Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Blog Tour Review: The Look of Love by Bella Andre

The Look of Love
Author: Bella Andre
Publication: Harlequin MIRA (May 28, 2013)

Description: 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!)

My Thoughts: What a wonderful sweet and spicy romance. Chase Sullivan is happy with his life. He is handsome and talented. He is a fashion photographer who can have any model he wants. He has sown his wild oats and is now a little tired of it. He is part of a big wonderful family with five brothers and two sisters. He didn't realize that he was missing having a love of his life.

Chloe Peterson is not having a terrific night. She has run from her apartment after her ex-husband showed up drunk and wanting her back. After he hit her, she ran away in her bald-tired car and found herself walking in a hailstorm for help after landing in a ditch. The last thing she wants is to have any sort of relationship with a man.

Fortunately for both of them, Chase is the one who finds her by the side of the road. He takes her home to his brother's winery and begins to prove to her that not all men are like her ex-husband. He is immediately attracted to her but knows that he needs to wait until she is healed before anything can happen.

At her instigation, since she thinks he is hot and wants to reclaim control of her sexuality, they begin a relationship that she thinks is just sexual. And, my, those sex scenes are spicy. The second bathtub scene had me fanning myself! But Chase isn't going to give up his desire to have a loving relationship with her. He knows he loves her and each day he spends with her just deepens the love more. But she needs time and needs to find her courage to love again. 

Fans of romance who like them with a little heat will enjoy Chase and Chloe's story. And we got just enough taste of the other Sullivan brothers that they will want to read their stories too. 

Favorite Quote:
Chase Sullivan hadn't realized that tonight his life was going to change forever.

But it just had.

And, amazingly—shockingly—he wasn't the least bit interested in fighting that change. Instead, he was gearing up for a different fight altogether...for Chloe's heart.

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