Sophie Sullivan, a librarian in San Francisco, was five years old when she fell head over heels in love with Jake McCann. Twenty years later, she's convinced the notorious bad boy still sees her as the "nice" Sullivan twin. That is, when he bothers to look at her at all. But when they both get caught up in the magic of the first Sullivan wedding, she knows it's long past time to do whatever it takes to make him see her for who she truly is...the woman who will love him forever.
Jake has always been a magnet for women, especially since his Irish pubs made him extremely wealthy. But the only woman he really wants is the one he can never have. Not only is Sophie his best friend's off-limits younger sister...he can't risk letting her get close enough to discover his deeply hidden secret.
Only, when Sophie appears on his doorstep as Jake's every fantasy come to life - smart, beautiful, and shockingly sexy - he doesn't have a prayer of taking his eyes, or his hands, off her. And he can't stop craving more of her sweet smiles and sinful kisses. Because even though Jake knows loving Sophie isn't the right thing to do...how can he possibly resist?
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I totally loved the story of Sophie Sullivan and Jake McCann. This is my 4th book by this author and I am glad to say it just keeps getting better and better. I have just fallen in love with this author. The male lead (Jake) is so human, just down to earth believable, sexy, and will have you fanning yourself. There is just something so sexy about a real man, and Bella Andre knows how to make you want more, more please. Don't let me forget Eva Kaminsky, she an excellent narrator. Audible please get the rest of this series. Totally awesome, everything I love in a romance (sexual tension, passion, and the happy ending). This was so worth my credit.
I have listened to all four "Sullivan" books in less than 2 weeks and I am HOOKED! The story is great and I can't wait for the rest!!!!
Great series; listen in order! Each book naturally flows into the next in the series.
Sophie and Jake have each loved each other since they were children, but never let anyone, especially the other see it. Each has very strong self esteem issues and don't believe themselves worthy of the other. (It is actually a little over done.)
Author is very talented and pulls on your emotions throughout the book. Narration is great.
Contemporary steamy romance. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys this genre.
Yes, I would reccomend. good book, overall story line was very predictable, but good for a lazy day....
protrayed charachters great.
I loved Sophie and Jake. Sophie (aka “Nice”) always behaves as she should. In a family full of “stand outs” , she just wants to blend into the background. She is tired of being obedient and decides to break out of her “Nice” shell at her big brother’s wedding. I actually laughed out loud at the reaction of her 6-older brothers to her new look. Her one night of bravery has lifelong consequences when she discovers she is pregnant. Sophie and Jake discover surprising truths about each other that only make their love stronger. This was a marvelous book! I laughed, I cried, it is now one of my favorites.
Yes I would. I would listen to the whole series again, it is awesome
I loved the story line about anorexia and how all the books led up to Annie getting better, and what happened to her afterwards!
I love the books, but I was quite surprised when they changed the reader on the next book. I really like the one in the first 4 books, so why switch??? The one in the 5th is fine, but I was ready to continue with the other.
Love reading. Love listening.
Setting: San Fracisco, contemporary
Narration: Eva Kaminsky gives a creditable performance. I think she is improving as she gets to know all the characters better.
This is the fourth in The Sullivans series. As far as a series goes, this one has good connectivity, with the family showing up as secondary characters in all the books thus far, though some are more prominent than others. In this book, Sophie's twin sister Lori and her brother (Jake's best friend) Zach are the main secondary people.
Successful owner of a chain of pubs, Jake McCann is a strong, brooding kind of man. He has secrets no one except Zach knows, and a horrendous upbringing. Though close to the family, he keeps his distance from Sophie "Nice" Sullivan. The family includes a winery owner, a world-renowned photographer, a firefighter, an actor, a choreographer, a professional baseball player, and the owner of a chain of garages. Sophie is a librarian. She is the quiet one, the observer.
After her brother's wedding in Napa, Sophie goes to Jake's rental house and seduces him. He tries to resist, but she is everything he has ever wanted, the woman he loves, though he will not tell her. After the wild night of love-making, while she's sleeping, he slips away and returns to San Francisco. It seems, to Sophie, that it was "wham-bam, thank you ma'am" when he avoids her, and doesn't show up as usual for the monthly family gatherings. This is a story of unrequited love and fear. Jake is afraid that he isn't good enough for Sophie, and she's afraid he will never return her love.
I liked this novel because, even though it starts with Sophie and Jake loving one another, there is still a sense of time passing as they work out the issues in their relationship. Everything doesn't happen at once. While it isn't a tear-jerker, it still pulls at the heart. I think Ms Andre is getting better with this series as she continues bringing life to the family.
It is worth the credit, especially if you have read the first 3 in the series.
Tomorrow, on to Zach's story.
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
Sophie Sullivan, a librarian in San Francisco, was five years old when she fell head over heels in love with Jake McCann. Twenty years later, she’s convinced the notorious bad boy still sees her as the “nice” Sullivan twin. That is, when he bothers to look at her at all. But when they both get caught up in the magic of the first Sullivan wedding, she knows it’s long past time to do whatever it takes to make him see her for who she truly is…the woman who will love him forever.
Jake has always been a magnet for women, especially since his Irish pubs made him extremely wealthy. But the only woman he really wants is the one he can never have. Not only is Sophie his best friend’s off-limits younger sister…he can’t risk letting her get close enough to discover his deeply hidden secret. Only, when Sophie appears on his doorstep as Jake’s every fantasy come to life smart, beautiful, and shockingly sexy he doesn't have a prayer of taking his eyes, or his hands, off her. And he can’t stop craving more of her sweet smiles and sinful kisses. Because even though Jake knows loving Sophie isn't the right thing to do…how can he possibly resist.
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Eva Kaminsky of course. She just knows how to deliver a book, at least the Sullivans series. She completely has these stories tamed because her voice is so great that she will draw you in whether you want her to or not.
Both Jake and Sophie. Well, Sophie because she really is a gentle woman at heart and she goes through a bit of a rebellious streak which as you will read comes with a price but you can't help but love her. Then there is Jake! A real man's man, who's had a hard life which makes him savy and stupid at the same time, like most men (not wanting to offend anyone!) They really just don't get women and I don't know if we're just as bad, but I think not.
The same kind of scene in most romances... the one where the guy realises how he feels and the way they have no shame in going after what they want, I love that!
He didn't stand a chance because she knew they were meant to be together!
Just getting ready for the next one.
Are you ready for another visit with the Sullivan family? You definitely won’t be disappointed with I Only Have Eyes For You the 4th book in The Sullivan series by Bella Andre. This story is about one of the girls in this rambunctious clan. We get to see how Sophie spread her wings as a sexy adult woman and how her brothers deal with this.
Sophie Sullivan, the Nice side of the Naughty and Nice twin set, nicknamed by her brothers, is ready to step out of this role and be a bit naughty all on her own. She’s been in love with Jake since she was 5 years old. Her feelings are a bit more adult now, but he seems to see her as the same little girl that followed him and her brothers around. This is the wedding night of the first Sullivan to get married and she has plans to show Jake she is definitely not that little girl anymore.
Jake McCann has been a part of the Sullivan clan since he was a kid trying to outrun his lousy lot in life. He’s even been referred to as the 9th Sullivan. That’s why he has always kept his attraction to Sophie tightly controlled. He could never repay the kindness the Sullivan’s have bestowed upon him by dirtying Sophie with his past. He’s a successful business owner and has made much of his life, yet no matter how hard he tries he can’t seem to shake the poison that was his life being raised by an alcoholic father and abandoned by his nothing mother. Yet, he lost his tight control the night of Chase and Chloe’s wedding. Confronted by a barely dressed Sophie he gave in to everything he has always dreamed of. He had one amazing, earth shattering night and then slipped out at the first sign of light.
Now, she’s at his doorstep telling him that she’s pregnant and the baby is his. He deserved to know that he was going to be a father and the chance to be a dad, if it’s what he wants. He can’t believe his luck. Now, he has the excuse to stop fighting what he’s always wanted. He can be with Sophie and raise their child together. His slipping out of their bed without even a goodbye 2 months earlier finally convinced her that he doesn’t want her, however and now he has to fight for the relationship that was always offered to him freely.
This is one of my favorites of the series. Jake has never felt worthy of his friendship with the Sullivans and the success he has had with his chain of Irish pubs. He was such a confident man and had so much to be proud of, yet he struggled so much with his insecurities. It was heartbreaking at times seeing that he was his own worst enemy. But, seeing him figure it all out and step up was so nice to witness. Sophie’s strength was humbling. No one in her family saw her as anything more than the nice, easy going, librarian, but in her story she got to show so much more of who she really is. I love this kind of book when the characters step out of how everyone else sees them.
I listen to this book on audio and honestly believe that this book would be just as great as a read or a listen. Eva Kaminsky does a fabulous job with this family. You can not go wrong with this series. The Sullivans are an amazing, fun family. It’s so much fun to learn more about them as an individual as they get their own stories.
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