Bestselling author, Sylvia Day struck gold with “Bared to You,” but falls flat on sequel “Reflected in You.” The bedside companion to “50 Shades of Grey” is regretfully uneventful; it’s hard to remember why you were completely enthralled with the dynamic characters of Gideon Cross and Eva Trammell in the first book.
“Reflected in You” lacks character growth in both main and supporting characters. The female protagonist is too clingy and pitiful in the sequel; hanging on to her lover’s every word without him putting real work into their relationship.
Day left so many questions unanswered, with Gideon’s big secret in “Bared to You” the reader hopes they will finally be invited into the V.I.P section of Cross’s mind, but Day ultimately fails to deliver. You find yourself swiftly turning the pages hoping for the great reveal that never happens.
Unfortunately, this book is more about Gideon’s and Eva’s severely underdeveloped relationship along with side characters and plot twist that really add nothing to the story. When you’re finished reading the book, you feel as if you could have skipped to chapter 19 and you were left no less informed. All the information you really want to know is in the last chapter of the book. The first 300 pages are unnecessary fluff.
This is a book you should get from your local library instead of wasting hard earned working dollars. This sequel is underwhelming. The only positive is it takes place in New York City. The third book "Entwined in You" is set to release in June. Readers should only hope Day brings life back into Eva Trammell’s and Gideon Crosses love story.