Sunday, January 11, 2015

Novel Review: From This Moment On (The Sullivans, #2) by Bella Andre

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Mira
Release Date: 2011
Spoilers?: No.

Goodreads Synopsis:

For thirty-six years, Marcus Sullivan has been the responsible older brother, stepping in to take care of his seven siblings after their father died when they were children. But when the perfectly ordered future he’s planned for himself turns out to be nothing but a lie, Marcus needs one reckless night to shake free from it all.

Nicola Harding is known throughout the world by only one name – Nico – for her catchy, sensual pop songs. Only, what no one knows about the twenty-five year old singer is that her sex-kitten image is totally false. After a terrible betrayal by a man who loved fame far more than he ever loved her, she vows not to let anyone else get close enough to find out who she really is…or hurt her again. Especially not the gorgeous stranger she meets at a nightclub, even though the hunger – and the sinful promises – in his dark eyes make her want to spill all her secrets.

One night is all Nicola and Marcus agree to share with each other. But nothing goes as they plan when instead of simply tangling limbs, they find a deeper connection than either of them could have anticipated. And even though they both try to fight it, growing emotions – and sizzling attraction – keep drawing them closer together.

Close enough for them to wonder if stealing one more secret moment together can ever be enough?

The long awaited print edition is out now from Harlequin MIRA with expanded editorial. More story, more Sullivans!

The Cover:

The cover is pretty, and gives the right feel for the book--it definitely shows that it's a contemporary romance, which is honest and fitting. I don't know if it really represents the setting or the characters, but it works.


“…I’ve always thought what makes a song really special is some indefinable magic that’s either there or it isn’t. I’ll bet your grapevines are like that. […] And that you’re the magic that makes them grow so well.’” (Paperback, pg. 221)

I’ve heard a lot of buzz over this author, and given that I’m already a fan of the genre, I knew I needed to get some of her books. I read one of her novellas on kindle and enjoyed it, so when I got to the bookstore, I picked this one up. And I will definitely be going back to pick up a few more.
This book features the oldest Sullivan brother, the one to take care of all his siblings, who just became single. He’s looking for a fling, just as Nicola is when they meet at a club. The attraction is instant and hot, and though they try to ignore it and push it off, they keep meeting up and the attraction only gets hotter.
Nicola is a popstar, living somewhat of a lie, who just wants someone to see her and love her. Marcus is the type to take care of the people he loves.
Having never read any other Sullivan novel, I got a glimpse of the clan here, and am really excited to read more. They all seem great, very close-knit, and I love those kinds of families. I can’t wait to read the previous book, and the twins’.
This book was hot and sweet, the sex nice and the attraction believable. Maybe a little fast, but I liked it. The book went by very fast and I can’t wait to read more.

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