Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Author: Bella Andre

Narrator: Eva Kaminsky

Series: The New York Sullivans, Book 3

Publisher: Oak Press, LLC

Released: Jan. 9, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Alec Sullivan has always believed he has it all. A billion-dollar private aviation business. A penthouse apartment in New York City. Beautiful women who know better than to expect him ever to fall in love. And great siblings for whom he'd do anything. But when Alec's business partner passes away and leaves everything to a daughter Alec never knew about, in an instant everything in his life turns upside down - all because of Cordelia. Cordelia always thought she was perfectly happy with her life. She owns a garden store she loves, lives in a pretty little cottage in the same town as her adoptive parents, and figures there's plenty of time to meet Mr. Right. But she never counted on becoming the surprise heir to a fortune - or on meeting a man like Alec Sullivan. A shockingly sexy billionaire who makes her heart race and melt all at the same time. Neither Alec nor Cordelia plans on getting any closer than they have to. Only, how can either of them fight this kind of heat, this depth of desire? And when Cordelia needs Alec's support, it's pure instinct for him to be there for her. But when it's her turn to help him confront his deepest pain, will Alec let her in? Or will he push her away, just as he's pushed away everyone who's loved him for the past 30 years....

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.

Audible/Goodreads rating:  5/5
In Patti's Imagination rating:  9/10

This is the third book in the New York Sullivans series, but the seventeenth in the Sullivans series.  I have only listened to this series of the New York Sullivans and have not had any issues in understanding the series.  Of the three, this is my favorite, which I was surprised about because the second one had more mystery to it. I found myself not wanting to stop listening and this took me the shortest amount of days to finish.  The narrator, who also did the other two, did a much better job in my opinion in changing her voice in this story.
Alec was not at all what I was expecting from knowing what I did of him from the prior books.  You really got to know him and understand his thinking much more in this book like why forgiving his father was so difficult compared to his siblings.  Then to have a major surprise occur that changed his business was something not expected.
I really liked Cordelia.  She was such a strong female leading character yet so very down to earth.  I thought the narrator did an excellent job portraying her character which made you feel like you were friends with her.  Cordelia really stayed true to herself even with how drastically her life changed.

The relationship between Alec and Cordelia was one of great friendship, being there for each other especially since they needed each other in this time of major unexpected changes.  Sure they may have just met under not so great circumstances, but they had this strange connection that grew over time and was not rushed.
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    1. Curly
  2. GIF with a hard g or soft g?
    1. hard
  3. Text message or call?
    1. Text
  4. Pancakes or waffles?
    1. Both!
  5. TV Shows or movies?
    1. Depends on the show and movie!
  6. Facebook or Twitter?
    1. FB
  7. Alice in Wonderland or Robinson Crusoe?
    1. Alice
  8. Being too warm or too cold?
    1. Neither. I like to be right in the middle. ☺
  9. Netflix or Hulu?
    1. Netflix
  10. Work Hard or Play Hard?
    1. Both!
  11. Passenger or Driver?
    1. Driver
  12. Amusement Park or Day at the Beach?
    1. Both
  13. Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater?
    1. Theater

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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