Monday, August 19, 2013

CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE by Bella Andre (#Review & #Giveaway)

Author: Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans (book #3)
Published  July 30, 2013 by Harlequin Mira
Genre: contemporary romance, chick lit, women's fiction
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars 
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"Not all risk is bad."

Not even the entire San Francisco Fire Brigade could extinguish the flares and sparks flying between Megan Harris (sensible woman, over-cautious mother, widow and CPA) and Gabe Sullivan (determined man, focused and heroic firefighter, stunning male specimen and single). Their personalities and walks of life couldn't be more different, the way they deal with danger and risks completely opposite: Megan steers away from them with all her might and loves routine; assessing unexpected risks and facing danger is what Gabe's job is all about. No fire ever plays the same game, certainly not the fire  he is called to put out on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Two of the people he rescues from the apartments on 1280 Conrad Street will change his life  and his commitment to ever form an emotional attachment with fire victims. Personal belongings and family heirlooms are not the only things that will go up in brief eye-contact with the young woman trapped in her bathroom with her little daughter and Gabe's heart is seriously 'on the line of fire'. The connection is immediate, an intoxicating blend of desire to protect her, admiration for her strenght and courage, pure physical attraction. Love at first sight, in some very unusual circumstances. Mutual and raging with the same intensity of the flames surrounding them. They both try to deny it, fight it, give it a different name - gratitude for the heroism of a man who puts his life in danger to save other people's lives, admiration for the resiliency and determination of a young mother trying to protect her daughter.
And these are not the only challenges Gabe and Megan need to face before being able to open their hearts to some emotional risks - five years earlier she lost her fighter pilot husband during a mission. She promised she would never fall again for a man in a dangerous line of work,  she wouldn't let her daughter experience loss all over again. Life for Megan is and needs to be well-organized and predictable as one of the balance-sheets she works on every day. No gray areas, no heartaches, no men, especially not Gabe's kind. Gabe, after all, isn't looking for love or a settled life, not with a fire victim anyway. He tried once, and it went wrong. Terribly wrong.
But when the heart is spellbound (by a stunning woman and her adorable daughter) and the brain is overwhelmed with that delicious and uncontrollable lust, there is no life-rule, no fear, no reason that can hold two soul mates apart. After several attempts at keeping a good distance between them, and with a little help from a smart seven year old, Megan and Gabe will run into each other at a skiing resort and that brief getaway will be their undoing, 'one last kiss' after another...the foreplay between these two characters is simply irresistible: hearts flare up, and senses too. As you can expect from an accomplished romance writer like Bella Andre, desire and sensual tension are always in full-throttle.

***Review copy graciously offered by the publicist in return of an unbiased and honest opinion.

1 print copy of Can't Help Falling In Love is up for grabs! Follow the blog, leave a comment and email address for a chance to win. Open to US residents only.


  1. I love Bella Andre, have I mentioned that before? ;-) Thanks so much for the giveaway! this would be great for my collection of the Sullivan series! You are awesome!

  2. This series is seriously addicting, Emma :) Thank you so much for entering the contest - you're a star! Good luck!!!

  3. I'm feeling bad for commenting on all Bella Andre's books. I just blame myself because they are addicting, sexy, hot, and well you just gotta read it know how good it is. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. It's that combination of sweet and sexy that makes these novels so likable...don't feel bad, Sandy :)) Thank you for stopping by and best of luck!!!

  5. I'm loving the Sullivan Series - can't get enough. Would love to add this latest to my collection of paperbacks. Thank you for this great giveaway.

    Have a great weekend (mine just got a little sweeter),

    1. This is what I love about Bella Andre, that heady combination of sweet and sexy. Thank you so much for following the blog and entering the contest, Lynn! Best of luck :)

  6. Aw US residents only :( hopefully you will host an INT giveaway soon! I have read some good things about this book :) This is definitely on my wish list :) Great review *thumbs up* (I follow you on Bloglovin)

  7. I'm sorry, Chene! The publicist made it available only in the US :-( If you enjoy reading romantic suspense, UNCORKED by Rebecca Rohman Giveaway is still open ( 1 e-copy for non-US residents). Check my older post if you are interesting in entering that contest. Thank you for stopping by :)