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Published by: Self Published
on October 10, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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 it cruelest lesson--love doesn't always win.
If only my heart would believe it.
I feel like it’s been FOREVER since I’ve had the pleasure of reading a Melanie Harlow Romance, but the truth is…it hasn’t been that long. I have just LOVED every single thing she has written and I want to experience that beautiful feeling every single day! With her latest release, FROM THIS MOMENT, I definitely got to experience that feeling and SO MUCH MORE! Even though, Ms. Harlow eventually mended my heart back together again, I am still feeling the strain and the ache from it breaking in the first place. There is SO MUCH heartbreak and SO MUCH beauty in Wes and Hannah’s story, by the time I turned the last page, I had NO IDEA what to do with myself. When I first started reading Melanie Harlow’s books, I basked in the glory of those light-hearted romantic reads that had me swooning for days. Over the years, she has brought more and more complexity, drama, and beauty to her stories and I just can’t get enough. If you LOVED her work before…you are going to FALL HARD for this side of her, for sure!
“Pain, I was used to. Pain was familiar. Pain was safe.”
Now, in just reading the synopsis of the book, you KNOW that you are in for quite the heartache. This is a VERY tough subject/situation to read about and it doubles the angst-factor. It also gives the romance so much depth. It enriches the romance ten-fold and it makes the experience that much more special. Melanie Harlow is a MASTER at giving her readers the TOTAL EXPERIENCE. Meaning, you feel every ounce of pain, heartbreak, and joy that these characters are feeling. FROM THIS MOMENT takes you on quite the emotional journey – one that is sure to drain you, but it will also lift you up in the best possible way.
“Tell me you feel nothing for me, Hannah, and I’ll go. Tell me you could never be happy with me. Tell me I could never be what you want.”
”Then let me love you, the way I’ve always wanted to.”
I gotta tell you, I fell INSTANTLY for Wes. I was rooting for him from the very beginning. So much so, that it had me thinking, “Jack who?” But honestly, his loyalty, his conviction, his protectiveness just made my heart turn into a big ole’ pile of feels. As much as I loved Wes, I absolutely HATED his mother. I mean, I don’t think I’ve ever hated a character SO DAMN MUCH. In this story there are many villains, mostly emotions, feelings, or otherwise, but the main villain for me was that bitch of a mother-in-law to poor Hannah. I get so worked up over it, even now. And trust me, you will get this when you crack open this book. Be prepared, you will want to chuck it at someone’s head every single time this lady speaks.
Ok, I just had to put that little rant in there. In contrast to that, I fell in love with Hannah and her little girl. So precious. So strong and they don’t even know it. I wanted to reach into the book and hug them both and reassure them that everything is going to be okay.
I truly could go on and on about this romance. These characters just encased themselves in my heart and they won’t let go. I’m so passionate about Hannah and Wes’ story, that I just want to shout it out to the whole world to read this book! But I’ll settle for telling my lovely followers that FROM THIS MOMENT is an absolute MUST READ in my book. This is one of Melanie’s best and EVERY SINGLE romance reader should experience this beautiful and emotional masterpiece!