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?
Release date: August 30th 2011
Published by: Bella Andre
Page numbers: 176
I had found Bella Andre's first book in the Sullivans series to be an okay read but after reading a few really good reviews of From This Moment On I was excited for it too. And I was definitely not disappointed. From This Moment On is a hundred times better than its predecessor. It was a wonderful love story which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Marcus is the oldest Sullivan brother at 36 years old. He has been the responsible one since childhood taking care of the rest of his siblings. While I didn't think I'd find Marcus to be anything amazing I was completely wrong. Marcus blew me away. With his thoughts, his feelings, the way he was with Nicola and everyone else, Marcus was a very swoon worthy character.
Then there is Nicola or Nico as the world knows her to be. She is a young pop star and is tired of her image of being an irresponsible, spoiled rock star. No one sees the person underneath till she meets Marcus. What was supposed to be a one night stand turns into so much more and I loved how Nicola never denied about her feelings for Marcus.
I loved Marcus and Nicola's story. While they did share sizzling chemistry there was this tenderness and sweetness to their bond which made it very genuine. The way Marcus and Nicola's relationship went was shown very realistically, taking into account Nicola's vulnerabilities and Marcus' hesitance. The age difference thing was also handled very well. When these two finally came together it was a pleasure to watch.