quinta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2018

Opinião: "Unbound"

Autor: Sara Humphreys
Série: The Amoveo Legend #5.5
Editor: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Edição/reimpressão: Janeiro de 2015
Páginas: 146

Sinopse: The forces that bind them can also tear them apart…

Zachary McKenna is a warrior shapeshifter from the Lion Clan, trying to catch a break in the sun and surf of Mexico. Mai Tais and scantily clad beach beauties are just what he needs after his last battle. But the fun doesn’t last long before a beautiful young woman is mugged on his doorstep and Zach is pulled right back into the fray.

Zach has no idea of the danger Annabelle has unwittingly brought to his doorstep, until he discovers that losing her will almost certainly destroy him…

A minha opinião: Zachary McKenna é um metamorfo Amoveo do Clã dos Liões que resolveu ir curar as feridas da sua última batalha no México. A aproximar-se dos 30, sabe que irá perder os seus poderes se não encontrar a sua parceira, mas também sabe, porque tem partilhado sonhos com ela, que ela é humana, o que significa que, mesmo que a encontre, irá perder os poderes de qualquer forma...

Annabelle Caedo fugiu da família quando descobriu que planeavam usar os seus poderes para matar Amoveos. É que os Caedos têm como missão na vida matar Amoveos e não descansarão enquanto não os extinguirem. Depois de viver com os Caedo, Annabelle não partilha o seu ódio e sabe que são eles os maus da fita e não os Amoveo...

Ela resolve fugir para o México, mas não contava meter-se em sarilhos logo à chegada e precisar de ser salva... Mas quando reconhece o seu salvador como um Amoveo, e logo aquele com quem tem partilhado sonhos, resolve esconder a sua verdadeira identidade, não para se proteger a si, mas para o proteger a ele!

O que acontecerá quando ele descobrir quem ela realmente é? Conseguirá perdoar-lhe a decepção? E conseguirá ela realmente fugir à sua família?

Mais uma vez comecei uma série a meio, mas embora tenha noção que me faltava contexto, Unbound lê-se bem isoladamente. Apesar de ser uma novela, a autora consegue colocar muito conteúdo e muita história em poucas páginas. Gostei muito desta história do Romeu e Julieta num contexto paranormal e não ponho de parte ler outros livros da série.

Classificação: 4

quarta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2018

Opinião: "Double Doctors"

Autor: Candy Stone
Edição/reimpressão: Dezembro de 2017
ASIN: B078HF455S
Páginas: cerca de 225
Origem: Recebido em troca de uma opinião sincera

Sinopse: Two hot surgeons.
Four expert hands.
The possibilities are endless.

It was my first day at work as a nurse.
I tried to be professional.
Care for the patients. Learn from the doctors.
But I just couldn't concentrate.
My two new bosses were hot as hell.
Dangerously sinful.
By lunch time, they had me blushing.
By the afternoon, they had me begging.
I really shouldn't... right?
I'm supposed to look after the patients, not the surgeons.
But I want them.
Both of them.
Me in the middle.
Writhing and moaning.
So tonight after work, when the doctors order me to remove my clothing...
I'll do my best not to disappoint.

Do I have to choose?
Or is a throuple relationship just what the doctor ordered...

terça-feira, 16 de outubro de 2018

Opinião: "Mischief Under the Mistletoe: Holiday Hotties Just Waiting To Be Unwrapped"

Autores: Kristin Miller, Claudy Conn, Melanie James, Mindy Klasky, Holly S. Roberts, Stephanie Rowe, Diane Rinella, Kate Angell, Kimberly Kincaid, J.D. Tyler, Robin Covington, Suzanne Ferrell, Kathy Ivan, Selena Laurence, Jennie Marts, Teri Riggs, Jennifer Theriot, M.J. Fredrick. Deb Julienne
Edição/reimpressão: Novembro de 2015
ASIN: B0147H31BG

Sinopse: Nineteen contemporary holiday hotties, just waiting to be unwrapped from your favorite NY Times, USA Today, Amazon Bestselling, and Award Winning Authors. This anthology won't last long. Grab it while it's HOT!

Kristin Miller - The Bad Boy Meets his Match
When lingerie-store owner Cora Brennan plans a getaway at a quaint mountain retreat, she never expects to reunite with the playboy she spent a memorable night with in college. Can they finally admit their true feelings for each other before love is lost to them again?

Claudy Conn - Collide & Burn
Charlie knows when she first sees Wade Devon that he is
trouble. Wade likes to win. It is what he does and he wants her...no strings attached. She has to ask herself, should she, or shouldn't she.

Melanie James - Snowflakes, Exes, and Ohs
With two men vying for her affection, Abbie's heart is torn between the two. One has always been there for her, no matter what. The other left when she needed him the most.

Mindy Klasky - Fly Me to the Moon
Lexi thinks she's recovered from the fire that burned her years ago. But when she falls for PTSD-ridden army veteran Finn, she learns how deep some scars can be.

Holly S. Roberts - Ruck
Van, one of the best players in rugby and the hottest player between the sheets is looking for a holiday miracle. His brother won the girl and Van's heart is broken. Could the gift of a lifetime be his for the taking or will this bad boy ruck it up again?

Stephanie Rowe - Wrapped Up In You
Can the Christmas magic of a coastal Maine island heal two broken souls when a winter storm strands them together?

Diane Rinella - It's A Marshmallow World
One Christmas, Darla was given a mystical gift, along with an ominous message. Years later, meeting Chris puts her head in a spin. Could it be that gift from long ago holds the key to their happiness?

Kate Angell - Snow One Like You
A Vermont Christmas Eve blizzard forces Allie to close Hartley's General Store. Her best friend Rhys arrives by snowmobile, not wanting her to endure the snowstorm alone. A playful kiss under the mistletoe warms more than their hearts.

Kimberly Kincaid - Play Me
Sophie Drayton has seen enough of the wild life to know that Emilio Barrett is bad news. But the sexy stripper has secrets of his own. Will Sophie's past come back to haunt her, or will Emilio prove that a bad boy can be also be a good man?

J.D.Tyler - One Last Miracle
After a case gone horribly wrong, FBI Agent Mark McClendon retreats to his late grandfather's isolated cabin, determined to escape his pain. He's completely unprepared to find himself falling for his pretty new neighbor--but when the past comes gunning for him, Mark's newfound love may mean the difference between a second tragedy and a holiday miracle.

Robin Covington - When You Open Your Eyes
War tore Gabe and Ellie apart and three years later, he's almost given up any hope that she'll come back to him. When she returns just before the holidays, he wants nothing more for the damaged, stubborn woman he loves to stay forever but she's ready to run as soon as the gifts are opened. Chased by her nightmares, Gabe's only hope of keeping Ellie is to convince her that he'll be there when she opens her eyes.

Suzanne Ferrell- Close To The Mistletoe
When teacher Holly Murphy walks into Westen's only bar to help her friend celebrate a divorce, she doesn't expect hot carpenter Nick Fisher to save her from an embarrassing situation. His heated kisses awakens something deep inside her, but when someone sets his sights on Holly, will Nick be the one to protect her close to the mistletoe?

Kathy Ivan - Yours For The Holidays
At her hospital's annual Bachelor Auction, event organizer, Dr. Alanna Reeves, is blindsided when the tables are turned and Blake Donovan offers a huge donation--for her! Can a trip to Florida for the holidays help them discover their true feelings or drive them apart forever?

Selena Laurence - Prince of the Press
Marcus Ambrose, the newest face in political media, is one hot ticket. But when he meets his brother's down-to-earth secretary Renee, his own heart takes a knock. Can Marcus's famous 'full-court press' convince the woman of his dreams to take a shot at love?

Jennie Marts - Worth the Shot
Addison Cavanaugh had one rule: Do not date hockey players. So kissing the newest trade to her dad's team
should have been off-limits--even if he is hot enough to melt the ice. Is the new player worth the shot or is she is risking her heart in a game she can't possibly win?

Teri Riggs - Finding True's Love
Six months after True's last boss viciously attacked her, she's ready to take her therapist's advice and go back into the work force. She wants her life to be normal again and working for another man will be a giant step towards that goal.
Nick has been betrayed by a pretty face for the last time and has sworn off relationships. Or so he thought until the day his new assistant, True Kelly, walked into his office.

Jennifer Theriot - Unwrapping Noel
Noel Calabrese hates Christmas as much as she hates her life. While in the Napa Valley on a business trip, she meets Leon Hallas. Could this sexy, silver fox be her ticket to happiness?

MJ Fredrick - Bluestone Christmas
Come back to Bluestone, Minnesota for Christmas, where single mom Willow Branson has moved from Texas to make a home with her daughter. But moving from a Texas winter to a Minnesota one is more challenging than she expected, and handsome handyman Chase Granzer is more than happy to help her adapt...and keep her warm.

Deb Julienne - All I Want For Christmas
Rafe Donnelly hates everything to do with the holidays. Ali Sanders is a single mother, juggling two jobs and missing most of her son's childhood. Who knew a little boy's Santa wish could change so many lives?

A minha opinião: De uma maneira geral gostei bastante desta antologia. Ainda que tenha gostado mais de umas novelas do que de outras, só houve uma que desisti de ler porque me estava a parecer demasiado ser ficção cristã e eu, sinceramente, já não consigo...

Aqui ficam os links para cada uma das minhas opiniões, bem como a classificação que dei a cada uma das histórias:

Classificação: 4


segunda-feira, 15 de outubro de 2018

Opinião: "All I Want For Christmas"

Autor: Deb Julienne
Edição/reimpressão: Dezembro de 2015
Páginas: 123

Sinopse: Rafe Donnelly hates everything to do with the holidays. Ali Sanders is a single mother, barely hanging on. Juggling two jobs and missing most of her son's childhood. Who knew a little boy's Santa wish could change so many lives?

A minha opinião: All I Want For Christmas é um verdadeiro conto de Natal!

Rafe Donnelly odeia tudo o que tenha a ver com o Natal. Mas quando se vê forçado a ser o Pai Natal numa festa da caridade que patrocina acaba por conhecer Ali Sanders e o seu filho Gabriel. Gabriel recusa-se a dizer à mãe o que quer pelo Natal, afirmando que apenas fará o pedido ao Pai Natal. Contudo, ao contrário das outras crianças, ele não pede brinquedos, ele pede um emprego melhor para a mãe para que ela possa passar mais tempo com ele e estar menos cansada e sorrir mais. Ah, e um pai também era bom...

Rafe acaba por se interessar por eles e tenta ajudar passando algum tempo com Gabriel a fazerem actividades masculinas. Mas não é só Gabriel que o encanta e, por mais que tente negá-lo, também Ali o atrai imenso. Será este o Natal em que o desejo de todos (mesmo dos que não sabiam que o desejavam) se irá realizar?

Gostei bastante. Tem a dose certa de ternura e de magia do Natal e gostei particularmente dos elfos intrometidos...

All I Want For Christmas é mais uma das novelas incluída na antologia de novelas Mischief Under the Mistletoe.

Classificação: 4


Release Day Launch: Kimberly Kincaid’s CROSSING HOPE


From USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Kincaid comes CROSSING HOPE, the next standalone title in the Cross Creek series, now available! A series filled with rugged, salt of the earth heroes who happen to be brothers, and strong family dynamics, CROSSING HOPE is filled with heart, humor, and heat. Grab you copy today!

Marley Rallston would rather be anywhere other than too-small-for-a-map-dot Millhaven, Virginia. But thanks to a heap of debt, what was supposed to be a quick trip to fulfill her mother’s dying wish has turned into an extended stay with the family she never knew she had and the father who never wanted her. To top it off, now she’s being forced to do community service with the town’s biggest bad boy, when all she wants to do is make enough cash to get out of Dodge? Life can’t get much worse.

The only thing Greyson Whittaker cares about is his family’s farm. He’ll do anything to keep Whittaker Hollow in the black, including live up to his rough, tough reputation by running the place by himself, no matter the cost. Mandatory community service with the daughter of their biggest rival is the last thing he wants or needs. But the more time Greyson and Marley spend together, the hotter their attraction burns, and the more the unlikely pair begins to realize that forbidden fruit just might taste the sweetest…


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Marley’s boots clapped to a halt on the linoleum at the same time her heartbeat cranked way, way up in her chest. She blamed the former on the way the deputy—who had nervously picked her up from The Corner Market—had stopped short beside her, as well as the sight of her oldest brother Owen’s best friend standing a few feet away, his face locked in disbelief. The latter was entirely the fault of the man planted next to Lane, though. Between his tanned skin, the tall, muscular frame that nearly gave Lane’s a run for its money, and the inky black tattoo curling from beneath the sleeve of his T-shirt all the way to his left elbow, Marley really couldn’t help the visceral reaction.
Even if the guy was leveling her with a dark and stormy gaze that said he didn’t like what he was looking at in return.
“What the hell is going on here?” Lane’s voice crash-landed in Marley’s thoughts just in time to chase the flush from her face. What did she care what this scowling stranger thought of her, anyway? She had bigger problems at the moment, thanks.
Case in point. “I, uh,” Deputy Collingsworth stammered, turning roughly the color of summer strawberries as he cleared his throat. “I made an arrest.”
“I can see that,” Lane replied tightly. “What I meant was, would you care to elaborate on exactly why it is that you’ve arrested my best friend’s little sister?”
Marley’s gut fluttered, but she refused to let the sensation get anywhere near her face. She’d known exactly what she was doing when she’d claimed those groceries as her own. Even if the steel bars and jail cell were a whole lot more real now that they were standing starkly in front of her.
Deputy Collingsworth straightened. “She was shoplifting at The Corner Market. Travis Paulson caught her red-handed, and she admitted it, to him and to me. What else was I supposed to do?”
Shock streaked over Lane’s face, but it didn’t last. “Radio me, for starters,” he hissed, and the guy next to him released an audible, oh-please scoff that sent Marley’s brows hooking up. She opened her mouth to tell Lane and the deputy and God and anyone else within earshot that she didn’t want any special treatment.
But Lane was already shaking his head, the thought forgotten. “You know what, never mind. We’ve got a more immediate issue to deal with here.”
“Okay,” Woody said, enough of a question hanging in his voice that Lane huffed out a breath.
“I’ve also made an arrest, as you can see.” He jerked his chin at Tall, Dark, and Scowling. “And we can’t put two people of the opposite sex in the same jail cell.”
The guy’s face changed then, sending another curl of heat through Marley’s blood. “By all means. Ladies first,” he said, gesturing grandly at the single cell. His smirk was its own entity, taking over his unnervingly rugged and (ugh) undeniably good-looking face as if it had a life of its own. He could fill Wrigley Field with his arrogant attitude and ultra-cocky bravado. Even then, he was brimming with so much of both that he’d probably have to use a crowbar to cram it all in. Too bad for him and his sexy little smile, Marley was packing boatloads of backbone, herself.
And she was in just the mood to let it fly like a fifty-foot flag.
“Oh, no. Really. Age before beauty,” she maintained, planting her hands on the hips of her cutoffs and smiling so sweetly at the wide-open door to the cell, she damn near needed a root canal. “After you.”
The guy’s black brows shot toward the tousled waves falling over his forehead. “It wouldn’t be gentlemanly of me to step on your cute little toes. Please. I insist.”
Oh, my God, was this guy even for real?

And don’t miss the first three standalone titles in the Cross Creek series, CROSSING HEARTS, CROSSING THE LINE, and CROSSING PROMISES!

Hunter Cross has no regrets. Having left his football prospects behind the day he graduated high school, he’s happy to carry out his legacy on his family’s farm in the foothills of the Shenandoah. But when a shoulder injury puts him face-to-face with the high school sweetheart who abandoned town—and him—twelve years ago, Hunter’s simple life gets a lot more complicated.

Emerson Montgomery has secrets. Refusing to divulge why she left her job as a hotshot physical therapist for a pro football team, she struggles to readjust to life in the hometown she left behind. The more time she spends with Hunter, the more Emerson finds herself wanting to trust him with the diagnosis of MS that has turned her world upside down.

But revealing secrets comes with a price. Can Hunter and Emerson rekindle their past love? Or will the realities of the present—and the trust that goes with them—burn that bridge for good?


Cocky farmer Eli Cross plays twice as hard as he works. When his latest stunt drums up a heap of negative PR for the family farm, he grudgingly agrees to play host to an ambitious New York City photographer. Her feature on Cross Creek could be just the ticket to show the country what the Cross brothers do best…which is more problem than solution for Eli.

Scarlett Edwards-Stewart has photographed everything from end zones to war zones. She’s confident she can ace this one little story to help her best friend’s failing magazine. At least, she would be if her super-sexy host wasn’t so tight lipped. But the more Scarlett works with Eli, the more she discovers that he’s not who he seems. Can his secret bring them closer together? Or will it be the very thing that tears them apart?


For Owen Cross, the only thing that matters more than family is farming. As the oldest Cross brother, the land is his legacy, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make Cross Creek a success—including hiring local widow Cate McAllister to manage the bookkeeping tasks that are growing in his office like weeds. Cate’s as pragmatic as she is pretty, and she rattles his hard-fought composure at every turn.

Cate had known a lot of things about her husband before he died three years ago in a car accident, but how much debt he’d gotten them into wasn’t one of them. She needs her job at Cross Creek, even if her boss is both gruff and gorgeous. But Owen’s a family man, through and through, and the last thing Cate is interested in is anything—or anyone—with strings attached.

As Owen and Cate join forces to right the farm, they discover there’s more to the other than the surfaces shows, and that passion can be found in unexpected places. Can Cate heal from the loss of one family to gain the love of her life? Or will the past prove too much for the promise of the future?


About Kimberly Kincaid: Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2015 RWA RITA® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.  

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terça-feira, 9 de outubro de 2018

Top Ten Tuesday - Livros mais longos

Top Ten Tuesday é uma rubrica original do site The Broke and the Bookish, que passou, em 2018, para o site That Artsy Reader Girl, e na qual, cada semana, nos é dado um tema para o qual devemos fazer uma lista.

Esta semana o tema é Livros mais longos. Vou assumir que se refere ao número de páginas e não ao facto de parecerem intermináveis... Por ordem decrescente, os livros mais longos que já li:

1. Outlander de Diana Gabaldon - 850 páginas

2. Breaking Dawn de Stephenie Meyer - 768 páginas

3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix de J.K. Rowling - 766 páginas

4. Bag of Bones de Stephen King - 660 páginas

5. Eclipse de Stephenie Meyer - 629 páginas

6. In Too Deep & One Enchanted Moment de Lori Foster e Sarah Morgan - 608 páginas

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows de J.K. Rowling - 607 páginas

8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince de J.K. Rowling - 607 páginas

9. O Sangue de Cristo e o Santo Graal de Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh e Henry Lincoln - 600 páginas

10. Jane Eyre de Charlotte Brontë - 596 páginas

sábado, 6 de outubro de 2018

Opinião: "Bluestone Christmas"

Autor: M.J. Fredrick
Série: Welcome to Bluestone #4
Edição/reimpressão: Dezembro de 2015
Páginas: 91

Sinopse: Come back to Bluestone, Minnesota in a Christmas novella, where single mom Willow Branson has moved from Texas to make a home with her daughter. But moving from a Texas winter to a Minnesota one is more challenging than she expected, and handsome handyman Chase Granzer is more than happy to help her adapt…and keep her warm.

A minha opinião: No meu caso não foi um regresso, pois foi a minha primeira visita a Bluestone, no Minnesota. Mas não me importava de lá voltar...

Willow Branson acabou de se mudar do Texas para Bluestone, com a filha, depois do divórcio. E está determinada a ser uma mulher independente e a tratar de tudo sozinha. Mas os Invernos no Minnesota são bastante mais rigorosos do que os do Texas...

Felizmente Bluestone é uma cidade pequena onde todos se ajudam, e a ajuda chega na pessoa de Chase Granzer, um faz-tudo que tem todo o prazer em se colocar à sua disposição para a auxiliar em todas as suas necessidades...

Gostei bastante de Bluestone Christmas. Adorei ver como, aos poucos, o Chase se foi insinuando na vida da Willow e da filha, mas dando-lhe sempre espaço. E como conseguiu que ela percebesse que deixar alguém entrar e admitir que, às vezes, precisamos de ajuda, não tem de ser uma fraqueza. Um bom conto para ler na época natalícia!

Bluestone Christmas é mais uma das novelas incluída na antologia de novelas Mischief Under the Mistletoe.

Classificação: 4


sexta-feira, 5 de outubro de 2018

Opinião: "Finding True's Love"

Autor: Jennie Marts
Edição/reimpressão: Dezembro de 2015
Páginas: 182

Sinopse: Six months after True’s last boss viciously attacked her, she’s ready to take her therapist’s advice and go back into the work force. She wants her life to be normal again and working for another man will be a giant step towards her goal.

Nick has been betrayed by a pretty face for the last time and has sworn off relationships. Or so he thought until the day his new assistant, True Kelly, walked into his office.

They try to fight their attraction for each other, but fail. Are Nick and True ready to risk their hearts for a chance at happiness?

A minha opinião: True está prestes a começar um novo emprego, depois de ter sido atacada pelo anterior patrão. Não esperava que o seu novo patrão fosse Nick, o homem com quem teve uma relação há sete anos...

Ela ainda está a recuperar do trauma e ele já foi queimado várias vezes e a última coisa que procuram é uma nova relação, mas a atracção entre eles continua tão forte como antes...

Sinceramente, não fiquei fã... Percebo que a True fosse frágil, até como consequência do que lhe havia acontecido, mas quer dizer, é como se ela tivesse vítima escrito na testa... Não vou contar mais para não spoilar, mas digamos apenas que tudo quanto é demais, enjoa... E o Nick também não me convenceu por aí além...

Finding True's Love é mais uma das novelas incluída na antologia de novelas Mischief Under the Mistletoe.

Classificação: 3