Monday, January 14, 2013

I Only Have Eyes for You (The Sullivans #4) by Bella Andre + Giveaway Info and Brief Note on Plagiarism

Before I get started, I have a quick note to make about plagiarism. Recently, I found out that another blogger-whose name will remain undisclosed-has used my review of Entangled by Nikki Jefford and taken credit, along with reviews from other bloggers. Now, this was quite upsetting. Why would anyone think that they had the right to take MY words and MY work and try to take credit for it? This is not okay.  It was not only once,but occurred several times with several different bloggers. To the blogger who did this, you know who you are. Please take down the review or at least attribute it to me, as well as the other plagiarized reviews. Thank you.

Now, moving on to a happier note...

I Only Have Eyes for You (The Sullivans, #4)
Sophie Sullivan, a librarian in San Francisco, was five years old when she fell head over heels in love with Jake McCann. Twenty years later, she's convinced the notorious bad boy still sees her as the "nice" Sullivan twin. That is, when he bothers to look at her at all. But when they both get caught up in the magic of the first Sullivan wedding, she knows it's long past time to do whatever it takes to make him see her for who she truly is...the woman who will love him forever.

Jake has always been a magnet for women, especially since his Irish pubs made him extremely wealthy. But the only woman he really wants is the one he can never have. Not only is Sophie his best friend's off-limits younger sister...he can't risk letting her get close enough to discover his deeply hidden secret.

Only, when Sophie appears on his doorstep as Jake's every fantasy come to life-smart, beautiful, and shockingly sexy-he doesn't have a prayer of taking his eyes, or his hands, off her. And he can't stop craving more of her sweet smiles and sinful kisses. Because even though Jake knows loving Sophie isn't the right thing to can he possibly resist?

My Rating: 4/5

This book is so sweet, a brilliant romance. I Only Have Eyes for You is another wonderful book in the Sullivans series.

The whole "girl-falling-in love-with-her-older-brother's-friend" is one of my favorite plot lines-second only to the "best-friends-to-lovers" plot lines (which, I'm happy to say, appears on book 6). I think the whole longing for each other tension makes a book especially good. And this one was a perfect take on that plot.

Sophie has been branded as the nice sister since she was a little girl, and she's sick of being seen as just the good one. Especially by  her brother's friend, Jake, who she has loved for years. And, now, she has decided to shed her "nice" title to be a little naughty and get her man.
I really liked Sophie. She was strong in a quiet way, which allowed her to hold her own against 6 overprotective brothers. And to get Jake to notice her. That made me immediately like her. I sometimes wished that she would have a little more fire in her, but she proved herself later on. So, I ended up really liking her.

Jake was one hell of an alpha male. He couldn't read well in his youth and he still has trouble with it, though he tries to hide. Though it didn't say that he was dyslexic, I'm guessing it was some kind of issue like that. That has made him insecure, though, on the outside, he seems to be perfectly confident. And, though he has loved Sophie for years, the insecurity that he wasn't good enough has prevented him from pursuing her. I loved Jake. His insecurity made him a sympathetic character, while his alpha qualities made him very sexy. It was a combination that I adored-and I think that many others will, as well. My one issue is that there was one part of the book when he forces Sophie to stay at his house for a week so that he can convince her to be with him. It's not that he tied her up and held her captive, but I do wish that he had been more reasonable about it, rather than just demanding it. It was just a small issue, so I was able to overlook it and adore Jake.

There was a lot of longing in the relationship between these two. It made them quite an explosive couple in bed, when they were finally able to be together. But, they weren't just about bed-sport. They were very sweet together, a couple that will easily garner support from readers.

The plot moves steadily and doesn't ever stall. It had me interested the entire way through and concluded with a sweet ending and a segue in to book 5.

I Only Have Eyes for You was a lovely romance. Romance lovers, you should give it a read.

*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Giveaway Info:
The Fall in Love with the Sullivans tour is continuing on. Come join us for a live interview via Twitter as we ask Bella to sum up her best-selling contemporary romance series as well as her writing habits and personality in teensy tiny tweets. We’ll open to questions from the audience at the end of the interview. One question-asker a "I Only Have Eyes For You" romantic swag basket, specially compiled to celebrate book #4 in the series! Join us on Twitter at 7 PM EST by searching #TheSullivans.
And what does the special "I Only Have Eyes for You" gift basket include? It's a romantic book set! So we've got the standard Sullivans swag—bookmarks, pens, notepads, and a $25 iTunes gift card with Bella's specially recommended romantic playlist. Then we've got all the awesome books: Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, Romeo & Juliet, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, The Chief by Monica McCarty, The Duke and I by Julia Quinn, Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts, and Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise!

Make sure to come back tomorrow for more giveaway opportunities on the Fall in Love with the Sullivans tour!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome review! I'm glad you enjoyed reading "I Only Have Eyes For You!" It's my personal favorite of the Sullivan series. 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, princess (as Jake calls Sophie). ;-)