In From This Moment On, best-selling 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 36 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 25-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....
NOTE: Explicit language, very steamy sex scenes ... and lots of emotion!
About the author: Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publisher's Weekly) about sizzling alpha heroes and the strong women they'll love forever, many of Bella's 20+ titles have appeared on Top 50 best seller lists, including The Look of Love, From this Moment On, Can't Help Falling in Love, Game for Love, Ecstasy, Candy Store, and Love Me. Her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine Red Hot Reads twice, and have been translated into German, Spanish, French, Italian, Thai, Japanese, and Ukrainian.
Never Too Hot won the Award of Excellence in 2011. The Washington Post has called her "One of the top digital writers in America" and she has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and on National Public Radio.
Visit Bella's website at www.BellaAndre.com
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©2011-2012 Oak Press, LLC (P)2012 Oak Press, LLC
This book didn't disappoint - it had great characters, good plot, a doomed love affair and was thoroughly entertaining which is what we hope we get from a book.
Worth a credit? These books aren't rocket science but if you're in the mood for a light, easygoing enjoyable listen that doesn't challenge you then this is your book.
I love books, it's my great escape.
This is my 2nd book by this author. I was hoping that book two would not be let down and I am so glad to say it was not. I really enjoyed the story of Marcus Sullivan and Nicola. It was charming with a inelligent story line. And, yes this author brings the heat. This is what I expect in a good modern day romance. The narrator really brings this story to live. Did I say I have already downloaded book #3. I am so glad I found this author, she is totally terriffic.
I enjoy listening to books as it makes the train trip to work and back everyday more enjoyable, it is not always easy to open a book, especially if you are standing, but listening is great. You get much more out of the book if the narrator is good like Eva, makes it more interesting.
Just a nice story, easy to listen to didn't require a great deal of thinking about which suits me to and from work.
Her ability to make the people come alive and you knew who was talking as she kept the voices going really well. Sometimes narrators fall short with remembering who is talking The queen of narrators if Susan Ericksson.
I haven't "read" a book since 1998, just not interested....after the 50 Shades Trilogy, I have become an audio book addict! I am a very tough critic.
The story is great, the continuation in this series is something I'm looking forward to. I am dying to know what happens to the next Sullivan!
~~"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC" ~~ ( 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Poor, 1 = Awful ) ~~ "Reviews Should Never Contain 'Spoilers' " ;-)
This is an enjoyable light hearted listen. Granted, this series doesn't arouse your mind intellectually but it does entertain. The story and romance was good and kept me interested. I got the first two in this series on sale so I'm actually glad I didn't use credits for them. If you can get them on sale they're worth a listen.
From This Moment On is the second book in The Sullivans series by Bella Andre. Oh my goodness, this one was even better than book one. I listened to this book in audio and Eva Kaminsky is an amazing narrator. I love how she portrays this family and each character individually.
Marcus Sullivan is the oldest of the Sullivan clan. He stepped up and helped raise all of the younger siblings when their father died. He’s the responsible one. He may be the owner of a very successful winery, but he is always there when the family needs him. Now he is ready to throw caution to the wind and do something just for him. Walking in on his fiancé with another man might have pushed him to this decision, but whatever the reason he’s going out and finding a woman for a completely “no strings attached” night of loving.
Nicola Harding is so tired of her “bad girl” image. As a famous pop star her agent assures her that there is no such thing as bad press, so keep up the charade. This night, however, the irony is killing her. Anyone who hears the name Nico automatically thinks about the infamous trysts that have been detailed about her. Little do they know she has only had 2 lovers in her life and neither was anything to write home about. Tonight she has decided if the world is going to paint her a certain way than tonight she will be “that girl”.
I love how Marcus and Nicola are thrown together so unexpectedly and how nothing worked out the way that either of them planned. No matter how hard he tried Marcus couldn't be anything less than his protective, caring self and Nicola could be nothing less than the “good girl” that she really is. The journey these two characters take together was so much fun and tough. They had to make some big decisions and adjust some pretty big ways of thinking. Lucky for them, they had each other to get through it.
This series rocks and, so far, it just keeps getting better and better. We get to know more of the Sullivan family and get more hints of what is to come for them. I can not wait to read/listen on. I honestly think this book would be great in either format, print or audio. You can’t go wrong!
Of the sullivan brothers, this is # 1. Loved Smith, and Ryan's as well,and still have Chase's story to listen. Gabe story just did not appeal to me. Zack's started out fairly great w/ puppy, but turned a bit dark/sad so it was not a favorite. Sophie's story, broke my heart.
Marcus, bad boy with lots of style
I wish Eva read a bit faster. This is one of her better reads as the story had a better outline.
I would not buy her as a reader if not for Sullivan brothers.
I did listen to this one all at once. True core romance with enough of all the right elements.
You do not have to listen to the books order in as Bella writes with enough tie in, but does not have the stories based on a mystery. I like the older brothers Marcus and Smith the best. Ryan was yummy. Ms Andrea is very cleaver in her outlines.
I know this is a romance but that doesn't mean it needs to be stupid. I don't know which one was worse the narrator or the story. I couldn't even finish this book I was almost to the end but I thought if I had to listen to that narrator's voice for one more minute I would be sick. I turned it off. I've never listened/read a Bella Andre book before and I think any male would be insulted by the dialog. Real men do not talk, act or think like that...if they did I'd be single. Yuck!
I kept asking myself if I would like the story better if I read it (I really hated the narrator). I won't be getting any others by this author or narrator. I guess everyone is different and some will love this book but it just wasn't for me.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of red and the sun. That's heaven.
Yes, because it has both mixtures of darkness and light!T
The Sullivan ideals.
The Main character
Toward the end
Listening to books is the best. I love almost all genres, but romance is my favorite, and rom-com is my preference there.
Setting: Mainly San Francisco present day
Genre: Contemporary romance
Narration: Ms Kaminsky once again provided a creditable performance. I'm getting used to her style, so any limitation are pretty much forgotten.
This begins right after the first book in the series. But, as with the first, the falling in love happens too quickly. Lust at first sight? Yes. Love within two days? Not so much. Maybe, despite the fact that most of my books are romance, I'm not a romantic. But I really did like the situation of two disparate people hooking up. Nicola picks Marcus up in a bar for a one-night-stand, but they can't get enough of each other, so they extend their sexual liaison through Monday. I think it started on Wednesday. I really like Marcus. He's conflicted about the differences between them. Then on Monday, Nicola decides that the relationship can't possibly work. So at least toward the end, you finally get a sense of time passing as they work things out. Surprisingly, the book doesn't end with plans to marry, or even cohabit. That's a change from what I usually read.
You will likely want to read the entire series because the characters are so likable. There are 8 San Francisco Sullivan's. You can space the books out, of course, I read them all practically back-to-back. I think I had to wait for the last two or three, but I got those as they came out.
Worth the credit and time? Yes.
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