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


Rating: 3/5

Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

Publish Date: July 30, 2013

Origins:  From Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc. for Review

Format:  Mass Market Paperback

Order Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: How much is worth risking? 

Gabe Sullivan risks his life every day as a firefighter in San Francisco, but he knows better than to risk giving his heart again. Especially not to the woman he saved from a deadly apartment fire and can't stop thinking about. 

Megan Harris owes everything to the heroic firefighter who saved her and her daughter. Everything except her heart. Because after losing her pilot husband, she has vowed to never suffer through loving and losing a man with a dangerous job again. 

But when Gabe and Megan meet again, how can he possibly ignore her courage, determination and beauty? And how can she deny not only his strong bond with her daughter but also his sweetly sensual kisses, challenging her to risk everything she's been guarding for so long?

Review: ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ is the third book in the Sullivans series. This time, the main character is Gabe Sullivan, a firefighter who has been burned when he dated a fire victim he rescued. Enter Megan Harris, the widow of a pilot and the mother of Summer, a precocious 6 year old girl who has a way of getting exactly what she wants. After Gabe rescues Megan and Summer from their burning apartment building, he is hospitalized for his injuries. Megan and Summer go to thank him for saving them and Megan runs into Sophie (Nice) Sullivan, who was an old college friend. As time passes, Megan and Gabe run into each other multiple times and even as the sparks fly between them, they vow to just be friends. Gabe doesn’t want to get involved with another person he’s rescued and Megan doesn’t want to be with a man who has a dangerous job. After a while, their hearts (and other parts) overrule their minds…and it’s like lightning!

Overall, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ is my favorite out of the first 3 Sullivan books. The relationship between Megan and Gabe develops over more time and seems more ‘realistic’ in general. Of course, once they get down to having sex, it is non-stop sex all the time. I really liked how good a mother Megan is and how wonderful Gabe is with Megan’s daughter. While, this is my favorite Sullivans book so far, it’s filled with “perfect” people with major issues they don’t seem to have trouble getting over. It’s a sweet romance with lots of sex, but don’t go looking for a lot of depth. I do want to see how the series ends, because the Sullivan family is very charming and captivating.

The Sullivans series: The Look of Love (1), From This Moment On (2), Can't Help Falling in Love (3), I Only Have Eyes for You (4), If You Were Mine (5), Let Me Be The One (6), Come A Little Bit Closer (7), Always on My Mind (8), The Way You Look Tonight (9) 

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