I Only Have Eyes For You by Bella Andre

September 24th, 2013 Kimberly Review 52 Comments

24th Sep
I Only Have Eyes For You by Bella Andre
I Only Have Eyes For You
by Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon *affiliate
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

The sweetest temptation   Sophie Sullivan fell head over heels for Jake McCann at the age of five. Twenty years later, the notorious bad boy still sees her as the "nice" Sullivan twin. When they both get caught up in the magic of the first Sullivan wedding, she knows it's time 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, but the only woman he really wants is the one he can never have. Not only is Sophie his best friend's off-limits sister…he can't risk letting her get close enough to discover his deeply hidden secret.  But when Sophie appears on his doorstep, Jake's every fantasy comes to life, and he doesn't have a hope of taking his eyes, or hands, off her. Jake knows loving Sophie isn't the right thing to do, but one look at her and he knows he can't possibly resist.

After the ending of Can’t Help Falling in Love, I was anxious to read Sophie’s story in I Only Have Eyes For You by Bella Andre. This is the fourth book in the Sullivans series, and I have enjoyed this family and their love stories immensely. Three word review: sweet, hot, and deliciously good.

Sophie Sullivan  has been in love with Jake McCann since she was five years old, but he’s never looked at her twice. Determined to make him notice she sets out to seduce him. Jake McCann is the tattooed owner of a successful string of Irish Pubs and he has had his fair share of woman, but the only one he has ever wanted is out of league. When these two tango at a Sullivan wedding the sparks fly, and just maybe these two can get their happily ever after. The tale that unfolds is sweet, romantic and whole lot of sexy. I consumed this in just two sittings as Andre held my heart captive.

I have adored Sophie since book one. It’s not hard to like her, she is a librarian after all, and we both share a passion for books. Nicknamed, “Nice” her extra protective brothers have kept her shelter, especially from men like Jake, but Sophie knows what she wants. Jake has had a hard life, and struggles with secrets despite his success. The man is so sweet and sexy. It broke me that he didn’t feel he was fit to wipe the dirt from Sophie’s feet. Watching this relationship unfold, and seeing them overcome complications had me laughing and sighing. Of course other Sullivans’ are present and it was nice seeing them interfere as I got updates on all my other book boyfriends.

I know I have said this before but Bella Andre has a gift for making you fall for her characters.  I loved that she did a friendship to love romance it is one of my favorite tropes. We get flashbacks from when they were kids and I loved those glimpses into the past. In I Only Have Eyes For You, the couple face a few challenges, and Jake reveals some secrets about himself and his past. It was wonderful watching these two discover each other, and the heat..oh my! Andre, provided just enough details to curl my toes, and make me fall in love with an Irish pub owner. At the end of the book we are privy to a conversation between the last single Sullivans’ and I cannot wait for If You Were Mine which will give us Zack Sullivan’s story.

Fans of hot contemporary romances and family stories will adore I Only Have Eyes For You and the entire Sullivans series. Belle Andre has quickly become one of my favorite romance authors and I cannot wait to share If You Were Mine with You which releases October 29, 2013. Look for my review in early December.

Four cups of coffee out of five
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

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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52 Responses to “I Only Have Eyes For You by Bella Andre”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope you do Sharon and would love to hear your thoughts if/when you do!

  1. Lauren

    This sounds like another amazing addition to the series! I read Can’t Help Falling in Love after reading your review and loved it, so I really have to get this one too!

  2. Ellen

    I’ve heard such good things about this series and the author. I have a couple of books, but haven’t had a chance to read anything by Bella Andre. I am just going to have to make the time. Wonderful review.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Enjoy them when you do Ellen, I hope you like the siblings are much as I do..this has been such a fun series

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Think Robyn Carr…only a tad steamier 🙂 but still mainstream and the family is wonderful!

  3. Berls

    After skimming this review I immediately went and checked out your review for #1 The Look of Love – sounds great! I think the characters sound absolutely fabulous, my kind of book for sure. Just added it to my TBR! Great reviews 🙂

  4. Belle Read

    I have a couple of Bella Andre books on my ereader. I really have to read them. This sounds right up my alley. Great review!

  5. Kimberly

    OOOh I have one of these books on my TBR pile, do you have to read the series in order? I love stories where the main character has been in love with the hero for years 🙂

  6. Heidi

    That is awesome that she is a librarian! I agree I love friendships that turn romantic. I really really must read this author soon!

  7. Debbie Haupt

    Kimba, Great review, I so want to read this series. Now I just need to find more than 24 hours per day LOL
    ps I’ve heard these novels run on hot side, how hot?


    • kimbacaffeinate

      They are enough to curl your toes..but don’t share the nitty-gritty 🙂 Mainstream not erotica

  8. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Oh you have me adding ALL her books to my wishlist. I may even read them in order! (don’t faint) I like getting to know characters and this review really has me wanting to be introduced in the order written. Hm… must see if I can locate all these books. 😀

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo if you read them in order I may faint..LOL Yes, these are wonderful and they are all available as ebooks for under 5.00 🙂

  9. Candace

    I do love this family! And I love that Sophie is a librarian. And he’s an Irish pub owner? Sounds awesome! I’m glad you enjoyed this!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You cannot help but love Sophie and yes Irish Pub owner and so sweet 🙂

  10. aurian

    I just skimmed your review, I don’t have my copy yet! I do wonder when it will arrive. I absolutely enjoyed the first 3 books.

  11. Jenea

    The books in this series sound like they just get better with each one. Great review.

  12. Braine

    This series has a lot of books but it looks like it can be read as stand-alone? I don’t think I can read every book but I have a couple of hers.

  13. kindlemom1

    I love that read all of these and are still loving them Kim. But, it makes me sad too because then I know for sure how much I am missing out by not reading them all yet!
    Fabulous review girl!

  14. Nick

    I love love love love friendship to romance books, Kim and this sounds right up my alley.
    Your review makes me want to read this book right away. Sophie sounds like a sweetheart and Jake sounds complicated.
    I’m excited to read about their romance.
    Lovely review, Kim!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Way till you meet Jake, I have a feeling you will really like him, he is such a sweetie.

  15. Tanja

    I have heard of Sullivans and this series but still haven’t read any book. I’m missing a lot it seems. I love the sound of this story and it sounds like a really sweet but at the same time hot read! Also Sophie sounds great. Great review 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sophia was great and I love when the protagonist is a book lover 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Jennifer, I have looked forward to reading about a new sibling each month 🙂

  16. Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    I love that they were secretly in love with each other for so long before actually doing something about it. And since it’s a series that focuses on a family, which is my very favorite kind of romance series, I’ll probably start it sooner rather than later.
    Thanks for the lovely review. 🙂

  17. Michelle

    I seem to be into books where the female MC has been pinning for a guy since young. So yeah, this book caught my attention when I saw your review. And a librarian female MC? Goodness, I need this book immediately! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review!