Resenha – Strong

Nossa resenha de hoje é de Strong, uma novella no mundo de Stage Dive da autora Kylie Scott. Aproveite!

Today’s review is about Strong, a novella by Kylie Scott in her Stage Dive world. Enjoy!

Sinopse

Synopsis

Quando a garota dos seus sonhos é praticamente um pesadelo.

Como chefe de segurança da Stage Dive, uma das maiores bandas de rock do mundo, Sam Knowles tem total experiência em lidar com problemas. Mas a mimada Martha Nicholson é provavelmente a pior coisa que ele já encontrou. A bonita encrenqueira diz estar reformada, mas Sam sabe que não deve pensar com o que está dentro de suas calças. Infelizmente, não é tão fácil fazer o seu coração se comportar.

Martha tem tido seu radar no sério segurança por anos. Quieto e conservativo, ele não é nem remotamente o seu tipo. Então por que ela não consegue tirá-lo da sua mente? Ela é mais do que a garota festeira usando Louboutin dos anos anteriores. Talvez seja a hora de deixá-lo saber disso e lidar com essa coisa entre eles.

 

When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare.

As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to make his heart fall into line.

Martha’s had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, he’s not even remotely her type. So why the hell can’t she get him out of her mind? There’s more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe it’s time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Resenha

Review

Eu devo admitir que no início eu estava meio apreensiva em ler uma história sobre Martha, depois de tudo que ela tinha aprontado com Dave. Mas eu tinha que ter fé em Kylie e saber que ela nos entregaria uma boa história. Eu estava certa.

Posso dizer que agora eu amo a Martha? Não, mas eu posso dizer que a entendo melhor e posso ver como ela realmente mudou. Mas eu amo mais ainda Sam. Com seu jeito sério, ele toma conta de todo mundo e consegue ver como Martha funciona e o que ela precisa dele.

Foi uma história deliciosa de ler e deu para matar um pouco a saudade desse grupo maravilhoso de personagens. E claro, ver Mal sendo Mal. Como não amá-lo? Eu realmente espero que essa novella seja uma porta de entrada para mais um spin-off de Stage Dive. Já posso até imaginar a história do Adam sendo escrita.

I have to admit that I wasn’t sure I’d like this book. How could I like Martha after all she did with Dave? But I knew I had to have faith in Kylie. That she would always deliver a good story. I was right.

Am I now in love with Martha? No, but I can say I understand her more and like what I see of the “new” her. But I’m completely in love with Sam.  His patience, his love for everyone and his understanding  about how Martha works.

It was a really good story and I loved seeing everyone and most of all, seeing Mal being Mal. I hope this can be another spin-off coming our way. I already want to read Adam’s book!

 

Excerpt

“Ooh, busted,” said Lizzy. “The bodyguard caught you looking.”

“Shut it.” I inched my chin up a bit, trying not to frown because frowning gave you lines. “Sam and I have known each other for years and nothing has ever happened. You’re completely wrong about this.”

“Am I?”

“Yes, there’s nothing between us.”

“So that’s why you were staring at him?”

I chose not to answer that. “And you know he prefers to be called executive protection officer instead of bodyguard.”

At this, Lizzy burst out giggling, a malicious glee in her eyes. No wonder I liked my sister-in-law these days.

Ben shot us both an irritated glance. We both ignored it.

Of course, I’d known Sam would probably be here. Rock stars going out in public could be a delicate thing. People had a tendency to get overexcited. And while one person wanting an autograph wasn’t a problem, twenty or thirty of them suddenly swarming definitely could be. Having once been part of the entourage, I’d seen it happen to Ben and his fellow Stage Dive band members enough times to be wary. And you couldn’t get by with ordinary security. Rock stars needed protection from their over-zealous fans, but on the other hand they didn’t want the fans roughed up or hurt in any way. It required a delicate balance: control, experience, and a whole gamut of scary physical skills. Hence Sam.

Still, Portland seemed generally less crazy than the good old days back in LA. All of the guys seemed calmer and more settled away from the constant craziness of the party scene. Not to mention the effect of all of the wives/partners and various offspring. The biggest rock band in the world had officially been domesticated.

It was kind of cute. Or sad. I don’t know.

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to stir you,” she lied. “What do you think of your brother’s new musical bromance?”

On the small stage set up in the corner of the room, a young man wailed his heart out while playing an acoustic guitar. Much angst about a girl who only called him after midnight. Trust a rockster to turn a simple booty call into a heartbreaking ballad. The song was damn good though. He had talent. If only I hadn’t had my fill of the type when I was younger. The kid looked to be in his early to mid-twenties. Lanky with lots of tattoos. Your typical rock ’n roll Prince Charming. Gag. These days my type ran more toward…actually, what I needed or wanted in a male was a total mystery.

And my gaze did not stray back to Sam. That did not happen.

 

 

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Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

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