I’m going to try something different with my reviews and its starting with this one. Going forward, I’m not going to show the blurb/synopsis, unless its part of a book tour. I will however, link the blurb from Goodreads (should there be one). I’m starting with this one, let me know what you think.
Series: Crossfire #2
Length: 10 hrs. 19 mins.
Narrator: Jill Redfield
Source: Purchased (Audible.com)
This review will be broken into to parts. Because this is a audio book, I personally feel that my thoughts on the audio and the story should be separate.
This is my first time listening to an audio book and I have to say I was really impressed with the Narrator Jill Redfield, her voice prompted me to give it 4 stars (as you can see my *stars* are a lil different...lols). She took on Eva’s character along with everyone else’s very very well. I actually felt like I was part of this story just listening to her. She was able to deepen her voice when it came to expressing Gideon’s and Cary’s voices. And she modified her tone to take on Eva’s mother and female friends. She totally did it for me. Ms. Redfield’s voice was passionate and sexy as hell. She gave this story all of the emotions that were needed...totally made this audio book worth the purchase.
Now the actual story…that my dear readers is a whole “nother” thing. I was one of those who was totally blown away by the story that Ms. Day started. Bared to You was a totally engrossing story….even though Eva & Gideon had some MAJOR issues. Her ability to draw me into this world with her writing is nothing short of fantastic.
But Reflected in You, the 2nd book?…I have to say I was more annoyed throughout listening than drawn. Eva’s constant insecurities and jealousy’s was just too much for me. Every time she did something stupid, I found myself rolling my eyes in the air and muttering “she is way to old for that crap” or “what woman her age does that?”. Yes Gideon kept his secrets, but to act the way she did…it was just something I can’t imagine a 26/27 yr old woman doing. Like kissing an ex-boyfriend, just to make your new one jealous? Seriously? That’s something my teenage niece would do. And was it just me or did anyone else think that these two avoided so many things with sex? Every time, they had a argument or fight…sex to me seemed to temporarily solve the issue. Gideon… he had his problems too. His constant demands of Eva to tell him everything, while he told her things when he wanted her to know was a hindrance in this relationship. His need to control everything in Eva’s life was also bothersome. I got that he loved her, but you can’t expect someone to share their past with you when you only give what you think only needs to be given.
To conclude, in the 36 chapters of listening to this audio, I think Ms. Day could have given us the HEA that these two so desperately need instead of dragging this story out to what four books? These characters need to get it together quickly or move on from one another. I honestly don’t know where else or what else can go on with them. Will I continue with this series? No. I love Sylvia Days writing…I think she is a wonderful storyteller. But this series, I just can’t see myself going on with.