Series: Crossfire #2
Narrator: Jill Redfield
Published by Recorded Books Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
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..
And the dysfunctional ride continues. I found myself getting bored with the same push and pull that we had in the 1st book, Bared to You, but the hot sex made me forget, at least until the next time the same issue came up again.
People keep saying that Gideon Cross is hot. Yes he is but if he was a real dude I’d be calling the cops. Seriously, he is a controlling stalker and it got on my nerves in this book and made me hate Eva for putting up with it. But she starts putting her foot down about it and I was like FINALLY!
Where we got to see how Eva handle Gideon’s ex last time we get to see how he reaches to meeting one of her ex’s. It ain’t pretty. I loved that we got to see the two spend a weekend together without anything or anyone else around. It was like seeing what the couple COULD be if they got their crap together and learned how to function without letting their horrible pass ruin it for them. Maybe after much need therapy they can get to that place one day. It gave me hope to see that they could be more than just sex to each other. Because I’ve got to say that seems like the only thing they have going for them.
In Bared to You we got Eva’s back story about her abusive childhood. This time we get Gideon’s story. For most of the book Eva is piecing the story together because (shock) Gideon won’t talk to her about it or anything. He is even more closed off and secretive and it drove Eva (and me) nuts. But all is revealed and it makes total sense but it still hurt the way he did it.
I don’t feel like we got a lot of character growth from either but for two individuals that lived through a horrible childhood their baby steps are huge for them. And I hope that after the events toward the end of the book that in the next installment they continue to take those steps in the forward direction.
To sum up my feelings of Reflected in You, Gideon is hot and a total asshat on the surface. Eva is too stupid to live sometimes for taking Gideon’s crap. But as much as their relationship is messed up, I feel like I’m a more messed up for wanting more.
“We were together because we were addicted to each other.” And I’m addicted to their train wreck of a relationship. It’s the only reason I will continue to the 3rd book, Entwined With You.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).