so many nightssleeping over at our respective apartments. We were together because we were addicted to each other. I was never as intoxicated asI was when we were happy together, and I knew it was the same for him. We were puttingourselves through the wringer for those moments of perfection between us, but they were sotenuous that only our stubbornness, determination, and love kept us fighting for them.
Enough with making yourself crazy. Monica Tramell Barker Mitchell Stanton was very, very good at being a trophy wife. Sheknew precisely what was expected of her and delivered without fail. My right tosay no was my most valued possession. Minimizing my e-mail window, I pushed my personal life aside and went back to searchingfor market comparisons on fruity coffee. I coordinated some initial meetings between thestrategists and Mark and helped Mark with brainstorming a campaign for a gluten-freerestaurant.
Noon approached and I was starting to feel seriously hungry when my phone rang. Ianswered with my usual greeting. Do you have a minute? I could hear a bit of what was being said between her and Gideonduring dinner. Magdalene knew just how to exploitmy insecurities about Gideon. I just want you to know that he seemed to be thinking about you, trying to keepCorinne from upsetting you. I owe you one, Eva, for the way I introduced myself. Yeah, she owed me for when she ambushed me in the bathroomwith her catty jealous bullshit.
Not that I bought it as her sole motivation. Maybe I was just thelesser of two evils. Maybe she was keeping her enemies close. Thank you. Gideon always came after me. Whensomething threatened my stability, I ditched it. They gotbored or they wanted his attention or some kind of grand gesture. So they walked away andexpected him to come after them. You know what he did? A man who never spent social time with womenhe slept with and never slept with women he associated with socially.
Corinne and I were the He seemed. My eyes closed as I mentally kicked myself. I had to stop running. Gideon and I were both going to have to stand and fight for this, forus, if we were going to have any hope of making our relationship work. Magdalene exhaled in a rush. Ourmothers are best friends. He has to work at it with you. Iwas abruptly overwhelmed by feelings of greed and possession. And the thought of any other womanhaving him made me insane.
I pulled open my bottom drawer and dug my smartphone out of my purse. Driven by theneed to have him thinking as fiercely about me, I texted him about my sudden desperatehunger to devour him whole: Just thinking about how he looked when I took him in my mouth.
Since it was noon, I closed all the windows on my computer and headed outto reception to find Megumi. I coughed because her question came so soon after my text. Your choice. Do you trust the person setting you up? Negative Number 3: Gideon was a controlling jackass. Alpha is fine. Protective is fine.
Controlling is not fine. I didn't think Eva's counter-reacting was enough of a get-out-of-jail-free card for his behavior. Her little games with Gideon to prove that she knew what he was up to were just that - games.
Negative Number 4: The story could have been stronger overall. It equals "hell yeah, that was an enjoyable chapter 3, 7, 14, and 29" I don't actually recall which chapters had the hot sex, but you get my point. I hated that we didn't really get to start learning more about why our characters needed therapy and healing until the end of the book. I could have used a few more breadcrumbs of substance to balance out all of the extreme obsessing and jealousy issues.
Just a few! I managed to point out my negatives without turning this review into a hate-filled rant. Overall, the book was alright with a few glaring issues.
I do find myself more invested than I was with book 1 which felt like a better-written version of Fifty and left me underwhelmed , so I'll probably give book 3 a shot. So, I managed to snag a small portion of my commentary from the original review. I couldn't bear to send it all to the void.
Here you go: I'm a little alarmed over the "new" romance standard that's crept in over the past year or so. Oh, who are we kidding? This hasn't been a creep The first few "extreme drama" books that I read were fun before it got old, fast. When the trend started, the style was new and different - it quickly became the kind of story which made us raise an eyebrow and excitedly start comparing notes with our friends about what the hell was going on.
Now it's just turned into a free-for-all of storytelling which has become prone to an over-saturation of carnal obsession and unwise decisions. What happened to smart characters and engaging stories? How are we falling for this recurring story of ultimate dominance wrapped up in a smooth-talking, panty-dropping package? Do the 'golden' attributes of wealth and sex appeal give a person license to be a total controlling jackass?
Are trust, honesty and good character no longer valued qualities for the contemporary woman? You can chew on that and spit it out if you want. My opinion does not reflect the general population. Most people love these books. What can I say? I did rate this one higher than the first, so something must be growing on me. This book was provided from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Although Gideon knows everything about Eva, this one does not manage to open up and let himself be known, when things get difficult, he tries to silence him with sex and it works for him.
In addition to this they will have to face more Gideon's ex-lover and many other situations of the past that will cause that they split apart. View all 4 comments. May 04, Morgan rated it really liked it Shelves: Honestly, the beginning of this novel drove me crazy. It reminded me of the Fifty Shades trilogy by E. In addition, Eva was a whinny pushover and Gideon was a silent, selfish bastard. Their relationship was basically at a standstill for the first half of this novel.
They avoided all of their problems and used sex as a replacement for talking, a way to avoid the real issues, and a way to deal with arguments. I felt like the characters and their relationship were going nowhere. I just wanted to scream at the characters, especially Gideon. Eva said it best when she said, "I get two answers from him: Trust me and wait. It was like BAM!
Eva picked herself up off of the floor, grew a pair, and showed everyone that she wasn't a weak, whinny plaything after all. I really admired her attitude and, quite frankly, her audacity. Gideon, unfortunately, remained silent. The story line also became a lot more intense and exciting.
And, I absolutely loved the way this book ended. The big speech at the end, given by someone who is not a main character, was hands down the best part of this book. The wheels were turning in my mind the whole time they were talking and everything clicked into place.
It wrapped up this book nicely. Gideon and Eva made some progress in this novel. There is still a whole lot for them to work through and I'm very curious to see how this series concludes. Again, the beginning of this novel really reminded me of Fifty Shades, but I will say this, the author did a great job of moving away from Fifty Shades at the end of this novel. I think the conflict and the dramatic ending really made this book stand apart.
Day is an extremely talented author. I strongly recommend this series to adults who like domineering men, wounded characters, and emotional roller coasters.
Since I have finished reading Bared to You, I have noticed the "alternate" Bared to You book cover and the Reflected in You book cover - both covers, in my opinion, are Fifty Shades knock offs. To be frank, I am really mad about this. I know Fifty Shades isn't "my" series so I don't have any right to get mad over this The characters, plot, etc.
Wasn't that enough? Am I overreacting? Does this bother anyone else? View all 66 comments. Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance 4. Just when you think their troubles are behind them, think again! I found myself wondering where this was going, and willing th Review posted at: I found myself wondering where this was going, and willing the story to move forward, but Sylvia Day was weaving a tale that was very unexpected; a delightful intriguing surprise!
How it was revealed; painstakingly slow… made for some intense heart-pounding moments. I knew something was coming, but I was never quite sure what it was.
The author has the reader suffering along with the characters…and she does a damn good job of it! It borders on desperation and obsession… correction they ARE are desperately obsessed with one another! Only they can understand, give to each other, what is necessary to heal the pain of the past, but yet I have to wonder if they are only hurting each other more. At times they are sweet and loving, but at a moments notice, that love, insane desire, lust, becomes gritty and raw.
You are brought to the edge…each and every time! Warning…do not read this in public!! Her insane jealousy clouds her thinking and has her actions bordering on stupid. However, she defies him in her quest to find out the truth, takes no prisoners, when she rolls over everyone to get answers. He is a contradiction; a powerful confident entrepreneur, yet when it comes to Eva, he is easily shattered.
She is the only one who he reveals his vulnerability too. Their relationship is one that is not easily remedied; it makes for a compelling, but somewhat frustrating read. My only complaint would be the constant reference to the blessedly endowed Gideon. While I wouldn't deem the ending a cliff-hanger, so many questions remained unanswered and new ones have come to the forefront view spoiler [.
Some ghosts of the past have met their due, but so many have yet to be slayed. She has written a sensual, captivating, powerful second installment in her Crossfire series.
It is sure to please readers, leave them breathless, and have them eagerly waiting for more!! Sep 22, Jill rated it really liked it Shelves: Totally bared. Our pleasure reflected in each other. Gideon Cross and Eva Tramell, together for less than a month, both seriously broken, are trying to build a relationship. This is the highly anticipated sequel to Bared to You following on the next morning where the first book left off.
This is in my opinion a more polished and professional book than Bared to You. A fairly impressive installment. And I'm surprised that I liked it as much as I did. The relationship, the characters, the childhood s Totally bared.
The relationship, the characters, the childhood sexual abuse, etc read much more believably. Even Cross's business success which I had a really hard time believing in the first book for a twenty-eight year old has been given an explanation, and though not completely plausible I did buy it, making me smile.
In Bared to You Gideon and Eva's relationship, based initially on a strong sexual attraction, didn't seem to move on from there. But this time around, it's much more. There is plenty of sex, although not quite as much as I'd imagined there would be. But in my opinion, it all worked much better.
Even though Eva and Gideon manage to connect successfully through sex, the other parts of their relationship are still tumultuous. However, the added dimension of some suspense and a bit of intrigue to the storyline, lifted it above being simply focused on their sexual and emotional ups and downs. The second half of the book was totally engrossing. Now Gideon at last reveals some secrets about his childhood abuse. Cary, Eva's friend has a major problem to deal with.
Eva has part of her past come back to haunt her, with Gideon becoming involved. And Gideon makes an unexpected confession. This was a far better read for me than Bared to You , ironing out some of the problems that really bugged me about the first book. The constant references to how Cross smelled. The overwhelming number of beautiful people.
The inconsistencies in characterisation. The plot holes. Though this is not without some faults. Both Gideon and Eva are way too needy. Their relationship though passionate and consuming, is also obsessive and unhealthy.
Eva's insecurities and Gideon's possessiveness makes for an angsty, emotional read, but they also come across as somewhat weak and immature. The first half seemed to concentrate on this and stalled the pacing. The second half is where this book really came together. Reflected in You is a superior story to the first book and a surprisingly absorbing read. I had no intention of reading this sequel but I'm glad I did. This was a more mature, developed storyline, the writing, plot and characterisations more consistent, subtle and realistic.
In all, Reflected in You is entertaining, intriguing and well worth reading. View all 57 comments. It really reminded me of that popular rock song Whew, my head is still spinning from reading this book! The headliners of this show, Gideon and Eva, start off as two seriously fucked-up head-cases who believe sex can solve all problems, and who appear to thrive on angst, jealousy, anger, fear, and control.
Sex, on the other hand, apparently solves everything. When I first read that this series was going to be stretched into three books instead of the originally intended two, I immediately had some concerns.
Unfortunately, I think that is what most of the first half of the book contained: It felt as if they were still back at the beginning and making no progress whatsoever.
It was scene after scene of them stuck in a repetitive cycle of jealousy, anger, hurt and then makeup sex. I enjoyed the hot make up sex, and loved how devoted Gideon was to Eva, but watching these two fight over and over without making any progress got old quickly.
I was ready for the story to move on. Fortunately, the ending solved that and even shined some light on why Gideon kept so many secrets. We also learn more about his abuse story, so be prepared for an emotional jerker when it comes. I loved the ending, and it now feels as if the series is well back on track. And best of all, I loved the Gideon and Eva we see toward the end. Just maybe fingers crossed!
Eva feels threatened and very jealous, which calls into question her trust of Gideon. The fighting and arguing between Gideon and Eva felt non-stop.
Even when they were together and having sex — they were still fighting!! And while he hates the constant fighting, he will only play this by his rules. It was frustrating! I found myself yelling at Gideon over and over! This plot device felt overly contrived too. It was just more drama and head-games that could have easily been prevented.
They cannot have sex enough, and he needs to know where she is and who she is with at every moment they are apart.
He continues to spy on her, have her followed, and disrespects her privacy — all in the name of loving and protecting her.
In fact, he professes his ardent desire for her every time they are together, which may re-assure her but oddly it made up far too much of their typical conversations. They spend time visiting Dr. Petersen, a therapist, but make little progress.
They are still both dealing with nightmares and significant issues form their childhood abuse. He has his own storyline, and I am routing for an HEA for him too. The sex scenes were plentiful, and some seriously hot. When things went wrong and it did often! And while I enjoyed all of the hot sex scenes, the lack of relationship building was off-putting for me, despite how much it fit with their personalities.
The ending of this one made up for much of my issues I had early in the book, and even renewed my belief that Gideon and Eva are meant for each other. I have great hope for Gideon and Eva now!
I would love to see more of the Gideon and Eva we saw toward the end of this book. As the lyrics say "Head games, and I can't take it anymore". My thoughts exactly. View all 40 comments. Jun 02, Cathy Pratt rated it it was amazing.
This is My very first long review. I really don't expect it to be good but I will try my best. I am combining two books in a five book series written by Sylvia Day. First let me say this: Sylvia Day is an extraordinary writer. At least I think she is. A lot of you may disagree with me and that is fine.
Everyone has their own favorite authors for every genre. Sylvia Day is what I call an " Erotica Specialist", yes erotica is is a romance with explicit sex. The way she writes, she can put erotica This is My very first long review. The way she writes, she can put erotica in thrillers if she wanted to.
I have never heard or seen erotica thrillers. Oh, that would be a great challenge for an author like her.. Anyway, she has put erotica in shifter and historical romances. Now on to the books I want to review. Bared to You is the first in the Crossfire series.
Eva Tramell, the main character or heroine in the two books, moved to New York City with a bisexual roommate, Cary Taylor, both from Southern California. She found a job at an advertising agency in the Crossfire building. She is also a workout fanatic, so she decided to walk to the building.
When she arrived she bumps into Gideon Cross, he owns and works in the Crossfire building. Lo, and behold, love at first sight You know what?? I think I will stop talking about the storyline and just state my opinions. Everyone can pick up a book and read it. The storyline is repetitive, but good. Some of you may not get their feelings unless you have experienced childhood sexual abuse. The sex scenes are not and steamy but can be a little different with different positions and different ways and so on and so forth.
To me it has very little dom. James' books. Billionaire, most definitely but the dom No, I don't see to much in the two books. I want to finish reading this series before I can say how much dominance there actually is and get more information before I can really get into a review.
This is just two books. Very good books but very repetitive. Isn't that what erotica is?? Repeated sex scenes?? A very special I am thank you goes out to my "GR daughter" , Britney for helping me by encouraging me to do this review. View all 34 comments. Spoiler Free Review 3. Adult Romance Erotica "You know what happens when you run, angel. Reflected in you has Gideon and Eva trying to move forward in a relationship that seems impossible for them to uphold. Their passion for one another is like a Tornado.
A Tornado that is un Spoiler Free Review 3. A Tornado that is unstoppable and can change it's course at any given time. It can never be predicted, and that's exactly how their relationship felt. Chaotic, it could go from zero to sixty in a nano second. I found their love to be desperate, extremely intense and possibly reckless. Yet they fought for it with every breath that escapes their lungs. Thoughts I.. Wait, let me start over. You know the one I'm talking about. The one that leaves you all discombobulated after you get off!
Not enough we're together now "happy happy joy joy. I liked that!! A lot!! I'm sure I missed a few I love you and hot sex moments but you get the gist of it. And I found myself wanting to choke Gideon. But he still grated my nerves. I have a true love-hate relationship with this book. Some parts I loved and some I did not. This book gets 3. So the mystery was gone for me. Couple that with the shaky relationship they had and it made the book hard for me to enjoy.
I will continue with the series and I am very interested for what Sylvia Day plans to do in book 3. Do I recommend it? Now go forth and read.
Then come tell us about it on Goodreads! Aug 06, Charisse rated it really liked it. Just finished book one and I seriously cannot wait until October!
Gideon and Eva are perfection. View 2 comments. The other half of me. Reflected in You begins right where the first installment, Bared To You left us. Eva and Gideon are still struggling with the demons left over from a hor 4. Eva and Gideon are still struggling with the demons left over from a horrific childhood of sexual abuse.
They both have insecurities and neither know how to have a relationship. For Eva, Gideon Cross was her drug of choice He was her every desire. For Gideon, Eva was his addiction too His obsessive and insatiable raw need for me, which reflected the depth of my need for him! And a revelation that shocked me! I loved it! For this reader, Sylvia Day has knocked it out of the ball park when it comes to these installment series! I can hardly wait until December and get the conclusion, Entwined With You.
View all 38 comments. Apr 18, Spoiler Whore-Momoa rated it it was amazing Shelves: If ya loved Bared to You then you'll love this story. If you're not a fan then get gone. Reflected in You is appropriately named for Gideon and Eva. Once again, I love the visuals my mind conjured up. Day writes awesome sensuality and smokin' sex scenes She takes us to another level in their relationship whether it was good or bad, I enjoyed the ride. Other characters new and old come into play and maybe we can get side stories on them.
Gideon woke up ready to conquer the world, and liked to start that domination with me. He was my drug, and I had no desire to kick the habit.
Even for a minute. His free hand slid slowly up his ridged abdomen and squeezed his pectoral, making me jealous.
Fuck Yeah! I effin loved it! View all 24 comments. Apr 18, Shelly Bell rated it it was amazing Shelves: What an amazing book! I've had nervous knots in my stomach and have bitten down all my nails over the last three hours. What a fabulous second book! Can't wait for the final book. These books have been compared to Fifty Shades, but they are one thousand times better than those books.
You still get the sexy screwed-up billionaire alpha male who comes off as so controlling it borders on stalking. However, the heroine is no meek child. Eva is just as screwed-up as Gideon and she's also wealthy. These books are about two damaged people who enter a dysfunctional relationship and work as hard as they can to make it a functional one.
The first book set up their story and this book was more about Eva's past history. The story was beautiful as sacrifices are made and they love each other unconditionally. I haven't stopped thinking about the book since I read it a few days ago and I'm even thinking of re-reading it. For those fans of Fifty Shades, this is a do not miss. Once you read the first two in this series, the author has several historical romances and paranormal romances with spice to hold you over until the final book in this trilogy.
Jun 13, Sara rated it did not like it Shelves: I am going to review this within 30 minutes of finishing it because honestly, I cannot spend anymore time with this book. I apologize, for this is going to be a bit of a rant. Not my normal forte but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. But this book just fell flat.
As flat as my forehead is from banging my head against the desk, wall and Nook while reading it. I thoug I am going to review this within 30 minutes of finishing it because honestly, I cannot spend anymore time with this book.
I thought that maybe in their four week was it only four weeks? There was so much drama, so much running away, coming back, and running away again that my head hurt and not from the head banging. I couldn't focus on who Gideon and Eva were as separate characters and certainly could not connect with them as a couple.
I felt like something was seriously missing. What was I missing? Oh, the five days it took to read the book! Sex in a book, sex that I know the author is great at writing to create some serious steam that I need to bring a towelette to wipe off my Nook should NEVER be confusing.
From the shower scene, the mile high scene, the OH SO uncomfortable ride in the limo to the beach view spoiler [Um was that premature ejaculation from an Alpha Male? I am so confused! I never felt that welcome tingle and need to rush home or wake up my husband. Don't get me started on Gideon and his creepy behavior. I love a good Alpha Male but there is a line that is crossed in this book, not Crossfire but plain crossed.
No is no, unless you have me collared and I have agreed to be your slave I don't need to safe out to get you to stop. Safe-word or not, if you care for someone and they say get off then get off.
Oh, does the man own ALL of Manhattan? Did they give him a key to the city? Should we rename it the land of Gideon? Having wealth and power is one thing but they way he goes about it is not attractive at all. Eva did show some signs of a back bone but always ran back to Gideon. I get love, I get loyalty and devotion but there is so much co-dependency between these two it made me sick. They need a new therapist or at least listen to the one they sit in front of. I had high hopes for this book I really did.
The feel to it was so off and I don't know if it was how Bared was self published that made it different or that this just was not the book for me. View all 76 comments. Reflected in you book 2. Find another way to fix us. Follow them through sky-high ups and rock-bottom lows as their relationship is tested with demons from their pasts, envy, jealousy, secrets and lies. Yet their biggest obstacles will always come from within. Books in the Crossfire series must be read in order: Book 1: Bared to You Book 2: Reflected in You Book 3: Entwined with You Book 4: Captivated by You Book 5: One with You Reflected in you book 2 picks up right at the ending of book 1.
It follows Gideon and Eva in their budding romance, as their love is tested over and over. They have so many obstacles to overcome, both from within due to their damaged pasts and from the outside with villains and more. In this story Sylvia took a risk with the direction. I am content with the unfolding events, which will remain partly unresolved through the next-coming books. Again no cliff-hanger ending, instead it leads you right to book 3. Gideon Cross is my ultimate hero.
His combination of larger-than life personality and uncanny good looks; enigmatic and elusive; intense and in-control; broken and flawed; ruthless and unyielding, yet when it came to his Eva vulnerable, relentless and human. Unforgettable, intense, ruthless, enigmatic, dominant and captivating. Like it or not, but Eva Tramell is everything Gideon needed. Five words to describe Eva: Endearing, needy, tenacious, smart and fragile. In my humble opinion likely to become one of the best love stories of all times!
Would I re-read this series: Would I read future books by this author: View all 30 comments. Damn books that make you feel like a yo-yo. It's so addictive.
And damn you Gideon Cross. I've fallen for you yet I don't know why. I hate how big of an asshole you are, I hate how you've treated Eva. I understand this installment, but I have many questions. All beginning with Corrine.
Again this is an old book, I'm behind the times here. Review will be short and simple. I'm loving this series, one i'd so recommend to you if you haven't read it yet.
The characters are so well b Damn books that make you feel like a yo-yo. The characters are so well built. I'm riding this journey right along with them. I have no time for more, I have to read on!! View all 25 comments. May 29, Debbie rated it it was amazing Shelves: My Kindle was nearly glued to my face while reading this book and I could not put it down from the moment I started.
Like Gideon Cross, I went hard and fast with this book and needed to read it like I need air to breathe. It needed to be nurtured in order to thrive and grow. Eva and Gideon are working on establishing the foundations of their relationship and in order to do that they must tackle their individual histories plus deal with bouts of jealousy, possessiveness, and insecurities. The emotional highs and lows in this book made me want to reach for that bottle of TUMS and start popping them like Tic-Tacs.
In essence, Eva and Gideon are two people who have no business in being in a relationship, especially with each other. But even when there are so many odds against them, Eva and Gideon fight tooth and nail to hold on to a love and relationship they're addicted to and desperately need.
A core strength and command that masked everything Gideon did in life. Some say that two wrongs don't make a right but in Eva and Gideons case, they absolutely do. Yes, their relationship is dysfunctional and stressful but their undying love for each other is undeniable. As flawed as they are, their union only makes sense and honestly there aren't many people in the world who would be able to put up with all of their issues.
As per the usual, Eva played the jealous and feisty girlfriend which only made me like her more. I give her props for wanting to claim her man and I really admired her for having balls of steel for confronting Gideon's mother, Corinne and Dr.
As for Gideon He's protective, commanding, and over-bearing as ever and the depths he will go to for Eva will leave some of you quite shocked. Without giving away any spoilers, I was schoked to find out Sylvia Day took the path that she did with Gideon.
I had my feelings about it and wouldn't have doubted it but hot damn, Miss Day went there and left me with my jaw dropped. For better or worse, he was my soul mate.
In many ways, he was my reflection. For a popular series like Crossfire with fans who are so engrossed with the characters, Sylvia Day definitely had her work cut out for her follow up to Bared to You. With Reflected in You as one of my mostly anticipated reads for I am more than happy to state that Sylvia Day more than delivered in this sequel.
The emotional highs and lows, intense, passionate and explosive love scenes, and that jaw dropping ending are just a few reasons why this book is one of my favorites from this year along with Bared to You, of course.
If you were a fan of Bared to You, Reflected in You is definitely one book you'll want to get as soon as it hits shelves. I know that Entwined with You will be released in December but I am already dying to find out what the conclusion of Eva and Gideon's relationship will be. Crossfire is definitely my drug of choice and after reading each book, Sylvia Day leaves me on the most amazing book high that I've ever experienced. I'm still trying to process everything.
All I can say is, Damn. My Kindle was nearly glued to my face. Sylvia Day had me captivated and Reflected in You was a fabulous sequel. Can't wait for book 3!! The "fake" review has been removed. I hate that it was bugging me so much, but I can't help but get rankled by the idea the pub or amazon or anyone other than a legit customer left a review for the purpose of selling pre-orders. After some consideration, I removed all stars from this review.
Another "fake" 5-star customer review has been posted on Amazon for this book. It states clearly: Its sitting at a 5-star rating for pre-orders and its completely fabrica Update: Its sitting at a 5-star rating for pre-orders and its completely fabricated.
Since they put the new one on there, its been climbing. Just saying. The questionable "customer" review on Amazon has been removed. Here's what I'm referring to: Somehow, a short, very vague "customer" review had been miraculously posted with a glowing rating for the Crossfire series declaring, "Crossfire, better than 50 Shades! I have to admit it did look very pretty with all its shiny stars in the top lists in the Kindle Store on Amazon.
I commented to ask the "reviewer" how they were able to post a customer review for this book - no response and I tried several times. Not saying that happened, but if no outsiders have been allowed to post one, how did it get posted? Anyway, its gone now. Original review: Rant Warning! As many of you know, I was crazy-bonkers for the first book in this series, Bared to You , so I was allllllll excited when I saw this available for pre-order.
So, I decided that from now on perhaps my ratings will be based on the totality of my experience with that book. That being said, my first experience is that its gonna cost more and "I didn't like that". So its receiving a 1-star rating from me. Actually, it's more of a 1. When or if I actually receive the book, I'll add the reading experience to my overall rating. Any experiences with the author as a result of my review will also be added to my overall experience of the book and will be reflected in the rating.
I am certainly not saying that I expect to have any of that occur, I am just saying that kind of thing can effect a rating. Don't know why it grates me so much that Penguin Can-Suck-It 's e-book pricing and lending policies actually "non-lending policies" would be more accurate as disabling the lending feature of e-books is de rigueur for them are so unsavory, but it does.
Big time. It feels wrong. As far as I can tell, they are not e-reader friendly at all and I have decided in my own small way I'm gonna do something about it. I have to really like the author to spend even that extra bit for those books. Get a clue, Penguin! It appears you're in a showdown with the e-reader readers of the world and that you assume to have the upper hand- so you're taking the stance that readers can like it or lump it.
Okay then, I will lump it. A higher price point than a paperback? I can't think of any other answer beyond This makes me want to support indie authors in a big way! Oh right, nothing. Dear Ms. Please consider becoming a self-pubbed author so we can get a better price for your lovely books and cut the big, fat, invisible overhead out of the process.