From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Bella Andre comes a New Adult contemporary series about The Morrisons!
Sean Morrison, one of six siblings and the top college baseball player in the country, is reeling from a heartbreakingly painful loss. Nothing seems to matter anymore...until the night Serena Britten unexpectedly ends up in his arms.
Serena is a world-famous model who has only ever wanted to be normal, even though her mother has always pushed her to become a superstar. Though it isn't easy to try to leave everyone and everything she knows behind, Serena is determined to enroll in college. More than anything, she wants to turn her love for books into a new career that she actually loves. Only, she never expected to meet someone like Sean on campus--or to be instantly consumed by their incredible chemistry and connection.
But when the pressures of her high-profile modeling career only get bigger and more demanding, will it make living a normal life as a college student--and falling in love with the hottest guy on campus--impossible?
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"Another 5 star book'"
Marie Force did it again!!! I absolutely love all of her books. And Eva is a fantastic narrator!
Second chances are always a fun listen! When your world as a model is tumbling you down that Hollywood hill, and you have a chance to hit the breaks...what do you do?!? Well you turn into the library of course!
This is a cute story tied to the Sullivans series in a round about way and totally worth the listen.
Imagine, a model is famous but not wanting to continue necessarily in the direction her strong willed mother is leading her; so, she takes the opportunity to attend a "trial" semester at Stanford....of course....and hiding in the library, trying to do well, until she decides to venture out into a "real" college night party. While attempting to see what it's all about, of course she is spotted by hottest baseball player on campus, who at the moment is fighting his own demons of sorrow and has no clue who she is....well there's troubled pasts on both sides, secrets fought to remain hidden, feelings are shared, creepy professor tries to tip the scales and Oh....the famous Sullivan movie actor/producer calls and says hey...movie is back on, can you be here next week? What to do....what to do?
Great listen-as always, love Bella Andre & I can't wait for the next!
"Not bad but not great"
Overall it was good but I don't think I will be rushing to get the next one. It really had no surprises and the narrator did not do good male voices.
"Another Andre Classic"
I have always loved Bella Andre and the passion and love her character demonstrate over and over. Kiss me Like This truly does lived up to those standards.
"First year in college is full of hot guys"
Store Lloyd based on a college campus with college parties was typically guys and girls dancing and meeting each other. My favorite part is how it took The two main characters to finally talk to each other. The book it's in depth on who the mail main character has personality, and also the female lead character her personnelity. The book was well written there was some erotic portions of the book. I enjoyed it very much.
"Not the Sullivans"
I have either read or listened to many of the author's books, and would do so again. This lapse should be a wake up call.
Eva Kaminsky does a fabulous job, just as she has in the past. Conversely, if the author really wanted to head in another direction, she should not have wasted the talents of Ms. Kaminsky.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the book is directed at a younger audience, but still includes mature scenes like her previous romance books. I'm all good with her wanting to go in a different direction, but this attempt was like a Ham Sandwich, sans the Ham. The new Series looks like a carbon copy of the Sullivan minus about 10 years. So far the story and characters appear equally young and underdeveloped. I hope that Bella can get things back on track, because many of her books have been quite enjoyable.
"Bella takes a dive"
Honestly, this is not even good writing. Adult contemporary - rubbish. Certainly not worth the money.
"A real disappointment"
I really loved the Sullivan series, so I thought I'd try this book. It didn't take long to realize that I should have paid attention to the description "new-adult" series.
New-adult is obviously the new industry term for "young adult" (meaning late teens, early 20's).
New adult (notice no hyphen) means a new series suitable for adults.
This story took bits and pieces of all The Sullivan books and watered them down for a young adult readership. The characters in the Morrison family are similar to the Sullivans, so I imagine that the future installments of this series will just be more watered down Sullivan wannabes.
I won't be buying anymore books in this series even though I like Bella Andre.
On a final note, Eva Kaminsky does a really good job as always.
"Adult content in a young adult story"
The publisher says this is an "adult" series, which is a term they are using loosely. Technically, Serena is an adult as a college freshman, but she is a self-absorbed girl who is struggling with high-school level concerns, such as her first kiss, virginity, making friends, talking in front of a class,... The author provides reasoning to explain her immaturity (as a super model, she didn't experience normal high school life) but this doesn't cover the fact that the majority of content addresses juvenile issues. This is not a bad story - just not what was advertised - albeit bedroom scenes are included.
Serena leaves modeling to attend college. Her domineering mom-manager doesn't agree and ceases contact. Serena meets the star football player, Sean, who is struggling with the loss of his mother and uncertainty in his future career. Sean introduces Serena to many first time experiences as the two fall in love.
Andre's writing mechanics are solid, but her character development should be much deeper. This is particularly important since the plot not only lacks inspiration, but nothing happens. Because this is a simple story of two people falling in love, dialog and character depth are particularly important. In addition, the premise of a virginal super model hooking up with the college star athlete is so solicitous that it's condescending.
Overall, skip it.
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