Review: Come a Little Bit Closer by Bella Andre


Come a Little Bit Closer by Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans (# 7)
Published Date: November 28, 2012 (reissue Feb 2014)
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 400
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



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 of her cool exterior.

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 fairy tale 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 beginning.


Review: The much awaited story of Smith has arrived. This is one family that even when you miss a book or two you can pick them up in any order and catch up. Ms. Andre has made the Sullivans so realistic that I wouldn’t mind having them as my family. And if I wasn’t married they would be the family to marry into.

Through everything they are a constant and it is awfully nice to come home to sit down and relax with one of the Sullivans knowing that you will find some hot romance along with Mama Mary to hand out her wisdom and advice.

Smith is the second oldest sibling. I liked that someone in the family was a movie star. It made him seem unapproachable but really he was more down to earth than most thought him to be. When he first met Val I think he was attracted right away but she was a little aloof as she was serious and protective of her younger sister who was going to star opposite Smith. I think she intrigued Smith because she kept herself in a cocoon not looking at all that attractive. The flirting and sexual tension was enjoyable.

As their relationship advanced she found it hard to watch the scenes Smith did with her sister. I liked that the relationship wasn’t perfect. It was a little hiccup but they were able to get past that.  The sex was steamy as they took their relationship to the next level. After they got the heated gotta have each other out of the way Ms. Andre showed us a sweeter more gentle side to their romance which was nice. It showed the softer side of Smith.

I really enjoyed Ms. Andre’s story of Smith and Val. It was like visiting old friends as it always is. I always enjoy getting to know the family more in each book. It is how you imagine a family to be. They aren’t perfect but they are there for each other showing respect to each other and those they fall in love with. Mama Mary instilled good strong values in her children.  Ms. Andre adds the element of realism into her stories so that I find it very easy to relate to the characters and as they are intertwined as a strong family unit.

If you haven’t read any of her books this isn’t a bad one to start with. I think it is the perfect read for the beach or your day off. So pick up your favorite drink and get lost in Smith and Val’s romance.