Sunday, March 9, 2014

Review: He Belongs with Me (Giveaway Included!!!)

Description Provided by Goodreads: Two girls. One Leo.

Identical twins, Maggie and Clara Ryder, both grew up with Leo Maddox, billionaire playboy, apparent alcoholic, and heir to his grandfather's world-famous Maddox hotel empire. Their roles were cemented long ago: Maggie, as his best friend and Clara as his childhood nemesis.

But when a simple twist of fate changes everything and both girls start to fall for the lean, mean, ridiculously sexy and seemingly spoiled Leo... which girl will win his heart?

Throw in a little mischief, drama, and one smoking-hot bartender and lines are sure to blur. But one thing's for certain, neither good-girl Maggie nor rebellious Clara will be satisfied until they each figure out where they belong. 

Story Line: I enjoyed that the story line was told in different perspectives, both Clara and Maggie's, because not only did it form a full picture of the situation but it also made me want to read the book more to look forward to the next character's perspective. I loved all the secrecy in this book and how all the characters reacted differently to this.

Clara: I really loved Clara's character because she was the rebellious one and wasn't afraid to speak her mind or get in someone's face. I loved reading about her changing perspective and emotions towards Leo.

Maggie: Maggie was an entertaining character to read about. She comes up with schemes to get her way and they seem to be almost drastic; yet they are interesting to read about and see the results of!

Leo: Leo seems like the player type of guy at the beginning, especially with all his money; however, as the book progresses we see that he's really loyal and sweet. This surprised me because I didn't expect his character to be like this at all.

Overall: This was a flirty and fun read that I found to be easy and fast. The story was sweet and had bits of humor that kept me entertained and not entirely confused lol!

Rating: I would give this book an 8.5 out of 10!!

Author Dream Cast:

"...Are you trying to say you like me?”
“Yes,” he said in a tone so serious it made me want to duck under the table.
“No... No! NO! You can't. Not now. Not after all these years of being so mean to me. It's not fair. If that's how you feel, then why are you such a jackass?”
I waited for my childhood nemesis’s usual spiteful response, but it never came. Instead, he simply finished the conversation by saying, “You're right. I've been mean to you for far too fucking long. It ends tonight.” Then very carefully, very calmly, he slid his beer and mine to the other side of the table. I watched him with guarded eyes, my heart jack-hammering against my ribs.
“What are you doing?” I demanded.
He stood, ignoring my question, and started moving toward me.
“Don't you dare.”
Still he came.
“Leo.” I tried one last time, but my voice came out in a terrified whisper.
With the confidence of a rock god, he came to me. He grabbed one of my now trembling hands, and in a single swift motion, pulled me up and into his arms. I let him do it too. I let him because I knew what was coming and I had no willpower to stop it. Then, Leo tangled his hands in my hair in a way so tender and out of character that if my eyes weren't open, I wouldn't have believed it was him.

Sarah Darlington lives in the DC metro area, is married to her high school sweetheart, and currently spends her time chasing around a very active toddler. As a former flight attendant, she misses the days of pantyhose, galley gossip with good friends, and traveling to new places. In the future she'd like to return to that career, but, just as flying gets into your bones, so does writing. Whenever she gets a free moment these days, she writes.
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