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Can't Help Falling in Love

(The Sullivans #3)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  15,327 ratings  ·  651 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 da
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 o
Duchess Nicole
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 fixat
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
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Here is what I feel when I read Bella Andre's book. Sitting on the beach/ rooftop/ favorite reading chair and just stared at the view. Everything is peaceful. No phone ringing, no social media. No internet. Just me and the view. Listening to the air breezes through, day dreaming about a very very perfect moment.

Like there is this handsome, alpha male, rich, sexy and suddenly just available for me. Having that insta lust/ insta love without knowing why or how. That kind of world where no trouble
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
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? S
Sep 18, 2021 rated it liked it
3.75 stars
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 i
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 involv

“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
Lu Bielefeld
Nov 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Good one!
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
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
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!!) ...more
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
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
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 wha
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 i
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Aug 01, 2013 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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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
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 N
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 year
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!!!! ...more
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bella-andre
Why didnt anyone mention this series before :)
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
* You do not need to read the previous books, but it will make the story more comprehensible if you do.
** Book read in Dutch.

Megan Harris and her daughter Summer are saved from a vicous housefire by fireman Gabe Sullivan. But Megan lost her husband 5 years ago due to a reckless accident and she is not ready or willing to embrace the instant attraction between her and Gabe. But they keep meeting and when their spark turns into flames, neither of them are able to deny true love.

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Having sold more than 10 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 Rob

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The Sullivans (1 - 10 of 22 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)

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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.”
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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