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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! :)
This lady whines and cries so much. I had to stop and read spoilers to see if I should suffer through the rest of the book. Sadly, I'll read the last book because I'm an idiot....smdh
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.
The story line. So much better than 50 Shades of Gray!!
Ava was my favorite. She had real life issues.
Narration quality. It brought the book to life and made the experience so much more enjoyable.
When Cary was in the hospital. It showed how much Gideon really felt about Ava.
I have listened to all three books and am on my third time to listen again. Yes, the situations are silly at times. But the narration and actual story are so good you have to listen multiple times to really get the whole book. These are similar to 50 Shades but so much better. I am waiting for the 4th book to come out. I wish Sylvia Day would hurry it up!!! I want the story to continue.
I loved how the author & narrator captures Gideons personality and how Anna see's him.. Dark and Dangerous. And all mine.
Coming Soon Book # 4 - "Captivated by You" ! I cannot wait for the release date!
Excellent follow up to Bared to You and very credit worthy. I love this couple, and have been completely drawn into their possessive love for each other. Gideon is scrumdeliumptious!..(my fake word that means EXTRA YUMMY!). Great narration and the sex scenes will melt your eardrums for sure. Get it, you'll love it.
I'm a lover of books, both read and audible.
Reflected in You is a great follow up to Bared to You. If I wasn’t in love with Eva and Gideon with the first book, this book would have knocked me off my foot. The storyline follows seamlessly from the first book into the second book. Sylvia Day knows to captivate her audience and keep them on the edge. Yes, the romance scenes can (and will) scorch your flesh and leave you panting for me. But this book is so much more. The emotional depth that is felt between the two main characters is heartbreaking at times. When I write my review for the first book, I stated that the relationship was toxic, but not I understand together they complete what the other is missing. Gideon gives Eva strength when she feels as if she is slipping away and Eva gives Gideon unconditional love, when the world doubts him. Sylvia Day has moved up on my favorite author’s list to the number third spot, holding on very tightly.
The narrator Jill Redfield has a decent voice. She keeps the book moving forward and brings the right intensity when it is needed. I will definitely look for more books she has narrated.
I’m dying to read Entwined in You.
O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught. Ralph Waldo Emerson. I Love to read, a great time for me is curling up with a great book!!!
Please do not get me wrong, I loved this book!
I just had an issue with the caviliar way murder was treated! I understand that when you write Paranormals and Historicals, it may be easy to forget that in 2012, it does not matter how wealthy you are," Murder will out and there be consequences!!"
Yes. The narrator does an excel left job on the male voices. I listen over & over.
part two of fifty shades bec/ they both start out the same & you learn the back story to both complicated men.
Eva. great voices tho her moms voice was annoying.
If I could yes I would.