Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Series: The Sullivans #8
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: self-published
Publication Date: 3/5/13
Format: eARC
Source: Received from publicist for review
Always on My Mind (The Sullivans, #8)

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.

Favorite Quote:

  "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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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. Fantastic review! I was teary eyed too! It was bittersweet and beautiful! I love that we have the same quotes highlighted!

  2. These books sound like they would make my heart happy, I just wish there wasnt so many of them haha. Great review!

  3. I'm so glad that you are loving this series. I wish I had time to read it, but there's so many of them. Lol! Great review as always babe!

  4. Great review. I really need to start this series. I think I have one of the books.

  5. One of these days, I'm gonna get to this series.

  6. I'm loving this. I'm gonna finish it today.

  7. What a wonderful review, Andrea! I loved this one too - I really think it's the best one yet. Lori and Grayson's romance was so touching to watch. I love your choice of quotes too! ;)

  8. I've yet to read this series. I know so many people love it, hopefully one day I can get to it soon.

  9. I must add this series to my wish list. I have never even heard of it before and if it has everything you said it does then I must give them a try.

    Thanks for once again adding more books to my wish list!
    Thanks for the great review, so glad you found a series that you loved

  10. Loved this book so much. I knew that I would like this series, based on just the fact that they were romance, but they have all krept up and stole my heart, one by one.

    You know me, I'm not into cowboys types, farmers ects.. but Grayson. Oh my.. *fans self* lol

    Great review love, mine won't go up till next week and it wont be nearly as eloquent as yours. :)

  11. I was waiting for your review on this one and I just knew I was gonna go all crazy after i read it! lol ;p I am practically dying to meet Grayson....and Lori and just exactly how hot they get! :D I really need to finish the other books in the series. I can't wait!

    Awesomesauce review, Andrea! :D

    ~ Maida :]


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