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Let Me Be the One: The Sullivans, Book 6 | [Bella Andre]

Let Me Be the One: The Sullivans, Book 6

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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?

©2012 Oak Press, LLC (P)2012 Oak Press, LLC

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    rebecca los angeles, CA, United States 01-17-13
    rebecca los angeles, CA, United States 01-17-13 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Absolutely love bella andre and the Sullivan's"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Let Me Be the One to be better than the print version?

    Yes characters are brought to life


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ryan is my favorite yet Gabe is my favorite Sullivan so far.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely and I will listen to it again and again along with the others in the series


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tina Marie Ohio 05-10-13
    Tina Marie Ohio 05-10-13 Member Since 2009

    Tina Reiter

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    "This baseball player has all the right moves!"

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    Let Me Be the One is the 6th book in the fabulous Sullivans series by Bella Andre. Woo-wee this book was much hotter than the previous books and I loved them all.

    Ryan Sullivan has a well earned reputation as a ladies man. As the sexy, young pitcher of San Francisco’s professional baseball team he doesn't have to fight real hard to get the ladies. There is one particular girl, from his past, that he’s never been able to get, however. She was and has been his best friend since high school. It just seemed like it was never the right time to take the leap and risk their friendship. Now, she’s back in his life and needs his help. This is his chance to take care of his best friend and convince her they would be better as so much more.

    Vicki Bennett is trying so hard to get a coveted art internship. Being propositioned by one of the judges can do nothing, but hurt her and now she is in the position to turn him down and really hurt her chances or take him up on it, which is really not an option at all. So, she goes for option 3. In a panic, she texts her high school best friend, whom she hasn't seen in a couple of years, and begs him to unexpectedly show up and play the part of her boyfriend. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now the reality of this fake relationship is setting in. She is finding it very hard to separate her real attraction to Ryan. She’s always longed for a real relationship with Ryan, but has always been afraid to ruin a friendship that she cherished.

    I listen to this book in audio format and it does not disappoint. Eva Kaminsky does a great job with the different characters and personalities this series has to offer.

    For anyone that hasn't read this series read it now! I absolutely love this family and this series. Each book has its own sweet story, hot guy and great characters to offer, but this is one of my favorites. The heat between Vicki and Ryan was palpable. I swear there was smoke coming from my speakers.


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    Dorothy Hinton, AB, Canada 03-26-13
    Dorothy Hinton, AB, Canada 03-26-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Bella Andre Breaths Life Into This Series"

    Bella Andre brings Ryan to life in this series. We have heard of him but it wasn't till this story we got to know him. Now he's like the boy next door.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Casey WESTPHALIA, MI, United States 03-11-13
    Casey WESTPHALIA, MI, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2012

    Girl that loves to listen to books while working. It makes me happy! Hopeless Romanic.

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    "I LOVE THE SULLIVANS"
    If you could sum up Let Me Be the One in three words, what would they be?

    VERY VERY GOOD


    What does Eva Kaminsky bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    SHE IS GREAT!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I would drive around in my car listening because I was so addicting.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal Australia 03-02-13
    Crystal Australia 03-02-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Cant fault the sullivans for a good light read!"

    Another good installment in the Sullivan series. Good light read. The Sullivan boys are the perfect boyfriends and as always the story leaves you waiting on the next one by introducing the next Sullivan's situation:-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jing Manchester uk 01-14-13
    jing Manchester uk 01-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to Let Me Be the One the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed all the sullivan series by Bella Andre.


    What other book might you compare Let Me Be the One to and why?

    Just follow the sullivan series, you will wish that you a have a siblings like them


    Have you listened to any of Eva Kaminsky’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This narrator have really good performance


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Funny, sexy, and awe inspiring.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't miss out this book

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 02-06-14
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 02-06-14 Member Since 2008

    Love reading. Love listening.

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    "Nice love story, nice plot"

    Setting:,San Francisco , CA, present day
    Genre: Romance
    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.

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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 01-05-14
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 01-05-14 Member Since 2009

    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

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    Any additional comments?

    Ryan Sullivan has always had a crush on Vicki Bennett from the day she “saved” him. Being teenagers though, it’s harder to get over asking someone out rather than being their best friend. Every time Ryan makes an attempt to show Vicki how he feels, he finds her in a situation that precludes him from going through. Throwing himself into baseball seems to be the only course. But now Vicki needs him, and Ryan will do everything he can to help her.
    Vicki grew up with a crush on Ryan, but never thought he would return her feelings. Not one to sit back and allow things to happen to her, she moves on with her life, marries, moves abroad and subsequently divorces. Now back in San Francisco, she is trying to make her mark on the art world and get out of her ex-husband’s shadow, who is also an artist. When she goes after a fellowship, she inadvertently gets into a bad position where she needs Ryan’s help.
    To get Vicki out of a sticky situation, Ryan agrees to play her boyfriend, when he wants so much more that just playacting. Both are hiding behind being scared of ruining their friendship if they ever really tried to enter into a deeper emotional relationship. Sacrifices on both sides must be made before a long term relationship can move forward.

    Ryan is a baseball player, so we get to see just how easy baseball comes to him. He loves it and its not as much of a job as something he loves doing each day. But along with that career comes the publicity that Vicki doesn’t want to be part of. Throw in one of the fellowship board members threatening her, he ex-husband causing problems and a need to finally find recognition for herself, Vicki has a lot to consider before falling for the one man who has been her best friend. This is a wickedly sexy book, with both hero and heroine doing a lot of soul baring and searching. I love stories of hidden love that go on for a long time, only to finally hit the wall. These two to everyone were an obvious match made in heaven. It just took being thrown together for them to realize it themselves. :)

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    Nancy St Augustine, FL, United States 02-26-13
    Nancy St Augustine, FL, United States 02-26-13
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    "Loved it!"

    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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    Susan Sanger, CA, United States 02-25-13
    Susan Sanger, CA, United States 02-25-13

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    "Awesome Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Let Me Be the One to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Let Me Be the One?

    This book is about friendship love and best of all happy endings


    What about Eva Kaminsky’s performance did you like?

    Eva did a good job reading it


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Friends and a lot more


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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