Always On My Mind (The Sullivans #8)
Lori “Naughty” Sullivan finally falls in love in ALWAYS ON MY MIND, the new book in Bella Andre’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling series about the Sullivan family. After a tragic loss three years ago, Grayson Tyler left his life in New York City behind and started over in the rolling hills of the California coast. He’s convinced himself that all he’ll ever need again is the blue sky, a thousand acres of pasture, and the crashing waves of the ocean. Until one day, Lori Sullivan barges into his life and promptly blows his emotionless and solitary world to shreds, driving him crazy as only a woman nicknamed “Naughty” can. But will Lori be able to convince him that it’s safe to love her…and that forever isn’t actually out of reach?
Lori was not the character I was most looking forward to read, but I ended up liking her more than I expected. She could have easily been a wild child that just has things work out for her, but that wasn’t the case. She worked hard and didn’t expect things to magically go her way.
Grayson was gruff and incredibly rude. Lori’s capacity to forgive was amazing but Andre explained it well. I could have easily been turned off and thought the story unbelievable if Andre hadn’t taken the time to say why Lori was able to forgive.
Overall their romance wasn’t the strongest or the sweetest or the most intense, but I liked it more than the two previous. There was no pushing away because their lives were too difficult to work out. Sure Grayson thought that Lori would leave him and get swept up in her career once she went back, but he still planned and hoped that she wouldn’t. I liked that. It was a break in the formula that was needed.
I’ve finished the first eight book in the Sullivans series and I think it’s time for a change. I’ve read about the eight siblings so the rest to come are cousins. The series, so far, has been good, though I have noticed a formula. That’s completely fine, I love Nora Robert’s formula, but some things have started to grate. One of the things that bugged me, that I haven’t already mentioned, is that one of the past siblings will wind up pregnant or engaged and she only mentions it in passing, almost like you were already supposed to know about it. Oh well, I’ll get around to reading the rest.