3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (9): Day 2

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Hello! I was tagged, for the 9th time to to the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge. Thanks to Percy @PERCY READS for tagging me.

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. (consider yourself tagged!)

Yesterday I posted a quote from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, today I’m doing one from Like Candy by Debra Doxer and you can check out my review of this book here.

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (9): Day 1

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Hello! I was tagged, for the 9th time to to the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge. Thanks to Percy @PERCY READS for tagging me.

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. (consider yourself tagged!)

Today I’m posting a quote from Me Before You from Jojo Moyes, and you can check out my review of this book here.

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A Fine Mess (Kelly Siskind)

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Some guys should come with a warning label . . . 

Sawyer West is Mr. One-Night Stand. He doesn’t do relationships or promises or feelings. He’s never cared enough to get involved. Until Lily Roberts. She’s sweet and shy and sexy as sin, and resisting her is testing his self-control. She believes Sawyer can be a better man, and for the first time in his life, he wants to be. But change isn’t easy, and Sawyer would do anything to protect Lily from his past self. Even break his own heart . . .

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I’M SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS BOOK! Eheh. This is my third Kelly Siskind’s book. I’ve read Chasing Crazy, which I loved, and then I read My Perfect Mistake, which is the first book if the Over the Top series, and I also loved it, so I was expecting great things for this one, and let me tell you: it did not disappoint.

Once again the writing was just perfection, the right mix of funny and emotional. I loved the dual POV and the clear difference between Sawyer and Lily’s voices – because they’re like night and day.

I already loved these two characters, but I was surprised by how much we didn’t really know them until this book, and by how much more depth they both had. Lily was definitly unique and I wasn’t expecting that little twist, and I thought it was genius. Kudos to Siskind for including such a frowned upon disorder and giving us a peek into the real issues behind it. I loved Lily all the more because of it. And Sawyer, oh boy… Sawyer was beyond amazing! I loved Kolton from book 1, but kid or no kid, I think Sawyer is now my favorite. He was just wonderful!

I feel like I’m repeating myself way too much, but I loved loved loved their romance – I had been waiting for it since Aspen. In a way it was crazy fast, but at the same time it really wasn’t, given that they had known each other, and had feelings for each other for months. Their chemistry was off the charts, and I really liked how they didn’t judge each other and were so supportive.

The fallout was heartbreaking, but I think it was needed, especially for Lily to realize how awesome she is all by herself, and doing what she needed to do (and for her to know that she could do it!). But Sawyer’s state… it broke my heart! But then the ending was perfect, just perfect! I loved how he put himself in her hands… PERFECT!!!!

The side characters were amazing as usual, and I loved to have a glimpse at Shay and Kolton – and to know that public places are very much still their thing, and Raven and Nico… I’m dying to know their story 😀 (especially after that last chapter!!!!).

Guys, if you haven’t yet read any book of this series, what are you waiting for? These books are perfect!!!! Go read them, NOW!

Impossible Love (Kimberly Readnour)

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A surprise vacation that offers more than relaxation… 

College Senior Kayla Cannon has a plan: obtain her R.N. license and begin the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Focused on studies, Kayla has zero time for romance. And everything falls into place until she goes on vacation to Kauai, and tour guide, Kai Hale, keeps showing up with his swoon-worthy abs. Kayla’s perspective changes once she gets to know Kai better. But one thing holds firm; her V-card won’t be handed over so easily. Or will it? 

Infatuation or first love? Either way, are they strong enough to survive the impossible…

Kai Hale is living the life — tour guide by day, playboy by night. At the age of twenty-four, he has no aspirations for settling down. That is until a sexy brunette shows up on his tour. He can’t get the pesky mainlander out of his head. And running into her everywhere isn’t helping. When fate lands them together, he decides to take a chance — even if that chance risks breaking his heart in the end.


First of all, I want to tell you that I read this book with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, as buddy read, you can check out her review here. Then, WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS MONTH?! o_O

I didn’t like this one… I’m so sorry, because I really thought that a romance in Hawaii would be amazing, but it just didn’t work for me.

The writing was OK-ish, nothing stood out in either a good or bad way, though there were some repeated sentences that just didn’t make much sense to me at some points. Also, I need to say a word about the names… Kai and Kayla are way too similar =/.

My biggest problem here were the characters, I just couldn’t connect with either of them. I found Kayla very inconsistent and in the end, I still think she wasn’t totally fleshed out. Kai is portrayed as a player from the start, but he falls faster than anyone else I ever saw. The instalove in this book is ridiculous! I’m ok with instalust, but this was much more. These 2 were saying how deep their feelings were after a few days of being together and not knowing each other well at all.

The relationship between them is fast and intense, but not in a good way. Most of their thoughts about each other revolve around how hot the other one is, and not about the deeper and more important stuff that actually makes a person. This is particularly bad in Kayla’s case, a girl that in the first chapters were saying how she needed to have deep feelings for someone to give herself over… well… it only just took a look at Kai’s abs and she was ready! (-_-)’

I was not a fan of this.

The story and plot have 2 major points besides the romance, and I think that one of them was not done properly at all. At some point, this very huge thing, takes a backstage to “Kai Kai Kai“, and it really shouldn’t have. The second plot point could have been handled better too, and I was kind of hoping for it to go a little deeper, but unfortunately that was not the case.

There there’s some very unnecessary drama, and I’m still not sure what happened at some points in this book, because those actions made no sense to me.

I did like the descriptions of the island of Kauai, and I wouldn’t mind going there at all! 🙂

All in all, this was another disappointing read, and I can’t really recommend it to anyone. So, proceed at your own risk ;-).

Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book With Music

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “Everyone loves music. Choose a book where music is a big part of the story“. After perusing my read shelf on Goodreads, I realized that I read a lot of books with music… that only have one cover. Eheh! So, I’m using Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover.


Original COver:

I love the original US cover. It’s very “CoHo”.

COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (PORTUGAL) & COVER FROM THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN (SPAIN):

This book is not out in Portugal yet, but it is in Spain. I’m not my favorite cover, but it’s not the worse either.

Favorite COVER(s):

                                               

I really like the German cover – I’m blaming the pinks and purples. The I love love love the original US cover.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(s):

                 

I really don’t like these covers. The Dutch one reminds me of a few others NA books, the Indonesian seems so dark and the Polish… yeah… i don’t like it.

Blog Tour: Stroked (Meghan Quinn)

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We’re celebrating the release of STROKED by Meghan Quinn! 

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STROKED by Meghan Quinn

Scheduled to release: July 20, 2016

NA Romantic Comedy

Cover designer: Indie Solutions by Murphy Rae

Goodreads | Amazon


Review:

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Reese King: Olympic medalist, underwear model, Greek god. 

His body is chiseled from rock, sculpted by the weight room, and refined by water. 

On a daily basis his skin is completely bare for everyone to see, tan and defined, only covered up by a minuscule piece of spandex. There is no denying his sex appeal. 

I hate to admit it, but I’m head over heels infatuated with him. 

There is one HUGE problem though. His achingly gorgeous abs, inked up arm, and cocky swagger belong to my boss, the high-profile, reality star bitch from hell and certified heinous human being, Bellini Chambers. 

What I think is going to be an easy job assisting a glorified wench turns into a cluster f*ck of epic proportions.


When I read the blurb, I got the idea that this book would have some kind of triangle or cheating, something along those lines, but that’s not the case at all. Just to put your mind at ease 😉 .

This was my second book by Meghan Quinn, and once again I really enjoyed the writing. The book is told in 3 different POVs, two main ones, Paisley and Reese, and then Bellini has the occasional POV (that I found to be more for comic relief than anything else).

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I really liked Paisley and Reese, both were complex characters, who complemented each other quite well. I really liked their connection and their chemistry, either as co-workers and as a couple. But I loaded Bellini… yeah, I know that was the whole point, but I really hated her, even though her chapters were hilarious.

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I found great the importance that Paisley gave her job and her goals, and I really liked that there was no actual mixing business with pleasure here. I absolutely loved the Olympic theme throughout the book, and I found Reese kind of inspirational.

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About the side characters, I thought Reese’s friends were amazing, and I can’t wait for the next two books to read a whole lot more about them. Now, about Paisley’s BFF Jonathan… I was slightly disappointed in him and in the direction of his storyline.

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I found the plot a bit predictable, but still very entertaining and well achieved. I will definitly recommend this book, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next two. Olympic swimmers and divers?! Gimme gimme!

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About the Author:

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Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped. 

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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Giveaway:

Signed STROKED paperback

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Blog Tour:

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WWW Wednesday: July 20th 2016

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, where you have to answer these questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


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At this very moment?! Nothing! I finished a book last night and still haven’t started another…


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Since last week I finished  Crystallum by Laney McMann, and I really liked it, and I’m excited for book 2 of the series. Then I read  No Falling Allowed (No Kissing Allowed #2) by Melissa West with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much. I also finished You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross and Mark Perini, which I loved! Then I started and finished A Fine Mess (Over the Top #2) by Kelly Siskind, and I LOVED IT!!! Finally I read Impossible Love (Unforeseen Destiny #1) by Kimberly Readnour with Cátia, and bah, this book was another disappointment…


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Next I’m reading 3 books in buddy reads with Cátia: Defying Gravity (Finding Perfect, #2) by Kendra C. Highley, Resisting the Rebel by Lisa Brown Roberts and No Breaking My Heart by Kate Angell.

Musical Mondays: Tempo pra Quê by D.A.M.A. ft. Player

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I’m in love with this song… *sigh*

Pediste um tempo pra quê?
Se o tempo passa e eu percebo que não quero estar sem ti
Pediste um tempo pra quê?
Agora jura que me mentes no momento em que disseres
Que estás melhor assim
Humm
Que estás melhor assim
Yeah
Assim longe de mim
Que estás melhor assim
Yeah yeah, ai 

Queria ter-te aqui comigo
Eu já te disse vamos dar a volta
Sei que eu já fui o teu vicio
Vem vem
Não é preciso sensatez
Então vive agora como se fosse a primeira vez, não
Quando pensaste que te tinha falhado
Não deu
Tu criticaste por não estar ao teu lado
Mas eu
Sei que não é a coisa certa
Confessa
Sei que com o tempo vais fazer a escolha certa
Só penso em cada toque, cada abraço não me esqueço
Teres partido e virado o meu mundo do avesso
Sim eu sei, tu não fizeste por mal
Havia uma folha em branco sem um ponto final
Mas arriscaste e riscaste tudo aquilo que temos
Sem negares que sou eu, quem sabe os teus segredos
Sem olhares nos meus olhos pra não te perderes
E se estás melhor assim não ligues tantas vezes 

Pediste um tempo pra quê?
Se o tempo passa e eu percebo que não quero estar sem ti
Pediste um tempo pra quê?
Agora jura que me mentes no momento em que disseres
Que estás melhor assim
Humm
Que estás melhor assim
Yeah
Assim longe de mim
Que estás melhor assim
Yeah yeah, ai 

Se eu te dissesse tudo aquilo que eu sinto
Tudo aquilo que eu finjo, tudo aquilo que eu tento
Mas queres espaço não precisas de mim
Só precisas de ti, só precisas de tempo
Tu és o meu ponto forte, eu sou o teu ponto fraco
Eu pus os pontos nos I’s, puseste os pontos de parte
Não te estou a pressionar, sei que nada é pra sempre
Mas desculpa ter pensado que contigo era diferente
Agora fica a indiferença, fica só na consciência
Que foi nas linhas do teu corpo que eu escrevi a minha essência
Vais-me procurar nos outros sei que tens essa tendência
E tu insiste neste tempo e pra eu ter paciência
E eu espero e desespero sem que nada aconteça
A escrever e a apagar poemas sem que mereças
E lá estas tu, as voltas na minha cabeça, porque à algo em mim que diz que não queres que eu te esqueça 

Pediste um tempo pra quê?
Se o tempo passa e eu percebo que não quero estar sem ti
Pediste um tempo pra quê?
Agora jura que me mentes no momento em que disseres
Que estás melhor assim
Humm
Que estás melhor assim
Yeah
Assim longe de mim
Que estás melhor assim
Yeah yeah 

Criei música ao teu ouvido, sou o homem por trás da pauta
Sussurrando assim baixinho a melodia que faz a falta
Parece um frio num corpo quente
Ela já não faz falta
Levei-te à lua porque pensei que nada bate astronauta
Pediste espaço e tempo
Eu dei-te tempo e espaço
Em vez de espaço no tempo
Perdeste tempo no espaço
Não prometes que te comprometes, o clima arrefece aqui dentro
E mesmo quando o sol brilha, os dias permanecem cinzentos
Nunca pensei que tu me amares era uma missão impossível
Não me peças desculpas por tu seres tão previsível
Se mentir é feio então querida tu tas horrível
Essas lágrimas que escorrem, são negras da cor do rímel
Eu já nem te sinto ao longe fico sempre sem medos
Não quero saber a verdade, toda a gente tem segredos
Eu sinto os teus cinco dedos em tudo que abala em mim
Todas as musicas que ouço parece que falam de ti
Umas dizem para agir outras dizem para deixar
Umas dizem para sorrir outras dizem para chorar
Mas é fácil de me iludir por isso deixam-me a pensar
Que é mais fácil fazer-te vir do que fazer-te voltar 

Pediste um tempo pra quê?
Se o tempo passa e eu percebo que não quero estar sem ti
Pediste um tempo pra quê?
Agora jura que me mentes no momento em que disseres
Que estás melhor assim
Humm
Que estás melhor assim
Yeah
Assim longe de mim
Que estás melhor assim
Yeah yeah, ai