New York Times bestselling author Bella Andre is known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly). Winner of the Award of Excellence, the Washington Post has called her "one of the top digital writers in America." Married with two children, Bella splits her time between Northern California and the Adirondacks. You can visit Bella online at www.BellaAndre.com.
First published as ebooks (2011-13) that hit best sellers charts worldwide, Andre's eight-book series is being released for the first time in print by Mira: Harlequin beginning June 2013. This funny, touching, page-singeing Northern Californian-based series focuses on the eight Sullivan siblings and their singular and often erotic journeys to love. From the minute in The Look of Love that photographer Chase Sullivan rescues Chloe Peterson on a dark Napa Valley road during a driving rainstorm, he knows she's special. But Chloe is on the run from an abusive ex, and sex and relationships aren't on her agenda-unless Chase can change her mind and help her overcome her fears. A vulnerable, threatened heroine finds healing and love-and herself-with a hero you'd want for your own in this sensitive, explicitly sexy story that includes a bit of bondage. Betrayed by a manipulative boyfriend who sold their story, complete with candid photos, to the press, pop-star Nico decides to live up to her undeserved wild reputation and heads out in From This Moment On to a bar, with sex on her mind. Vintner Marcus Sullivan is in search of the same, but when he and Nicola connect-and neither one knows who the other is-the evening and their lives take a different turn. Instantaneous empathy and irresistible passion spark between a caring hero for whom family is everything and a heroine who needs to be true to herself. This steamy erotic romance is both tenderly compelling and hot. VERDICT Two sexy and scintillating titles from Andre, who divides her time between Sonoma, CA, and the Adirondacks. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.