I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.
This is another great addition to the Sullivan series as we follow Smith Sullivan's journey to find true love. It has Bella Andre's characteristic upbeat feel that will make you smile as well as steam up your glasses. The underlying plot of a woman who doesn't want to get involved with an actor, is strong enough to carry the story, but there are several spots in the book where the dialog is just cheesy enough to warrant an eye roll. That said you can't help but fall in love with the characters and wish your family was as perfectly imperfect as the Sullivans. Eva Kaminsky continues to do a good job as narrator, though I do wish she would try some other technique for a male voice than to lower it to a whisper. I find that running the story on 1.25x speed is just right for not changing the inflections, but keeping things moving along. If you want an author who is nearly as funny and can create interesting characters like Nora Roberts, but with 3x the steam, Bella Andre is a sure bet.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
Strong,sexy, and tender
smith, strong and sexy, and still very tender. Gifts every day!
Her male voice is ok, but her female voice get a bit mushy/breathy or it could be the dialogue. I like the stories,and just put up with her voice. She does a spot on Aussie voice that is great. Maybe she should read these stories in that voice so doesn't get so breathy sounding. It is way too much
when the movie hero, brings baby booties to the film heroine
very clever of the author to make a movie with our hero...I was waiting for Smith's and Ryan's story and I think the Author really got into the swing of better writing in these two stories. Enjoy
Not every sibling can be as adorable as Zach so I guess we have to be forgiving in some ways but this was my least favorite of the series. Pretty uneventful, totally predictable and way too much narration. I do look forward to Lori's story which I hope will be out soon.
I have listened to all of the Sullivan novels and I was really excited to see what was in store for Smith. His character has only been hinted at in previous books, and I was very interested to find out more. As in most Sullivan books, the Sullivan chases and the other runs, but I just could not find anything likeable about Val. Why would Smith even be interested in her? I didn't even finish the book. At about 75% through, I didn't care if they got together or not.
I have listen to each book at least twice. This on once may be enough.
It was different than the others. I liked that it continued the other sibling stories.
Most interesting is mother may found love.
Least interesting the confusing parellel story of the movie. Women to submissive she or he should of been more dominant. A lot of fooling around stolen kiss etc.
I must admit I liked the relationship in the movie they were creating and thought that would make a great book with a young pregnant poor lady and a billionaire.
Not as high as the others but good.
This book would be great for a young girl or young adult woman who with a lot of unrealistic romantic ideas. They would love it and it has a lot of sex. It is not written for someone who likes a good, well-thought-out romantic novel. I skipped several chapters and finally just gave up . It was wasting my time.
Educator in Trumbull County,Ohio
YES, this book is narrated way too much. The story does not flow . . . too much he felt this, she said that, the rest of the books let the story tell it much better. I found myself saying just let him tell her, but instead it was . . . "he wanted to say this".
Yes, always does
Go back to telling your story and stop telling us so much about the feelings under the story.