“There are some awesome sex scenes in this book. Not that I'm complaining. I love Marcus!”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I didn't care for this style of story which was mostly told through the characters thoughts and not a lot of action. Basically the hero was determined not to build a relationship and fought his attraction. I started skimming then skipping and eventually gave up. Marcus and Nicola decide to...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I didn't care for this style of story which was mostly told through the characters thoughts and not a lot of action. Basically the hero was determined not to build a relationship and fought his attraction. I started skimming then skipping and eventually gave up. Marcus and Nicola decide to have a one night stand.
“I liked this book better than the first book in this series. Again, the romance develops pretty quickly, but this time a lot more believable. Even the pretty large age difference didn't bother me (usually it does). Nicola and Marcus both have some baggage, which gives some depth to the story and their characters.”Marcella wrote this review Saturday, October 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“There are some awesome sex scenes in this book. Not that I'm complaining. I love Marcus!”Carole S wrote this review Monday, September 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was nice to see Marcus step out of his role as head of the Sullivan clan and get shaken up a bit by a woman. I liked his story and the evolution of his relationship with Nicola, it was fast, but wasn't as fast as Chase and Chloe (his brother from the first book). I also liked the little peek into his family's lives. Nicola was sweet and almost a little naive especially in the sex department, but somehow she pulls it off and made it work. I don't see how Marcus and Nicola are going to work long term since he always wanted a family of his own to raise at his vineyard and she plans on being a pop star for 20+ years, but that's the good thing about being part of a series as we'll get to see peeks into their lives through the eye's of the rest of the Sullivans. This is a very steamy series with a fair share of sexy men who are rich and famous who like to romance their women. Can't wait to read more about these guys and their two sisters. Totally recommend this series so far.
ARC provided by Netgalley. ”
“Por trinta e seis anos, Marcus Sullivan foi o irmão mais velho responsável, intervindo para cuidar de seus sete irmãos depois que seu pai morreu quando eles eram crianças. Mas quando o futuro perfeitamente ordenado que ele planejou para si mesmo acaba por não ser nada além de uma mentira, Marcus precisa de uma noite despreocupada para agitar livre de isso tudo.
Nicola Harding é conhecida em todo o mundo por apenas um nome — Nico — por suas cativantes, sensuais canções pop. Só, o que ninguém sabe sobre a cantora de vinte e cinco anos é que sua imagem de gatinha sexual é totalmente falsa. Depois de uma traição terrível de um homem que amava muito mais a fama do que a amava, ela prometeu a si mesmo, não deixar ninguém chegar perto o
suficiente para descobrir quem ela realmente é... ou machucá-la novamente. Especialmente o estranho lindo que conheceu em uma boate, apesar de que a fome — e as promessas pecadoras — em seus olhos escuros a faziam querer derramar todos os seus segredos.
Uma noite é tudo que Nicola e Marcus concordam em compartilhar um com o outro. Mas nada sai como planejaram quando, em vez de simplesmente emaranhar seus membros, eles encontram uma conexão muito mais profunda do que qualquer um deles poderia ter antecipado. E mesmo que ambos
tentem lutar contra isso — crescentes emoções e atração chiando — os acaba atraindo mais próximos.
Perto o suficiente para se perguntarem se roubar mais alguns momentos secretos juntos podem nunca ser suficiente?”
“Gym reading. I probably got this free. I hope so. This entire story was just stupid. I didn't care about either of these characters in the least. The pop star girl was extremely annoying. She's wronged by one guy (granted terribly wronged) and she becomes a hermit as far as guys go. And can we talk about the controlling guy? I get that it was supposed to be a sex thing...and I could even get on board with that, if that's what turns you on. But after the scene on the beach, it didn't feel so much like it was kept to the bedroom, but was invading everyday life and THAT I can't get behind. It just...no. Did not like this one in the least.”Jennifer J wrote this review Tuesday, February 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wow, that's it love!”Ljiljana M wrote this review Saturday, January 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What are the chances of having eight exceptionally good looking siblings in one family? And, what are the chances that they all find perfectly beautiful mates and live happily ever after? Probably next to none, but then that's why we read fantasy. And, oh what a wonderful fantasy world Bella Andre has created for us in The Sullivan's Series.
There are some books you read, some you find yourself skimming through, and then there are the books you realize that you are hanging onto every word and sometimes find yourself re-reading words and forget you are reading about the character in the book. These books fall into the latter category.
Book 2, From This Moment On, introduces the reader to winery owner Marcus Sullivan and pop star Nicola "Nico" Harding. Mismatched from the start, read along to see how sparks fly from across the room and how these two, despite age differences and lifestyle differences, attempt to reconcile the two to find and nurture love. Do they find love in the end?
Technically speaking, I thought the book was very easy going and I found few errors. The book also had a complete story line that could end with the last page of the book, if that were the only one the reader chose to read. I did like the way the author set up the next sibling's story at the end of each book, and although they do not need to be read in order, I personally would recommend that this be done. ”
“FROM THIS MOMENT ON didn’t quit reach the expectation that I had from reading THE LOOK OF LOVE, but it certainly wasn’t a disappointment.
I felt there was a lot more depth to Marcus and Nicola Harding in their own personal lives that took away from the perfect feel. Both were so against falling in love that they pushed each other away at every turn and that just slowed the story.
As the oldest, Marcus had to grow up the fastest and help with his siblings when his father died. As Nicola pushes him, he accepts the fact that he never gave himself permission to live his own life now that his siblings are all grown. As he fights for her, he’s finally ready to let his family go and fight for a life with her.
Nicola on the other had faces problems that comes with being a famous pop star singer. Despite getting out of her disastrous relationship, her image as ‘Nico, party girl slut’ is there to stay. Finally at her breaking point, she goes to a club to live up to her ‘image’.
This is where her eyes land immediately on Marcus’ intense gaze that pulls her to him. Surprised to find he doesn’t recognize her, she goes with a night of just being Nicola. Marcus, fresh from his brother’s engagement party isn’t so keen with love since finding his girlfriend of two years in bed with another guy. Even he can’t deny the charge that comes off between him and Nicola as he leads her to a taxi.
Marcus, like Chase, is one of those guys who never push a woman into a night with them, so at her unease, he hands her his phone and she ends up calling his mom for a background check. Passing with flying colors, he ends up taking her to Smith’s house where she promptly falls asleep on the way. Marcus doesn’t stand a chance and whether he would admit it or not, lost his heart watching her sleep in his lap.
When they meet again through Lori whose Nicola’s choreographer for her dance video, the distance is too much and they embark on a brief affair while she’s in town, keeping away from the public eye.
It’s just extremely frustrating to read that their chemistry is rockin’ (which it was) and they honestly respect and care for the other, but they won’t risk their hearts and admit their feelings. Their weekend of bliss quickly turns ugly when one wrong sentence sends them both flinging harsh, accusations at the other.
Their make-up reunion really drags at the ending and is what loses its *star* for me. Chapter upon chapter Marcus is trying to win her back. Whether during Sunday lunch with his family or chasing after her tours as he tries to prove they can make it all work.
An unlikely pair, Marcus and Nicola had a lot of work ahead of them. I was really surprised by his brothers lack of support in his relationship with Nicola. I wish a little more of the Sullivan family would be incorporated into the story. Overall, I’m still loving this and heading on to book 3.