Monday, March 9, 2015

Review: It Must Be Your Love

It Must Be Your Love (Sullivans - Book 11) by Bella Andre

Publication Date: 01/27/2015
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: Harlequin MIRA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 368

(Received for an honest review from Harlequin Mira)

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Books in the series:

The Seattle Sullivans

   1. The Look of Love: Chase & Chloe
   2. From This Moment On: Marcus & Nicola
   3. Can't Help Falling in Love: Gabe & Megan
   4. I Only Have Eyes For You: Sophie & Jake
   5. If You Were Mine: Zach & Heather
   6. Let Me Be the One: Ryan & Vicki
   7. Come A Little Bit Closer: Smith & Valentina
   8. Always on My Mind: Lori & Grayson
8.5. One Perfect Night: Noah & Colbie
   9. The Way You Look Tonight: Rafe & Brook
 10. Kissing Under the Mistletoe: Mary & Jack
 11. It Must Be Your Love

Coverart: Click on the image for a larger, clearer view of the covers in this series.

Excerpt from It Must Be Your Love, courtesy of Amazon's Look Inside feature.


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 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 he knows millions of strangers singing along with his songs can't fill the hole inside 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. But can Mia and Ford finally rediscover a love strong enough to last forever?


Book eleven in the Sullivan series by Bella Andre is all about the one that got away. It Must Be Your Love, is a second chance love story that will have fans of series swooning. The name Bella Andre is synonymous with light, erotic romance that tickles the fancy and melts the heart. The Sullivan series has taken some twists and turns but is at it's heart a romantic series with an emphasis on family and the pursuit of love. This book has everything from rockstars to businesswomen in it and a whole lot of Sullivan humor and spunk!

Bella Andre is an author I have been wanting to try for awhile. Something about the blurb for this book got my attention and drew me in. I'm not always a fan of the rockstar meets girl next door storyline, but this particular one was worth the read. I have a hard time believing this is possible in the real world, but in It Must Be Your Love, the beginning of Mia and Ford's romance began when they were young and before he quite so famous. I think that's what makes it work in this one. Why I jumped in at book eleven is still a mystery to me, but it didn't hinder my enthusiasm for this story. 

I liked the fact that Ford realizes he made a mistake when he let Mia go and he's willing to do whatever it takes to get her back. It took him five years to figure it out but now that he knows she is what he wants he goes for it. Mia is a strong woman and he has his work cut out of him, but he proved to be up to the challenge and was a great hero. For a rockstar he was very down to earth, if a bit arrogant at times.

Mia was a good heroine, independent and strong. She wasn't afraid to own her mistakes and she didn't back down from her own desires and needs. I liked the fact that she made Ford work for it. He had something to prove to her and it made a great story. I didn't expect them to fall back in love in a few days time, but the sparks were certainly flying the minute they came back in contact with each other. It was a very good second chance story. 

I am not a fan of the overuse of profane language in romance novels. I'm all for a little dirty talk here and there, especially in the bedroom and the occasional situation that requires more than a 'gosh darn' to get your point across, but for me there was a bit too much unnecessary profanity and religious wording that I didn't like, in this one. It took away from the story in my view, but I still liked the book. 

Bottom Line:

The writing was solid. I didn't feel at all lost since this was the eleventh book in the series and my first from this author. I had an issue with the language, but that's not unusual for me. Pet peeve, I suppose. Andre made me like the rockstar romance with a normal person, she even made me believe it was possible. I liked all of the Sullivan's that I met in this book and I want to meet some more. If you can past the one issue I had with it... it's a keeper!

It Must Be Your Love is available NOW from your favorite bookseller!

I'm giving this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag! 

About the Author:

New York Times bestselling author Bella Andre is known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly). Winner of the Award of Excellence, the Washington Post has called her “one of the top digital writers in America.” Married with two children, Bella splits her time between Northern California and the Adirondacks. You can visit Bella online at