Thursday, January 1, 2015

You Are The Best Thing - Lori's Review of IT MUST BE YOUR LOVE by Bella Andre

Title: It Must Be Your Love
Author: Bella Andre
Publisher: Oak Press LLC
Publication Date: 11/20/2013
Source: ARC from publisher through Netgalley


New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Bella Andre brings you a new set of Sullivans to fall in love with...

Successful Seattle Realtor Mia Sullivan is nobody’s fool…apart from that one week five years ago when she gave away her heart to a sexy musician who gave her nothing in return but a few sinfully perfect days—and nights—in his bed. Though she swears she never wants to see him again, he’s the one man she’s never been able to forget.

One of the hottest rock stars in the world, Ford Vincent can have any woman he wants…except Mia Sullivan. But now he knows millions of strangers singing along with his songs can’t fill the hole inside of him. Only Mia’s love has the power to do that—so he vows to do anything and everything it takes to win her heart again.

From the first moment they see each other again, intense sparks of attraction fly. Between irresistible kisses, a romantic Sullivan wedding in Napa Valley, and a deeply sensual connection that neither of them can deny, can Mia and Ford finally rediscover a love—and a friendship—strong enough to last forever?

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

Having sold more than 3 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world. 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.

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 ten languages, and her Sullivan books are already 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.

This was a fun and fluffy type read.  That's not to say that there wasn't any angst or dark emotions, but rather, it was a story that didn't force me to think a whole lot.  It was comfortable and I enjoyed it a lot.

Mia is a successful realtor. She has a great family and amazing friends. And once upon a time she spent an incredible week with rockstar Ford Vincent.

Five years after the greatest week of his life, Ford Vincent has decides to make some changes in his busy life on the road. While his decision to look at homes in the Seattle area may have more to do with the sexy realtor than the homes themselves, Ford finds himself increasing drawn to the idea of home and family and stability.

Mia and Ford both made mistakes all those years ago, but both have chosen to give their future another chance.  The path isn't exactly smooth, and both have a lot to prove to the other, but neither one of them is quite ready to throw in the towel.

I've said it before, but I'm a sucker for second chance stories.  We all screw up and make mistakes and I love seeing people get a chance to make up for those mistakes.

If you are looking for a life-changing, earth-shattering story, this isn't it.  What you will find here is a totally enjoyable story of love, friendship, and forgiveness.  

IT MUST BE YOUR LOVE is actually #11 in The Sullivans Series by Bella Andre.  I did not know this before I began reading, but it really did not make a lot of difference in the way the story reads.  We did get to meet many of the characters from earlier in the series, but the author gave just enough background information that I was able to understand their story and their role in this book.  It was just perfectly done.  And it really encouraged me to pick up the other books in the series.  I have found 4 just in used book stores around me this week.

4 out of 5 stars for me

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