Saltar para: Posts [1], Pesquisa e Arquivos [2]



Title: Holly Madison

Series: Sins of the Father #2

Author: Jen Khan

Release Date: September 2014

 

goodreads

Synopsis

I'm Holly. I wear pencil skirts, heels, and never have a hair out of place. Well, that was until I met Tristan Holt. Now, my hair is always a freakin' wreck, whether it's due to being on the back of his motorcycle, or because he's pullin it. He's a dominant one. Either way, he's changed me, helped me to step outside of my comfort zone.
He's also a player, bad boy type who runs his own MMA gym on the outskirts of Tryon. His very own fight club, if you will. I wonder if there are rules there like in the movie. It's probably not that cool.
The man infuriates me, sets my blood to boil. I let him worm his way into my thoughts and my heart like a stupid, stupid little girl. Even worse? I can tell he is falling for me. That is, until he finds out about my secret.
Now, in my defense, I didn't even know it was as bad as it is until all of the horrifying pieces are put together.
My father continues to ruin my life one effing blow after another from the comfort of his very own jail cell. Oh yeah, I didn't tell you that he murdered a woman, did I? Well, watch how that blows up in my face.


***Warning*** This book is intended for adults 18 years and older. Descriptive sexual content and language.***

 

Buy Links

Amazon US | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon AU

 

 

 

Review

Holly Madison sempre ficou com o pé atrás no que toca aos homens, com o pai preso por ter fugido de um acidente que resultou na morte de uma mulher quando ela era pequena, Holly cresceu apenas com a figura materna.

Tristian quando a mãe morreu num acidente de carro em que ele também ia, não conseguiu ultrapassar essa fase da sua vida a forma que ele arranjou foi entrar no mundo das drogas e a vida de playboy. Para melhorar a sua vida, Tristian abriu um ginásio com aulas de kickboxing, e é onde ele e Holly sentem a atração entre os dois pela primeira vez.

Holly tem a sua vida bem planeada, não procura uma relação pois não consegue confiar nos homens para que isso seja possível. Tristian não quer ninguém porque é um playboy e assentar na vida para ele parece uma miragem.

Uma noite sem querer transforma-se em duas e uma noite Holly decide surpreendê-lo e dá de caras com Tristian e Giggles em actos mais impróprios para os olhos inocentes. Destroçada e sempre a pensar nele, digamos que ele não a deixa esquecê-lo com mensagens de texto e chamadas que Holly deixa ir para o voice mail, o pensamento é sempre Tristian Tristian Tristian.

Holly Madison já sofreu ao longo da sua vida, mostra-se ser forte, com a cabeça no lugar e objetivos definidos e pronta a cumpri-los, por vezes apesar de ter problemas de confiança mostra que por vezes é bom não pensar e atirarmo-nos de cabeça e seguir o que o coração nos manda.

Tristian Holt por Holly vai tentar ser um homem melhor.

A história não começa com normalmente é hábito, as personagens já se conheciam no inicio deste livro, é uma leitura rápida e cativante, é fácil apaixonarmo-nos pelo Tristian e a sua personagem é a que tem uma mudança mais evidente ao longo do livro. É uma boa continuação do livro anterior Emma Chase e sem duvida que aos poucos vamos ficando curiosos com as outras personagens e querendo saber mais sobre elas.

 

Holly Madison has something that pulls her back when it comes to man, with her dad being arrested for leaving an car accident that resulted in the death of a woman when Holly was little, Holly grew only with the mother figure.
Tristian's mother died in a car accident, he never overcame that moment in his life and that is when he enters in a world of drugs and becames a playboy. To improve his life, Tristian opened a gym with kickboxing classes, and it's where he and Holly feel the attraction between the two.
Holly has her life well-planned, not looking for a relationship because she can't trust men. Tristian doesn't want anybody because of his playboy life and to be in a relationship is like a mirage to him.
One night turns into two and one night Holly decides to surprise him and she is the one to get a surprise when she catches Tristian and Giggles in improper acts for innocent eyes. Shattered and always thinking of him, well she can't really forget him since he doesn't stop sending her text messages and leaving voice mail after voice mail, her thougths is just Tristian Tristian Tristian.

Holly Madison has suffered throughout her life, she is a strong independent woman, with her head in place and ready to set goals and stick to them, sometimes despite having trust issues Holly shows that sometimes it's best not to think and dive in with your heart.
Tristian will try to be a better man thanks to Holly.
The story doesn't begin as its normal, the characters already knew each other at the beginning of the book, is a quick and engaging read, it is easy to fall in love with Tristian and his character is the one that has a more obvious change throughout the book. It is a good continuation of the previous book Emma Chase, it's undoubtedly that gradually we become curious about the other characters and wanting to know more about them.

 

Excerpt

Before I knew it, I found myself pinned to the wall holding my breath, covering my mouth so that I didn’t scream at the top of my lungs.
Asshole.
The leggy blonde who I will now refer to as Giggles, because she giggled incessantly was well…giggling. Tristan was moaning. How the hell could he go from me last night to that in there tonight?
I heard the sound of a zipper followed by a male hiss and a female giggle/gasp. I thought I was going to be sick. My eyes roamed the hall leading to the office taking in the clothing that was discarded throughout. Then her lacy bra went sailing through the air in what seemed to be slow motion, like in one of those Bruce Willis action flicks, landing poetically at my feet.
My mouth watered and I could feel the bile slowly trudging up my throat. I needed to get the hell out of there and fast.
I squeezed my eyes and covered my ears when she giggled.
Again.
It was time to make my escape. I tilted my head back, opened my eyes looking to the heavens for guidance and thought, “God are you there? It’s me, Holly.” Nothing. “No?” Of course not.
“Leave your message after the beep” was more like the response I was used to.
I skirted by the office unnoticed only to be captured by Giggles’ lacy bra that had tangled itself firmly around my ankle and held on for dear life. I lifted my leg doing a one legged hop trying to shake it off but the damn thing wouldn’t give up. It had me in a death grip. I reached down, grabbed the bra, peeled it from my ankle and slung it behind me as I ran out the back door.

 

A mostrar HM_Teaser6.jpg

 

Emma Chase (Sins of the Father #1)

A mostrar Emma Chase_Cover.jpg

 

 

goodreads
Buy Links
Author Bio

A mostrar authorpic.jpg

Jen Khan is that very unassuming gal at first sight due to her quiet nature, but look out when she lets you into her world. Buckle up and get ready for an adventure. You will find her at a party, or just out and about with friends sitting in the corner taking a minute to assess her surroundings and the people in it before she dives in with her quick witt, charm and slinging her endless supply of sarcasm. She's a mom, aunt, teacher, dancing puppet to little people, chauffer, walking ATM, and master of all things domestic. She loves her son, family, friends, wine, giggling, singing out of tune and dancing like a fool. She has a zest for life that rubs off on everyone in her presence.
Jen has always been an aspiring writer/author. She woke up one morning realizing that it was time to make it happen. She is a teacher by trade which allowed her to put her skills to use. You will find adventure, suspense and always romance in her books.
Jen lives in Northern Virginia with her son. When she needs a break from the daily chaos of her life, you can most likely find her going out for a run, on her treadmill or with her beloved Kindle in hand.

Facebook | Amazon | Twitter | Goodreads

 

Giveaway

Giveaway: 1 - $20 Amazon Gift Card; 2 – eCopies of Emma Chase (Sins of the Father #1) (INT)

a Rafflecopter giveaway 

 

publicado às 13:52

A mostrar BallinHand_FrontCover.jpg

Title: Ball In Hand

Author: Libby Thomas

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

goodreads

 

 

 

Synopsis

When Sam Middleton catches her classy boyfriend in the throes of a supremely unclassy affair, she retreats to the comfort of a dingy bar that reminds her of home. There, a much younger man entices her to play a game of pool.

He needs a roommate. She needs a place to stay. One thing leads to another and Sam finds herself moving into an apartment building full of college boys. Sam is not easily enticed by the bevy of young studs, but the ambient testosterone causes Sam to reevaluate her position and thrust herself back into the dating pool-table that is.

Dating is much more fun now that she is older, wiser, and the ball is in her hand-so to speak.

 

Review

Quando se apanha o namorado atado a uma cama com outra mulher o que se quer é fugir. Para Sam seria mais fácil caso ela não morasse no mesmo apartamento que ele, a sua única solução é tentar encontrar uma casa para morar que não seja muito cara. Com a urgência que ela tem, Sam vê-se a morar com mais dois estudantes universitários. Um dos estudantes é Max Holder, que no fim da noite em que Sam estava a afogar as suas mágoas, tentou ter sorte no quarto com ela. No estado embriagado em que Sam se encontrava a diferença de idades só lhe passou pela cabeça quando já estavam a ficar em trajes menores.

Para Luke Holder, irmão de Max, as coisas também não lhe correm tão bem, um dia quando chega do trabalho encontra a sua namorada com as malas à porta para sair e ele não a impede.

Enquanto que Sam trabalha num canil, Luke é professor na Universidade, ambos estão na idade de formar uma família e ter uma casa, mas por vezes estar sozinho é melhor que acompanhado.

Quando os dois se encontram, Sam já se encontra a viver com os universitários e Luke vai a casa do irmão, não sabendo Luke entra na casa de banho sem bater na porta e dá-se de cara com Sam enrolada na toalha acabada de sair do banho. Apesar de a 'reunião' ter sido breve, nem Luke ou Sam conseguem esquecer aquele momento. Quando estão juntos a atracção está lá e o conforto também, Sam não está preparada para outra relação depois do que se passou com o ex.

Ball in Hand é um romance que me deixou a querer mais, inicialmente estava com um pouco de receio por ser uma rapariga mais velha a ir morar com dois rapazes universitários, isto porque já tive uma má experiência com outro livro em que também era 'Rapariga vai viver com mais quatro rapazes'. É o primeiro livro que leio da autora, tem momentos em que nos podemos rir, a relação entre os irmãos Holder é fantástica por vezes até nos transporta para a narrativa. Acho que é uma leitura de conforto, rápida, impossível parar assim que se comece a ler. Adorei o facto de falarem de um canil e de como por vezes os cães mais 'bonitinhos' são os que conseguem arranjar mais facilmente uma família, e mostra que é real por vezes família não querem mais os animais porque ficaram muito grandes ou porque simplesmente já não o querem em casa, é uma triste realidade.

 

********************************************************************************************

 

When you find your boyfriend tied to a bed with another woman, all you want is to get out of there. For Sam it would be easier if she didn't live in the same apartment, her only solution is to try to find a place to live that isn't too expensive. She needs a home with a little urgency and cheap, that's why she goes to live with two college guys. One of the students is Max Holder, who at the end of the night when Sam was drowning her sorrows, tried to get lucky in the room with her. In drunken state in which Sam was, the age difference only occurred to her when they were getting without clothes.
For Luke Holder, Max's brother, things didn't go so well, one day when he arrives home from work his girlfriend have her bags by the door and ready to leave, he doesn't stop her.
While Sam works in a animal shelter, Luke is a professor at the University, both are at the age to form a family and have a house, but sometimes being alone is better than to be with someone.
When the two meet, Sam is already living with the guys and Luke goes to his brother's house, not knowing Luke enters in the bathroom without knocking to find himself face to face with Sam wrapped in towel, freshly bath. Although the 'meeting' have been brief, neither Luke or Sam can forget that moment. When together the attraction is there and comfort too, Sam is not ready for another relationship after what happened with her past one.
Ball in Hand is a novel that left me wanting for more, initially I was a little afraid because it is an older girl to move in with two college, and I had a bad experience with another book that was also 'Girl goes to live with four other guys'. It is the first book I read by the author, we can laugh with this one, the relationship between the Holder brothers is fantastic, it's so sweet that sometimes it's like you are one of the characters. I think it's a comfy read, fast, impossible to stop as soon as you start reading. I loved the fact that it talks about a animal shelter and how sometimes the more 'cute' dogs are those who can more easily get a family, and shows that sometimes the family doesn't want the animals because they became too big or because they simply don't want then anymore, which is a sad reality.

 

Buy Links

Amazon | B&N 

 

Author Bio

Libby Thomas is a social worker by day and writer by night. She has been an avid reader of romance novels since she was 12 years old  when she had to sneak them off of her mother’s night stand.   

FacebookGoodreads

 

Author Interview Questions

Do you ever experience writer’s block? 

Not yet.  I get some anxiety at about the two thirds mark.  I get a sinking sensation that it’s not going to be enough.  But after a few days of stress I gather my courage and finish the book.

Do you work with an outline, or just write?

I just write.  I have an outline in my head but I don’t write it down.  I just sit and write with the goal of 10,000 words a week.  Most weeks I fall short.

Can you tell us about your challenges in getting your first book published? 

The biggest challenge in self publishing for me has been just learning the ropes.  Thankfully I have connected with some amazing people who are happy to help a newbie get through the hoops. 

Have you written a book you love that you have not been able to get published? 

I have only written two at this time and I love them both and I plan to self publish both of them.  All hail the digital age. 

How did you come up with the title? 

After rereading the book for editing I realized what an integral part of the story the pool table is.  So I searched a list of billiards terms and Ball in Hand had the sort of double entendre I was looking for. 

Giveaway

1- $25 Amazon giftcard. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

 

publicado às 10:44

A mostrar blogtourv2.png

AVISO: Para idades maduras! » +18

WARNING: For mature crowd! » +18

Indiscretion: Volume One

goodreads

 

Sinopse

F*ck and chuck. Pump and dump. Hit it and quit it. One night stand. Didn’t matter how I branded it—that’s all she had wanted it to be. That much was clear when she left me with my pants down and my dick still out.
What she hadn’t counted on was fate intervening and our worlds colliding—again.
The day I showed back up in the life of Chloe Griffins, I knew I had to have her again. My body was hungry for another taste. Like an addict, I’d been craving another hit for months, and there she was—flesh and bone, tits and ass.
The fact that she worked for the competition should’ve been reason enough for me to leave her alone. I had a job to do that summer and f*cking Chloe wasn’t part of it. But I was like a man possessed.
I’d do whatever it took to have her again.
Review
Logo com a primeira linha comecei a rir. Chloe encontra-se na despedida de solteira da melhor amiga, Jackie, que lhe está a dar na cabeça por não se divertir e deixar-se levar pelo momento e ver as vistas. Chloe acredita que para ela o príncipe encantado não existe, ao longo da vida ir perdendo as pessoas que mais ama (por diferentes motivos) levam-na a querer que nunca vai encontrar um homem com quem queira passar o resto da vida, como Jackie encontrou o seu.

Ao olhar o redor do bar dá-se de caras com um par de olhos azuis que a deixam fixada, já para não falar do seu corpo de morrer, mas Chloe acha que o dono desses olhos é muita areia para a sua camioneta. Com a ajuda da bebida e a insistência da amiga, Chloe acaba por se ir abrindo mais durante a noite e tenta aproveitar a noite.

 

"I could see from here—this guy was smokin’. And not like a ‘let’s cook some marshmallows over the fire’ kind of smokin’. He was three-alarm blaze, call-in-the-water-bombers smokin’."

 

Quando vai a sair da casa de banho ela repara que existem urinóis, ora casa de banho das senhoras isso não é necessário, com o seu estado de embriaguez ela nem notou que se enganou na porta. Ao tentar sair leva com a porta na cara e sente umas mãos a segurarem-na, ao olhar para cima vê os olhos azuis que tinha visto anteriormente ao longe. 

Max sempre consegue tudo o que quer, e ele queria Chloe desde que a tinha visto do outro lado do bar. Acabam por tomar uma bebida numa sala VIP o que leva a one night stand. Ela não acredita que foi capaz de ter sexo com um desconhecido num bar pede licença para se ir refrescar e acaba por o deixar sozinho e ir para casa.

Dois meses depois, Chloe encontra-se no chão do seu escritório numa posição comprometedora e ouve passos e depois uma voz perto dela que reconhece. É aqui que Max e Chloe se encontram após a sua abrupta escapadela, onde durante esse tempo nenhum dos dois conseguiu esquecer aquela noite em Nova York.

Este livro tem os pontos de vista de ambas as personagens principais, é um livro mais pequeno porque é apenas o volume um. É uma história cativante onde por um lado temos Chloe que gosta de usar palavras que mais ninguém conhece e pensa que devido ao que se passou no seu passado nunca vai encontrar a sua alma gémea por isso dedica-se ao trabalho e acha que one night stand é o que precisa. Por outro lado temos Max que vem de um nivel social diferente, é confiante, não aceita um 'não' como resposta por isso consegue sempre o que quer, como Chloe dedica-se demasiado ao trabalho e uma relação séria também não é o que procura.

É uma leitura leve, ideal para ler numa tarde na praia (a água fria ajuda), quando acabarem este vão querer ler logo o outro.

 

********************************************************************************************

 

In the first line started laughing. Chloe is in her best friends bachelorette party, Jackie, who is giving her a bad time for not having fun and letting herself get carried away by the moment and see the what's arround her. Chloe believes that her prince charming doesn't exist, In her life she has lost people that she loved the most (for different reasons), so she believes that she'll never find the right man for her to spend the rest of her life with, as Jackie found hers.
When looking around the bar she sees a pair of blue eyes that leave her fixed to them, not to mention his body is to die for, but Chloe finds that the owner of these eyes is a lot of sand for her truck. With the help of the drink and the insistence of her friend, Chloe ends up opening more and tries to enjoy the night.

 

"I could see from here—this guy was smokin’. And not like a ‘let’s cook some marshmallows over the fire’ kind of smokin’. He was three-alarm blaze, call-in-the-water-bombers smokin’."

 

When going out of the bathroom she notices that there are urinals, in the ladies room that's no necessary, in her drunken state she didn't even notice what signal was at the door. Chloe goes to the door but it opens and she takes it in her face, she feels hands arround her, making her stay put, that's when she looks up and see the pair of blue eyes.

Max always gets everything he wants, and he wanted Chloe since he'd seen her in the other side of the bar. He ask her to take a drink, she says yes and they are out to have a drink in a VIP room which leads to one night stand. She does not believe that was able to have sex with a stranger in a bar, so she asks permission to go cool off and ultimately leave it alone and go home.

Two months later, Chloe is on the floor of her office in a compromising position and hears footsteps and then a voice close to her that she recognizes. This is where Max and Chloe found each other after her abrupt getaway, during that time apart neither of them could forget that night in New York.
This book has the points of view of both main characters, is a smaller book because it is only volume one. It is a captivating story where on one hand we have Chloe who likes to use words that nobody else knows and thinks because of what happened in her past she will never find a soul mate, she's so dedicated to work and think one night stand is what she needed. On the other hand we have Max who comes from a different social level, is confident, doesn't accept 'no' for an answer so he always gets what he want, just like Chloe he is dedicated to work and a long term relationship is also not what he's looking for.
It is a light reading, ideal to read in an afternoon on the beach (cold water helps), when you finish this you'll want to read the other and the next and the final one.

 

Indiscretion: Volume Two (Indiscretion, #2)

Synopsis

Fraternizing with the competition? Check.
Risking everything I’d worked so hard for? Check.
Mind-shattering orgasms? Double check.
Max Richfield made me forget myself. Forget all the reasons why I’d chosen to be alone for so long. I had goals. I needed stability. He brought chaos. I’d taken years erecting my walls. And with good reason, I would soon discover.
Now my inability to see beyond Max’s charm could cost me everything.

goodreads

 

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo iTunes

INDISCRETION: Volume Three releases September 1st

INDISCRETION: Volume Four releases September 15th

 

Find out more about INDISCRETION: Volume One

Goodreads | AmazonBarnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes

 

Connect with Elisabeth Grace

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest | Google+ | Instagram

 

If you’re US based and you want to receive a text message when Elisabeth has a new book go LIVE, text ROMANCE to 313131!

 

Giveaway

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

publicado às 13:47