Happy Monday! Today I have a treat for you, this is a 3-in-1 from the very wonderful Bella Andre which I’ve had the pleasure to read and review, check out my thoughts below. You can check out the full tour schedule over at RABT Book Tours.
More than 6 million readers have already fallen in love with the Sullivans! Now get ready to meet your new favorite family in Bella Andre’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romances with the first three books in the #1 hit series.
“Not since Nora Roberts has anyone been able to write a big family romance series with every book as good as the last! Bella Andre never disappoints!” Revolving Bookcase Reviews
THE LOOK OF LOVE
Chloe Peterson is having a bad night. A really bad night. The large bruise on her cheek can attest to that. And when her car skids off the side of a wet country road straight into a ditch, she’s convinced even the gorgeous guy who rescues her in the middle of the rain storm must be too good to be true. Or is he?
As a successful photographer who frequently travels around the world, Chase Sullivan has his pick of beautiful women, and whenever he’s home in San Francisco, one of his seven siblings is usually up for causing a little fun trouble. Chase thinks his life is great just as it is–until the night he finds Chloe and her totaled car on the side of the road in Napa Valley. Not only has he never met anyone so lovely, both inside and out, but he quickly realizes she has much bigger problems than her damaged car. Soon, he is willing to move mountains to love–and protect–her, but will she let him?
FROM THIS MOMENT ON
For thirty-six years, Marcus Sullivan has been the responsible older brother, stepping in to take care of his seven siblings after their father died when they were children. But when the perfectly ordered future he’s planned for himself turns out to be nothing but a lie, Marcus needs one reckless night to shake free from it all.
Nicola Harding is known throughout the world by only one name – Nico – for her catchy, sensual pop songs. Only, what no one knows about the twenty-five year old singer is that her sex-kitten image is totally false. After a terrible betrayal by a man who loved fame far more than he ever loved her, she vows not to let anyone else get close enough to find out who she really is…or hurt her again. Especially not the gorgeous stranger she meets at a nightclub, even though the hunger – and the sinful promises – in his dark eyes make her want to spill all her secrets.
CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
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.
This is a three books in one deal so reviewing it is going to be a little different. I don’t want to bundle them into one summary as I feel like that would do each of them an injustice so I will do smaller summaries for each book to give you a feel for what you are getting…
The Look of Love
Chase Sullivan is the first of the Sullivan family we are introduced to, a photographer who is growing tired of his fast and loose lifestyle. When he finds Chloe in a car wreck at the side of the road, a nasty bruise on the side of her face that she clearly didn’t get crashing her car he instantly feels the need to protect her. Taking her to his brothers Vineyard where he was heading for a photo shoot anyway he is determined to win her over. But Chloe isn’t easily won.
It’s like watching a game of cat and mouse with these two, he is so self-assured and she is so determined that a man in her life is the last thing she needs. As they get to know each other the heat is palpable, and they are both so adamant in their chosen paths. It’s hard to know which way either of them are going to go.
From This Moment On
Marcus is the eldest Sullivan at 36 and has just split up with his long term girlfriend who was cheating on him. When he meets 25 year old Nicola in a club he only has one thing on his mind, sex. But Nicola is sweet and kind, and she starts to get under his skin. He is completely oblivious to the fact she is a superstar known to everyone, including his choreographer sister, who works with her, as Nico.
The two can’t help but be drawn together, but Marcus, who likes a quiet and private life and has seen what fame brings to his movie star brother’s life, needs to decide if Nicola is worth sacrificing his privacy. Feeling the torture he was going through was heartbreaking. The same for her, there are times I could sense she would give everything up for the peace of being on Marcus’ vineyard with him. Two people from such different worlds who clearly love each other but making it work seems completely impossible.
Can’t Help Falling In Love
This was my favourite of the three books in this boxset. Gabe is the hero of the Sullivan clan, a firefighter. When he gets injured saving a mother and daughter from an apartment fire they want to than him. The moment he see’s them in the hospital room he knows that Megan is special. But he has an arrangement with himself, no dating people he saves because it never ends well.
Megan’s husband died several years earlier and she has her own arrangement with herself to not date anybody who has a dangerous job. But her own attraction to Gabe is almost too much. These two broke my heart over and over. Their push and pull from and to each other was so hard to keep reading. They both battled themselves and each other so hard trying to deny their feelings and yet through it all the way they felt kept shining through. This is a beautifully written book and if you’re only going to read one of the three make it this one.
One thing I absolutely love in all of these books was how the Epilogue in each is a teaser for the next book in the series, it really makes you want to dip in and keep reading the series, very cleverly done. I’m totally falling in love with this family, I absolutely have to continue reading about the Sullivans, as you read these books all of the family members become a part of your psyche and there is now a need to know what their stories will be and how things will turn out.
Sending a huge thanks to Bella Andre and RABT Book Tours for the eARC so that I could honestly review this book.
About Bella Andre
Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “The Sullivans”, “The Morrisons” and “The Maverick Billionaires” series.
Having sold more than 6 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 33 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Stephen King). Apple iBooks named her one of their “Bestselling Authors of All Time” (alongside Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts and EL James). And Publishers Weekly named Oak Press, the publishing company she created to publish her own books, the Fastest-Growing Independent Publisher in the US. After signing a groundbreaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, Bella’s “The Sullivans” series is being released in paperback in the US, Canada, and Australia.
Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into ten languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post called her “One of the top writers in America”; and she has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME Magazine. A graduate of Stanford University, she has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America in New York City.
Bella also writes the New York Times bestselling Four Weddings and a Fiasco series as Lucy Kevin. Her “sweet” contemporary romances also include the new USA Today bestselling Walker Island series written as Lucy Kevin.
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.
Book & Buy Links
Title: The Sullivans Boxed Set 1-3
Series: The Sullivans #1-3
Author: Bella Andre
Genre: Romance | Anthologies
Publication Date: 5 December 2015
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US