09 January, 2013

#BookReview :: The Look of Love (The Sullivans #1) by Bella Andre

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.

When Chloe’s car skids off the road, Chloe thought that it was just another mark on exactly how bad a time she was going through. Little did she know that her ‘Knight in shining armour’ was already on his way. Chase did not mean to fall for any random girl he met on the road when he had his pick. But that is exactly what happens to him. Trying to help the unfortunate person whose car had taken a nose-dive into a ditch, Chase planned to help Chloe till she could find her own way. But their chance meeting wasn’t just a chance meeting after all, may be it was destiny!

Chloe & Chase met on the Highway of love. Literally!

Chloe Peterson has a past that’s still haunting her. As a result she has walled up her heart in order to protect it from further heartbreaks. While on the run from her ex-husband, when she meets Chase and has the chance to know the Sullivan family a bit better [and a lot about Chase] her heart slowly starts to melt. As for Chase, he feels an immediate pulls towards Chloe. But he realizes that he would have to work hard to get Chloe to open up. Both the leading characters are loveable. While Chloe comes with a lot of baggage, Chase is perfect for her because he doesn’t really ‘push’ her for anything.

While the language was easy to get into, I felt as if the whole plot was a bit rushed. I mean the first meeting and the proclamation of love happened practically within a couple of days. I personally don’t believe in love at first sight – lust at first sure, but not love. So it was a bit difficult for me to ‘believe in’. If we overlook the time factor, this is a good romance. I particularly enjoyed a couple of interaction between Chase and Chloe and Chase and Marcus.

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About The Sullivans: In this sexy, emotional and funny contemporary romance series, each member of the Sullivan family will eventually find true love...usually where he or she least expects it. Get the eBooks via Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, the iBookStore, or the Kobo Store. Audiobooks are also available for the first five in the series (with more coming soon). Plus, keep an eye out for paperback editions coming from Harlequin Romance starting Summer 2013.
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About the Author
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre has always been a writer. Songs came first, and then non-fiction books, but as soon as she started writing her first romance novel, she knew she'd found her perfect career. 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 10 lists at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Kobo. 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" and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. She has given the keynote speech at Book Expo America on her self-publishing success and has sold more than one million books. If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

1 comment:

  1. Love your graphics on this review, Debdatta! I never believed in love at first sight either, until I met the man who's now my husband. Within four days of meeting him, I knew we'd be married. It was just so weird, because I'm not that kind of person at all. But when it's right, it's right. I guess, you just know :-D