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Found Audiobook

Found: Not Quite a Billionaire, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

I'd lived my life on two principles: discipline and control. Well, until now.

There's that phrase, though. "How's that working out for you?" The answer, when it came to Hope Sinclair, was, "not so well". She might be little, she might be sweet, and she might be young, but if I'd thought she'd be compliant anywhere but in bed, I'd learned my lesson.

To keep her, I had to let her go. To hold her, I had to turn her loose. To have her in my life, I had to accept that she was 9,000 miles away in New Zealand, in my grandfather's house in Katikati, surrounded by the loving members of my Maori whanau and much too close to the not-so-loving ones.

All of that was killing me. On the other hand, I thought it might be working, so I was going to do it. No matter what.

©2016 Rosalind James (P)2017 Rosalind James

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    Giggle6666 01/03/2017
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    "Lovely easy listen"
    What did you like most about Found?

    I loved Hope growing into a real mama bear


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Found?

    the interaction between Hemi and Hope over the baby


    Any additional comments?

    This is book is by far my favourite of the three books in series. I love how it's not about falling in love but keeping it. A relationship is more about winning the girl as Hemi learned the hard way :)
    Perfect book for listening on a long journey managed to listen to 5hrs on one day it certainly made an hour of travel and two diversions easier to cope with. Love Hope she really shows Hemi that she has an inner strength and will fight for her family even if it is by separating it for a little will. I loved that Hemi learned how to live love and work when he was no longer the centre of his universe. It is full of laughs, love and a the odd catfight.
    It was will paced and easy to listen to 
    "I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • EstherF
    18/02/17
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    "What happens AFTER the Happily Ever After?"
    What made the experience of listening to Found the most enjoyable?

    This is a story of redemption and two fierce souls becoming bound together through more than just romance and love, but through hardships and strengths, personal sacrifice, and courage. The spirit of their relationship is something so beautiful and rare - and these two people achieve something so sacred and precious throughout their journey together. I will let you discover this for yourself.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Found?

    One of my favorite scenes is near the end of the story - which I won't give away, but let's just say we get to see how FIERCE Hope can be - and she truly comes into her own identity. Never a wilting flower in the face of conflict, she learns how to take ownership and becomes a really courageous, take-charge, unstoppable woman. GO HOPE! I really came to admire her.


    Have you listened to any of Emma Wilder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love this new narrator. Emma does a fantastic job with all the different kiwi accents, and characters - both male -and female, young and older- and distinguishes the characters enough so you can tell easily enough which one is talking. She does a great job going back and forth between the voices and keeps you hooked and adds so many layers of personality through her voice. Her expression of the full emotional range is beautiful!
    I heard her previous book Fractured, and this performance for Found was better in my opinion. More polished, more easy transitions between characters and just more solid. I really enjoyed her work (as well as Ms.James writing!)
    • Voice quality -excellent
    • Good pace, tone, and varied emotions demonstrated


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES! There is fantastic tension and suspense. This was one book I really dug into.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the 3rd installment of Hope and Hemi's story and is NOT a stand alone book. (The first book in the series was referenced in Rosalind James' recent book "Just in Time" in her Escape to New Zealand series. She introduced Hope and Hemi, who meet at a photoshoot for one of Hemi's company product lines. Hope was the assistant to the photographer, and had an immediate attraction to the polite Maori clothing designer from New Zealand. This story is the continuation of the story after the end of book 2, "Fractured", when Hope has just found out she is pregnant and has decided to 'run away' - and go to New Zealand to take a break from her and Hemi's relationship with Hemi's grandfather Koru..

    When Hope ran to New Zealand she discovered for herself the true meaning of family and loyalty, I believe she gained a new respect for Hemi through learning about his roots and his history.

    We actually see lots of Hemi's baggage and backstory, which I had really wanted to learn about. I find him to be one of Ms. James' most sophisticated and interesting characters of all of her books. He is fascinating, and I'm enjoying discovering how perfect for each other Hope and Hemi are through his misadventures and mistakes. She's his equal and sometimes (usually) forces him to see himself in the mirror.

    This is a story of redemption and two fierce souls becoming bound together through more than just romance and love, but through hardships and strengths, personal sacrifice, and courage. The spirit of their relationship is something so beautiful and rare - and these two people achieve something so sacred and precious throughout their journey together. I will let you discover this for yourself.

    In terms of steaminess, this book is HOT! And edgy… and steamy! But not inappropriately so - or over the top. Ms. James keeps it all in the tasteful context of the plot and the integrity of the story.

    I love this new narrator. Emma does a fantastic job with all the different kiwi accents, and characters - both male -and female, young and older- and distinguishes the characters enough so you can tell easily enough which one is talking. She does a great job going back and forth between the voices and keeps you hooked and adds so many layers of personality through her voice. Her expression of the full emotional range is beautiful!
    • Voice quality -excellent
    • Good pace, tone, and varied emotions demonstrated


    A moment in the book that particularly moved me - there are so many to choose from. I think one of the turning points in the book was when Hemi realized the impact Hope had made on him - beyond loving him, and being a support mate. She is the other half of his soul. He realized he did not have to be alone anymore. It was a HUGE aha! Moment for him.

    One of my favorite scenes is near the end of the story - which I won't give away, but let's just say we get to see how FIERCE Hope can be - and she truly comes into her own identity. Never a wilting flower in the face of conflict, she learns how to take ownership and becomes a really courageous, take-charge, unstoppable woman. GO HOPE! I really came to admire her.

    Thanks Ms.James, for concluding this series so beautifully and keeping me hooked on New Zealand! Looking forward to many more future stories about this magical place.

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kim C.
    17/02/17
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    "Wow, GREAT Trilogy Finale"
    If you could sum up Found in three words, what would they be?

    Beautiful, Steamy, Selfworth


    What other book might you compare Found to and why?

    FIERCE because it's a continuation of the story except we see so much growth of Hope, Hemi and Karen as characters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved Rosalinds description of the ocean from Hope's perspective. I could almost hear and see it. It was so perfect.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Taming Te Mana...


    Any additional comments?

    Found is the third book in the trilogy of Hope and Hemi. This book jumps right into a tense scenario which makes you hold onto your headphones because you can't put down the story. Hope has had to deal with many challenges in her young life and this book begins with another, but resourceful Hope keeps her head together to address her latest challenge. In this book we watch Hope learn to "take the reins" of her life, become more confident and finally feel comfortable with her future path. Hemi is perceived as an emotionally and patiently controlled person, but Hope has his emotions and control on a rollercoaster ride. This forces Hemi to look inward at his life in regards to his work schedule, lack of love from his parents and first wife and wanting to share his Maori values with Hope and Karen. Hope and Hemi share with each other their own special strengths that have helped them in their lives so far, I perceived it as throwing life-lines to one another.

    Rosalind James is a master of describing different age groups. This time she is spot-on with how Hope's 16 year old sister acts. I am always enamored with the Maori family dynamics and respect in all of Rosalinds NZ books.

    Emma Wilder is the first narrator of an audio book that I felt captured each characters essence with her change of voice, inflections etc. Wonderful job!!

    Disclaimer: "I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • SanfordHoney
    Abilene, TX USA
    15/02/17
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    "Great End"

    This was a great end to a beautiful series. Couldn't put it down and hated to see it end. Wanted to know more about Hemi's bio family, find about Karen's growth and the cousin in love with Hope. Oh well, thanks RJ for a lovely love story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Weldon
    Fl
    16/07/17
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    "Not so good"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    No I want it I listen to all three of the books because I thought it was going to get better. I've read the entire series so I gave this a shot and it was extremely boring


    Would you ever listen to anything by Rosalind James again?

    It was not the narrator's fault it was just a book I kept going on and on and on about the same thing


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator did nothing wrong


    What character would you cut from Found?

    I want to cut any characters out a wooded added more characters and put more drama and more suspense and something in this book to give us life


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • VJ
    01/07/17
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    "wish there was more!"

    this final installment is the perfect ending to an awesome story. definitely worth reading/listening. engaging story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charlotte
    10/05/17
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    "Truly Beautiful"

    A woman discovering her strength. An alpha man discovering his softness. Both growing into a love that's unforgettable. And all the characters who surround them, making things even more interesting. Start at the beginning and read straight through. You'll be happy you did. Thanks Ms James.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laura's Reviews
    24/03/17
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    "Narrator is amazing in this satisfying conclusion"

    Found is the last installment in the Not Quite a Billionaire series by Rosalind James. This was, hands down, the best of the series. Things that annoyed me about the two main characters in the earlier books (Hope's immaturity -- especially at the end of the second book, and Hemi's rigidity and selfishness -- again at the end of the second book) worked themselves out in this book. Hope, staying behind to help Hemi's grandfather, seemed a bit convenient, but it allowed the time for Hope's sister, Karen, to develop a relationship with Hemi. He needed to learn how to be a parent, and her teenage post-illness-freedom showed why she needed that male father-figure. That relationship would not have developed with Hope in the picture.

    The series concludes with this book, and I loved that I could find references to "Just in Time" in this story (if you haven't read other books from Rosalind James, this series is a spin-off of a story idea started in Just in Time -- so, it is worth checking out to see how this story originated). I'll admit I cried in some parts of the book -- there are some parts that just touch those raw edges in yourself. But, those are the parts of the story that really resonate.

    In my opinion, this is the strongest book Ms. James has written. There are twists and turns you don't see coming, but you truly want to see the characters find happiness. The emotional investment the reader has in the characters plays out through the story. Emma Wilder is a fantastic narrator and really brought Hope and Hemi to life.

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lolli
    05/03/17
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    "great conclusion to this romance trilogy"

    this book was definitely about the journey each character makes, and then they find their way back to each other.

    it was one of the most beautifully written books that James has come out with, and these were started as a book within a book! i thought the series would fall off in the third installment because the second wasn't really doing it for me, but this book came out so well that i was immediately engaged in the story and wanted more!

    i love how each of the characters had to grow and learn on their own, and then finally came together to be the best versions of themselves.

    and Emma Wilder does such a great job narrating. she brings to live each character and does a fantastic Kiwi accent (a least to my american ears). she's truly an actress because i can feel the power of the characters' words as she speaks them.

    i fully recommend this series and will let you know that like in all great relationships, patience pays off in the end.

    i received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. i was not compensated for me review, and i was not required to write a positive review. the opinion expressed here is my own.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Michele Z
    Enumclaw, WA United States
    02/03/17
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    "Grand finale for this series!"

    I really enjoyed this series-even though I'm not a fan of the usual billionaire kinds of series. Rosalind writes believable characters, and if it takes place in New Zealand? Even better! I enjoy this narrator and find these books great for my commute-as long as my Audible doesn't turn itself on in the middle of a store! Be prepared though-major tears for the ending. It's really wonderful.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • DLRees
    01/03/17
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    "Extremely well written."

    I am what you might call a "burned out billionaire novel fan", but I have read and listened to this author and narrator and have to say it is one of the best. It is well written with all the correct requirements that are needed for this genre. A strong-willed female, an extremely sexy and well-skilled man and a fairy tale escape for us. In my opinion this author writes a sex scene like no one else!
    Emma Wilder is the narrator for this series and does an excellent job and has a very soothing voice. I highly recommend this for you ladies and I think you will enjoy it!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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