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The Look of Love: The Sullivans, Book 1 | [Bella Andre]

The Look of Love: The Sullivans, Book 1

With The Look of Love, best-selling author Bella Andre introduces you to a fun and emotional contemporary romance series about the Sullivan family. Because when a Sullivan bad boy falls... he falls hard. And it's forever. 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 must be too good to be true. Or is he?
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Publisher's Summary

With The Look of Love, best-selling author Bella Andre introduces you to a fun and emotional contemporary romance series about the Sullivan family. Because when a Sullivan bad boy falls...he falls hard. And it's forever.

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.

(NOTE: Explicit language, very steamy sex scenes...and lots of emotion!)

©2011-2012 Oak Press, LLC (P)2012 Oak Press, LLC

What the Critics Say

"The Look of Love is an emotionally compelling, thoroughly sexy, lovely read. I can't wait for more Sullivan brothers!" (Carly Phillips, New York Times Best-selling Author)

"The Look of Love is the perfect combination of sexy heat and tender heart. This character driven romance has brains, brawn and the perfect bad boy to launch a whole family's worth of fun." (Barbara Freethy, number one New York Times Best-selling Author)

"Pure sensual fun! I couldn't read fast enough. I loved everything about Chase and Chloe's story. I'm hooked on the Sullivans!" (Marie Force, Best-selling Author)

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    Angelia 09-01-12
    Angelia 09-01-12 Member Since 2008

    I love books, it's my great escape.

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    "Great find! Romantic, Sweet with serious Heat!"

    I just get so excited when I find a new author. Bella Andre is a wonderful new find. I am so hooked on this series now. It's Hot, Hot, Hot. Not to mention Chase is so sweet and caring. He has 5 other brothers and two sisters. I can't wait to meet all of them. (Smile) I see more books in the future. Did I say I have down loaded book two already. This had everything I like in a good romance novel. A good story line, great characters, sexual tension with some Heat and to top it off a great narrator.

    18 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 11-16-12
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 11-16-12 Member Since 2011

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "A total cheese fest..."

    I got this book because of the many great reviews it had but I was so disappointed. Poorly developed romance. I believe in love at first sight but these two barely spoke (just had lots of sex) and in 48 hours were madly in love, saying I love you and considering marriage and babies. Oh please!!! And Chase was an unrealistic mAle. He spoke like a 13 year old boy with his first crush. One more time I would hear the word lovely in the story and I would burn my IPhone (not really but I imagined it). Way too cheesy!!!

    Narrator: Eva Kaminsky is a reader not really a narrator. A narrator is supposed to add emotions and intensity to a story. But she just read the story aloud. Barely any difference in tone between characters and she sounded kind of young. She would be better as a YA narrator. The reader made a relatively short short drag like a never ending book. I had to speed up the voice so that I could finish it.

    Be warned: only get this book if you like really cheesy, unrealistic but hot Harlequin type stories that are predictable from the beggining.

    34 of 42 people found this review helpful
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    K. Holt 05-21-13
    K. Holt 05-21-13
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    "What a flaming disappointment!"

    I LOVE romance; it's my favorite genre. I'm a voracious reader. I had high expectations for this book (and series)....and found it to be a significant let down. Pacing dragged. Percentage of pages devoted solely to sexual encounters between hero and heroine was excessive. The final "big disaster" was desperately rushed such that it fell flat.

    Much of the disappointment is because of choice of narrator-- nasal intonations came and went (dissolving my patience), emotion lacked, male voices grated, and it simply wasn't a good fit with the book.

    The book did have strengths: setting, sensory details were rich, lovable hero (even if his motivations were weak upon occasion).

    I'll probably try one of Andre's newer Sullivan books, as I wanted so much to love this first in the series.

    18 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Katrina 08-02-12
    Katrina 08-02-12

    I haven't "read" a book since 1998, just not interested....after the 50 Shades Trilogy, I have become an audio book addict! I am a very tough critic.

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    "Loved this book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Look of Love to be better than the print version?

    I loved this so much that I had to continue reading the series. I can't wait for the 3rd book to come out so I can find out what happens! The narration was great and spot on!


    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 10-14-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 10-14-12

    bookworm

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    "A cottoncandy listen, very sweet but yummy"

    I hadn't heard of this author before so I took a chance and I'm so glad I did. If you're in the mood for an easygoing light listen - handsome guy meets a damsel in distress then sets about rescuing her but falls in love with her instead then this is your kinda book.

    Worth a credit? Yes it was entertaining and I'm off to listen to book 2.

    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonda Borger, TX, United States 09-10-12
    Rhonda Borger, TX, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2008
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    "this makes ya wanna......"
    What made the experience of listening to The Look of Love the most enjoyable?

    I knight in shining armor is every or most girls dream. There is actually people like this just everyone is wondering where they are!


    What other book might you compare The Look of Love to and why?

    I don't know


    Which character – as performed by Eva Kaminsky – was your favorite?

    Marcus


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Marcus held the baby for the lady to take pictures.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the credit and more. It is nice to have a feel good story that doesn't spend half the book with bad attitudes or something bad happening. I like stories like this every once in awhile.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Joann 04-04-13
    Joann 04-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A plot that wasn't so predictable. 75% of the story the main characters were haviing sex here there and everywhere.


    What was most disappointing about Bella Andre’s story?

    The sex scenes just got boring and nauseous.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Eva Kaminsky’s performances?

    No - too breathy.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The descriptions of the Sullivan family.


    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy CHICAGO, IL, United States 08-20-12
    Kathy CHICAGO, IL, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "You will be hooked"
    What made the experience of listening to The Look of Love the most enjoyable?

    The characters in the book. The story line, makes you want to know more about them. Start with this one and you will be getting the rest of the series.


    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    ~~ DARA ~~ "Beautiful" Niagara Falls 07-08-13
    ~~ DARA ~~ "Beautiful" Niagara Falls 07-08-13 Member Since 2011

    ~~~"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC"~~~ *** Love Audio Books....Especially Historical Romances *** ~~ "Reviews Should Never Contain spoilers ~~

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    "A bit predictable but still likeable"

    I got the first two in this series on sale a few months ago and just got the chance to listen to them. This first book is an light listen that leaves you smiling. If you enjoy love at first sight books with a little heat then you will probably enjoy this one. I did, however, find a few parts a little unrealistic and a bit predictable but it didn't take away the likeability. I've already listened to book two and will probably listen to the remaining if they go on sale.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tamara Lexington, KY, United States 06-02-13
    Tamara Lexington, KY, United States 06-02-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "If we want sex with no story this is your book"
    What disappointed you about The Look of Love?

    No story line


    What could Bella Andre have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Less sex more plot


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Eva Kaminsky?

    She wasnt bad it was lack of story line for me


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I didn't get past the first hour so I'm unsure


    Any additional comments?

    Didnt get past the first hour

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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