The Look of Love (The Sullivans Series #1)

The Look of Love (The Sullivans Series #1)

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by Bella Andre
     
 

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"Not since Nora Roberts has anyone been able to write a big family romance series with every book as good as the last. Bella Andre never disappoints." ~ Revolving Bookcase Reviews

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Fall in love with the Sullivans in Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance series with THE LOOK OF LOVE, an emotional, fun and…  See more details below

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"Not since Nora Roberts has anyone been able to write a big family romance series with every book as good as the last. Bella Andre never disappoints." ~ Revolving Bookcase Reviews

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Fall in love with the Sullivans in Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance series with THE LOOK OF LOVE, an emotional, fun and sexy love story.

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.

THE LOOK OF LOVE is part of Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today #1 bestselling Sullivan series. While it can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you'll likely enjoy reading the other Sullivan books, too.

THE SULLIVANS series:
The Look of Love
From This Moment On
Can't Help Falling In Love
I Only Have Eyes For You
If You Were Mine
Let Me Be The One
Come A Little Bit Closer
Always On My Mind
Kissing Under The Mistletoe
One Perfect Night (Seattle Sullivans)
The Way You Look Tonight (Seattle Sullivans)
It Must Be Your Love (Seattle Sullivans)
Just To Be With You (Seattle Sullivans)
I Love How You Love Me (Seattle Sullivans)
All I Ever Need Is You (Seattle Sullivans)

REVIEWS:
"Each book is so remarkable and you really come to love the characters. This series is incredible. It's one of my favorites. If you haven't started them yet, you are missing out!" ~ Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

"I am in love with the Sullivans. If you are looking for something sweet and sexy then The Sullivans companion series by Bella Andre is absolutely perfect for you. They are all amazing!" ~ Reading, Eating & Dreaming Book Reviews

"Bella Andre writes warm, sexy contemporary romance that always gives me a much needed pick me up. Reading one of her books is truly a pleasure." NYT Bestselling author Maya Banks

"The perfect combination of sexy heat and tender heart." Barbara Freethy, #1 NY Times Bestselling 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, Bestselling Author

"Addictions come in all shapes and sizes, but nothing feels as indulgent and irresistible to me as a new Bella Andre book." ~ Natasha Is A Book Junkie Reviews

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Having sold more than 4 million books, Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world. Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. She also writes "sweet" contemporary romances as Lucy Kevin.

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Editorial Reviews

Happily Ever After Reads
"I kept thinking how romantic the book was and that 100% applies to Chase. He's the perfect guy for Chloe and it was just a matter of when she realized it, not if. The Sullivan's will be a great family to follow."
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
"The Look of Love is a great combination of smokin' hot sex, emotions and a great secondary cast. I am absolutely smitten with Chase, Chloe and the Sullivan family. I can't wait to read the rest of their stories."
Heroes & Heartbreakers Blog - Heroes and Heartbreakers blog
"This is my first time reading Bella Andre, but I plan on reading more very soon. I liked the personality Ms. Andre injects into her characters, even the secondary ones. The Look of Love is the first novel in her Sullivan Family series about 8 siblings who find their perfect loves. Coming from a large family myself, I find myself giggling and shaking my head in agreement over the dialogue and hijinks. Add in some sexy loving, and you've totally won me over."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013597389
Publisher:
Bella Andre
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
Sullivans Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
5,949
File size:
457 KB

Meet the Author

Having sold more than 4 million books, Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world. Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. She also writes "sweet" contemporary romances as Lucy Kevin.

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The Look of Love (Chase & Chloe - The Sullivans Book 1 - Contemporary Romance) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 519 reviews.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this wonderful book. The characters are well developed. the plot fantastic. I will buy the next book.
Addy-Jo More than 1 year ago
If your new to Bella Andre, then hang on for a heart pounding author who knows how to get the blood pumping. Looks like the Sullivans are here to stay in The Look of Love. Could not put this book down. It leaves you wanting more, and the love scenes...well you"ll have to read for yourself. I also recommended a couple of other books by Bella Andre, they are also my favoirtes. Both books go together, for more great summer reading.
bertiebottbean More than 1 year ago
As I read this book (in just a day), I found myself sucked in to the story of Chase and Chloe. Considering Bella Andre is one of my favorite romance authors ever, I had no doubt that this would be book I couldn't put down, BUT I didn't expect it to completely steal my undivided attention the way Game for Love did (my absolute favorite of her books). From the get go of The Look of Love I was entranced. I was constantly in fear of what Chloe's choice would be and I was taken away with Chases love and passion for her. Considering this story takes place in the Bay area of California, just a few hours away from my own home, it makes the story so real. Great job Bella Andre! You did it again! I look forward to more stories from this series! Thanks!
pattybTN More than 1 year ago
I have never been disappointed when I pick up a story by Bella and she has outdone herself with this new series about the Sullivan Family. The story was fantastic from beginning to end. Really breathtaking ( set in Northern California Wine Country). Containing all the key elements for one hot read. I cannot wait for the next book in the Sullivan Family series. Without reservation, I heartily recommend this book!
scouty54 More than 1 year ago
I love this author and her style of writing. Both characters are enjoyable and real to me. I really liked Chase, the Alpha Male in this one AKA Hotstuff. Loved that. He wasn't a "tortured" soul but instead strong, steady and in tune with Chloe and her emotional state, both in and out of love making. It was all love making to him--little kisses, listening to her and gently waiting for Chloe to share her story. I would have given this book a 5 Star rating but I loved and "Game for Love" even more, if that is possible! Can't wait for Marcus's story.
Mel0517 More than 1 year ago
I have read most of Bella Andre's previous books and they all have been very good and steamy, but I have to say I loved "The Look of Love" was completely awesome and Bella Andre has out done herself. I can't wait til book #2 comes out!
Julie Guinee More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so much I was up until midnight finishing it!
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: Oooh, I can already tell that I am really going to like this series. 8 siblings...6 brothers, 2 sisters... this one was about Chase. He's a professional photographer doing a photo shoot at his brother, Marcus', vineyard in Napa. On his way to the vineyard during a storm, he comes across Chloe who has crashed into a ditch and totaled her car. She doesn't trust him, but with it storming horribly and starting to hail, she doesn't have a whole lot of choices on this deserted stretch of highway. The vineyard is much closer than the next town so Chase takes her there where he discovers that she's much more battered than from simply her car wreck. This book started out incredibly strong. I loved the chemistry between Chase & Chloe- the bathtub scene- scorching! The ambience for the setting of this book could not have been any better: a 5-bedroom guest house in a vineyard in Napa- no suffering here! I loved that Chase is a photographer and that he sees Chloe through those artistic eyes. I also really liked the fact that Chloe is an artistic quilter and that her love of fabrics comes through the story too. These things spoke to me on a personal level since all of these are passions of mine too. I loved how Chase immediately realized that he wanted this relationship with Chloe to be much more, but also recognized that she was in a very fragile place so he left her completely in charge of the levels of passion for their relationship. My only real complaint about this book which kept it from being an A-rating was that I wanted more. Chase & Chloe are in this little fantasy location of the vineyard and they fall in love VERY quickly. I wanted to see more of the relationship in another setting...besides their scorching bedroom, steaming bathroom, tantalizing terrace, dominating front door, etc. Hehe! But I have to admit, I am extremely excited about this series! Marcus' book is next and the epilogue already gave a bitty preview into his psyche/story. I think that it's going to be good!!
Joleen_G More than 1 year ago
Everyone needs a little spice in their life and Bella Andre dishes it up again! Very hot page turner in a beautiful napa valley setting. Can't wait for book 2 in the Sullivan series! Cheers!!
MadAboutRomance More than 1 year ago
Don't hesitate, you won't be sorry! Can't wait to read the next book!!!!!
Cindie Derden More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. You will be immeditely drawn to the characters, and be ready to meet the rest of the Sullivan family. I cant wait for September and the new book!
BookaholicTracy More than 1 year ago
Romance the way it's supposed to be written- Bella Andre never failed to impress me. hope there will be more.
readido More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book. I purchased it on my nook and could not put it down. The characters aren't unrealistic or unbelievable. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. Please read this! You will not be disappointed. You go Bella!
tammy_r More than 1 year ago
i loved this book. it had all of the elements that i look for in a great love story/contemporary romance. the characters were intriguing and had depth and drew me into the story effortlessly. i found my self becoming angry,sad,happy and all the other emotions right along with the hero and heroine. i am already planning to read it again just in case i missed anything and i can't WAIT fot the next book in the series so i can find out what happens with them next not to mention the hero brothers and sisters that have their own stories to tell. if you like a book that will reach out and grab you by the heart strings then this is the one for you. thank you Bella the story was wonderful!
lilypad12 More than 1 year ago
This book was great can't wait for the next book in the series to come out.
Chrissy_D-331 More than 1 year ago
I have been a loyal Bella Andre reader ever since I got my hands on one of her first books. The Look of Love is now my new favorite. Chase is one of the most genuine honest to god great guys. Chloe is a strong woman who was burned by the wrong guy. But because of this misfortune she has experienced it drives her right to Chase. Their story is one of the most beautiful stories of true love I have ever read. You will enjoy all the playful rounds they go through. (the scenes are steamy enough that you need a fan or a cold drink to cool down yourself) Once you read Bella's stuff you will never be disappointed. Can't wait for the next installment of the Sullivan family.
tashax1194 More than 1 year ago
This book was great! I can't wait for Marcus's story to come out. Bella Andre is a great writer and I have loved every story that I have read that she wrote.
GraceCC More than 1 year ago
Time to celebrate! Can't wait to read Books 2 and 3 and dare I hope for more??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Summary: The perfect specimen of the human man, physically and emotionally stumbles upon damsel in distress who also is absolutely beautiful! Handsome man falls instantly in love, beautiful woman is running away from abusive exhusband and although obviously attracted to her rescuer holds off having sex with him for 24 hours, well except for masterbating in front of him. Day 2 sex, day 3 sex, day 4 sex and proclaim they are in love with each other. The end. Hope I didn't spoil this book for anyone
JCHJL More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed in this book. I was looking forward to a great story which would continue with all the brothers and sisters. Unfortunately, it was more about sex than story. I'm not against sex however, there has to be more than that to keep my interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[FTC note: I received this book from Harlequin/Mira in a Goodreads giveaway. All opinions are 100% mine] I love a good romance and Harlequin has always been a great place to find one. And this book by Bella Andre keeps up the tradition. Chloe Peterson has lost everything, including herself. Chase Sullivan has been searching for something to anchor his life besides his incredible photography. Chase picks up Chloe during a horrendous rainstorm and takes her "home" and changes her life as she learns to trust both Chase and herself again, and find love in an unexpected place. I'd give this a PG13 rating for sexual content, but it's not the focus, this is a Harlequin Romance after all. Andre has a wonderful sweeping sense of place and a great descriptive style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great book! I am off to the next... need more of that steamy romance!
Mrsjonsey More than 1 year ago
Bella Andre is a rock star in the world of books.  The Look of Love is the first book in the Sullivan series, with Chase Sullivan and Chloe  Peterson.  This book has a woman running scared from men.  Her past has her not trusting in men, until she meets Chase.  Things  sizzle, pop, and love slowly blooms in this wonderful story.  Bella keeps you enthralled in the pages of this book.   I could not put it down.  I would recommend this book as a perfect read to kick start your summer.   I give it 4 stars.
Bitten-By-Love-Reviews More than 1 year ago
I adored this book! It had everything. Good guys, bad guys and a broken heroine! It is a must read for those that love family stories with a happy ending. I can’t wait to read more about the Sullivan family, so they can get their happy ending too. Chase is the photographer in the family and he meets Chloe after she wrecks her car. He can see the bruise on her face and knows that something happen. Chloe breaks down and trusts Chase for one night. Chase realizes that they have a connection and talks her into staying for the week while he is doing a photo shoot at his brothers vineyard. When her ex husband shows up to take her home, chase is more then willing to prove to Chloe that his feelings for her are real. Is she ready to trust enough to let Chase close to her heart?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bella Andre has made me realize how family is still the most important thing in life...especially when family members are falling in love and adding to the family circle. Great contemporary romance with humor and great family dynamics. Made me want to be a member of the Sullivan family myself!