Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Book Review: Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

Reflected in You (Crossfire, #2)
(Crossfire, Book 2)


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 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.” 

This book was just pure perfection!!!!!!! 
I've read it three times! THREE! and I still get the same rush of emotions I got the first time!  It's that good! .. hell, it's that phenomenal!
 Heart-racing.. gasping for air..heart-wrenching.. palms sweating.. Oh Lord.. and talk about ANGST!!!!!!!!!!! There aren't enough words to describe how much I loved this book!!..  

and Gideon..????
 I freaking LOVE.. LOVE-HIM!

“I didn't know I was looking for anything until I saw you.” 

“I’m obsessed with you, angel. Addicted to you. You’re everything I’ve ever wanted or needed, everything I’ve ever dreamed of. You’re everything. I live and breathe you. For you.” 

“His kisses were gifts. He kissed with everything he had, with power and passion and hunger and love. He held nothing back, giving everything, exposing everything."

Gideon and Eva are both so broken, but yet, they are perfect together! And the fact that they are just crazy about each other makes everything even better. and yes, they are my favorite book couple.. ever!

“You know what happens when you run angel. I catch you.” 

“The simple fact was, Gideon and I were the best and worst things that had ever happened to each other.” 

“Angel, if I needed you more, I couldn’t function. And I don’t care what anyone else thinks. We’ve got our own rhythm and it works for us.”

 In this book, we could appreciate a lot of character development. Both Gideon and Eva really changed and 'grew' towards the end.. but mind you, it took a lot of moments where I just wanted to throw my Kindle against the wall!!!!! Enter .. Corrine!! GGGRRRRR!!! 
Boy.. I've never screamed while reading a book! Like, literally yelling and throwing pillows!!! (Yeah, hubby was home from training.. after 3 months away.. and he saw me not at my finest moment.. gotta love him). Aaaanyways.. That character totally pissed me the eff off! I could sense my ears burning from the rage anger I was feeling!!! 
*deeeeeepppp cleansing breath*
Just trust me, you'll HATE her.

There are more secrets sort of revealed and a lot of plot twists!!!! Definitely a suspenseful story line. 

If you haven't read this book.. you HAVE to.!! 
but of course.. you need to start with Bared to You, which is book 1 in the Crossfire Series.

"Where do we go from here?"
I held him. "Wherever this takes us. Together.” 

Bared to You (Crossfire, #1)

(Crossfire Series, Book 1)


Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… 

He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart...

See Review Post here

Entwined with You (Crossfire, #3)

(Crossfire Series, Book 3)


The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts, and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires…

From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.

No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession…

Release Date: 
June 4, 2013

(Crossfire Series, Book 4)

(Crossfire Series, Book 5)

About the Author:

Sylvia Day

(from her site)
#1 New York Times & #1 international bestselling author of over a dozen award-winning novels translated into thirty-nine languages. With millions of copies of her books in print, her work has appeared at the top of multiple international bestsellers lists. She has been a number one bestseller in thirteen countries. Two of her novelsBared to You and Reflected in You–took spots among the top ten bestselling books of 2012 on year-end sales round ups throughout the world. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and her work has been honored as Amazon’s Best of the Year in Romance. Sylvia is presently serving as President of Romance Writers of America.
Sylvia is a lifelong California resident who loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her to Japan, Holland, Germany, France, Mexico, Jamaica, the United Kingdom, and all over the United States. Born in Los Angeles, she grew up in Orange County (the O.C.), and later lived in Monterey, Oceanside, and the Temecula Valley.
She is a Japanese-American who enjoys the many Japanese cultural events in Southern California as well as frequent family jaunts to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Sea World. Her childhood career aspirations were few — become a dolphin trainer at Sea World or a bestselling novelist. Obviously, the dolphin trainer career took a back seat. She is now a wife and mother of two, a full-time writer, and a former Russian linguist for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence.
A year after she first sat down at the keyboard, Sylvia sold her first book to Kensington Brava and three years later — to the day — she sold her 15-17th single title books. In addition to her novels, she’s written numerous novellas and short stories for both print and digital-first release. Sylvia’s work has been called an “exhilarating adventure” by Publishers Weekly and “wickedly entertaining” by Booklist. She’s been honored with the RT Book ReviewsReviewers’ Choice award, the EPPIE award, and the National Readers’ Choice Award, as well as multiple nominations for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Award of Excellence.
Sylvia travels extensively in conjunction with various speaking engagements. In addition to presenting workshops before writing groups around the country, she is a frequent panelist at events such as the RT Book Lovers ConventionRomance Writers of America’s National Convention, and Comic-Con.


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