Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Whirlwind Tour & Review: The Look of Love by Bella Andre (with great giveaways to enter)



The Look of Love by Bella Andre
Bella Andre
June 2011
Format: e-book, 201 pages

First line: It was good to get out on the open road.

Book description: 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.

My thoughts: This is my first foray into the writing of Bella Andre and I have to say I am hooked! Her writing is refreshing, fun and full of steamy romance. This is the first of her Sullivan series and I am looking forward to falling in love all over again with each story as we get to know all the Sullivans.

The Look of Love is Chase Sullivan's story. Chase, a world-famous photographer, is on his way to his brother Marcus' winery for a photo shoot when he comes across a car stuck in a ditch. He sees Chloe walking in the pouring rain and he stops to help. Right from the moment he sees her, there is instant attraction. The problem is that Chloe is running from something in her past and has her guard up. Opting to go with his instincts instead of listening to Chloe's request, he takes her to the guest house at the winery and very quickly realizes both are in for more than they bargained.

What I loved about Chase and Chloe's story is that it isn't rushed. Despite the fact that the story takes place over the course of a few days, Chase takes in the signs that Chloe is dealing with something big. Not wanting to push her, he takes things slow and eventually that slowness pays off. As Chloe becomes more comfortable around Chase, she shares her story - that she is running from her ex-husband. I also loved how Chase only seemed to have eyes for Chloe once she was in the picture. Even at the photo shoots, surrounded by beautiful models, he is more interested in watching Chloe. 

While we don't physically get to meet all the Sullivans - the only one we meet is Marcus - we do get to know them a bit as Chase describes his family to Chloe. I am really looking forward to getting to know the rest of the family and definitely am intrigued by Marcus - his story is next. Steamy, hot, and very sensuous, Bella Andre's writing reminds me a bit of Carly Phillips, another favorite author of mine who is like a guilty pleasure. If the rest of the Sullivan stories are as good as this first one, I will be one happy girl and have a new go-to author when I need those steamy reads!



I received a complimentary copy of The Look of Love by Bella Andre from Novel Publishing as part of the Whirlwind Fall in Love with the Sullivans tour. 

Books in this series:
  1. The Look of Love                         5.  If You Were Min
  2. From This Moment On              6.  Let Me Be the One
  3. Can't Help Falling in Love        7.  Come a Little Bit Close
  4. I Only Have Eyes for You         8.  Always On My Mind - due out Spring 2013



The Sullivans are on tour with Novel Publicity. Follow along for your chance to win amazing prizes. We’ve got special romantic swag baskets for each book, an iPad Mini, Kindle Fire, Nook Color, and Kobo eReader, and Amazon and iTunes gift cards. WOW!

You’ll also get introduced to this amazing contemporary romance series via excerpts as well as interviews with and guest posts from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Bella Andre. You’ll definitely want to learn more about the family that has captured the world’s heart.
 
All the info you need to join the fun and enter to win amazing prizes is RIGHT HERE

Remember, winning is as easy as clicking a button or leaving a blog comment–easy to enter; easy to win!
 
To Win the Prizes:

  1. Purchase any of the Sullivan ebooks by Bella Andre for just $4.99 (optional)
  2. Enter the Rafflecopter contest on Novel Publicity (go here)
  3. Visit today’s featured social media event (that’s where the HUGE prizes are)
About The SullivansIn 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 USAmazon UKBarnes & Noblethe 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.

All Sullivan Covers 

About the Author: 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.

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  1. Love this review, and glad you loved reading "The Look of Love!" Thanks for taking part in our gigantic tour, and if you have time to cross-post your reviews to Amazon and GoodReads, that would be lovely :-D

    Em

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