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  • Power of Five: Reverse Harem Fantasy

  • Power of Five Series, Book 1
  • By: Alex Lidell
  • Narrated by: Victoria Mei
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera's life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master's advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out... Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera's barn. River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother's loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to... a female. A mortal female. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No! It can’t end!

  • By sherry Christenson on 06-08-18

Another great story by another great author!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Alex Lidell is a great author and I know that after reading “Air and Ash” (which I gave 5 out of 5 stars). So I could not have expected any less from her. And she delivered on that completely. “Power of Five” is a great story about bonding, forming relationships and not giving up on the people close to you.

The blurb is explaining enough of the action already so I will focus more on the reviewing part. We have a human main character, bonding with 4 immortal beings, 4 immortal powerful beings. They are supposed to form a group that has the mission of guarding the boundaries between realms. All is well, until the four guys meet the fifth member of the group. Apparently weak and innocent, Lera holds the power of their souls. And most importantly, she has a way of talking to every other guy in the group. She is somehow what links them together. Because as immortal and powerful as they are, River, Coal, Tye, and Shade cannot be more different. Lera finds a way to communicate with all of them and gain their respect. But she is also their weakness and they all know they cannot afford to be weak.

I liked the writing, as I mentioned, Alex is an amazing writer and she has a way of developing the characters like no other. But I would have wanted more details about the world and how these groups came to be. I would have wanted to see an even stronger Lera, but I am sure this will happen in book 2 (which is already out, by the way!). I have no other complains in regards to the book. I may not be as confortable with harems as I am with normal romances, but the plot is incredible and the relation between characters is well built.

The narration was phenomenal!!! Victoria Mei did such a wonderful job with all the accents and she managed to capture all the four guys’ personalities in her voice acting. For that and all the effort she put into reading this book for us, I would like to thank her! Really, the narration was awesome!

All in all, I will give this book 4 out of 5 stars and I am looking forward for the next book in the series. There is a promise of so much more and right now I am struggling not to check out reviews for book 2. Happy reading/listening!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Alex Lidell. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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  • Clutch

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Becker
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Barbetta
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Clutch: A Novel is the laugh-out-loud chick lit romance chronicling the dating misadventures of Caroline Johnson, a single purse designer who compares her unsuccessful romantic relationships to styles of handbags - the “Hobo” starving artist, the “Diaper Bag” single dad, the “Briefcase” intense businessman, etc. With her best friend, bar owner Mike, by her side, the overly-accommodating Caroline drinks a lot of chardonnay, puts her heart on the line, endures her share of unworthy suitors, and finds the courage to discover someone onto whom she wants to hold: the “Clutch”.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing Romance

  • By N. Mahoney on 07-03-18

Funny, full of adventure and inspiring

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-18

Funny, full of adventure and even inspiring – that’s how I would describe “Clutch”. And why is that? Because our main character goes through embarrassing moments, has witty lines that put a smile on your face and all her poor choices in men are a bit funny too. Even if making fun of someone else’s misfortune is not very polite, let’s make an exception, ok ?

Caroline Johnson had the courage to pursue a career in what she loved most, designing and making clutches and other kind of bags that women could easily afford. She had the ambition to create her own brand, her own line of accessories, following her aunt’s advice to find what she loves and hang on to that. However, her good eye for business does not apply when it comes to her love life. With a steady income that allows her a more than decent lifestyle, she is now trying to find the right man for her. She goes out with these guys but none of them feels like the right one. We see her with men as different as bags, one better (or worse) than the other. It will be a true adventure, with a lot of smiles.

It is easily observed that Caroline has two constants in her life: her job and her best friend Mike. He is always there for her, supporting every decision and encouraging her. But he has his own adventures with women. We see them both dating, but while one is looking for something steady, the other is just “sampling” J

I loved the narration! Suzanne Barbetta has such a beautiful accent and her voice is perfect for the character! She is absolutely fantastic! I would not have imagined a better interpretation J

To close my review, even if Caroline’s personality is a bit conflicting, this makes her human, this makes her genuine in a way. I was mentioning that this book may even be inspiring. Well, for me, it was. There are some words of wisdom added between the pages and I will keep them in mind. 4.5 stars and I gladly recommend it for a fun relaxing read! Enjoy J

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Lisa Becker. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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  • Ember Burning

  • Trinity Forest, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Alsever
  • Narrated by: Moira Todd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Author Jennifer Alsever delivers an addictive story about a teen grieving over her parent's tragic death who becomes entangled with a mysterious forest teeming with urban legends of strange disappearances and witchcraft. Ember Trouve used to be alive, driven to become a musician and on a path to college. That was before her parents died. One day, after venturing into the fabled Trinity Forest, she goes missing. Now, Ember must confront the truth behind her parents' death - or lose herself to the forest forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating Paranormal YA Story

  • By Isabel Robles on 03-14-18

A great beginning for a series!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Yey! Another interesting series, with love, mystery and all the other stuff that makes the difference between great books (because all books are great, mainly because they are books… good logic, right?) and amazing ones. “Ember Burning” is so much more than a story about some missing teenagers in a forest, as it covers loss and dealing with loss. Around this theme, Jennifer Alsever has developed an interesting plot and great characters.

Ember has to deal with losing her parents. Her pain is so great and it now prevents her from having a normal social life. She has lost that beautiful spark, she feels she has no one. Her solution: escape, hide, run. She finds ways to get away from that heaviness with drugs and when this has bad consequences, she does the next best thing: hide in Trinity Forest, a place from which people have the tendency of not coming back. Our character knows that. Ember has spent hours and hours studying the missing cases of lost teenagers, continuing her mother’s work. Her obsession brings her to the forest and the heaviness lifts, almost like magic. Strange things happen and she must figure them out, otherwise her loved ones will be in danger.

Although I liked the story a lot and I can’t wait to get into the next book, I decided to decrease 1 star of my rating. The mystery surrounding the forest is so heavy that sometimes confused me. Also, something happens between her and one of the guys who provided the “happy pills” and I would have wanted it to be treated with more seriousness.

The narration was good as well, even if at times it was a bit (but just a bit) difficult to differentiate between the girls. Moira Todd has such a gentle and sweet voice! And she sings incredibly!!!

All in all, “Trinity Forest” starts off very good! The ending leaves you wanting the next one right NOW, so that’s what I’m about to do 🙂 Happy reading/listening 🙂 Fell free to follow the blog tour, by checking the schedule below 🙂

I received these audiobooks as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jennifer Alsever. The gifting of these audiobooks did not affect my opinion of them.

  • Oshun Rising

  • Trinity Forest, Book 2
  • By: Jennifer Alsever
  • Narrated by: Moira Todd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Oshun has everything a young pop star could ever want - fame, fortune, and beauty to spare. But there's something dark inside of her, rising like the tide, fighting to be heard. Something that terrifies her. Because once she lets it out, she knows there's no going back. Ember is drowning. Fighting for consciousness, struggling to make sense of the strange dreams she's been having - prophecies of murder, deception, and blackmail. Maddie is barely staying afloat with her best friend Ember still missing, presumed dead. Then she learns a pop star may be involved in Ember's disappearance....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beware, more questions than answers - need book 3!

  • By J.C. Shanks on 07-04-18

An believable follow up for Book 1

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-18

This is such a perfect continuation of the series. It is absolutely amazing and brings the story so much complicated things. We get multiple perspectives that make experiencing the action complete. I liked everything and every character speaking.

We have Oshun vs Ember. Two different personalities, tied together by so much more. One trying to overcome the other. We have a brother on the edge of obsession, trying to find his sister and a best friend who just does not know how to deal with losing Ember and also her brother. Let’s mention the intense connection between Tre and Ember, their bond, their unbreakable connection. He will do anything to come back to her, to reach her. But will he manage it or will he lose himself in the process?

Definitely this is a great follow up and it exceeded my expectations from the end of book 1. The action will keep you hooked, as the need to see if Ember will be reunited with her family and friends will push you to listen for hours. But as interesting as the main plot is, we have Jared and Maddie’s story also. Her effort in being there for Jared and her struggle to keep up with him are so well described.

I love that we have an inside to the negative character’s perspective. Xintra’s belief, her blind faith in the dark magic and the Annunaki goes beyond obsession. She and Zoe are the characters that complete the picture. We see everything from everyone’s POV. And that’s awesome!

As for the narration, Moira Todd has such a lovely and gentle voice. And her singing is awesome!! I liked that she brought melody to Ember’s lyrics and I liked the emotion she added to her interpretation. Same as in the previous book, I would have liked a little more diversity with the voice changing department. But nothing else to complain about.

All in all, this was great! I can’t wait to read/listen to the next book in the series! Jennifer Alsever is an amazing author and I believe she did such an amazing job with “Trinity Forrest”! Loved it, 5 stars no doubt!


I received these audiobooks as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jennifer Alsever. The gifting of these audiobooks did not affect my opinion of them.

  • Escapades

  • Trident Ink Series, Book 1
  • By: Lilly Atlas
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine, Erin DeWard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Alyssa Jackson is one of the lucky ones. She has a thriving business, great friends, a devoted husband, an adorable daughter, and a scorching hot sex life that would be the envy of any married couple. Then, one tragic loss flips her world upside down. Floundering and unsure of how to cope with their grief, Alyssa and her husband drift apart until they are living as roommates instead of a deeply connected couple. Alyssa will do anything to get the intense passion back into her life and marriage, no matter how far out of the box she has to step.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A couple torn apart by grief

  • By Lilly's Book World on 06-27-18

A couple torn apart by grief

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-18

Let me start by saying that Lilly Atlas is one amazing author and Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard for an amazing pair of narrators. So when combining these three persons it is more than obvious that the result would be at least great!

I went into this book with so many expectations, knowing the author’s talent to create drama and to bring comfort in the end to the characters. All went well, with one small exception, which I will comment later in this review. But first let’s start with the good points. We have husband and wife trying to find each other after the loss of their only child. Their grief and inability to communicate brought them to the point of not being able to connect again. We later find out that, through the help of a psychologist, they have a series of dates in which they should pretend to be other people, meet and have an evening that should end in … a steamy situation, if you know what I mean! And so this happens, until one point.

Alyssa and Derek have managed to survive so much in their years as a couple, even PTSD. However, they were not able to stand the passing of their daughter. The author managed to express so well their pain and the process of coming together, it was impossible for me not to shed a tear or two. We have a step-by-step description of the phases they go through and that’s perfect. We have some extremely hot scenes that would increase your heart rate and, as mentioned, two narrators that are simply perfect!

However, I am missing from the story some information regarding the two years they have been apart. For me, not knowing how exactly the distancing happened makes the story a bit incomplete. By the end, I understood that the focus was more on how they come back together, but still, I wanted to see them fighting, or arguing or something like that.

All in all, I cannot but give 3.5 stars to Lilly’s book and I am so waiting forward to read/listen to more of her books. She is an author that manages to touch my heart and her stories contain life lessons for us all. Congratulations to her and the narrators for such a great job!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Lilly Atlas. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Gull Harbor

  • By: Kathryn Knight
  • Narrated by: Kristin James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

When Claire Linden's job sends her to the sleepy town of Gull Harbor, she never expects to encounter her ex-boyfriend. As a medium, the prospect of tackling a haunted house is less daunting than seeing Max Baron again. Throughout their passionate college relationship, he promised to love her forever. Then, without explanation, he abandoned her on graduation day. Claire is determined to rid her temporary home of its aggressive ghost, but Max soon realizes she's facing a danger beyond the paranormal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gull Harbor

  • By Christy D on 03-05-18

Yes, Yes, Yes!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-18

Ok, have you checked that cover? It is the best choice for a story involving ghosts! I love it and I loved Gull Harbor. First impression, after the first few chapters: “Yes, I like it.” Next impression, after a bit more of the action: “What just happened??? I must finish this!!!” So I started liking it even better!

“Gull Harbor” is full of action and twists, with great characters that have a good background story. I loved how the author combined an angry spirit with lost love and how the couple’s story mixed with the mystery of the house. Max’s love for Claire never faded. He had to give her up years ago but his heart always remained with her. Now that life brought them together, he is not willing to give her up, even if that means getting mixed up with her spiritual strangeness. As for Claire, her dedication to her job, the desire to bring peace to a very disturbed soul and most importantly her courage, are just some of the things that make her an inspiring character.

Now, in regards to the overall story, Kathryn Knight added the exact amount of mystery, the perfect dose of thrill and emotions. Having the romance side also well created, I can say this is a complete book for me. It has a little of everything I like. To top that, we have a beautiful narration that only accentuates the emotions and increases the suspense of some scenes.

So yes, a great book that has given me good hours of relaxing (though I did have a hard time listening to it at night… I’m silly sometimes, I know!). I loved it and I loved the characters. Seeing Claire in action can even be motivating and seeing Max doing his best to mend their relationship made my heart skip a beat! 5 stars – great!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Kathryn Knight. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Wicked Dance

  • Chronicles of a Dancing Heart, Book 1
  • By: Olivia Boothe
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Former dance student Sara Hart had aspired to grace the stage on Broadway, but a reckless decision forced her to renounce that dream. Years later, while struggling with an unsatisfying job and an even more unsatisfying love life, she literally stumbles upon a dangerously sexy stranger who sends her heart - and her body - into hyper-drive. His touch makes her feel alive again and sparks a desire to rebuild her dance career. But Sara is still haunted by the demons of her past. One dark lie could cost her everything. Real estate mogul Tom Wright caters to the rich and famous.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasing romance

  • By N. Mahoney on 07-07-18

Good book for an evening romance

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-18

Tom and Sarah: two very different people, brought together by the need to love and feel loved again, both surpassing loss and overcoming addictions. This is what Olivia Boothe brings us. This is an emotional story that captured me from the word “Dance” and made me spend all the minutes in this audiobook just focused on their lives .

The story is told mostly from Sarah’s point of view, but from time to time we get to see what Tom is thinking and I believe this makes for a complete picture of their relationship. Also, we see a little of what is like to be a dancer and how important it is to be seen. There is a scene in the book which could have been better developed, involving one of the dancers and the choreographer that is quite shocking. So there are a lot of things to discover between these pages.

I liked the main characters so much and I liked how the author put in words their passion and how she described their emotions. She is full of doubts and he is conflicted. The instant chemistry between them is new for both and both are scared to let go and enjoy. They both have so much healing to do and they both have to understand that the past is always there and will always be a part of their lives. But the future is something to look forward to. And it is still under construction. And they can do it together or apart.

But as much as I liked them, I disliked their friends. Tom’s friend seems only to take advantage of the close relationship he has with him and doesn’t seem to keep his mouth shut when needed. Jess, Sarah’s friend and roommate doesn’t seem to have a life (even if we know she has a boyfriend). I know she is overprotective and cares a lot for Sarah, but still… One moment she encourages her to open her heart and the next is lecturing her on morality and institutes rules for her.

I was also not a big fan of the narration either. Vanessa Moyen did a very good job for the dialogue and the foreign accents but when it came to narrative parts, I did not like her reading that much. While reading Tom’s chapters she did not manage to keep the same acting voice when expressing his thoughts and when he was interacting with other characters. Also, Tom has a funny Batman voice.

All in all, I liked this book quite a lot. I loved that it evolved dancing and that it had great main characters that have had to struggle through some bad times but somehow managed to put themselves together. I would go with 3.5 stars, as I felt some arguments between them were not quite solid and the secondary characters and narration were not to my liking that much. I hope you like it and come back with your own thoughts. Happy reading/listening!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Olivia Boothe. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • I Serve: A Novel of the Black Prince

  • By: Rosanne E. Lortz
  • Narrated by: James Young
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Hundred Years' War, I Serve chronicles the story of Sir John Potenhale. A young Englishman of lowly birth, Potenhale wins his way to knighthood on the fields of France. He enters the service of Edward, the Black Prince of Wales, and immerses himself in a stormy world of war, politics, and romantic intrigue.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Better than dry history

  • By DabOfDarkness on 07-03-18

A Bit of History

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-18

I liked it and I liked it a lot! I mean… the descriptions, the characters, the history are all there! These elements, together with a great narration, make this audiobook a success. There are many themes mixed in here, but the one that stands out is by far life during the Hundred Years’ War between England and France and all the historical aspects of the time. I am not complaining, I like history!

We have as hero and voice of the story John Potenhale, a man that becomes a knight after his heroic acts on the field. But soon his beliefs and his confidence will shift towards a higher purpose. Realizing that God may not approve of his actions, he thinks about joining the monastery. But are all decisions in life easy? Nope, especially if women are involved (sorry, but let’s admit the truth).

This is not a book focused on Christianity, but on history and on the beliefs of the people living those times. The author has managed beautifully to present the war, Black Death and the reign of the Black Prince of Wales, through the eyes of a good man, wanting to make a difference. The shift in his desires, his indecisions, are well captured as well.

Maybe because I am a fan of romance, I would have wished that this angle could have been better explored, especially in its mix with politics Throughout the book, I had the impression that this big amount of things were squeezed between the pages and many of them not fully developed. Also, I wanted to see more of the Black Prince and how his rule affected the people.

The narration was great. James Young used the perfect pace for my taste and as well his voice acting was done in a beautiful way. My only wish would have been to hear more of the accents here and there. Other than that, nothing to complain about.

With all these items out in the open, I’m ending my review mentioning one more time that “I Serve” by Rosanne E. Lortz is a beautiful audiobook, with great historical details and many themes mixed. I liked and I would recommend it!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Rosanne E. Lortz. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Taken by Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Bradens
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again - but she's completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her - and the man she's never forgotten.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and Sexy

  • By TR on 04-01-16

Carear and love

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-18

Melissa Foster is an author I have come to love with the few books I’ve read by her. She has a way of writing clean and sweet stories that touch our hearts and that make us loose ourselves into the characters’ lives. So whenever I am in the mood for something innocent and nice, I choose her books!

“Taken by Love” is one of those books. Being in audio format, it definitely enhanced my experience and helped me pay attention to some details I would have otherwise probably missed. Daisy and Luke start something that is from the beginning with an expiration date. Daisy has no intention of staying in Trusty, where people are anything but trustful and where false rumors start from nothing. She just has to choose from several job opportunities in major cities. As a doctor, she has the chance to practice in the big hospitals, not in an emergency only clinic in a small town. But a relationship with her high school crush was never in her plans.

Their relationship is focused more on Daisy, as she is the one who has to decide where to go. But Luke is one character that develops as the story flows. He has his own family issues to solve and is willing to deal with them. I see him as stronger and with a clearer mind when it comes to dealing with issues, while Daisy takes her time with her trouble. Still, I liked them together, I liked how they support each other and I like Luke’s thinking ahead. Read the book, and you’ll understand what I mean.

The author raises awareness on a couple of important issues like healthcare and abuse and this is something I respect a lot! Both subjects are treated with the attention they deserve, especially in case of the latter.

The narration was great as well. I liked how B.J. Harrison kept the accent, how he changed his voice to differentiate not only between characters, but as well between their personalities. One scene comes to mind when Luke has a conversation with Daisy’s father and the respect Luke has for the man can be felt through the voice acting.

All in all, I liked the book very much, as any Melissa Foster book. I cannot wait to see what happens to the other bothers and I do hope you give it a try as well. Happy reading/ listening!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Melissa Foster. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Since I Fell for You

  • New York Sullivans, Book 2
  • By: Bella Andre
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Round 2 NYC and it gets better

  • By The Book Junkie Reads . . . on 05-21-18

A computer genius and a bodyguard! Yes!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-18

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.