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Review: From This Moment by Melanie Harlow

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 loneliness like no one else—and I understand his. Before long, that understanding becomes desire, and that desire becomes uncontrollable.

We make excuses. We blame our sorrow. We promise each other it will never happen again.

But it does.

And when our secret threatens to destroy his family and my reputation, we’ll have to decide what’s more important—loyalty or love?



My Review

“All I could think was he wants me, he wants me, he wants me. Enough to walk here in the dark. Enough to ask for another chance. Enough to admit he’d made a mistake and couldn’t stop thinking about me. All my walls fell.”

“I’ve always wanted you. From the moment I saw you, only I was too chicken shit to do anything about it. I didn’t know what to say or how to say it. I just knew you were the most perfect girl I’d ever met, and I would have done anything to be with you.”

“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.”

Oh, man! When I first read the synopsis of this book, I just knew it was going to be a tough one. A story that was going to consume my every thought and burn its way into my soul. A story of complicated second chances and a romance that withstands a lifetime.  From This Moment was all of that and so much more.

From the moment I started reading this book, I was consumed. My heart ached for the loss that Hannah had experienced. I can not even begin to imagine the pain and heartache of losing your husband, only to have his twin brother to return to town. Seeing each other is unavoidable and in an effort to move on and get past her grief, Hannah agrees to let herself and her daughter spend some time with Wes. Only being around Wes stirred up feelings that Hannah long forgot about. Slowly, Wes was bringing Hannah back to life and before you know it, Wes and Hannah had developed a beautiful connection that just had to be explored… Now, I know that Hannah and Wes’ situation is pretty unique and is a bit taboo, but I promise if you give it a chance, you will see just how wonderfully this story actually works.

I really enjoyed Hannah and Wes together. I thought they shared a really beautiful and honest connection with each other. You could tell that their feelings were real and genuine. I loved seeing their devotion and love for one another. Their journey to happily ever after was not an easy one. They had many obstacles standing in their way that they had to overcome and I couldn’t help but root for these two to find some happiness.

From This Moment is a beautiful and unique second chance romance. It is incredibly well written and consuming. This story is totally easy to lose yourself in. The plot was intriguing and had me glued to the pages. I loved the characters and found them very easy to connect with. This book entertained me, played with my emotions and left me with a big smile on my face. I honestly couldn’t get enough. I thought this book was a terrific read and would definitely recommend checking it out.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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