The Sullivans Series By Bella Andre




Meet The Sullivans.  Big happy family created by Bella Andre.  A mother with her 8 remarkable offspring. All of them are gorgeous creatures and  successful persons.

  • Chase – Photographer ( The Look of Love – The Sullivans Book 1)
  • Marcus – Winery owner (From This Moment On – The Sullivans Book 2)
  • Gabe – Firefighter (Can’t Help Falling In Love – The Sullivans Book 3)
  • Sophie  – Librarian (I Only Have Eyes For You – The Sullivans Book 4 )
  • Zach – Owner of auto-shop chain (If You Were Mine – The Sullivans Book 5)
  • Smith – Actor
  • Ryan – Pro baseball player
  • Lori  – Dancer/choreographer

I’ve got a chance to read this series courtesy of NetGalley and Goodreads (exclude the fifth installment). This is sizzling romance, under erotica romance genre. But still contain a very sweet story.  When I put my hand on the first book, The Look of Love,  I wasn’t impressed much.

The Look of Love Book description :

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?

Chloe vows never to make the mistake of trusting a man again. Only, with every loving look Chase gives her—and every sinfully sweet caress—as the attraction between them sparks and sizzles, she can’t help but wonder if she’s met the only exception. And although Chase didn’t realize his life was going to change forever in an instant, amazingly, he isn’t the least bit interested in fighting that change. Instead, he’s gearing up for a different fight altogether…for Chloe’s heart

At that time I read this book I wasn’t fully enjoyed erotica romance because the crude language still bother me. But it was a nice and quick read.  I felt disappointed for the full speed of their love story, it wasn’t quite believable.  Luckily I am a fan of sexy Alpha male type of hero, and Chase fill the role.  I also liked how the two have some struggles to overcome.  Then why I was sticking with this series? Because I adore series of book about family. And off I go to the second books.

From This Moment On Book Description :

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.

One night is all Nicola and Marcus agree to share with each other. But nothing goes as they plan when instead of simply tangling limbs, they find a deeper connection than either of them could have anticipated. And even though they both try to fight it, growing emotions – and sizzling attraction – keep drawing them closer together.

I loved Marcus and Nicole story. It made me emotionally involve with their story. I really enjoyed the flow of their relationship from just a ‘One Night Stand’ to becoming so wrapped up in each other they were all the other could think about.  I love how Marcus is really willing to try anything to make it work even if it means following her concert tour and proving to her that he is willing to do it for her. Overall it’s a very nice and sweet novel. So, off course I must keep up with the next book

Can’t Help Falling In Love Book Description :

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.

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 book probably my fave of the Sullivan series so far. I really really like Gabe and Megan story.  Though at some point I want to smack both of them of being stubborn.  Summer, Megan daughter, made the story richer. I liker her a lot. How he tried to matchmaking her favorite persons, tricked her mother into vacation, and her sweet relationship  with Gabe.  So far Bella Andre’s books is a page turner and I was dive right in the next installment.

I Only Have Eyes For You Book Description :

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?

This one didn’t fail my expectation.  This is a quick read that will leave you feeling warm and cozy.  Yes, it was predictable, but I enjoyed it a lot.  There’s humorous element that made me laugh. I like Sophie character,  a woman who knew what she want and didn’t hesitated to go for it.  As for Jake, sometimes I hate his attitude, how he denied his love for Sophie. Their relationship was emotional, a journey filled with laughter, tears, tenderness, joy, fear, hope and love.I declared myself smitten with Sullivans, wonderful caring and loving family.  Can’t wait for the next series…. (still in my TBR list)

If You Were Mine Book Description :

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?






Just the Sexiest Man Alive : A Sexy Story By Julie James

Nothing fazes Taylor Donovan. In the courtroom, she never lets the opposition see her sweat. In her personal life, she never lets any man rattle her- not even her cheating ex-fiance. So when she’s assigned to coach People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for his role in his next big legal thriller, she refuses to fall for the Hollywood heartthrob’s charms. Even if he is the Jason Andrews.

Jason Andrews is used to having women fall at his feet. When Taylor Donovan gives him the cold shoulder, he’s thrown for a loop. She’s unlike any other woman he’s ever met: uninterested in the limelight, seemingly immune to his advances, and shockingly capable of saying no to him. She’s the perfect challenge. And the more she rejects him, the more he begins to realize she may just be his perfect match

My Review :

Julie James is one of my fave contemporary romance writer. This book is one of her best. Loved it so much! I like the H/H character, funny-witty-and sassy. Their interaction and dialogue was just wonderful, without much of sex scene but I still felt the romance between them hung heavy in the air.

“I realized that the one person who could break my heart is the only one who should have it.”