Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: 3/5/13
Source: Received from publicist for review
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?
I am a huge fan of Bella Andre's The Sullivans series. HUGE. The Sullivans, the eight siblings and the loving mother who raised them, are a family we all would love to be part of. It has been a real pleasure to read their stories, to see each sibling fall in love.
Always on My Mind is Lori Sullivan's story. Lori, one of the two Sullivan twin sisters, has always been the fun sister. With a nickname like "Naughty", you expect a story about a fun-loving, fast-living party girl. But Lori, though fun and having lived a glamorous life, is so much more than that. I loved getting to know her better, and ended up falling in love with her, too, just like I knew I would. When Lori runs away from her life, she inadvertently into Grayson Tyler, changing both lives forever.
Grayson Tyler was a tough nut to crack. A man of few shown emotions, and even fewer words, he does not want or like Lori invading his private life. Having lost his wife a few years prior, Grayson simply wants to be left alone. Little does he know, there's no stopping a Sullivan, especially one who's known by Naughty. Because she senses a man who is in so much pain, and never backs down from a challenge, Lori is determined to earn her keep on Grayson's farm. Though the two attempt to avoid emotional attachments, they soon find the comfort they both crave in each other's arms. Oh! I would be totally remiss if I didn't say that Grayson and Lori, and their steamy scenes are smokin' hot!
If you've read the series, it will come as no surprise that Always on My Mind has a happy ending. I was prepared for this, I was ready. But I honestly was not prepared by how gorgeous the story would be, and how emotionally involved I became. Perhaps it's because I knew Always on My Mind would be the finale of the original Sullivans books (there's will be more about the Sullivan cousins), but I was so in love with the story, and wrapped up in it, that I found myself wiping tears throughout so much of the story. I could not have been happier with the ending, the entire story. I am so, so happy with Always on My Mind.
If you want true, beautifully written, contemporary romance stories filled with joy, laughter, and love, you can do no better than Bella Andre's The Sullivans.
"Not tonight, Lori." His lungs were pumping just as hard as hers were from the run and from the struggle to keep her with him. "I know you're not going to stay, but please don't run from me tonight." She made the mistake of looking up into his eyes. "Please," he begged again, "just give me tonight." ~eARC, 53%
"I love you," he said as he threw her boots across the room, where they hit the wall and fell with a satisfying thud to the floor. "So that means you're going to have to love something again. I know you hate doing anything I say, but this time you're going to have to. Because you're going to love me back. I'm going to make sure of it." ~eARC, 71%
About The Sullivans: In this sexy, emotional and funny contemporary romance series, each member of the Sullivan family will eventually find true love...usually where he or she least expects it. Get the eBooks via Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, the iBookStore, or the Kobo Store. Audiobooks are also available for the first five in the series (with more coming soon). Plus, keep an eye out for paperback editions coming from Harlequin Romance starting Summer 2013.
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