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Can't Help Falling in Love

(The Sullivans #3)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  13,995 ratings  ·  568 reviews
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
Nook, 200 pages
Published December 2011 by Bella Andre, via Smashwords
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3 1/2 Stars


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
Duchess Nicole
Mar 14, 2013 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
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
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 ...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
DNF after 50%

Firefighter who won't let himself fall for another woman he rescued from a burning building because the one time he tried things did not end well meets woman who won't let herself fall for another man with a dangerous job because he could die at any moment, just like her husband did. Not my cuppa. Also, there was this:

She had on no makeup, no jewelry, and yet where other women would have been plain, Sophie was undeniably beautiful.

Uhm. Is she saying women with no makeup are plain?
Joy (joyous reads)
Dec 28, 2012 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

“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,
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Contemporary romance fans
Recommended to Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: review request by author
Posted on Under the Covers

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
Sharon Mariampillai
March 2019 Review:

This was a fantastic read. This is my fourth time reading this book. I still love it. The story and the characters are incredible. The Sullivan guys really know how to love and respect the women that they fall in love with, which in turn makes me love them more. Gave is no exception. He is a firefighter, but he is family-oriented and compassionate. He is a sweet guy who cares for people especially Megan and her daughter Summer after saving them from a fire. Megan is widow and
YA Reads Book Reviews
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: nichole
Originally posted on, 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
Luzia Bielefeld *BookWhore BR*
Good one!
Dec 19, 2012 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.
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sunshine by: Katherine
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.
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
An apartment fire almost cost the lives of single mom Megan and her daughter Summer, if not for the courage and sheer focus of Gabe Sullivan, firefighter extraordinaire. But Gabe didn't want to credit everything to his job, because he had seen firsthand how Megan braved the fire and made sure her daughter could make it out alive. Both of them were heroes in their own rights, and that's what made them more appealing to me.

Gabe had his Firefighter Dating rule - never date fire victims, especially
Oct 28, 2012 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
Oct 16, 2012 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
Michelle the Romance Witch
Jul 21, 2012 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
Oct 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-contemp
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
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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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
Sonnie Jo
Nov 17, 2011 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
Oct 24, 2011 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!!)
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bella-andre
Why didnt anyone mention this series before :)
3.5 stars.

I didn't round up due to some repetitive words, eye rolling "sexy" times and inconsistencies. Overall a nice story.
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally published at Reading Realoity

What makes someone a risk-taker? An adrenaline junkie? A thrill-seeker? What makes another play it safe?

Can you change your fundamental nature from one to the other? Can you make someone else change theirs?

Those are the questions at the heart of Bella Andre’s contemporary romance, Can’t Help Falling In Love, the third book in her Sullivans series. As the title says, Megan Harris and Gabe Sullivan can’t seem to keep from falling in love with one another
Anna's Herding Cats
Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup

It's official. Bella Andre is my crack. Seriously. With each book she hooks me just a little bit more and I fall even harder for the Sullivans. Can't Help Falling in Love...yeah, perfect name for the book. From the very first page Gabe and Megan had me. Their harrowing first meet as he rescues them from a fire, the spark and how hard they resisted each other, the steamy bits and the sweet moments. It all came together for one knock out read and is just
Seena Seena
Sep 11, 2012 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.


The new kitchen was on it's way to being installed and our
Mina De Caro (Mina's Bookshelf)
Another lovely one in The Sullivans Saga. Read my review on MINA'S BOOKSHELF

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
Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

There are a few plot set ups that make my “AWWWWWE” reaction go through the roof; one of them being heroes and little kids. Enter Gabe, the Sullivan firefighter who rescues Megan and her young daughter Summer from their third story apartment in a fire that was out of control. They make it out alive with a few injuries that land Gabe in the hospital. Megan and Summer go to the hospital to check on Gabe and thank him for risking his life for them and Gabe
Sep 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars


The Sullivans are a large, one-of-a-kind family that’s made up of 8 magnificent and unique siblings.

Chase – Photographer (The Look of Love)
Marcus – Winery (From This Moment On)
Gabe – Firefighter (Can’t Help Falling in Love)
Sophie (Nice) – Librarian (I Only Have Eyes For You)
Ryan – Professional Baseball Player (TBA)
Zach – Auto Shop Chain (TBA)
Smith – Actor (TBA)
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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 8 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 84 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora

Other books in the series

The Sullivans (1 - 10 of 20 books)
  • The Look of Love (San Francisco Sullivans, #1; The Sullivans, #1)
  • From This Moment On (San Francisco Sullivans, #2; The Sullivans, #2)
  • I Only Have Eyes for You (San Francisco Sullivans, #4; The Sullivans, #4)
  • If You Were Mine (San Francisco Sullivans, #5; The Sullivans, #5)
  • Let Me Be the One (San Francisco Sullivans, #6; The Sullivans, #6)
  • Come A Little Bit Closer (San Francisco Sullivans, #7; The Sullivans, #7)
  • Always on My Mind (San Francisco Sullivans, #8; The Sullivans, #8)
  • Kissing Under the Mistletoe (San Francisco Sullivans, #9; The Sullivans, #9)
  • The Way You Look Tonight (Seattle Sullivans, #2; The Sullivans, #10)
  • It Must Be Your Love (Seattle Sullivans #3; The Sullivans #11)
“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.”
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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