I can forgive a lot in a book. I know I"m reading a fantasy about love, not a documentary. But the character's reactions and emotions in this book were so completely unbelievable I just couldn't get through it. Absolutely everything about the hero's behavior screamed serial killer, and she's attracted to him? His reactions to her were equally over the top and unrealistic. I gave up after about half an hour or so. It was just too awful to go on.
No complaints with Eva Kaminsky's performance. She did the best she could with the material she was given. the flaw here was completely with the story line.
There was no plot whatsoever to this story. It was a shallow story of lust and different ways to have sex. I won't be listening to this author again.
This was the first time I read/listened to a book by Bella Andre. I took a chance based on all the good reviews. I was so disappointed. I could barely find the story in the midst of all the sex scenes. I like reading happy romances and falling in love just as much as the next person. But this story was so improbable. The amount of sex that was had in 3 days. I'm not a prude but I didn't get a chance to like the main charachters. I speed through it to find out what happen with the ex. I'm sad I didn't do what I normally do and just try one book before I bought another in the series. The 5th book was on sale and based on the reviews I took a chance and bought it before the end of the sale. Now I don't see myself listening to it. I'm not sure the narrator helped things. She read so slowly that it dragged things along also. First time a review has failed me.
Not my thing. The summary looked interesting, but I couldn't even finish it--no real story line just sex, sex, sex.
It took me 5 days to get this finished and I still had to stop it 10 minutes before it was done, I had enough. Badly written and boring.
As a mother of 4 you have a lot of laundry. Audible books made washing a whole lot nicer. Walking isn't as painful either.
I don't know. I'm a big fan of romance, however, they jumped into sex to soonand spoiled the rest for me. I didn't even finish. They needed to develop an deeper attraction or at least let one build.
Dove into the sex to soon. The attraction needed to build. Everything was to much to soon.
I like the narrator very much. She's the reason I hung in there until the middle. She wasn't my problem. The story was.
The masterbation scene first. The constant sex talk or thought second. Didn't let your own imagination marinate.
With all the great reviews of the sequels, I'm going to give the second a try but I hope they write a better story to go with the romance.
The narrator really made this book come to life. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to getting to know the rest of the Sullivans.
I love to read. I love all genres but romance in particular. The hotter and steamy and sexier book is the more I want to read it.
the determination one man has for the women he has found and loved at 1st sight
grest story good start to a series
The Look of Love is the first book of The Sullivans series by Bella Andre. I listened to this book in audio and loved every word. The narrator Eva Kaminsky does a fabulous job with these characters and this type of story. A lot of times a first book in the series tends to suffer with too much set up for the future books, but that was not the case at all with this book.
Chloe Peterson’s life is in for some serious changes. I absolutely loved Chloe. She got away from an abusive husband just to find herself in a ditch on a rainy night being approached by a stranger to offer a hand. She could shrink away and hide from life, but that just isn't her. Yes, she needs distance and to be careful, but she is strong and resilient. I loved how she balanced all this and came to terms with all that has happened in such a short time.
Chase Sullivan was everything you could want in a man. Hot? Oh yea! But, more importantly he is sweet, loyal, thoughtful, sexy, and patient. He acknowledges the connection between him and Chloe right away, but seeing she is skittish he bides his time and is just there for her. As a photographer he deals with high maintenance models everyday and he does it with kindness, but he is no pushover. I loved how he knew when to push Chloe and when to let her deal with things on her own and the internal monologue that came with making the decision of when to do what.
This book isn't hugely graphic when it comes to the sex scenes, but definitely hot. Again, the narrator did a great job narrating these scenes; not making them skeevy or cheesy.
In this book we get an introduction into the Sullivan family and begin to get to know the other members. I absolutely can’t wait to read/listen to their stories. This family comes across so “real”. Yeah, you have a sports star, an actor, a dancer, but even they are just one of the gang when hanging with the family.
Read or listen to this book! You can’t go wrong either way. You won’t be sorry and with any luck you’ll fall in love with this family as quickly as I did.
I like lots of different kinds of romance, but I prefer original plots and characters with some personality. I can usually even listen through when the writing has clear flaws. But this was possibly the least enjoyable book I've tried in years; it had little storyline and poor dialogue. The sex was steamy though, if that's all you are looking for in a romance novel.
Fewer cliches, more realistic characters and dialogue.
It sounded like melodramatic cliche after melodramatic cliche. Perhaps nothing could have saved it, but the narrator seemed to overplay much of the dialogue.
I read another in this series and really liked it; that was my first Bella Andre. Perhaps the series gets better after third initial book. But for me, this particular book wasn't worth a credit and I don't know if I'll waste another one on this author.