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Romance is a drug. We want it, crave it and live for it. We love the whole endearing journey of the chase and the wooing. As much as I have romance in my daily life, Bella Andre’s love stories are beyond addictive. I’m sure her Sullivan Series is no stranger to a lot of her readers out there and it would remain as on of  my top favorites forever.

As if the Sullivans were not enough to give us sleepless nights, Bella goes under the cloak of Lucy Kevin to give us more endearing romances. Romancing her books has become one of my favorite addictions, and I’m beyond any rehabilitation!

Come on to Walker Island and get introduced to the Walker family of five sisters, close-knit and about to find the love of a lifetime. The first book in the Walker series, “Be My Love”, gets us up close and personal with Hanna Walker and Joel Peterson, along with a history of the infamous feud between the Walkers and the Petersons. Joel and Hanna come together to find the mystery behind the feud and put a closer to it, as the chemistry between them sizzles to culminate into love. Sometimes, things are just meant to be, and Hanna and Joel are meant to be for each other.

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I totally fell in love with the second book in the series, “No Other Love”. This is one of the best romantic stories I’ve read and would be with me forever. Morgan Walker comes to Walker Island to develop her own line of organic makeup and cultivate on the Walker plot. Inevitably she meets her one and only love, Brian Russell, football coach and science teacher, and the one that she could never forget.

A simple love story, but not short on intense chemistry and emotions, Brian and Morgan were just amazing characters. Utterly sweet, patient and just pure good human beings, these two give us a lesson in sublime romance and love as they continue to work together. Lucy’s done a brilliant job of etching Brian and Morgan, and reading them was a pure delight. I think Brian was just one delectable alpha male with his quite strength and immense faith in the power of love.

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A mesmerizing read indeed and Lucy is one fine writer par excellence! The third book in the series, “When It’s Love”, gives Rachel Walker her happily ever after. I for one can’t wait for Michael to make an honest woman out of Emily. I can see fireworks all the way.

Bella Andre’s brand new series “The Morrisons”, coming in June, 2014. Sharing an excerpt from her, courtesy her Facebook Street Team page:

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~ Excerpt from KISS ME LIKE THIS (The Morrisons, Book 1) , copyright 2014 Bella Andre, coming June 11, 2014 ~

Serena was tall enough that his mouth was right in front of hers when she tilted her face up to look at him. She could feel her breath coming faster, and his heartbeat picking up against her hand.

“Maybe,” Sean’s gaze dropped from her eyes to her mouth, “you should kiss me.”

Serena surprised them both by not hesitating at all before softly pressing her lips against his. Heat instantly enveloped her, both from his hands tightening on her waist and the sparks that shot from just one sweet kiss.

“Again.”

His request was deep and hungry. And it was her own hunger for him―and pure feminine instinct―that sent her hands up from his chest to twine around his neck. Her mouth had barely touched his again when his lips came crashing down onto hers.

His groan, her gasp, they were both one hundred percent pleasure at a kiss that was at once rough yet sweet, possessive yet gentle. And when he moved one hand from her waist up to cradle her cheek, she felt warm and cherished as he slowly angled her jaw so that he could take the kiss deeper. His tongue slicked out across her lower lip, leaving a sensual path of fire in its wake. One that could only be quenched by another taste, and then when that wasn’t enough, the slow slide of his tongue against hers.

She felt hot, desperate, achy. Wanted.

But, overwhelmed by it all―the heat and desire and confusion―she abruptly pulled away.

“Serena?” She was surprised to see that he looked as overwhelmed as she did. “Are you okay?”

She put her hand over her racing heart as if to try to slow it, and to keep from reaching for him again. “Every time you kiss me, I…”

She loved words, and hoped to make a career out of them, but right then she couldn’t find any of the right ones to explain what his kisses did to her. Not when she was only just beginning to understand just what a truly powerful force desire could be.

But he didn’t seem to need her to finish her sentence as he said, “I know. When you kiss me, it’s like that for me, too.”

~ Excerpt from KISS ME LIKE THIS (The Morrisons, Book 1) , copyright 2014 Bella Andre, coming June 11, 2014 ~

 

Naughty has finally arrived and boy does she give Grayson more than a few ‘gray’ hairs!!!

Bella Andre’s eight book in her Sullivan Series, “Always On My Mind”, is by far my favorite right next to Smith’s and Valentina’s love story……and will always be on my mind.

For me reading a book is more than just enjoying the story or romance. For me reading a book is getting under the skin of the characters to feel them in my heart. To me, satisfaction is reading between the lines of their emotions and have every gesture and action play in my mind. And pleasure to me, is to relate to those characters at a very down-to-earth level, as practical as possible.

Personally I feel that Lori is Bella’s crowning glory. To be able to etch a character of spunk and vulnerability, hope and pain, faith and loss, yet be as normal as can be, always thinking of others, and  able to pen those feelings in words for us to relate, is absolutely no small task. Simple things in life, enjoying the beauty and sunshine of a day, getting down and dirty with a pen of pigs, be able to put aside personal issues, just to take care of a dying animal, all even as you are going through pain, betrayal and hurt is what Naughty is all about. I don’t think Bella could have done any more justice to her Lori, than she already did. The perfect Lori!!!

AlwaysOnMyMind-Review-May2014What can I say about Grayson? Another normal human being, going through guilt and pain of losing a loved one, of regrets and isolating himself as punishment for what he feels he had done wrong, Grayson was what every decent guy would relate to. He really does have a heart of gold and not so much of an ego. It’s as simple as that. No matter how much he tries to get away from Lori, he’s been playing a losing game from the minute he sees her. As much as he lashes out at her, he is quick to apologize. Makes you wonder do men like Grayson exit and sure they do.

Through all the witty conversations, tending to the horse and the pigs named after her brothers, chickens and a cat, both Lori and Grayson get to know each other, give each other a chance to grow, explore the possibilities of belonging with each other to finally fall in love and their union is one of the sweetest I’ve read.

It’s a fast paced, on-your-toes read, as you try to catch your breath and the undertones of a calm and unconditional love, family and support has your breath whooshing out, at a family reunion. Lori and Grayson leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling, deliriously happy and a craving to hug someone!

 

 

 

Today is the birthday of one of my top favorite writers – Bella Andre 🙂

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Bella…Bella…Bella….

Queen of the Novella,

What we wouldn’t do

Just To Be With You,

Amazing stories she writes,

Can’t Help Falling In Love,

Lucy Kevin or Bella Andre

Always On My Mind.

Sweet and lovely she is

Carries The Look Of Love,

Compete we for attention,

With her family and friends

Let Me Be The One to say

We are a tenacious group,

It Must Be Your Love for us

You let us Come A Little Bit Closer,

Indulgent glance her husband gives

If You Were Mine, l Only Have Eyes For You,

Willing is he to share with her fans,

Cake and the cherry on the top he gets,

Kissing Under The Mistletoe is his right

He is laughing all the way to the party!

From This Moment On…..and for a long time since

We love you Bella for sharing yourself with your readers.

 

Happy Birthday and wishing you a super great day filled with lots of love and happiness

 

 

♫♫ It’s raining men ♫♫ oops meant ♫♫ It’s raining Sullivans  ♫♫

This past week, I was on a marathon run meeting the California and Seattle Sullivans. They are quite a brood keeping me on my toes, with a flurry of emotions, pain and love leaving me greedy for more!!!!

Thank god!!! Looks like Bella gave me a short reprieve ( a few weeks) before I have Lori waltzing in with her moves!!!Image

By far I hold “Just To Be With You” and “Come A Little Closer”, very close to my heart. I was closely associated with entertainment, in front as well as behind the camera, I have friends who are still in the entertainment industry and have seen up close and personal, the fanatics, the paparazzi and the whole nine yards of the crazies in that field.

Both the stories may be of movie artists, yet they are so different – one on the sets of Hollywood and the other in the boardroom of Seattle. What really had me so attached is the simple storyline of larger than life people, yet so very down to earth and just simple good people.

ImageMovie stars are just as normal people and so are billionaires. Smith and Valentina, Ian and Tatiana – you just cannot not love them as they battle insecurities and pain, uncertainties and paparazzi, jealousy and hurt for loved ones, with tenacity to get their balance of normalcy in their lives. Smith and Ian will remain as my super favorite brothers, sons and lovers of all times.

“The Way You Look Tonight” (Rafe/Brooke) and “Let Me Be The One” (Ryan/Vicki) – ultra sweet stories of reacquainting with childhood friends, finding that spark of love still existing and stoking that tiny spark to a fire of unconditional love and support, these two were such great reads, deliciously so. As much as they are fictional characters, I am very happy to say such people do exist. Image

What can I say about “It Must Be Your Love”? This story had happiness written all over it. As much Ford and Mia had trouble getting together, I felt it was the easiest hurdle they had 😉 Ford was the ‘THE ROCKSTAR’ all way round and loved the vivacious and witty Mia. I loved the coming together of the whole family especially Mary Sullivan being at the helm of the wedding ceremony – so sweet, so unconventional, so precious. Adam and Dylan were adorable and can’t wait to read their HEAs. Ian was a big-brother-force to reckon with and the sparks between him and Tatiana was yummylicious!!!!

ImageBElI love large families. I come from a large family. But sometimes life happens, and we go in so many different paths, different continents and I miss what we used to have before. One of the reasons why I hold the Sullivans so close to me is their large family of brothers, sisters, cousins, uncles and aunts – always there to support and lend a voice and a shoulder when needed, no questions asked!

For readers who have not being introduced to this series…go on….grab ’em real fast…..u’ll not be disappointed at all 🙂 

 

 

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