Saturday, January 19, 2013

LET ME BE THE ONE_SULLIVAN SERIES

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Fifteen years ago Ryan Sullivan met the new girl in high school who would become his best friend, Victoria “Vicki” Sullivan. Together they could relax and be themselves with one another without pretensions or expectations. Vicki loved the camaraderie of being around the Sullivan family and Ryan loved that around Vicki he could relax and shake off his so-called “perfections.” But when Vickie’s military family is once again shipped out on new orders she has to pull up roots and start someplace else all over again. However, she left something very important behind…her heart.

Fifteen years later Ryan and Vicki have kept in contact via emails and telephone. His busy life as a professional baseball player and her marriage to a prominent artist has kept them physically separated. But her recent divorce and frustrated efforts at building her sculpting career has removed her from the throes of her possessive husband’s reach in Italy and landed her back in San Francisco and ironically into the arms of her old friend Ryan. He speeds in when a powerful art curator attempts to mold and shape her future into something evil and disturbed.

Ryan only thought he was playing in the major leagues as the star pitcher for the Hawks. But his easygoing manner, reputation as a ladies’ man, and the fastballs he’s known for has not prepared him for the number of innings he must play or switching positions as the batter up when he decides to hit a homer for Vicki’s heart. When Ryan steps up to the plate to profess his love for Vicki, he won’t make it to third base with the shutouts that she’s delivering. In an effort to protect their friendship and her heart from possible rejection she continues to make light of Ryan’s advances and he must decide if he will take a walk or be the Ace that he is and pitch a strike at her heart. While Vicki balances the fine line of her love for Ryan and protecting their friendship, she must also fight for her career while attempting to create the best masterpiece of her life.

When friendship, their careers, and the game of love is on the line they must decide if they will continue to play hardball with the enemies and their hearts or if they will win the playoffs to head for the championships.
“Let Me Be The One” is my favorite story in the Sullivan series thus far. While I enjoyed all of the books in this series, this one shares a beautiful friendship developed from two people who were real with one another. It showed the challenges that people go through in real life and how sometimes they miss out on their destiny. But what I loved most was no matter how much money and influence he had, Ryan stepped back and allowed his best friend to make her own decisions and gain her own sense of strength by just supporting her. Their relationship was able to blossom into something beyond the physical because they had known one another for so long and had developed a genuine friendship through the years, which time had distance has nurtured. While this was a page turner for me, it was also a great emotional read as you got to know the characters from being teenagers through adulthood and relating to their choices was easy. 

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The Sullivans are on tour with Novel Publicity. Follow along for your chance to win amazing prizes. We've got special romantic swag baskets for each book, an iPad Mini, Kindle Fire, Nook Color, and Kobo eReader, and Amazon and iTunes gift cards. WOW!

You'll also get introduced to this amazing contemporary romance series via excerpts as well as interviews with and guest posts from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Bella Andre. You'll definitely want to learn more about the family that has captured the world's heart.

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About The Sullivans: In this sexy, emotional and funny contemporary romance series, each member of the Sullivan family will eventually find true love...usually where he or she least expects it.


Audiobooks are also available for the first five in the series (with more coming soon). Plus, keep an eye out for paperback editions coming from Harlequin Romance starting Summer 2013.



About the Author: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre has always been a writer. Songs came first, and then non-fiction books, but as soon as she started writing her first romance novel, she knew she'd found her perfect career. 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 10 lists at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Kobo.

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" and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. She has given the keynote speech at Book Expo America on her self-publishing success and has sold more than one million books.

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4 comments:

  1. I am definitely putting these on my list of reads for 2013. Thank you for showcasing them. :)

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    1. Thank you for commenting and following along. I have a great line up for 2013. Come back to check out the others.

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  2. Wonderful review! I'm glad you enjoyed reading "Let Me Be The One!" I love friends turned lovers stories! Thanks for taking part in our gigantic tour, and if you have time to cross-post your reviews to Amazon and GoodReads, that would be awesome. :-D

    Em

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