Friday, June 10, 2016

From this Moment by Elizabeth Camden

From the publisher:
Romulus White has tried for years to hire illustrator Stella West for his renowned scientific magazine. She is the missing piece he needs to propel his magazine to the forefront of the industry.

But Stella abruptly quit the art world and moved to Boston with a single purpose: to solve the mysterious death of her beloved sister. Romulus, a man with connections to high society and every important power circle in the city, could be her most valuable ally.

Sparks fly the instant Stella and Romulus join forces, and Romulus soon realizes the strong-willed and charismatic Stella could disrupt his hard-won independence. Can they continue to help each other when their efforts draw the wrong kind of attention from the powers-that-be and put all they've worked for at risk?

This stand-alone novel has a free novella, A Summer of Dreams which I highly recommend reading before this novel.  You can read this novel without it but the little novella adds a lot of depth to Evelyn and Clyde's story and really helped me invest in Romulus and his past as well.

I loved Romulus and Stella.  I loved their flamboyant personalities and how even in their boldness and charm could sometimes be what hindered them from going where they should go.  It was fun to read the banter and chemistry between Romulus and Stella.  I just really enjoyed their characters' flaws and strengths.

Evelyn and Clyde where secondary characters but they were so important and added a richness to the story.  Elizabeth Camden is a wonderful author who really knows how to write characters that readers will enjoy at each step of the way.

The tension in the book will keep you reading and there was also a graphic portion of the book that deals with Stella's sister's death. Otherwise it is just tension filled and not graphic. 

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 

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