Reflected in You in now available in paperback. You can find my review of Reflected in You (Crossfire Series #2)- Sylvia Day –>here.
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An Epic, Action Packed, Sizzling follow up to Bared to You
We once again meet up with Eva and Gideon in the second book of the Crossfire Trilogy. Eva and Gideon are still struggling to figure out their intense relationship. At times their relationship is steamy hot and appears to be moving in a forward and healthy way. Then just as suddenly the distance between the two is cold as ice, leaving Eva struggling to figure out the man with so many secrets whom is so deeply damaged inside yet consumes her heart and desires like an addiction.
Stuck in the emotional upheaval, Eva tries to focus on establishing herself as an individual, separate from her tumultuous relationship with Gideon and her bisexual best friend and roommate Cary, by cultivating new friends and relationships in New York. When Shawna invites her to a concert, Eva finds it to perfect opportunity to make a new girlfriend. But Eva’s past is haunting her and Gideon is there to witness the climax of when the past meets the present.
The constant emotional back and forth and secrets, paired with explosive sex scenes, highlights the character development we see in this second novel and proves without a doubt that Sylvia Day has created a trilogy worthy of reading. A violent attack on someone Eva loves, the reappearance of ex’s, and the truth behind some of Gideon’s past is revealed adding greater depth and complexity to both the plot and characters. Day leaves both Eva and the reader guessing what will happen next and if Gideon and Eva’s relationship can survive. Readers will not be disappointed by Reflected in You, only sorry that they will have to wait until the concluding and final novel in the Crossfire series, Entwined with You, which is scheduled for release December 31, 2012.
The e-book edition of Reflected in You is currently available, but the paperback will not be released until October 23, 2012.
Erotic and intense…leaving you panting for more
Eva Tramell moved to New York with her best friend Cary Taylor to work at the renowned advertising agency Crossfire. Even before her first day at work, Eva literally stumbles into the billionaire owner, and sexiest man she has ever laid eyes on, Gideon Cross. She instantly feels the animal magnetism of him pull her in to the depths of erotic desire, leaving her craving more.
But Eva has a tragic past, an over protective mother, and a best friend who is just as damaged and broken as she is, that makes the titillating yet emotionally intense Gideon completely wrong for her. Despite her protests, Eva’s desire for Gideon might be exactly what she needs, especially when he has skeletons of his own hiding in the closet. Gideon is used to power and control, but Eva is upsetting his normal routine and stimulating emotions in him that he has long since hidden deep within himself. Tumultuous and passionate, their fragile relationship develops as they try to fill a deep seated need that only the other can provide.
Seeking love and trust between one another, their relationship is intense, complicated, and emotional which creates the perfect setting for explosive and fantastic sex, that leaves the reader nearly as satisfied as Gideon and Eva. Sylvia Day has created an addictive read that promises to get even better.
One of the few issues I had with the book was the lack of resolve of the issues between the two characters. Sex was used as a Band-Aid, and while as fantastic as it was, the characters simply passed over issues without coming to any resolutions.
Readers looking for a Fifty Shades of Grey fix should not pass up Bared to You. While there are many similarities between the two books, particularly with the characters, they are two completely different plots with Bared to You having superior writing, better dialogue, and more creative sexual encounters.
The second book in this trilogy, Reflected in You is currently available to purchase as an e-book. You can find my review of Reflected in You (Crossfire Series #2)–> here. The paperback version is going to be available October 23, 2012.
Love in the Time of Colic: The New Parents Guide to Getting it on Again- Ian kerner, Ph.D. and Heidi Raykeil
Kerner and Raykeil examine an issue that new parents always seem to struggle with. Getting back into the groove of passion in the bedroom after that six-week sabbatical following childbirth. Written in a fun and friendly manner, the authors manage to untangle the mess that is your brain and offer amazing tips on overcoming the struggles to get back to bliss. Because they offer insights from both the male and female prospective, the book comes off as well rounded and more helpful than others. The book gives insight to what is going inside your partner’s head and helps explain some of the fears and frustrations that you, yourself are facing. One of the books greatest features is the cheat sheet that’s located at the end of the chapter that helps both moms and dads navigate the emotional battles they face and pick up hints on what to do right. Easy to read and full of truth, Love in the Time of Colic, is a great helper for putting that spark back where it belongs, between the sheets.