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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Blog Tour Review of Can't Help Falling In Love by Bella Andre

Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Series: The Sullivans #3
Format Read: print ARC
Source: Meryl L Moss Media in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: July 30, 2013
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Blurb from goodreads:

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?

Bea's Thoughts:

Another Sullivan brother bites the dust in "Can't Help Falling In Love" and it was a sweet ride. Both Gabe and Megan fight their attraction and they have valid reasons for resisting. Watching them give into their emotions, then give in, then pull away again. Actually, it's Megan who pulls away and Gabe who pursues her. Megan is cautious by nature but also by choice while Gabe, as a firefighter is something of a risk taker, though he's not foolish.

Both Gabe and Megan were more relatable than the couples in the prior books as both have more 'normal', common jobs; Gabe is a firefighter and Megan a CPA. They live middle class lives, have to hold down jobs and pay the bills, while the other brothers in the earlier books were well-off and led glamorous lives. Gabe and Megan were more like people I know which helped make the book enjoyable for me; they could have been my neighbors.

It takes a while for Megan to come around, to realize that Gabe truly loves her, that she can love him if not his job, and that some risks are worth taking. Her daughter Summer is also a risk-taker which has been a struggle for Megan but she's tried not to let her fears hold Summer back or infect her. Summer is a mischievous, occasionally annoying, seven year old who very much wants her mother and Gabe to be together. In the end, it all works out and getting there is a sweet, fun journey. "Can't Help Falling In Love" is another hit for Andre.


  1. I love Gabe *sigh* Delightful review!!

  2. Mmm I really liked this one too and loved how relateable they were. You are so right on that one. Looking forward to trying out the next one :)

  3. I haven't read this author, but I've been so tempted. I do love the push/pull of attraction between characters, in books and in movies.

    Thanks for sharing.


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