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Setting: San Francisco, contemporary
Narration: Eva Kaminsky continues to give a fine performance.
This is the 3rd in The Sullivans series. The plots in this series continue to improve with each book. The plot is related in 3rd person alternating between Gabe and Megan's point of view. In this one, Gabe Sullivan is a firefighter who, in the opening scene, rescues Megan and her daughter Summer from their apartment during a 3 alarm fire. The three meet more formally at the hospital where Gabe is recovering from an injury sustained during that fire. Summer immediately begins a steady hero-worship of Gabe, and does whatever she can to see him, dragging her mother along. Gabe is wary of getting involved with a fire victim due to a relationship that went bad in his past. He is attracted to Megan, but she, too, has issues related to men who take risks. She is the widow of a Navy fighter pilot who died while flying a small, privately owned plane. The plot takes place over several months, so there's a slower build-up in the relationship. Gabe puts his wariness aside and begins to pursue Megan, and soon declares his love. But, though they become lovers, Megan is loath to let go of her fears. She is afraid that if she lets herself love him, it would be too devastating if he went out to fight a fire and never came home. This is a sweet story with a side of steam. The sex isn't graphic enough to fall into the erotica category, and the only violence has to do with a couple of fires. This is the best of the 3 I've re listened to so far.
Worth the credit, for sure.
Now, off to #4, Sophie's story.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
Yes, due to the ways it shows, I would be sure to listen to it for the optimistic feelings.
Summer, because she always saw the bright side and worked to get her mother and Greg Sullivan together.
Summers mother was the most favorite of all the characters.
I tried to listen to this in one sitting, but had to switch to two sittings.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
Spunky Firefighter Gabe saved Megan and her daughter from a fire which automatically means that Megan is off limits. That's not the fire departments rule - that's Gabe's rule. He went down that road before, and it didn't have a happy ending. Gabe doesn't date women that he saved from fires.... Gabe Sullivan is pretty much the perfect man, sexy, romantic, determined and he loves kids. Megan is a widowed single mom, scared to love again. They are both determined NOT to end up in a relationship with each other !!
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What A Man!
Gabe of course. I loved Megan and Summer, but Gabe, oh boy, unbelievable steamy sensibility. Gabe is every woman's dream. He's strong, naughty, sensitive, sexy, risqué and just so, so yummy.
Eva has incredible talent. What a voice. I love they way she makes the female characters come to life. I love that when she does the talking parts and makes the females so adorable. Her voice has significant changes from "Narration" mode to "Speech" mode. Totally professional. Perfect for these novels.
All of it. Sorry. Megan disarms Gabe right from the beginning. He tries to fight it but always thinking of her and her daughter. She has internal demons always comparing him to Dave and I guess that when the realisation hits her that Gabe is so much more, is perhaps my favourite part.
You will laugh, perhaps cry but most of all you will sigh a dreamy sigh and think what every woman thinks, "where in the heck is my Gabe!"
Can’t help falling in love is the 3rd book in The Sullivans series by Bella Andre. I listened to this book in audio format and absolutely loved it! The narrator, Eva Kaminsky, has an uncanny ability to make each character come alive. She even does a really good job with the child in this book. In my experience children can come off way over the top or annoying, but Ms. Kaminsky didn’t seem to have this problem. The story and the characters were endearing. The romance was heartfelt and beautiful.
Megan Harris has been through so much in her life. Raising a child alone, after the loss of her husband, she’s been tough and gave Summer the best life she could. Fate has decided to kick her, yet again. There was a fire in her apartment barely sparing the life of her and Summer and that was thanks to the heroic fireman who came to their rescue. Working hard to get her life back on track they go to the firehouse to take cookies as a thank you. The little girl quickly has a huge case of hero worship and Gabe seems equally taken with her. Megan finds herself drawn to Gabe, however his feelings seem to be the complete opposite for Megan. He acts as if she is a pain in his neck and he can’t get away from her fast enough. Things are about to get sticky, considering Megan has reunited with her dear friend, Gabe’s sister, and there seems to be a very good chance that her and Gabe will be thrown together socially.
Gabe Sullivan is blown away by the instant zing he feels when he sees Megan. He knew he respected her after the rescue of her and her daughter. Her strength and love of her daughter is one of the main reasons he was able to get the pair out of that burning apartment alive. But, he’s made a promise to himself that he would never again get involved with a woman that he’s rescued. In his opinion, it sets up huge expectations that a normal relationship can’t stand up to. Resisting Megan and her beautiful little girl is going to be one of the hardest things Gabe has ever had to do.
I really like how Megan deals with Gabe’s reaction to her. Because of her husband’s untimely death due to his adrenaline addiction she has no interest in any man who has a high risk life. Yet, she this huge attraction with Gabe is so hard to fight.
Gabe was so sweet with Summer. I absolutely loved how he treated the little girl like a person and respected Megan so much for being a good mother. The journey the two take to overcome the fears they have as a result of their past is so bittersweet. The romance they share together is so lovely and fun to melt into.
I absolutely love this series. This book did not disappoint in a
It was very easy to follow and listen to
It was a love story
The romantic scenes
Addicted to Audio Books !
I never read the print version but the Narrator does a great job for this series.
Gabe, for not giving up
every character was performed perfectly
I was surprised how much I am enjoying this series because love stories without Vampires, Etc... arent my usual read. This book kind of frustrated me but it is worth listening too for sure.
Just plain loved this story.
This series is light and entertaining. If you are expecting great literature, you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for a well-written romance that follows the traditional formula, these stories are fun. The narration is easy to listen to, the Sullivan family are too good to be true, but likeable, and Bella Andre writes a steamy love scene as well as any I've read. Good for bedtime listening of if you want to switch your brain off and enjoy yourself.
I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.
I'm with the other reviewers who have noticed that the story lines in this series just keep getting better. The reluctant widow (Megan) who doesn't want to get involved with another man in a risky job (Gabe- the firefighter) is a surprisingly endearing plot that is well crafted. I found myself listening even when I wasn't commuting just to find out what was going to happen next. On to book 4!