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Lissa's Review: Where I Belong (Alabama Summer #1) by J. Daniels


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PUBLISHER: J. Daniels

RELEASED: June 27, 2014

GENRE: new adult, coming of age, romance

LENGTH: 227 pages

FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible

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When Mia Corelli returns to Alabama for a summer of fun with her childhood best friend, Tessa, there's only one thing keeping her on edge. One person that she’d do anything to avoid. Benjamin Kelly. World’s biggest dickhead. Mia hates him with a fury and has no desire to ever see him again. When she decides to start her summer off with a bang and finally give away her v-card, she unknowingly 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?

THREE BOUNDLESS STARS

Where I belong is a scorching hot romance.

Mia hasn’t seen her best friend in years. She gets a chance to hang out with her during the summer. But the only person she doesn’t really want to see is Ben. Her Best Friends brother, the one who used to torment her when they were younger. And Mia isn’t going to let that go.

This book is full of scorching hotness. I swear they were like rabbits. Or maybe they're making up for lost time? I’m really on the fence if I liked Ben or not. He had good qualities but when describing his baby mama as an unfit mother because as his example, she didn’t breastfeed and he wanted her too. What?! that just rubbed me the wrong way.

As I got further into the story. I still didn’t understand his hatred towards her. She does end up making a huge mistake and understandably he’s mad. But what about her? I”m not sure if J. Daniels wanted her to seem like a Bitch. But in reality, I feel that she was overly hurt. And lost. I felt bad for her and I could side with Mia on what she says.

I didn’t emotionally connect with the characters. I felt like an outsider looking in. I’ve read one of her novels before. But this wasn’t what I expected. I did enjoy it and I thought it was good. The writing was great, that’s why I’m giving it Three Boundless Stars.


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