Cocky Roomie (Cocker Brothers of Atlanta #1) by Faleena Hopkins
#FreeTheCocky #CockyGate #CockyWar
Having this arrogant 25 year old man as my roommate is a VERY bad idea.
He's introduced himself (hotter than hell in August) wearing only a damp towel and a smirk.
But Jake Cocker mistakenly thought I was a boy from my name in the email.
Now he won't rent to me.
I know I should leave.
Instead I'm having a meltdown.
I need this home. I can't stay where I've been.
There are secrets there I'm not even aware of.
Now what am I supposed to do...
Leave Atlanta, my dreams, and give up?
My brothers and I come from old-money in Georgia.
Congressman Michael Cocker is our dad.
Women throw themselves at us.
But Drew Charles is from a small town.
I rented to her out of pity because I hate to see a woman cry.
Then I braced myself for a nightmare.
But she just hides in her room studying.
She doesn't know about the Cockers.
Or our notorious reputations.
She's not impressed.
Why has that given her the starring role in all of my fantasies?
And how can I convince her to make them real?
Warning to those who love brain candy with heart: Hugely addicting.
Review in Portuguese and English:
Primeiro de tudo eu gostaria de esclarecer alguns pontos antes de iniciar a resenha do livro.
Eu uso o Goodreads para organizar minha biblioteca e selecionar os livros que pretendo ler, comprar e evitar. Pois a minha lista de leitura é vasta e eu compro muitos livros e ainda uso o Kindle Unlimited. O Goodreads também me serve de ponto de encontro de leitoras que gostam de trocar ideias e recomendações de livros. Eu achei pessoas maravilhosas aqui as quais tem gosto literário similar ao meu. Obrigado meninas!
Também gostaria de salientar que as leitoras de romance são pessoas inteligentes e educadas e que tem discernimento necessário para escolher seus livros e autores sem se confundirem por capas ou títulos similares. E caso isto aconteça os sites das livrarias tem uma ótima política de devolução.
Eu sou advogada aposentada e posso afirmar que como leitora de romances sou uma pessoa culta e inteligente. E posso afirmar que meus colegas leitores também o são.
Vamos ao livro!
A ideia da autora não é nenhuma novidade no mundo literário.
1- Nora Roberts publicou sua série contando a saga da família Calhoun com o primeiro livro nos anos 90.
2- Brenda Jackson com sua maravilhosa série Westmoreland com mais de 30 livros.
3- Stephanie Laurens com sua Cynster Series com 27 livros.
4- Linda Howard com a maravilhosa família Mackenzie também publicada nos anos 90.
5- Bella Andre com seus Sullivans que já contem 18 livros.
6- Kristen Proby (With Me in Seattle Series)
7- Susan Mallery (Buchanans Series) e tantas outras que eu poderia enumerar.
Como podemos observar é comum nos romances termos séries sobre uma família e seus descendentes, filhos, netos, primos e até amigos da família.
Então porque eu escolhi ler este livro?
Porque eu sempre tive orgulho de fazer resenhas honestas e ter opiniões sensatas e que representassem o que eu senti após ler o livro. E também porque fiquei muito chateada pelo meu comentário a respeito do #cockygate ter sido deletado.
Eu já tinha o livro no meu Kindle porque ele tinha sido oferecido de graça. Até então eu nunca tinha ouvido falar desta autora.
Nosso herói é um arrogante cuzão que pensa ser a última gota de água do deserto. A família dele é rica e poderosa e cada irmão dele tem uma habilidade ou característica de destaque. Ele trabalha na empresa de construção do tio dele. Temos um soldado, um biker, um político e etc...
Ele pensa ser irresistível, afinal ele tem corpo escultural, dinheiro e o nome da família por trás de tudo.
Mas o comportamento dele é bem idiota para um cara com 25 anos.
Como sempre ele quer só sexo sem compromisso e tem grande experiência com um monte de mulheres. Ele trata as mulheres como coisas descartáveis e que estão somente atrás do dinheiro dele. Todas são interesseiras e vadias.
Nossa heroína é digna de pena. Eu fiquei embaraçada por ela, coitada! Ela é uma mulher de 33 anos, casada e que foi trapaceada pelo marido e humilhada publicamente. Mas ela nunca trabalhou nem estudou, sempre foi controlada primeiro pelos pais dela e depois pelo marido. Ela nunca experimentou nada da vida e é extremamente ingênua e estúpida.
Ela sai de casa e vai morar com uma amiga dela. Ela não percebe que a amiga além de viciada em drogas é uma prostituta. O grande fluxo de homens entrando e saindo da casa da amiga não foi suficiente para ela entender o que acontecia. Pobrezinha!
A escrita da autora não flui bem, eu tive que reler algumas frases para ter certeza de que era aquilo mesmo que estava escrito.
E temos vários diálogos nas cenas de sexo que supostamente seriam sexy mas que se tornaram ridículos. Ou era pra ser engraçado e não saiu como planejado, acabou ficando estranho.
O drama criado para ter um ponto de conflito na trama só demonstrou a completa falta de cérebro da nossa heroína. A amiga dela, aquela viciada em drogas, atraiu ela para uma armadilha e ela quase foi estuprada. Ela nem desconfiou da amiga.
O final foi bem previsível e o herói salvou o dia. Temos epílogo e bebês.
First of all I would like to clarify some points before starting the book review.
I use Goodreads to organize my library and select the books I want to read, buy and avoid. Because my reading list is vast and I buy many books and still use Kindle Unlimited. Goodreads also serves as a meeting point for readers who like to exchange ideas and book recommendations. I found wonderful people here who have literary taste similar to mine. Thank you ladies!
I would also like to point out that novel readers are intelligent and educated people who have the insight necessary to choose their books and authors without being confused by covers or similar titles. And if this happens the sites of the bookstores have a great return policy.
I am a retired lawyer and I can say that as a romance reader I am a cultured and intelligent person. And I can say that my fellow readers are too.
Let's go to the book!
The author's idea is nothing new in the literary world.
1- Nora Roberts published her series telling the saga of the Calhoun family with the first book in the 90s.
2- Brenda Jackson with her wonderful Westmoreland series with more than 30 books.
3- Stephanie Laurens with her Cynster Series with 27 books.
4- Linda Howard with the wonderful Mackenzie family also published in the 1990s.
5- Bella Andre with her Sullivans that already contains 18 books.
6- Kristen Proby (With Me in Seattle Series)
7- Susan Mallery (Buchanans Series) and many others that I could list.
As we can see it is common in romances to have series about a family and their descendants, children, grandchildren, cousins and even family friends.
So why did I choose to read this book?
Because I have always been proud to make honest reviews and have sensible opinions and to represent what I felt after reading the book. And also because I was very pissed off by my comment about #cockygate being deleted.
I already had the book on my Kindle because it had been offered for free. Until then I had never heard of this author.
Our hero is an arrogant asshole who thinks he's the last drop of water in the desert. His family is rich and powerful and each of his brothers has a remarkable skill or feature. He works at his uncle's construction company. We have a soldier, a biker, a politician and so on ...
He thinks he is irresistible, after all he has sculptural body, money and the family name behind everything.
But his behavior is pretty dumb for a 25-year-old guy.
As always he wants only sex without commitment and has great experience with a lot of women. He treats women as disposable things and who are only after his money. All are gold diggers and sluts.
Our heroine is worthy of pity. I was embarrassed by her, poor thing! She is a 33-year-old woman, married and cheated by her husband and publicly humiliated. But she never worked or studied, was always controlled first by her parents and then by her husband. She has never experienced anything in life and is extremely naive and stupid.
She leaves home and goes to live with a friend of hers. She does not realize that the friend besides being addicted to drugs is a prostitute. The great flow of men in and out of her friend's house was not enough for her to understand what was happening. Poor thing!
The author's writing did not flow well, I had to reread a few sentences to make sure it was what it was written.
And we have several dialogues in the sex scenes that are supposed to be sexy but have become ridiculous. Or it was supposed to be funny and it did not go as planned, it turned out to be weird.
The drama created to have a point of conflict in the plot only demonstrated the complete lack of brains of our heroine. Her friend, that drug addict, lured her into a trap and she was almost raped. She did not even suspect her friend.
The end was well predictable and the hero saved the day. We have epilogue and babies.
==>A few sentences that I highlighted ... Make your own conclusions!<==
"The door opens and I nearly spit out my gum. In an effort not to, I swallow it."
"Gaping at him, I follow their happy journey down that amazing row of ab-mountains between hips so narrow even my sweet old Nana would imagine wrapping her legs around them."
"I can tell by how his baby browns swiftly travel down the blouse my momma bought for my twenty-ninth birthday"
He is staring at me like horses just flew out of my ears.
“Are you darin’ me to look at your penis?”
“Something wrong?” he asks, all innocence. “Oh, did my towel fall?”
My curves are tenser than a whore’s in church.
His manhood’s mushroom-shaped tip has a couple veiny inches of length exposed because his big hand can’t even cover him all the way. Jake Cocker is fucking enormous. Guess I should have known from his name.
“I’m also eight years too old for you!!” He shrugs a little. “You’re not too old for me to fuck.”
I wanted to fuck her, and that wasn’t going to work out well since I have no intention of being monogamous AND it’s kinda hard to hide being with other women when one’s living in your home.
His baby browns sparkle. “Am I meaning your pussy when I say cat? Yes, I mean your, hot, sopping wet, tight little pussy.” I gasp. He pauses and adds, “But I want to do more than just pet it.”
“Fuck. You know what I’m gonna do to you? I am gonna lick that cunt until you can’t walk. I’m going to suck on your clit until you don’t want to run away from me anymore. I will slide my tongue in and out of your tight little pussy until you beg me to fuck you and give you a release. Imagine how good my hot breath will feel down there, Drew.
Somehow she makes this awkwardly graceful. Her face has all the awkward.
A triumphant grin spreads from my stomach on up.
His fingers don’t hesitate. They dip underneath my pink panties and slide into my secret, swollen folds.
“Fuck, you’re as slippery as an oil spill in August,” Jake groans.
I grab tighter onto his head and moan as his gravelly voice vibrates my sensitive crevices.
He starts flicking again, slowing and speeding up and playing my pussy like a fiddle in the backwoods of Georgia.
It’s been over a year since Edward was inside me, which means my cave has gotten smaller with neglect.
Under his steady gaze my heart starts pounding in all kinds of unusual places.
“Well, that’s very assumptive of you.”
If I continued to fuck you the way I want to fuck you – and today was only a taste of that – it would make my leaving very hard for you to concentrate.” “You’re a cocky asshole, Jake. I would be able to concentrate.”
Blinking around me, I have no idea what to do with myself.
“I don’t know when I’m coming back, but if you’re still single when I do, I know I will fuck you again.”
“She’s not a girl. She’s eight years older than me.”
“You think I’m weak, don’t you? I did speak up, sometimes, but… I guess when you’ve grown up with somethin’ it just becomes the way things are. Like you’re trained. I was used to him leadin’”
I remain as still as glass.
He brushes his lips up my neck, sending wet flames into my surprised pussy.
“Stop. I mean it. I want that. You know I do, but I am not looking for temporary. I want the whole package.” “You mean this whole package?” he asks, stroking himself
“I want you to fuck me until you send me to the hospital,” I whisper.