by Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans #8
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Can you find forever a second time? After a tragic loss three years ago, Grayson Tyler leaves his life in New York City behind and starts 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. That is, until the day Lori Sullivan barges into his life and promptly blows his emotionless and solitary world to shreds. Her passion and fire drive 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 back to share the eighth book in the Sullivans series by Bella Andre. Always on My Mind features Lori Sullivan the ballerina whom her siblings nicknamed, Naughty. Mini review: Heated, romantic, hilarious, and gave me the “feels”.
Grayson Tyler, coastal farm, and heated kisses during a thunderstorm…
Read it. That. Is. All.
What? Do you want more details? A sexy, brooding cowboy isn’t enough?
Grayson suffered a tragedy three years ago that had him leaving his former life in New York City and moving to the rolling hills of the California coastline. He runs a small farm and sells local. He has cut himself off from the world and built walls around his heart both from grief and guilt.
Lori Sullivan is a successful dancer and runs her own show. She is also really bad at picking boyfriends and has spent the last two years on and off again with a man who sees her as an opportunity for his own advancement. *shake head* She is a city girl, loves the spotlight and dresses in heels.
These two should never have crossed paths but fate intervened.
Lori isn’t ready to face her family and decides to hit the road and hold up somewhere for a while to lick her wounds and reassess her career/life. A rental car, a question and an ad in small corner store all play a hand in guiding Lori to Grayson’s farm.
The tale that unfolds in Always on My Mind was hilarious and filled with sexual tension. Andre gave us some of the most romantic moments. EVER! I laughed so hard I had tears streaming down my face. I fell hard for Grayson, and wanted Lori to find the happy her siblings have. While the romance could be dubbed insta-love, Andrea has this incredible way of making it all feel genuine, natural and delicious. The heat, passion and tender moments set against farmland on the California coast just added to the tale. Daily farm life and critters made for hilarious and tearful moments. Wait till you meet the herd! I consumed this in a single evening and immediately ate a truffle as I contemplated convincing my husband we need to buy a farm.
Still not convinced about Always on My Mind? I have read all eight books in the Sullivan series to date, and Always on My Mind was the best of the bunch. I had the feels, fell in love, shed a tear and had my heart filled with happiness and laughter. All of the books in this series work as standalone but as one of my favorite romantic series I totally recommend you read them all.
My new book boyfriend is Grayson Tyler.