Author: Bella Andre
Narrator: Eva Kaminsky
Series: The New York Sullivans, Book 2
Publisher: Oak Press, LLC
Released: Jan. 10, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Suzanne Sullivan doesn’t need a bodyguard. After all, she’s one of the most successful digital security specialists in the world―so she can most certainly take care of herself despite the problems she’s been running into lately. Unfortunately, her three brothers don’t agree. So when Mr. Way-Too-Handsome shows up bound and determined to protect her, whether she wants him there or not, sparks definitely start to fly. Because she has absolutely no intention of falling for the bodyguard she never wanted in the first place…
Roman Huson has vowed to do whatever it takes to protect Suzanne Sullivan from harm. And her brothers would kill him for so much as looking at her the wrong way. The only problem is that he’s never been hired to work for anyone so beautiful, or brilliant, before. Between trying to keep up with her―and working like hell to keep from kissing her breathless―he’s up against the most difficult challenge of his life. Especially when it turns out that the passion, and connection, between them is hotter than anything he’s ever known…
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.
I couldn’t wait to read “The New York Sullivans” book 2. I had so many high expectations and most of them have been met accordingly. Bella Andre has created 2 other characters with their own troubles and issues to face. I see a small resemblance in Suzanne and Rosa, but Roman and Drake are totally different.
There is that instant attraction between them from the first moment they meet. Even if she doesn’t need Roman’s services, she more than welcomes his presence. As for Roman, he may not agree with her brothers’ approach to hire him behind her back, he feels the need to protect her from whoever is trying to hurt her and her business.
Suzanne has lived under her brothers’ vigilant eyes. Nobody is good enough, nobody is perfect for their sister. So she created an empire none of them could touch in her IT company. She struggled at first, but managed to do all on her own, her ambition being what kept her going. Now she has the respect of her employees, unimaginable working schedule and to top that, charity as well. She has no time to deal with anonymous calls (literary no time)! However, she forms a plan to get Roman’s attention and persuade him to quit his job, using her feminine charms.
Roman’s past is not one to be proud of, having to fight for his future and a father who did not know how to be one truly. He is a successful bodyguard with nothing that could take him away from an accomplished mission. Well, except his new customer. She is untouchable. She is not only a customer, but also one of his friends’ sister. So hands off! Right?
Suzanne’s determination is visible in her efforts to win Roman. But there are some aspects that I wanted to know more about or that I feel were not closed as I would have expected. Roman’s issues with his father were quickly handled, whereas I think there was a lot of potential there and as well with the threats against Suzanne – this item was wrapped in the end in a couple of hours maybe. The mentioning of Suzanne’s mom’ leaving was confusing as well. I always thought she left them, while in reality something else happened there.
The narration was great, as well as in the first book. Eva Kaminsky has the perfect voice for a kind and gentle woman like Suzanne and I like the way she did the pauses, when one character interrupts another. It felt natural!
To close up this long review, I was not at all disappointed by “Now That I’ve Found You”, even with all the complaints. I cannot wait to discover the next story in “You Do Something To Me”. I have a feeling it will be the best of the three. Happy Listening J
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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