From This Moment On by Bella Andre. Ah, what to say about this book…
Well, first things first. Here’s the synopsis from Good Reads
Just one night…
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…
Now, here are my thoughts:
This is a character-driven story with relatively no plot. The main focus is the intense attraction and need Marcus and Nicola have for one another.
Hell, I want Marcus.
From the moment they meet sparks fly. The last thing either one is looking for is any kind of relationship. After their first meeting, they are unexpectedly brought back together and that’s when things heat up between the two. I didn’t actually count the number of pages devoted to their sex scenes, but I was tempted to do so. It really seemed like most of the book was taken up by the hot and steamy time they spent between the sheets, and in the shower, and on the beach, and…I think you get the picture. Of course, I’m not complaining. Those scenes are what made this book a page turner.
This is the first Bella Andre book I’ve ever read. It’s also the second book in the Sullivan’s series (a series of 8 books I think).
Will I read anymore of her books? Hmm…good question. Although I do prefer a little more substance with regard to the plot-to-sexy time ratio of a romance novel, I have no doubt that I’ll be reading more from Bella Andre.
From This Moment On is one of those books that is perfect for a day spent lying on the beach or a rainy day curled up in bed. A quick and entertaining read.
Have you read this one, or any books by Bella Andre? What do you look for in a romance novel – (a) more plot/less sex, (b) sex free-for-all/no plot, or (c) a nice balance of plot/developed characters/sex?