The Look of Love (The Sullivans 1)

The Look of Love (The Sullivans 1)

by Bella Andre

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"Raw passion, emotion, fun and family! This sexy contemporary romance is a delight to read." ~ 5 stars

Chloe is on the run from love gone wrong when she meets Chase Sullivan. Her body wants him, but can her heart follow? The first beautiful, sensual, swoon-worthy book in the multimillion bestselling series about The Sullivans.

Chloe Peterson is having a bad night. A really bad night. 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.

"This series is incredible. If you haven't started the Sullivans yet, you are missing out!" 5 stars, Guilty Pleasures

"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." 5 stars, Revolving Bookcase Reviews

"I am in love with the Sullivans. If you are looking for something sweet and sexy then this series is absolutely perfect for you. They are all amazing!" 5 stars, Reading, Eating & Dreaming

"Bella Andre writes warm, sexy contemporary romance that always gives me a much needed pick me up." Maya Banks, NYT Bestselling Author

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

"Pure sensual fun! I couldn't read fast enough. I loved everything about Chase and Chloe's story!" Marie Force, NYT Bestselling Author 

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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
The Way You Look Tonight
It Must Be Your Love
Just To Be With You
I Love How You Love Me
All I Ever Need Is You
Every Beat Of My Heart
Now That I've Found You
Since I Fell For You
Sweeter Than Ever
The Best Is Yet To Come
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
You Do Something To Me
Every Time We Fall In Love
Your Love Is Mine
There Goes My Heart

Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 8 million books so far! 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. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013597389
Publisher: Bella Andre
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Series: Sullivans Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 6,774
File size: 516 KB

About the Author

Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 8 million books so far! 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. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads!

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The Look of Love (Chase & Chloe - The Sullivans Book 1 - Contemporary Romance) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 585 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!
MaggieSueMP More than 1 year ago
This was a good story, but if you don't want lots and lots of explicit sex then its not for you.
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so painful to finish. After reading this book, i hate the word "lovely" since it was used so often. Give me a break! How does a woman who has been in an abusive marriage for five years get into a stranger's car, spends the night with him, sleeps with him after knowing him a few days, and eventually falls in love with him after a week? I understand that romance novels are made up of fantasies, but this was absurd. Also, what a mockery to women who have actually survived an abusive marriage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was there a story in there anywhere.? A plot? Just one long annoying sex scene beginning to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short on plot, long on sex too bad because it had the potential to be better
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
Couldn't finish this book. Too much sex & sexuial implications page after page. Would have liked to see some kind of story develop more quickly to hold interest. Will not read this author again. Wasted my time & money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible. Was not fluid in the story line and basically made the female character to be some sort of trashy, empty headed, idiot. Reflected the same for the male character as well. Disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed. I like fantasy but Chase falling in love in one day......pleease. I was also a little bored with all the sex. I like my share of sexy dialouge but this book was a little over the top. I would have liked more of a storyline. This was the first book I have read by this author and I do not think I will read another.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with whoever posted nothing but sex.... complete waste of time and money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't turn the pages fast enough - and that's not good! This author thought character development meant pages and pages of detailed sexual activity. I thought I was reading a sex how-to manual. There was potential for a good story and plot.But then that would have taken up space that was used for pages and pages of even more graphic details about how they "did it." And so all the pages must have been used writing about all that activity leaving only a page or two to abruptly end the book. Waste of my only afternoon off. But I sure got through it quick - skipped over half the pages.
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!