Thursday, July 18, 2013

ARC Review: From This Moment On by Bella Andre

From This Moment On (The Sullivans, #2)From the blurb:

Marcus Sullivan has always been the responsible older brother, stepping in to take care of his seven siblings when their father died. But when the perfectly ordered future he's planned turns out to be a lie, Marcus needs one reckless night to shake free from it all.

Known throughout the world by only one name—Nico—pop songstress Nicola Harding is seen as the ultimate sex kitten. But it's all a lie. After a terrible betrayal she refuses to let anyone else close enough to find out who she really is…or to hurt her again. Especially the gorgeous stranger at the bar. 
One night is all Nicola and Marcus agree to share with each other. But instead, a deeper connection than either of them could have anticipated begins….

Sandra's rating:

Some great parts and some parts that just had me growl in frustration. And the cliffhanger ending ticked me off.

I honestly expected more, especially after reading one of the other Sullivan books (the one about Sophie) a while back. This is definitely chick lit romance with a side of hot sex, but while Marcus is a mostly swoon-worthy hero, the heroine Nico(la) primarily managed to annoy me. I realize she's young, and she's been really hurt by a horrible betrayal, but the constant waffling was grating.

I loved the family interactions for the most part (didn't appreciate Smith's butting in), and I loved Marcus' plan towards the end. There weren't any obvious plot holes, which, considering that there was actually very little plot other than what is listed in the blurb, was as expected.

I didn't quite believe the immediate emotional connection between Marcus and Nicola, since her character didn't act like she was in her mid-twenties and actually reminded me more of a flighty, emotionally immature teenager. I also found the age difference a little too much, especially considering the emotional maturity gap between Marcus and Nicola.

The sexual scenes were...okay, I guess. Nothing I haven't read before, and nothing new to make them worth remembering. Yeah, they're hot and fairly explicit, but typical for this book's genre.

It's a quick read, and definitely a good book to take to the beach to get lost in for a few hours, but it's not a story that will remain with me for very long.

I received a free ARC from the publisher via Netgalley. A positive review was not promised in return.

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