The Way You Look Tonight (The Sullivans Series #9) [NOOK Book]

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Over a million books sold so far in Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling Sullivan series. Fall in love with the Sullivans...

As a very successful private investigator who has caught most of the cheaters in Seattle with their pants down, Rafe Sullivan believes true, lasting love only happens once in a blue moon. Needing to get away from the city to clear his head, he finds the lake house where he spent the best summers of his ...
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The Way You Look Tonight (The Sullivans Series #9)

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Overview

Over a million books sold so far in Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling Sullivan series. Fall in love with the Sullivans...

As a very successful private investigator who has caught most of the cheaters in Seattle with their pants down, Rafe Sullivan believes true, lasting love only happens once in a blue moon. Needing to get away from the city to clear his head, he finds the lake house where he spent the best summers of his life is now a wreck...but the sweet girl next door is all grown up and prettier than anything he's ever seen.

While Brooke Jansen is happy making and selling chocolate truffles in her small Pacific Northwest lake town, she secretly longs to experience something wild. So when her favorite “Wild Sullivan” moves in again next door after more than a decade away, and sparks fly between them, she can't stop wondering if being bad is really as good as it always seemed...and just how long it will be before she can find out.

But when their summer fling quickly spirals into deeper emotions than either of them were expecting, can they survive the heat between them? Or will Rafe make the biggest mistake of his life and end up losing the best thing that's ever happened to him?

Author's Note: While THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you'll likely enjoy reading the earlier Sullivan books, too.

THE SULLIVAN series:
The Look of Love (Chase)
From This Moment On (Marcus)
Can't Help Falling In Love (Gabe)
I Only Have Eyes For You (Sophie)
If You Were Mine (Zach)
Let Me Be The One (Ryan)
Come A Little Bit Closer (Smith)
Always On My Mind (Lori)
One Perfect Night (co-starring Mia Sullivan & Rafe Sullivan)
The Way You Look Tonight (Rafe, The Seattle Sullivans)
Kissing Under The Mistletoe: A Sullivan Christmas (Mary & Jack Sullivan)
It Must Be Your Love (Mia, The Seattle Sullivans) ~ coming Winter 2013!

REVIEWS:
“I am so glad I found this series and if you haven’t read Andre yet, you are seriously missing out! Andre will shock you, make you laugh, turn you on with her incredibly seductive heroes and of course, make you fall in love with each book! Definitely an auto-buy author for me!”
~ Under the Covers Book 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

“I love Bella Andre’s books and have mad love for the Sullivan family.”
~ Blogging by Liza Book Reviews

“As the series continues, the stories keep getting better and better. Read this book, read all of them and join the Bella Andre bandwagon – you won’t regret it.”
~ Natasha Is A Book Junkie Blog Reviews

“I never want this series to end.”
~ TalkSupe Book Reviews Blog

“The perfect combination of sexy heat and tender heart.” Barbara Freethy, #1 NYT bestselling author

"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

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre is known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly) about sizzling alpha heroes and the strong women they’ll love forever. Nearly all of her novels have appeared on Top 5 lists around the world. Her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into nine languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America." She has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, TIME Magazine and The Wall Street Journal and has sold more than 2 million books so far!
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Editorial Reviews

Reviews - Guilty Pleasures Book
“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!"
Reviews - Reading, Eating and Dreaming
“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. Each novel in the companion series is unique, just like the siblings. However, there is one thing that all of the novels have in common: THEY ARE ALL AMAZING!”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016653440
  • Publisher: Oak Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Series: Sullivans Series, #9
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 5,930
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre is known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly) about sizzling alpha heroes and the strong women they’ll love forever. Nearly all of her novels have appeared on Top 5 lists around the world. Her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into nine languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America." She has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, TIME Magazine and The Wall Street Journal and has sold more than 2 million books so far!
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted June 20, 2013

    Another Great Sullivan Series Read

    This is Bella’s first book in the new Seattle Sullivan series and I loved it. From the very first page I was hooked and I couldn’t stop reading until I had devoured every single page. This is a must read for anyone who is a fan of Bella’s and if you haven’t read any of her other Sullivan books then I need to ask you “what are you waiting for?” I loved Rafe and Brooke they were such amazing characters. This book will pull you in and you will be immediately connected to all the characters. I was so sad when I read the last page because I just didn’t want the book to be over. I’m very much looking forward to the following books in this new series.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Oh Rafe!!

    I love anything Bella writes. This book included! I cannot wait to read the rest of the series!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    TWCole

    Another great Sullivan story. Loved Rafe! He is just so intense, but so hot and lovable. Cannot wait for Mia's story. Keep the Sullivan stories coming!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Bev

    Rafe is one of my favorite Sullivans....cant wait to read about the rest.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    M

    Under the cover book blog, you need to keep your plot spoilers on your book blog instead of here on the book review site. You ruin the book for other readers. Plot spoilers are rude and inconsiderate ppl, you never stop to think of how your spoilers destroy the enjoyment of reading a book for others do you. Bn, please do something to these plot spoilers. Ban them, fine them, but please stop them. They are costing you lost sales. Who wants to pay money for a book after these ppl tell every detail in their excessive plot reveals.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2013

    Loved Loved Loved.... can't wait for the next won its a must rea

    Loved Loved Loved.... can't wait for the next won its a must read!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

    Another Sullivan to fall in love with. This series just keeps ge

    Another Sullivan to fall in love with. This series just keeps getting better and better

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Stunning

    ## Another winner by Ms. Andre. I don't know how she does it. She is simply brilliant. Her stories are fun, romantic and oh so sexy. This book was no exception. Rafe and Brooke had sizzling chemistry right from the beginning. I adored the heroine. She was strong, playful and so sunny. And the hero wasn't just hot, but "holy cow" hot. Yummy indeed. I'm so thrilled that Bella has continued this amazing Sullivan series. With the exception of Smith's story (that one missed the mark for me), they are all STUNNING. NOTE TO AUTHOR: As long as you're writing Ms. Andre, I'm buying!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    :)

    What a wounderful and passionate story ,. But then again every thing that is written by this author is top notch and awesome so it is not a suprise really that Rafe & Brooke story was a page turn ... again what a great and enjoyable read ,. I recommend all 9 books in the series and all other books written by Bella Andre., so looking forward to what's next for the seattle sullivan crew (aka Mia and her rockstar ) this book and all others in this 9 book series (so far) are a must read :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    Great new series!

    So glad that there are more Sullivans to read about! Can't wait for book 2.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    My least favorite Sullivan book

    I have read every Sullivan book and this is my least favorite. I like the characters but there is just no story line here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Bad read

    I was very disappointed with this book. A waste of money. I expected so much more. Avoid this book.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Bad

    Bad boring could barely get through it liked most of the others but this one just dragged on sorry i wasted my money

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Love

    Another great book! I have yet to be dissapointed. Looking forard to more of the family.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

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    Seattle Sullivans (book #1) - full of emotion, laughs and HOT lo

    Seattle Sullivans (book #1) - full of emotion, laughs and HOT love scenes

    In The Way You Look Tonight (The Sullivans #9) by Bella Andre, Rafe Sullivan has become jaded when it comes to love, thanks to his solid career as a private investigator. Years of proving just how many spouses cheat on their loved ones has made him, justifiably, a bit cynical. At least he has some examples of lasting love to reflect on with his parents in Seattle and his cousins in California, to whom he remains close. Rafe's realtor sister Mia informs him of an opportunity to get back the lake house they grew up visiting outside the Seattle area when it goes on the market. He has to agree that a change of scenery would do wonders for his life at this point so he decides to buy it and take a much needed vacation. 

    'Jesus Christ, when had Brooke turned into Marilyn Monroe? Twenty years ago she'd been a cute kid. But now? Hell, now she was every single one of his dirtiest fantasies come to life.'

    Never in his wildest dreams did Rafe expect to see Brooke Jansen still staying next door in her grandparent's house, when he arrives at the lake. She was a few years younger than him and had been a sweet, innocent girl who loved to play in the lake and who was best friend's with his sister Mia. Brooke is just as sweet and caring as he remembered, but he can see she filled out in all the right places thanks to the bikini she's wearing when they meet again for the first time in twenty years. Rafe ends up staying with Brooke while he cleans up the horrible mess inside his house. When they can't ignore their obvious attraction, she offers him a chance to have a summer fling with no strings attached, saying she wants to be wild for once in her life. Rafe knows he should convince her to remain strictly friends so he doesn't tarnish her almost childlike innocence, but he can't help himself. He's never had such an intense reaction to any woman before. He only hopes he can keep a level head and not hurt her, or he will never forgive himself.

    'When she was eight years old, the crush she'd had on Rafe was sweet. Innocent. But what she was feeling now was decidedly not sweet. Nor was it anywhere close to innocent. Wild. The thought--no, it was more desire and pure need than it was a cognizant thought--came at her in an instant: I want to be wild with Rafe Sullivan.'

    Brooke Jansen loves living in the lakeside house her grandparents left to her after their unfortunate car accident. She gave up her job in Boston working in HR to start her own business making handmade chocolate truffles that she sells locally. Although she misses them terribly, she feels connected to her grandparents, remembering the wonderful summers she spent here with them. She also remembers the "Seattle Sullivans" that stayed next door during her childhood. Especially Rafe Sullivan whom she had a huge childhood crush on for years. While she's in the lake cooling off, remembering those fun days, a ruggedly handsome man roars up next door on a motorcycle. Brooke is shocked to see it's Rafe and can't help but to throw herself into his arms in a big embrace. She offers him a place to stay after they take a look inside the house next door and see what a disaster it is. She knows she won't be able to even think straight with him so near so she decides to be brazen and suggests they have a wild summer together as friends-with-benefits. Only, Brooke didn't realize that she would be in way over her head and fall completely in love with Rafe.

    Bella Andre's first book about the Seattle Sullivans is a great way to start off! It was a quick but enjoyable read full of emotion, laughs and HOT love scenes. Um, laying in chocolate ganache on a granite work surface, hello... Rafe is my favorite kind of bad boy: he has a tough, rugged persona with an intense job and sleek motorcyle, but he cares deeply for his family and protects his loved ones at all costs. And it was easy (at least for me) to relate to Brooke wanting to break free of her good girl lifestyle, to be wild and reckless for the summer. Given her attraction to Rafe and the fact that she felt comfortable with him as she had known him almost all her life, he was the obvious choice. They were definitely a perfect combination. Now I can't wait to read Mia's story next in book ten!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2015

    Love it

    Love those sullivans

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  • Posted February 4, 2015

    Highly Recommend

    Loved the extension of the Sullivan series into the extended family in Seattle. Perfect combination of true manly hero and sassy heroine. So looking forward to the next one with Mia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2014

    recommend

    love all her books about the Sullivans

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2015

    I LOVED IT!

    I can't get enough of those Sullivans! Each story continues to wrap me in a warm blanket and make me crave more. What a beautiful family! Each member unique, but an important part of the unit. I loved this story. Haven't I said that about all of them in the series? LA-TXN

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  • Posted September 13, 2014

    So, I'm guessing that the Seattle Sullivan's are gonna be just a

    So, I'm guessing that the Seattle Sullivan's are gonna be just as hot as the San Francisco one's. Rafe and Mia are reunited after fifteen years. They grew up together during the summers at the lake and lost contact with each other when the Sullivan's sold their house. But of course, fate has a way with helping out those Sullivan's and here she brought them together again. I liked the story and liked the couple. What I didn't like was how Rafe kept being referred to as dark and kinky, but really I didn't see much kink. Don't get me wrong, the sex was hot and had me wanting to smoke after reading it (even though I quit over twelve years ago), but I would've liked to have a darker Sullivan. Looking forward to reading more about the Seattle bunch.

    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.

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