She Belongs to Me by Carmen DeSousa
Release Date: December 23, 2011
Format: Paperback, 452 pages
Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing
Source: Carmen DeSousa(:
Description from Goodreads:
construction company owner and Charlotte detective, Jordan Monroe, meets
Jaynee for the first time he is awestruck and determines to make her
his wife. Jaynee, however, has a history she cannot easily overcome and
is fearful to submit to love. Jordan succeeds in making her his wife,
but five years into their marriage he realizes she is keeping secrets.
Before he can decipher her duplicity, he discovers her unconscious in
their home from a gunshot wound only hours after giving her an ultimatum
concerning their relationship.
With Jaynee’s life hanging in the
balance, the mystery of her past drives Jordan to investigate. But what
appears to be an attempted suicide turns out to be something far
darker. Is someone from her past stalking her? Or worse, is someone
close to Jordan trying to kill them both? As Jordan edges closer to the
truth, it may be deadlier than he could ever have imagined.
She Belongs to Me. The title alone is something I love. It just sounds like a book I'd read. Well, I did. And I seriously enjoyed it.
The book began and I was instantly drawn in. The book begins with a nice, solid BANG. Literally. Once I was only a few pages in, I couldn't put the book down. Seriously, this book hit the ground running and it didn't stop until the end.
The content of this book. The meat of the story. It was very nice to go back and learn about our main characters to see how they had gotten to the point at which the story begins. Plus, their story was 100% sweet. And goodness knows I love sweetness.
Character rundown: Jordan. A southern gentleman, drawl and all. I instantly loved him from the moment we met him. He's a truly lovable character and is just so completely amazing. Jaynee. I'm very picky about my female MCs, but I did like Jaynee. She was strong, honest, and not melodramatic. Together, Jordan and Jaynee made a couple that was easy to love and practically impossible to dislike.
The mystery of this story was fun. Honestly--fun. I kept guessing, and just when I thought I was sure of something my prediction was blown to bits. In a good way, not a confusing way. I also liked that the mystery was not over the top. It was somewhat realistic. Easy to get lost in, that's for sure.
The ending. A very nice ending. Kind of picture-perfect, but whose to say that's not a good thing? Better than a horrible cliff-hanger when I am LEAST EXPECTING IT. I could rant about those kind of books all the time, but I'll save my breath since it doesn't apply to this book.
Overall, I loved this book. It's one of those books that makes me smile whenever I think about it. Ah, I adored this book. I would definitely recommend it to you. Yes, whoever you are--I'm telling you to read this book. Because I loved it. ;)