I Only Have Eyes For You by Bella Andre

This title is soon to be released under the Harlequin imprint in paperback!  24 September, it drops – so order it, or get ready to shop. BUT, if you just can’t wait – here’s my review, and all of the eBook retailers that carry the title.

I will admit to being a latecomer to the Bella Andre books, more than one of my friends recommends her highly.  Opportunity presented itself at NetGalley, and I have found a new series to follow.

Quick, lighthearted and fun, without the overly dramatic angst of ‘well-meaning’ folks getting in the way of the core romance, this story was a delight.   Sophie is the “nice” sister, her twin Lori is the troublemaker.  With four older brothers often playing a domineering role, I instantly felt for Sophie: I am an only child, but the DH is the baby in the family, and my best friend was right in the middle as we were growing up.  Older brothers are the bane of everyone’s existence: especially when they see you as the child and not the adult you now are.

Sophie was solid and strong, willing to take a chance despite her long held belief that her crush, Jake, could never find her exciting or attractive.  Jake, for his part, is convinced that he’s not enough for her, so his crush was something he struggled to hide.  The “bad boy” with a bit of ink and a disability that fuels his low self-esteem finally takes a chance when Sophie steps out and is boldly declaring her desire. The two start to spend time together and get to know one another as adults: not an insta-love, even when circumstances are misconstrued, and marriage becomes the next step.

Well-crafted with a real feel for the family relationships, conversations and even the personal angst of Sophie and Jake, this story had some moments where I wondered if they would ever get it together, but they do, and the result is heartwarming.  For my introduction to the Sullivans and their stories, it was a winner, and I didn’t feel great gaps in my understanding the relationships, other characters or story.

I Only Have Eyes For You by Bella Andre

Title: I Only Have Eyes for You
Author: Bella Andre
Published by: Harlequin
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 176
Rated: four-stars
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Sophie Sullivan fell head over heels for Jake McCann at the age of five. Twenty years later, the notorious bad boy still sees her as the "nice" Sullivan twin. When they both get caught up in the magic of the first Sullivan wedding, she knows it's time to make him see her for who she truly is…the woman who will love him forever.

Jake has always been a magnet for women, but the only woman he really wants is the one he can never have. Not only is Sophie his best friend's off-limits sister…he can't risk letting her get close enough to discover his deeply hidden secret.

But when Sophie appears on his doorstep, Jake's every fantasy comes to life, and he doesn't have a hope of taking his eyes, or hands, off her. Jake knows loving Sophie isn't the right thing to do, but one look at her and he knows he can't possibly resist.

A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.


About Bella Andre

Having sold more than 2 million books, New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author Bella Andre’s novels have appeared on Top 5 lists at Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. After signing a groundbreaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, Bella’s Sullivan series is being released in paperback in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia from June 2013 through May 2014.

Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into nine languages, and her Sullivan books are already Top 20 bestsellers in Brazil. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America” and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and most recently in TIME Magazine. She has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America in 2012 on her publishing success.

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

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