Olá pessoal, hoje venho com mais um Blog Tour Internacional de uma autora que já se tornou assídua em minhas leituras e em meu coração, os livros dela são sempre ótimos! Estou aguardando ansiosamente para saber quem vai lançá-los no Brasil. Hello people, today I come with another International Blog Tour of an author who has become assiduous in my readings and in my heart, her books are always great! I am eagerly waiting to know who will cast them in Brazil.
No Ordinary Bloke
Mary WhitneyForever Your Heart, que é uma parte da história de Adam Kincaid, primo deste querido que agora conta a sua história: David Bates. This book I had requested at the last review, of book of Mary here in Blog, Forever Your Heart, which is a part of the story of Adam Kincaid, cousin of this dear who now tells her story: David Bates.
Mas é impossível não amar o livro e amar ainda mais Adam, ah... esse britânicos. não tenho muito o que falar, mas posso dizer que temos uma presença de David, o primo de Adam, e seus conselhos e seus atos, quero um livro só pra ele, é possível, Mary? But it is impossible not to love the book and love Adam even more, ah ... this British. I do not have much to say, but I can say that we have a presence of David Adam's cousin, and his advice and his actions, I want a book just for him, it is possible, Mary?Needless to say, the literal translation of the title of the book is 'Um sujeito incomum' ou 'Um cara não comum' ...bloke, is the English (British) word to 'guy'...
Synopsis (Sinopse)I’m not a philosophical kind of bloke, but I know something about luck. A childhood on the wrong side of advantage will teach you that. It’s all a matter of chance. It’s both your circumstances and the chances you take. So I've always been a gambler and a ladies man — they love me and I love them. Now I've found one like no other — an American, Allison Wright. When I met her, the fates were on my side, but too soon I learned the odds were against me.
Minhas impressões (My review)
David e Allison começam uma amizade, muito diferente do que ele está acostumado, eles vão mantendo tudo em um nível platônico, eu achei que eles demoraram um pouquinho para finalmente ficarem juntos, mas tudo foi um pouco menos sofrido que o que aconteceu com Adam e Nikki. David and Allison start a friendship, much different than he is used to, they will keeping everything in a platonic level, I thought they took a little bit to finally they get together, but it was a bit less experienced that what happened to Adam and Nikki.
Não posso falar muito mais sobre o livro, mas posso dizer com toda a certeza que Mary Whitney escreveu um livro ainda mais interessante do que os anteriores, com menos questões políticas (americanas), que nós brasileiros não entendemos muito, um livro divertido e um personagem mais que perfeito... adorei as citações de James Bond, mas devo dizer: I can not say much more about the book, but I can say with certainty that Mary Whitney wrote a book even more interesting than the previous ones, with less political issues (American), which we, Brazilian people, do not understand very well, a fun book and a character more than perfect... loved the quote from James Bond, but I must say:
Mary, meu Bond preferido de todos os tempos é Pierce Brosnan e o meu David tem muito mais dele do que Daniel Craig...
Mary, my favorite Bond of all time is Pierce Brosnan and my David has much more to him than Daniel Craig...
Excerpt 1After the bartender took our drink orders, she looked up at me, “I’m going to say this because it’s true. I’m not blowing smoke. You really were a little like James Bond at the table.”
I grinned. “How so? Because I had a beautiful bird at my side?”
“No. Just what I said before. The accent, the suit, playing cards…” Her smile turned shy, and she swiveled on the stool. “I think the word is dashing.”
“Well, thank you, but that’s not really a word that applies to me.” She had no idea how much I appreciated the compliment. Our drinks had only just arrived, though, so the time wasn’t right to get to serious. I held up my glass. “To Lady Luck, which you seem to be for me.”
She clinked her glass to mine. “I’ll toast to luck, but I don’t think that’s a good name for me.”
“As a Bond girl, you do need a name.”
“Oh, God. Not one of those.”
“Let’s see. Which is your favorite?”
“I’m not going to play this game.”
“Why ever not?”
She poked her finger at my chest. “You just want me to say the names because they’re dirty.”
“Not true. I was just making conversation.” I took a sip and smiled. “And I wouldn’t say they’re dirty, just a tad naughty. So what’s your favorite name? Pussy Galore or Honey Ryder?”
“I’m not going to answer that.” She was playfully smug.
“I’ve always been partial to Plenty O’Toole.”
“What movie was she in?”
“Diamonds Are Forever.”
“Am I missing something? Plenty O’Toole doesn’t sound sexual to me.”
“Like Peter O’Toole?” She shook her head. “I don’t get it.”
“Ah, I suppose tool is a British word.”
“For what?” She held up her hand. “Stop. You don’t have to tell me. I figured it out.”
“Such a clever girl.”
“It wasn’t that difficult.”
“I’m so happy to have expanded your vocabulary, love. Now which do you prefer? Pussy Galore or Plenty O’Toole?”
The twinkle was in her eye, but she kept mum with her lips pressed together. I chuckled. “It’s all right, love. There’s no wrong answer.”
“Do you torment every woman you meet like this? I know you can’t at work or you’d have sexual harassment issues right and left.”