I think Bella Andre did a fantastic job at really turning Marcus’s life upside down when she gave him Nicola. Nicola wasn’t someone I’d picture Marcus ending up with, that’s for sure. But I liked that we got such an unexpected pair in this book.
The romance starts up pretty quickly between these two, but right off the bat, Marcus is trying to push her away most of the time. But after a while, they find this amazing symmetry and their romance starts to become something meaningful and amazing… Until it’s not. :( Because something always happens. The tables turn on these two and Marcus shows a side of himself no one in his family has ever experienced. Poor Marcus. He does eventually get himself together (duh!) and pulls off one of the most expensive grand gestures I’ve read. But it works and it made me smile every time. So I loved it. :D
We do get to see Chase and Chloe in this book, the couple from the first book, and we also get a lot more of the rest of the Sullivans, especially Lori. But in the end, Gabe is featured in a sort of cliffhanger ending. That was different for a contemporary romance. Kind of liked it though! Made me want to pick up the next one right away.
Bella Andre’s writing is really easy to enjoy and fall into. You’re immediately drawn into these character’s lives and the emotions, while they might surface rapidly and strongly, are always genuine. My feelings are definitely very invested in this family’s happiness now, and I can’t wait to read more and more about them.
From This Moment On by Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans #2
Published by Harlequin, Mira
Pub Date: June 25th 2013
Format: ARC | Source: Publisher
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Just one night…
Marcus Sullivan has always been the responsible older brother, stepping in to take care of his seven siblings when their father died. But when the perfectly ordered future he’s planned turns out to be a lie, Marcus needs one reckless night to shake free from it all.
Known throughout the world by only one name—Nico—pop songstress Nicola Harding is seen as the ultimate sex kitten. But it’s all a lie. After a terrible betrayal she refuses to let anyone else close enough to find out who she really is…or to hurt her again. Especially the gorgeous stranger at the bar.
One night is all Nicola and Marcus agree to share with each other. But instead, a deeper connection than either of them could have anticipated begins….
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