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Estelle: Come a Little Bit Closer by Bella Andre

Come a Little Bit Closer by Bella Andre ( web | tweet ) Part of The Sullivans romance series. Release Date: February 25, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 384 Target audience: adult Keywords: movie business, sisters, family, San Francisco Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley (thanks!) Last reviewed: Let Me Be the One with BUY […]

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April 1, 2014 - 1:50 pm

Jessica - I just read this book and honestly, I skipped over every single screenplay insert. I didn’t care! I wanted to get back to Smith and Valentina!!!

March 29, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve three Sullivan romances, and I’ve liked them all. I love how Andre focuses so much on family too. I shoudl really jump back in on the Sullivan train. It’s been a couple months since I’ve read one.

I’m glad you liked Smith’s story, because he is definitely one Sullivan I’ve been interested in.

March 28, 2014 - 11:28 pm

Alexa S. - This series sounds like it would be so fun to read! I love that this one has that whole movie star aspect to it, and your thoughts on the story have got me curious about finding out when and how these two make it happen. (Because it does happen, right? RIGHT?)

Estelle: Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre

Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre ( web | tweet ) Book 6 of the Sullivan series. Publication Date: December 31, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 368 Target audience: Adult Keywords: romance, sports, art, high school friends Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: It’s been 15 years since Ryan has seen his high school best friend, […]

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March 28, 2014 - 9:00 am

Come A Bit Little Closer by Bella Andre (The Sullivans) Romance Review - […] family, San Francisco Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley (thanks!) Last reviewed: Let Me Be the One with BUY IT […]

January 6, 2014 - 10:48 pm

Alexa S. - I just caught your recommendation that I read this one on Goodreads, and I totally added the book to my TBR. I haven’t read any of the books in this series yet! But this story in particular sounds SO delightful. I love it when two friends are trying to figure out how to become more than friends…

January 3, 2014 - 11:03 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I really, seriously need to make time to read the Sullivan series. I read the Christmas one about the Sullivan parents, and I thought that was really cute.

I’m also super curious about the Taxi Cab scene you’re talking about 🙂

Big Kids’ Table: A 2013 Overview

The LAST Big Kids’ Table of the year? What?! Unfortunately I did miss last month but I hope you’ll forgive me with today’s post. It’s been so much fun to stretch the possibilites of this feature throughou the year: getting other bloggers involved (Rachel, Hannah, Ginger, Asheley, Cassie, and Elena), completely hacked by Daphne at […]

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December 27, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - Yayyyyy for one of my VERY FAVORITE book features! Seriously, I hope you always do Big Kids Table because it’s something I absolutely look forward to each month. Thanks so much for letting me participate this year, and I can’t wait to see what 2014 holds for you + adult fiction! I somehow missed Forever, Interrupted when you reviewed it – definitely intrigued by that one!

December 20, 2013 - 7:54 pm

Alexa Y. - I swear, it’s like your goal in life to make sure my TBR is never-ending and always growing 😉 But seriously, the Big Kids’ Table is one of my favorite features on RBR! You always feature titles that interest me and that have great-sounding stories, and a lot of them are definitely still on my TBR. Here’s to hoping I read more of these titles soon!

December 15, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Estelle - The hubs better get on the guest reviewing! I think it’s hilarious he hasn’t read the King book yet. I do think there is some kind of unwritten rule. Once it hits a year, you should be free to borrow before he reads it. 😉

December 14, 2013 - 11:06 pm

michelle - i have the perfect match on my kindle. now i really want to read it. kristan higgins is the best <3

December 14, 2013 - 2:28 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - I, too, gave into Cassie’s book pushing and purchased a copy of Nowhere But Home (she must have lots of Canadian followers too, because I had to visit two Chapters stores before I found a copy!) I haven’t read it yet, but it’s definitely on my 2014 reading list. And I still want to read that King book, but I still feel guilty reading it before my husband does, since it was his Christmas gift last year. He’s just too freakin’ SLOW when it comes to reading sometimes! He started The Book Thief about two months ago (I think?) and is about halfway through it. He’s promised to do guest reviews for me for all of the books that he DOES finish, but at this rate it’ll be about two books per year =P

December 12, 2013 - 2:36 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve been in such a romance novel mood the last few weeks. I have been focusing on historical romances, but now I’m kind of shifting to contemporaries. I’m in the process of reading my firest Bella Andre book – Kissing Under the Mistletoe, and I’m really liking it so far. I can’t wait to read something by Kristan Higgins.

Thanks for sharing Big Kid Books!

December 12, 2013 - 12:17 pm

Lucy - Perfect timing! I was just in the mood for some “big kids” books and also have gifts to buy. The only one on your list I’ve read so far is Tell the Wolves I’m Home so I have some catching up to do! I think that book is right up your alley.

The first two titles on your list sound fantastic. And I own a copy of Nowhere to Run and Someday, Someday Maybe and must fit them in soon!

I’ve heard good things about the Jim Henson audio so I may go that route.

Thanks for the recs!

December 12, 2013 - 9:26 am

Meg - Such fun to read! I adore Julie Buxbaum and really enjoyed The Opposite of Love, though it’s been many years since I read it. Lauren Graham’s debut was a highlight of the year for me, too, and I was also totally digging Nowhere But Home! It was just such a unique premise — cooking last meals — and the Texas setting and romance were awesome. Thanks for bringing me back to a happy reading place! 🙂

Estelle: If You Were Mine by Bella Andre

If You Were Mine by Bella Andre ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: October 29, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: Target audience: Adult/romance fans Keywords: animals, big families, family secrets, unlikely friendships Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Other books by Bella Andre: I Only Have Eyes for You | Kissing Under the […]

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November 24, 2013 - 11:51 am

Shelve It: A Pepper Photobomb (Plus Books), Estelle - […] review of IF YOU WERE MINE by Bella […]

November 19, 2013 - 9:00 pm

Alexa Y. - I just LOVE that the dog is named Cuddles! It makes me think of an adorable puppy (even though she’s described as a terror). But yes, this romance sounds really good, especially because it starts off with both parties thinking that there’s nothing else but friends with benefits to it! Glad you enjoyed it.

Estelle: Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Bella Andre

Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Bella Andre ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 24, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 384 Target audience: Adult/romance Keywords: holidays, family legacies, romance, flashback Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! Summary: Before her family arrives for their annual holiday celebration, Mary relives the winter she met her […]

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December 10, 2013 - 12:00 am

Kissing Under The Mistletoe | Bella Andre | Book Review - […] Blog – “just like a hot cocoa in the winter” Rather Be Reading – “wraps the miracle of the season into a fairy tale of sorts” Paulette’s Papers – “a lovely tale of how this interesting family […]

November 4, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Alexa Y. - This sounds like such a lovely little Christmas read! It’s always a wonderful idea to revisit the traditions you had during the holidays as a child, and that is what this book makes me think of too, based on your review. I also love that they love Singin’ in the Rain!

October 24, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - As a fan of the Sullivans and Mary, I’m happy to see her get some love! I am glad this one’s more sweet than sexy though. I can’t say I want to see a lot of action from Mary and Jack, haha. Is that ageist? Oops. hehe Great review, Estelle!

October 24, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Lauren - This sounds so sweet and charming! I love when romances are mixed with the excitement and traditions of Christmas. I’ll definitely check this one out as we get closer to the holidays. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

October 24, 2013 - 9:56 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - So . . . this couple loves Singing in the Rain? That’s my all time favorite movie. Seriously, I can’t imagine anything better than that. I love Jean Hagan as Lina Lamont. She’s hilarious. I read somewhere online that her accent was based on a Syracuse Accent. I think it must be true somewhat, because it’s very easy for me to imitate her, and I’m terrible with accents.

ANYWAY, I have been wanting to try out Bella Andre’s books. I’ve heard great things about them. I really want to get into the adult romance genre again. I used to read them ALL THE TIME a few years back, but then drifted into the YA category, and really haven’t come up for air.

I love holiday books, too. This is an oldy, but a goodie, but have you read the MacGregor Brides by Nora Roberts? It’s a collection of three short stories/novellas and they all take place around Christmas. I love the last one with Julia. It always puts me in a Christmas mood.

October 24, 2013 - 9:43 am

Meg - Sounds like the perfect cozy read for Christmas! It’s funny how much I crave gentle stories at that time of year . . . stories I might otherwise avoid or cast aside are eagerly picked up during the holidays. Sounds fun, and definitely agree about tradition: the best part of the season!

October 24, 2013 - 9:17 am

Ginger @ GReads! - So is this one told in flashbacks? If so, that might be interesting to read. I love Christmas traditions too. The pajama thing must be popular because my mom did the same thing with us. We’d get to open one gift on Christmas Eve and they were always a pair of new PJs. So my sisters and I would put them on & sleep in them that night. I do miss that tradition.

Estelle: I Only Have Eyes For You by Bella Andre

I Only Have Eyes for You by Bella Andre ( web | tweet ) Part of The Sullivans series. Publication Date: September 24, 2013 (paperback) Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 378 Target audience: Adult / romance fans Keywords: childhood crushes, weddings, family Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!) Summary: Sophie has had her eye on […]

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November 18, 2013 - 9:00 am

If You Were Mine by Bella Andre (Romance Review) - […] friendships Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Other books by Bella Andre: I Only Have Eyes for You | Kissing Under the […]

September 18, 2013 - 3:23 am

Alexa Y. - I haven’t read any Bella Andre books yet, but it certainly sounds like I ought to based simply on this review! I too have a soft spot for stories about childhood crushes that last through adulthood, so this sounds like it will be PERFECT for me to read.

September 17, 2013 - 10:32 pm

Lucy @ The Reading Date - This does sound like an awesome romance. I think I may have the Christmas book in this series from NG. I like the San Francisco setting I spy on the cover too. Thanks for the rec! Definitely sounds like a good romance series to binge on.

September 17, 2013 - 1:15 am

Bookworm1858 - I do get kind of annoyed when the hero thinks he’s not good enough for the heroine but it sounds like that’s not too frustrating here. Also love that Sophie is a librarian (yay for characters who read!)

September 16, 2013 - 7:24 pm

Lauren @ Love is not a triangle - Ooooh! I just read the first in this series over the weekend and it was delicious. I was actually wondering how many more there are, and I just checked that this is #4 (correct?) So 4 more to go. Awesome. Love these sexy Sullivans. I like seeing Sophie because she’s not quite so whorish as her brothers (gosh, they must have slept through most of San Francisco by now). Anyway, I agree to loving when characters get together who already have a childhood bond. It makes the tension that much more stronger sometimes. Looking forward to reading this one! Great review.

September 16, 2013 - 6:39 pm

Hannah - It wasn’t “nobody puts baby in the corner”, but I will still send you a high five all the way from rainy England for getting Dirty Dancing in there!
Really good review, will have to add this one to my ever growing TBR pile 🙂

September 16, 2013 - 2:01 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve been so curious about Bella Andre’s books for awhile. I keep seeing them around on other blogs, but I don’t read a ton of adult romance anymore (I used to read them ALL THE TIME while I was in college). Now I’m all about the teen romance. I’m not sure what that says about me 🙂

But I am a huge sucker for childhood crushes turned adult crushes too!! And yay for librarian main character! I need to look into this one.

September 16, 2013 - 1:04 pm

Anna - TOTALLY just requested this at the library. Cannot wait — thanks for the heads up! 🙂

September 16, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - FAB REVIEW, E!!! I had a lot of fun reading this book and getting your texts! haha I laughed out loud when I got that gym text, lol. I’m so glad you enjoyed this as much as I did. I know you’ll really like the others. 🙂