A mom, a wife, a friend, a happy ending addict, an audiobook junkie, a wine lover and geek wanna -be. I'm constantly looking to be blown away.
After a few good reactions from bloggers whose opinions I respect, I decided to give Reflected in You a shot.
I find it peculiar that after listening to this installment I like Bared to You much more than I originally did if this makes any sense to you.
This is the continuation of the hot, but rocking relationship between Eva and Gideon.
The novel takes place right after the ending of Bared to You, and right off the get go we find Eva suffering anxiety from the fact that Gideon still hiding something, and won’t come clean to the point where they both can put their tragic past behind, and set their relationship on a good and healthy track.
On the other hand, Gideon, as much as he seems to love and need Eva, he still is not showing her (outside the bedroom) how strong his feeling for her really are.
We do have a little mystery - well I say “little” because quite frankly it’s very predictable; nevertheless, I enjoyed their interactions in and out the bedroom a lot more this time around, and I’m really beginning to have a true appreciation for the characters, as well as, Ms. Day’s writing style, which btw, it’s easy, fluent, smart, and it involves you in the drama; making you experience and suffer right along Eva the angst, and the emotional uncertainty.
After listening to Reflected in You, I’m highly recommending these novels to anyone that expects a lot more than just sex in an erotica novel, and don’t mind spending some time with challenging, and deeply scarred characters that make you thank God you have a semi-normal life. I will also strongly advise to listen to these novels in the right order; I don’t see any way how this could be enjoy as a stand alone book without having all the facts of this ongoing dramatic roller coaster.
All in all, this was a very enjoyable listen, and I’m looking forward to, Entwined With You, expected to be release on June/2013.
Genre - Contemporary Erotica
Sensuality - Burning
I really enjoyed Jill Redfield’s narration; she does an excellent job transferring to the listener the angst, distress, uneasiness and don't let me forget the sensuality in the emotionally charged relationship between the protagonists.
Her approach to Eva’s character is right on target-I really got a clear picture of her personality. Eva’s insecurities, as well as, her strengths are skillfully conveyed.
This is an emotional listen, and Ms. Redfield perfectly hits the mark with her delivery.
Even though, I’m still not thrilled with any of her male voices, I have to give her good marks for her ability to convey Gideon’s vulnerable moments in a real and believable manner.
All things considered; this is a very good performance by Jill Redfield, and I can’t wait for her delivery of Entwine With You.
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Really strong voices. Each one has their own story and voice. I love that they didn't blend together.
So this probably defeats the purpose of the book, but I found myself wanting more talk and less sex. Weird hey? I know. In this book we delved more into of Gideon's problems, as well as more of Eva's past. I was rooting for them, and was bothered by sex being the answer to everything for them. However, I am really looking forward to the third book. And by the way...did anyone else see that ending coming? Not me!
Another great book that follows Bared to You. I can not wait to read the rest of the sequels.
i listened to this book several times and i couldn't get enough. if you loved the first one in the series (Bared to You), then this won't disappoint. Gideon's story takes shape in this book and the ending about sent me over the edge, making me so excited for the third book. i loved this! couldn't get enough!
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Yes it was very good. It was a perfect continuation of Bared to You. Sometimes the second book does not stand up to the first book but this one was great. I enjoyed the story.
None that I know of.
I enjoyed everyone.
I like it because we all are flawed in some way and the author did a very good job conveying a very passionate relationship with emotional challenges.
It was well worth the credit. I recommend listening to Bared to You first.
I used to be an avid reader of Romance novels. I usually preferred the Harlequin & Silhouette series''. I would read several books a day over the summer and several a week during school months. I took a long break as an adult but have gotten back to it this year and am very much enjoying my Audible experience. So far I still really like general Romance but have found a real unexpected joy in Supernatural & Paranormal Romances.
Both of the books in this series so far have been really difficult for me. The emotions that are being dealt with are very raw and real. Jill Redfield brings them to life so thoroughly that I can't help but feel them, even when I try and distance myself and remind myself that it's just a book.
I still feel like the two main characters use sex too much to keep each other in check and work through things that they should have talked through. But, I'm very happy to say that the latter half of this book started to resolve some of that.
This one has a twist near the end that is surprising and I can see some potential resolution on Eva's side of the story. Gideon's is still a bit of a mystery but at least he's talking about it and she's power through the hard stuff.
I feel better about the potential for a 'happy ending' after this book.
I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)
...well not really, but by the end of this book you will think he is.
I have read other reviews and people were let down. I was not. Yes the plot can be frustrating but that's because you are suffering along with the characters and that's never fun but that's part of the story. Suffering, longing, lingering.... yearning. If you wanted these two to grow up and get off the roller coaster ride than this next step had to be taken. Well not exactly LIKE this but that's what makes for a good read and a good book.
I have to say, I am enjoying this way more than... 50 who? :)
And I still believe Jill Redfield makes this audio soooo worth it. I can't imagine someone else reading this story to me. She is still perfect and delivers exactly what I needed.
I am completely satisfied after reading these two books and now.... just waiting on the third. Tick Tock, hurry UP! :)
ranks in about top 25 % , great listen
you learn more about Gideons past and what happened to him when he was younger.
i think she is a great narrator!!
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful…except
Being as this was my first book from this author I delved in without many expectations and I came up enthrawled. As a person who understands feeling broken by your past and the overwhelming need to overcome the circumstances and prosper this book kept me imeshed in the emotions of Gideon and Ava.
What a remarkable journey into the lives of Gideon and Eva. The narration was a delight. The book was perfect. Oh how I love thee, let me count the ways:
The Narrator was fabulous, (after listening to this book, now one of my top 3 all time favorites)
The Plot was simply the best, the sexual tension/scenes, the pleasure, the eagerness, the characters, the anxiety, the love, the fulfillment, the laughs, the tears, the longing for the next book. I am now officially obsessed with the Crossfire series.
This book has little (very little) likeness to Fifty Shades of Gray.
My note to publisher and Author:
I hate you for making me wait until June for the next book.