As Long As I Have You (London Sullivans 1)

As Long As I Have You (London Sullivans 1)

by Bella Andre

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"This is Bella Andre at her finest! I love Elderflower Island, the bookshop, and Mari and Owen!" ~ 5 stars

All Mari Everett's life, she's had two secret dreams: To own a bookstore, and to reunite with her long lost father. But when he passes away unexpectedly and she inherits his home and business, the only way she can learn about his life—especially why he abandoned her when she was three and never came back—is by leaving California to take over his bookstore in London. 

Owen Sullivan lives and works on Elderflower Island, a close knit community in London where it's impossible to keep a secret. It turns out, however, that Charlie Forsythe kept his daughter a secret from everyone for nearly thirty years. When Mari comes to London, Owen immediately falls for her. He's never met a woman so intelligent, determined and honest. Not to mention so beautiful that she takes his breath away. 

Soon, everyone on the island—including Owen's four siblings, parents and grandmother—is pitching in to help give the bookstore a fresh start. But as insatiable passion develops into love, will Mari and Owen be able to grab hold of their fresh start? Or will their pasts continue to cast a dark shadow over their chance at a brilliant future together in London?

"I loved Elderflower Island and couldn't put this book down! Mari and Owen's story is exactly what you hope for in a Sullivan romance." ~ Sarah, 5 stars


"I loved how Bella Andre wrote about London! She brought everything to life so I could visit there without leaving home. Such a heartwarming story!" ~ Becky, 5 stars

"I adore the Sullivans! They love hard, laugh uproariously and live in the moment." Isha, 5 stars


LONDON SULLIVANS
As Long As I Have You
More London Sullivans are coming soon!

SAN FRANCISCO SULLIVANS
The Look of Love
From This Moment On
Can't Help Falling In Love
I Only Have Eyes For You
If You Were Mine
Let Me Be The One
Come A Little Bit Closer
Always On My Mind
Kissing Under The Mistletoe

SEATTLE SULLIVANS
One Perfect Night
The Way You Look Tonight
It Must Be Your Love
Just To Be With You
I Love How You Love Me
All I Ever Need Is You

NEW YORK SULLIVANS
Every Beat Of My Heart
Now That I've Found You
Since I Fell For You
Sweeter Than Ever
The Best Is Yet To Come
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
You Do Something To Me
Every Time We Fall In Love

MAINE SULLIVANS
Falling In Love All Over Again
Your Love Is Mine
There Goes My Heart
More Maine Sullivans are coming soon!

THE MAVERICK BILLIONAIRES
Breathless In Love
Reckless In Love
Fearless In Love
Irresistible In Love
Wild In Love
More Maverick Billionaires are coming soon!

THE MORRISONS
Kiss Me Like This
Tempt Me Like This
Love Me Like This

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 8 million books so far! Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. She also writes "sweet" contemporary romances as Lucy Kevin. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163093847
Publisher: Oak Press, LLC
Publication date: 10/16/2019
Series: London Sullivans , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,173
File size: 434 KB

About the Author

Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 8 million books so far! Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. She also writes "sweet" contemporary romances as Lucy Kevin. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads!

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As Long As I Have You (London Sullivans 1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous 20 days ago
Made me want to visit London and the Bookstore.
Anonymous 23 days ago
Mari discovers that her birth father has died. She has to go to England to take over his book shop. When she arrives she meets Owen. The bookshop and apartment are a big mess. Will she be able to keep it or return to California? Another exciting Sullivan book with strong and believable characters. Can't wait to read more from this series.
TamraPadgett 25 days ago
The Sullivans have always been my favorite family along with all of their adventures of finding love and their happily Ever After. Your stories are wonderful and I love reading each of their adventures and they all make me smile, laugh, cry and fall in love with them. Owners and Mari are no exception to loving their story and seeing what comes next. Their story based around a bookstore made the story more heartwarming and loveable. Get your copy today and read how wonderful the London Sullivans will be.
Anonymous 25 days ago
I loved meeting the London Sullivan’s! Mari and Owen’s story was so beautifully written by Bella Andre. Mari’s parents divorced when she was 3 years old and she never understood why her father never tried to see her again. Her father died and she was left his estate including a bookstore in England. She always wanted to own a bookstore. She went to England to try to find some answers about her father and figure out what to do with the bookstore. Enter Owen Sullivan who was very good friends with her dad and sparks start to fly. I just loved this story and can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
GwenL 3 months ago
Bella Andre’s introduction of the London branch of her Sullivan family is a sweet romance set in an English village. I’ve now added this area of London to my vacation bucket list. Mari Everett has never really known her father, who left when she was 3 years old. Now an adult and working as an accountant at her stepfather’s company, Mari discovers that she has inherited her father’s bookshop (that’s British for “bookstore”) on Elderflower Island, an island in the Thames. Her trip to London to look at her inheritance leads her to Owen Sullivan, a friend of her father’s. As she gets to know Owen, Mari also learns about her father and finds herself falling in love with the island, the bookshop and Owen. Her Sullivans in Bella Andre’s stories have presented as larger than life, with passionate personalities filled with emotions. In contrast, AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU reads as a cozy, small-town romance, more in line with feel of the books Andre rights under the pen name Lucy Kevin. AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU is a delightful introduction to the London Sullivans. If you’ve never read any of Andre’s Sullivan books, this one will stand on its own, but you’ll find yourself wanting to read about the cousins in San Francisco, Seattle, New York and Maine.
SharonSchaffer81 3 months ago
I loved Owen and Mari's story. What a terrific way to kick off the British Sullivans. I loved Elderflower Island and can't wait to read more from there. It is a story of learning to live and love. Can't wait for the next one from Bella Andre.
Anonymous 3 months ago
A little predictable
JennieF 3 months ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation 4.5 stars As Long As I Have You is book 1 in the new series London Sullivans by Bella Andre. Mari Everett and Owen Sullivan meet when she comes to London after receiving word her estranged father, who she has not seen for almost 30 years has passed away and left her his home and business...a bookstore...one of her secret dreams. Slow building story of two people with dark shadows in their past, whether Mari will stay in London or return to the US, passion, healing hearts and finding a HEA...
DebsIN 3 months ago
Owen and Mari's story was a great introduction to the London Sullivans. Mari is looking for answers of her father's abandonment, and gets her questions answered while finding love in Elderflower Island. Throughout the pages as I was reading, it felt as if I was standing by and watching a beautiful love story play out. I especially loved the way the Owen showed Mari who her father was without excusing him for his abandonment. Trying not to give too much away, the descriptions of Elderflower Island and the caring people is a heartwarming read for all ages. A sweet romance with a HEA, I was gifted "As Long As I Have You" and leave my honest opinion based on my reading. 4.5 Stars!
beausmommy 3 months ago
Welcome to London!!! And to a new branch of the Sullivan family tree. Bella has created a dynasty, from California to Seattle to New York to Maine and now across the ocean, on the beautiful Elderflower Island. We meet Mari Everett, who has long wanted to know her biological father. Once she hears of his passing, she knows the only connection surviving is his bookstore on the magical island of Elderflower. Once there, she becomes immediately surrounded by Sullivan’s, especially Owen, who knows she is special from the moment he meets her. Bella has always given us a vision of love at first sight. It isn’t always a magical beginning but we always have a magical HEA. This is no exception. And we have a whole new branch of the fabulous Sullivan family to learn about in the future.
GoldenGurl 3 months ago
(Received an ARC and voluntarily reviewing) I was intrigued when I heard there was a new Sullivan series, especially since it was previously established that there were four Sullivan brothers, who were the patriarchs of the San Francisco, Seattle, New York, and Maine famillies. I wish that we got more of an explanation about exactly how they were real to the London Sullivans instead of just the vague explanation of "cousins". However, this was still a good start to the series. I enjoyed meeting Owen and I'm already curious about his siblings. Maybe we'll get more of explanation in later books.
Renee25 3 months ago
I love the Sullivan series and loved reading about the ones from England. Sparks fly between Mari and Owen. The author did a great job of making feel like I was there with her characters. Mari and Owen are such a sweet couple. He was such a comfort and encouragement to her. Looking forward too book 2.
Cali-Jewel 3 months ago
A heartwarming, sexy, fun and engaging journey filled with intriguing charters, exciting witty banter, dramatic family dynamics and undeniable passion..... was a edge of your seat read from beginning to end. Loved reading about these new Sullivans and they interesting way Mari gets to discover who her Dad truly was. Excellent reading!
Anonymous 3 months ago
so much fun meeting new Sullivams, hearing familiar ones mentioned, all while immersing myself in their world. I can't wait for the next one!
perriknows 3 months ago
We've all come to know and love this large Sullivan family. Aunts, Uncles, cousins, siblings...well you get the picture. We've followed this family around the country and now, we're headed to the London branch of this very prolific family! Owen Sullivan manages his grandmothers literary career. He's all in with her after a health scare, and he takes the blame for not getting her help more quickly. When a neighbor and friend, Charlie Forsythe dies, and leaves his bookshop to the daughter no one knew about, Owen isn't sure what's in store. His grandmother might have a bit more insight! Meri Everett has settled, but really doesn't want to. After her father left when she was 3, she's had a wonderful upbringing by her mother and stepfather. Her stepbrother has her back with their parents and knows that in her heart, Meri doesn't WANT to settle. When she learns she's inherited her birth father's bookshop on Elderflower Island in the middle of the Thames, she realizes this is her chance to do something her heart has wanted for so long. Do you believe in love at first sight? Do you believe that sometimes fate brings people together? Do you believe in the zing that you feel when you've met your one and only? As Long as I have You, will make you a believer. I can't wait to find out more about this fascinating family and the magical Elderflower Island.
Romance_Fan_Girl 3 months ago
I’ve always wanted to visit London, now I have seen it through the eyes of Owen and Mari. What a wonderful trip it was. I love the sweet, immediate, acceptance of attraction that both Owen and Mari experience upon meeting one another. They don’t fight it. They embrace it and that made for a lot of the appeal for me. So many times the characters fight it or make decisions for the other thinking they know best. This was an awesome change of pace. Marina has been separated from her father since she was 3 due to an awful error of judgement. She has always wondered why. After learning of his passing she goes to London to deal with his estate. Mari is completely blindsided when on her first day she meets handsome and oh so sweet Owen Sullivan. Own manages his Gran’s literary career as a mystery writer. Upon finding Mari in her father’s flat, Own is just swept away by Mari. With the help of Mari, Owen finds the strength to discuss a very difficult topic with his Gran. Totally love the writing of Bella Andre. A very large family saga such as The Sullivan’s is one of my favorite troupes. Totally recommend a trip across the pond to meet the London Sullivans. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 5 stars*****
emilyk52281 3 months ago
"As Long As I Have You" (London Sullivans Book 1) by Bella Andre is a terrific read. I loved Mari and Owen's story. This is a fantastic start to this new branch of the Sullivans. This story had romance, passion, close family, new beginnings, entertaining characters, and more. I can't wait to read what happens next with these new members of the Sullivan family. Highly recommend to all fans of romance, family, and series.
Casgirl3 3 months ago
Bella Andre is known for her sweet romances. I love reading her because she leaves a smile on my face. She writes great family and wonderful relationships. This new Sullivan Book, for me, at least, was different. As Long As I Have You was even more for me and will definitely rank in my top 3 for her. As Long As I Have You starts out when Mari, our heroine finds out her estranged father passed away. This hit home for me as my father, who I had not spoke to in years and left my mom and sisters and I when I was 3 died a year ago this month. I still have so much mixed feelings about his passing and I think Bella Andre did a great job showing Mari’s hurt and confusion. It totally felt real for me and almost made me want to stop reading, but I just couldn’t stop. I wanted to see how Mari would tackle all her obstacles, one of which included an old bookstore! An avid reader’s dream- to have his or her own bookstore. Owen, our hero, helped Mari out in so many ways. It was an insta-love relationship, but we saw how they got closer as friends and confidants. Owen’s a great guy and very easy to love. And of course, he comes with his awesome Sullivan Family- a new branch, so I was happy to learn more about them and can’t wait for their stories. For me, what also took this book to my Top 3 of Bella Andre’s were all the descriptions of London and the tour she gave me as I read. I’ve ALWAYS dreamed of going to England and Bella’s descriptions just transported me there and now I have to go search for recipes of scones and clotted cream to have with the tea I now am craving. ☺ Honestly, I completely enjoyed this read as it was truly way more than just a sweet romance. Thanks so much for this Bella Andre! I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this novel. I am voluntarily and freely providing an honest review.
DBergs 3 months ago
I was surprised to see a new setting for the Sullivans but this book did not disappoint! Set an ocean away from the "original" Sullivans, Mari and Owen go through a very interesting journey as they get to know each other while the fear of hurting Mari's mother looms over Mari's head. Owen brings his entire Sullivan family to meet and support Mari as he battles a couple of his own demons of guilt - demons that just needed a conversation to annihilate. I look forward to reading more of the London Sullivan books and hope to see Mari's family again as well.
moonfox1234 3 months ago
I found it very east to fall in love with this book and its characters. This emotional romance captured my heart with Mari and Owen's story. I thought that these two were perfect together. I felt really bad for Mari because regrets are so hard to live with. I thought Owen was just an all around good guy and in my opinion a very swoon worthy book boyfriend. The storyline is filled with intense emotions and sweetness. A powerful romance that will definitely tug on your heartstrings.
AliDavies 3 months ago
Mari and Owen stole my heart, I love these two so much. Mari is content and her life is great. But there's one thing missing, her biological father. Leaving when she was three, after distressing incident, she never saw him again. Now years later she gets a phone call that changes everything, taking her to England and into the arms of Owen Sullivan. He father dying before she got the chance to meet him is heartbreaking, but she also learns things that helps heal that heartbreak. He left his bookstore and flat to her after he died and she must decide whether to stay and make a go of it or sell it and go back to America. But falling for Owen and his family could make the decision a lot easier. Mari and the Sullivan's are adorable, I couldn't put this book down.
RebeccaM 3 months ago
There aren’t many series that have gone past ten books that have kept my attention. But this one? The Sullivans? It’s why I read romance. Each story is pure and pulls at your heartstrings. They make you believe in happy ever after. Mari, who just lost her birth father, has gone to England to handle his affairs, which include a bookstore, when she meets Owen. A friend of her father’s, Owen checks in on Mari and instantly knows she’s the one for him. Their story is slow building, but it’s a beautiful one. I loved their friendship-turned-love-story. If you’re looking for a book to read, pick this one. It’s more than worth the hours you’ll spend between the pages.
TrudyAD 3 months ago
Bella Andre knows how to write romance. A reader can't go wrong with As Long As I Have You. It might be love at first sight but the author has a way of taking the now and making it WOW. I am so stoked that I get to fall for another Sullivan family, even better I get to go home to England without leaving the comfort of my chair. Mari has been a little lost since her day left her at age 3. She dreams of one day going to England and seeing her dad, discovering the why's. One phone call closes that door but opens another door. Without a solid plan, Mari flies to the Elderflower Island, London, England to a bookshop she now owns. The only way to get to know her dad is to take over the shop and flat. Mari is staring at a disaster left by an ill man. A man she didn't know. A man that never told the villagers of his daughter in America. Owen Sullivan walking into the shop begins a journey to become whole. It takes a village to raise a child, even a full grown lady that has never been whole. The characters are a joy. The author has painted a wonderful picture of the village and its quaint shops. My mouth drooled over their afternoon teas and dinners. My heart beat loudly for the growing attraction between Mari and Owen. Their relationship was a fantastic way to learn more about both of the characters and to see how well they fit. I can't wait to add more of the London Sullivans to my library.
AREEDAR 3 months ago
Mari Everett loves books and has always dreamed of opening her own bookstore. When her long lost father passes away she inherits his bookstore. Now is her chance to make her dream come true. One look and Owen Sullivan knew he met the woman of his dreams. Now to help Mari realize her dream and his as well. What a beautiful story about finding out about lost loves and realizing your dreams!!!
KindleKat64 3 months ago
The Sullivans are back!! This is such a sweet and wonderful story about love, family and really going for what makes you happy! I am so excited to get a whole new batch of Sullivans to fall in love with and lucky for us this time they live across the pond. Bella Andre blends her amazing words with a treat of fantastic descriptions of places in London I would love to go some day. These characters are so incredible and real. I adore Owen and Mari! And all the other Sullivan’s we meet in this book too. Owen is a fantastic hero to start with! I could just hear his sexy British accent as I was reading. This is one seriously swoonworthy man! He is so giving, caring and special it’s impossible not to fall in love him. Mari is a delight! She is so brave to go on this adventure from her comfort zone in California to Elderflower Island in London to settle up her recently deceased father’s estate. It all ends up being such an eye opening and life changing experience for her and Owen. She lights up his life! Learning about her father through all of the people he interacted with daily sure changed her frame of reference for him. And the kindness Owen and his family show her allows her to realize her dreams and finally be content and happy with her life. I loved everything about this story from start to finish. I can’t wait to read about more of this branch of the Sullivan family!