When You Kiss Me is the latest release in the Maine Sullivans series from Bella Andre. The Sullivan family absolutely is one of my favorite series of characters ever, and I love there are so many branches of this family tree. When You Kiss Me is Lola Sullivan's story, and I absolutely couldn't put this book down! Lola Sullivan is a beautiful voluptuous woman. Most men have only looked at her and seen what she looked like without ever caring to learn more. As this has happened to her most of her life, she is very careful around men and very slow to trust anything at face value. Duncan Lyman has his own trust issues thanks to his older brother, and is still working on righting the wrongs his brother did 5 years ago. When he meets Lola, he is absolutely drawn to her, and that Duncan saw Lola's inner beauty shining through. I loved neither could really take their eyes off the other and they didn't want to be apart from one another long. I knew Duncan delaying telling Lola about his past with his brother could come back to bite him in the ass, just not quite in the way that it did. I also understood how hurt, upset, and angry Lola was, especially as she shared things from her past she hadn't even shared with her sisters. Lola had been burned in the past, and I hated she felt doubts about her instincts. Lola is such a passionate woman, and I loved even in her anger, she started seeing things didn't add up as they should for Duncan to be the bad guy. Something that runs pretty true for many of the Sullivan offspring is knowing almost from the moment they meet "the one" they have meet their other half. Lola and Duncan connected from the moment they first saw each other, and I absolutely felt a happy sigh when they both struggled to stop staring. Add in their smoking hot chemistry, while trying to wait a bit to make love, and I was hooked on them as a couple, even when things looked bleak. I have mad love for Lola and Duncan as a couple. Bella Andre has once again given me a beautiful, sexy, and emotional romance right when I needed it. Between all the various branches of the Sullivan family, this is the 21st book in the series, and they continue to entertain and keep me coming back for more with each new installment. Rating: 5 Stars (B+) Review copy provided by publisher
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I was so glad to revisit the Sullivan Family. I love the way Bella Andre weaves a tale of romance, steaminess, sensuality, and love in her books. This one was no disappointment. Duncan and Lola felt an instant connection. What I liked about this was that neither one denied the feelings came faster than normal, and each of the questioned the validity of their feelings. The sad thing about the connection being so instantaneous was that it didn't allow Duncan to be completely forthcoming about his past. It also didnt allow Lola to come to terms with and share certain parts of her past.Of course, he could have done that, but who could blame him in an hours old relationship. I was surprised that Lola was so quick to have him that involved in her life. Because of the speed of their relationship, I keep having this foreboding feeling, a level of suspense and anticipation that I was not expecting. As the story moved on, I was so completely caught up in it, that I was surprised at how close I was to the end. Once again, the Maine Sullivan's proved to be as close and supportive as all other Sullivan's in the clan. Duncan and Lola find themselves in a battle that they can only win by gathering the troops. The only thing I wish the book had detailed was the outcome of the investigation on the truly pertinent party. Duncan discovers a sense of family again. Lola meets a man who appreciates for her not only her beauty but her intelligence, creativeness, and her business acumen. Follow them as the achieve their HEA with the help of the Sullivan clan. A 4.5 success! I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
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When You Kiss Me Maine Sullivan’s Bella Andre ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Sullivan’s as a whole are always an entertaining bunch, with each sibling, and cousin having their own special happy ever after, in Maine, it is Lola Sullivan who gets her turn. As a stunning, smart and talented sketcher and designer, life had not always been easy. She’s beautiful, and that had not always made got good decisions, men only took in those looks not the talent behind it. It has taken her many years, but her full of life colourful demeaned is pleasant to those who really know the woman inside. Duncan Lyman runs his own venture capital company, he uses his money to help and nurture new and innovative ways in the world, from renewable fabrics, friendly farming to prosthetic devices for kids. He really is the perfect package. He meets Lola during a drawing class run threw her textile business, and it’s pretty fair to satay they fall instantly for each other. This story literally takes insta-love to a new level. After overhearing a phone call from a distributor that wasn’t particularly nice, Duncan offers a chance to pitch to her…. she’s is taken by his everything so takes the meeting, this is where the falling begins. As Lola truly falls for Duncan there is a part of him she does t know about, a part he intended to tell her, that how do you explain to the woman you love about a criminal brother and the devastation left behind??? When he is caught out, Lola is furious as is the rest of her family, and he is thrown to the curb. But for Lola, she needs to know why, why lie about it? why let her fall for him? Why did she trust him? Out to get blood Lola leaves Bar Harbour and drives to Boston to grill Duncan face to face. It is here her life will change forever. Confronting Duncan was her best decision, because she gets all the answers and more, when it’s obvious Duncan has been taken advantage of, scary Lola makes an appearance, and you know if you upset one Sullivan every Sullivan will come after you. Duncan’s brother is about to discover what a Sullivan intervention looks like, it’s not pretty but it works a treat, if only Duncan can win his girl back!
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