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Models and Lovers

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Have you ever had love slip between your fingers? When was the last time you had a hero and heroine that you could really pull for?

This is a love story blossoming inside the world of modeling. In spite of the glamor and intrigue of this high fashion world, love is really about one guy and one girl finding each other. But wait, there is one more condition--they have to admi
Kindle Edition, 193 pages
Published August 11th 2012 by Sir John Publishing (first published March 21st 2012)
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Lita Burke
Jan 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Models and Lovers by Johnny Ray is a contemporary romance about Balarie Danson, a modeling agency booker, and the growing relationship with her new boss, Tommy Conseco.

Balarie lands a dream job with a premier New York agency, placing male models in photo shoots with clients. In the first week, she lands a new account with a fashion shoe designer and saves the day with an existing client.

The agency’s gorgeous, unmarried owner shows up at the same functions as Balarie. While she is attracted to th
Cheer Papworth
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, romance
4 stars! So I need to start off this review by saying I was totally prepared to dislike this book. I thought the cover was a little cheesy and sometimes, I admit, I'm superficial and it influences my literary selection, primarily because the cover speaks to the author's style and taste. I know, I know...never judge a book by its cover, but we all do it, right? It wasn't just the cover though, I was a little leery of the title and topic as well; I wasn't sure a romance novel about modeling would ...more
Arlena Dean
Apr 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Author: Johnny Ray
Published by: Sir John Publishing
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 4
Blog Review For: Librarything

"Models and Lovers" by Johnny Ray was a very loveable romance. The author did a wonderful job in bringing this intriguing romance of these two people.... Thomas(Tommy)Conseco and the lovely Balarie Danson together.

Tommy was a big time owner of a top modeling agency from
New York.. however, his one rule was that sex with any of his
models or employees wer
Trully Sunee
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ever wanted to have surprises in suttle ways... then some in bigger ways? This is a book that allows us to see inside the character's heads. Balarie has a modeling background and wants to use it to her advantage to make her mark in the modeling agency world booking models. She was hired by Mr. Conseco's, the owner of one of the best modeling agencies internationally. He knows how to stay ahead and above the rest. But what can Balarie teach him? What can he learn from her? Sometimes what can make ...more
Brian Brown
Dec 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Models and Lovers by Johnny Ray, is a casual and entertaining look into the life of a new modeling booker named Balarie Danson, and her attempts to reach the top of her profession amidst the competitive environment of New York City. Once you begin reading Models and Lovers, you're drawn into the story of a talented woman's hustle in the modeling business, the friendships she easily acquires because of her own beauty and personality, and how effortlessly the story unfolds to show an inevitable lo ...more
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
To me, as a teenager, the modeling world was almost a dream world. If all you look at is the action on the catwalk, you see only a very small part of what really happens. Even as an adult, I didn't realize what really goes into it. This book shows a little more of what goes on behind the scenes; however, I think there's still a lot more to it.

The way Balarie squealed when surprised reminds me of myself. I found her willingness to bring up different ideas to the team courageous considering she w
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Balarie Danson is a former model turned booker started working at Consenco Modeling Agency. Tommy Consenco is pleased with his new hire and has a strict policy between interoffice affairs. Balarie is busy with learning her responsibilities and her best friend Joseph aka Joe as her assistant. They work together to build her client list and contacts she'll need. It's Balarie's surprising connection to her boss that stuns her so completely. Balarie learns that Tommy is an avid tango dancer and has ...more
Demelza Carlton
Oct 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
An office romance with free shoes.

A new job and the chance of an office romance for Balarie - in between learning to work in a fast-paced industry. Of course, there is the bonus of free, custom-designed shoes...

I rarely read romance, though I don't mind it in a movie or as a smaller part of the plot. This one was quite good as it had more plot than deep evaluations of the heroine's sensations every time she looked at the hero...actually, I'd say the majority of her feelings were more about how
Sonya Dodd
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from the very first page. It is an easy read with two very strong characters. Balarie has just started a new job working for the well-known Tommy who is worshipped by everyone, wherever he goes.
Balarie knows it is up to her to make an impact. She does more than that. The invincible Tommy becomes bewitched by her and the novel follows the way their paths interlink and cross as they each consider the pros and cons of a relationship together.
The 'will they, won't they', is very cl
Christoph Fischer
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
"Models and Lovers" by Johnny Ray is a romance novel set in the word of fashion. Balarie is trying to find her feet in this competitive and fast paced world while developing feelings towards her boss, Tommy. The book provides a very interesting look into the world of body image and image, like a glance behind the scenes.
The romance part is also very well written as it keeps us guessing until the end what will happen between them, since Tommy is such a recluse and has always emphasised that he w
Donna Spoore
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
4.5 STARS!
Downloaded this to go on holiday but never got round to reading it, started last night and could not put it down, it was so not what I expected, it's start off about an ex-model who goes to work as a booker at a top modelling agency, a top modelling agency owned by one of New Yorks most if not the most eligible bachelor....the book is mostly from Balarie's view but some is from Tommy's. I loved the whole book except for the very last line, and I knew what she was going to say and hoped
J. Ewbank
Oct 02, 2012 rated it liked it
This book by Ray was a pretty good story. It follows some of the normal problems that a couple have in getting together. Some of the depictions of characters are a little strained and hardly believable, but the story line is a decent one and well worth reading. I did enjoy it and could not wait to see how they would finally get together.

J. Robert Ewbank author "Wesley's Wars" and "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms"
S.E. Nelson
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was entertaining from start to finish. The working relationship between Balarie and mysterious Tommy was interesting to read. Their romance was very unexpected, just like real life. I also like the fact that the author did not have to make steamy scenes to develop a good romance. Most importantly, I have always found the modeling/fashion business to be superficial and dull, but this story makes it exciting, and that is quite an accomplishment in my book. Well done.
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: stand-alone
It was a somewhat cute story but pretty corny. A lot of the conversations between Tommy and Balerie were awkward and robotic. They came across like a parent talking to a child... A wee bit creepy. I get the idea of love at 1st sight but really from strangers to engaged in a week? The last line of the book...beyond corny.
Verna Humphrey
Aug 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a modern day novel of big business, sex and fashion. The author seems to have did his research well. The reader is allowed to peek into the life of the modeling world. The book overall is an easy read.
Pyper Diangelo
Sep 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
was pleasantly surprised by this book. wasn't sure what to expect with it and it was a great read. nice look into the business it's not all glamorous and a cut throat lifestyle loved seeing the behind the scenes ...more
Jo Notary
Feb 09, 2016 marked it as to-read
193pgs, contemporary, This is a love story blossoming inside the world of modeling. In spite of the glamor and intrigue of this high fashion world, love is really about one guy and one girl finding each other. But wait, there is one more condition--they have to admit it to each other.
Valerie Perkins
Sep 04, 2014 rated it liked it
This was an ok read. I wish it had a little more to it. With that said I can't wait for the continuation to come out. I need to know what's going to happen. ...more
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Is a great book to read
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