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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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.
Marcus Sullivan is the oldest of the Sullivan clan. He has spent his life helping his mother take care of the rest of his siblings after the death of his father. Marcus always puts their needs before his own. After leaving his brother's engagement party he goes to visit his girlfriend only to find her in bed with another man. He always thought they would get married even if he didn't really love her. So Marcus finds himself at a club wanting to find someone new just to sleep with with no strings attached.
Nicola or Niko as all her fans know her is a world famous pop star on the brink of just making it. She is in San Francisco to record her new music video. She finds herself locked up and lonely in her hotel room trying to shy away from her fame and being used in the past. She realizes that she can't hide forever and goes out to have a night of fun with a stranger. She finds Marcus, who doesn't know who she is since he is older. He is immediately captured with her beauty and they decide to spend just one night together. Only they can't seem to keep apart and one night turns into many more.
I forgot how much I loved this series. First of all I love that it is based out of my hometown of San Francisco! Secondly I love the whole Sullivan clan and all of their dynamics. It is great to have a story about a loving caring family and how having that develops all the different characters to their own unique set of traits. I loved Marcus and was happy he finally got is happily ever after. Looking forward to listening to the next book in the series!
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Read for Review/Listened for Fun (Book Trib/Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.00
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 3.75(not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Loved diving back into the world of the Sullivans! From This Moment On was a great afternoon read!
Story Thoughts: I love the world of the Sullivans! Families that stick together, love each other, and support each other are fantastic. The romance between Marcus and Nicola just didn’t work for me (sometimes that happens) BUT the flow of the story was very smooth. Bella’s writing is really well paced and you care deeply about the characters. So even if a particular romance doesn’t work for you the book is still worth the time spent reading it!
Character Thoughts: I loved Marcus! He was just swoon-worthy all around. I loved his alpha head-of-the-household traits because he also seemed very fair/grounded. I also really liked Nicola. There was more to her than what initially meets the eye. Plus the way she was written felt organically real to me. She was very much ahead of her years in some ways but in others you could see her “youngness”. While I wasn’t a fan of their romance, I did really connect with them as individuals.
Narrated By Eva Kaminsky / Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
Eva does a great job with all the female voices in the series! I am warming up to her male voices but they still aren’t my favorite. They are not distracting though. Her pacing is great and her differentiating between characters is really good. Overall, I will give the audiobooks one more whirl to see if we finally click.
Final Thoughts: Really excited about the next book! I think it will be a doozy :)
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