Monday, March 12, 2018


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.


Narrator Bio 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 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.

Amazon/Goodreads Rating:  4/5
In Patti's Imagination Rating:  8/10

This is the second book in the New York Sullivan’s series and it can totally be read as a stand alone.  As with the first book in the series, I listened to the audio of the book and it was also narrated by the same narrator.  
Suzanne’s brothers hire a bodyguard for her behind her back because she has been running into trouble.  She feels that she can take care of herself, but they disagree. Will her plans to get Roman, her bodyguard, to quit work or backfire?
Roman will do whatever it takes to protect Suzanne, regardless of how difficult she makes things for him.  The last thing he needs to do is have feeling for her because her brothers will kill him if something happens between them.  Will he have the willpower to stay professional?

I enjoyed the narration much more in this book.  The story also had an element of suspense to it with trying to figure out who was out to harm Suzanne which  just added to my enjoyment. I also felt the narrator was able to vary her voice much more in this book and I found some of the voices she did to be great.  The different accents were so on point. Unfortunately, I still am not able to give the narration a five star rating as there were still a few areas that I struggled to stay focused to the narration yet the story was a five star.  I am looking forward to listening to the next story in the series.

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Book 1

Mar. 4th: The Book Junkie Reads . . . Mar. 5th: Red Hatter Book Blog Audiobook Romance Mar. 6th: Jazzy Book Reviews Booktalk with Eileen Mar. 7th: Lilly's Book World Mar. 8th: Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm Mar. 9th: Haddie's Haven Book Lover in Florida In Patti's Imagination Mar. 10th: The Book Addict's Reviews Guilty Indulgence Book Club Cali Book Reviews

Book 2

Mar. 11th: The Book Junkie Reads . . . Mar. 12th: In Patti's Imagination Mar. 13th: Red Hatter Book Blog Audiobook Romance Mar. 14th: Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm Booktalk with Eileen Mar. 15th: Lilly's Book World Jazzy Book Reviews Book Lover in Florida Mar. 16th: Haddie's Haven Mar. 17th: The Book Addict's Reviews Guilty Indulgence Book Club Cali Book Reviews

Book 3

Mar. 18th: The Book Junkie Reads . . . Mar. 19th: What Is That Book About Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm Mar. 20th: Audiobook Romance Mar. 21st: Jazzy Book Reviews In Patti's Imagination Mar. 22nd: Lilly's Book World Booktalk with Eileen Mar. 23rd: Haddie's Haven Red Hatter Book Blog Book Lover in Florida Cali Book Reviews Mar. 24th: The Book Addict's Reviews Guilty Indulgence Book Club
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