ARC Review: From This Moment On by Bella Andre

Posted June 26, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: From This Moment On by Bella Andre
From This Moment On
by Bella Andre

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: August 30, 2011
Series: Sullivans #2
Published by Bella Andre
Pages: 176
Format: ARC
 

Andre’s writing is so eloquent and free-flowing, it almost seems as if you’re not reading at all. It feels so effortless and that’s what makes her writing so enjoyable. It feels like an escape.~ Under the Covers

Returning to the Sullivans has always been a treat. There is just something about the eldest that gets me. Marcus has been the responsible older sibling to his brothers and sisters since his father has died. Since then, his life has been in perfect order until he realizes that it is all a lie. That spurs him to do something he hasn’t done in awhile – go to a club and pick up a woman for a night of hot, mindless sex.

There he finds Nicola – or Nico, as she calls herself on stage. As a pop star, Nicola has been in the limelight for too long and now hoping for a break from it all, even if it’s just one night. She hasn’t had a one-night stand before, but one look at Marcus and she knows she wants him.

Rereading this book made me realize a lot of things. First thing is that Andre’s writing is so eloquent and free-flowing, it almost seems as if you’re not reading at all. It feels so effortless and that’s what makes her writing so enjoyable. It feels like an escape.

There are so many quotable lines in this book that made me swoon. I ended up bookmarking almost every single page, but this quote particularly got me. Marcus is simply amazing:

“And then her eyes met his, illuminated by a beam of light in the dark room, and although Marcus hadn’t drunk nearly enough at the bar to be unsteady on his feet, one look at those clear blue eyes had him fighting for balance.”

*swoon*

The second thing is also about Marcus. One thing that I think makes a hero feel more real to readers is honesty. Marcus has that in spades. Even though Marcus took Nicola home for a night of debauchery, he was never once manipulative or too sauve for his own good. I think his experience with Jill deterred him from living his life in more lies. Those characteristics form a great hero, making him feel more real, as if he could step out from the pages of the book.

If you read the self pubbed version, the book is relatively the same with a few more additional scenes. I loved them and think they are worth a second look. After rereading this book, I found that I loved this more than I did when I first read it – and I loved it a lot that first time too! If you’re interested in reading more of my thoughts of this book, you can read my first review of the self-pubbed version here.

*ARC provided by author

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About Bella Andre

New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author of "The Sullivans" series.

Having sold more than 2.5 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have appeared on Top 5 lists at Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. After signing a groundbreaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, Bella’s Sullivan series is being released in paperback in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia throughout 2013 and 2014.

Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice, have been translated into nine languages, and her Sullivan books are already Top 20 bestsellers in Brazil. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America” and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and most recently in TIME Magazine. She has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America.

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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Great review Ann…really enjoyed reading this book!

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Good review! I haven’t had a chance to read this series yet – but I do have a couple of the books on my kindle