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Review THE LOOK OF LOVE by BELLA ANDRE @bellaandre @HarlequinBooks @MiraEditors


Book Description

 June 13, 2011

With THE LOOK OF LOVE bestselling 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.

(CAUTION: Explicit language, very steamy love scenes...and lots of emotion!)

* * *The next three Sullivan books, FROM THIS MOMENT ON, CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE and I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU, are also available!* * *






About the Author
Bella Andre is the bestselling author of more than 20 romances about sizzling alpha heroes and the women they'll love forever. Her books have been Cosmopolitan Red Hot Reads twice and have been translated into German, Thai, Japanese and Ukrainian. Visit her online at www.BellaAndre.com.

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MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

From the instant I started this book, I was immediately captivated by the Sullivan family.  Each member, and there are lots, is given a bit of an introduction at the matriarch's birthday party.  This story centers around Chase Sullivan, a world-famous photographer and Chloe Peterson, on the run from an abusive ex-husband.  Chase comes upon Chloe after she has totaled her car and while Chase pulls her from the wreckage, the two have an instant connection. Chloe has something inside her that all the gorgeous models in the world don't have:  a beautiful inside.  While Chloe has sworn never to trust a man again, she finds herself melting to the good guy that Chase is.  Seriously, Chase is a really good guy, knowing that she has issues and letting her set the pace.  What a refreshing idea!

So as Chase gets to know Chloe and the details about her past are revealed, he becomes more intrigued with her.  Since the plot develops quickly - and for me believably - you can see that love at first sight does exist.  Chloe is just so darn likable and the fact that Chase is convenient, she still doesn't act like a gold digger.  This is what makes Andre one of my favorite guilty pleasures.  I have been a fan since she started with Ellora's Cave.  This new series reminded me a bit of Robyn Carr and her series, well, except with more heat.  I know I am glossing over the plot here but I don't want to give anything away.

So you know that sparks do fly when these two get together and that old adage "love conquers everything" is the theme here?  These two have such depth that is missing in a lot of romance these days.  The heat level is appropriate and completely makes sense.  One of my biggest issues with everyone jumping on the hot romance train these days is that there is just sex and no story.  This has everything perfectly packaged.  Just the right amount of each and perfectly balanced with the character development.  Yes, you do need to make believe that a guy with hot  supermodels thrown at him every day can fall for a girl like Chloe but that is what makes this whole thing the perfect romance for summer.


Disclosure  I received this book from the publisher at no charge and in no way influenced my review.  If you are considering purchasing this book or anything else from Amazon, please use my link above since I earn a very small percentage of the sale which helps pay for shipping my giveaways!  

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