domingo, 17 de junho de 2018

Double Down (All In Duet #2) by Alessandra Torre



I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review

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In Vegas, there was one man who was off limits. One man... and I fell for him. 

I knew there were risks. Still, I played the game. When Dario Capece called, I answered. When he beckoned, I came. When he broke all my rules, I looked the other way. 

I knew there were risks. I just never realized they included death. 

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As a HUGE fan of Alessandra Torres´ books, it was a great honor for me to receive this ARC from netgalley. Thanks a lot.

This book is the second one in the All In Duet, and it starts right after the end of the first book. 

With Bella Running away form Vegas because of Gwen´s murder.

I loved how Dario think of Bell, even through all the hell he was going through with Gwen´s murder, his prison and everything else after.

He´s first priority was always Bell, and that´s made me feel for him even more.

I loved how he never backed down, even when everybody was judging them because of their relationship. And how he never let Bell feels like she´s the other one. She´s his top priority and he makes her feel all his love for her.

It was worthy of the waiting

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Como um grande fã dos livros de Alessandra Torres, foi uma grande honra para mim receber este ARC da netgalley. Muito obrigado.

Este livro é o segundo no All In Duet, e começa logo após o final do primeiro livro, c Bell fugindo de Vegas por causa do assassinato de Gwen.

Eu amei como o Dario sempre pensava primeiro em Bell, mesmo com todo o inferno que ele estava passando com o assassinato de Gwen, sua prisão e tudo mais depois. Sua primeira prioridade sempre foi Bell, e isso me fez sentir ainda mais por ele.


Eu adorei como ele nunca desistiu, mesmo quando todos os julgavam por causa de seu relacionamento com Bell. E como ele nunca deixou Bell se sentir como se ela fosse a outra. Ela é sua prioridade e ele a faz sentir todo o seu amor por ela.

Valeu a espera.

Even Money (All In Duet #1) by Alessandra Torre



Sometimes it only takes a minute. A connection of eyes across a room, a quickened heartbeat, and everything changes.

I was a cocktail waitress with a fondness for partying and meaningless sex. 
He owned half of Vegas, with the reputation to match. 

I should have turned away. Instead, I stepped closer.

Then, the lies started.
Rumors spread.
Stalking commenced.
And someone died. 

None of it stopped me from falling in love.

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I love Alessandra Torre´s books. They´re all so enthralling and they always hook me in easily.

This one was no different. Even, with Dario being married, I never felt like he was cheating on Gwen, because it explicited very clearly how they didn´t have a sexual relationship. But, they did have an emotional connection. And sometimes it felt like he was cheating on Bell, even if she was the "mistress".

It was a complicated situation, and I was really irritated with Gwen when she became angry with Dario, about his need to end their relationship. And when she tried to seduce him back, specially because she was in love with Nick and had a relationship with him for a very long time.

I loved how Dario chased Bell, like a moonstrcuk teenager. He fell and he fell hard for her. Their connection were strong and instantaneous. 

I can barely wait for Double Down.

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Eu amo os livros de Alessandra Torre. Eles são todos tão fascinantes e sempre me puxam pra dentro da história com facilidade.

Esse não foi diferente. Até mesmo, com Dario sendo casado, eu nunca senti que ele estava traindo Gwen, porque explicitou muito claramente como eles não tinham um relacionamento sexual. Mas eles tinham uma conexão emocional. E às vezes parecia que ele estava traindo Bell, mesmo que ela fosse a "amante".

Era uma situação complicada, e eu estava realmente irritada com Gwen quando ela ficou brava com Dario, sobre sua necessidade de terminar o relacionamento deles. E quando ela tentou seduzi-lo de volta, especialmente porque ela estava apaixonada por Nick e já mantinha um relacionamento com ele por há um longo tempo.

Eu amei como Dario perseguiu Bell, como um adolescente lunático. Ele se apaixonou rapidamente por ela. A conexão entre eles, foi forte e instantânea.


Eu mal posso esperar por Double Down.


#Moonstruck (#Lovestruck #2) by Sariah Wilson


I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.

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Over one million “likes”—but only one of them matters.
After pop star Ryan De Luna praises Maisy Harrison’s YouTube cover of his classic hit, he offers Maisy and her fledgling band the opportunity of a lifetime: to be his opening act.
Music may be Maisy’s life, but she has one ground rule: never date a musician. That goes double for a heartbreaker like Ryan. If only she didn’t feel so vulnerable to his larger-than-life charm. And maybe now more than ever, when he asks for her help to shake off his playboy image. How can she resist playing the part of his fake girlfriend for the duration of the tour?
Ryan’s never met anyone like Maisy. She sees past all the star-studded fame and treats him like any other guy. And the more time they spend together, the more he finds himself falling for her. Now he’d like to make their imaginary fling an IRL thing. But can he convince her to take a chance and trust him with her heart?
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What a sweet, lovely book. I loved very much, specially Ryan. He´s the worthy swoony kind of guy.
He knew from the very start what he liked, and he went for it. It´s alwyas beautiful to see a guy who doesn´t play games and know what he wants.
I felt like the baby part was totally unnecessary and I think it was a much better solution for the baby father to be Diego rather than Ryan´s father.
But, take this out of the way, and I loved this book very much.
Thanks for the opportunity.
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Que livro lindo e doce. Eu amei muito, especialmente o Ryan. 
Ele sabia desde o começo o que ele queria, e lutou por isso. É sempre bonito ver um cara que não faz joguinhos e sabe o que quer.
Eu senti que a parte do bebê era totalmente desnecessária e eu acho que uma solução muito melhor era que o pai do bebê fosse o Diego, ao invés do pai do Ryan.
Mas, tire isso do caminho, e eu adorei muito este livro.
Obrigado pela oportunidade.




Rock Legend (Nothing But Trouble #2) by Tara Leigh



I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review

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I'm no Prince Charming.

Most people know me as the drummer for Nothing but Trouble. Depending who you ask, I'm also a playboy, a loner, the life of the party, a screw-up, or according to my fans, "The Sexiest Rock Star on the Planet." Apparently, I'm a legend.

Am I surprised? Hell, no. It's a reputation I've earned behind my drum kit and behind closed doors. No one thought foster kid Landon Cox would become famous. Infamous, maybe. Notorious, probably. But successful? Never. No one except Piper Hastings. But I had to make a choice: my woman or my career. I picked fame and fortune... and spent every damn day since pretending I don't regret it.

Now fate's dropped Piper back into my life. I want to believe it's a second chance for me - for us. But while I can give her a few great nights, I can't give Piper a future.

Because there's a difference between a legend and a fairy tale...
Only one of them ends happily ever after.

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I usually love books about band members, and this one could have been so much better.

It wasn´t a bad book, but it didn´t grow to its full potential.

Landon just gave me hives with his childishness. He was so weak, never capable to man up on his own.

And always blaming Piper for his problems. Oh, she doesn´t want me so I´m going to bury myself in drugs. Oh, she doesn´t want me, so nothing else matters.

I like the book full of angst as much as the girl next door, but sometimes its angsty feel forced and completely unnecessary.

Go on by yourself Piper, you deserve better. 

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Eu geralmente amo livros sobre membros da banda, e este poderia ter sido muito melhor.

Não foi um livro ruim, mas não alcançou todo o seu potencial.

Landon me deu coceira com sua infantilidade. Ele era tão fraco, incapaz de se responsabilizar por suas atitudes.

E sempre culpando Piper por seus problemas. Oh, ela não me quer, então eu vou me enterrar em drogas. Oh, ela não me quer, então nada mais importa.

Eu gosto do livro cheio de angústia tanto quanto qualquer mulher, mas às vezes essa angústia parece forçada e completamente desnecessária.


Siga sozinha Piper, você merece mais do que isso.

Strangers on a Bridge by Louise Mangos



I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review


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She never should have saved him.
When Alice Reed goes on her normal morning jog in the peaceful Swiss Alps, she never expected to save a man from suicide. But she does. And she shouldn’t have.
Adamant they have an instant connection Manfred’s charming exterior grows darker and his obsession with Alice grows stronger.
In a country far from home, where the police don’t believe her, the locals don’t trust her and even her husband questions the truth about Manfred, Alice has nowhere to turn.
To what lengths will Alice go to protect herself and her family?

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We live in a world were we can trust nobody, and there is a saying that says no good deeds goes unpunished. When you think about saving someone´s life, you´d never think that same person will turn against you, but all three things above, has turn out to be true.
That´s a very insteresting background to a story, and it had a great potential to be terrifying. But, Alice´s choices felt kind of dumb. Like the person who always run up to the top floor of the building while running from the psycopath with an axe trying to kill everyone.

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Vivemos em um mundo onde não podemos confiar em ninguém, e há um ditado que diz que nenhuma boa ação fica impune. Quando você pensa em salvar a vida de alguém, você nunca pensará que a mesma pessoa se voltará contra você, mas todas as três coisas acima se revelaram verdadeiras.

Esse é um contexto muito interessante para uma história, e tinha um grande potencial para ser aterrorizante. Mas as escolhas de Alice pareciam meio idiotas. Como a pessoa que sempre corre até o último andar do prédio enquanto corre do psicopata com um machado tentando matar todo mundo.

domingo, 10 de junho de 2018

Envy by Dylan Allen



If envy is a sin, then let me be damned. 

Graham was born to be a star.
Once upon a time, that star shone only for me.
Now, I have to share him with the rest of the world.
For a while, I thought could do it. Because, beneath the hypnotic smile, gorgeous body and God given charm that made him famous, I caught glimpses of my best friend.
Of the boy who called me sunshine and loved me.
I wore that love like a crown... until he placed it on another’s head.
Losing him was agony, distance felt like the only cure.
When tragedy reunites us after years apart, it only takes one touch to erase the past.
Just like that, I’m back in his arms.
He promises this time will be different. But I’m afraid to believe him.
Because, behind his star’s blinding brilliance is a darkness that doesn’t want to let him go.
I know a star that bright can’tbelong to just one person, but my jealous heart doesn’t want to share him.
I want all of him..even if wanting what doesn’t belong to me leads me to ruin.
 

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I am a fan of Dylan´s work since I read Thicker Than Water, and she didn´t let me down with Envy.

The beginning of the book was a surprise, because the blurb doens´t let on how the story begins, it doesn´t mention anything besides friends that were separated and one of them has become a star.

So, it was a good surprise for me how their story begins, and I spent a lot of time trying to understand how Graham could go from that start to a celebrity status, and I must say, although I liked this book very much, I didn´t like how Graham´s story evolved, and I don´t like problems caused by lack of comunication, so I struggled with it. But, it was a great story, I loved Graham and Apollo. They were meant to each other from the very beginning.

I really love Dylan Allen books and this one was no different. 

sábado, 9 de junho de 2018

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts


Sometimes, there is nowhere safe to hide.

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at the video-game store tended to customers. Then the shooters arrived.

The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. In the years that followed, one would dedicate himself to a law enforcement career. Another would close herself off, trying to bury the memory of huddling in a ladies' room, hopelessly clutching her cell phone--until she finally found a way to pour her emotions into her art.

But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait--and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.
 

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Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors ever.

She never cease to amaze me with her stories, with how capable she is to evolve and adapt in a different world.

Shooting is a real current subject, and Shelter in Place was written perfectly. 

The different point of views were on point, the evolution of history itself was made in a masterly way.

Simone relationship´s with her family were so real, so raw. I related very much, in the opposite way, I´m more like her sister, and my mother is more like Simone´s grandmother. So, I could relate a lot with the all the problems they had to endure.

Reed was perfect like almost every main male character written by Nora. I just wish they existed in real life.

I felt the ending was kind of rushed, the scene were the murderer was killed left me with a sensation that something was amiss. But, it was the only part that I felt like this, everything else was perfection.