Romance Review: The Way You Look Tonight by Bella Andre

The Way You Look Tonight (The Sullivans, #9)

The Way You Look Tonight by Bella Andre
Series:
The Sullivans
Publisher:
Harlequin
Format:
ebook
ISBN: B00DGVFUJG
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: June 17th 2013
Number of pages: 193
Source: Bought
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Summary:

As a very successful private investigator who has caught most of the cheaters in Seattle with their pants down, Rafe Sullivan believes true, lasting love only happens once in a blue moon. Needing to get away from the city to clear his head, he finds the lake house where he spent the best summers of his life is now a wreck…but the sweet girl next door is all grown up and prettier than anything he’s ever seen.

While Brooke Jansen is happy making and selling chocolate truffles in her small Pacific Northwest lake town, she secretly longs to experience something wild. So when her favorite “Wild Sullivan” moves in again next door after more than a decade away, and sparks fly between them, she can’t stop wondering if being bad is really as good as it always seemed…and just how long it will be before she can find out.

But when their summer fling quickly spirals into deeper emotions than either of them were expecting, can they survive the heat between them? Or will Rafe make the biggest mistake of his life and end up losing the best thing that’s ever happened to him?

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Review:

Another series, but this one is more like an spin-off from the amazing Sullivan’s, so now we have five siblings working their way toward happily ever after and this first book is Rafe’s story. We’ve heard of him other times, he’s a cousin from Seattle so now we are following the Seattle part of this family.

Rafe is a PI, but it’s not happy about his life, because all that he seems to find is cheating husbands and crazy ex-wifes, that’s when his sister Mia decides to bring the happiness again by making Rafe buy a lake house. Their family used to own this house but they had to part when his father lost the big job and now Rafe can bring all those memories back simply by getting the house again.

What he did not expected was to find the super hot neighbour and discover that she used to be one of his friends during those long ago summers. I liked Brooke, but Rafe was a little better for me. It’s strange that this series has a strong female in every book and this time and liked the guy better.

Brooke is punished by her parents every time with simply a mistake she made while a teenager and what I didn’t like was the fact she never stand up to them and needed to see for real they were cutting her happiness. I liked this couple and they helped each other heal and change after life made them worry so much.

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Series in Order

#1 – The Look of Love
#2 – From this Moment On
#3 – Can’t help falling in Love
#4 – I Only Have Eyes for You
#5 – If You Were Mine
#6 – Let Me Be The One
#7 – Come a Little Bit Closer
#8 – Always on My Mind
#8.5 – One Perfect Night
#9 – The Way You Look Tonight
#10 – Kissing Under the Mistletoe
#11 – It Must Be Your Love (Expected publication: November 20th 2013)

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As a very successful private investigator who has caught most of the cheaters in Seattle with their pants down, Rafe Sullivan believes true, lasting love only happens once in a blue moon. Needing to get away from the city to clear his head, he finds the lake house where he spent the best summers of his life is now a wreck…but the sweet girl next door is all grown up and prettier than anything he’s ever seen.

While Brooke Jansen is happy making and selling chocolate truffles in her small Pacific Northwest lake town, she secretly longs to experience something wild. So when her favorite “Wild Sullivan” moves in again next door after more than a decade away, and sparks fly between them, she can’t stop wondering if being bad is really as good as it always seemed…and just how long it will be before she can find out.

But when their summer fling quickly spirals into deeper emotions than either of them were expecting, can they survive the heat between them? Or will Rafe make the biggest mistake of his life and end up losing the best thing that’s ever happened to him?

Romance Review: Always On My Mind by Bella Andre

Always on My Mind (The Sullivans, #8)

Always On My Mind by Bella Andre
Series:
The Sullivans
Publisher:
Harlequin
Format:
ebook
ISBN: B00B28BR6U
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: March 5th 2013
Number of pages: 214
Source: Bought
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Summary:

Lori “Naughty” Sullivan finally falls in love in ALWAYS ON MY MIND, the new book in Bella Andre’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling series about the Sullivan family.

After a tragic loss three years ago, Grayson Tyler left his life in New York City behind and started over in the rolling hills of the California coast. He’s convinced himself that all he’ll ever need again is the blue sky, a thousand acres of pasture, and the crashing waves of the ocean. Until one day, Lori Sullivan barges into his life and promptly blows his emotionless and solitary world to shreds, driving him crazy as only a woman nicknamed “Naughty” can. But will Lori be able to convince him that it’s safe to love her…and that forever isn’t actually out of reach?

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Review:

I have to confess that this book was extra high on my wishlist, but after I read the summary and discovered that Lori’s happy ending was nothing to different, she got a nice guy and changed her life completely. I wanted more and her past relationship was a drama, but could have been more explored in this book.

Grayson was a nice surprise because at first I tohugh he was just another farmer, but he showed a very different and tortured side with pain and suffering. His family was barely there and he needed someone to actually help him, Lori was the perfect person to do that.

And here is my problem with this book, because I was supposed to love Lori and the changes in her life, but in reality I liked Grayson more and more during the sotry.

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Series in Order

#1 – The Look of Love
#2 – From this Moment On
#3 – Can’t help falling in Love
#4 – I Only Have Eyes for You
#5 – If You Were Mine
#6 – Let Me Be The One
#7 – Come a Little Bit Closer
#8 – Always on My Mind
#8.5 – One Perfect Night
#9 – The Way You Look Tonight
#10 – Kissing Under the Mistletoe
#11 – It Must Be Your Love (Expected publication: November 20th 2013)

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Romance Review: Come a Little Bit Closer by Bella Andre

Come A Little Bit Closer (The Sullivans, #7)

Come a Little Bit Closer by Bella Andre
Series:
The Sullivans
Publisher:
Harlequin
Format:
ebook
ISBN: 9781938127281
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: November 28th 2012
Number of pages: 400
Source: Bought
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Summary:

Movie star Smith Sullivan can’t afford any distractions. He’s staking his entire reputation on his new film…but he can’t stop thinking about Valentina Landon and the fire he sees smoldering just beneath the surface of her cool exterior.

Valentina isn’t averse to sensual pleasure, or even to the idea of finding true love, but as a Hollywood business manager she’s watched too many smart women fall for actors…only to be torn apart when the fairytale comes to its inevitable end.

But when intense weeks together on set turn their heated attraction into red-hot flames of passion, Smith knows he has to find a way to convince Valentina to let him get a little bit closer. Close enough to completely steal her heart…the way she’s stolen his from the start.

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Review:

Smith is always mentioned as the pretty one and he’s almost perfect, but I though his book would be boring. He’s an actor and very famous so all the girls want him, but this book showed a different side of his life and we got to see the person behind the movies.

He’s a decent guy and wanted to make a movie to change lives and send a message, not just for movie and we can see this project is really important to him, because he wrote and is also directing the movie, but I liked that in the middle of all this he decided to pursue happiness too.

Valentina wanted nothing to do with him and we can clearly understand her reasons, but Smith is such a nice guy and he pays attention to her needs and her pleasures too. He wooed her and she could not help, but fall in love with him and I don’t blame her a bit.

This was a nice book and I liked Smith more than Valentina. Her family is a bit insane and the end was a little rushed to me, but we got to see the rest of the family and a wedding too.

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Series in Order

#1 – The Look of Love
#2 – From this Moment On
#3 – Can’t help falling in Love
#4 – I Only Have Eyes for You
#5 – If You Were Mine
#6 – Let Me Be The One
#7 – Come a Little Bit Closer
#8 – Always on My Mind
#9 – The Way You Look Tonight 
#10 – Kissing Under the Mistletoe

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Romance Review: Let Me Be The One by Bella Andre

Let Me Be The One (The Sullivans, #6)

When Vicki Bennett saved Ryan Sullivan’s life as a teenager, it was the beginning of a close friendship that never wavered despite her failed marriage to someone else and Ryan’s well-earned reputation as a ladies man. So when she suddenly needs a pretend boyfriend to protect herself and her career from a powerful man’s advances, he is the only person she can imagine asking.
Ryan will do anything to protect Vicki from harm, but when their “fake” kisses and caresses lead to an incredibly sensual night that neither of them can resist, will he have made the biggest mistake of all by irreparably jeopardizing their friendship? Or is it possible that what they’ve both been looking for has been right there the whole time…and the perfect combination of wicked and sweet, friendship and love, is finally within reach?

Title: Let Me Be The One
Author:  Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivan’s
Publisher:  Oak Press
Format: ebook
ISBN: B0093OD9D4
Genre: Romance
Release date: August 28th 2012
Number of pages: 227

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I actually had a little problem with tis book, because the first 25% were a bit boring and I let it shimmer for a day, but the rest of this romance was really sweet and I loved Ryan. He was never the focus on this huge family and I actually thought he was a little away from the rest of them, but he was never really talked about much.
 
I liked Vicki and completely understood her reasons for jumping in a relationship with the strange and very good talker artist. She wanted to belong somewhere because her parents where always moving and she was alone must of the time, plus she had a strange passion for her best friend and Ryan was so out of her league.
 
But these two were really hot together after they realized everything they wanted was be together there was no way to kept them apart. I liked seeing her with the Sullivan’s because she already knew them from her years living close and it’s always nice knowing who is pregnant and how many kids were born since the last book.

Series in Order

#1 – The Look of Love
#2 – From this Moment On
#3 – Can’t help falling in Love
#4 – I Only Have Eyes for You
#5 – If You Were Mine
#6 – Let Me Be The One
#7 – Come a Little Bit Closer
#8 – Always on My Mind
#9 – The Way You Look Tonight (Coming Summer 2013)
#10 – Untitled

The Look of Love (The Sullivans, #1) From This Moment On (The Sullivans, #2) Can't Help Falling In Love (The Sullivans, #3) I Only Have Eyes for You (The Sullivans, #4) If You Were Mine (The Sullivans, #5) Let Me Be The One (The Sullivans, #6) Come A Little Bit Closer (The Sullivans, #7) Always on My Mind (The Sullivans, #8)

Romance Review: If You Were Mine by Bella Andre

If You Were Mine (The Sullivans, #5)

The last thing Zach Sullivan wants is to take care of his brother’s new puppy for two weeks. Until he meets the dog trainer, that is. Heather is bright, beautiful, and he can’t stop thinking about her. Unfortunately, she just might be the only woman on earth who wants nothing to do with him.
Heather Linsey can’t believe she’s stuck working with one of the city’s top dogs, auto-shop mogul Zach Sullivan. Especially when his focus is clear from the start—not only to learn how to deal with his temporary puppy…but also to make her his. Having sworn off love at seventeen when she realized it was nothing more than a pack of lies, Heather has stuck to her vow never to fall for a charming man. The last thing she expects is for Zach to be the one to tempt her into believing again.
But as Heather’s determination to push Zach away only fuels his determination to get closer—and the sensual and emotional connection between them grows more and more undeniable—can two people who’ve both sworn off love find forever in each other’s arms?

Title: If You Were Mine
Author:  Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans
Publisher:  Oak Press LLC
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1938127218
Genre: Romance
Release date: May 24th 2012
Number of pages: 194

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Can I just say how sweet is a guy with a little dog and Zach is a total softy with Snuggles. Just loved him from the first moment he shoed up helping Megan and demonstrating how the Sullivan’s can be nice and sexy at the same moment, but this book gave a nice insight to Zach thoughts and his issues with his father death.
 
I liked Heather, but for me she’s a bit week for not defending herself against her father and still hiding every chance she gets. It was a little boring seeing how much her past is still a struggle even after all these years and how she tried to get away from a relationship just for fear.
 
She’s just not my favorite girl, but I understand putting these two together after seeing both of them had struggles with relationships and have some problems with the past and their families, so far that they deserve each other, but I wanted someone better for Zach.

Series in Order

#1 – The Look of Love
#2 – From this Moment On
#3 – Can’t help falling in Love
#4 – I Only Have Eyes for You
#5 – If You Were Mine
#6 – Let Me Be The One
#7 – Come a Little Bit Closer
#8 – Always on My Mind
#9 – The Way You Look Tonight (Coming Summer 2013)
#10 – Untitled

The Look of Love (The Sullivans, #1) From This Moment On (The Sullivans, #2) Can't Help Falling In Love (The Sullivans, #3) I Only Have Eyes for You (The Sullivans, #4) If You Were Mine (The Sullivans, #5) Let Me Be The One (The Sullivans, #6) Come A Little Bit Closer (The Sullivans, #7) Always on My Mind (The Sullivans, #8)

Romance Review: I Only Have Eyes For You by Bella Andre

I Only Have Eyes for You (The Sullivans, #4)

Sophie Sullivan, a librarian in San Francisco, was five years old when she fell head over heels in love with Jake McCann. Twenty years later, she’s convinced the notorious bad boy still sees her as the "nice" Sullivan twin. That is, when he bothers to look at her at all. But when they both get caught up in the magic of the first Sullivan wedding, she knows it’s long past time to do whatever it takes 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, especially since his Irish pubs made him extremely wealthy. But the only woman he really wants is the one he can never have. Not only is Sophie his best friend’s off-limits younger sister…he can’t risk letting her get close enough to discover his deeply hidden secret.
Only, when Sophie appears on his doorstep as Jake’s every fantasy come to life-smart, beautiful, and shockingly sexy-he doesn’t have a prayer of taking his eyes, or his hands, off her. And he can’t stop craving more of her sweet smiles and sinful kisses. Because even though Jake knows loving Sophie isn’t the right thing to do…how can he possibly resist?

Title: I Only Have Eyes For You
Author:  Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans
Publisher:  Oak Press LLC
Format: ebook
ISBN: B007BW34BM
Genre: Romance
Release date: February 22nd 201
Number of pages: 176

 
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I love a book about a pregnancy and this one was perfect because Jake was a caveman about the baby after he knew about it and such a cute couple these two made.
 
So Chloe is the Nice twin and had been in love with Jake for about twenty years, but he pretend not to see and only look at her like a sister. He was kinda raised with the Sullivans and Zach is his best friend, but after the way his father treated him, he thinks poorly of himself and doesn’t really see as okay for him to go after Chloe.
 
But she decided to take matters in her own hands and during Chase wedding she just changed and went from Nice to Naughty with a few brushes of make up and a very sexy dress. There was no way Jake could let that pass, a big brother thing, but his hormones were bigger than him and they kinda had sex.
 
But only two months after Chloe discovered the pregnancy and everything really changed for these two. I liked Jake and his reasons sound plausible, but his a nice guy and deserved a really sweet girl, so Chloe was perfect for him.
 

Series in Order

#1 – The Look of Love
#2 – From this Moment On
#3 – Can’t help falling in Love
#4 – I Only Have Eyes for You
#5 – If You Were Mine
#6 – Let Me Be The One
#7 – Come a Little Bit Closer
#8 – Always on My Mind
#9 – The Way You Look Tonight (Coming Summer 2013)
#10 – Untitled

The Look of Love (The Sullivans, #1) From This Moment On (The Sullivans, #2) Can't Help Falling In Love (The Sullivans, #3) I Only Have Eyes for You (The Sullivans, #4) If You Were Mine (The Sullivans, #5) Let Me Be The One (The Sullivans, #6) Come A Little Bit Closer (The Sullivans, #7) Always on My Mind (The Sullivans, #8)

Romance Review: Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre

Can't Help Falling In Love (The Sullivans, #3)

Gabe Sullivan risks his life every day as a firefighter in San Francisco. But after learning a brutal lesson about professional boundaries, he knows better than to risk his heart to his fire victims ever again. Especially the brave mother and daughter he saved from a deadly apartment fire…and can’t stop thinking about.
Megan Harris knows she owes the heroic firefighter everything for running into a burning building to save her and her seven-year-old daughter. Everything except her heart. Because after losing her navy pilot husband five years ago, she has vowed to never suffer through loving – and losing – a man with a dangerous job again.
Only, when Gabe and Megan meet again and uncontrollable flames of desire ignite between them, how can he possibly ignore her courage, determination, and beauty? And how can she deny not only his strong bond with her daughter.but the way his sweetly sensual kisses are challenging her to risk everything she’s been guarding for so long?
This winter, if one – or both – of them aren’t careful, they just might end up falling in love.

Title: Can’t Help Falling in Love
Author:  Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans
Publisher:  Smashwords
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0013567713
Genre: Romance
Release date: December 2011
Number of pages: 200

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Gabe Sullivan is a really catch. Gorgeous and a firefighter. This family does make awesome guys and they are successful and romantic. But Gabe is even better because he also likes kids and puppies. Heaven help me, but I think Megan is not the only one falling in love with him. LOL.
 
Megan lost her husband to an accident where he played with an airplane, but now she’s afraid to fall in love with guys that only think about dangerous things and Gabe is a firefighter and saved her when her building was on fire, but the worst part is how much her daughter has fallen for him.
 
It’s really difficult to start a relationship when you have to think about a third person, but Gabe was so nice and a perfect gentleman the hole time, that is practically impossible to find a reason not to say yes. Megan tried really hard to to keep away but in the end it was so easy to just jump and let him catch her.
 
I’m in love with this family!

Series in Order

#1 – The Look of Love
#2 – From this Moment On
#3 – Can’t help falling in Love
#4 – I Only Have Eyes for You
#5 – If You Were Mine
#6 – Let Me Be The One
#7 – Come a Little Bit Closer
#8 – Always on My Mind
#9 – The Way You Look Tonight (Coming Summer 2013)
#10 – Untitled

The Look of Love (The Sullivans, #1) From This Moment On (The Sullivans, #2) Can't Help Falling In Love (The Sullivans, #3) I Only Have Eyes for You (The Sullivans, #4) If You Were Mine (The Sullivans, #5) Let Me Be The One (The Sullivans, #6) Come A Little Bit Closer (The Sullivans, #7) Always on My Mind (The Sullivans, #8)