Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Book Review: From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden

 From This Moment
Book Description:

Stella West's artistic talent made her the toast of London, but when her beloved sister dies under mysterious circumstances she abandons everything and heads for Boston. With single-minded determination she fights to pierce the ring of secrecy surrounding her sister's death. Upon meeting Romulus White, a publisher with connections into every important power circle in the city, she quickly realizes he could be a valuable ally in navigating Boston society.

Romulus has been pursuing Stella for years to create art for his magazine. Her luminous illustrations are the missing piece he needs to propel his magazine to the forefront of the industry, and he will stop at nothing to get her on board.

Sparks fly the instant they join forces, but Romulus is unsettled by the unwelcome attraction he feels toward Stella, fearing she might be the one woman who could disrupt his hard-won independence. He may have finally met his match in Stella, but is helping her solve the mystery of her sister's death worth the risk to his publishing empire?

Book Review:

I wasn't sure what to think about this one when I first picked it up. I'll admit, Romulus' name threw me. But I quickly came to appreciate his character...for the most part :) I really did love that he loved colorful clothing and was proud of it. Along that same line, his pride kind of bugged me too, but hey, if you aren't willing to toot your own horn, why should anyone else? Plus, it fit really well with Stella. This girl knows what she's about. Again, her pride was kind of off-putting, but it takes all kinds :) And it fit well into the story.

Normally when a story has too many points of view it throws me, but I really liked Evelyn and hubby. In fact, I think this was the most beautiful part of the story.

Overall, I enjoyed the story, but that being said, it was kind of forgettable for me. Not Camden's best, but definitely worth the read. Plus there is a free Novella that goes before this. Gotta love that!

From This Moment
Title: From This Moment
Author: Elizabeth Camden
Publisher: Bethany House
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 0764217216
Source: I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.