Review: Reflected In You by Sylvia Day

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…

Avery’s Thoughts About the Book

THE ANGST!  Geeez….

The series boasts two insanely damaged characters. Eva needs to grow a bit of a backbone and Gideon would do well to remove his head from his rectum. I found myself getting irritated with the characters throughout this entire book. At this point in the series, the reader knows that something in the realm of sexual abuse happened to Gideon as a child, but we still don’t know the details. Eva has already revealed her horror story but he’s not quite ready to share.

And that brings us to why this book made me twitch a little.

This relationship is infuriating. Hot but infuriating. I get why they’re so drawn together. They are two devastatingly beautiful people have perfect chemistry in the sack, but Eva deserves an award for putting up with the Texas-sized pile of bullshit he puts her through. He demands honesty and full disclosure from her, and then basically tells her to take a flying leap any time she wants info out of him. So then she goes digging, finds something out, and he gets pissy that she went digging. He’s high-handed and I spent about 50% of this book wishing I could kick him in the dick… however pretty it may be.

That being said, there is enough intrigue in the story arc that I loved the story itself. Character issues aside, the story is rock solid, the flow is good, and the writing is impeccable as always. Sylvia Day has an exceptional way with words and I stand by my assessment that she should direct porn.

This book was an obvious attempt to jack up the angst quotient and she can proudly exclaim mission accomplished. Several parts of this book had me tearing up. So much of me is pulling for them to get their shit straight at this point that when it goes sideways, your heart breaks right along with theirs.

And can I just say how much I adore Cary? He’s a great supporting character. I still haven’t got him totally figured out, but I am perfectly content to sit back and see where it goes.

Heat Level

Avery’s Rating

Tropes Used
Billionaire Romance, BDSM,
Secret Past, Past Trauma

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