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Review | Where I Belong by J. Daniels

Where I Belong (Alabama Summer #1)

by J. Daniels

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SYNOPSIS

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?


REVIEW

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I remember reading Sweet Addiction and Sweet Possession back in 2014 (I feel old), making me fall in love with J. Daniels’ writing and the characters she creates.

Back then… I don’t even know what happened, but I didn’t continue reading more of J. Daniels, that’s for certain. I regret not picking her newest series then up.

Now, four years later, I finally understand why everyone loves Ben, Mia and Nolan, because I love them as well! In short, Ben is an enticing, dirty man; Mia is sassy and Nolan is sweet. Where I Belong is everything light, fluffy and wholesome.

“This is where I belong. Wherever you are. Always.”

Before spending the entire summer with Tessa in Alabama, Mia has this great idea of losing her virginity to some stranger.

When Mia finds the perfect candidate, she doesn’t realise the handsome stranger is Benjamin Kelly, the reason for Mia’s miserable childhood and her best friend’s older brother.

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

Ben and Mia have complete opposite reactions when they meet each other again.

She hates him with a passion, but he can’t stay away from the woman who occupies his mind. Ben wants more than one night, but Mia is ready to ignore her childhood tormentor, no matter how good he makes her feel.

Where I Belong is a romantic comedy chick flick (my favourite kind of film) in paperback form. I love it, from the conventional drama, to sassy as hell heroine and the cheesiest scenes ever written. I needed this, especially the tattooed single dad beauty that is Benjamin Kelly, after some less than stellar recent reads.

The girl I once couldn’t get far enough away from had become the woman I couldn’t get close enough to.

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