domingo, 31 de agosto de 2014

[Opinião] Billionaire's Contract Engagement, de Maya Banks

Billionaire's Contract Engagement (Kings of the Boardroom)Billionaire's Contract Engagement by Maya Banks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆ {2.5/3}

Sinopse (em inglês)

He'd wanted her for six months. And the opportunity had finally arrived to make Celia Taylor his -- at least temporarily.
Billionaire businessman Evan Reese knew she was desperate to get him to sign with Maddox Communications. Perhaps he would. But first Celia needed to accompany him to beautiful Catalina for a family wedding. There he would wine, dine and seduce the stunning ad executive...for he knew she desired him, as well.
Yet would she still want him when Evan told her she'd be playing the role of his fake fiancee?

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Foi fraquinho, mas "comeu-se".

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sábado, 30 de agosto de 2014

[Opinião] Before We Kiss, de Susan Mallery

Before We KissBefore We Kiss by Susan Mallery
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Former pro-football kicker Sam Ridge has notoriously bad luck with women – from cheaters to fame chasers. Still, the gorgeous brunette at the bar in Fool’s Gold looks harmless – until she takes him home and he discovers a room devoted to securing a man, for life.

Dellina Hopkins never guessed that storing gowns from a friend’s bridal boutique would chase away her first and only fling. After her parents died, she skipped her “wild youth” to raise her sisters. She doesn’t want forever from Sam, but one night—all night—would’ve been nice.

His clean getaway gets messy when his firm hires Dellina to plan an event. As long hours lead to late nights, the two succumb to temptation again. Has Sam’s luck finally changed? Or this time, will Dellina be the one to run?

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Gostei. Contudo, não foi o melhor da série.
Estes últimos livros têm sido mais fraquinhos.

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sexta-feira, 29 de agosto de 2014

[Opinião] How A Cowboy Stole Her Heart, de Donna Alward

How a Cowboy Stole Her Heart (Larch Valley, #4)How a Cowboy Stole Her Heart by Donna Alward
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆ {2.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

Clay Gregory’s known Megan Briggs her whole life, and he’s been plenty worried about her while she’s been getting medical treatment. Now she’s back home and hiding away on the family ranch.

Knowing the stubborn cowgirl won’t accept his help willingly, he invites her to a family wedding to help him
avoid his aunt’s matchmaking!

He plans to remind Meg she’s still the girl who can beat him in a horse race! But as she steps out in her curve-hugging red dress, her skills on a horse are suddenly the furthest thing from his mind…

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Não achei nada de especial. Podia ter sido melhor.

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quinta-feira, 28 de agosto de 2014

[Opinião] Origin In Death, de J.D. Robb

Origin in Death (In Death #21)Origin in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

★★★★★

Sinopse (em inglês)

Set in 2059 in New York City, the number-one bestselling In Death series has given fans a searing glimpse into near-future law and order. Now, as scientists work to expand the limits of technology, Detective Eve Dallas tracks the cunning, cold-blooded killer of a father and son.

A pioneer of modern reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Wilfred B. Icove, is found dead in his office-murdered in a chillingly efficient manner: one swift stab to the heart. Struck by the immaculate condition of the crime scene, Dallas suspects a professional killing. Security disks show a stunningly beautiful woman calmly entering and leaving the building-the good doctor's final appointment.

Known as "Dr. Perfect," the saintly Icove devoted his life to his family and his work. His record is clean. Too clean for Dallas. She knows he was hiding something and suspects that his son-and successor-knows what it is. Then, like father, like son, the young Dr. Icove is killed . . . with the same deadly precision.

But who is the mystery woman-and what was her relationship with the good doctors?While her husband, Roarke, works behind the scenes, Dallas follows her darkest instincts into the Icoves' pasts. What she discovers are men driven to create perfection-playing fast and loose with the laws of nature, the limits of science, and the morals of humanity.

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Adorei, do início ao fim.
Foi dos livros desta série que mais gostei até agora! ♥

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quarta-feira, 27 de agosto de 2014

[Opinião] Rosie Dunne, de Cecelia Ahern

Rosie DunneRosie Dunne by Cecelia Ahern
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆ {2.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, their relationship gets closer by the day, until Alex gets the news that his family is leaving Dublin and moving to Boston. At 17, Rosie and Alex have just started to see each other in a more romantic light. Devastated, the two make plans for Rosie to apply to colleges in the U.S. She gets into Boston University, Alex gets into Harvard, and everything is falling into place, when on the eve of her departure, Rosie gets news that will change their lives forever:

She's pregnant by a boy she'd gone out with while on the rebound from Alex. Her dreams for college, Alex, and a glamorous career dashed, Rosie stays in Dublin to become a single mother, while Alex pursues a medical career and a new love in Boston. But destiny is a funny thing, and in this novel, structured as a series of clever e-mails, letters, notes, and a trail of missed opportunities, Alex and Rosie find out that fate isn't done with them yet.

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Decidi ler este livro quando vi o trailer da sua adaptação cinematográfica (Love, Rosie), pois pareceu-me muito bem. Contudo, não consegui terminá-lo.
O enredo até era muito interessante, mas não gostei do formato em que o livro estava escrito (cartas, postais, etc).
Não estava a gostar da leitura e, por isso, decidi parar.
Porém, apesar de tudo isto, ainda faço intenções de ver o filme, visto que gosto muito dos protagonistas - a Lily Collins e o Sam Claflin.

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segunda-feira, 25 de agosto de 2014

[Opinião] Bloodlines, de Richelle Mead

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆ {3.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir - the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir - is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill's guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty - a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning...

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Gostei, mas não foi nada de especial.

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sábado, 23 de agosto de 2014

[Opinião] The Hook-Up, de Abigail Barnette

The Hook-Up (The Boss, #2.5)The Hook-Up by Abigail Barnette
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

After cancer put a year of his life on hold, Neil Elwood is finally back where he thought he belonged, at the head of his media empire. But when the job takes him to London and away from his girlfriend, Sophie, he begins to reevaluate his priorities.

Neil isn’t sure what to expect when Sophie suggests a one-on-one night between him and their lover, Emir. When the two men have dinner together, sparks fly, and Neil recognizes a rare opportunity to give sexual submission another try.

Though taking charge is all he knows, Neil is willing to obey, at least for one night. Under Emir’s command, Neil discovers a whole new side of his sexuality, and he learns that sometimes, surrendering control can feel so, so good…

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Gostei. :)

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[Opinião] The Girlfriend, de Abigail Barnette

The Girlfriend (The Boss, #2)The Girlfriend by Abigail Barnette
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Unemployed, blacklisted, and pregnant, Sophie Scaife’s life is totally upside down. Her relationship with publishing magnate Neil Elwood is on the rocks. Her best friend’s career is igniting. And Sophie is afraid she’ll make one of the toughest decisions of her life alone…

When a devastating diagnosis forces Neil to return to London, Sophie throws caution to the wind to follow her heart across the Atlantic. Keeping a scorching D/s affair as red-hot in sickness as it was in health is a challenge, even for two lovers as inventive as Sophie and Neil. But Sophie is more than willing to try anything her Sir commands, and their fantasies of control become a welcome refuge from the daily stress of illness.

While Neil’s wealth and privilege make adjusting to her new situation easier, Sophie finds herself rebuilding her life around an uncertain future. And while both of them face the changes between them head-on, they’re all too aware that their happiness may be fleeting—and Sophie could lose Neil forever.

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Estou a gostar muito desta série. Está a ser muito diferente de todos os outros livros que se enquadram no género erótico, está a ser muito melhor.
Nunca tinha lido nada desta autora - Abigail Barnette, mas está a ser uma surpresa muitíssimo agradável.

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terça-feira, 19 de agosto de 2014

[Críticas] Outlander, de Diana Gabaldon

Outlander (Outlander, #1)Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆ {3.5}

Sinopse:
Claire leva uma vida dupla. Tem um marido num século e um amante noutro…
Em 1945, Claire Randall, ex-enfermeira do Exército, regressa da guerra e está com o marido numa segunda lua-de-mel quando inocentemente toca num rochedo de um antigo círculo de pedras. De súbito, é transportada para o ano de 1743, para o centro de uma escaramuça entre ingleses e escoceses. Confundida com uma prostituta pelo capitão inglês Black Jack Randall, um antepassado e sósia do seu marido, é a seguir sequestrada pelo poderoso clã MacKenzie. Estes julgam-na espia ou feiticeira, mas com a sua experiência em enfermagem, Claire passa por curandeira e ganha o respeito dos guerreiros. No entanto, como corre perigo de vida a solução é tornar-se membro do clã, casando com o guerreiro Jamie Fraser, que lhe demonstra uma paixão tão avassaladora e um amor tão absoluto que Claire se sente dividida entre a fidelidade e o desejo… e entre dois homens completamente diferentes em duas vidas irreconciliáveis.
Vive-se um período excepcionalmente conturbado nas Terras Altas da Escócia, que culminará com a quase extinção dos clãs na batalha de Culloden, entre ingleses e escoceses. Catapultada para um mundo de intrigas e espiões que pode pôr em risco a sua vida, uma pergunta insistente martela os pensamentos de Claire: o que fazer quando se conhece o futuro?
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{ ALERTA SPOILERS }
Estava muito entusiasmada para ler este livro. Com as críticas no Goodreads bastante positivas e o trailer da série a despertar-me o interesse, resolvi ler.

Gostei, apesar de achar que podia ter sido melhor. Houve uma cena, em particular, que não gostei NADA!
O Jaime é tão bom rapazinho, tão querido e tal... até que bate na Claire para a castigar porque ela desobedeceu. Ela é o quê..? Um cão? Percebo que naqueles tempos, esta atitude era considerada normal, mas o Jamie podia ter uma mentalidade diferente.
Decidi ignorar esta parte do livro por completo porque, caso contrário, o livro estaria completamente estragado e não queria fazer isso porque o resto até foi bom.
Penso que não vão incluir esta parte na série, seria muito estúpido da parte deles.

Apesar de ter gostado da Claire, adorei a Jenny e fiquei muito curiosa com o passado da Geillis.

Vou ver a série, porque parece ser muito boa, até quiçá, melhor que o livro.

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[Crítica] The Epilogue, de Kiera Cass

The Epilogue (The Selection #3.1)The Epilogue by Kiera Cass
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Opinião:
ADOREI!! :)
Apesar da escrita não ser perfeita e de alguns momentos serem confusos, foi lindo! ♥-♥

Quero ler mais! Felizmente, já estão confirmados mais dois livros onde podemos ver o futuro da America - um deles chama-se THE HEIR (em português, O HERDEIRO). Quase que aposto que é sobre o filho do Maxon e da America. *-*


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[Crítica] The Boss, de Abigail Barnette

The Boss (The Boss, #1)The Boss by Abigail Barnette
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆ {3.5}

Sinopse:
Sophie Scaife almost ran away once, trading her ticket to college for a ticket to Tokyo. But a delayed flight and a hot one-night stand with a stranger changed her mind, putting her firmly on track to a coveted position at a New York fashion magazine.

When the irresistible stranger from that one incredible night turns out to be her new boss – billionaire and publishing magnate Neil Elwood – Sophie can’t resist the chance to rekindle the spark between them… and the opportunity to explore her submissive side with the most Dominant man she’s ever known.

Neil is the only man who has ever understood Sophie’s need to submit in the bedroom, and the only man who has ever satisfied those desires. When their scorching, no-strings-attached sexual relationship becomes something more, Sophie must choose between her career and heart… or risk losing them both.
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Gostei. :)
Espero que a série continue assim. Contudo, fez-me lembrar imenso o filme O Diabo Veste Prada (a Gabriella só me fez lembrar a Miranda; As duas assistentes: a Penelope é tal e qual a Emily - ruiva e sempre a fazer dietas; e a Sophie - alta, magra e morena) e a série Ugly Betty (toda a temática da revista de Moda; e por a nova revista de chamar Mode).

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[Crítica] Adrian's Lost Chapter, de Richelle Mead

Adrian's Lost Chapter (Bloodlines, #0.5)Adrian's Lost Chapter by Richelle Mead
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Opinião:
Gostei quanto baste. Confesso que o Adrian nunca foi personagem que eu gostasse muito, mas até gostei dele neste pequeno "capítulo perdido". Pode ser que mude de opinião com esta série.
Adorei "ver" a Rose e o Dimitri outra vez. :)

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[Crítica] Survivor In Death, de J. D. Robb

Survivor in Death (In Death #20)Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse:
No affairs. No criminal connections. No DNA. No clues. Eve Dallas may be the best cop in the city - not to mention having the lavish resources of her husband Roarke at her disposal - but the Swisher case has her baffled. The family members were murdered in their beds with brutal, military precision. The state-of-the-art security was breached, and the killers used night vision to find their way through the cozy middle-class house. Clearly, Dallas is dealing with pros. The only mistake they made was to overlook the nine-year-old girl cowering in the dark in the kitchen. . .

Now Nixie Swisher is an orphan - and the sole eyewitness to a seemingly inexplicable crime. Kids are not Dallas's strong suit. But Nixie needs a safe place to stay, and Dallas needs to solve this case. Not only because of the promise she made to Nixie. Not only for the cause of justice. But also to put to rest some of her own darkest memories - and deepest fears. With her partner Peabody on the job, and watching her back - and with Roarke providing the kind of help only he can give - Lieutenant Eve Dallas is running after shadows, and dead-set on finding out who's behind them.
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Gostei muito. Gostei do caso em si, gostei da interacção da Eve e do Roarke com a Nixie, gostei de tudo. :)

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