• The Look of Love

  • San Francisco Sullivans, Book 1
  • By: Bella Andre
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (1,764 ratings)

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The Look of Love

By: Bella Andre
Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
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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

Critic Reviews

" 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bo-ring

Neh. I can't say anything to bad about this book. But I can't say anything too good about it either. The premise is unbelievable. You cannot build the main character into this icon of maleness who photographs beautiful models all over the world and is a really good guy to boot, then believe he falls in love at first site with a woman he sees on the side of the road, in the dark, looking bedraggled and beat up. And to that she is cold, reserved and depressed. What's not to love? There was no reason for him to fall in love with her gradually, much less the moment he came in contact with her.

Plus, the whole "I have a terrible, deep, dark secret that I can never confess, and I can never, ever tell you what led me to this point in my life, or why I am bruised and battered, but lets have sex" theme is just silly.

Mainly though, this was just a boring book. So boring I had no interest in finishing the book to learn what had happened to her to make her so dull and lifeless. I stopped about half way through. I won't finish it.

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Never Again

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.

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Short & Sweet!

Great start to sweet & fun series! This was a good "fluffy" kind of read, with a lot of steam too! The characters were very likable. The Narrator was ok, not my favorite but good enough to make me finish this in one sitting. Worth the credit if you like a sweet romance.

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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!

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Pathetic

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one I know.

Would you ever listen to anything by Bella Andre again?

No I only managed a couple of hours of this drivel.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She could not do much with the storyline.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your credit unless you wish to listen to a story that is a total waste of your time. Sounds more like a fairy tale.

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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.

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  • haley
  • 08-10-15

let down

sweet but boring there is just no suspense boy got girl girl got boy from the get off so book was bland went on about same stuff to cover the page.I will not be trying the other 6.

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