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The Look of Love

(The Sullivans #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  22,209 ratings  ·  1,459 reviews
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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
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published June 13th 2011 by Bella Andre
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3 1/2 to 4 Sexy Stars


I can't believe it's taken me so long to start this series. I've been meaning to read it for ages. To say I was excited to finally meet the sexy Sullivan men would be an understatement (though we don't meet them all until the second book). They were just as swoonalicious as I knew they'd be.

The Look of Love is a sweet, slightly angsty and very steamy love story. The plot focused solely on the couple and their romance, which I loved. I have to admit, however, the "I love you
Oct 19, 2016 rated it liked it

This was a bit disappointing.

I really got mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed some parts of the story, but many others made me want to pull my hair out at the same time. One moment, it had me smiling and my heart swelling with joy, the next, it had me frustrated and so upset.

In my opinion, the second installment in this series (From This Moment On) was much better than this one. (I've read this series out of order.) In this book, there was too much information about all eight Sulliva
Pearl Angeli
I did not expect much from this book because of mixed reviews. So basically, what I got was what I expected.

This book could have been better but there was too much cheeziness going on. I love cheezy and romantic books, but this was overdone. Another issue I have with this book was the insta love. It’s too unbelievable.

It all started when Chloe, who ran away from her ex-husband, accidentally bumped into the hot and enigmatic Chase Sullivan when her car skidded off the road and Chase saw her and i
Jul 20, 2011 rated it liked it
3.5/5 - Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

Meet the Sullivan Family:
Smith - Actor
Marcus – Winery owner
Chase – Photographer
Ryan – Pro baseball player
Zach – Owner, autoshop chain
Gabe – Firefighter
Lori (Naughty) – Dancer/choreographer
Sophie (Nice) – Librarian

The Look of Love is book #1 in the Sullivan Family series, following the 8 siblings listed above. Chase is up first and he would be the model for the ultimate good guy. On his way to his brother’s winery for a photo shoot, he sees a c
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
“I didn’t fall in love with you because you’re so lovely it hurts to look at you. I didn’t fall in love with you because you make love like a dream. All of that is just a bonus.” *swoon!!*

This book is so EFFING cute my bloody face hurts grinning like a fool throughout!

Chase lifted his glass. “To rainy nights.”
She tipped her flute against his, murmuring, “To rainy nights” in a husky voice.
He continued to hold his glass against hers. “And to one very lovely woman that a storm brought into my life.
Dec 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
I truly wanted to like this one, many of my reader buddies like it, hoping it was more along the lines of Marie Force's Gansett Island series, however sadly it's not. Just bad dialogue and too cheesy. One truly bizarre part about 78% in where the H, Chase, a 32 year old professional photographer, is thinking about the h, Chloe, Chase thinks: "What an idiot he was. Nearly 2 decades of as much sex as he wanted with models and actresses hadn't so much as been the first chapter of the rule book for ...more
Michelle K
May 21, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2013-read
Well that was a disappointment.

At about 60% I was ready to throw in the towel with The Look of Love. I kept going because I don't like not finishing a book. I also purchased a bunch of Bella Andre books in a package deal which were the first five books of this Sullivan series. I kept hoping and hoping that I would eventually get drawn into this story. I didn't.

The word "lovely" was used 55 times to describe Chloe. 55 times! Chloe had a lovely face, a lov
Joy (joyous reads)
Jun 22, 2011 rated it it was ok

What was I expecting anyway?

Chloe just ran away from an abusive drunk. On a rainy night, down a stretch of Napa Valley highway, her car skidded to a fence and into its death (the car's...let's make that clear Lol). That’s where Chase found her, stranded, looking like a drowned rat with a mighty shiner courtesy of her ex-husband. Instant chemistry abounds. One of those, ohemmgee-I-must-have-her/must-protect-her/mine-mine-mine type of chemistry. Chloe was skittish, understandle given her si

THE LOOK OF LOVE is the first book in the Sullivan’s series and I think Bella Andre has a hit on her hands. Not only are the characters very likeable and engaging, but they hold a certain appeal that makes you respect them and their choices.

In the midst of a storm, Chase Sullivan, the photographer finds Chloe on the side of the road. Thinking he’s doing a good deed, he pulls over and tries to help this woman who is drenched to the bone and is sporting a shiner. Instead of pressing the issue
I decided to take the plunge and start reading the popular series about the Sullivan family that was created by Bella Andre. Now a few years back, I had read the first book and became sidetracked to other books instead of coninuing on with the series! (This is a very common thing with me!) I knew that I had better do a re-read to refresh my memory before I moved onto the oldest Sullivan brother's book. I am sure glad that I did, and I truly enjoyed this fun-loving romantic story. I found Chase a ...more
Jul 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
i can not believe this book is 300 plus long. and the content is only about hero and the heroine getting hook up. 300 pages!

i have to skip so many pages and trying to get into the drama/ the major twist or the steamy sex. but nothing happen.

so disappointed.

1 star
Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
Fluff sex and not much else and just not my cuppa. I have to have more substance in my romances, be they older or newer. Chapter two and then on...nothing but thinking with the lower region of the body. Life is too short.. Moving on.
Aestas Book Blog
Jan 21, 2013 marked it as to-read
So... I've been told this series is really good. Opinions? ...more
A promising start to a series of books about the incredibly gorgeous and successful siblings of the Sullivan family. I have seen good reviews for this series from even some tough reviewers so I thought I would give it a try.

When I think of Bella Andre I think of hot erotica. Well, there is lot and lots of sex in the story, but with wonderful characters, an engaging story and some serious passionate and romantic chemistry between Chase and Chloe. The sex scenes were long and plentiful, but the bu
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
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Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Funny, sexy, romantic, chemistry by the bucket load, lots of scrumptious brothers, I could go on and on ...

I got caught up in this romantic short novel and the best thing about it was ... Wait for it, the FEMALE lead - YES she is bloody brilliant and I loved her no annoying trait in sight!! Sassy, upfront, sense of humor, strong, feminine. Right along side my girl crush was my romantic boy crush - Chase, this is a Sullivan brother that you can not resist (read and fall girls, read and fall!!)

Sep 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Plenty of steamy love scenes, with a well paced story that progresses on, without any dull moments. This is a well written romance that will have you hooked. While there's are no surprises to where Chloe and Chase's relationship ends up, it's still a fun read. Loved it!

Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it
A Lukewarm 3 Stars

Book 1 on the series involves Chase Sullivan and Chole Peterson.

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Duchess Nicole
I read this in a pick it for me challenge. I've had this author on my 'maybe' shelf for quite awhile and I'm glad I got the prod to pick up this first in series book. Many thanks to Linda!!

The premise sounded like just the kind of book I love...and for the most part, it really was. Chloe finds herself beaten, battered, scared and running one night when her car runs off of the road during a rainstorm. When Chase happens to drive by and notice the car in the ditch, the modern day knight in shining
Heidi Hart
The heroine of this book is just so... clean. Seriously, in the first 24 hours of the story, she took one bath and two showers. -And it's not like she'd been exerting herself doing anything crazy or dirty to merit all that bathing: no, in those twenty-four hours, she slept (alone) on clean sheets and then sat around in a vineyard watching a photo shoot all day. However, bathing = being naked, which leads to imagining the hero naked, which leads to imagining other things, and imagination shortly ...more
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Review copy provided via Novel Publicity & Co.

3½ stars

Why I Read this Book: Bella Andre is one of those authors I’ve been hearing a lot about. I am constantly seeing her name on the Amazon top list of romance books. I even have a couple of her books that have been sitting on my Kindle for way too long; I just hadn’t read any of her books until now. And now that I’ve had a taste, I want more.

What I Liked: I love Bella Andre’s voice. Her writing is smooth and fluid and it has me wanting more. She
May 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-book
The romance was sweet and HOT even though this was major insta-love. Still, I can't tell you how many times the word "lovely" was used, but it was many, many times. Too many. ...more
Aug 07, 2015 rated it did not like it
I could not finish. I don't think this author is for me.
Tina "IRead2Escape"
The Look of Love is the first book of The Sullivans series by Bella Andre. I listened to this book in audio and loved every word. The narrator Eva Kaminsky does a fabulous job with these characters and this type of story. A lot of times a first book in the series tends to suffer with too much set up for the future books, but that was not the case at all with this book.

Chloe Peterson’s life is in for some serious changes. I absolutely loved Chloe. She got away from an abusive husband just to find
Sep 25, 2014 rated it did not like it
So the hero finds a woman stranded in the pouring rain. He's a nice guy so he stops to help her out and is hit with insta-attraction. After saving her from a motorcycle that for some reason is speeding in this weather, he manages to convince her that he's not a creep and is only trying to help her out. So she gets in his car and asks to be taken to a motel. He decides that dropping her off at one would make him an "asshole" so he ignores that and instead takes her to his brother's guesthouse. WH ...more
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Did not finish at about 30% (page 115). Maybe I'm just not in the mood, but this story really isn't for me. Actually, paperback romances in general aren't really my thing. ...more
Sarah (needs a break from reviewing)
27/6 - I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, now that I've read my friends reviews, but I absolutely loved this. I completely understand their complaints with the book - possibly the worst case of instalove ever, the stupid idea of opening the book with an info dump, and more sex than plot - but none of that mattered to me because Andre immediately hooked me with Chase's instant attraction to Chloe. I would liken it to a girl being in love with a guy who's commited multiple crimes and she knows ...more
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I was given the series for honest reviews and I was not sure how I was going to like them. Let's start this with... holy hell those Sullivan's have quite the gene pool of talent and good looks. I love that these books are set up as stand alones are can be read as a series. Since I have a bit of OCD I will be reading them in the order. :)

This book is about Chase and how he literally picks up Chloe at the side of the road. Often I have a hard time bel
May 12, 2013 added it
Shelves: dnf-award
DNF by chapter 2. Sorry, I'm not into heroes like Chase who is introduced right from the start of being into one night stands and is obsessed because he hasn't had sex in 1 month. He comes across as having an unhealthy sexual addiction.

When he meets the heroine who has been through a bad trauma, all he can think about is having sex with her. He takes her back to his brother's winery where another woman is waiting for him naked in bed. She leaves and he's basically all over the heroine who who w
Lynsey A
Sad to say I really didn't enjoy this book. I wasn't bored with the book but I really had no interest in the characters. I guess I've read so many other CR books with such dynamic characters that this one just fell flat for me. The insta luv I didn't buy in this book. They literally fell in love in 1-2 days. It didn't work for me in this book. Some authors can pull it off but I just didn't get it in this one.

It usually doesn't take me over a week to finish a book but I had no reason to come bac
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Having sold more than 9 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 84 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Robe

Other books in the series

The Sullivans (1 - 10 of 21 books)
  • From This Moment On (San Francisco Sullivans, #2; The Sullivans, #2)
  • Can't Help Falling in Love (San Francisco Sullivans, #3; The Sullivans, #3)
  • I Only Have Eyes for You (San Francisco Sullivans, #4; The Sullivans, #4)
  • If You Were Mine (San Francisco Sullivans, #5; The Sullivans, #5)
  • Let Me Be the One (San Francisco Sullivans, #6; The Sullivans, #6)
  • Come A Little Bit Closer (San Francisco Sullivans, #7; The Sullivans, #7)
  • Always on My Mind (San Francisco Sullivans, #8; The Sullivans, #8)
  • Kissing Under the Mistletoe (San Francisco Sullivans, #9; The Sullivans, #9)
  • The Way You Look Tonight (Seattle Sullivans, #2; The Sullivans, #10)
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