Title: From This Moment
Author: Melanie Harlow
Rating 4.5 stars
”I knew the moment I saw you that you were the one. The one I’d always love. The one I’d always dream about. The one I’d always wish was mine.”
Hannah has been grieving over the unexpected death of her husband Drew for nearly three years. She spends most of her time caring for her six-year-old daughter Abby and working part time as a cook for the Valentini’s Bed & Breakfast (I loved seeing Jack and Margot again).
Hannah has not been able to move on and the only people she spends time with are other women in her widow support group. She’s lost touch with her old friends and keeps herself distant from others. However her life is knocked upside down when her husbands identical twin brother, Wes comes back to town. Seeing Wes is hard for her as it brings some painful feelings. But Wes has asked to spend time with her and Abby so she reluctantly agrees.
Wes has been lost in his own grief after his twins death and quickly enlisted in Doctors without Borders after he graduated from medical school. This was also soon after his brother married Hannah. Wes has kept secret for many years that the only woman for him, and that woman is Hannah. He met Hannah before his brother but was too shy to ask her out. Wes was smitten but then Drew met Hannah, and he wanted to make his brother happy- even if it was the hardest thing he’s ever done.
Now that Wes is back, he slowly starts to break through the walls that Hannah has built over the years. Hannah soon gets used to his presence and so is little Abby. Hannah starts to see Wes in a new light and might be ready to move on. But the situation is complicated and there are many confusing feelings.
Wes and Hannah at first fight their attraction but there is so much chemistry and passion that it canno longer be ignored. While Wes and Hannah have found love, their journey to happily ever after is not straight forward. They have to deal with other people’s opinion and there are many detours a long the way.
“I don’t care what anyone says. I’ve loved you since the day I met you, and I’ll love you until the day I die. And I will never, ever believe it was supposed to be any other way.”
Overall, this book was emotional, beautiful, captivating and that little bit forbidden. I loved the relationship between Wes and Hannah, it was complicated but there was love. Abby also added a great addition to the story, she was just so cute. Melanie Harlow is definitly becoming a favourite author of mine and I have loved all her books recently.