“I love all genres of books, however when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
This was the first book by Bella Andre that I've read although I've seen her books all over the web. I liked the book enough to want to listen to the next in the series, but I did have some issues with it. I really don't like insta-love type of books, I'd much rather read about a relationship that grows over time not ones that take a day or three. I really liked the first half of the book more then the second half because you actually read about Chase trying to woo Chloe and build trust between them. The second half was pretty much all sex then confrontation and sex then more sex.
I'm pretty sure that while this is written as a series each book can be read as a stand alone. I'm going to read them in order just to get the full effect of Ms. Andre's writing style. Looking forward to Marcus' story.
A good listen made more enjoyable by Eva Kaminsky's excellent delivery of the story.
AKA The Geeky Blogger
Listened/Read for Fun (Combo Purchase)/Read for Review (Audible/Book Trib/Kindle)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 4.25
Audio Rating: 3.75 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: The Sullivan’s have hooked me!
Story Thoughts: The Look of Love was a strong beginning to what is shaping up to be a wonderful series (I don’t know why I waited so long to try these). Going to say up front that stories about women who are strong enough to make a break from an abusive situation always tug at my heartstrings. The fact that Bella took time to write the story (with follow through) was fantastic. The timeline of the romance between Chloe and Chase was a little “quick” for me but I found myself rooting for them to work it out. I am glad that I heard we will see them in future books in the series.
Character Thoughts: The Sullivan’s are going to be a crew to contend with if Chase is anything to go on. Chase was strong, compassionate, creative, and knew his heart. I love when the guy is the first one to fall and Chase stole my heart when he did. Chloe was a lot guarded (understandably)so she was harder to warm up to but I was pulling for her to work through her issues. This was a great romance for Chase and Chloe, I felt it matched them as a couple.
Narrated By Eva Kaminsky/ Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
Eva did a great job with Chloe’s voice and emotion. The pacing was also excellent in this narration. I wasn’t a huge fan of Chase’s voice but overall this was a pretty decent audiobook.
Final Thoughts: Can’t wait to delve into the next book in The Sullivans series.
Tell us about yourself!
I haven't read the print version so I can't give an opinion, but Eva did just such a great job of narrating that I think it adds to the great story.
As in other Bella Andre novels I like that you get to see what "she" is thinking and feeling and also what "he" is thinking and feeling. It's a wonderful love story full of understanding, patience and empathy.
When Chase finally gets to give Dean what he deserves especially as Chase has been incredibly controlling himself up until that moment.
It did make me laugh a couple of times and it didn't make me cry but it did make me happy.
I enjoyed the more relaxed language compared to "Take Me", although the other had my emotions going wilder because of the male reader's narration. I must say that Eva Kaminsky's narration is excellent especially when she is doing the voices. Completely uninhibited and spot on. I love to hear a male narrator for the male parts, but Eva did a great job on the whole. It really is a lovely love story and I have already purchased the second one.
I didnt even finish this book. It was just so ridiculous, it had me laughing!!! The hero finds this woman on the side of the road and its instant love, even though he has been an avid bachelor his entire adult life. He knows her for two days and loves her and cannot live without her...yuck. The sex was hott or I would have given it one star.
Never give up on Love
The storyline was good, the narrator did a great job. It left me hanging, so I want to read the next book in the series.
When she tells him she loves him too.
If I had the time I could have listened to it nonstop.
If you like erotic love series, you'll like this series.
First let me say that this is the first book I have listened to or read by this author. Bella Andre is now on my favorites list with Susan Mallery and Sherryl Woods.
Eva Kaminsky does a great job with the narration and is very easy to listen to and stay focused on the story line. I will look for more books that she has narrated.
Now, for the story itself. The Sullivans embrace you into their family from the start. The story of Chase and Chloe is very captivating and realistic. The steamy sex scenes have kept my husband interested from the start and he is very upset with me whenever I have need to pause.
Spoiler Alert: I love that the last scene of the first book is picked up 20 minutes later as the first scene of the second book. It just flows from one to another. In 3 1/2 days we have listened to the first 4 books. We just can't stop.
I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a sharp and witty romance with some spice thrown in.
This first book of the Sullivans was a great introduction. It was funny, sexy and romantic.
The story was typical and was not interesting. I found myself skipping-forwarding becasue I was so bored. Inintally I had high hopes for the story but for 17 chapters out of 22 the depth of the characters was the same and the story was the same. There as no story except the relationship of the two main characters. It would have been nice for Chole to focus and get her life together, deal with her ex, and then her and Chase could have an unrealistic passionate relationship.
It was boring and typical.
The performance was fine.
I would cut scene 2-17
The characters must have depth and the story must be interesting and complex. If it is just about boy meets girl and they live happily ever after....this is boring.
This series is light and entertaining. If you are expecting great literature, you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for a well-written romance that follows the traditional formula, these stories are fun. The narration is easy to listen to, the Sullivan family are too good to be true, but likeable, and Bella Andre writes a steamy love scene as well as any I've read. Good for bedtime listening of if you want to switch your brain off and enjoy yourself.
Avid reader and Audio books listener
No, because there are more books in the series and I am sure I will read more about Chase and Chloe. I very rarley re-read books. There are always new books to read
I liked both of the main characters, would be hard to choose one over the other
hard to say
Not a big fan of turing books into movies. Books are books and movies should be movies
I loved the scene about the extra or unexpected guest in the master bedroom