Gitte: I am in absolute awe of Sylvia Day. The journey of Gideon and Eva got even more sensual, obsessive, raw and emotional in Reflected in You. It was exhausting, gripping and my heart hurt more than I can say as I devoured it in one sitting.
Jenny: I had seen the snippets of this book on Sylvia’s page and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and it didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t put this book down. I was drawn in from the very beginning.
This book is intense, emotional, at times frustrating (yes…I’m talking about you Gideon…you tested me at times!), passionate, sensual and at times sad. It had everything for me.
Quote: “I’m obsessed with you, angel. Addicted to you. You’re everything I’ve ever wanted or needed, everything I’ve ever dreamed of. You’re everything. I live and breathe you. For you.” – Gideon
Gitte: I felt like a voyeur, one minute sighing with relief that this emotionally damaged couple had found in each other a way to heal and know they are worthy of love and love in return without conditions and the next frustrated at the game playing and the circles they run around each other. Their journey is both painful and emotional yet erotic and addictive.
Jenny: There’s no getting around it. Eva and Gideon are scarred and damaged. Their pasts haunt them and we are taken on the rollercoaster that is their relationship and we get the whole gamut of emotions with this one. These two use sex as a way of dealing with their feelings instead of talking, but soon realise sex isn’t enough to sustain the relationship they want to nurture. There are times you want to shake them both, especially Gideon. They are extremely passionate in their emotions and their sexual encounters are so hot and sensual you will need to fan yourself. These two absolutely set the pages on fire.
Quote: “You know what happens when you run angel. I catch you.” – Gideon
Gitte: If at all possible I fell even more in love with Gideon and Eva. We re-join them in their continued fight to exist together in their relationship. So dependent on each other it is an obsession and addiction. Gideon and Eva cannot function without each other. They need each other.
Both are tortured survivors of sexual abuse which has left them with open wounds so deep that translated into behaviour, their love for each other becomes this obsessive and almost violent entity.
Jenny: Gideon and Eva have “survived” – violent, abusive pasts. Up until they meet they have simply gone through the motions of dealing and have used sex as a coping mechanism in their lives. These two need each other like they need air to breathe. They can’t function a day without each other. Both are sensual, sexual, passionate and emotional people. I love Eva. She is one of my favourite book heroines. I love that even though she is damaged and openly admits her faults and even thought her desperate need for Gideon borders on obsession she still remains a strong character and is such a good equal to Gideon.
Gideon……just when I thought I couldn’t love him more I do! This man is one of the sexiest, alpha characters I have read. He worships and adores Eva and loves her without exception.
The scene when he is brushing her hair…………just wait…that did me in!
Quote: “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.”
Gitte: They know this and acknowledge it by seeking couple therapy in order to understand just what a healthy and normal relationship really is and learn how to trust one another. What Gideon and Eva don’t lack is sexual compatibility. Their sexual chemistry is off the charts; intense, powerful and will literally set you on fire.
Jenny: You are spot one GG. These two have sexual chemistry that just burns the pages. Every sexual encounter with these two is off the charts.
Quote:: “You hit me the instant I saw you. I couldn’t look away. I wanted you immediately. Excessively. Almost violently.” – Gideon
Quote: “A delicious shiver moved through me. When it came to Gideon, I was more than willing to be devoured.” – Eva
Gitte: YEAH DON’T WE ALL!!! Especially when we picture Gideon as the gorgeous David Gandy!
Jenny: As if Gideon isn’t hot enough…add David Gandy into the mix and whoa!!!
Quote: “His kisses were gifts. He kissed with everything he had, with power and passion and hunger and love. He held nothing back, giving everything, exposing everything.” – Eva
Quote: “You’re the greatest risk I’ve ever taken. And the greatest reward.” – Gideon
Gitte: Gideon is such an enigma. But what an amazing, gorgeous and sensual dominating enigma. I LOVE him. Truly, madly, deeply!
This man shares nothing about his past or even his present. He does, however, show Eva how powerful his love for her is.
Jenny: I loved Gideon in Bared to You, but in this book….apart from the times he was so secretive I wanted to slap him – oh who am I kidding, even then I loved him. This man is intense, domineering, incredibly sexy and so alpha, yet he shows his love for Eva in so many ways. There is nothing he wouldn’t do for her – she has become his reason for living. His reason for breathing. He cannot function without her.
Gitte: Besides the sexual intensity, he also shows it through control and demand, protection and comfort. My heart broke for him, the thought of this little boy who suffered; who grew up and is still suffering through horrific nightmares. Nightmares through which he is petrified he will eventually harm Eva.
Ultimately secrets will out but until they do insecurities and doubts will flourish. You put your heart out there it may eventually be hurt by both truths and lies.
Jenny: My heart broke for him too GG, especially with how he would deal with his nightmares. He was hurting and so was Eva but they had to do what was necessary for them both to get through their turmoil. I did feel that both characters grew such much at the end of this book.
Quote: “Are you hurt anywhere else?” I asked, feeling so emotionally raw after the long night we’d had. He caught my wrist and pulled my hand down to press flat over his heart. “Here.”
Gitte: The anticipation of not knowing was frustrating and heart breaking but once you know the why’s and things come to light, you understand and WANT Gideon just as he is and you will realize that the love he has for Eva has no limits. Even Eva who is a strong heroine already, shows some real back bone in this story and the pair of them as dysfunctional, possessive and jealous as they are also show extreme vulnerability and tenderness.
The ending will leave you stunned. It will literally blow your mind…it’s going to be a long 3 months until we get Entwined with You!!
Jenny: I must admit there was a time in this story when I got so frustrated with Gideon. I can’t say much because I don’t want to give anything away but boy did he test me. Eva really came through in this book. What a great character she is. I adore her! Her love for Gideon is beyond question and in return he has a love so strong for Eva there is nothing he wouldn’t do for her. These two will take you one hell of a ride that’s for sure! There will be times when you’ll wonder just what the hell is going with these two – I found myself actually wanting to skip pages to see what was going to happen because I became so anxious! Just you wait! This story is so well crafted when the ending comes it will leave you breathless and chomping at the bit for Entwined with You! I know I can’t wait and I also know what I’m doing on December 31st!