Blog Tour Stop, Review & Contest: The Look of Love by Bella Andre

Title: The Look of Love by Bella Andre
Sullivans Series Book One
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: Harlequin MIRA
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 384 pages
Book Rating: C+

Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publicist

Summary:

Expanded Edition! More Story! More Sullivans!

Fans of Bella Andre’s Sullivan Series will love this long-awaited print edition of THE LOOK OF LOVE. It features a longer, more-detailed story with all the emotion and sensuality that readers love. Not to be missed!

Sometimes one look is all it takes

Chloe Peterson has vowed never to make the mistake of trusting a man again. Her reasons are as vivid as the bruises on her cheek. So when her car skids off a wet country road straight into a ditch, she’s convinced the gorgeous guy who rescues her must be too good to be true.

As a successful international photographer, Chase Sullivan has his pick of beautiful women. He’s satisfied with his life—until he finds Chloe and her totaled car on the side of the road in Napa Valley.

With every loving look—and every sinfully sweet caress—the attraction between them sizzles, and Chloe can’t help but wonder if she’s met the man who may be the exception to her rule….

The Review:

The Look of Love is a wickedly sexy romance and fun first installment in Bella Andre’s The Sullivans series. Brief introductions to the Sullivan siblings set the stage for future stories in the series, but this first novel brings readers Chase Sullivan and Chloe Peterson’s whirlwind romance after Chase rescues the stranded Chloe during a storm.

Chase is absolutely wonderful-sweet, sexy, charming and devilishly good looking. He is pretty well-grounded despite the early loss of his father and he is very close to his extended family. Chase is also very intuitive and he not only recognizes, but respects, Chloe’s obvious reluctance to trust a stranger. He is exceedingly patient with her as she works through her issues and he lets her guide their relationship.

Given Chloe’s experience with her abusive ex-husband, she is very skittish and cautious around Chase in the beginning. She is slow to trust Chase, but she eventually relaxes her guard and gives in to her intense attraction to him. While she may not be ready for a relationship she is on board with a no strings fling and they exuberantly explore their desire for one another.

The Look of Love takes place over a few days which gives an “insta-love” feel to Chase and Chloe’s relationship. I did like them as a couple, but their romance feels rushed. Chloe has some serious problems to overcome and her trust issues are resolved really fast.

Despite a few reservations, The Look of Love is an enjoyable read that is fast paced and engaging with deliciously steamy sex scenes. Bella Andre beautifully develops the characters and her intriguing glimpses of Marcus leave me eagerly awaiting From This Moment On, the next novel in The Sullivans series.


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6 Responses to Blog Tour Stop, Review & Contest: The Look of Love by Bella Andre

  1. Eileen

    One of my all time favorite series. I have never done a reread of this series so this might be my chance. Thanks for the chance.

  2. Annette

    I really enjoyed this story. It opened a whole new series to me. There are 7 Sullivan books on my e-reader and can’t wait for more.

  3. Ellen Thompson

    I didn’t think that I would need to read this since I have it on my Nook but I would really love to read the expanded story. I have loved all of them in the original form though.

  4. Meghan Stith

    I follow via email: mestith at gmail dot com
    I liked your FB page: meghan Stith
    OMG… I love the sounds of this book! Love that cover, too ; ) I always wonder if the author has any life experience that they put into their books? I am also wondering if the author could choose ANY author to work with, who would they choose and why? This author can be alive or dead! Thanks for sharing with us and Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  5. Cheryl Sanders

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    Cheryl Sanders

    I LOVE Bella Andre’s books!!! She’s an amazing writer 🙂 Thank you for this giveaway!

  6. Joanne B

    I love Bella’s Animal Magnetism series. *hangs head in shame* I haven’t read this series though. It sounds fantastic. I put it at the top of my TBR mountain.