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Karina Halle: The Pact

It ​all started with a pinky swear…

Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome; a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He’s also one of Stephanie Robson’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she’s known him.

Beautiful, funny and an ambitious businesswoman (with one hell of an ass), Stephanie Robson is one of Linden McGregor’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as he’s known her.

But some relationships can’t be boxed, can’t be classified, can’t be tamed.

Back in their mid-twenties and tired of the competitive hit-or-miss dating scene of San Francisco, Steph and Linden made a pact to marry each other if neither one of them are in a serious relationship by the time they hit thirty.

It sounds like fun and games but as the years to thirty tick past and lovers come and go out of their lives, the pact becomes larger than life.
Sex is inevitable. Friendships are tested.… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2014

364 oldal · ASIN: B00RJD8LOS
288 oldal · ISBN: 9781505724523

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Karina Halle: The Pact

Huuu, ezt a konyvet totalisan nekem irtak! :))

Kaptunk egy imadnivalo, nagyon mocskos szaju, szexi pasit a bena szovicceivel Linden, imadlak!!, meg egy vajszivu, fura, vicces csajt, akik hosszu evek ota legjobb baratok, teljesen platoi baratsaggal. Egyezseget kotnek, hogy ha egyikuk sincs komoly kapcsolatban 30 eves korukban, akkor osszehazasodnak.

A humora nagyon bejott – az a fajta szarkasztikus humor, amit fapofaval mondanak es harmat pislog az ember mielott elkezd vigyorogni.
Az a fajta humor, aminel kenyszeritenem kellett magamat, hogy ne idezzem ki minden masodik sort a konyvbol olvasas kozben nem nagyon sikerult visszafogni magam, bocsi :D
Emelett azert nagyon lassu folyasu, a feleig teljesen platoi a kapcsolatuk, minden rezdulest, gondolatot, erzest atad – mindezt valtott szemszoggel megirva. plusz az erzelgosseg melle jar meg nagyon sok mocskos, szexi duma :D

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Karina Halle: The Pact

Van két barát, Linden és Steph. Egyezséget kötnek, ha 30 éves korukig nem találják meg az igazit, összeházasodnak. Jönnek-mennek a szerelmek, de végül egymásra találnak. Vagy mégsem? Ahogy lenni szokott vannak bonyodalmak, nem ismeri be az ember, hogy szerelmes. Időbe telik, amíg rájön az ember és lehet későn jön rá. Vagy mégsem?
Jó kis kapcsolódást nyújtott.

Karina Halle: The Pact

Az első könyvem az írónőtől, de biztos, h nem az utolsó :)
Tetszett a történet és a humor ami miatt többször hangosan felnevettem :D valamint a felépítése ahogy az elmúló évek alatt Linden és Steph közelítenek a 30hoz megismerhetjük őket és a barátságukat, a kapcsolatukat egymással és James-szel James-t sokszor meg tudtam volna verni.

Népszerű idézetek


Aurgh. Sometimes she really makes me want to pull my hair out. And I don’t want to do that. I have very nice hair and I hear it’s easy to lose at this age.

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Just because my family had money, didn’t mean my life was any better. When you’re a child, you don’t care about that shit. You just want love.


“I think I’m losing myself,” I whisper to her after we’ve come, our bodies naked, sweaty and sated, limbs draped over limbs, hands holding onto hands. My throat feels thick, my breath heavy, my words weigh a ton. “Every time I’m inside you, with you, I think I lose a little bit more.”

I turn my head to the side to look at her. She’s staring at me with big, wet eyes so full of everything I could ever want from her. “In the end you might have all my pieces,” I tell her. “Please be gentle with them.”


“Your dress is amazing.” He’s right about that. It’s strapless red satin to my knees, with a corset waist that sucks me in and makes my breasts look ridiculous. “You look like a Disney Princess.”

“A Disney Princess?”

“Yeah,” he whispers roughly. “One of those princesses who look like they might give you a BJ if you play your cards right but in the end she probably won’t.”


He grins at me. I wish he wouldn’t. Sometimes his smile rips the air from my lungs. It’s not an exaggeration. It’s messy, violent and abrupt and I wish it wouldn’t happen because, fuck it, I like breathing.
“I said, do you want to get married?” he says and I realize that perhaps some extremely important conversation has gone on without me knowing about it.


“You know when we’re married,” Linden says after we’ve sat there for a while, watching the waves lap the shore, the city skyline in the background, “I’ll take you up into the sky anytime you want.”

I can’t help but smile. “Oh, are we still getting married?”

“Thirty is coming up soon.”

I glare at him. “Hey, I just turned twenty-six. Give me a break.”

He shrugs. “Just reminding you. A pact is a pact.”

“Right,” I say, taking a long swig of the Bloody Mary. I wish the rest of my life followed such a pact. I give him a sidelong glance. “You’d take me up anytime I wanted?”

“Of course,” he says. “You’d be my wife. And you’re bound to love a C&C.”

“C&C? Like the sailboat?”

“Chopper and c*ck,” he says. “C*ck in the cockpit. Blow job while flying. Can’t be beat.”

“Don’t tell me you’ve already had this done before,” I tell him and I cringe at the thought of him getting head by some bimbo in the air.

He reaches across the table and pats my hand. “You’ll be the first.”

“You’re so romantic,” I say dryly to which he laughs.

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Everything is changing. I’m nowhere but I’m somewhere and it’s not where I want to be.
I don’t really know what I want.
But I know I don’t have it.


I wonder how many couples coast through life and eventually marry each other because it’s the comfortable thing to do? Because they feel like they’ve been together long enough, that it’s what is expected of them?


“Baby blue…it’s me.”

“I know,” I tell him. “But what if…what if it doesn’t work out?”

“It will work out,” he says but I don’t know if I share his confidence.

“I just don’t want it to blow up in our face, to ruin what we had. I don’t want to lose you.”

He reaches for my hand and pulls me to him. “You are not going to lose me,” he says, peering down at me. “I promise.”

I want to believe him so badly. I need to believe him. “What if you lose me?”

He smiles at me, his grip hard. “Then I’ll just hold on tighter.”

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And the thing that I don’t want to admit to anyone, not even myself at times, is that it’s so much more than fucking. It isn’t just sex, no matter how badly I want to pretend it is. We aren’t friends with benefits, we are friends with something most people die without knowing.
At times I want to say we are making love, because as dirty and filthy as Linden can be, as rough and hard as we go at it, there is an alarming current of intimacy and tenderness in everything we do.
Of course, I’ve always loved Linden, just like I love many of my friends. But that love with him is turning into something else, something deeper, better, brighter. There’s another layer to my love for him and it gets uncovered more and more every single day. It’s like opening a Christmas present you’ve always wanted and finding out there’s something better underneath.
And it stems from the heart, not just the loins. My heart these days feels like a sponge that’s just absorbing and absorbing and absorbing until it’s leaking into me and tainting my blood with a sticky kind of joy.
Linden is my thoughts, my air, my earth. Linden is starting to become more than everything to me.

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