I looked around at the stores and shops, most of them were closed, with metal grates covering the windows. That was something you didn't see much of in Jersey, at least not where I lived. That and the attached stores packed so close together, one on top of the other. The stores and restaurants on the main streets tended to be close, but only for a few blocks. All of Brooklyn had this tight squeezed-in feel.
I'd gotten my fill. I found myself looking to get away from the noise of the cars beeping, buses screeching and music blaring. I wanted to go home. Yearning to feel my cool, crisp sheets cradle my bare skin, I walked faster, looked down at my watch, and yawned.
“Son of a bitch!” a male voice barked as I felt myself bounce off what felt like a brick wall.
I shook it off realizing there are no walls in the middle of the sidewalk. The hard object I bumped into was a man.
“Sorry,” I said, before even looking at him.
The striking young man shook his head annoyed. He looked down at his chest to assess the damage. I followed his gaze, and gasped as I made out the egg carton against his chest oozing with gook. Without thinking, I reached into my pocket, pulled out a tissue and dabbed at the eggy spot on his suit jacket. I hesitated, embarrassed at the liberty I had taken. With heat filling my face I looked up, and met his eyes for the first time. My stomach tumbled. I stood frozen, mesmerized by his steely grey eyes. In an attempt to hide my awkwardness I pulled my hand away from him.
“Forget it,” the handsome stranger said.
“The yolks on you,” I recovered.
"Time would heal, and it would reveal. I could make promises until my heart stopped beating, but only time would prove them true."
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*
Into You was a romance full of angst and insecurity but it went on to prove that love can see you through.
Carter and Elizabeth met by chance and from there a whirlwind relationship ensued. With that unfortunately comes secrets and skeletons from the past appearing before either person has the chance to come clean. Carter was still suffering from the ultimate betrayal and all his insecure feelings return with force when he finds out Elizabeth is linked to his old life. Elizabeth herself would rather forget the past but with Carter's situation, it has her questioning the choices she made.
As I mentioned Carter and Elizabeth's relationship did move very quickly and for me I missed out on their chemistry and the strengthening of their relationship. I wanted more from each of them in order to really connect and want them to be together. It was due to their shaky foundation that the relationship was fraught with jealously and insecurity. Quite frankly the couple didn't know each other well enough to build the trust between them.
There is more angst than candy and flowers but for readers that like to be kept on the edge of their seats you will enjoy this one. For me there was just too much back and forth with Carter and Elizabeth jumping to the wrong conclusions and not trusting each other.
The storyline itself was different and I was surprised it focused more on Carter's dad. This did enable Carter to grow as a person throughout the story. I liked Carter's line of work and it's great to read something different. Elizabeth was a sweet girl just wanting to move on from heartbreak, she truly loved Carter and she proved time and again she would do anything for him.
I enjoyed Danielle Sibarium's writing, the story flowed well and she had created some interesting characters. I couldn't help but want the writing to delve a little deeper and really make me feel for both Elizabeth and Carter but with that being said, they really did share some hot sexy times!
Into You ended with the sweetest epilogue and it's always a great sign when you finish a book with a smile on your face.
Danielle Sibarium grew up as an only child of divorced parents in Brooklyn, New York. Her imagination was developed at an early age. Surrounded by stuffed animals and imaginary friends, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince.
Danielle always loved dialogue and in elementary school began writing plays and short stories. This is when she began to understand she could not only bring her fantastical world to life for herself, but she could enchant others as well. And so she wrote. She wrote and wrote and wrote.
Sadly the first piece she ever sent out for publication of any sort was a letter to the editor of The Home News Tribune. It was a piece of thanking the first responders for their bravery and selflessness on Sept. 11th. It was chosen as letter of the week.
In 2007 Danielle collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody. In October 2011 Danielle’s debut novel For Always was released. She has since released The Heart Waves Trilogy, Heart Waves, Breaking Waves, and Waves of Love. Danielle graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.