From This Moment, an all-new sexy and emotional standalone from USA Today Bestselling author Melanie Harlow is available NOW!
"Sweet, sad, angsty, happy and emotionally consuming, this read had it all!" - Craves the Angst
AUTHOR: Melanie Harlow
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 10, 2017
PUBLISHER: Melanie Harlow
PAGES: Approx. 354
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RATING: 5 Stars!
It was like seeing a ghost.
When my late husband’s twin brother moves back to our small town, I want to avoid him.
Everything about Wes reminds me of the man I lost and the life we’d planned together, and after eighteen long months struggling just to get out of bed, I’m finally doing okay. I have a new job, an amazing support group, and a beautiful five-year-old daughter to parent. I don’t want to go backward.
But I’m drawn to him, too. He understands my grief and anger and guilt like no one else—and I understand his. Before long, that understanding becomes desire, and that desire becomes uncontrollable.
He says he doesn't care what people think, and love can never be wrong. But life has taught me its cruelest lesson--love doesn't always win.
If only my heart would believe it.
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REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This was such a beautiful book! Everything about it, from the cover to the story to the characters, just made me fall totally and completely in love with it. And I had so many “feels” while reading it. Sweet, sad, angsty, happy and emotionally consuming, this read had it all!
I enjoy complicated, thought provoking stories. And this one made me think, hard. And I loved that!
Hannah is struggling to put the pieces of her life back together after the unexpected death of her husband. Raising their five year old daughter is the only thing that held her together after Drew's death. Now, eighteen months later, his twin brother, Wes, has come back to town and she has to find a way to cope with seeing her dead husband's face walking around town, eating across from her at family dinners and visiting with her daughter/his niece.
Drew Parks has come back to town after being away for years. He stayed away for many reasons, but one was definitely because he needed space from the happy marriage of his twin brother and the woman he loved. Now that he’s back in town, he’s determined to be there for his brothers wife and child, helping, supporting and protecting them, as he should have been doing since his brother's untimely death.
Is it okay to love the forbidden?
But when buried feelings resurface and sparks fly between Wes and Hannah, neither of them know what to do with that attraction or the complications it’s undoubtedly going to cause.
Watching Hannah struggle with her grief, her pain and her loss was so heartbreaking. The author did a phenomenal job pulling me into all those emotions. I felt those feelings right alongside Hannah as she pulled herself from despair and heartache, to confusion and fear and then ultimately to love and acceptance. It was a thrilling ride and one I can’t wait to experience in rereads.
Drew was the sweetest man ever! He understood Hannah’s loss because he lost Drew too. But he also understood that this was his chance to be with the woman who had captured his heart so long ago. He saw her first, but because he loved his brother so much, he stepped aside. He didn’t want to do that again and he was determined to have her, love her and care for her and her daughter, Abby.
What if society says you can’t?
Of course, there are those who say they shouldn’t and couldn’t be together, that they were betraying Drews memory by doing the forbidden. So can they truly have their happily ever after with all that in their path? Is love and potential heartbreak really worth the risk? That’s the questions these characters face and I very much enjoyed finding out their ending!
This story wasn’t just sweet. It was also passionate! Drew was seeeeeexy! He and Hannah were perfect together and their chemistry was smokin’ hot! I got those lovely chest pangs and butterflies so many times while reading this book!
The Wrap Up:
From This Moment was wonderfully told with impressive and energetic writing, with a story that was powerful and moving. The characters were amazing, strong and likable. Wes and Hannah’s journey to the ending was painful at times but also beautiful and touching. This was my first book by this author, but I’m very much looking forward to picking up her other works, especially if they are anything like this one!
Screw what society thinks. You have one life, live it and live it well.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR...
She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.