Thursday, October 4, 2018

Review 'The Look of Love' by Bella Andre


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11757975-the-look-of-love
Chloe Peterson is having a bad night. A really bad night. The large bruise on her cheek can attest to that. And when her car skids off the side of a wet country road straight into a ditch, she's convinced even the gorgeous guy who rescues her in the middle of the rain storm must be too good to be true. Or is he?

As a successful photographer who frequently travels around the world, Chase Sullivan has his pick of beautiful women, and whenever he's home in San Francisco, one of his seven siblings is usually up for causing a little fun trouble. Chase thinks his life is great just as it is--until the night he finds Chloe and her totaled car on the side of the road in Napa Valley. Not only has he never met anyone so lovely, both inside and out, but he quickly realizes she has much bigger problems than her damaged car. Soon, he is willing to move mountains to love--and protect--her, but will she let him?

Chloe vows never to make the mistake of trusting a man again. Only, with every loving look Chase gives her--and every sinfully sweet caress--as the attraction between them sparks and sizzles, she can't help but wonder if she's met the only exception. And although Chase didn't realize his life was going to change forever in an instant, amazingly, he isn't the least bit interested in fighting that change. Instead, he's gearing up for a different fight altogether...for Chloe's heart.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
June 13th, 2011
Series:
The Sullivans #1
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Pages:
384
Formats:
eBook, Paperback
Available at:

My Review:


Ever since I gave birth to our beautiful baby girl I had some trouble getting back into reading. Obviously our whole life changed and I didn’t really know how to start reading again. I didn’t have a lot of time for reading, and when I did I fall asleep. Now our baby girl is a little older and we have a little bit of a rhythm. So I found myself having some reading time. And I really wanted to start reading again with something romantic and easy to get into. Soon I found The Sullivans series and I started reading the first book.

In ‘The Look of Love’ we meet Chase Sullivan. Chase is a photographer and just left a family party when he finds Chloe Peterson standing on the side of the road. The weather is bad, her car is in a ditch and there is a big bruise on Chloe’s cheek. From the moment Chase sees Chloe he finds himself wanting to protect her. But Chloe is determined never to trust a man again.

‘The Look of Love’ is the first book in the Sullivans series and it starts with a little introduction of the Sullivans family. Although a little predictable, every man in the family is super handsome of course, I found myself intrigued with the family. This definitely made me want to keep on reading. And after Chase met Chloe and the first romantic moments started to appear I found myself loving this book.

The character I loved the most was Chase. I loved that he was a photographer. It was fun to read about his profession. But what I loved most about him was the way he was very patient with Chloe. He was just so sweet and kind to her. I loved that. And everyone who knows me knows that I love a big family. So the Sullivans couldn’t really go wrong with me.

The romance between Chase and Chloe is very predictable but I enjoyed it. Everything moves very fast, but somehow this didn’t bother me. There where a lot of sex scenes, and I honestly could have done with a little less of them. But still..  ‘The Look of Love’ is just an easy, romantic, nothing complicated book that was perfect to get me back into the reading groove.

Although this book was definitely predictable I still find myself wanting to read the other books in this series. I just want to know what will happen with other Sullivan siblings.

My Rating:


About the Author:


Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans” and “The Morrisons” series.

Having sold more than 7 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 65 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Steven King). Apple iBooks named her one of the "bestselling authors of all time." And Publishers Weekly named Oak Press (the publishing company she created to publish her own books) the Fastest-Growing Independent Publisher in the US. After signing a groundbreaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, Bella’s “The Sullivans” series is being released in paperback in the US, Canada, and Australia.

Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into ten languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post called her “One of the top writers in America” and she has been featured by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME Magazine. A graduate of Stanford University, she has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America in New York City.

Bella also writes the New York Times bestselling Four Weddings and a Fiasco series as Lucy Kevin. Her “sweet” contemporary romances also include the new Walker Island series written as Lucy Kevin.

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country, a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks, and a flat in London overlooking the Thames..


For more information about Bella Andre please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook and Twitter.

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