Kissing Under the Mistletoe Book reviews


Author(s): Bella AndreDownload  


For Mary Sullivan Christmas is, and always has been, about family. And this year is no different. As she awaits the arrival of her eight children and their partners at the cottage in Lake Tahoe, she hangs the ornaments that they made for her over the years. Each decoration brings with it a tide of memories, all of which she holds dear to her heart. But when she comes across the oldest ornament, the one her beloved husband, Jack, gave her on their very first Christmas together, Mary is immediately swept back to the first days of their whirlwind romance, to the love that would be the foundation on which they built the family she is so proud to call her own. Join the Sullivans this Christmas for a story that explores the wonder of the holidays, the meaning of family and a love that transcends time.

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Sharon Mariampillai

Sharon Mariampillai rated it      

December 2016 Review:

This was an incredible read. I love the Sullivans series. The writing and the characters are so amazing and I just love reading this series every year. I loved Jack and Mary’s story. The parents of the San Francisco Sullivans finally got there story. It was a love at first sight story.

Jack is an engineer and inventor. He is just as sexy and as appealing as all of his sons. Mary is a model who is about to retire from the spotlight and live life as a normal individual. She is Italian and very feisty just like her daughters. They have amazing chemistry. This book proves that the special person in your life may be closer than expected. Now the San Francisco Sullivans sub-series is over, now onto the Seattle Sullivans sub-series. I can’t wait to read Book 9.5 – One Perfect Night. Overall, an amazing read.

December 2015 Review:

I got to learn more about Jack! It was sweet to find out more about how Mary and Jack fell in love, got married and had 8 children. It is sad that Jack died and was not in the first eight books.

The romance between these two is perfect. Loved this book! I wish there was more to the book though. It was the shortest book, but it was perfect! Overall, an amazing read.


Marcy rated it      

I figured, after reading all of the Sullivan books, that their parents must have had a pretty great love story. I mean, how can those men & women have turned out so romantic if it wasn’t in their DNA? They each fell hard and fast for the loves of their lives, and it was no different for Jack & Mary. I really fell deeper in love with this family through this book. It warmed my heart to go through their journey with them, but it also broke my heart in the process as well. It might have been the most bittersweet book I’ve ever read. I wanted to break down crying at every sweet, romantic moment, because I know how it’ll all end. I’m assuming most people looking at this book have read at least one of the earlier Sullivan books and knows that their dad died young. So, while I’m enjoying getting to know Jack and how he and Mary met and fell in love, I’m also hyper aware of the fact that their story is cut too short. With that said, I’m so glad Belle wrote this book and gave us all a chance to learn more about Jack & Mary. It was wonderfully written and a beautiful love story.

Sharon Chance

Sharon Chance rated it      

Bella Andre’s Sullivan family is a big, boisterous, loving group of people and at the very heart of this family are the parents, Mary and Jack. Bella brings their beautiful love story to life with this charming and heartwarming holiday story, “Kissing Under The Mistletoe.”

If you’ve never read a “Sullivan Family” book, Bella introduces you to the entire clan as she presents Mary’s story. I loved how each family member is acknowledged as Mary goes through her cherished Christmas ornaments.

But it is truly Mary and Jack’s story that shines in this book. Theirs was a “sweep you off your feet” kind of romance, and it is sizzling sexy at times and gentle and tender at others. This book is beautifully presented and creatively written and I enjoyed every second of reading it! I highly recommend it!


JoAnne rated it     

The Sullivans #10
This is the story of how Jack and Mary met and fell in love. Jack was an engineer and he and two of his friends invented a machine like a Palm Pilot. They needed to market it. Jack spied Mary, a model, doing a shoot in Union Square. He watched and waited until she was done. He wanted her for himself and also for ads for his invention.

Mary was retiring from modeling after the shoot but there was something about Jack. She wanted to be with him. She said yes to doing the ad for him but they had to keep romance at bay until business was done. She had been burned and heartbroken by another man.

They were both 32 and were looking for the one. Could it really be this easy?

I loved this story.


DAISY DISNEY rated it      

With this being the 10th book in the series I find myself very excited to read more about the Sullivan’s and their family’s journey. This was such a romantic and very touching read. I loved the romance and sparks between Jack and Mary. These are the type of stories that make the perfect read for this wonderful time of the year. The story behind the Sullivan family ornaments was very heart-warming. I could just picture the Lake Tahoe cabin during Christmas-time filled with the laughter and joys of the Sullivan family. Ahhhh I just loved this story!!

Copy provided by Publisher in exchange for an honest review


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