cover image The Look of Love

The Look of Love

Bella Andre. Mira, $5.99 (384p) ISBN 978-0-7783-1556-8

Readers will gladly set aside an afternoon to enjoy the long-awaited print release of Andre’s fun, zippy first Sullivan family contemporary romance, which earned much acclaim as a self-published e-book in 2011. Renowned photographer Chase Sullivan sneaks away from his mother’s birthday party a bit early to prepare for the next day’s shoot at his brother’s winery. On a rainy, curvy road, he encounters drenched Chloe Peterson, a battered woman whose car skidded into a ditch. After Chase pulls Chloe from a speeding motorcycle’s path and gains her trust, she warily follows him to the safety of his brother’s place. The lush, warm vineyards set the scene for romantic and intense encounters; since Chase goes out of his way to include Chloe in his work and family doings, their quickly developing connection never feels rushed. Andre’s new fans will look forward to seeing Chase’s seven siblings make matches in future installments. Agent: Steven Axelrod, the Axelrod Agency. (May 28)