Bella Andre has done it again, bringing us yet another amazing addition to her much-loved Sullivan Series. "Now That I've Found You" is the first book for the New York Sullivans and it is a great start to this next chapter. Drake Sullivan is a renown artist who has hit a dry spell in his painting. Actually it's a drought. Rosa is a reality TV star (think The Kardashians) whose nude photos, taken without her knowledge, are splattered all over the internet. She runs to escape her messy and painful life. She runs straight into Drakes willing arms and supportive heart. Andre gives the reader exactly what they expect from her stories: passion, emotional ups and downs and a feel-good ending that will make even the most cynical reader believe in the power of love. The characters are well developed and easy to relate to in their journey to find their inner strength. As with her other books, Andre weaves previous Sullivan cousins into the story in a masterful way and we get a glimpse of the rest of the New York Sullivan siblings. While formulaic, this is a great book, a great series easily read stand alone. 4.5 stars
It's hard to believe this is book 15 and still I am hooked on each character. Drake and Rosa's story really makes you think about how our society is today with the way the internet and apps have changed how quickly the world finds out about good and bad news. This book makes me hope that both men and women can read this and take note on how to emotionally connect and support another person. It is a story of strength, courage and forgiveness. I really enjoyed it and wish I hadn't read it so fast.
I'm a reader of all the Bella Andre books that I can find and I found this book to be extremely refreshing and insightful. While the main female character is obviously modelled on a certain celebrity that is famous for not much of anything but being famous, but Rosa is full of character and morals. And Drake Sullivan, certainly takes a few cues from his Sullivan cousins, taking care of Rosa after a series of unfortunate events. I can certainly recommend this book. It is thought provoking and considerate, but still light enough that it is a great escape from reality.