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domingo, 27 de maio de 2018

Cocky Roomie (Cocker Brothers of Atlanta #1) bye Faleena Hopkins

Cocky Roomie (Cocker Brothers of Atlanta #1) by Faleena Hopkins


#FreeTheCocky #CockyGate #CockyWar

  • Formato: eBook Kindle
  • Tamanho do arquivo: 7052 KB
  • Número de páginas: 284 páginas
  • Editora: Hop Hop Productions (16 de junho de 2016)
  • Vendido por: Amazon Servicos de Varejo do Brasil Ltda
  • Idioma: Inglês
  • ASIN: B01H7RZDR8

Blurb:

DREW CHARLES:
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?



JAKE COCKER:
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.


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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.


domingo, 22 de abril de 2018

Wyoming Winter (Wyoming Men #7) by Diana Palmer

Wyoming Winter (Wyoming Men #7) by Diana Palmer


  • Formato: eBook Kindle
  • Tamanho do arquivo: 664 KB
  • Número de páginas: 254 páginas
  • Editora: Mills & Boon (1 de dezembro de 2017)
  • Vendido por: Amazon Servicos de Varejo do Brasil Ltda
  • Idioma: Inglês

Blurb:

There's something about those Wyoming men…

New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer returns with a brand-new tale of desire and deception
Working his vast Wyoming ranch is all security expert JC Calhoun wants now. His land is the only thing the betrayed rancher cares about after discovering his fiancée is pregnant by another man. But all cynical JC holds dear becomes compromised when a lost little girl leads him to Colie Jackson, the woman who ruined his life.
Colie stops at nothing to protect the people she loves. Years ago, she left JC for his own good. Now, for the sake of her daughter, she must depend on the hard-headed man who won't forgive her. As ruthless criminals track their every move through the freezing Wyoming winter, Colie and JC will be forced to confront the lies that separated them – and the startling truth that binds them forever…

Review:

Our heroine has amoeba IQ and falls in love with the hero, who in my opinion has nothing lovable in his personality.


She decides to enter into a sexual relationship with the hero even knowing that there will be no marriage or commitment in the future.

The sex between them is horrible.




Our heroine only feels pain and discomfort as he reaches his pleasure quickly.
Ladies, here we have Speedy Gonzalez, the quickie. He is accustomed to experienced women and as described by the author he is not very good at it.




The heroine loves him so much he submits without complaining.
A complete idiot. WTF!




I was astonished and at the same time felt sorry for her.
He only thinks about himself and does not see the damage that has caused her reputation and her father.
He is totally full of traumas from the past and has major issues.
A misunderstanding occurs and he kicks her pregnant with his baby to the curb.




I was so engrossed with the story that I read until 4 am and had to stop to sleep ... 



I confess that I went through a varied range of emotions up to this part, ranging from the mortal hatred of the hero to the complete amazement with naivete of our heroine.

Her father's attitude shocked me as well, he did not agree with her attitude but let her make her own decisions and offered support when she needed it. He just waited for her to fuck up and put her pieces together. 
This is the attitude of a father with his head and heart in place, after all he is a minister in the church, but I was stressed just waiting for her to be screwed over by the hero and how the story would unfold. 
If it were my daughter treated in this horrible way, I'd beat the shit out of the bastard.
Ladies, then the drama started.




As always in the author's stories we have moral lessons and in this case would not be different.
The author preaches that sex outside of marriage has terrible consequences ... our heroine got her reputation stained and her father's too, unplanned pregnancy and no marriage in sight. The rejection of the hero. Everything that could go wrong in her life happened. And the icing on the cake was the drug-trafficking brother threatening her.
A wedding in name only and hastily with a man who despite being wonderful still loves the dead wife and is dying of cancer. More drama!
I confess that I think that the daughter of heroes behaves inconsistently with the age presented. It was very strange. The author always puts something supernatural in her stories.
Years go by and the hero reforms his way of thinking and really regrets what he did.
Our heroine creates a new life in Texas and only comes back when more drama happens.
Everyone was good at the end and I was already imagining everyone sitting around a campfire congregating and singing Kumbaya.


I know, I'm a bitter bitch.
But it was a good read and whoever is a fan of the author and is already accustomed to the style of her writing will like very much.



Highlights:

The more she saw of him, the more she wanted him.

J.C. worked full-time locally, but he went back overseas periodically to train troops in Iraq in police procedure.

She dressed like a lady, but he knew all about women who put on their best behavior around company.

He had women, but this one stirred him in a different way.

J.C. followed close behind her, his smile as smug and arrogant as the look on his face. Colie wanted him. He knew it without a word being spoken.

J.C. just stared into space. “I hate people. The best of them will turn on you, given the opportunity.”

She wanted J.C. Why was it so wrong to sleep with someone you loved? It was as natural as breathing. At least, she imagined it was.

“Daddy, I can’t help how I feel,” she ground out. “I’m crazy about him!”

He wasn’t about to get serious. He just wanted someone cute and responsive to spend time with. She didn’t seem the sort of woman who’d cling, and that suited him very well.

Could he do that to her? Make her beg, make her do anything he liked, and then just walk away?

She was old enough to know the score, and he was certain he wouldn’t be her first man.

You were raised to have principles. Don’t discard them for a man who’ll never marry you.”

“She was beautiful. The most beautiful human creature I’d ever seen. She was poised, sophisticated, talented.” He grimaced. “I thought she was perfect. I fell head over heels in love the first night. She could turn me inside out. She was like a drug, an addiction. I’d never known so much pleasure.” She was jealous, but she didn’t let on.

“We went around together for weeks. I took her to the opera, the theater, to symphony concerts. Even to a rock concert. I bought her designer clothing and diamonds. She really seemed to love me. I certainly loved her.”

But he didn’t call. And his two or three days turned into a week.

He’d had lovers; never a woman he could tease or joke with, or just enjoy talking to.
He took what was offered and moved on to the next woman.

“I won’t make promises, Colie,” he said huskily. “No matter what happens.”

So she took a deep breath and let him have her. He cried out with the pleasure. She was happy that her body was giving him so much joy, she only wished she could share it. But she felt torn and uncomfortable.

At least it didn’t take a long time, she wasn’t sure she could have managed not to start crying.

So she didn’t refuse him. As he’d promised, he took longer with her. But her body, still recovering from the shock and pain of the first time, was uncooperative.

That was, until he penetrated her. She ground her teeth together and tried to relax, but it was almost as uncomfortable as it had been the first time. J.C. didn’t notice. He was starving for her.

He tried to slow down. He couldn’t. It had been a long time between women.

She didn’t respond, or demand, as his other women had. She did whatever he wanted her to do.

She didn’t like sex. She was certain of it now.

“Colie, I’m not proposing marriage. You understand that, don’t you? I’m asking you to live with me.

He didn’t love her.

She was as much as admitting that he didn’t satisfy her.

“But you don’t enjoy having sex with me,”

“You can tell people we’re engaged,” he said after a minute.

“I’m still not interested in marriage, Colie. But if you spread it around that I’m serious about you, it will make things easier for your father. He’s a good man,”

Latex and all, she was thinking, but she gave in, as she always did, dreading the discomfort...

She enjoyed the intimacy, even if she didn’t enjoy the sex.

He didn’t call. Days went by without a word from him.
If J.C. had really cared about her, he’d have called. He’d have written.

“I was sick of you, anyway,” he said as he headed toward the bedroom. “You never did anything in bed except lie there like a plastic doll. You never wanted me. You couldn’t even pretend that you did. I guess your boyfriend was better in bed, even if he was poor. Rod said you couldn’t keep your hands off him, even in front of your father.”

“Just for the books, I wouldn’t have married you, even if that child had been mine,” he added. “I told you. I love my freedom.”

“Two-timing prostitutes, the lot of you! I thought you were different. I really did. But you were just out for what you could get, like all the others.”

If she was innocent, no wonder she hadn’t liked the first time, or the times that followed. He’d always been in a hurry.

He’d thrown Colie away, called her names, accused her of lying, ridiculed the way she was in bed.

“Sometimes, we dig our own graves long before we die,” he said out of the blue.

yesterday is a memory and tomorrow is a hope.

“But courage isn’t the lack of fear—it’s having the guts to act even when you’re most afraid. That’s true heroism.”

“He said that life was useless unless we forgave people. It’s what faith is supposed to be all about.”

She simply accepted what little affection he was capable of, without wishing for more.

She loved J.C., but this had been an unpleasant part of their relationship, just the same. “It’s okay,”

“I told you. I’ve been reading books...” She gasped

quarta-feira, 11 de abril de 2018

Where the Wheat Blows by Mae East

Where the Wheat Blows by Mae East 


Formato: eBook Kindle
Tamanho do arquivo: 844 KB
Número de páginas: 530 páginas
Editora: Envizage Publishing; Edição: 2 (25 de dezembro de 2013)
Idioma: Inglês

Blurb:

The Second World War may be over, but for Katherine Thompson other battles are only beginning. When she marries Robert, the only man she has ever loved, her life changes forever. She finds herself living the perfect dream with the perfect man. A man she loves completely and in return loves her just the same, or so she believes. However Robert has another love stirring in his soul, a dark calling lures him toward a dangerous woman.

Katherine sees the threat, but her fight only deepens when a devious yet charming business man befriends her for his own desires. Unknowingly she and Robert become targets of a deceitful plan, thrusting Katherine and her perfect life face to face with the devil inside.
 

Review:

I bought this book on .Dec 7, 2014. and it was on my reading list.

I do not remember who recommended the reading, but I bought it and added it to my cheater's shelf.

This month I'm trying to get my TBR up-to-date and I've researched my Kindle and discovered this book.

I had read reviews at the time, but fortunately I did not remember anything.

This book evokes so many feelings and their love is so beautiful at the beginning of the reading that we really get touched.

Our supposed hero has had a miserable childhood and fears poverty. He witnessed the death of his mother and sister in extreme poverty. He is a dedicated husband and father, but feels that life is not fair to him and deserves more material things. He envies the wealth and power of the city's elite.

He has a wonderful wife and their lives are simple but full of love and happiness. They are happy and envied by people for their qualities as a couple and as family.

Their crop of wheat suffers a great loss and he seeks employment in one of the factories of the city.

The daughter of the factory owner has an obsession with him and wants him for herself. One of the employees at the same factory has an obsession with our heroine and he wants her for himself.

The two unite to separate the couple and achieve their goals.

But if it had not been for the hero's greed and the choices he made they would not have achieved their goal. 

He began to compare the other woman's wealth and the ease with which she buys everything and is served by servants at any simple request. He even makes love to his wife by thinking of the other woman because she helped him in Christmas shopping and he was charmed by her wealth.

Gradually he moves away from the family and becomes more and more involved with the other woman and being blinded by greed.

Meanwhile the other man who covets our heroine begins to infiltrate their family and make a presence.

I was shocked by the coldness that he leaves the family and is deluded with clothes and cars that the other woman buys for him. He cuts off all kinds of contact with the family, not accepting calls from the wife and ignoring the children. Even at his sons' birthday party he does not appear.

Our heroine is destroyed and the children do not understand what happened.
I confess that I was very sad to accompany a story of love and family so perfect that broken in this way.

He sends divorce papers for her to sign without even coming face to face with her. He sends through the man who from the beginning coveted his wife. This man seeing the suffering and destruction of our heroine begins to regret and feel guilty about his part in the separation of the couple.

The supposed hero gets stuck in his ivory tower with the other woman who is a bitch, expensive clothes, cars and money that in the end are worthless. 

The grass is greener in the neighbor's yard. 
But not everything that glitters is gold.

Never forgetting that the story takes place during the Second World War and that women behaved differently from the present.

My grandmother had to wait until my mother got married to be able to separate from my grandfather who was a great cheater. Because at the time divorced or separated women were not well accepted by society.

I was outraged at her intention to accept the cheater back because she still loved him, but her children had a different opinion. They were disgusted by the abandonment of their father and began to hate him. There is a very strong scene where the children show him what he did to their family.

Our supposed hero turned out in the end besides being greedy, being a great coward who could not bear to face the consequences of his actions.

Our heroine continued to be the wonderful person she was and found happiness.

I finished the book exhausted and with a sadness in my heart. The author gave us strong feelings and a satisfying ending. I would prefer that the supposed hero live with the other woman until the end of his life in great wealth but miserable inside. But I'm a vengeful bitch.

I recommend reading.