Come a Little Bit Closer (The Sullivans Series #7)

Come a Little Bit Closer (The Sullivans Series #7)

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Over a million books sold in Bella Andre's New York Times bestselling series! Fall in love with The Sullivans…

In COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER, 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…  See more details below

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Over a million books sold in Bella Andre's New York Times bestselling series! Fall in love with The Sullivans…

In COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER, 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.

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.

Author's Note: While COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you'll likely enjoy reading the earlier Sullivan books, too.

THE SULLIVAN series:
The Look of Love (Chase)
From This Moment On (Marcus)
Can't Help Falling In Love (Gabe)
I Only Have Eyes For You (Sophie)
If You Were Mine (Zach)
Let Me Be The One (Ryan)
Come A Little Bit Closer (Smith)
Always On My Mind (Lori)
One Perfect Night (co-starring Mia Sullivan & Rafe Sullivan)
The Way You Look Tonight (Rafe, The Seattle Sullivans)
Kissing Under The Mistletoe: A Sullivan Christmas (Mary & Jack Sullivan)
It Must Be Your Love (Mia, The Seattle Sullivans) ~ coming Winter 2013!

REVIEWS:
"I am so glad I found this series and if you haven’t read Andre yet, you are seriously missing out! Andre will make you laugh, turn you on with her incredibly seductive heroes and of course, make you fall in love with each book! Definitely an auto-buy author for me!”
~ Under the Covers Book Reviews

Each book is so remarkable and you really come to love the characters. This series is incredible. It’s one of my favorites. If you haven’t started them yet, you are missing out!”
~ Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I am in love with the Sullivans. Each novel in the companion series is unique, just like the siblings. However, there is one thing that all of the novels have in common: THEY ARE ALL AMAZING!”
~ Reading, Eating & Dreaming Book Reviews

"I’m at a point where when I know a Bella Andre book is being released, I put everything else on hold in my life and dive into her new book! We can always rely on Bella Andre to deliver a great love story. Read this book, read all of them and join the Bella Andre bandwagon – you won’t regret it.”
~ Natasha Is A Book Junkie Blog Reviews

"Each book in this series so far will have your hearts fluttering and stomachs filled with butterflies. I most definitely would recommend The Sullivans. I never want this series to end.”
~ TalkSupe Book Reviews Blog

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre is known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly) about sizzling alpha heroes and the strong women they’ll love forever. Nearly all of her novels have appeared on Top 5 lists around the world. Her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into nine languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America." She has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, TIME Magazine and The Wall Street Journal and has sold more than 2 million books so far!

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Editorial Reviews

Reviews - Under The Covers Book
“I am so glad I found this series and if you haven’t read Andre yet, you are seriously missing out! Andre will shock you, make you laugh, turn you on with her incredibly seductive heroes and of course, make you fall in love with each book! Definitely an auto-buy author for me!”
Reviews - Guilty Pleasures Book
“Each book is so remarkable and you really come to love the characters. This series is incredible. It’s one of my favorites. If you haven’t started them yet, you are missing out!”
Reviews - Reading, Eating and Dreaming Book
“I am in love with the Sullivans. If you are looking for something SWEET and SEXY then The Sullivans companion series by Bella Andre is absolutely perfect for you. Each novel in the companion series is unique, just like the siblings. However, there is one thing that all of the novels have in common: THEY ARE ALL AMAZING!”
Reviews - TalkSupe Book
“Each book in this series so far has been utterly sweet, romantic and will have your hearts fluttering and stomachs filled with butterflies. I never want this series to end!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015806120
Publisher:
Oak Press, LLC
Publication date:
11/28/2012
Series:
Sullivans Series , #7
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
5,496
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre is known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly) about sizzling alpha heroes and the strong women they’ll love forever. Nearly all of her novels have appeared on Top 5 lists around the world. Her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into nine languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America." She has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, TIME Magazine and The Wall Street Journal and has sold more than 2 million books so far!

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Come a Little Bit Closer 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 184 reviews.
Chicagogirl-Books More than 1 year ago
Come a Little Bit Closer is the new book in Bella Andre’s bestselling Sullivan family series. The Sullivan’s are back and now its Smith’s turn to fall in love. Smith, the second oldest son in the family, has everything; fame, money, and the ability to have a new sexy woman in his bed every night. He hadn’t considered it a possibility that he could fall in love and be loved by a woman for himself, and not his fame or money. It hadn’t bothered him much until the past year as one by one, his siblings feel in love. Enter Valentina Landon, the serious, focused and protective older sister and business manager of Tatiana Landon, an up and coming actress. Tatiana has landed the lead female role in a film that could catapult her into fame; a film in which Smith is the male lead and on screen love interest to Tatiana’s character. Smith has been intrigued and attracted to Valentina since the first time they met during negotiations to sign Tatiana for the film. Smith has a lot riding on this film; personally, professionally, and financially. The timing could not be worse to start relationship of any kind. Valentina has vowed to never get involved with an actor, let alone fall in love with one. She has seen too many women have their hearts broken when the relationship ends, as they always do in Hollywood. Personally I have been waiting for Smith’s book. Of course I say that whenever a new Sullivan book is released. I love this series! I loved this book!!! Smith and Valentina’s love story is beautiful, romantic, and hot! To see Smith give in to his feelings and then work to convince Valentina to trust and believe in him so that she can do the same, made for a great love story. There were also some touching scenes between Smith and Mary, the Sullivan family matriarch. On a scale of 1-5, where 1 is don’t waste your time and 5 is read it now-you will love it, this book is, without a doubt, a 5. Bella Andre has created a wonderful series that has all the things I look for in a good books; hot, sexy, confident men who, when they finally find the one and fall in love, they are 100% committed to their woman; characters with depth that the reader cares about; romance; and hot sweaty sex! I can’t wait for Lori’s book, which is supposed to come out in early 2013. We are also briefly introduced to the Sullivan cousins from Seattle, who I am hopeful will be given their own stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## This book was a disappointment. After loving the first 6 books, I was really looking forward to Smith's story. It was disturbing that Smith was doing love scenes with the sister of the heroine. Actor or not, no woman wants to see her sister loving on her man. It bothered me throughout. Also, reiterating the fact that Smith was with soooo many women before the heroine over and over, that he was in fact a man-slut was unnecessary. Yes, we get it. No need to beat a dead horse. Although I love Bella Andre, I have to say this is my least favorite Sullivan book by far. This one missed the mark, big time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of Bella Andre"s books but not this one. I can't imagine anything more creepy than standing there while the man I supposedly love rolls around naked in bed with my sister, of all people! I know Hollywood wives live with this, but your sister? Seriously? It supposedly made her ill to watch but we were supposed to believe she was all good with it after ten minutes. Well, I wasn't. It made me sick to read and I gave up on the book. I will look forward to the next one, though. She rarely disappoints.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I almost didn't buy this book because of what one of the reviewers wrote about Smith acting in bed with Tatiana, wile Valentina watched. I'm glad I did bui it, because though it was really dificult for Valentina to watch the scene between them, it was part of their jobs as actor and actress, and after the scene had been recorded, Smith was so understandable and considerate with her feelings. It was beautiful and didn't damage the plot of the book. I read all books in this series and this was one of my favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as all of the other in the Sullivan Series, this book is wonderful. Well written just as all of the others. The passion between Smith and Valentina will keep you reading up until the last page. I can not wait til the Spring when we can read Lori's story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another Sullivan story based on a 'gorgeous' man who has had his fair share of "gorgeous' women and doesn' want to commit and a woman who has sworn off of love and not giving her heart to a man. Only differences are the characters occupatiins.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Sullivan series really has potential and I like the storylines, but so much of the story is spent on the main characters being so conflicted about getting involved that it becomes boring. I have read the whole series and all of the stories have the same theme of the main characters being afraid. I have doubts about reading the final book because they are getting boring and frustrating because the characters take so long to commit and very little action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry loved the series this one was just BORING had a really hard time finishing it
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER is book rife with romance. It’s sweet, it’s funny and it’s sexy. I can always guarantee a good read when I see the name Bella Andre on the cover. This is definitely a UTC Top Pick! ~ Under the Covers If I could marry into this family, I would and I don’t think I would fuss about which Sullivan brother I would get. Any one of them would do it for me. But SMITH SULLIVAN? Oh yes, please. I’ll have that. Bella Andre has been on a roll with cranking out these amazingly, sweet, funny, and sexy Sullivan books but with COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER, she takes a little bit of a different route. Yes, the sex scenes are still creative and panty-melting and you’ve still got your to-die-for Sullivan hero, but Andre seems to have peeled the extra packaging away to really focus on the romance. The romance is especially strong in this book because of the way Andre approaches it. I wondered who Smith would be with because he is a movie star – he has the presence and the good looks to boot! I think most women would simply fawn over him, but this is where Valentina enters the picture and readers are introduced to a heroine who is strong and sexy and very much NOT a fan girl over The Smith Sullivan. Smith finds this intriguing and it creates for an interesting dynamic when we learn that Val is Smith’s co-star’s older sister. Andre takes time to explore Smith’s screenplay called Gravity by giving readers a glimpse into the character’s stories. Jo and Graham are great characters as well and the progression of their love story only adds to the romance in this book. I thought it also nicely complemented Smith and Val’s blooming relationship as well. What I loved most about this book is the fact that even seven books in, we get to see all of the past couples with whom we’ve fallen in love with already. Andre has a special talent for weaving updates on past couple’s lives into Smith and Val’s story so that it gives readers a chance to see what’s going on with the others without taking away from the couple of this book. That’s a hard task to accomplish, but Andre manages it with ease, not once, but multiple times in this book! Lori aka Naughty’s book is up next and I am very eager to see who the chatty sweetheart will end up with! I wonder if how he will measure up against the Sullivan brothers! COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER is book rife with romance. It’s sweet, it’s funny and it’s sexy. I can always guarantee a good read when I see the name Bella Andre on the cover. This is definitely a Top Pick!
Robin01 More than 1 year ago
Bella, Thank you. Smith and Valentina's story was by far the most captivating and sweetest of all the Sullivan's. l did not want it to end as you magically wove their love story and let it build over time. You are truly masterful!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her books I am so glad I found her. I cannot wait until next spring... I see 4 more books after Lori with the other branch of family. I love the interacting of the siblings I wish they were in each book more. Her books read so quickly even though they are over 500 pages. Love them all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again, I was not disappointed with Smith's story. I have enjoyed this series so much. I love how each sibling has their own story but within their story you get an update on the others. Nice to read about the guy knowing 1st that he had met his mate and moves heaven and earth to change Valentina's mind and heart. I can't wait for Lori's story in the spring. Seattle Sullivan’s are introduced at the end, I hope this means their stories will follow after Lori's. This one of those series you don't want to end. Thanks Ms. Andrea for providing me hours of reading enjoyment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful addition to the Sullivan Series. It kept me up into the night & I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next book. Hopefully its not the last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The olny thing wrong about Bella Andres books The Sullivan series is that we need to wait to read more and there just are not enough Sullivans!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book and series!! I can't wait for the next book to come out in spring 2013!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Real good book...huge fan of the series....
Anonymous 5 months ago
Entertaining could have been better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the series but this one moved a little to slow for me
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love all her books
ssmommie75TB More than 1 year ago
Smith's story is incredible.  I loved every page of it and couldn't get enough.  Bella Andre does an excellent job writing all of her books.