Monday, April 27, 2015

Where I Belong by J. Daniels

Nook Book, 199 pages
Release Date: June 28, 2014
Published by: Self-Published
Alabama Summer, #1
Source: Own
For fans of: Realistic Fiction, New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Take Me Away After Dark, Summer Lovin, Recommended, 

     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?

TAKE ME AWAY...

AFTER DARK!

*"This book is part of the new adult contemporary romance genre! It is more mature than both YA and MG. I have featured it in Take Me Away... After Dark as a way to feature the few Adult and New Adult titles I am beginning to read!"  This book will contain storng language and explicit sexual scenes. Intended for adults 18 and up@ 

*MY THOUGHTS*

     After saying that I wanted a steamy New Adult read, this was recommended to me FIVE times. Add that to the the fact that @Kinkygirlsbookobsessions has had this series all over their Instagram for the past few days, and I caved and bought it. I had some issues with it, but for the most part, I really enjoyed it. It was exactly what I needed and it gave me another NA author and series to read!
"...time changes people.'"
32%
     Ben and Mia's story was sweet, but very messy. Growing up. Ben made Mia's life a living hell. Basically she hated him. And for good reason too. Some of the things he said to her should've cost him a punch or maybe more. What they weren't expecting was spending one night together (on accident) and having the time of their lives. And in the end falling for each other.
"Everyone stares at their fears when they're distracted.'"
33%
     One thing that bothered me about this series was the insta-love. They fell for each other so quickly. Spending one night together does not equal love. It equals lust. But these two were so quick to jump to the "L- word" that it seemed like they had finally made up years ago. But because I liked the book so much, I just chalked it up to the fact that it was so short. (I ended up reading this book in less than 24 hours.) Another thing that bothered me was the way everything was happening just for plot movement. I understand that's how it's supposed to be, but this story was making it too predictable. I knew things would happen way before they even did. It just became too easy to guess which way the story was going.
"They can't rip your heart out if you don't let them anywhere near it'"
43%
     What I did like about this one was the romance. It was seriously HAWT. Ben has to be the hottest talker on the planet. I also liked them together. There were times I had to stop reading to do something useful like get dinner or something. Anything to get my head out of the book because it was just too much. I kept trying to fan myself with my Nook lol Also, I liked the way the story was written. The wording was easy and it read and flowed so easily. That's part of the reason I finished it in a day. Although it was really short, I was still able to read through it quickly and didn't find myself having to think too much into it. Lastly, I loved the ending. It actually drew me right into the next book, which I read immediately. I had to find out what happened to Tessa and her family... And between Ben and Mia!
"...a fucking blind person would've seen the way the two of you acted around each other yesterday. I could've burned the place down and I thought either of you would've noticed.'"
43%
      In short, Officer Benjamin Kelly was super HAWT and exactly what I needed at the time. Mia was sweet and simple and I loved that about her. Together they made a really sweet, hot couple and I loved that about them. I also loved the way that they loved each other. Although she tried to fight it in the beginning, Mia was smitten with him from then. I'm glad this series was recommended to me and I can see myself doing the same for others later in the future!
     Overall, I give this

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