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We cleaned up the mess from dinner together. As I reached for the rinsed dish Gideon held out for me to put in the dishwasher, he faked me out. He grabbed my hand instead and deftly set the plate on the counter. Catching me around the waist, he spun us into a dance. From the living room, I caught the strains of something beautiful laced with a woman’s pure, haunting voice.

“Who is this?” I asked, already breathless from the feel of Gideon’s powerful body flexing against mine. The desire that always smoldered between us flared, making me feel vibrant and alive. Every nerve ending sensitized, preparing for his touch. Hunger coiled tight with heated anticipation.

“No clue.” He swept me around the island and into the living room.

I surrendered to his masterful lead, loving that dancing was a passion we shared and awed by the obvious joy he felt in just being with me. That same pleasure effervesced within me, lightening my steps until it felt like we were gliding. As we approached the sound system, the music rose in volume. I heard the words “dark and dangerous” in the lyrics and stumbled in surprise.

“Too much wine, angel?” Gideon teased, pulling me closer.

But my attention was riveted to the music. The singer’s pain. A tormented relationship she likened to loving a ghost. The words reminded me of the days I believed I’d lost Gideon forever and my heart ached.

I looked up into his face. He was watching me with dark, glittering eyes.

“You looked so happy when you were dancing with your dad,” he said, and I knew he wanted treasured memories like that between us.

“I’m happy now,” I assured him, even as my eyes stung at the sight of his yearning, a longing I knew intimately. If souls could be mated with wishes, ours would be inextricably entwined.

Cupping his nape, I pulled his mouth down to mine. As our lips touched, his rhythm faltered. He stopped; hugging me so tightly my feet left the floor.

Unlike the heartbroken singer, I wasn’t in love with a ghost. I was in love with a flesh and blood man, one who made mistakes but learned from them, a man who was trying hard to better himself for me, a man who wanted us to work as desperately as I did.

“I’m never happier than when I’m with you,” I told him.

“Ah, Eva.”

He took my breath away with his kiss.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/joanne.knipe Joanne Rushton

    <3 thankyou for the Chritmas Day treat xxx

  • http://www.facebook.com/sue.russell.50 Sue Russell

    What a fantastic Christmas gift for us…Thank You!!!

  • http://twitter.com/happylcs56 CaiShi

    Thank you. Merry X’mas

  • http://www.facebook.com/ann.barker.549 Ann Barker

    Thank you for this Christmas gift. Looking forward to ‘more’ in 2013 xxxxxx

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002364760392 Inna Hernandez Panganiban

    Ahhhh, Sylvia you took away my happiness the moment that you didn’t released by December.
    -hahahahaha. This is a sweet torture in a Christmas Day, well thanks for the snippet and Merry Christmas to Sylvia and everyone~~~

  • http://www.facebook.com/giangsid Giang Lê Hồ

    Oh Sylvia, reading this makes my eyes sting too. Thank you so much for the best Christmas gift.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elise.grefsrud Elise Grefsrud

    the best christmas gift!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennybeach Jennifer Williams Beach

    Merry Christmas! Thank you

  • http://twitter.com/tricey125 Latrice Babers

    Wow….Just Wow. Thank You Sylvia

  • http://www.facebook.com/melanie.belardinecutri Melanie Belardine Cutri

    What a great Christmas gift. Thank you:)

  • http://twitter.com/SCRN48lvr Danea Garcia

    Wow. I can not wait for May

  • Ana Catarina Ribeiro

    Thats a fantastic Christmas gift, cant wait for more

  • http://www.facebook.com/theresa.natole Theresa Sollecito Natole

    Thanks for the peek. Cannot wait for the book. Anxiously counting the days.

  • http://www.facebook.com/martha.baltazar.33 Martha Baltazar

    Loved, loved, loved this. Thank you so much. Looking forward to the release of book 3.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sabrina.vanoppen Sabrina Vanoppen

    The cherry on an already amazing day

  • http://www.facebook.com/tere.pullman Tere Pullman

    What a lovely Christmas surprise good luck for 2013 Sylvia xxxx

  • http://www.facebook.com/majela.soto Majela Soto

    Oh my, my xmas has been completed!

  • cybercandy68

    loving the christmas tease Sylvia.. pleaseee hurry with EWY..merry christmas all the way from bonnie Scotland..xx

  • http://twitter.com/clstran Candie Stran

    Thank you so much! What a great teaser. Now I feel like re reading the other two again. Can’t wait til May. Thanks again and Merry Christmas

  • http://twitter.com/strudellady Susan Sia

    Merry Christmas Sylvia, you’re such a tease!

  • MEL

    Love love love it can’t wait thanks and merry Christmas x

  • LaToshia

    Fabulous… Thanks Sylvia…..

  • MHawkins

    This made me happy :) thanks and Merry Christmas

  • http://twitter.com/angelkim60 Kim Hughes

    Thank you so much these snippets are making the wait bearable. Merry Christmas.

  • blondemel47

    So looking forward to this book..

  • Shycharn

    Thank You for the Christmas Present!!!!!!!

  • Andra

    What a wonderful Christmas surprise, I can’t wait!

  • AD Carreon

    Looking Forward to this book! x

  • lorraine masterson

    Great gift!

  • Diane R

    Aghhhh! Going to need to read books one and two again…really wanted to waited until release date was a little closer!!!!

  • shirley

    merry Christmas can’t wait Santa gave me my new fire kindle hd

    can’t wait to read entwined with you

  • Renee

    Omg I can’t wait for the book!! I guess I was read book2 again until may

  • http://twitter.com/haynruss marcelle pisani

    Thank you for the special christmas gift yougave us…hope your holidays are full love and happiness.

  • http://twitter.com/deestreasures12 denise thurkettle

    thank you for this lovely treat cannot wait until this book is out

  • Jessie Cragwall

    Oh I cant wait till EWY comes out… Ive been going crazy just waiting.

  • pwrpfgrl

    Thank you for this steamy snippet …. I am soooo looking forward to wrapping up in this book as soon as it is available. Thank you again!

  • Amy F

    More PLEASE!

  • adriana biedermann

    Oh! This waiting is soo KILLING me!

  • debwilkerson

    Thanks for the preview Loved it ! :) Happy New Year…..

  • Connie Westberry

    Oh my…I can’t wait for this book!!! Hurry please!

  • Jennifer

    Cant wait
    Thank you

  • Bobbi

    Pretty bad I’d say , that I have started to read your “snippets”, over and over again,… desperation is setting in. But thats all good, cause I know you will give us a kick-ass story when its all done.Keep em coming Sylvia, we all will be waiting.

  • Anita Colombini

    Are you referring to the Indigo Girls song “Ghost”? Love this book series!

    • http://www.sylviaday.com/ Sylvia Day

      Yes! :)

  • isajones

    OMG!!! cant wait to read the book!!!!!
    @sylday:disqus merry cristmas and i wish u the best for 2013!!!!

  • Steph Dower

    Just finished reading bared and reflected – which means I am now completely addicted!! Counting down the days till May 7!!! 129 days to go…

  • Kary Galvan

    My wish for 2013 would be to have this third book in English and Spanish at the same time. Pleaseeeee

  • http://www.facebook.com/mainapivato Maína Pivato

    I really think you should give us the first chapter preview, as you did before Reflect’s publishing…We were expecting Entwined in 2012 and May 7th is too far away :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1342847929 Matoula Panagiotopoulou

    i don’t know why, but this passage seems like the epilogue…..

  • Martha

    Thank you so much for this snippet, and please keep them coming!
    Sylvia wishing a great New Year, filled with nothing but blessings and happiness.
    Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for bring us the best story I have ever read. It beyond amazing!

  • Beth hunt

    I couldn’t wait for dec 31st to read this book and now I’m so sad that I have to wait until may, how disappointing. I was going to enjoy New Year’s Eve with entwined with you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robin.miller.14268 Robin Miller

    Ahh, you are killing me, beautiful but so hard to wait until May. Thanks for this!! Great tease!!!

  • dswanny

    Thank you for the Christmas gift. I hope had a great Christmas also. I can’t wait for more.

  • dswanny

    Thank you for the Christmas gift. I hope had a great Christmas also. I can’t wait for more.

  • Hello

    Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you sooooooooooo much.
    I don’t think I’ll be able to wait until May,.. but with this…. OH GOD!
    Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

  • DebbieSB

    Hello Sylvia, I was wondering if you listen to various genres of music as I do. Anyway, there is a song recently released by Brian Culbertson, entitled “You’re My Music.” OMG it is a sultry love song that speaks to Gideon’s feelings for Eva. Also there is another called, In Your Hands by Jaheim. I just thought I would share.

  • Sweetheart

    This series is ADDICTIVE!!!!!! NEED MORE! I have had practically nothing to read since i finished Reflected in You!

  • Baedrei09

    She danced with her dad…….like a father daughter dance at aaaaa……….WEDDING?!?!? Did they get married and now hes trying to make memories for them??? I seriously can’t take this waiting!!! Please release before May 2013!!!!!

    • Kati Croatia

      no… she danced with her father when he came to NY to visit her… she also invited Gideon and Ireland, and as they came into the appartement, Eva was dancing, singing and laughing with her dad

  • cheryl

    I am so happy that my friends said that I should start reading these books I read the 2 books in 4 days I was lost in their world my heat ached for them and I was left craving for more gideon and eva what a great author you are sylvia

  • Millie

    I love it. Cant wait for the new book……….Thanks

  • M Huston

    Need your book now May yuk too long …keep them coming no pun

  • Zelda Claasen

    Amazing story line – loved it and can not wait to read the grand finale. Thank you for penning it down for our enjoyment.

  • katie

    i am definately going to have to read bared to you and reflected in you again probably twice over before entwined with you comes out….but your books are like disney films….i could read them over and over again and they will never get boring! Thank you! cant wait to read more of your books in the new year!

  • disqus_jTjiPCMwQ4

    I cant wait for the 3rd book it is killing me I all read the 1st 2 I cant wait for may 7th I want the book now lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/musamaz Musa Mc Mazibuko

    love the snippets, cant wait for the book

  • Mrs H

    I can’t believe that you are making me wait till 7th may before I get to read the 3rd book!!! I have pre ordered it. I hope they have a happy ending.

  • http://www.facebook.com/allysia.cumpson Allysia Anne Cumpson

    When is this book coming out Im totally in love with this series… Never stop it…

  • http://twitter.com/THEHAGUE13 Jackie Hague

    these snippets are great gifts to keep us thirsting for Gideon and Eva. Thanks for sharing but please keep writing to finish the book!

  • http://twitter.com/THEHAGUE13 Jackie Hague

    these snippets are great gifts to keep us thirsting for Gideon and Eva. Thanks for sharing but please keep writing to finish the book!

  • Holly

    Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. :)

  • Nery65

    Can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Arlene

    I just can’t wait for May..I am holding my breath ><

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeanie.squires.9 Jeanie Squires

    How do you get these snippets? Do i need to sign up for something so that I can see all the new snippets or do you just keep checking the website??

  • EmbracingReading

    Amazing book…No matter how hard I try to distract myself by reading other books or try to get involved with other characters from other books…at the end of the day I still think about Eva and Gideon. I am 100% sure before the final book is released I will be rereading the first 2. I cant remember any of the previous books I have read leaving such an impression on me. Job well done Sylvia.

  • ces5210

    I would definitely read Seven Years to Sin and The Stranger I Married (in no particular order) and then check out the Georgian series that starts with Ask For It. Her historical fiction is really brilliant!

  • Al

    Historical – Love Pride and Pleasure!!!!

  • Judy

    Where are snippets # 2-4? I just finished Bared and Reflected and I’m dying here for more. LOL

  • Ed Hunyo

    so curious about this —–> “…… one who made mistakes but learned from them, a man who was trying hard to better himself for me,…. ” i wanna learn more about Gideon. …. and I hope Evas’ character has gone mature in this book. The last 2 she is a bit bratty (although she loves Gideon for sure) and makes things so hard for Gideon, fortunately he is very much inlove to her. ..

  • camille_daigo

    Seriously, I cant’ wait to finally read this book, it always keeps me hanging..

  • http://www.facebook.com/derya.sandal TC Derya Sandal

    Read “This Man” by Jodie Ellen Malpas
    “Collide” by Gail McHugh
    “Sin’s and Needle” Karina Halle
    “Thoughtless Series” by S.C. Stephens
    “Consequences” by Aleatha Romig
    “Beauty from Pain”
    These are all great books – I read. Loved it all.

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