From This Moment On by Bella Andre

July 30th, 2013 Kimberly Review 65 Comments

30th Jul
From This Moment On by Bella Andre
From this Moment On
by Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans #2
Published by: Harlequin
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

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.

As part of the Summer of Love tour with BookTrib and Media Muscle each month we will be sharing a new review of Bella Andre’s Sullivan series. Today I am sharing book two From This Moment On and this was bittersweet, hot and tugged at my heartstrings. Did I mention it’s hot? Enjoy my review and pick up a copy today:

I absolutely loved The Look of Love by Belle Andre and almost immediately began reading From this Moment On. The tale features Marcus Sullivan who impressed me in book one and made me fall in love with him in book two. Andre has created such a wonderful and interesting family with the Sullivans’ and her writing style allowed me to slip into the pages and escape. Three-word review: romantic, touching, hot.

Marcus is the oldest Sullivan and has always felt responsible for his seven siblings since his father’s passing. For the past two years, he has dated a woman whom he thought he would marry and create a family with. In one afternoon he discovers he had it all wrong. Wounded and needed to let loose a little he sets out to have a wild one night stand. Nicola Harding is tired of living in the spotlight and the demands of her career. She wants a little escape and sets out to have an anonymous night of fun. When these two meet the sparks fly, and they agree to share one night but sometimes one night is never enough!

Marcus is totally swoon-worthy and 98% good guy with just a hint of naughty in the bedroom. *swoons* He is a successful family man and a natural at making some of the best wine. Marcus is loyal, caring, intelligent and grounded but he can also be uptight while appearing to be all cool and collected. Seeing him cut loose was wonderful and I loved that he had no idea who Nicola was or any of the movers and shakers. Nicola is sweet and hides behind her public image. She appears so confident and assured on the outside but Marcus sees below the persona. I loved the banter and heat between them. Andre allows both characters to grow and I loved watching it unfold. Of course, we see the other siblings and I cannot wait to read all of their stories.

I literally consumed this in a single evening as the rest of the world slipped away. I laughed, burst out giggling, blushed and fell completely for the characters. Andre gave us some twists and turns on the way to our happily ever after, and I enjoyed watching it all unfold and fall into place. Marcus took me by surprise in the bedroom, adding a little more heat with his dominating side. Ooh-la-la peeps! Even though the relationship developed rather quickly, Andre made it feel genuine. While the romance was hot, one of the things that appealed to me the most was the growth and healing we see in both characters as they lean on and learn from the other. I closed the book with a smile and cannot wait to crack open the next book.

Fans of close-knit siblings and hot little romances will enjoy From this Moment On and the entire Sullivans’ series. Can’t Help Falling in Love is the next book in the series. Look for my review in August. Bella Andre is quickly becoming one of my favorite new series authors. Fans of Robyn Carr who wouldn’t mind a little more heat will adore this series.

About Bella Andre

Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice, have been translated into ten languages, and her Sullivan books are already bestsellers in Brazil. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America” and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and most recently in TIME Magazine. She has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America. If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

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65 Responses to “From This Moment On by Bella Andre”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah the Sullivan men are wonderful and wait till my review next month with Gabe, the firefighter! *swoons*

    • kimbacaffeinate

      this series is fabulous Jennifer, and the Sullivan family one you would want to meet.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I just finished book three and think it’s my fav so far, I picked up one of her other books and am anxious to try it.

  1. Nick

    I’ve heard so much about Bella Andre’s books. I honestly don’t know why I haven’t tried anything by her yet. Your raving review about this installment of her series definitely makes me want to grab a copy. I need to check if my library has the first book.

    “Marcus is totally swoon worthy and 98% good guy with just a hint of naughty in the bedroom.”

    Yes! I’m in for sure now after reading that line! 😉
    I find it hard to resist a good guy! 🙂

    Plus, I love how it’s a book dealing with a close-knit family. You know how much I love it when family is depicted in a positive light in books.

    Lovely review, Kim! 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      you will love the Sullivans Nick and the brothers are all dreamy and hot!

  2. Jenny

    98% good guy and 2% naughty? I LIKE IT KIM! I haven’t read anything by Bella Andre and clearly that’s a mistake. Normally contemporary romances aren’t as much my thing as paranormal romances, but I’m definitely ready to swoon over Marcus and laugh my way through this book. Can’t wait!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      *giggles* me too, but I just finished book three and Gabe, well he is a firefighter and I dumped Marcus for him…I am slowly working my way through all of the Sullivan men..hehehe!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      ooh Ali you do, I am loving this series and book three is even better!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do too Sam, escape books are always delightful!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      OMG..wait till you read it, I totally went all fangirl on it!

  3. Candace

    Oh man, that’s it, I MUST pick up the first book PRONTO! I have been seeing this 2nd one everywhere and thinking I need to read the first so I can see if I need the 2nd one. Hmmm…. maybe it will be today’s read.
    I’m not sure what I think of Marcus… yet. I’m curious though!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      ooh you do because I just finished book three and oh lordy I am in love with Marcus’s brother firefighter Gabe!

  4. Andrea

    I’m so happy you loved this one, Kim! I promise, the Sullivans continues to get better as you go.
    Great review!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      OMG, Andrea I am in love with Gabe in book three<3

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo I hope you do, they just keep getting better, I will be sharing book three in August and book four in September 🙂

  5. Michelle

    I really like the sound of Bella Andre’s novels and every time I tell myself I’m going to download and review one…it’s always the second book that’s available. I’m glad you enjoyed it so much!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope you decide to read them that just keep getting better:)

  6. Debbie

    Thanks Kim, hmmm. what do I think of Marcus. Well let me just say that I entered the contest because you said he was “just a hint naughty in the bedroom” ENTERED 🙂 is there anyway I can enter twice brwaahaha 🙂
    These are on my want to read shelves.
    deb

    • kimbacaffeinate

      oh good luck Debbie and this series just gets better:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      they are delightful, i just finished book three and oh my Gabe is wonderful:)

  7. Sandy Xiong

    I have always wanted my own Marcus. He’s too good to exist though…he knows how to take care of you since he has been the man of the house since his father’s death. He’s my favorite Sullivan

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I just recently read book 3 and Gabe is my favorite:) so far!

  8. Maida

    WOW! Like you I LOVED Bella Andre’s first book in this series, and although I did enjoy this one, I felt as if something was missing. Even though I thought Marcus was totally swoon worthy, I felt his dominating side was completely random. I didn’t enjoy it, but I did like this book overall! I can’t wait to read about the rest of the Sullivan clan! I’m glad you enjoyed this! 😀 Great review!

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I guess he likes to be in control..LOL Right now I am in love with Gabe<3

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Meghan I hope you get to read it and good luck!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      then you are in for a treat, good luck Charlotte!

  9. Anita Yancey

    I think he sounds yummy and sexy, and like a good strong character.

  10. Lauren

    Marcus sounds like EXACTLY my kind of guy – “98% good guy with just a hint of naughty in the bedroom” YES PLEASE 😀

    The fact that this book contains this swoonworthy guy and it made you giggle and read it all in one evening is making me want to buy it right now. Awesome review!!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      this series is incredibly yummy and the Sullivan family is delightful, I finished the next book and oh-la-la a yummy firefighter named Gabe stole my heart:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hope you start it soon, I love this series and good luck!

  11. Sara Smith

    I have read 2 books by Bella Andre and I really enjoyed them! I would love to win this book!!!! Thank you!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      good luck Sara, I love this series and they just keep getting better:)