Come a Little Closer by Bella Andre

come a little bit closerTitle: Come A Little Closer

Series: Sullivan Family bk 7

Author: Bella Andre

Genre: Contemporary

Movie star Smith Sullivan can’t afford any distractions. He’s staking his entire reputation on his new film…but he can’t stop thinking about Valentina Landon and the fire he sees smoldering just beneath the surface of her cool exterior.

Valentina isn’t averse to sensual pleasure, or even to the idea of finding true love, but as a Hollywood business manager she’s watched too many smart women fall for actors…only to be torn apart when the fairytale comes to its inevitable end.

But when intense weeks together on set turn their heated attraction into red-hot flames of passion, Smith knows he has to find a way to convince Valentina to let him get a little bit closer. Close enough to completely steal her heart…the way she’s stolen his from the start.

In a year that has seen some great heroes, and love stories, the old adage saving the best for last is the only way to describe the latest installment of Bella Andre’s The Sullivans. In fact I can say that Smith has made my top 10 of contemporary heroes of 2012.

With each story I have fallen just a little bit more in love with this family, however it wasn’t until Sophie and Jake’s story where I started to fall for Smith. I mean come on, any man who will walk off a movie set a world away to be by his sister’s side is bound to be one amazing guy.

I have started and deleted this review so many times. I honestly didn’t know how to express how much I loved this book, and these two characters. So I’m simply going to say that if you are a fan of this series you NEED to read this book. And if you haven’t read this series yet, well you need to correct this immediately and read these books because you really don’t want to miss out on the greatness that is this series and especially Smith.

While I liked Valentina, for me this book was all about Smith. Don’t get me wrong Valentina is a great heroine for Smith and she keeps him on his toes. Boy does she keep him on his toes.

One of the things I loved about this book was the parts from the movie Smith is filming. More than once I wanted to write Bella and ask her to write actually write the screenplay for the movie, as I was just as caught up in those parts as I was the story between Smith and Valentina.

Grade A



  1. xaurianx

    I have read her Hot Shots books, and really enjoyed them. The Sullivans are on my list for next year 🙂

  2. brandi wa

    Thanks for this review! I love the Sullivans, and I’m looking forward to reading Smith’s story.

  3. Pamiam

    I’ve read and enjoyed the whole series.

  4. Pamela

    Love our Bella!

  5. Chelsea B.

    I will be reading this book ASAP!

  6. Na S.

    I have the first books in this series but haven’t met the Sullivans yet. I love a great hero and your review has me thinking that I do need to read it 🙂 I didn’t realize it was a final installment as well but it’s good to know I have a handful of books to look forward to.

  7. TBRG (Post author)

    Na S. This isn’t the final book. There is one more after this one, and I’ve heard rumors she’s going to continue the series with the cousins you meet in this book.

  8. Na S.

    That is great to know. Sometimes when I discover a new author I run through their backlist pretty quiickly and it’s a little sad if ido enjoy a series and knows there are no more books forthcoming. At least I know I’ll have a lot to read.

  9. bn100

    Very nice review.

  10. Patoct

    Love Bella’s books, and several of the Sullivan’s I can get on my nook.

  11. Helen L.

    I have read a few of Bella’s books and have more on my wishlist.


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