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series is getting a bit repetitive
on 13 August 2014
Bella Andre says "my favourite romances have always been about families. I love following brothers and sisters and cousins from book to book" and I agree, many of my favourite easy read romances follow this theme. Bella Andre, in my opinion, has a similar style to Bernadette Marie and Melody Anne, and focuses on the Sullivan family from San Francisco. What makes series romances like this successful for me is the interaction between the brothers and sisters, the teasing and ribbing.
Book 4 features Sophie Sulllivan, nicknamed 'Nice' by her family, a quiet, reserved, sensible librarian, and tattooed, rough Jake McCann, a family friend who owns a chain of Irish pubs. They have known each other since they were children and ever since Sophie has love him. She's fed up of him not noticing her and for being so arrogant, what she doesn't know is that he pushes her away coldly because he's trying to resist his feelings for her, he knows he should love her like a sister but he feels more than that. Sophie decides to push the situation with Jake and he finds out she's not so timid and naive as he thinks.
Sophie is strong stands up to her overprotective brothers and Jake does the brave thing too when he confronts Zach. I liked the transformation in both of them, Sophie from a quiet librarian to a sexy seductress and Jake from an abrupt ladiesman to a protective, dedicated boyfriend. The series is getting a bit samey, the characters are different and the story of how they get together varies but the rest is fairly similar between the books, including the rather dry sex scenes.