Author: Bella Andre
Series: Sullivans, #6
Published: August 2012 Oak Press
Format: e-book, 227 pages
Source: Novel Publicity
When Vicki Bennett saved Ryan Sullivan’s life as a teenager, it was the beginning of a close friendship that never wavered despite her failed marriage to someone else and Ryan’s well-earned reputation as a ladies man. So when she suddenly needs a pretend boyfriend to protect herself and her career from a powerful man’s advances, he is the only person she can imagine asking.
Ryan will do anything to protect Vicki from harm, but when their “fake” kisses and caresses lead to an incredibly sensual night that neither of them can resist, will he have made the biggest mistake of all by irreparably jeopardizing their friendship? Or is it possible that what they’ve both been looking for has been right there the whole time…and the perfect combination of wicked and sweet, friendship and love, is finally within reach?
My thoughts: With each book I read in Bella Andre's Sullivan series, I fall a little more in love with this family! Maybe it's because I come from a large family myself, but I just love the way the Sullivan's are always there for each other, ready to go to bat for one of their own when asked.
This 6th book in the series is all about Ryan and Vicki. They've been friends since high school, but due to being a military brat, she is only around for one year. And that one year is all it takes - both fall in love with the other, but neither decides to reveal it. Fast forward to adulthood and all it takes is one SOS call from Vicki to have Ryan dropping everything and running to her aid.
I loved watching these two realize that despite not readily admitting it, they really were in love with each other. I loved seeing how they were able to break past their own insecurities about the other and just go with what their heart already knew - that they belonged together.
As Ryan and Vicki find their path to their own HEA, we get some brief updates on the rest of the Sullivan clan, plus a cousin of their's, Rafe, makes quite a few appearances. Might he end up with his own book at some point?
Once again, Bella Andre leaves us with a hint as to who's story will be the focus of the next book and based on the way I've loved each of the previous books, I'm really looking forward to reading Smith's story!
Do you like when authors hint as to what's coming next in a series?
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