Author: Bella Andre
Narrator: Eva Kaminsky
Series: The New York Sullivans, Book 1
Publisher: Oak Press, LLC
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Millions of readers/listeners have fallen in love with the San Francisco and Seattle Sullivans. Now get ready to fall head over heels for the New York Sullivans!
World-renowned artist Drake Sullivan doesn’t paint women. Ever. Not when he knows all too well just how destructive painter/muse relationships can be. But on the day Rosa Bouchard walks onto the cliffs outside his Montauk cottage, Drake is so captivated that he can’t stop himself from bringing her to life on canvas.
Shocked and horrified by the nude photos of her that have just hit the Internet, reality TV star Rosa’s every instinct is to run from her Miami home and hide. After driving all night, she ends up in Montauk, New York, where she doesn’t know a soul and plans to lie low until she can figure out how to deal with the media firestorm – and her own mother, who seems all too happy to sell out Rosa’s happiness for more fame, more fans, and more money. The very last thing Rosa expects is to find, and to fall for, a sinfully sexy man like Drake Sullivan.
Drake has never felt this way about anything he’s painted…and he’s definitely never felt this way about a woman. When they kiss, everything but sweet, breathless desire melts away. But can he convince Rosa to trust – and to love – again after such a devastating betrayal?
Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “The Sullivans”, “The Morrisons” and “The Maverick Billionaires” series.
Having sold more than 7 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 64 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Stephen King). Apple iBooks named her one of their “Bestselling Authors of All Time” (alongside Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts and EL James). And Publishers Weekly named Oak Press, the publishing company she created to publish her own books, the Fastest-Growing Independent Publisher in the US. After signing a groundbreaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, Bella’s “The Sullivans” series is being released in paperback in the US, Canada, and Australia.
Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into ten languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post called her “One of the top writers in America”; and she has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME Magazine. A graduate of Stanford University, she has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America in New York City.
Bella also writes the New York Times bestselling Four Weddings and a Fiasco series as Lucy Kevin. Her “sweet” contemporary romances also include the new USA Today bestselling Walker Island series written as Lucy Kevin.
If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100-year-old log cabin in the Adirondacks.
Eva Kaminsky is a New York born and NYC based actor and narrator. A 2014 Audie nominee, she has recorded over 150 audiobooks in many different genres ranging from Romance to Young Adult. Eva can often be heard on TV and radio commercials for such products as Intel, Publix, Neulasta and Tide, and spent her earlier years in the world of animation voicing characters for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pokemon, Yu-gi-oh, among many others. Recent recurring and guest appearances on television include Chicago Med, Billions, Madam Secretary, Madoff, Blindspot, and The Blacklist, and on the larger screen she can be seen in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Three Generations, and Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. She has spent over 20 years working in the theatre, both on and Off Broadway, and extensively in regional theatres all over the country.
Oh, I loved it so much! I loved the main characters, I loved their background, I loved the narration and the writing! I have that I have not followed the series from the beginning. Because the Sullivans are a big family and “Now That I’ve Found You” is book #15 from “The Sullivans” and book #1 from “The New York Sullivans”. I am so behind!
Ok, review. Both characters are trying to find a balance in their lives and both are running, one from something, the other towards something else. Rosa is hiding from the scandal involving some naked pictures of her (taken without her consent) that appeared in the press. Drake wants his muse back. He has to deliver his paintings for the next exhibition, but no ideas what to paint. So they both heal each other. What happens when reality comes and decisions have to be made? Read all about it!
I loved the amount of creativity in this book and the passion (not only between the main characters) they both put into their creations. Yes, Drake is in need of a muse, but Rosa is reconnecting with an old passion. There is a scene where they spend time each working with their talents. I loved that scene, it made my day since I am a lover of art and all things sewing.
Characters are developed, writing is beautiful, meaningful and passionate. Family, as a theme, is analyzed as well. Rosa’s mother is looking for public appreciation more than her daughter’s well-being. Drake’s father is running from his pain and painting.
The narrator was excellent. Her kind and warm voice gave life to feelings and meaning to emotions. I was scared at times that she will not be able to keep up the male voices, but she did it wonderfully. But her focus was mainly on capturing all the sentiments that accompanied every page.
Suffice to say I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and I cannot wait to go through the other two books in “The New York Sullivans”. Until then, do your best to catch up with these books, they are worth it!
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Bella Andre. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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