Monday, November 17, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Where I Belong (Alabama Summer Book 1) by J. Daniels

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BOOK REVIEW: Where I Belong (Alabama Summer #1) by J. Daniels
 4.75 Stars

At 23 and without a boyfriend, Mia is determined to start off her summer by finally losing her virginity. Her plan is to find a cute and willing guy at a bar for a one night stand during her first night back in Alabama. She does not plan on it being her best friend’s brother, the boy who tormented her early teen years.

Told from alternating 1st person POV of Mia Corelli and Ben Kelly, Where I Belong is a perfect blend of a cute story with some touches of humor, hot love scenes, and a sweet developing romance. Mia and Ben have a lot of chemistry and it shows from their first encounter.  Ben must prove that he’s not the same jerk he was as a teen, and Mia must get past how the comments Ben’s former self made left her feeling.

There are cute twists with Ben’s profession and his personal life. And the plot’s climax at the end has just enough excitement without it being too much drama. 

There were some places where the characters seemed younger than they were supposed to be. And there was one item I wish would have been developed a little—what the heck did Mia and Tessa do for a living?  At 23 I assumed they were out of college yet they acted like they were just on summer break.  I’m hoping the next book explains what the girls do for jobs when the summer ends.

But all in all, it’s an adorable, well paced story with no cheating, no cliffhanger, and a HEA. A very promising start to a new series. All I Want, Tessa (Ben’s sister/Mia’s friend) and Luke’s story, releases November 24th. So stayed tuned for a review of book two or check out the cover reveal now.

Updated: Click HERE for the blog's All I Want Blog Tour post which includes a *CHARACTER INTERVIEW* with both couples!

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