About the Book
Realtor Hannah Thornton has many talents. Unfortunately, selling houses in the town where her family name is practically poison isn’t one of them. When a business tycoon determines to raze historic homes in the small town of Heritage, Michigan, and replace them with a strip mall, Hannah resolves to stop him. She sets about helping Heritage win a restoration grant that will put the town back on the map–and hopefully finally repay the financial debt Hannah’s mother caused the town. But at first no one supports her efforts–not even her best friend, Luke.
Luke Johnson may have grown up in Heritage, but as a foster kid he never truly felt as if he belonged. Now he has a chance to score a job as assistant fire chief and earn his place in the town. But when the interview process and Hannah’s restoration project start unearthing things from his past, Luke must decide if belonging is worth the pain of being honest about who he is–and who he was.
In My Opinion
My favorite genre to read is contemporary romance. My favorite trope is friends to more. And Tari Faris hits it out of the park with both. Then she makes it even better including two well-developed romances in the same book.
The characters in You Belong with Me are flawed and sometimes make poor decisions or react impulsively. They have doubts about their worth, their relationships, and their place in the community. Readers will relate to this group.
The small Michigan town has its share of memorable characters (as any fictional small town should). Throw in a community-wide effort to preserve their home, a mangy dog, a bachelor auction, and a great brother-sister relationship, and there’s a lot to love about this book.
I’m already looking forward to returning to Heritage, MI in the next book.
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