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Can't Help Falling in Love (The Sullivans #3)

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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 da
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Nook, 200 pages
Published December 2011 by Bella Andre, via Smashwords
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Kristen
3 1/2 Stars

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Overall, I enjoyed this book. I wish I could say I loved it but the heroine, Megan, made that difficult for me. She fought her feelings for Gabe, the hero, almost the entire story, which may not have been so frustrating if there had been a bit more depth to the plot (these books are quick and simple reads, after all). As for the plot, it felt like whole storyline was the hero chasing the heroine and the heroine running from the hero.

For me, the book's saving grace came in the form of
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Duchess Nicole
Mar 17, 2013 Duchess Nicole rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Jill Shalvis, Nora Roberts, family series
This is freely readable here on Goodreads, and so are books one and two!!!!!!!!! Three FREE reads...awesome, Ms. Andre!!!

Somehow, I loved this book even though it is EXTREMELY formulaic for the Contemporary Romance genre. Maybe I just happen to love the formula...yes, I think that's it!

Gabe saves Megan and her seven year old daughter Summer from a fire in their apartment building.

Problem: Gabe won't date women who see him for his firefighting hotness, due to a cray cray ex girlfriend fixatin
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Wendy
Wow, this is fabulous!

These Sullivan brothers are just amazing. They're all so thoughtful, protective and just so damn gorgeous, you can't help but be mesmerized by them. This is Gabe Sullivan's story the sexy, hunky, extremely adorable, sweet, irresistable, thoughtful, caring firefighter! *sigh* After saving the life of Megan and her daughter Summer in an apartment fire, he finds it hard not to cross the boundary he has set, not to fall for his rescue victims. The attraction he feels for her ju
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Jen
Another wonderful book in the series about the Sullivan Family. This story is about Gabe, the fire fighter in the family of 8 siblings. He ends up saving Megan and her seven year old daughter from a dangerous fire that has broken out in their apartment building. Once again, A Sullivan falls hard and fast for a woman, and Gabe is so impressed with the courage Megan shows while they were fighting for their lives to get out of the scorching hot flames. Both Megan and Gabe feel a strong attraction t ...more
Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R
Wow!! These Sullivan brothers really have a womanizing charm! I totally love their endearments. "You're Beautiful" is one that makes my heart flutter. Yeah it may sound cheesy but it's totally different coming from their flaming mouths. Hawt!


Oh! Gabe and Megan are just fooling themselves. Hmmm... Just Friends? NOT likely. Their magnetic pull to one another is unbelievably irresistible.

Megan being a single mother after losing her husband due to a tragic accident while he was on job, swore she wo
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Jamie

“Say it again, Gabe. Please.” His hands moved from hers to her face , so strong and gentle, his thumbs caressing her cheeks. “I love you.” His mouth moved to hers, and he emphasized his declaration with a kiss that said the exact same thing.

I am totally loving the Sullivan clan! Bella Andre knows how to write the perfect blend of sweet and super sexy.. I loved Gabe and Megan together and her little girl Summer was just icing on the cake. One thing I really have loved about this series so far,
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Joy (joyous reads)
Jan 16, 2013 Joy (joyous reads) rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review
The third book to the Sullivans series is the story about a couple of people who are afraid to take chances. While Gabe, a firefighter, dealt with the dangers of his job on a regular basis, Megan spends her life afraid to take any risks: safe job, safe boyfriends. Ever since her husband died while serving as an air force pilot, she's taken painstaking means to protect her daughter and her heart from ever going through that fear and pain again.

Gabe on the other hand will never risk getting involv
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Kellie G.
Apr 09, 2012 Kellie G. rated it it was amazing
Another great book in this series. I loved Gabe! He's a sweet & sexy firefighter! What's not to love?!
YA Reads Book Reviews
Feb 25, 2016 YA Reads Book Reviews rated it it was ok
Shelves: nichole
Originally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.

I’m only three books into this series, but this one was a huge miss for me. It’s sad, really, since I really enjoyed book 2. This one, though, just really missed the mark.

My biggest complaint about this book was that I just did NOT like Megan at all. I thought she whined all the time and was just boring as all else. She kept going on and on and on and ON about how she couldn’t be with Gabe, but then she jumped right back into his arms the
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Feb 15, 2013 Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Contemporary romance fans
Recommended to Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: review request by author
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Megan Harris and her daughter, Summer are caught in an apartment fire and seek safety in a bathtub as fire, smoke and debris surround them. Huddled together, Megan covering her child with her body is how Gabe, the firefighter of the Sullivan family finds them.

But despite the obvious reasons to be scared and distraught, he sees these two fire victims and immediately admires Megan’s strength and courage in such a situation. Putting her daughter’s needs before hers, Megan
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Katina
Jan 26, 2013 Katina rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! I
This series gets better and better with each Sullivan sibling. Gabe was a total hottie and I loved his character. Bella Andre is quickly becoming one of my faves.
Sunshine
This month I am reading a lot about firefighters. I loved Gabe and how he loved Megan. However, Summer was the star of this romance.
Lady Lioness
I am a bit critical when it comes to romances involving firefighters. I'm pretty sure I mentioned it before, but to recap, my best friend was married to a NYC firefighter for almost ten years before he walked into their kitchen and said he wanted a divorce. So I've had a front row seat to view the pros and cons of being married to a firefighter. This was a man who worked the Pile after 9/11 and got injured at least twice in the line of duty, but he was also an adrenaline junkie. His job depended ...more
Paige
Aug 12, 2013 Paige rated it really liked it
CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE was another great addition to the Sullivans! This is a great family series that is near perfect.

Fears are met and overcome in Gabe’s story as he falls in love with Megan Harris and her seven year old daughter, Summer. After a previous relationship he had with a woman he rescued went south, he’s been determined not to go down that alley again.

For Megan, falling for a guy who risks his life everyday isn’t in the cards after losing her husband and Summer’s father in a N
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Tanya
Oct 16, 2012 Tanya rated it it was amazing
I seriously keep thinking the brothers in this series cannot keep getting any hotter than the previous, however Gabe the fireman has proved me wrong with more than his flame tackling ways!

Gabe saves Megan and her daughter Summer in a fire. Gabe is an ultimate player who has been burned badly in the past by getting involved with a burns victim so decides despite the instant attraction to Megan that all they have have is a friends relationship.

Megan's husband was a navy pilot who was killed 5 year
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Michelle the Romance Witch
Jan 16, 2013 Michelle the Romance Witch rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Steph
Jan 01, 2015 Steph rated it really liked it
Shelves: bella-andre
Why didnt anyone mention this series before :)
Rita Gargaglione
Nov 26, 2014 Rita Gargaglione rated it it was amazing
Dei tre romanzi sulla serie dei fratelli Sullivan pubblicati fin ora, “Se m’innamoro” è senza dubbio il più riuscito. Probabilmente il merito è del fascino evergreen del pompiere coraggioso, un eroe più che per mestiere per una vera e propria vocazione. Gabe, manco a dirlo, è un esemplare divino di uomo alfa: muscoloso, tenebroso, eccitante ma anche tenero e protettivo con donne e bambini. Megan e Gabe si conoscono durante un’occasione tragica: un grave incendio. Gabe è colui che salva la giovan ...more
Lynsey
Listened to on audio. Narrated by Eva Kaminsky.

I liked this but I must admit that I struggled to stay interested and I had to rewind the audio several times because my mind had wandered off on to other things. I not sure why this one didn't keep my attention, but I was a little bored. Maybe it was less exciting than the last book or perhaps the characters were less compelling...I don't know for sure.

Still enjoyable though.
Dirty Dayna
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5 say it again stars


This series is just everything a woman wants in a series and this book is no exception


More review to come
Cecilia
Dec 29, 2014 Cecilia rated it really liked it
Non pensavo facesse parte di una serie, quando l'ho letto, ma vabbe', sono tutti autoconclusivi quindi lo si può leggere benissimo anche senza aver ancora letto gli altri. Difatti, la lettura scorre tranquillamente e senza buchi di trama da colmare. E, ragazzi, che libro! A partire dai protagonisti, che mai scadono nei cliché e sono sempre realistici; specialmente Megan, piena di paure per la morte del marito e spaventata dal lasciarsi andare e lanciarsi senza paracadute e certezze. E Gabe. Parl ...more
Sonnie Jo
Nov 17, 2011 Sonnie Jo rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Finished it in one day. I could not put it down. I have loved all of this series and CAN'T wait until the new one comes out in early 2012!!!!
Anne OK
Dec 19, 2011 Anne OK rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011-reads
The best of the series so far! Full review to follow (Christmas is almost here and I don't have enough hours in the day to complete all I need to do!!)
Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus
Oct 16, 2012 Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-fav-s
"Never, I've never seen anyone as beautiful as you."

I have this unhealthy obsession with firefighters. It started at a wee age of 12yrs old. So let me take you back in time and explain what happened.......

My parents decided to renovate the kitchen. So they ripped out the new kitchen and there was this huge as hole in the floor that led under the house. Our very new kitten decided to go walkabouts...... in the hole and under the house.

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The new kitchen was on it's way to being installed and our ki
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Book Binge
Aug 01, 2013 Book Binge rated it really liked it
Gabe Sullivan is a firefighter who loves women. He’s not a complete player but he’s not afraid to go for a woman if he’s attracted to her. He does have a rule though: no dating women he’s rescued in fires. He went that route one before and it did not turn out well.

Megan Harris is a widow and single mother whose husband was a navy fighter pilot. She’s dated since her husband’s death five years earlier but the men were always had “safe” jobs – 9-5 desk jobs. Megan’s husband was a thrill seeker and
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Mina De Caro (Mina's Bookshelf)
Another lovely one in The Sullivans Saga. Read my review on MINA'S BOOKSHELF http://minadecaro.blogspot.com/2013/0...

Not even the entire San Francisco Fire Brigade could extinguish the flares and sparks flying between Megan Harris (sensible woman, over-cautious mother, widow and CPA) and Gabe Sullivan (determined man, focused and heroic firefighter, stunning male specimen and single). Their personalities and walks of life couldn't be more different, the way they deal with danger and risks compl
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b00k r3vi3ws
Jan 15, 2013 b00k r3vi3ws rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copy
After Chase and Marcus, its Gabe’s turn to tell his story.

Gabe Sullivan is as hot as the other Sullivan brothers and he is a firefighter. I really dunno how he came to be a firefighter because I kept thinking that he sets everything on fire :P Anyway, coming back to the story, Gabe has been burnt once and knows not to fall in love with the fire victims he helps save. Megan Harris on the other hand knows better than to fall in love with someone with a dangerous job. After all, she had learnt that
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Cocktails and Books
Megan Harris is a woman who avoid risks. Since her first husband died in a plane crash, leaving her to raise their toddler daughter, she does what she can to ensure she and her daughter won't have to deal with that type of heartache again. Unfortunately, she can't control everything and she and her daughter are caught in a horrible apartment fire hiding in the bathtub.

Enter Gabe Sullivan, firefighter extraordinaire.



Gabe has always had a fascination with fire, so firefighting is the perfect fit f
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Mary (BookHounds)
MY THOUGHTS
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT

Megan and her daughter, Summer, are rescued from their burning apartment in San Francisco by firefighter, Gabe Sullivan. The girls make it out, but Gabe is hit on the head by a beam. Megan finds him in the hospital and thanks him and while she is now a widow, she doesn't plan on ever falling in love again. Neither does Gabe, but both of them can't help but feel a spark between them, something that could ignite into a real fire between the two. (Can't help falling fo
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Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans” and “The Morrisons” series.

Having sold more than 5 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 28 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Robe
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“You never told me how the story ends, Gabe."
She held her breath, waiting for his response.
His expression held all the love and desire she knew he felt for her.
"It doesn't.”
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“Fate.
She'd never been a big beliver in things like that, had always believed that solid decisions and hard work were what paid off. And they had.
But, really, it was getting to the point where it felt like the universe was screaming at her to pay attention!”
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