Can't Help Falling In Love (The Sullivan’s #3)
by Bella Andre
Get ready for another Sullivan bad boy to fall in love in the third book of Bella Andre's bestselling contemporary romance series!
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.
Gabe’s story picks up right where we left off in the Sullivan world. Gabe’s just been called out to a fire from Marcus and Nicola’s engagement party, never knowing that his life is about to change forever. The Sullivan family is full of fabulously gorgeous men and sexy confident women. Eight of them in all if you can handle the unfairness of that. I grabbed this series on a whim when there was a special because I’d liked Bella’s previous work and it was honestly the best investment I ever made. These series will rock your world and Gabe's story is just another perfect addition.
Gabe is a sexy and heroic fireman with a sad past that has made him wary of meeting women on the job, but when he sees Megan for the first time, protecting her daughter with all of her being, he’s instantly attracted. Even with flames all around them and all three of their lives on the line, his emotions begin to simmer distracting him enough to land him in the hospital. Megan wakes in the hospital, remembering everything about the fire and extremely thankful that she and her daughter survived the terrible ordeal of the fire in their apartment. But she can’t stop thinking about the firefighter whose eyes she looked into and trusted to keep them safe. Dealing with the infatuation she feels for Gabe and the affection her daughter feels for him as well, Megan is dead set against any kind of relationship with Gabe, seeing him only as an adrenaline junkie, thrill seeker. But when they give in to their passion, thinking to have just one night together, they both are forced to accept that maybe neither of them really wants just one night.
Gabe is one of my favorite of the Sullivan siblings. He’s strong, sexy, and sweet and though he can be a big kid at heart, he’s a loyal and dedicated man, willing to sacrifice himself for those he loves and even total strangers in the line of duty. Initially he resists his feelings for Megan, dealing with the fear that any relationship he might develop with Megan could lead to disaster because something similar has happened in his past. Once he decides that letting his past affect his chances of having a loving relationship with Megan isn't something he’s willing to risk, Gabe’s life and Megan’s get intense quickly.
Megan, having been hurt by the loss of her husband in a foolish waste of life, refuses to give in to the fire that burns for Gabe. She knows she is tempting fate by making love with Gabe, but really how can she resist him when he sets his mind to seduction? After their one night, she sends him packing, denying her feelings and the desires he brings to life in her. But when he begins to chase after her, determined to make her see him and the love they could share, the walls she’s built around her heart start to crumble.
Gabe’s story is a wonderful new installment to the Sullivan family saga. Megan and her daughter fit right in with the Sullivan’s and Gabe’s love brings them all together. There is definitely undeniable heat between Gabe and Megan, often leaving you singed from their passion. I loved reading the emotional and heated meeting between them, but even more I loved seeing how the love they developed slowly brought them both out of living in their pasts and gave them a chance for the future they deserve together. I enjoyed seeing all the family, those who have already had their romances and getting glimpses of the next sibling to fall. I can’t wait to find out what’s happening with Sophie in particular. Bella Andre's done it again.
Rating: 4.25 stars