Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre

August 13th, 2013 kimbacaffeinate Giveaway, Review 54 Comments

13th Aug

Today I am excited to share my review of Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre for the Summer of Love Tour hosted by BookTrib. Enjoy my review and be sure to enter to win your own copy of sexy fireman Gabe Sullivan’s story.

 

Can't Help Falling in Love

Can’t Help Falling in Love
by Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans #3
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: July 30, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source:Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon

How much is worth risking? Gabe Sullivan risks his life every day as a firefighter in San Francisco, but he knows better than to risk giving his heart again. Especially not to the woman he saved from a deadly apartment fire and can’t stop thinking about Megan Harris owes everything to the heroic firefighter who saved her and her daughter. Everything except her heart. Because after losing her pilot husband, she has vowed to never suffer through loving and losing a man with a dangerous job again. But when Gabe and Megan meet again, how can he possibly ignore her courage, determination and beauty? And how can she deny not only his strong bond with her daughter but also his sweetly sensual kisses, challenging her to risk everything she’s been guarding for so long?

Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre is the third book in the Sullivan’s series about a group of eight siblings and their romances. Each book can be read as a standalone but are so yummy I wouldn’t recommend missing a single one! This story belongs to sexy firefighter Gabe Sullivan and is my favorite of the series to date. Three word review: hot, sweet and heartwarming.

Gabe Sullivan is a firefighter in San Francisco who has been burned before when he entered into a relationship with a victim he saved from a fire. So when he rescues Megan Harris and her adorable seven year old daughter Summer its hands off.  After losing her husband, Megan has vowed to keep their hearts safe by never dating a man with a dangerous job again.  When their two worlds collide it’s almost impossible to ignore the attraction and the tale that unfolds is sweet, extremely hot and kept me turning the pages late into the night.

Gabe Sullivan is literally every woman’s wet dream. Seriously! He is drop dead gorgeous with eyes that show his emotion,  incredible sweet an his body is rippled with muscle from his career as a firefighter.  Gabe can cook, fold laundry and whisper sweet nothings while you scream his name. Did I mention he is a firefighter? Take a moment to fan yourself ladies. He is a romantic, likes kids and volunteers at the library!! Do I need to finish the review? Have you already bought the book? Megan has been raising her daughter Summer alone. The two have had their share of heartache from loss to the recent fire that destroyed their apartment. I really liked her and understood her fears and the walls she created around her heart. I loved how she wasn’t afraid to share her fantasies and watching her walls come crumbling down was delightful.  Summer is adorable, smart and mischievous and she added to the tale and had her own sweet voice.  We see more of Sophie Sullivan and get the set up for her story which is next in I Only Have Eyes for You. It promises to be exciting. Of course we see some of the other Sullivan members and hear updates on the previous couples.

Bella Andre knows how to bring her characters to life flaws and all making you fall completely in love with them. The Sullivan’s themselves are delightful and you instantly want to be a part of this dynamic family who obviously love and cherish each other. The banter and rivalry between siblings is delightful as is the love and admiration they feel for each other. Gabe and Megan’s romance was smokin’ hot and the physical attraction was strong but Andre allowed them to grow and fan the flames to keep the fire burning. While they had some issues to struggle through the angst level was low making this a delightful read from beginning to end. Andre pushes the heat level in this novel and the scenes were both tasteful and steamy. Can’t Help Falling In Love has become a personal favorite for me, ok honestly its Gabe!  Gabe Sullivan is my new book boyfriend!  I adore him! Shhh don’t tell my hubby.

Fans of family series will love and adore Can’t Help Falling in Love and the complete Sullivan series. Belle Andre has wormed her way into my heart with her characters and I already have my hands on I Only Have Eyes For You due out September 24, 2013. Look for my review next month.

Four and half cups of coffee out of five
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About Bella Andre

Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice, have been translated into ten languages, and her Sullivan books are already bestsellers in Brazil. 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, The Wall Street Journal, and most recently in TIME Magazine. 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. 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.

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54 Responses to “Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Chene, this series has been such fun and I am anxious to start the next one.

  1. Tanja

    Oh sexy fireman, now well who can resist that. There is really something with guys in uniforms. Anyhow I haven’t heard of this book and it sounds like a intense read. I need to check out this series. Great review 🙂
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  2. Nick

    You and your Bella Andre books are killing me, Kim. I love that you’re having so much luck with her books.
    I really need to read something by her and I know I’ll love it because she seems to really impress her readers.
    Anyways, onto more important things though!
    He’s a firefighter ANNND volunteers at the library?
    *dies of swoon*
    Where can I find one for myself? 😉
    Lovely review, Kim!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      hehehe..I am having fun with them Nick and I have the next two books to share- one each month..LOL Gabe was dreamy and I hope you find him!

  3. Sarah

    Wow, great review! I love a Belle Andre book. I’ll have to pick up a copy if I don’t win. 🙂

  4. Anita Yancey

    I just love men in uniform and can’t get enough of them. This book is so hot, and that’s the way I like them, the hotter the better. I would love to read this one. Thanks for this chance.

  5. Andrea

    *clappy hands* I am so happy you loved Gabe! He is such a great guy, and maaaybe my favorite of the Sullivan brothers. (Just wait until you meet Jake in Sophie’s book!) I’m excited you are enjoying the series so much.
    Awesome review, Kim!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Squee..so far Gabe is my favorite but I am all ready to be persuaded by the next books. I have books 4 and 5 and will be sharing those in the upcoming months. Thanks Andrea 🙂

  6. Bella's Shelf

    Girl! I keep seeing books by this author & I must be missing something good by not joining in! I am reading one by Bertrice Small. It’s a great series I fell in love with long ago. Besieged. I also have a novella by Susan Mallery I’m loving too. I wanted it to be for Xmas but I am too impatient. Lolz
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  7. Candace

    Volunteers at the library?! Wow! I have to say that I do enjoy the Sullivan’s so I’m a bit curious how things go in the other books even though I didn’t love the first. Not sure if I ever will, but I’m happy to hear that you really loved this, I may give it a shot one of these days.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      They are the perfect escape books for between those heavier reads and yes Gabe is a keeper!

  8. Lauren

    OMG like halfway through your paragraph about Gabe I went straight to Amazon to buy it. *fans self* Good lord, I think I’m in love. 😀

  9. Carolyn Valdez

    I have not read any of this author’s books, but have heard nothing but good about them. I guess I need to get some of her books and start reading them, they really sound interesting.

  10. Carolyn Valdez

    I have not read this author’s books, but it sounds very interesting. Guess I need to pick up some of her books.

  11. Sandy Xiong

    I had read all of the Sullivan books so far and I just can’t seem to get enough of them. Even though Marcus is my favorite…I can’t deny that I am loving all of the Sullivans. If only they were real men then I would get to actually woo over them

  12. Maggie K.

    Kim,
    Congratulations – I think we celebrate blogoversaries we just a few days apart. I hope we get to see many more years of fantastic reviews. I appreciate all the support you have given my blog and I can only repay you with the same. Congrats again and I am hopeful we get to celebrate many more blogoversaries!!!

    🙂
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  13. Maida

    I really loved the first book in this series and enjoyed the second one too. I cannot wait to meet Gabe and see what his personality is like. I seriously love these Sullivan brothers! And seriously…firefighter!!! It can’t get hotter than that (pun intended!)!!! lol ;p I’m so glad you enjoyed this! I can’t wait to start this, hopefully soon! Great review! 😀

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 
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  14. Holly Letson

    I haven’t read any of her books, but I like how the titles are song titles.

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