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.…
©2012 Sylvia Day (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"A steamy read that will have you furiously flipping pages." (Glamour)
"When it comes to brewing up scorchingly hot sexual chemistry, Day has few literary rivals." (Booklist)
Wife to sometimes neglected husband (due to listening to audiobooks) and mother to adult children. I am a relatively recent avid reader/listener, only really starting to read for pleasure a few years ago but now am thoroughly addicted.
I downladed this book immediately after finishing Book 1. I was drawn completely into the story and love both the characters, maybe because they are both so damaged. I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book!
It is right up there in the top 5. I love the storyline even though Eva and Gideon drive me crazy. Ga-h-h-h-h-h-h! They are so insecure and the question is WHY? But, then, it is all about how one feels about oneself and they are full of self doubt due to their abuse. I dreaded all through the book that they would finally just call it quits.
When Eva goes do his apartment and waits for him to come home. You can see their relationship growing during their mutual trauma. He says 'trust me' and 'wait.' She says how can I when you won't open up to me. They are both very demanding people who love each other and have incredibly 'HOT' sex. Whew! All of the sex scenes are memorable. Sylvia Day either has an amazing imagination or a very skilled lover OR both.
Absolutely. If I could have I would have because every time I stopped listening I thought about the events that had transpired and wondered how these two could ever resolve their different approaches to love and life. Last night at midnight I had to stop listening with 1 hour and 37 minutes to go so what did I do? I got my Kindle and went online and bought the E-book and listened to the ending. Sigh! Now I can listen to it with calm.
Bring on Book #3 of these two. I am addicted. I was telling my husband how frustrating Eva is and how shut down Gideon is and he said 'so quit listening.' Obviously, he isn't obsessed like me. He indulges me by listening to my rants.
I am a person how loves a Great Listen after a long day at Work!
If only he was real. :( I have read these books like 4 times and will read them again right before the 3rd one comes out! I am so excited to see how things start up again.
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
Like all fiction, there are certain crazy things you must accept in order to have a good story -- the existence of vampires in Dallas or talking animals, etc. This book has a lot of such things you must just accept as necessary for the plot to proceed. For instance, the main characters, Gideon and Ava, are in a hopelessly screwed-up relationship. They have all kinds of problems, but then can have sex anywhere, anyplace, anytime. For me this became boring and then ridiculous. I started turning the narrator speed to 2X as soon as they started getting amorous.
All that being said, I really am invested in the relationship between Ava and Gideon and anxiously await the next book which will hopefully result in questions being answered and a happy ending for these two tortured lovers!
Narrator is awesome.
If they likes 50 shades, they will like this book. Similar but different
Don't want to give it away
Worth the credit
Yes...yes...a thousand times yes!!! If you are a fan of the genre, I don't think it gets much better.
The most memorable moment was in the car when he confessed what happened to him as a child. I cried...actually cried while driving home from work. My husband thought something terrible had happened to me and I couldn't explain why I was so upset over a book!
I love every scene with Cary...even if he is being bad. I want a roommate like him...someone who will do my hair and help me pick out clothes...someone who will love me warts and all and be my friend for the rest of my life!!!
The car scene I already mentioned...and then the scene at the very end. I cannot wait for the next book!!!
Look, the romance books are changing And Sylvia Day is leading the way.
Gideon and Ava. The Sex is. Totally awesome,butThere is a great story attached.
OMG. She is a great Narrator. I put her upWith Xe Sands. And that is a great honor.
Sylvia? Keep em coming!!!! Jill? You are newly anointed!!!
This was my absolute favorite "Romance Audiobook". I even listened to the Fifty Shades Trilogy and it was dull in comparison.
I loved that we got a better sense of Gideon. Once the story really started to unfold I was sucked in completely. Gideon was dominate and strong despite Ava's inability to comply.
I really appreciate her getting into the sexual bits... It takes the story to an entirely different level.
I listened to this book in a complete day. I could not stop, I needed to know where this was going.
Please listen!!! Jill is the best narrator.
who came first Reflected in You? or 50 shades of gray? So similar, it could be a mirrow copy, same storyl, same caracters, different channel. Disapointing
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