Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Blog Tour Review: Can't Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre

Can't Help Falling In Love
Author: Bella Andre
Publication: Harlequin MIRA (July 30, 2013)

Description: Get ready for another Sullivan bad boy to fall in love in the third book of Bella Andre's bestselling contemporary romance series! 

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Gabe Sullivan risks his life every day as a firefighter in San Francisco. But after learning a brutal lesson about professional boundaries, he knows better than to risk his heart to his fire victims ever again. Especially the brave mother and daughter he saved from a deadly apartment fire...and can't stop thinking about.

Megan Harris knows she owes the heroic firefighter everything for running into a burning building to save her and her seven-year-old daughter. Everything except her heart. Because after losing her navy pilot husband five years ago, she has vowed to never suffer through loving - and losing - a man with a dangerous job again.

Only, when Gabe and Megan meet again and uncontrollable flames of desire ignite between them, how can he possibly ignore her courage, determination, and beauty? And how can she deny not only his strong bond with her daughter…but the way his sweetly sensual kisses are challenging her to risk everything she’s been guarding for so long?

This winter, if one - or both - of them aren’t careful, they just might end up falling in love.

My Thoughts: Gabe and Megan have a great romance that almost foundered on "irreconcilable differences" before it had a chance to get started. They meet when Gabe, a firefighter, pulls Megan and her seven-year-old daughter Summer from the bathtub of their burning apartment. He rescues them but then gets hurt himself when a beam falls on him. When Megan goes to the hospital to say thanks, she is met with a very cold shoulder from Gabe.

Gabe is struck by how lovely Megan is but he is also a victim of his past. He dated a woman he had rescued who had turned clingy and needy and who tried to commit suicide when they broke up. He doesn't trust that the woman won't be just a victim of hero worship. Megan is ready to walk away after saying her thanks even though she thinks Gabe is brave and handsome. But Summer isn't ready to give up. 

Summer encourages her mother to bring muffins to the fire house as an additional thank you. Gabe shows Summer all around which only encourages her hero worship. It is there that Megan meets an old college friend who just happens to be Gabe's sister Sophie. Circumstances (and some sneaky behavior from Summer) just keep throwing the two of them together.

Megan isn't look for a man who has a dangerous job. After all, her husband David was a Navy fighter pilot who died in an plane crash when Summer was two. Megan has become a real big fan of safety and guys who work in nice, safe office jobs.

Neither one of them is able to resist the other, however. Gabe and Megan are both so right for each other. She isn't clingy and has a deep strength of her own. Gabe doesn't take foolish risks and is a caring and competent man. The attraction between them is impossible for either of them to resist. The love scenes are spicy and filled with emotion.

I liked the strong, caring relationship between Gabe and Megan. I liked seeing the Sullivan family interacting. It was good to see Chase and Chloe, Marcus and Nicola, and all the other unattached Sullivans again. I can't wait to keep reading. Sophie's story is next. 

Favorite Quote:
Not sure who he was trying to convince more, Gabe explained, "I don't date people I've pulled from burning buildings."

Almost before he finished speaking, she gave her own explanation, "I can't be with someone who could die at any minute."

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