From the First (The Moorehouse Legacy #3)
He stopped himself. His best friend Reese might be dead. But in Alex's mind, Cassandra was still very much the man's wife.
Cassandra. The forbidden woman Alex had yearned for from the first moment he'd laid eyes on her six ...more
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It was weird. No, not the book. Me. Anyone who knows me knows that I hate continuous push/pull in characters' relationship, but for some unknown reason, I had no problem enjoying this one. This book just did me right in a way that I still can't believe it myself! There was a lot of push/pull from the beginning, and it took almost the whole story for Alex to finally pluck up courage to tell Cassandra his feelings for her. Normally, this kind of thing would really piss me off, but to my amaz ...more
I loved this book! Give me a good, strong, tormented hero and I’m in literary heaven. Toss in a heroine who is tormented for the exact same reason, and well… there are no words.
I fell in love with Alex back in Beauty and the Black Sheep and have found myself being pulled deeper and deeper into his heartbreaking story. Unable to save his best friend’s life during a storm at sea which pulled Reese from the boat they were sailing, Alex Moorehouse carries a heavy burden of guilt for Reese’ ...more
I've absolutely fallen in love with this series and From The First is now included as one of my all time favourite romances ever. It is book 3 in the Moorehouse Legacy which I discovered through being a fan of JR Ward and her Black Dagger Brotherhood. Each book just gets better and with this instalment we finally get wounded and grief stricken brother Alex`s story and wow its smokin good.
Alex Moorehouse ...more
Loved this!! From the First is the third book in Jessica Bird's (a.k.a. J.R. Ward) Moorehouse Legacy series. It was the first Moorehouse Legacy book I read, as it was the only Moorehouse book available from the library. I enjoyed this one so much that I went ahead and ordered the OOP copies of all the Moorehouse Legacy books and look forward to reading the series (in order now) and re-reading this one.
I'm not a big fan of Harlequin Romances (even though I read a ton of them in my late t ...more
I’ve very much enjoyed all of Jessica Bird’s (aka J. R. Ward’s) contemporary romances, but From the First is now my current favorite of the ones I’ve read so far. When it was first published by Harlequin, it was the last of the three-book Moorehouse Legacy series that follows the three Moorehouse siblings, two sisters and one brother, as they navigate life and find love. After the death of their parents, the three inherited the White Caps Bed & Breakfast on Saranac La ...more
Alex aka "The Sinner". Well what could be a greater sin than falling in love with with your friends' wife.
“I want you until I hurt. Until I sweat.
I love you with a raw, bleeding need that I've never understood.
And all I know for sure is that you can never be mine.”
Cassandra Cutler, widow of Reese Cutler had always thought that Alex hated her or why else would he go out of the way to avoid her at all costs. But why the hell was she attracted to him. H ...more
A hurricane caused Reese’s death while he and Alex were sailing. Alex survived and feels guilty. Catherine is Reese’s widow. Alex has secretly loved her for years. Catherine secretly desires Alex.
For almost the entire book Alex wants her but pushes her away. He does it in ways that are insulting and hurtful. She thinks he hates her. She wants him badly and sadly. I was frustrated with Alex over and o ...more
Cassandra has never understood what she has done to make Alex treat her so venomously, but she has lived through worse and plans to not let it stand in her way. As the work on th ...more
Yes, shocking! This is a J.R. Ward book and it's getting a 3.5 star rating. Not to say I didn't enjoy it, it just wasn't as wonderful as I was expecting it to be. Let's rewind a bit and say that I've read the first two books in this series and I've enjoyed them quite a bit (the second being my favorite so far). I love the small town feel of the books even though they are not the typical small town romance. They mix in a bit of the traditional Harlequin billionaire romance (some of them) and fea...more
Yes, shocking! This is a J.R. Ward book and it’s getting a 3.5 star rating. Not to say I didn’t enjoy it, it just wasn’t as wonderful as I was expecting it to be. Let’s rewind a bit and say that I’ve read the first two books in this series and I’ve enjoyed them quite a bit (the second being my favorite so far). I love the small town feel of the books even though they are not the typical small town romance. They mix in a bit of the traditional Harlequin billionaire romance (some of them ...more
Tal como aconteceu no primeiro, e talvez porque os li seguidos e já ia lançada, este segundo volume acabou por ser devorado tão rápido como o primeiro, mas aqui porque a história me cativou muito mais. Adorei o carácter tímido, mas forte e protector de Alex em relação a Cassandra, tal como gostei dela ser uma personagem a recuperar de uma ...more
However FROM THE FIRST came as a pleasant surprise. A fellow reader encouraged me to try it despite my reservations, and the nudge was greatly appreciated. The story is engaging and I felt a connection to heroine as well as a strong understanding of the hero.
A good read.
The third and final book in the saga was as good as the first two. All about the HEA for these siblings after a hard go at life. Alex and Cassandra make an amazing couple. It was a decent read all in all. I want a book about spike I want to know who he is and why does he have yellow eyes??
Alex Moorehouse has loved her from the moment he first laid eyes on her, and the guilt of that forbidden love, desperate and intense, pushed him into staying as far away from Cassandra Cutler as possible. She was his best friend's wife. Well...she used to be. Before Alex and Reese had been on the boat that got caught in a hurricane. Alex survived - barely - with a crushed leg that required a titanium implant and months of physical therapy. Reese didn't. He went o ...more
Alex Moorehouse, world class athlete and professional sailor has returned home to recover from a serious injury he received when his sailboat got caught in a hurricane (which happened in Beauty And The Black Sheep (The Moorehouse Legacy, #1) aka The Rebel). Wracked with guilt that he couldn't save his fellow sailor and best friend, Reese Cutler, he refuses to see Reese's widow, Cassandra Cutler. But his guilt ...more
This is my favourite in the series to date. I definitely liked the male lead in this one (compared to the bland leads in the previous two books). The female lea ...more
Já conhecíamos o Alex, irmão de Frankie e Joy e a Cassandra, mulher do Reese, melhor amigo de Alex, que acabou por morrer em frente ao amigo, deixando Alex num estado lastimável. Cassandra, nunca teve grande amizade com Alex, nunca conseguiu perceber porque é que este não gostava dela. O que ela não sabia era que Alex não gostava apenas dela, amava-a com todas as suas forças mas por ser mulher do seu amigo, ela e ...more
We also see more of Spike, Nate's (Beauty And The Black Sheep (The Moorehouse Legacy, #1)) partner, and I have a feeling he's going to be my favourite male character in the series. He looks like a Black Dagger Brotherhood Brother (huge, loads of tats, yellow eyes) and he talks like a Black Dagger Brotherhood Brother (he's all "what's doing?" an ...more
This is nothing like BDB. Not just because this is pure romance and BDB is not, but the plot, the characters, the dialogues are not that interesting. I am so sorry, but Alex is not my kind of tormented guy. I did not get any sympathetic feelin ...more
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Jessica Rowley Pell Bird was born on 1969 in Massachusetts, USA. She is the daughter of Maxine F. and W. Gillette Bird, Jr. She began writing as a child, penning her thoughts in diaries as well as inventing short stories. She read her first Harlequin Presents novel in a rose garden when she was in her teens. She was hooked immediately. By the time she went to ...more