ARC Review: Always On My Mind by Bella Andre

Posted March 6, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: Always On My Mind by Bella Andre
Always On My Mind
by Bella Andre

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: Mar 5, 2013
Series: Sullivans #7
Published by Amazon Digital Services
Pages: 214
Format: ARC
 

 

Bella Andre has singlehandedly invigorated the genre with her endearing characters and stellar writing. When it comes to Contemporary Romance, no one does it better than Andre! ~ Under the Covers

Bella Andre presents readers with one of the most anticipated books in the Sullivans series. Lori Sullivan aka Naughty has always been the firecracker of the family. She has been the rock, the troublemaker and most lovable of the bunch. But when her heart is broken, who will be there to comfort her?

Lori takes a complete break from her dance career and goes on an impulsive trip that takes her to a farm far away from anything that can hurt her again. She applies for a job as a farmhand and things get crazy from there! The owner of the farm is no other than Grayson Tyler, a city runaway himself. After the death of his wife, he escaped his own past by working on the very same farm that Lori is now hoping to be her escape.

Out of all of Andre’s heroes, Grayson is the most different. He is the most scarred and the most reserved. Nothing gets past the shields that he has placed around him – not even the firecracker that is Lori Sullivan. But slowly, her charm gets to him and readers see glimpses of a man beneath the tough exterior.

I absolutely loved the first half of the book where Lori and Grayson bicker and snarl at each other. Lori manages to take it all in stride but amongst the hostility that emanates from Grayson, there is also attraction as well. The hilarious antics ensue once you put Naughty and farm animals together. Some scenes had be laughing out loud and grinning from ear to ear.

In addition to that, there were also moments that nearly brought tears to my eyes. There were moments that were touching and moments that were sad. I love the way Andre is able to incorporate a whole range of emotions in a single book. Her writing is always so poignant and inspiring, that I can never get enough of it!

The well-loved Sullivan family is present and well represented. Marcus gets growly over his sister and it’s nice to see the sisterly bond between Naughty and Nice.  Andre even treats readers with a scene from Mary Sullivan’s POV!

I initially thought that this would be the last book of the Sullivan series but IT IS NOT! Andre has announced that Rafe Sullivan will be getting his own book (he’s the cousin from Seattle) and also Mary will be getting her story told later his Fall! That means that there are more books to come! Woo hoo! This gets me very, very excited.

Bella Andre has singlehandedly invigorated the genre with her endearing characters and stellar writing. When it comes to Contemporary Romance, no one does it better than Andre!

*ARC provided by author

 

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About Bella Andre

New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author of "The Sullivans" series.

Having sold more than 2.5 million books, 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 throughout 2013 and 2014.

Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice, 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.

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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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Already on my kindle ready to read… Love Love this series…

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Yayy! Hope you love Grayson and Lori!

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Thanks for the review Ann.

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Great review Ann!