Bella Andre’s Sullivan Series has been on my radar for a long time. I have a few of her books on my kindle, but I haven’t gotten around to them on my TBR. When I saw The Look of Love (The Sullivan’s 1) on the audible Valentines Day sale list, I grabbed it figuring it would be a great series to listen to on audio.
I only listen to audiobooks when I walk or drive, sometimes while putting on makeup. Three places where I shouldn’t get sleepy or horny. This audiobook did both at the same time, plus it made me blush!!!! How is that possible? Well damn, there was some HOT, FREQUENT sex. Somehow, listening to it is kind of embarrassing, and nowhere’s near as satisfying as reading it might have been. Why sleepy? The narrator had such a quiet, breathless quality I felt like she would have been better off doing relaxation or hypnotizing CDs.
Let me tell you about the story. Chloe is escaping her abusive ex-husband and driving her old clunker down a deserted highway in the middle of a huge rainstorm. She crashes into a ditch and is rescued by the gorgeous high fashion photographer/playboy, Chase Sullivan. Chase is one of 8 gorgeous siblings. 6 amazingly famous or successful brothers and twin sisters.
Chase and Chloe have an immediate connection and proclaim lifelong love to each other after having fuckhot sex for 3 days. The end.
Of course there more to the story, but not much.
Honestly, I am not sure if it was the narration or the story itself that didn’t do it for me. I think it may have been a combination. I think this would have been a very quick bedtime read had I read it on my kindle. Sweet, sexy and forgettable, probably a 3.5 star read.
But as an audiobook, it was very slow, corny, breathless and dull. So I’m splitting the difference.
Audiobook Rating: 2.5 generous Stars Heat: 5 stars
I am curious to read more from this author. I think I would enjoy her writing (though maybe not this story so much, it was just too quick) if I were reading it rather than listening. It might just be worth it for the smut alone. I have also read reviews that say the first book of the Sullivan Series is the worst and that they get much better after this. So if From This Moment On (The Sullivans Book 2) ever goes on sale, I will grab it. The books all seem to be quick sexy reads, and perhaps if I put my own voice to the characters, I will enjoy them more.
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