Review: I Only Have Eyes For You by Bella Andre

9th Jan 2014 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2014, Reviews, Reviews by Jess

Review: I Only Have Eyes For You by Bella AndreI Only Have Eyes For You by Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans #4
Published by Harlequin, Mira
Pub Date: September 24th 2013
Pages: 384
Format: ARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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4 Stars

The sweetest temptation

Sophie Sullivan fell head over heels for Jake McCann at the age of five. Twenty years later, the notorious bad boy still sees her as the "nice" Sullivan twin. When they both get caught up in the magic of the first Sullivan wedding, she knows it's time to make him see her for who she truly is - the woman who will love him forever.

Jake has always been a magnet for women, but the only woman he really wants is the one he can never have. Not only is Sophie his best friend's off-limits sister - he can't risk letting her get close enough to discover his deeply hidden secret.

But when Sophie appears on his doorstep, Jake's every fantasy comes to life, and he doesn't have a hope of taking his eyes, or hands, off her. Jake knows loving Sophie isn't the right thing to do, but one look at her and he knows he can't possibly resist.

 

So my love affair with The Sullivans continues, you guys. I was really looking forward to this book because our sexy librarian, Sophie Sullivan, has pined for Jake since she was 5! And she finally gets him! But I was not expecting how their love story would unravel. From the moment these two first kiss it is fireworks. The sexy and steamy factor continues throughout the whole book. I was really surprised at how that happened every time they were together, but I guess years of pent up desire will do that to people.

So the thing happens, I won’t tell you what so I don’t spoil it, but it happens and now to tell the Sullivans about it. I felt so bad for Jake because he never felt worthy of Sophie and now the Sullivan men are all but confirming his feelings about it. I get that they’re protective, but c’mon Smith! I loved the way Zach and Jake worked it out. Quick and nasty fight, then they pretty much hugged it out. Ha!

I’m glad Jake didn’t run after that though and tried to wallow about it like in the beginning. He really showed what an accountable man he is, despite him thinking otherwise. And Sophie! Sophie grew into this bold character that I just loved. She pretty much left everyone reeling because they all thought she was something that was only a small part of who she actually is.

Each time I read a new Sullivans book, it becomes my new favorite. I love when a series can do that, especially in romance. And if you’re wondering if you can start it out of order, you totally can! So jump right in. :)

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About Bella Andre

Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans” series.

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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Review: Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre – Blog Tour

26th Aug 2013 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2013, Blog Tours, Reviews, Reviews by Jess

Review: Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre – Blog TourCan't Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans #3
Published by Harlequin, Mira
Pub Date: July 30th 2013
Pages: 336
Format: ARC | Source: Blog Tour, Publisher
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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4.5 Stars

How much is worth risking?

Gabe Sullivan risks his life every day as a firefighter in San Francisco, but he knows better than to risk giving his heart again. Especially not to the woman he saved from a deadly apartment fire…and can't stop thinking about.

Megan Harris owes everything to the heroic firefighter who saved her and her daughter. Everything except her heart. Because after losing her pilot husband, she has vowed to never suffer through loving—and losing—a man with a dangerous job again.

But when Gabe and Megan meet again, how can he possibly ignore her courage, determination and beauty? And how can she deny not only his strong bond with her daughter…but also his sweetly sensual kisses, challenging her to risk everything she's been guarding for so long?

 

If you’re expecting to not fall in love with Can’t Help Falling in Love you’re going to be disappointed, because you really CAN’T help it. This book was all about the slow burn and the anticipation. It was about slowly, unavoidably falling in love with someone you’re trying really hard to keep out of your life. It was sweet and hot and all I wanted to do was keep reading until the last page was turned, only to want to pick up the next book, I Only Have Eyes For You, the moment that happened.

I loved everything about Gabe Sullivan. Aside from the fact he’s a seriously hot firefighter, he’s SUCH a good guy! He was sweet, caring, and charming. And hot! Did I mention that? Ok, good. His only thing is that he has the hard and fast rules he lives by, like not dating victims he’s rescued, which is a sound rule, right? Yeah, but it’s really getting in the way of him and Megan being together!

Megan and her daughter Summer steal your heart from the start, as they did Gabe’s. Megan has rules of her own, like not dating any thrill seekers…or guys with dangerous jobs, such as firefighters. She’s just really scared of loving and losing again. I get it, I do. But Megan and Gabe create their own fire with the sparks of their chemistry and everybody sees it. I loved their chemistry and how they just wanted to jump each other but wouldn’t. Because when it finally did happen? WOW! Yeah, just wow.

I really loved how Gabe didn’t push Megan into anything. He gave her the room and the distance to let her realize they belonged together and that he was different. He really steals your heart, ladies. Especially anytime he’s interacting with Summer. Guys who are good with kids are keepers!

We do see some of the other Sullivans siblings in this one, but not as much as the previous book. I like how Bella Andre sets up the next book in the series in the Epilogue because that way the next story doesn’t crowd the current one. I’ve read some books where half of it was set up for the following and it ruined it for me. So, thank you, Bella Andre, for making these perfect. :)

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About Bella Andre

Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans” series.

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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Review: From This Moment On by Bella Andre

22nd Jul 2013 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2013, Blog Tours, Reviews, Reviews by Jess

Review: From This Moment On by Bella AndreFrom This Moment On by Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans #2
Published by Harlequin, Mira
Pub Date: June 25th 2013
Pages: 384
Format: ARC | Source: Publisher
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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4 Stars

Just one night...

Marcus Sullivan has always been the responsible older brother, stepping in to take care of his seven siblings when their father died. But when the perfectly ordered future he's planned turns out to be a lie, Marcus needs one reckless night to shake free from it all.

Known throughout the world by only one name—Nico—pop songstress Nicola Harding is seen as the ultimate sex kitten. But it's all a lie. After a terrible betrayal she refuses to let anyone else close enough to find out who she really is…or to hurt her again. Especially the gorgeous stranger at the bar.

One night is all Nicola and Marcus agree to share with each other. But instead, a deeper connection than either of them could have anticipated begins….

Expanded Edition! More Story! More Sullivans!

Fans of Bella Andre's Sullivan Series will love this long-awaited print edition of FROM THIS MOMENT ON. It features a longer, more-detailed story with all the emotion and sensuality that readers love. Not to be missed!

 

I think Bella Andre did a fantastic job at really turning Marcus’s life upside down when she gave him Nicola. Nicola wasn’t someone I’d picture Marcus ending up with, that’s for sure. But I liked that we got such an unexpected pair in this book.

The romance starts up pretty quickly between these two, but right off the bat, Marcus is trying to push her away most of the time. But after awhile they find this amazing symmetry and their romance starts to become something meaningful and amazing… Until it’s not. :( Because something always happens. The tables turn on these two and Marcus shows a side of himself no one in his family has ever experienced. Poor Marcus. He does eventually get himself together (duh!) and pulls off one of the most expensive grand gestures I’ve read. But it works and it made me smile every time. So I loved it. :D

We do get to see Chase and Chloe in this book, the couple from the first book, and we also get a lot more of the rest of the Sullivans, especially Lori. But in the end, Gabe is featured in a sort of cliffhanger ending. That was different for a contemporary romance. Kind of liked it though! Made me want to pick up the next one right away.

Bella Andre’s writing is really easy to enjoy and fall into. You’re immediately drawn into these character’s lives and the emotions, while they might surface rapidly and strongly, are always genuine. My feelings are definitely very invested in this family’s happiness now, and I can’t wait to read more and more about them.

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About Bella Andre

Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans” series.

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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Review: The Look of Love by Bella Andre – Blog Tour

17th Jun 2013 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2013, Blog Tours, Reviews, Reviews by Jess

Review: The Look of Love by Bella Andre – Blog TourThe Look of Love by Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans #1
Published by Harlequin, Mira
Pub Date: May 28th 2013
Pages: 379
Format: ARC | Source: Publisher
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Buy the book! | Goodreads
4 Stars

Sometimes one look is all it takes

Chloe Peterson has vowed never to make the mistake of trusting a man again. Her reasons are as vivid as the bruises on her cheek. So when her car skids off a wet country road straight into a ditch, she's convinced the gorgeous guy who rescues her must be too good to be true.

As a successful international photographer, Chase Sullivan has his pick of beautiful women. He's satisfied with his life—until he finds Chloe and her totaled car on the side of the road in Napa Valley.

With every loving look—and every sinfully sweet caress—the attraction between them sizzles, and Chloe can't help but wonder if she's met the man who may be the exception to her rule…

Expanded Edition! More Story! More Sullivans!

Fans of Bella Andre's Sullivan Series will love this long-awaited print edition of THE LOOK OF LOVE. It features a longer, more-detailed story with all the emotion and sensuality that readers love. Not to be missed!

The Look of Love was one fast ride! Chase and Chloe’s book takes place in the span of week. There’s definite chemistry from the moment these two meet, and they meet under not so ideal circumstances. It’s kind of hard to say this book wasn’t insta-love, because it was a week, but you kind of forget how quickly it all happens. I got wrapped up in the passion between Chase and Chloe, and the connection they shared was incredibly sweet. Chase is the epitome of a nice guy who knows how to take charge in bed. Such a great combination! It’s really hard to fault him for falling so quickly when he’s so incredibly perfect.

Chloe did try to fight it what was happening with Chase at every turn. She’s gone through a bad situation recently and doesn’t feel ready for anything beyond a fling, but Chase, who has never had a serious relationship before, knows Chloe is it for him. He seriously never waivers in this, which is really crazy but romantic at the same time. Also, I thought the second half of this book was STEAMY!! Yes, the whole second half!

Chase’s family, the Sullivans, consist of six brothers and 2 twin sisters…that’s EIGHT siblings all together, y’all! We have a lot of great books ahead of us and I cannot wait! We meet all them momentarily and I can already tell each one will be incredibly interesting because while they’re all insanely attractive, they’re also all really different. I do wish I could tell you guys about the difference between this edition and the original though. I’m kind of curious to know which parts were expanded and/or added. Fans of Contemporary Romance don’t want to pass this one up, that’s for sure!

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About Bella Andre

Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans” series.

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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