A resenha de hoje é do livro A Lot Like Perfect da autora Kat Cantrell. Abaixo você encontra nossa resenha em português e inglês, além de sinopse e links de compra dos livros da série Superstition Springs, um trecho do livro e um sorteio! A resenha do primeiro livro, você pode ler aqui.
Que romance mais lindo!! Nesse livro, nós continuamos um pouco mais a frente de onde o primeiro terminou. Superstition Springs está sendo reconstruída e nosso grupo de SEALS está fazendo da cidade o seu lar. Isaiah sempre foi a cola de seu grupo, justificando assim seu apelido de Elmer (uma marca de cola nos EUA). Já Aria sempre se considerou o patinho feio da família e tem síndrome de abandono causada por suas duas irmãs mais velhas. Friends-to-lovers é um dos meus subgêneros favoritos do Romance e foi delicioso acompanhar esses dois se descobrirem. Essa não foi somente uma história de amor, foi uma história de descobrimento interno, crescimento pessoal e amizades verdadadeiras. Amei ver como Isaiah e Aria primeiro se descobriram, para depois se apaixonarem. Já posso me mudar para Superstition Springs? Apesar de eu não precisar de uma profecia para achar um amor, estou apaixonada por essa cidade e todos os seus habitantes!
What a beautiful romance! This story was a journey of friendship, self-discovery, love and family. I fell in love with Superstition Springs in the first book and now I want to live there! I don’t need Serenity’s premonitions to find love, but I’m in love with the city and its inhabitants. Our group of SEALs are doing a great job of reconstructing the city. After years of being the ugly-duck of the family, it was beautiful seeing Aria understand her value and her beautiful. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
Title: A LOT LIKE PERFECT
Author: Kat Cantrell
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: July 16
Qual tipo de homem se apaixona pela mulher destinada ao seu amigo?
Navy SEAL Isaiah West tem problemas em se chamar ex-militar, mas depois de uma saída involuntária, se redefinir é a única opção. A cidade pequena de Superstition Springs parece ser um bom lugar para reagrupar enquanto ele figura o que ele é deve fazer em seguida – e lidar em como a última operação na Síria mexeu com o seu lugar no time.
Aria Nixon há muito tempo aceitou seu papel como a irmã “simples” e sério, ela não tem nenhum uso para um homem que só vê aparência. Quando a previsão de amor de sua tia Serenity menciona a palavra “makeover”, ela decide provar que pode ser notada sem um. Quem melhor para ajudá-la a entender como um homem pensa do que… um homem? Especificamente Isaiah, que está tentando evitar sua própria previsão.
Mas em um lugar místico como Superstition Springs, nada acontece como esperado. Acontece que Isaiah e Aria tem um monte de coisa em comum, e o que acontece com a atração entre eles? Não era para acontecer. Ela não pode se apaixonar por Isaiah. Ele é todo perfeito, muito além do que ela estava procurando e provavelmente quebrará seu coração quando for embora. E Isaiah não quer admitir que tem sentimentos pela mulher que ele deveria estar ajudando a atrair um cara completamente diferente – seu amigo. Eles deveriam continuar amigos. Certo?
Bem vindo a Superstition Springs, cidade em construção…
What kind of man falls for the woman meant for his buddy?
Navy SEAL Isaiah West has trouble calling himself “former” military, but after an involuntary discharge, redefining himself is the only option. The small town of Superstition Springs seems as good a place as any to regroup while he figures out where he’s supposed to go next—and deal with how that last operation in Syria messed up his place on the team.
Aria Nixon has long accepted her role as the “plain” sister and really, she has no use for a man who only sees her looks anyway. So when her Aunt Serenity’s love prediction mentions the word “makeover,” it’s game on to prove she can get noticed without one. Who better to help her get the inside track on how a man thinks than…a man? Isaiah specifically, who has his own prediction to sidestep.
But in a mystical place like Superstition Springs, nothing ever goes as expected. It turns out Isaiah and Aria have a lot in common, and what’s with the attraction between them? Not supposed to happen. She can’t fall for Isaiah. He’s too perfect, too much what she wasn’t looking for and too likely to break her heart when he leaves. And Isaiah isn’t about to admit he’s got feelings for the woman he’s supposed to be helping attract an entirely different guy—his teammate. They should stay friends. Right?
Welcome to Superstition Springs, town in progress…SEALs of Superstition Springs is a clean and wholesome series starring heroes you can share!
“This is a freebie, strictly to win the bet,” Isaiah said. “Your sisters are going down. We cannot lose. I’ll be like Donkey, Shrek’s trusted sidekick. Right by your side to help complete the quest with no thought to my own personal safety as we traverse a hostile countryside in search of the dragon’s castle.”
The look Aria gave him brought him up short and he trailed off. Okay. Not on board with the Shrek metaphor. Maybe she’d never even seen the movie and plus, it was a cartoon. Probably he should have picked something more manly, like Lord of the Rings, another personal favorite. A quest was a quest.
“Before you get too far into this,” Aria said just as he opened his mouth to backtrack. “You should know there will be no makeovers like in the second movie. What you see is what you get. There will be no magic potions turning me into the non-ogre form of Fiona.”
Isaiah had to grin. “She never drank a potion. It was Shrek who got a makeover from the potion. Besides, I would never do that, mostly because I’m not into winning that way. But also because you don’t need any magic potions. You’re going to win because you’re you, and Tristan will be thrilled to have the Aria that you are right now.”
Color climbed through her face again in the most interesting barometer of her feelings and he liked having that tell. His compliment had pleased her. He wanted to do it again.
“I’ve seen all four of the Shrek movies at least ten times,” she said and he had the distinct impression she’d veered away from the subject of Marchande on purpose. “So I know the fairy godmother changed Fiona back into her human form. I’m just trying to go along with your point and also make it clear that there will be no new hairdo or anything.”
“Really? Ten times?”
He’d probably seen them all twenty times. But there was a lot of downtime when you were a SEAL waiting for deployment. The other guys preferred to read or watch depressing shows like Game of Thrones, but he’d had enough violence in his day job that he didn’t like it in his entertainment. Lord of the Rings notwithstanding since the violence was mostly toward the bad guys.
She shrugged. “The Shrek movies are great. The real question is why you picked that as the theme for our…association. Whatever you want to call it.”
What, like an almost thirty-year-old man couldn’t like cartoons? He bristled. “There’s nothing wrong with Shrek. It’s a quest movie. A twist on regular fairy tales.”
Defensive much? He hadn’t even touched on how it had this element of hope that had always resonated with him. If things could work out for an ogre, the same might be true of an orphan who’d never known a solid home for more than a few months at a time. He hadn’t seen the movies as a kid. It was only as an adult that he’d found the DVD in a pile of others at the base one day and the strange title plus the odd looking green monster on the cover had intrigued him enough to see what it was about.
“Oh, I know. That’s one of the things I like about it. I just meant that you’re more like Shrek, going on a quest to find the princess on behalf of the king. You said you were going to be like Donkey. I was just thinking that if you intend to be the annoying talking sidekick, maybe I should reevaluate this whole thing.”
His shoulders relaxed as he laughed. “Point taken. I’ll be more like Shrek, the delivery boy.”
“You’ve seen those movies more than once.” Her smile widened as she punched him companionably in the arm. “Don’t try to deny it.”
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About Kat Cantrell
USA Today Bestselling Author Kat Cantrell read her first Harlequin novel in third grade and has been scribbling in notebooks since she learned to spell. What else would she write but romance? When she’s not writing about characters on the journey to happily ever after, she can be found at a taekwondo tournament, watching Big Bang Theory or dancing with her kids to Duran Duran and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Kat, her husband and their two boys live in North Texas. She was a former Harlequin So You Think You Can Write winner and a former RWA® Golden Heart® finalist for best unpublished series contemporary manuscript.