hands it over to the one guy that excelled at making her life miserable, learning a valuable lesson in the process.
Always get the name of the guy you’re going home with.
Ben can’t get the girl he spent one night with out of his head. When she leaves him the next morning, he thinks he’ll never see her again. Until he sees her lounging by the pool with his sister.
Mia is determined to hate Ben, even though she can’t forget him.
Ben is determined to prove he’s not the same guy he used to be.
What happens when the one person you wish never existed becomes the one person you can’t imagine being without?
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Release Date: June 24, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Southern Romance
Actual Rating: 5 stars
Once again, I am literally KICKING myself for not reading this book sooner. How I let these amazing novels slip through the cracks is beyond me, but at least I got to it and fell in love! Where I Belong is the first book in the Alabama Summer series. Technically it can stand alone, but from what I am getting from the story and interconnected characters who have their own books, they should be read in order for better enjoyment. Tessa, for example, has her own book (the second book in the series) and readers will better understand her and her relationship by reading this one first. Plus, she plays a big role in this one so...
With that, this is EVERYTHING that I needed in a romance at the moment. It is a southern romance (taking place in Alabama, duh), and has a sweet talking alpha male who happens to be not only a COP (I have a thing for cops, luckily my husband is one or I would be in trouble), but a SINGLE DAD as well. Mmmmmm..... This book encompasses so many of my favorite things that I swooned upon learning all this. The heroine, Mia, is an independent SASS-HOLE. Is that a word? Doesn't matter. It is now. Anyway, she has a deep hatred for Ben (the hero) because he teased her relentlessly when they were younger. So when she decides to spend the summer with her BFF Tessa (also sister of Ben) she thinks he won't be around much because he is grown and has his own life. Unfortunately she is WRONG because he realizes what a jerk he used to be and will stop at nothing to make it up to her.
Overall, I LOVED THIS BOOK. I am definitely reading the next one in the series soon because I loved Tessa (and all her weirdness) and NEED her story now. I found everything about the story, the little twists at the end (which were emotional BTW) and everything in between to be PERFECT. This book has a great amount of humor (I laughed quite a few times), quite a bit of angst, and a whole lot of swoon worthy moments. So if you are looking for a book to read while you are soaking you feet in the water this summer, this is it! I highly recommend it.
The Alabama Summer series
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