Sunday, March 29, 2015

Novel Review: The Look of Love (The Sullivans, #1) by Bella Andre

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Mira
Release Date: 2011
Spoilers?: No.

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 Cover:

I don't mind this cover. I think it's pretty, and it works for the book. I think the colors and the couple work for the book as well.


I have definitely read this series in the wrong order, but I don’t care. They can be read easily as stand-alones, thankfully. But I do love seeing the couples as they grow later in the series.
This is Chloe and Chase’s story. Chloe has been on her own for a while now after separating from her abusive ex-husband, when she runs into Chase. She’s not ready for a new relationship yet, because she doesn’t quite feel ready with herself. But the chemistry between them is immediate, and it’s hot.
Chase is a sweetheart, so very gentle and slow when she needs it. But there was also some fun kinks thrown in between the two, as Chloe wants to find out what she likes, without shame. I loved that aspect. But Chase is also just what Chloe needs; she needs someone who can take things slow, give space, but be there when she needs him, and accept her. 
I do kind of think that the scene between her and her ex at the end was added just to add tension/excitement, but I do also kind of think it was fitting. Something needed to happen there, and that definitely added to her character and showed her a different side of Chase. And I don't think her ex needed to be given more attention, really. Him as a person wasn't important. What he did was.
I’ve already discovered that I love Bella Andre at this point. These books are fun, fast, and sexy. I love the humor, the back-and-forth that Chase and Chloe had. But the sexy stuff was super fun, as well. I’m just in love with this series at this point, and can’t wait to get my hands on more.

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