In Let Me Be The One, the brand-new book in Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today best-selling series about the Sullivan family, an unexpected friends-to-lovers romance might not only turn out to be so much hotter than anything bad-boy pro-baseball-player Ryan Sullivan has ever known...but much, much sweeter, too.
When Vicki Bennett saved Ryan Sullivan's life as a teenager, it was the beginning of a close friendship that never wavered despite her failed marriage to someone else and Ryan's well-earned reputation as a ladies man. So when she suddenly needs a pretend boyfriend to protect herself and her career from a powerful man's advances, he is the only person she can imagine asking.
Ryan will do anything to protect Vicki from harm, but when their "fake" kisses and caresses lead to an incredibly sensual night that neither of them can resist, will he have made the biggest mistake of all by irreparably jeopardizing their friendship? Or is it possible that what they've both been looking for has been right there the whole time…and the perfect combination of wicked and sweet, friendship and love, is finally within reach?
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Setting:,San Francisco , CA, present day
Narration: Eva Kaminsky does a good job through this series, but her range isn't that great, so when there is more than one male in the scene, it is a little difficult.
This story had a meatier plot than the others. It is, of course, a love story, but there's more to it than that. This one, as with Sophie and Jake's story, dips into the past. This is due to a previous relationship in which Ryan and Vicki were close friends for a year in high school. They love one another, not only because of that year in school, but because the friendship grew through email and phone calls. Of course, they don't confess their love, so this is part of the conflict in the plot.
Now, around 10 or 15 years later, Ryan is a well-known professional baseball player in SF, and Vicki is a not so well known sculptor. She married a Svengali kind of fellow sculptor right after college and they lived a somewhat nomadic life. Apparently, her husband was condescending regarding her talent, as well as her refusal to join in sexual games with others in the arts community. She finally saw the light and divorced the control freak. Now she has returned to SF to apply for a fellowship. She calls on Ryan to help her out when one of the judges sexually harasses her. That guy is just icky. Now, Ryan moves her into his guest room because she was living in the Mission District, apparently a dangerous place. So, we have the conflict in the love story, and the fellowship contest with the creepy judge. See? A whole lot more than a personality-driven plot.
I do have a little bit of twinge issue with timing. First, the Army doesn't move families every year. That would be a waste of the tax payer's money. The only time a Soldier is at a duty station for less than 2 years is when he/she is posted to a hardship area, like Korea. In that case, the family stays behind. One year seems a little short for the development of lasting love. This story would still have worked with the family staying the minimum of 2 years. The other issue is with that gap between her leaving Palo Alto and returning to the area. Was it 15 years? Or was it that she was married for 10 years? I could not figure it out.
Anyway, you won't want to miss this one in the series.
I just love these characters & family story line. I was sad for it to end! Eva Kaminsky does a phenomenal job with narration!!
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I love this series I can't wait for the other two to come out in Audio. I have been tempeted to buy them and acutally read them I live them so much.
This book is about friendship love and best of all happy endings
Eva did a good job reading it
Friends and a lot more
All the Sullivan books are cheesy but I love them! Can't wait for the next one to come out.
This series is fun and lighthearted but there's not much story here. I've listened to them all and will continue to see what happens to all the Sullivans. But, as the series progresses the stories get shorter with less plot development.
I have listened to all of the Sullivan's book series and have enjoyed each one. Can't wait till book 7 is out. Bella Andrea has a couple of other series out and am hoping to see more from her on audible.
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.
Sure. I'm enjoying the entire Sullivan series. I already feel compelled to re-listen to Chase and Chloe's story all over again!
Aside from the hot, steamy sex scenes my favorite moment was when Vicky shared with Ryan about her opportunity to work in Italy. I was dreading that Vicky was going to play martyr and be self anguished about the opportunity, but she was honest and straightforward. I was relieved and felt that the author built a great character in Vicky.
Can't wait to hear Smith's and Naughty's stories! I believe Smith's story is out on ebook/paperback but I'm really enjoying Eva Kaminsky's narration. Will try to wait patiently for audio versions!
I love this series!!! Can't wait until more come out!
all of it
yes - very good
all of it
I want MORE!
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