I LOVE romance; it's my favorite genre. I'm a voracious reader. I had high expectations for this book (and series)....and found it to be a significa..Show More »nt let down. Pacing dragged. Percentage of pages devoted solely to sexual encounters between hero and heroine was excessive. The final "big disaster" was desperately rushed such that it fell flat.
Much of the disappointment is because of choice of narrator-- nasal intonations came and went (dissolving my patience), emotion lacked, male voices grated, and it simply wasn't a good fit with the book.
The book did have strengths: setting, sensory details were rich, lovable hero (even if his motivations were weak upon occasion).
I'll probably try one of Andre's newer Sullivan books, as I wanted so much to love this first in the series.
If you're anything like me, then you'll want passion, a great emotional storyline, a handsome hero, some hot and heavy and great characters from your ..Show More »romance downloads and this has it all in buckets.
I'm loving this series and can't wait to ride the emotional roller coaster from the next Sullivan offspring and I'm soooo thankful it's a big family so there's plenty more to come.
Worth a credit? Hot sexy fireman rescues damsel in distress errr that would be a YES.
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..Show More » 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.
Of the Sullivan brothers, Zack is one most like their deceased father. Because of this similarity, he is believes that he is destined to die young ju..Show More »st like their father. Therefore, Zack tries to keep his distance from everyone, while living life to the fullest. Thanks to a meddling 7-year old, he isn’t going to be alone for long. When his brother takes his fiancé and her daughter on vacation, Zack is left puppy sitting. Zack, the ideal bachelor, has no idea what to do with a new puppy. However, it isn’t long before Heather and Atlas (her dog) have stolen the heart of both Zack and the puppy. This is a good read with the story going straight to the dogs! Excellent! Cannot wait until December when the next audio installment of the Sullivan’s is due out!
ead/Listened for Review (NetGalley/Audible) Quick Holiday Review Overall Rating: 4.25 Story Rating: 4.00 Character Rating: 4.50 ..Show More »r/>Audio Rating: 4.00 (Not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Kissing Under the Mistletoe is exactly the kind of Christmas read I love: sweet, moving, and in this case history of a character (Mary) that I love and adore!
Story Thoughts: Kissing Under the Mistletoe was a bittersweet read that had me crying both at the beginning and the end. Fans of The Sullivans series already know what is happening in the present day but it was wonderful to get Mary and Jack's love story. In fact, I have to say it is my 2nd favorite in the series. Perhaps it was knowing what their love created already but their instant connection worked for me (that is rare). Their whirlwind romance swept me off me feet and made me swoon. This is a fantastic Christmas read and I would highly recommend it to all fans of The Sullivan series.
Narrated by Eva Kaminsky /Length 7 hrs and 55 mins
Eva does a great job with The Sullivan series. She has the right emotion for these really deep and moving contemporary romances. I love the extra "emotion" she adds during the "falling in love" time. She also has great timing for the humorous parts.
Final Thoughts: I recommend Kissing Under the Mistletoe to anyone who has read even just one book in The Sullivan series. Mary's story is to good to pass by.