by Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans #2
Genres: 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.
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.
Marcus sounds just like my husband (snort). I will be grabbing these books soon. They sound wonderful and I’m a sucker for a great series.
they are wonderful Ginny, good luck!
I have read 2 books by Bella Andre and I really enjoyed them! I would love to win this book!!!! Thank you!
good luck Sara, I love this series and they just keep getting better:)
I have been wanting to read this series for sometime just haven’t had the chance to start it yet !
hope you start it soon, I love this series and good luck!
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!!
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:)
I think he sounds yummy and sexy, and like a good strong character.
agreed and I hope you get to read these
Yes I have added this series to my list! Marcus sounds like an interesting character… one I should read more about… 🙂
oh my goodness yes, you will love these Dani!
I liked him in the first book and know I will love him reading his story.
I haven’t read any books by this author.
then you are in for a treat, good luck Charlotte!
Definitely sounds swoon-worthy, as you say.
thanks Meghan I hope you get to read it and good luck!
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!
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I guess he likes to be in control..LOL Right now I am in love with Gabe<3
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
I just recently read book 3 and Gabe is my favorite:) so far!
I need a Marcus, STAT!
aww, hope you find your Marcus:)
Melissa (Books and Things)
Since I have the first book, I really should get this one… especially since Marcus is in it. 🙂 Although me and wine don’t get along, I can see what else he can make for me… 😉 These books sound cute and I really need to get to that first book!
they are delightful, i just finished book three and oh my Gabe is wonderful:)
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.
oh good luck Debbie and this series just gets better:)
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!
I hope you decide to read them that just keep getting better:)
Marcus sounds like a guy I want to meet and the ooh lala spice in the bedroom sounds like fun.I have heard some great things about this author and I really need to try her!
Ooo I hope you do, they just keep getting better, I will be sharing book three in August and book four in September 🙂
I’m so happy you loved this one, Kim! I promise, the Sullivans continues to get better as you go.
OMG, Andrea I am in love with Gabe in book three<3
I love the sound of Marcus, I think I would be a puddle
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!
ooh you do because I just finished book three and oh lordy I am in love with Marcus’s brother firefighter Gabe!
I need to make sure we have these at the library!!! This one actually sounds super awesome and after your swoon on FB about Gabe, I can’t wait to see your review of the next one!!!! Awesome, awesome review!!!
OMG..wait till you read it, I totally went all fangirl on it!
I’m glad that Andre made the romance feel genuine, even though it developed quickly. It sounds like a fun read! I love the books that can make the rest of the world disappear. I’m glad you had such a great time reading this, Kimba. 🙂 Fantastic review!
I do too Sam, escape books are always delightful!
Just skimming your review as I still have to read the book myself 🙂 but it is on my shelves already, and the third is on its way.
enjoy my friend..enjoy!
sounds fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!
anytime Erin, good luck!
Sounds like some lovable characters! (Not to mention swoon-worthy). Looks like I’ll be picking up with the series soon! Thanks for sharing your review Kim!
I think you will really enjoy these Michelle!
I am all over the swoon worthy and Marcus sounds like my kind of guy!
I said this last time you posted a Bella book but I really need to start the series I have of hers, I loved what I have read so far and I know all the others will be fabulous too!
ooh Ali you do, I am loving this series and book three is even better!
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!
*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!
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! 🙂
you will love the Sullivans Nick and the brothers are all dreamy and hot!
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I adore Bella Andre but I haven’t had a chance to start on The Sullivan’s, it sounds wonderful and Marcus sounds ideal!
Have you read Jill Shalvis Kimba? smexy + close siblings.
A great review!
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.
Marcus does sound swoon worthy. I haven’t read the first book but you have peeked my interest.
this series is fabulous Jennifer, and the Sullivan family one you would want to meet.
Awww the series sounds cute
It is a wonderful blend of cute and steamy:)
Oh wow!! I want a Marcus…. where do I find one?? Great review Kimberly, I think I need to check these Sullivan boys out!!
Yeah the Sullivan men are wonderful and wait till my review next month with Gabe, the firefighter! *swoons*
I want one too 🙂