Author: Bella Andre
Narrator: Eva Kaminsky
Series: The New York Sullivans, Book 3
Publisher: Oak Press, LLC
Released: Jan. 9, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 Stars
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.
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....
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.
Would you listen to You Do Something To Me (New York Sullivans #3) (The Sullivans Book 17) again? Why?
I would listen to this book again. Ms. Kaminsky does a great job at bringing the Sullivan family, as well as the extended family to life. She has the perfect tone of voice that lets you relax and concentrate on what she's reading. I didn't hear any type of blips that would interrupt that enjoyment. There are those that can't read a book and what better way to enjoy Ms. Andre's world but by having someone help you experience this family.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I think it's a toss up between Cordelia and Alec. They both seem to need the other. We have two people with strong personalities. But the sense of family shines through and it's hard not to care about the lives of this branch of the Sullivans.
Which character – as performed by Eva Kaminsky – was your favorite?
Cordelia edges out Alec by just a hair. Cordelia is a woman who is thrown out of her comfort zone when her world is turned upside down. Alec has a business that needs him but you see how hard it is for him not to have Cordelia in his life.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Having lost a parent a year ago, it would probably be the memorial service. I had no trouble picturing that scene play out. It also made me glad that our service was a lot less grand. This is something that the author is good at. The reader gets to feel as if they are a part of the Sullivan clan.
Any additional comments?
I'm trying to bring my flower garden back to life and Cordelia has me thinking about what I might try to invite some nature into my yard. This story had me looking forward to Spring so that I can get back out into the yard and see things start to grow. It would also be the perfect time to relisten to this story. It may also be a bad time because I may end up concentrating on the book so much that I sit down, forget about my work, and just listen.
Our author reminds the reader that you don't need a lot of sex to have a really romantic story. Ms. Kaminsky reminds the reader that with the right narrator it's ok to relax and concentrate as someone tells you a very romantic tale. She has such a pleasant voice that all outside noises just seem to disappear when all that's left is the story she's telling you. The only disappointment was when the end came. It's also a realization that there's not a book four. But what's good is that I have plenty of other Sullivans to get to know and all of them are read by Ms. Kaminsky.
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