Wednesday, September 28, 2011

From This Moment On - Bella Andre

Book Blurb:
For thirty-six 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 twenty-five 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...

In My Own Words:
After a betrayal from the woman he thought he would marry, Marcus decides that he is going to throw caution to the wind and ease some of his pain by going to a club and taking a woman home to never see her again after the morning.  The same night Marcus goes to the club, Nico decides if she is going to be tagged as a loose, wild woman, she might as well act the part.  When she walks in to the club, the moment their eyes meet, nothing else exists.  Things move along at a fast pace, and before you know it, they have both been hit by the love bug.  When Nicola realizes that her lifestyle isn't what she would wish on the man she loves, she tries for a clean break.  Marcus has never had to work for something this hard in his life, but decides it is worth it, and moves full steam ahead.

While I enjoyed the premise of the book, the execution wasn't up to a Bella Andre book.  Marcus is a 36 year old man, who walks in on his girlfriend of 2 years having sex with someone else, then that night he goes to a club and falls in love....really?  Nicola is a 25 year old that wants nothing more than to be a star, but dresses up like a slut and takes the first man home that she sees....really?  The only thing that I thoroughly enjoyed, was the interaction between the family.  I looked forward to Marcus' book, a strong business man that has spent his life taking care of everyone else, but this book made him seem like a pushover and sap, not a strong man.  I am not sure book 3 is in my future.

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