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Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You: New York Sullivans Spinoff (Summer Lake, Book 2)
     

Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You: New York Sullivans Spinoff (Summer Lake, Book 2)

4.7 32
by Bella Andre
 
"Liam is my favorite hero Bella Andre has written! I cried, I laughed and I cheered. CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU is an amazing book!" 5 stars, Claire

"When I want a true romance, I turn to Bella Andre. Love just pours off the pages!" 5 stars, Kitty, Guilty Pleasures
 
BOOK DESCRIPTION: Sullivan fans met Christie Hayden at Summer Lake in "Now That I

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"Liam is my favorite hero Bella Andre has written! I cried, I laughed and I cheered. CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU is an amazing book!" 5 stars, Claire

"When I want a true romance, I turn to Bella Andre. Love just pours off the pages!" 5 stars, Kitty, Guilty Pleasures
 
BOOK DESCRIPTION: Sullivan fans met Christie Hayden at Summer Lake in "Now That I've Found You", "Since I Fell For You" and "The Best Is Yet To Come". Now get ready for Christie's beautiful love story in CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU. 

Christie Hayden escaped to Summer Lake to heal from heartbreak, but found so much more than that: a job she loves as an innkeeper, a close-knit community of friends, and a chance at the perfect romantic future she's always longed for. But nothing is as it seems, especially when it comes to Liam Kane, the gorgeous millionaire who sweeps into her life from out of the blue...and instantly turns it--and her heart--upside down.

The first time Liam Kane lays eyes on Christie, he's a total goner. He knows he should keep his distance, because he's not capable of giving her the happily-ever-after she's looking for. But when it comes to her smiles, her laughter, her kindness--and her sweetly sinful kisses--for the first time in his life, he can't hang on to his self-control. Not when the love she offers him is everything he never thought he could have, but now craves with every fiber of his being.

But Liam has been keeping a secret for twenty years, one that nearly destroyed him--one that has the potential to tear his whole family apart too. When Christie can't stop herself from trying to help out of pure love, will Liam be able to let himself heal? Or will they both end up broken, leaving her to pick up the pieces all over again?

NOTE FOR READERS: "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" was previously published as "With This Kiss" under a pen name. This new edition has been extensively revised and rewritten. 

"Not since Nora Roberts has anyone been able to write a big family romance series with every book as good as the last. Bella Andre never disappoints." ~ Revolving Bookcase Reviews

"The New York Sullivans are every bit as fantastic as their cousins." ~ Deanna on Goodreads

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
More New York & Maine Sullivans are coming soon!

THE MAVERICK BILLIONAIRES:
Breathless In Love
Reckless In Love
Fearless In Love
Irresistible 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 6 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!

Editorial Reviews

5 stars Deanna
"The New York Sullivans are every bit as fantastic as their cousins."
Revolving Bookcase
"Not since Nora Roberts has anyone been able to write a big family romance series with every book as good as the last. Bella Andre never disappoints."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157364793
Publisher:
Oak Press, LLC
Publication date:
07/12/2017
Series:
Summer Lake Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
227
File size:
444 KB

Meet 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 6 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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Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You: New York Sullivans Spinoff (Summer Lake, Book 2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
michealep91 1 days ago
ust when you think Bella can't get any better, she proves you wrong again! Another GREAT installation in the Summer Lake series..I Love being a part of such a wonderful tight "knit" community and Bella pulls you in to her stories and makes you feel like you are a member of the community. This was a great read, just the right length, could be finished on a long flight or a rainy day in bed. Can't wait for the next story!
Anonymous 6 days ago
I think this is my favorite one yet. The story of Liam and Christie and their love story ran the gamut of my emotions. I think Bella hit the ball way out of the park on this one. I would love to see what's going to happen with them in the future it can only be good. This is a definite must read. Marianne Mitchell
zetti786 7 days ago
Can’t take my eyes off of you by Bella Andre This book has captivated me. The characters. The emotions, the pure love and affection that these characters have evoked in me makes me smile. There is always pain, angst, and drama but there is also love and wonder and just warm fuzzy feelings. The story is one of those that might sound cliché but in actual fact it’s executed absolutely amazingly well. I won’t waffle because you should read this book for yourself. 5 stars
DebsIN 9 days ago
Christie gets her own story in "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You", and it's as good as I thought it would be! Bella Andre tells a beautiful story of friendships and love, that will forever leave the reader feeling like they just experienced that aha moment. Christie and Liam's story is just that and more. Their story is hot, sexy, and so well written with emotions, you will feel as if you are a part of the small community of Summer Lake. There are secrets that begin to unravel, that involves people close to Liam and Christie, as they find their way to each other and their HEA. I am a big fan of all of the Sullivan series, and now the Summer Lake series. A page turner and a must have read for those that love beautiful romance stories. I would like to thank the author for gifting me "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You". My opinion is my own. This is mine. 5 Stars!
Floortje-Ebella_nl 11 days ago
The only word I can come up with and describes my feelings for this story is wow! Wow! What a great and totally different story is Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You. I understand now why Bella Andre created this new serie. This second Summer Lake book is a true addition to the Sullivan family, one you don't want to miss out on! And I can't wait to read all the other stories of Summer Lake, the bar is set sky high!
MS72IN 11 days ago
I love Bella Andre's books - especially this series - Summer Lake. This one had me from the very beginning - brokenhearted Christie and mysterious Liam make for a sizzling match.... add to that a little ghost story and a secret about Liam's mom Susan. Can't forget the runaway groom, Wesley, who turns up at the inn. I couldn't put this one down. I can't wait to see what is up next for Summer Lake!
Born2Read 12 days ago
Another heartwarming, sweet romance that tugs at your heartstrings and has you rooting for them. Christie and Liam are perfect for each other. Christie wears her heart on her sleeve and says what's on her mind, you can't help but love her. Liam is a no-nonsense man who decided early on that he didn't believe in the fairy tale of happily ever after, but finds himself unable to resist her. I enjoyed seeing their relationship evolve and Liam relaxing for the first time in a long while. Loved having previous characters return and find out what is happening in their lives. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.
twocoulters 13 days ago
The Kane family dynamics (secrets) were the prefect backdrop for this romance. Bella Andre took a heroine type I usually don't care for, the girl in love with being in love, and made me crazy to have her find a HEA. This type of heroine is usually annoying but, not Christie. I liked that she found happiness when someone, anyone, found love. Liam was amazing! Witnessing him fumble through the emotional turmoil of falling in love, and trying to remain totaling analytical made this a amusing read. I loved grandma Jean; she is that wacky-lovable character every story needs.
KristyO 13 days ago
This is a lovely story about two people, Christie and Liam, who have had their hearts tested by people they love. When they meet, the sparks fly off the page! It was a joy to read how these two people were able to lean on each other and fall in love. There are lots of twists and turns so it is hard to put the book down! I recommend this book to anyone who loves Bella Andre and romantic stories.
connie430 13 days ago
This is another amazing story in the Sullivan/Summer Lake series. Christie Hayden is hiding a secret about her broken engagement. Just as her best friend is ready to walk down the isle her ex-fiance's brother, Liam Kane walks in. The chemistry between Christie and Liam is immediate but they both fight it for a few reasons. Liam has to come to terms with her having been engaged to his brother, plus he is also keeping secret. One of the things I loved about this book were the stories about the secondary characters, you wanted to read about them also, Bella Andre has a way of pulling you into a story and making you feel every emotion the characters are feeling. You will fall in love with Christie and Liam, both are very good, likable people and their story is filled with sizzling chemistry, mystery, and humor.
Cali-Jewel 13 days ago
Heartwarming, sweet, sexy and emotionally gripping small town romance. Perfect sunny afternoon relaxing in the backyard read. This journey take you through all the emotions, I laughed, cried and cheered for this amazing couple. Christie Hayden has such a huge heart, strength of will and lots of bad luck in finding prince charming department. Liam Kane is a alpha male in every sense of the phrase as well as disillusioned about true love being able to last. Liam arrives home to Summer Lake for a weekend wedding where he expects to see his little brother get married, but instead has to fight growing feelings for his brothers ex-fiance while trying to find his brother. Highly entertaining reading.
sferguson105 13 days ago
This was a fantastic addition to the Summer Lake series!! I completely adored Christie. She's been through hell, but when she loves, she loves fiercely and will do anything for those she loves. My heart broke for Liam and his past, and had me wanting to punch a certain secondary character for putting him in that position. The perfect story of love, family, and forgiveness that I would definitely recommend!!!
emilyk52281 13 days ago
"Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" (Summer Lake Book 2) by Bella Andre is a fantastic read. I loved Christie and Liam's story. This is another winner for Bella Andre. A great addition to the Summer Lake Series. This story has passion, romance, twists and turns, entertaining characters, and more. Highly recommend to all fans of romance and series. I can't wait to read what Bella writes next!
JigsawGirl 13 days ago
I really enjoy Bella Andre's romances. Her characters are well developed with many nuances. Even get secondary characters are developed enough that you care about them and can't wait for their stories. This particular book was about family secrets and the pain and possible devastation that can come from holding on to them. Liam and Christie meet when they are each holding a secret for someone else. Interestingly enough, everyone in Liam's family has a secret to tell. Christie helps Liam to understand the destructive power of secrets. Although I think Christie lacked a bit of self control regarding the blabbing of other people's secrets. This is a true romance that holds you in suspense while you wait to see what the effect of revealing secrets will be on Liam, Christie, and Liam's family. This book is sweet, sad, romantic, and sensual. As secrets are slowly revealed, you keep hoping for Christie and Liam's HEA. I voluntarily read this Advanced Reader Copy.
Keryth1968 13 days ago
Sullivan Family Spinoff, Summer Lake Book 2 I am voluntarily reviewing an advanced reader copy of this book, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You by Bella Andre. It is always a very special treat to have a new Bella Andre book to read. She has been one of my all time favorites since the first book of hers I read. This book is very aptly named, as I could not take my eyes off of it till the last word on the last page, at 4:15am. Definitely worth missing sleep over. I love the Sullivan family like they are part of my own. Every one of their books is near and dear to my heart but Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You has touched my heart and soul like no other. I feel emotionally wrung dry after reading it, but would I ever read it again? HECK YEAH!!! Christie is having a very difficult time holding herself together and keeping a brave face. Her fiancé ran off and left her to deal with the fallout, 3 weeks before they were to be married. The weekend that was supposed to be her wedding, finds her helping her dear friend with her's instead. Liam has returned to Summer Lake for his brother's wedding only to learn his brother called it off and disappeared, 3 weeks prior. When he gets to the location of what is supposed to be his brother's nuptials, he spy's a beautiful goddess with tears running down her face. He quickly learns that this is Christie, the woman his brother was planning to marry. Both are profoundly attracted to one another but fight their feelings as they know people would disapprove since Christie had just come out of a serious relationship with Liam's brother. As they spend time together running Liam and his brother's Inn, they develop feelings that go way beyond attraction. While Christie is open to these feelings, Liam is not. Thanks to a haunting, life altering incident from his childhood, Liam doesn't believe in everlasting love and refuses to allow himself to feel love for anyone, especially women. Can Christie possibly love Liam enough to melt the wall around Liam's heart?
Anonymous 13 days ago
What a great read, highly recommend this book. I love all the characters and this little town.
JennieF 13 days ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation wish you could give more stars.... Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You is the 2nd book in the Summer Lake series and what a way to continue this series! ! Bella Andre takes you on an emotional rollercoaster ride but the ups and downs are so worth it! Job well done, Bella! ! Christy and Wesley decided to break off their engagement 3 weeks before the wedding, but Wesley makes like a thief in the night and leaves….leaving on notes to not blame Christy. Christy is trying to be brave from all the fall out of Wesley leaving; she tells her BFF Sarah that she can have her wedding on that same weekend instead. Once the wedding is over and they are moving to the reception in walks Wesley’s brother, Liam……. Liam decided to come back to Summer Lake for his brother’s wedding and was only staying for a few days before he was off again on his world travels for business. When he walks into the wedding he thought he missed it, only to find it was his cousin, Sarah getting married. As he stands at the back he sees Christy (not knowing for sure who she is) picking up rose petals with tears in her eyes. Something cracks inside him but he doesn’t know what it is…. Both feel this attraction instantly when their eyes meet but once Christy finds out who he is she knows she can’t let anything happen between them because people will disapprove of her dating Wesley’s brother…but boy does she want more from Liam then he is willing to give. There is so much turmoil, attraction, secrets, longing, tears (mine too) and some ghostly happenings.....but once you start reading you will not be able to put it down until you know why Wesley left without telling anyone, Christy’s past life before Summer Lake, and Liam and the secret he has been holding onto for over 20 years…..but in the end will Liam let Christy into his heart and find their HEA or will both their past destroy this relationship???
Rhondaz 13 days ago
5 PERFECTION STARS!!! This story deserves more than 5 stars!!! This book is what true love is all about in a great romance book. Christie and Liam's story has all the feels and this Summer Lake series has been amazing. Bella Andre is one of my favorite authors and always a 1-click and re-reads. I highly recommend this book to all romance readers. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
mschuck 13 days ago
You won't be able to put this book down once you start reading it! I don't know how Bella keeps doing it, but this is another 5 star read! Christi and Liam are so easy to fall in love with and are extremely believable characters. I also love how characters from past books are tied to current the current books. I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to read a great romance.
AliDavies 14 days ago
Omg! Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You Is A Must Read!! I'm so in love with Liam, I want him all to myself. Bella Andre never fails to deliver a story that you can't put down till the very end, even if the Sun is rising and you should be getting up, instead you look like an extra from Walking dead and just want to go to sleep.. It's a MUST READ!!!
Casgirl3 14 days ago
Bella Andre never fails to leave me with a smile on my face. I’ve been a Bella Andre fan for years now. I love her characters and how she intertwines family and makes me feel like I am a part of their lives. We are only into book two of this Summer Lake Series and I am already in love with this little community! Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You is the story of Liam and Christie. Christie and Liam have both been hurt in love before –and not necessarily in the ways you would expect. Christie is working on becoming a stronger person, trying to figure out her life as she manages the inn at Summer Lake. Liam, a world-traveler, is back at home after a long time and needs to face some personal demons before he can move on. As with all of Bella’s books, it is wonderful to see these characters grow and overcome their challenges, as they find their way together. It really is a sweet story. I must admit, though, that I found myself even more intrigued with all the stories involved. We got romance and history going back two generations, which made Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You so much more than a another sweet love story. If I have one complaint about this book is that I wanted more of Jean and Thomas’ story. Actually, since we got similar flashbacks of other couples in the first Summer Lake book, I’m hoping this will be a pattern. That way, we not only get the main characters’ love stories, but we truly get to know everyone in Summer Lake. (Fingers Crossed). Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You is a quick and sweet read with a host of three-dimensional characters that will leave you with all sorts of feels. Happy Reading! I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this novel. I am voluntarily and freely providing an honest review.
HsuLeeNY 14 days ago
ARC - I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest! Secrets always cause pain especially when children are involved Christie knew that she could not marry Wesley. They were more like friends than lovers. She can't remember the last time they kissed. On the day that was supposed to be her wedding, she meets the older brother Liam. Their attraction was instantaneous + electric. She could feel it across the room. What to do? Should she pursue this attraction? or leave it alone ? Liam was leery of love. In his experience, it only brought pain. Overtime, Christie show Liam that love is not pain. It is joy, love, and a promise of much more. Will Liam hold on w/ both hands to Christie? Will He really give love a chance? You will have to read the book to find out.
SharonSchaffer81 14 days ago
Liam and Christy's story was just wonderful. They so deserved love and the story to get them there was great. I loved it and can't wait for the next one.
lisa429 14 days ago
Received an ARC of this book (for my honest review) and enjoyed it just as much (or maybe just a bit more) as the first story in this series. It's the story of Christie, who is new (ish) to town and is helping run the Inn. Quickly, her world is turned on end as her fiance (Wes) calls off their engagement (though she agrees with it) but he leaves town almost immediately - leaving her to explain what has happened to his family and their friends. Also leaves her with a secret that she cannot tell. Enter Liam, Wes' brother, who carries his own family secrets... this is the story of how these secrets can destroy the holder, ruin families and molds their daily lives as it slowly eats away at them. It's a fantastic story of love lost and found, forgiveness and how to overcome tremendous secrets that threaten all who are effected by them. Another phenomenal Bella Andre romance that you can't read fast enough but also don't want to end!
KindleKat64 14 days ago
Couldn't take my eyes off this book!!! Another 5 star read from Bella Andre! She really knows how to do romance!! I really enjoyed this second Summer Lake story! Both Liam and Christie are interesting characters and are so relatable as are all of the folks in Summer Lake. I just love them as a couple. They have fantastic chemistry and it is easy to see that they are falling in love even if they both don't see it for what it is at first. They are there for each other and help each other through some not so easy things even though that is not always easy for either of them. I really liked the interesting back stories we got about Jean and Susan in this book as well as they both directly and indirectly affect the relationship between Liam and Christie. I am just loving this Sullivan spin-off series so much!!