Talk about a roller coaster of love and angst! I was so engulfed in this story I listened to it start to finish in one day!! The narrator does such a fabulous job! I was living the story vicariously. Can't believe we have to wait until December for the next (or last) book. :(
i live in the kentucky bluegrass and enjoy coffee in the morning while listening to a great book.
i listened to this book several times and i couldn't get enough. if you loved the first one in the series (Bared to You), then this won't disappoint. Gideon's story takes shape in this book and the ending about sent me over the edge, making me so excited for the third book. i loved this! couldn't get enough!
3.5 stars. I really enjoyed the first book in the series, but this one just had way too much agnst for me.
I'm a 25 year old mum to my beautiful nearly 2 yr old daughter and i LOVE books , both reading and listening to them :D
ranks in about top 25 % , great listen
you learn more about Gideons past and what happened to him when he was younger.
i think she is a great narrator!!
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful…except
Love a good romance
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Great would listen to her again
Both books are an emotional roller coaster ride
Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!
Really strong voices. Each one has their own story and voice. I love that they didn't blend together.
So this probably defeats the purpose of the book, but I found myself wanting more talk and less sex. Weird hey? I know. In this book we delved more into of Gideon's problems, as well as more of Eva's past. I was rooting for them, and was bothered by sex being the answer to everything for them. However, I am really looking forward to the third book. And by the way...did anyone else see that ending coming? Not me!
Another great book that follows Bared to You. I can not wait to read the rest of the sequels.
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Both of the books in this series so far have been really difficult for me. The emotions that are being dealt with are very raw and real. Jill Redfield brings them to life so thoroughly that I can't help but feel them, even when I try and distance myself and remind myself that it's just a book.
I still feel like the two main characters use sex too much to keep each other in check and work through things that they should have talked through. But, I'm very happy to say that the latter half of this book started to resolve some of that.
This one has a twist near the end that is surprising and I can see some potential resolution on Eva's side of the story. Gideon's is still a bit of a mystery but at least he's talking about it and she's power through the hard stuff.
I feel better about the potential for a 'happy ending' after this book.
I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)
...well not really, but by the end of this book you will think he is.
I have read other reviews and people were let down. I was not. Yes the plot can be frustrating but that's because you are suffering along with the characters and that's never fun but that's part of the story. Suffering, longing, lingering.... yearning. If you wanted these two to grow up and get off the roller coaster ride than this next step had to be taken. Well not exactly LIKE this but that's what makes for a good read and a good book.
I have to say, I am enjoying this way more than... 50 who? :)
And I still believe Jill Redfield makes this audio soooo worth it. I can't imagine someone else reading this story to me. She is still perfect and delivers exactly what I needed.
I am completely satisfied after reading these two books and now.... just waiting on the third. Tick Tock, hurry UP! :)
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Let me just say, Reflected In You is much better than Bared To You, which I found frustrating because Eva wasn’t a strong character and Gideon thought with his penis way too much (and FINE. Most men do, but let me live my fantasies, okay?). At least Reflected In You had more story going for it.
More Plot, Less Screwing
And yeah, sorry for the smut fans, because there IS way less screwing in Reflected In You. I can really only recall three separate times where they get their sexy times on, which for me, was a complete relief, because when I want porn, I’ll just turn on Cinemax. Or TrueBlood. I like the sex, surprisingly, just not pages and pages AND PAGES of it.
Thankfully, there was no one on a train or at work to catch me listening to book porn.
The plot, while frustrating at times, was pretty good, because it did feel like I was finally getting to the meat of the story lines with the characters. While Bared To You introduced me to them, Reflected In You allowed me to see more into their pasts (and yes, we do finally get to find out what haunts the Gids Man). I will say that sometimes Sylvia Day can be an obvious writer, because there were plot twists I did see coming, although the ending was surprising, and satisfactory. But I do kind of wonder where she is going to go from there.
Sylvia Day kind of tries her hand at some weird love triangle, bringing back an old love interest, but I’m not even sure what was going through her mind when she wrote this, because it was like, “Hey! I’ll bring that person back, create some conflict and neanderthal fights, and stir the pot a little.” It just felt like it was a distraction, but I wonder if she’s going to carry it on in book three. Anyone? Bueller?
Oh yeah, and we finally get to meet Eva’s dad. He wasn’t scary enough, considering he’s a cop and all.
Irritating Characters Are Irritating
Eva, I’m still looking at you chick. Thanks for, you know, not continuing to run away from Gideon all the time (although your abrupt about face is kind of convenient), because I was getting tired of that. I found Eva as insufferable as ever, because it’s almost like she just isn’t interested in actually addressing her insecurities, and makes excuses for them. ”This is who I am, the jealous type, and he will have to live with it.” Um, how about no, you need to figure that S out, girl. He’s not responsible for your emotions. Come a little closer so I can punch you in your face.
You know what I don’t get? Why people think Edward Cullen is so creepy for watching Bella sleep in her bedroom at night, but Gideon is OMGSODREAMY. He’s a creep, ladies. He plays women with his penis, he uses his money to extract things from people, and HE WITHHOLDS HIS LOVE FROM EVA. Seriously, Gideon what in the actual eff is wrong with you. He refuses to say her loves her and tells her she is just going to have to get over that in order to be with him. Way to contribute more to her insecurities, dick.
But at least he’s not solving his problems one screw at a time anymore. So, yeah, props. I will say that their obsession with each other borders on scary. Like, really scary, they-should-be-separated-now scary. Surely this kind of obsession isn’t healthy, and how is it that none of her friends have stepped in? Or her mom? Okay, forget her mom (because she’s kind of an gold-digging airhead).
There are side characters that are getting more face time, which I really enjoyed, because it’s bringing these two to life a bit more for me.
Jill Redfield is awesome and that’s all you really need to know at this point. Although I noticed that her New York accent was eerily similar to a Boston accent.