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Come A Little Bit Closer

(The Sullivans #7)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  10,306 ratings  ·  466 reviews
Fame, fortune, and falling in love…

Movie star Smith Sullivan can't afford any distractions. He's staking his entire reputation on his new film…but he can't stop thinking about Valentina Landon and the fire he sees smoldering just beneath the surface of her cool exterior.

Valentina isn't averse to sensual pleasure, or even to the idea of finding true love, but as a Hollywo
Mass Market Paperback, 376 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA (first published November 27th 2012)
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

If I could marry into this family, I would and I don’t think I would fuss about which Sullivan brother I would get. Any one of them would do it for me. But SMITH SULLIVAN? Oh yes, please. I’ll have that.

Bella Andre has been on a roll with cranking out these amazingly, sweet, funny, and sexy Sullivan books but with COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER, she takes a little bit of a different route. Yes, the sex scenes are still creative and panty-melting and you’ve still got your to-d
This is book #7 in the Sullivan family series by Bella Andre. Once again Ms. Andre brings us a light-hearted and sexy romance that had me enjoying the story from start to finish. This is my go to series when I am craving a little less intensity to my romances. I love these books because they just make me feel good; but they also have a bit of spice thrown in!

This installment is about the second oldest sibling in the family of eight brothers and sisters. Smith Sullivan is a movie star who is star

This is a very enjoyable, sexy series and Smith Sullivan's story will not disappoint you if you are a fan of this series. He is the "Brad Pitt" of the extremely successful Sullivan siblings and he falls in love with his costar's sister. I was actually reading Reckless by S.C. Stephens at the same time I was listening to this and there were a lot of similarities in the storyline. Where Kellan of Reckless is a bad, bad boy, Smith is the "golden boy", but both have to deal with the limeli
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: B+

Smith Sullivan is in the middle of writing, directing and starring in a movie that has all the makings for being his next big block buster. He cast an up and coming actress, Tatiana Landon, to be his leading lady and along with Tatiana comes her sister/manager Valentina. Val is very protective of her sister and keeps a close eye on her at the movie set. Even though Val wants to keep a low profile, she catches Smith’s eye and he makes it kno
After six books, Bella Andre is still able to give us another fantastic romance in her Sullivan's series. Smith is the one sibling I have been dying to read about since I started this series. Not just because he's the hot Hollywood actor in the clan but because he's just so damn irresistible. He's devastatingly handsome but that's not what makes you absolutely love the guy. He's passionate, hardworking, caring and a damn good son and brother to his 7 siblings. He's sweet, charming and I loved wa ...more
Oct 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas so I can open my presents! I can't wait for Smith's story!
Mary - Buried Under Romance
Posted on Buried Under Romance

This was an amazing read. Absolutely amazing. Smith and Valentine are seemingly perfect characters,yet they are not just pretty faces, but genuine people yearning for companionship and love.

Smith Sullivan, second oldest of the Sullivan siblings, is a world famous actor. He is immensely handsome, yet also kind and caring towards others, especially his family. He doesn't put on airs, nor is he acting for more fame and fortune. Smith is driven, but he is not jaded from
Mila Rossi
This was the first time I read a romance involving an actor. It was refreshing and interesting to read about the film industry. I also really enjoyed the story in third person POV, which I prefer above all others. There were more than enough descriptions to paint a clear picture of everything and everyone, and the inner workings of the hero/heroine contributed to well-fleshed out character development. What I was missing was the conflict, which there was none to speak of, and allowing the story ...more
Jan 03, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 very contemporary romance stars.
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars

I am in love with the Sullivans. 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)
Zach – Auto Shop Chain (If You Were Mine)
Ryan – Professional Baseball Player (Let Me Be The One)
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-romance

Although this feels like blasphemy, I have to give this book 2.5 stars.
I am huge fan of Bella Andre and an even bigger fan of her Sullivan Series. I have reread several of her books and have considered them my favorites. That said, this one fell flat for me. I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out why. The only thing I can come up with is the hero and heroine just didn’t move me; there just wasn’t enough pull and/or chemistry to keep me drawn in. Because 90% of the book was inner dial
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This is #7 in "The Sullivans" series by Bella Andre. Although I haven't read any of the others, I fell in love with the Sullivan family and will definitely make room for more Sullivans in my future!

This novel was about Smith Sullivan as he works on producing, directing and starring in a film that he also wrote. Bella Andre writes so that the reader is entirely vested in these characters. I truly cared about what happened to Smith and t
Jennifer (TexasDiva74)
Well, I now have a new favorite book in the Sullivan series, and it's this one! Smith Sullivan is the perfect man! Although he's a complete alpha male, he also has a poetic, sensitive side that he isn't afraid to show. Plus, I can't even begin to describe how well this man knows his way around the bedroom, since I only have 196, 789 characters left for this review, so I will do it with two words - GOOD LORD!!

As I got caught up in Smith and Valentina's growing relationship, I also got caught up i
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~

Another great Sullivan book. I've been so excited about Smith's story, I was worried that I had set my expectations too high. Bella Andre did not disappoint however, and spun yet another sexy romantic love story. Looking forward to Lori's story - even though I'll be sad that the Sullivan saga is over.
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5 Stars

Well, Bella Andre did it again. Her quick witted, exquisite writing brought another of the Sullivan’s to life making you fall in love, cry and hope for an HEA for Smith.

I absolutely loved all six books that have been written. Of course, who couldn’t fall in love with any one of the Sullivan men? But Smith, dear lord … what a romantic, what a wonderful human being. How can you not fall in love with him?

Smith Sullivan is an actor and wor
Debbie Hanson
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yet another Sullivan bites the dust... but what beautiful dust it is. This story, Smith's story is the one I have been waiting for, and finally I have read it.

Smith is the 2nd eldest of the Sullivan clan, and probably the highest profile of all the kids. He is a world famous actor, and now screenwriter and director of his new film, "Gravity". He has put in a massive amount of time making sure he has the right cast and crew. His leading lady, Tatiana Landon, comes with glowing references and year
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
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So this last book so far in the Sullivan's. Book 8 - Lori's will be out in March. WooHoo!

In this book it was about our beautiful Smith who has a heart of gold and was just misunderstood until he found his one and only.

The only person who really got to see Smith's true colors was his Mama so it was so beautiful for Valentina to be able to open him up and allow him to love her. But the journey was not an easy one because of Valentina's baggage Smith
Sharon Mariampillai
December 2016 Review:

This was an incredible read. I love the Sullivans series. The writing and the characters are so amazing and I just love reading this series every year. I loved Smith and Valentina's story. This is a unbelievable love story. Smith is starring in a movie with Tatiana Landon. However, he has eyes for her sister, Valentina.

Smith is a member of the San Francisco Sullivans who is a movie star. He is a caring older brother, and very protective. Valentina is her little sister, Ta
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, what can I say?
I knew Smith’s story was going to be great, he has been such a central character in the Sullivan Series that I have been anxiously waiting to get to his story and Bella Andre did not disappoint.
Smith is the movie star of the Sullivan Family. He has had his fair share of female attention and had revelled in it.
He is also willing to drop everything to put his family first.
Now in his 30’s Smith is finally ready for more…..
Starting work on his new film he cast a very talented act
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the very beginning of this series I knew that Smith Sullivan was something special. I couldn't wait to read his story and when it was finally announced, I may have screamed YES! out loud. Okay I did do that. I can honestly say that his story was so worth the wait. Because he is the rock of the Sullivan household, his story filled with so many emotional moments as we learned more about why Smith is so important to his family. These touching moments were witnessed firsthand by the woman that ...more
Nov 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, you know how you wait for an author to release a book and it simply doesn't matter what it is called or what it is about because you know you're going to love it? Well, that's a great feeling, but finding out the book has arrived a week early!?!?!? UNBELIEVABLE!

I love that Smith's story was as endearing, and as freaking steamy and sexy, as the rest of the Sullivan siblings. He met his match, and she wasn't playing hard to get, she was hard to get next to...for a while. I enjoyed the whole p
Sep 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, 2013, romance
I thought this one was sweet. I really liked how the movie was weaved into the story and how sometimes the two themes matched.

Valentina was interesting, I can see why she felt the way she did about dating those in the industry. Smith being a big name movie star didn't alleviate her misconceptions with the small glimpses she saw. Of course it didn't help that she didn't have context to tell the whole story.

I loved how the whole Sullivan clan got in on this one. They all were there, even helping
Nov 29, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Something was missing in this one. It was too sweet at some moments. I didn't get a feel for who either Smith or Valentina were. There was actually too much sex that i was skimming through it.

I absolutely love this series, especially #4 Jake & Sophie and #5 Zach & Heather. Some parts of the book didn't feel like the typical style of Ms. Andre. I may go back and re-read mabye i'll enjoy it more the 2nd time around. As usual I love the little bits we get to see from the other Sullivan sib
Bella Andre
Feb 25, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
February 25, 2014 update: I'm so excited that COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER has just been released in paperback from Harlequin MIRA! To celebrate, I'm having a $50 gift card contest! All you have to do to enter is post a pic on both your FB page & my FB page of yourself with the paperback at Target, B&N, Walmart, the grocery store, the drug store, or wherever you find Smith's story! I'll pick a winner on March 12th! <3 Bella

#Amazon paperback link:
#Barnes & Noble
Jenny E
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: barely-finished
2 stars - It was "okay"

I was really REALLY looking forward to Smith's story, but was disappointed. I couldn't connect or like Valentina very much, not for any particular reason that I can put my finger on at the moment, and I didn't feel a connection to their love story at all. It felt really physical to me and they were would have a little dialogue and then fall into bed or desk or whatever was close and go at it like rabbits... I don't know...just didn't work for me.
:) lovely!
a vision of how super stars have to deal with midia and papparazzi. welll... it is not easy!

Smith and Valentina are the romantic couple in this sweet and lovely story.
How they deal with fame, with conflicting feelings and filming hot sex scenes :)

wonferful writen, with expressions of true feelings, this story sure put you on the scene.

Michelle the Romance Witch
a really great story of love, and overcoming the odds to find a way to just be together. especially loved the way Andre included snippets of the screenplay for the movie the actors were making, personally i'd love to see that made into a book or movie in real life!
Jessica Victoria
Smith and Val really good to read about but the story inside the story about graham and Jo was brilliant
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog

Just loved the story of Smith and Valentina!
Bella Andre never disappoints!
If only I could find my own Sullivan!! I'd love for him to be a mixture of Smith, Ryan, and Zach!!
Isadora Moraes
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist
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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 Robe

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)
  • Can't Help Falling in Love (San Francisco Sullivans, #3; The Sullivans, #3)
  • 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)
  • 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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