Review: Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre

Review: Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella AndreCan't Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans #3
Published by Oak Press on 12/11/2011
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Ebook
Source: Amazon
Goodreads
three-half-stars

Get ready for another Sullivan bad boy to fall in love in the third book of Bella Andre's bestselling contemporary romance series!
Gabe Sullivan risks his life every day as a firefighter in San Francisco. But after learning a brutal lesson about professional boundaries, he knows better than to risk his heart to his fire victims ever again. Especially the brave mother and daughter he saved from a deadly apartment fire...and can't stop thinking about.

Megan Harris knows she owes the heroic firefighter everything for running into a burning building to save her and her seven-year-old daughter. Everything except her heart. Because after losing her navy pilot husband five years ago, she has vowed to never suffer through loving - and losing - a man with a dangerous job again.

Only, when Gabe and Megan meet again and uncontrollable flames of desire ignite between them, how can he possibly ignore her courage, determination, and beauty? And how can she deny not only his strong bond with her daughter.but the way his sweetly sensual kisses are challenging her to risk everything she's been guarding for so long?

This winter, if one - or both - of them aren't careful, they just might end up falling in love.

You guys, I most definitely find firefighters attractive, so I was pretty excited to read Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre which features a firefighter hero.  The firefighter is Gabe Sullivan, and he certainly  cuts a fine figure in his firefighter gear.  He’s pretty darn heroic, and that’s how he meets Megan, and her daughter Summer, by rescuing them from their apartment building.  Gabe knows that getting involved with someone he has rescued is a bad idea, but he can’t help but be attracted to Megan.  Megan is so thankful to Gabe from saving her and especially her daughter, but she really doesn’t want to get involved with some whose professional involves risking his life.

Both Gabe and Megan are interesting, likable characters, and they are both people that I rooted for.  They’re both honorable people, and they’re also just nice people who I would want to be friends with.

But, that said, I wasn’t really all that enthralled with the conflict to the story.  I just got so frustrated with Megan for constantly pushing Gabe away.  Although I certainly understood her nerves, after awhile, especially when it was so clear that Gabe wanted to be with Megan, I just wanted to say “hello, Megan!  You will be devastated whether you are with him or not if something bad happened to him.”  That said, I still really did enjoy reading about how Gabe and Megan got together.  I was rooting for them, and there were totally some sweet and swoony moments in their romance.

Summer, Megan’s daughter, was totally adorable, though not exactly not how a child of than age would act.  I still loved the way she was always trying to figure out ways for Megan and Gabe to meet up.  So freaking cute.  Her antics were definitely some of my favorite parts of Can’t Help Falling in Love.

Can’t Help Falling in Love might not be my favorite Sullivan book, and I did have some issues with it, but still it’s totally an adorable romantic (but not sappy) novel.  I will definitely be reading more Bella Andre in the near future.

three-half-stars

3 Responses to “Review: Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I’m so excited about starting this series! It may make up for Lucky Harbor ending! I agree with your problem with the conflict. I’ve seen that before and whether or not it’s realistic I always want to slap the people when it happens in book form. Great review!

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      These books are fun! And there are so many. It’s different from Lucky Harbor because there isn’t a small town (and no Lucille!) but I love seeing the whole family finding their special someones.

  2. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

    Yeah for hot firefighters! I haven’t read about too many of them in romance, but the ones I have met made an impression. Sorry that the conflict didn’t work out for you.

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