Probably a 2.5 … I wanted to like this book – I really did. But the things that bothered me about it, didn’t make up for the things that I liked.
In The Look of Love we meet Chloe, who’s just had one hell of a night. Her ex-husband has attacked her and when she fled, ending up in a ditch in her crappy car. Along comes Chase Sullivan, who can’t help but rescue the beautiful, curvy woman.
Chase is a photographer who’s traveled the world, slept with tons of women, never settling down. Their immediate attraction is a given.
He convinces her to spend the night at his brother’s winery instead of a motel and the story moves quickly from there.
This is a story of instant love.
And I think what bothered me most, was that I just didn’t buy it. Her ex-husband had stifled her and controlled her for 10 years and she is making a life for herself but none of that matters once she meets Chase.
Chase is one of those “she is MINE” kind of guys… at least that’s the impression I got. I have a hard time believing that this playboy, yes I called him a playboy based on his own description of himself, suddenly and instantly changes his outlook on relationship based on meeting this girl. The guy who has basically decided he’s not going to settle down is three days in to knowing Chloe and is declaring
“I love you. Always. Forever.”
fine fine fine…
I guess that’s to be expected in a story like this, but then, something happened at about 80% in. Chloe, our dear heroine, has trust issues. I guess the best way to prove you trust someone is this …
“I want you to tie me up.”
aaaaaanyway – I’m going to mention one other thing that irritated the crap out of me. WORD REPETITION.
I get that it was the author’s intent, but I never want to see the word lovely as an adjective again. 50 instances of the word were in this book, but that didn’t surpass the 73 instances of the word love. And to think that these two only knew each other less than a week…
I will say this, I was told that the second book is much better, so I’ll come back to this series to check out Marcus’s story and hopefully I’ll enjoy it much more than I did this one.
I think if you’re looking for a light series about sexy, hunky guys… this might be for you. If you’re willing to look past all the things that irritated me of course.