Gideon Cross came into my life-like lightning in the darkness…
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds… and desires.
The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart…
At first it was my every hope that to some extent this book would be a much wanted extension to the recently finished (and not yet reviewed may I add) Fifty Shades Trilogy. The one thing that I was reluctant to do was read this book too soon after Fifty without a break. That would have been a pointless exercise where most of my time would be spent making useless comparisons between the two styles of writing.
Admittedly the book is the same genre with a similar pretext of girl falls for uber rich, single, young business man with a messed up background. However Day has managed to captivate myself and many others I would like to think and left us wanting so much more than we did when Fifty was unleashed.
The relationship between Gideon and Eva is electric to the point that when read you can feel such chills frolicking their way up your spine. Letting your imagination run like stallion with this book can only be a good thing. Not only does the book inflame previous desires but enhances that self belief of feeling sexy.
Subtly Day has managed to re-programme the ‘mummy porn’ mentality and the wannabe BDSM subtext of Fifty and transformed it into something that is slightly more believable but also just far enough out of reach to be fantasy. When I think about this book I feel speechless but on the same level turned on. What have I become? More aware of sexual needs – no, just reawakened to something that was drowned out previously by work and plain life.
Recently finding the first chapter to the second book has me aching for the release of Reflected In You.