THE LOOK OF LOVE #1 The San Francisco Sullivans by @bellaandre #Romance #WeekendBlogShare

The Look of Love (San Francisco Sullivans, #1; The Sullivans, #1)The Look of Love by Bella Andre
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Look Of Love is book #1 of the San Francisco Sullivans a series of stand alone hot romances each book taking on the story of one of the eight siblings. There are more books available in the Sullivan series which will be about other relatives sharing the family name.

In this book we are quickly told about the brother’s and sisters of Chase Sullivan. Chase is a photographer, he has siblings whose careers span acting, winery, baseball, fast cars, dance and books.
Chase heads out on a stormy night after celebrating his mother’s birthday, driving to Napa Valley to prepare for an early photo shoot.

He stops to help a bedraggled female who has driven her car into a ditch. Chloe is running from an attack by her ex-husband and is distrustful of Chase’s offer of a dry bed for the night, believing that he will expect payment in sexual favours, but she can’t ignore how handsome he is.

Chase is instantly attracted to Chloe but knows how to behave with a frightened woman, well almost. With her car towed away Chase persuades Chloe to stay in Napa at the guest house with him for a few days whilst he completes the photo shoot, she even helps out with the wardrobe malfunctions. With Chase saying and doing all the right things Chloe lets down her guard and steamy passion sparks from the pages.

This is a fast paced book with the main story-line taking place in less than a week and a good dose of insta-love. Strong good looking characters and well written hot love scenes make this a good start to the series.

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. (love story, contemporary romance, alpha males, heroes, sexy romance, bad boys, falling in love).

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About the author

Bella Andre

Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans” and “The Morrisons” series

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Having sold more than 5 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 28 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Steven King), and Publishers Weekly named Oak Press (the publishing company she created to publish her own books) the Fastest-Growing Independent Publisher in the US. After signing a groundbreaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, Bella’s “The Sullivans” series is being released in paperback in the US, Canada, and Australia.

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. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post called her “One of the top writers in America” and she has been featured by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME Magazine. A graduate of Stanford University, she has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America in New York City.

Bella also writes the New York Times bestselling Four Weddings and a Fiasco series as Lucy Kevin. Her “sweet” contemporary romances also include the new Walker Island series written as Lucy Kevin.

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.

 

THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT by @bellaandre #hot #romance #bookreview

The Way You Look Tonight (Seattle Sullivans, #2; The Sullivans, #10)The Way You Look Tonight by Bella Andre
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Way You Look Tonight is a hot contemporary romance and book #2 of the Seattle Sullivans. Easily a stand alone book.

Rafe Sullivan is a PI. The big dollar cases are all marriage related, but the emotional strain of finding so many marriages that fail makes Rafe skeptical of trusting that true love is real. When his real estate sister produces details of the lake house that their family once owned and spent many happy summers at, Rafe is cornered by Mia. She already has plans for their old family home and just needs his signature.

Mia sends Rafe out to his new house and away from the stress of his work and a past experience with an angry husband of one of his clients. When he arrives he finds the place trashed and uninhabitable.

Brooke Jansen spent her childhood summers at her grandparents Washington state lake house and spent many hours with the Sullivans who lived next door. When her Grandparents died they left her the lake house and now Brooke uses it as a base for her chocolate business.

She can’t believe that the new owner of the house next door is her childhood crush, Rafe. She’d heard the Sullivans had sold up years ago. Brooke offers Rafe a place to crash while he does his lake house up, but it soon becomes apparent that Brooke’s crush isn’t over and Rafe certainly likes the women Brooke has grown up to be. Can Rafe let down his guard enough to let Brooke in? Or will be chase her away with his controlling urges?

Good feel-good reading.

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Bursting With Love by Melissa Foster

Bursting with Love (Love in Bloom #8; The Bradens, #5)Bursting with Love by Melissa Foster

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bursting With Love is book 5 of The Bradens and book 8 in the Love In Bloom Series. I’ve skipped about and read several books within these series now. Savannah Braden is 34, known by some as “Bulldog Braden” in the courtroom, she is currently reeling from discovering her boyfriend in bed with another women. Fleeing from the hurt and the anger she books herself on an outdoor survival weekend.

Jack Remington is their pilot and survival guide, “Mountain Man” and Bear Grylls type, he’s moody, angry and takes no crap from his students. Yet underneath there’s a lot more to Jack. He’s been wallowing in guilt for two years after the death of his wife which he takes full blame for. Living in the wild, he can’t move on with his life. That is until he comes face to face with Savannah.

In just one weekend Jack is knocked off his feet and Savannah finds an animal hunger she didn’t know she had. Returning home, Jack finds the motivation to lay his ghosts to rest, but he has a mountain of guilt to get through first. Will his family forgive him? Will he ever be able to step foot in the city again?

This is a well written fast moving hot romance. We also meet lots of the Braden and Remington characters who have their own books in these series. Some of the sexual scenes didn’t quite work for me as well as in others in the series.

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Stable Mates by @ZaraStoneley #Bookreview

Stable MatesStable Mates by Zara Stoneley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stable Mates is a hot romance or bonkbuster and not a book for those who like their romances sweet. Written in a style similar to Jilly Cooper it may not be for some readers, while others will thoroughly enjoy this romp around the Cheshire countryside involving death, disaster, passion and feuds.

Rory Steel is a sexy three-day eventer and owner of a small horse yard in Tippermere. Billy Blinkley is a former superstar show-jumper with a reputation as a womaniser. Amanda James is a grieving widow and now owner of Folly Lake Equestrian Centre, while Lady Elizabeth Stanthorpe resides over all the proceedings with a meddling and mischievous skill.

Through lots of confusion and twists Lottie, Billy’s daughter is searching for reasons why she loves the place and is desperate not to see it sold off and her father left homeless. Should she keep forever chasing the hopeless Rory or should she look for love and stability elsewhere? Perhaps Mick the Irish Farrier has the answers or perhaps Tom the supermodel?

This was a fun read and very suitable as a holiday or beach read.

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Welcome to tranquil Tippermere, an idyllic village nestled deep in the Cheshire countryside. Home to lords and ladies, horsemen and farmers, and plenty of secrets and scandals… Leaving a scumbag ex behind her, Lottie Brinkley has hotfooted it out of Spain and back home to the country in serious need of some flirtatious fun to soothe her aching heart. Luckily for her she’s spoilt for choice with not one but three eligible bachelors offering a steamy romp in the hay! But faced with the attentions of roguish eventer Rory Steel, the smiling Irish eyes of hunky farrier Mick O’Neal, and mysterious newcomer Tom Strachan, how can she possibly choose? When billionaire landowner Marcus James drops dead unexpectedly, his WAGish wife Amanda threatens to sell the heart of the village and sets her sights on Tom! It seems things are heating up for little Tippermere… both in and out of the saddle.
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‘A delightful romp peppered with humour, sadness, scandal and steamy sex.’ ‘…reminded me of Jilly Cooper whose books I grew up with. Stable Mates is up there with Riders and Rivals. If you loved these books then you will love this one’ ‘…the perfect mix of horsey shenanigans, Cheshire glamour and flirty fun.’

 

Author Bio

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Bestselling author Zara Stoneley lives in deepest Cheshire surrounded by horses, dogs, cats and amazing countryside. When she’s not visiting wine bars, artisan markets or admiring the scenery in her sexy high heels or green wellies, she can be found in flip flops on the beach in Barcelona, or more likely sampling the tapas!

Zara writes hot romance and bonkbusters. Her latest novel, ‘Stable Mates’, is a fun romp through the Cheshire countryside and combines some of her greatest loves – horses, dogs, hot men and strong women (and not forgetting champagne and fast cars)!

She writes for Harper Collins and Accent Press.

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