Friday, January 18, 2013


fall in love The Sullivans are on tour with Novel Publicity. Follow along for your chance to win amazing prizes. We've got special romantic swag baskets for each book, an iPad Mini, Kindle Fire, Nook Color, and Kobo eReader, and Amazon and iTunes gift cards.

 **In lieu of my normal Saturday post, I've added another stop on The Sullivans Blog Tour. Today I am reviewing books three and four, Can't Help Falling in Love and I Only Have Eyes For You. Be sure to enter the EPIC blog tour giveaway that follows my reviews.

Can't Help Falling In Love (The Sullivans, #3)Series: The Sullivans #3
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Bella Andre
Publication Date: 12/11
Format: ebook
Pages: 200
Source: Received from tour host for review.

Get ready for another Sullivan bad boy to fall in love in the third book of Bella Andre's bestselling contemporary romance series! 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.

Okay, that's it. I am officially declaring Gabe Sullivan as the Sexiest Sullivan of Them All. Wow. I dug Chase, hardcore, and really liked Marcus, but Gabe is hands down my new favorite Sullivan sibling. But...but... there are still two brothers to go, and the all promise to bring the heat, so we'll see.

As you might be able to deduce from my enthusiastic intro, I love Can't Help Falling in Love. Gabe and Megan were a realistic, and romantically portrayed relationship. Gabe is an average guy, as average as anyone in his family can be, at least, a firefighter who thrives on helping those in danger. When he rescues Megan and her daughter from a deadly fire, the sparks fly instantly. But Gabe has made it a rule to not get involved with rescuees, and Megan, whose husband died in a plane crash, has taken a stance against falling in love with another risk taker. With the help of her precocious daughter and a Sullivan sister, Gabe and Megan are pushed together and soon find that the heart always trump the fear.

The Sullivan Series is quickly becoming a favorite go-to series when I need a fast shot of swoony romance. The stories keep getting better and I find myself opening and devouring each book quicker than the last. Can't Help Falling in Love was a perfect way to spend my afternoon.
Favorite Quote:

  After another long kiss good night, and another sweet I love you, he was halfway down the hall when she called out.
  "You never told me how the story ends, Gabe."  She held her breath, waiting for his response.
  His expression held all the love and desire she knew he felt for her.
  "It doesn't."   ~88%

I Only Have Eyes for You (The Sullivans, #4)Series: The Sullivans #4
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Oak Press LLC
Publication Date: 2/22/12
Format: ebook
Pages: 176
Source: Received from tour host for review.

Get ready for another Sullivan to fall in love in Bella Andre's bestselling contemporary romance series! 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 can he possibly resist?

Boy, am I fickle. In my last review, I declared Can't Help Falling in Love as my favorite of the Sullivan Series. And I meant it. But...but...I think I'm going to have to rescind that I re-declare I Only Have Eyes for You as my new favorite Sullivan book!

I thought Gabe Sullivan was the Swooniest Sullivan, and really, I still think so. However, if there's one thing (make that two) that's better than a Sullivan man, it's a Sullivan WOMAN. We get to know one of the Sullivan sisters, Lori, in From This Moment On. But in I Only Have Eyes for You is Sophie Sullivan's story. Sophie is the "nice" twin, one of eight siblings who's always felt lost in the crowd. She's content to let her siblings take the spotlight; there is only one set of eyes she wants on her, Jake McCann's.

Jake is the "honorary" Sullivan, has been her older brother's best friend for twenty years. Since they were children, Jake has been in love with Sophie. He knows, though, that his best friend and his brothers would sooner kill him than allow Jake, or any other man, touch their sister. Pair that with an inferiority complex and you have a load of barriers between Jake and Sophie.

I loved Jake and Sophie. These two have spent decades loving each other, and never knowing the love is shared. I love the circumstances that bring them together. I love the magic between them. I swear, this series just keeps getting better and better. And every time I pick up the next book, I do it with a huge smile on my face.

Favorite Quote:

  "There's a saying in Ireland that seems pretty appropriate for today:

    If you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love.
   If you must steal, steal away from bad company.
  And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away."

Sophie couldn't pull her gaze from Jake's chiseled face as he raised the glass of specially brewed McCann beer that, she was surprised to suddenly realize, had just been delivered to all the guests' place settings during the other toasts. That he'd planned such a beautiful toast for her brother and his new wife simply stunned her with its poignancy, as did his final words on lifted glass: "To one of those moments."  ~22%

  "Sophie," he said, her name a ragged plea from his lips.
  A plea to stop...and a plea to let him finally see all of her.
  A plea to leave...and a plea for her to promise she'd never, ever give up on him, no matter what happened.  ~ 27% 


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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Bella Andre_1About the Author: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre has always been a writer. Songs came first, and then non-fiction books, but as soon as she started writing her first romance novel, she knew she'd found her perfect career. Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly) about sizzling alpha heroes and the strong women they'll love forever, nearly all of her novels have appeared on Top 10 lists at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Kobo. Her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into nine languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her "One of the top digital writers in America" and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. She has given the keynote speech at Book Expo America on her self-publishing success and has sold more than one million books. 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.




  1. I love these two reviews!! I can tell how much you are loving this series! They sound like really awesome books!!

  2. LOL I love your reviews and I felt the same way reading these! These Sullivan boys sure are smokin, but Sophie and Jake's story is my favorite SO far! I think I'll like Lori's story and I know this will shock you...Ryan. You know my sweet spot for ball players. *sigh* Glad you enjoy this series as much as I do.

  3. sound fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Your on a roll w/these, and I'm glad to hear your loving them, and they seem to get better w/each book.

  5. I'm pretty sure I've read one of the books in this series. I'm going to have to check my Kindle so I know which one to read next.

  6. With each review I read for these books I just get more and more excited about them. They just sound so amazing. Great reviews.

  7. Love the sound of these! I keep seeing them too. Best check them out :)


  8. I haven't heard of this series before. I love how each title is named after a famous love song.

  9. Great reviews. I am going to have to meet the Sullivans soon.

  10. Everyone enjoyed Gabe and Sophie's story the most, and I can't wait to finally read them too! :) They sound sooo good and honestly these Sullivans are just that addictive and good. lol ;p Can't wait to start..soon!

    Awesome reviews, Andrea! :D

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  11. haha! you will claim each one as your favorite while reading them. I seriously cannot choose. they just get better and better, I guess because the more you read them, the more you grow to love the family. the more invested you are. I think it's a tie between sophie and ryans story for me.. but who knows, when lori's comes out, that could take the cake. lol

  12. Great reviews. I'm so glad you're enjoying the Sullivans! Thanks for taking part in our gigantic tour, and if you have time to cross-post your reviews to Amazon and GoodReads, that would be awesome. :-D



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