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November 29, 2014

Book Review: Where I Belong (Alabama Summer #1) by J. Daniels

Mia Corelli moved away from Alabama nine years ago leaving behind her best friend Tessa.  After taking care of her sick mother for years, she’s going to spend the summer with her childhood best friend.  There’s one person that she wants to avoid at all costs. Ben.  He made her life miserable for years making fun of the way she looked and bringing out all of her insecurities.

Mia decides that she wants to start her summer off with a bang and lose her virginity the night before she’s to arrive at her best friend’s house.  She meets a guy at a bar she decides to go to and she instantly likes him. He’s too good looking for words, but also because he’s blunt.  She feels drawn to him and goes back to his place where they have a night that was sweet, gentle, intimate, and one she will never forget.

“I chose the right guy.”

Ben Kelly can’t get over the only women he’s ever let stay the night out of his head.  Not knowing her name, he hopes that when she passes through town again they run into each other.  What he wasn’t expecting was to find her laying out by the pool with his sister when he shows up.

“She wasn’t going to let go of all the hate she had stored up for me.  That hate ran deep.”

Mia is determined that no matter what she was going to hate Ben, even if she couldn’t forget about their night together.

Ben won’t give up until he can prove to her that he isn’t the same guy he used to be.

Once Mia realizes that she isn’t going to get Ben out of her head, and that he isn’t going to give up, she gives him a shot.  He even proposes that they just be friends so that he make her like him and then fall in love with him.

 “The boy I once wished never existed was now the man I wanted to spend every second with.”

“My future.  My forever. All mine.”

This is a sweet book that provides a little drama and lots of hot steamy sex.  I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

After reading the Sweet Addiction series, I knew that I had to read the next book in J. Daniels lineup.   J. Daniels knows how to write stories where you instantly love the characters, laugh out loud while reading, steamy sex scenes, and sweet romantic love stories.  I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series.

J. Daniels is my new favorite author.

Rating: 5 Stars

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