Reflected in you by Sylvia Day
My Rating :⭐⭐⭐1/2
Review of Book 1: Bared to you by Sylvia Day
NOTE: Its not a standalone, its second book in series. I suggest reading book 1 “Bared to you” before picking this.
As I told in “bared to you” review, I have only picked this book to read something and numb my mind. This book starts where book one ended. First half of the book is exactly like book 1. Same push and pull between Gideon and Eva. It highlights that they are getting stronger, but you get annoyed because as usual Gideon doesn’t share things and Eva is wondering what’s happening.
Gideon is super controlling Jackass and Eva’s struggle could have been better. At second half story picks up. I started loving Gideon after I finished this book. The liked the ending well. It explains and provides some answers. In bared to you Gideon and Eva’s relationship is based only on sexual attraction, in this, they progress a bit and start understanding each other more.
More than half of the book is highlighted on jealousy, insecurity, obsessive, addictive and possessive nature of both Gideon &Eva.if not for the last 15% of the book then I would have not even bothered to touch next book in the series. After that I just fell in love with Gideon.
This book focuses on two broken people who are survivors of sexual abuse and try to work on their relationship. It progress slowly as they work on their trust issues. As I said earlier more than half book is push and pull. May be they are frustrating, with their tendency to be overly possessive and jealous, but they make a nice dysfunctional couple.
I wondered about Gideon’s answers to all Eva’s questions. “Trust me & Wait”. I was thinking do I need to wait and read🤨., but the climax is worth or else I definitely wouldn’t have picked next book.
Too many characters enter in this book and most of them try to sabotage their relationship, yet they start trusting each other more than others at the end. Corrine, kline, Christopher, Dr. Lucas showcase their dislike quite well and you will love Monica, Cary Mark and will equally.
Some over the top dialogue of the book
1) I’d kill for you, give up everything I own for you….but I won’t give you up!
2) I’d rather argue with you, angel, than laugh with anyone else.
The ending is not a cliffhanger but a beginning for Gideon and Eva’s story. Their relationship growth gives you a glimmer of better times to come. In my opinion this is better than book 1.