Found : Not Quite a Billionaire

  • by Rosalind James
  • Narrated by Emma Wilder
  • Series: Not Quite a Billionaire
  • 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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

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- EstherF

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"

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- Kim C.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-14-2017
  • Publisher: Rosalind James