sexta-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2017

Cover Reveal - Hey, Whiskey by Kaylee Ryan




Title: Hey, Whiskey
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult
Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Release Date: January 9, 2018



I’m over this year, and I’m over relationships. I’ve learned that the only person you can count on in life is yourself. Moving forward, I’m living for me. Working toward standing on my own two feet, that’s my goal. Funny how meeting him changed my path.

It’s been years since I’ve been back in this small town of West Virginia for more than a day or two. Spending time here brings back a lot of fond memories. When I stopped by an old friend’s bar, I was expecting to grab a drink and catch up. What I didn’t expect was her.

We share an undeniable attraction, but we continue to fight it.

Until one night in Vegas changes everything.




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Kaylee Ryan is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.  When she’s not spinning tales of happily ever after, she’s reading or spending time with family.  Born and raised an Ohio girl, Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and their son.

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As Long As You Hate Me by Carrie Aaron - Book Review (Opinião)

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As Long As You Hate Me

Original Title: As Long As You Hate Me
Author: Carrie Aarons
(Kindle Edition)
Pages: 250 pages
Synopsis: 
«Kara 
High school sweethearts. What a load of bull.
He might have been my first love, but it never meant I wanted to hear lyrics containing my name, love story, and *cringe* how I lost my virginity peddled out for the masses to digest.
Seven years later, and I’m still being haunted by his photo in every magazine, his music on every radio station. I thought breakups meant that you never had to see the person again. Especially when they ripped out your heart and made hamburger meat with it.
But when a chance encounter ends up going viral, I’m tied to him in a way I’ve always dreaded. And the last person on earth I’d want to spend an hour with, much less a lifetime, makes me an offer I can’t refuse. I might just be desperate enough to take it.

Dean
The girl in the song is real. And she’s made me a rich man.
I’ve been dedicating choruses to her for a decade, she’s the muse she never wanted to be. Off of our love, I’ve become famous … and a complete egomaniac.
When another one of my flings goes off the rails, and lands me in hot water with the media, my recording label is less than thrilled. And so comes the marching orders from my agent; devise a scheme to transform into a squeaky clean good guy.
Coming face to face with her is something I’ve only dreamed about. If not to win her back, then to at least apologize for the ways I’ve exploited her. Instead, I rope her into my madness, proposing a deal only a masochist would accept.»

How can you not be curious by a romance book that involves high school sweethearts and a rock star? I would actually say that these have the perfect elements to make a good book and that was the case.
In As Long As You Hate Me the author Cerrie Aarons we follow Kara and Dean that, throughout high school and the two years after, they lived an intense romance. However, confusions ended up breaking the relationship a part and, seven years after the last time they saw each other, Dean comes back with a favour to ask.
The story develops around this premise and we obviously have a lot of drama involving fame, money and scandal.
First of all, I have to mention the amazing characters the author created. Of the last books I have read, these are, with no doubt, the most realistic and the ones that interact better with things: they don’t constantly change opinion, they just get annoyed with each other when there are actual motives for it and their emotions to the different situations seem completely realistic.
When talking about the action itself, there’s nothing very unexpected throughout the whole book, however, there where some moment where the character’s reactions made me laugh out loud of how funny they were.
The book itself is not that long, according to Goodreads it says that it is around 250 pages, which left me a bit apprensive because it’s not always easy to develop a good story in such a small number of pages, but I ended up thinking that it was the ideal number: less would be rushing the story way too much and more would be stretching what was already good.
Overall, I can’t really point out a problem in this book. So, why not five stars? The motive is pretty simple: the book is really good and it’s a fast read but I wasn’t really surprised. When I got to page 100 I thought that the book was going to end up in a certainly what happened, which made me back up half a start when I was doing my final decision, but this doesn’t invalidate all the positive points of the book.
So, this is an incredible book and a well-built romance. So yeah, I do recommend it.
Lastly, I just want to say that I am in love with this cover.
Good readings.
(4.5 out of 5 stars)

quinta-feira, 7 de dezembro de 2017

Release Blitz Packet - Everest by S.L. Scott




Title: Everest
Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 7, 2017




Six foot three. Dynamic green eyes. Utterly irresistible.

Ethan Everest stole my breath the first time I saw him. He romanced me with skill, dazzled me with his charisma, and proceeded to steal my heart right after.

I might have fallen for his easy going smile the first time we met, but I fell for him the second time.

Honey-colored hair. Cherry-kissed lips. Captivatingly gorgeous.

Singer Davis was the first, and only, woman to ever intimidate me. She spoke to my heart with her wit, seduced me with her eyes, and became the only thing that made sense in a world that made none.

I let her slip through my fingers once. I won’t make that mistake twice.

Secrets broke us apart. Can a second chance bring us back together?







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Slipping off my shoes, I dim the lights on the wall panel. I take my clothes off and hang them on a hook near the door before returning to the tub.
    The tub, warm and inviting as I step in, eases my aching feet from my high heels and the tension in my shoulders. I pour some of the bubble suds and giggle. That was so cute and showed me a whole new side to Ethan—the at-home Texan who relates to his roots—instead of the strong, quieter, broodier man I see sometimes.
    While the suds foam and the tub fills, I look out the window. The sky is clear up here. The buildings are far enough apart to avoid spying on neighbors. It’s like floating in heaven.
    I hear his knock on the door, so I call, “Come in,” while making sure the bubbles cover all the important parts.
    Ethan walks in with two glasses of champagne in one hand and the bottle in the other.
    “You came prepared,” I note, leaning back on one side of the tub.
    “I thought I might join you.” He waggles his eyebrows.
    I giggle and reach for a glass. “Come on in,” I reply and wonder if he will really take me up on my dare.
    He sets the bottle and his glass down on the side of the tub. His tie was removed before he came in and I notice his shoes are long gone, along with his jacket. When he starts on the buttons of his shirt, I sit up, scooping suds over me. “Wait, for real?”
    “Yep. I think that tub’s big enough for the two of us.”
    “But you said you don’t take baths.”
    “I also said I’ve never used this one. Seems like an opportune time.”
    “But I’m naked,” I say, worried about everything—his body naked next to mine, not shaving my legs before I went out tonight. My mind flickers through my flaws. Ugh. No. Just no. Not like that. That stuff should be shared in the dark of a bedroom under the influence of alcohol and desperate sex. We’re too sober for this. I’m too sober for this. What does he possibly see in me when he has women like Nicolina waiting?
    He’s more than I’ve imagined, and in some senses, it scares me. He’s the sort of man women like Nicolina land. For once though, it was as if she saw me as competition. The feeling is exhilarating.
    “Like I said, seems like an opportune time.”
    His shirt is dropped, his undershirt following quickly behind. Good God Almighty. What does a guy who looks like that see in me? “I see you like to work out.” I clear my throat and want to bonk my head on the side of the tub for saying it out loud.
    Chuckling, he says, “I have a gym down the hall. It’s how I relieve stress.”
    “I thought that’s what sex was for.” I gasp and cover my mouth, wishing I could keep my crazy thoughts in my head where they belong instead of on my tongue. His eyes are heavy, a smirky smirk restraining a laugh. “God, you cannot let me talk when I’m nervous.”
    “If this is what happens when you’re nervous, I’ll make you nervous more often.” His pants come down and my curiosity is answered. Tonight he’s in boxers. When he catches my eyes on his package, I’m thankful I’m wearing waterproof mascara because I immediately go underwater. Screw my makeup. It’s really the only way to keep my mouth in check at this point. I count to five and then pop back up. With my hands covering my boobs, I ask, “You’re really coming in?”
    “Yes, scoot over.”
    Good God Almighty.



 






Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.



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Everest by S. L. Scott - Book Review (Opinião)

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Everest

Original Title: Everest
Author: S. L. Scott
(Kindle Edition)
Pages: 442 pages
Synopsis: «Six foot three. Dynamic green eyes. Utterly irresistible.
Ethan Everest stole my breath the first time I saw him. He romanced me with skill, dazzled me with his charisma, and proceeded to steal my heart right after.
I might have fallen for his easy-going smile the first time we met, but I fell for him the second time.
Honey-colored hair. Cherry-kissed lips. Captivatingly gorgeous.
Singer Davis was the first, and only, woman to ever intimidate me. She spoke to my heart with her wit, seduced me with her eyes, and became the only thing that made sense in a world that made none.
I let her slip through my fingers once. I won’t make that mistake twice.
Secrets broke us apart. Can a second chance bring us back together?»

By the blurb of the book (The Man. The Myth. The Mountain), I expected something like Fifty Shades of Grey and I was oddly surprised. The book ended up being something completely different from what I expected.
So, the book starts when Everest and Singer meet in a party where they both get close and, after sharing a connection, they never appear in each other’s life. But destiny has something in favour of these two and it puts them together in more than one situation again and the story develops from here.
Just like in every romance, we have a lot of discussions, chicaneries, and stubbornness. And it’s in this big indecision from the characters that ends up dragging the story and making it a bit tiring.
The main characters, just like in every romance, can annoy the reader so many time, but these ones are, overall, captivating, and realistic, in particular Singer, since she is a character with a humungous heart. Talking about the secondary characters, they fit very nicely in the story and are, clearly important. They don’t give that feeling that they are there to give a random advice and then disappear like in most romances.
Until the action reaches its climax, we are presented with multiple moments that I thought could be better developed or even not there at all. But when the romantic parts really start (and not only those), they are awfully well built and heart-warming. Taking in account that the book is a bit long and the story sometimes gets dragged a bit, I’m happy that the author opted to make it this way, so she could develop the characters and their story.
So, in total, I enjoyed the book thoroughly and I highly recommend it.
Good readings. 
(4 out of 5 stars)

quarta-feira, 6 de dezembro de 2017

Cover Reveal - The Thing About Love by Kim Karr




Title: The Thing About Love
Author: Kim Karr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Model: Forest Harrison
Release Date: January 3, 2018



The whole stethoscope-and-white coat thing isn’t my cup of tea.

I prefer a man with an artistic vein in his body. 9 - 5 hours. And I can definitely do without the half-lidded, sleepy bedroom eyes. (Okay, so those are kind of sexy.)

Tall, dark, and handsome doesn’t change the fact that he’s arrogant, cocky, and rude.
Not that I care, but he’s made it clear he wants nothing to do with a quirky girl like me, which is why he said no.

Turns out no isn’t an option.

I have a quickie wedding to plan, and Dr. Jake Kissinger doesn’t have a choice. He looks at our situation like he’s stuck with me, but in reality I’m stuck with him. Stuck with his pouty mouth. His long, lean body. And stuck with those loose, low riding scrub pants. (Okay, so the doctor thing is growing on me.)

When spending time together turns into more than it should, I know I’m in trouble.
He isn’t supposed to make my heart pound.
I’m not supposed to make him look twice.
And we aren’t supposed to spend the night together. (Okay, so he has more than one artistic vein in his body, and other places.)

Falling for him is definitely a mistake.

Here’s the thing…
Jake is unavailable, and I know it.
Just not in the way you might think.

I guess you can’t have your cake and eat it too.







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Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic * Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner

Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life.

Her romances are raw, real, and explosive.
Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel.
And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy.

From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered business woman. No two storylines are ever alike.


Get ready to fall in love.


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segunda-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2017

Beauty and the Beast - Opinião (Film Review)

Resultado de imagem para beauty and the beast 2017 poster
Como amante dos filmes da Disney, e depois de amar o remake do filme Cinderella (que, juntamente com a Mulan, são os meus filmes de animação favoritos da Disney), não podia deixar de ver mais um destes remakes, especialmente sendo este o favorito da minha melhor amiga. Assim, fiz o que qualquer adulto normal faz - dirigi-me ao cinema para ver um filme da Disney e acabei rodeada de crianças.
Imagem relacionadaA premissa da história não é novidade para ninguém, temos a Belle como personagem principal e que, para salvar o seu pai após ele ser capturado pela besta, acaba por ficar ela própria refém do monstro no seu palácio enfeitiçado onde os objetos têm vida própria. 
O que tem de ser elogiado neste filme é, sem dúvida nenhuma, a escolha do elenco que, além de os atores serem todos bastante talentosos, são também perfeitos para os papeis que lhes foram atribuídos, sendo que tenho de destacar a Emma Watson (Belle) e o Dan Stevens (besta/Adam), assim como o Luke Evans que esteve perfeito no papel do arrogante e egocêntrico Gaston e o Josh Gad que também se destacou pelo seu papel como Lefou, o famoso amigo do Gaton. 
Resultado de imagem para beauty and the beast 2017Também a incrível soundtrack merece destaque e adoro a versão que fizeram da tão famosa música Belle. Os cenários estão extremamente bem construídos e a aldeia deu-me logo aquela sensação do filme original, o que é sempre um ponto positivo. 
Relativamente aos efeitos especiais, muito importantes em todo o filme mas, principalmente, para o tão famoso final, não deixa de me surpreender a forma como estes evoluíram ao ponto de ser possível criar algo que pareça tão realista como o que vemos neste filme e noutros que tem surgido. 
Resultado de imagem para beauty and the beast 2017No entanto, o meu principal problema com o filme deu-se onde eu menos esperava: a história. A forma como a ação se desenrola já é bem conhecida pela população em geral, no entanto, eles optaram por seguir uma linha diferente no decorrer da história, explorando mais o passado da personagem principal feminina e, apesar de achar que toda a história foi bem construída, achei também que foi desnecessária e que acaba apenas por servir para perturbar mais a cabeça de uma personagem que, tendo em conta todos os acontecimentos, já o está. Ou seja, não é que não tenha gostado dessa parte, só achei desnecessária tendo em conta todo o cenário já envolvente, e sei que não sou a única com esta opinião.
Resultado de imagem para beauty and the beast 2017Tirando esta questão, em geral, acho que o filme está extremamente bem construído, com um elenco e uma banda sonora fantástica e é um filme que recomendo a qualquer fã da história original, tenham é em mente que tem alturas que a história segue outra linha que não a original.
Recomendo muito.

domingo, 3 de dezembro de 2017

Release Blitz Packet - As Long As You Hate Me by Carrie Aarons




Title: As Long As You Hate Me
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 3, 2017




Kara

High school sweethearts. What a load of bull.

He might have been my first love, but it never meant I wanted to hear lyrics containing my name, love story, and *cringe* how I lost my virginity peddled out for the masses to digest.

Seven years later, and I’m still being haunted by his photo in every magazine, his music on every radio station. I thought breakups meant that you never had to see the person again. Especially when they ripped out your heart and made hamburger meat with it.

But when a chance encounter ends up going viral, I’m tied to him in a way I’ve always dreaded. And the last person on earth I’d want to spend an hour with, much less a lifetime, makes me an offer I can’t refuse. I might just be desperate enough to take it.

Dean

The girl in the song is real. And she’s made me a rich man.

I’ve been dedicating choruses to her for a decade, she’s the muse she never wanted to be. Off of our love, I’ve become famous … and a complete egomaniac.

When another one of my flings goes off the rails, and lands me in hot water with the media, my recording label is less than thrilled. And so comes the marching orders from my agent; devise a scheme to transform into a squeaky clean good guy.

Coming face to face with her is something I’ve only dreamed about. If not to win her back, then to at least apologize for the ways I’ve exploited her. Instead, I rope her into my madness, proposing a deal only a masochist would accept.









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Author of romance novels such as Red Card and All the Frogs in Manhattan, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoon-worthy, sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and can't imagine a better or more maddening profession.

A lover of good manicures, Riesling and the beach, she enjoys chasing her puppy through the dog parks of New Jersey, or trying to make her husband binge watch the latest Netflix craze.


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