From This Moment On (The Sullivans #2) by Bella Andre
Published: 6/25/2013 by Harlequin MIRA
With FROM THIS MOMENT ON, bestselling author Bella Andre introduces you to Marcus, the second Sullivan bad boy, whose life will never be the same from the moment he meets Nicola….
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 Bookish Brunette thought:
Bella Andre is a brand new author to me, or was before I read the first book in her Sullivans series, The Look of Love. Where I promptly fell in love with the entire clan of alpha male and drool worthy Sullivan brothers.
Marcus is the oldest of the Sullivan brothers, and assumed the role of “caregiver” and held the the weight of the world on his shoulders after his father died in From This Moment On. After a chance meeting with Nicola “Nico” the pop-star, Marcus wants a night of no responsibility… and no cares.
Marcus has been jaded by his cheating fiance, and Nico has walls around her heart, but they can’t seem to escape each other.
I usually do not like books containing “regular” people and famous people falling for each other. Because honestly – how often does THAT ever happen? YES, I realize fiction is fiction, but I feel like it should be loosely based on ACTUAL reality. At least what I perceive to be realistic! LOL The second book in The Sullivans series didn’t irritate me in that way… although I went in assuming it would!
From This Moment On is the perfect example of my favorite kind of adult contemporary romance. Two people completely against falling in love, thrown together, tearing down the other’s barriers, and finding their happily ever after!
“You could never be just any girl.”
One thing I love about long series’s like The Sullivans is that we get to KNOW the characters beyond their books. They appear over and over throughout each installment, and we know the characters from upcoming books through PAST books. I feel like it gives me a deeper connection to them! And what’s more, you COULD read these books