Wednesday, September 11, 2019

You Belong With Me Review


About the Book

Small-town realtor Hannah Thornton has many talents--unfortunately, selling houses isn't one of them. When a developer sets his sights on the historic homes in Heritage, Hannah turns to her best friend Luke for help. Will Luke risk his future and confront his past to help her succeed? (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

I was excited to read this novel. Newer authors to Christian fiction I always get excited about because it is like discovering a new world. You never know how their writing style might be or the characters they develop. I am also really picky when it comes to contemporary novels so I really wasn't sure what to expect on this one. I'll be honest in saying the first few chapters moved a bit slow. Of course the story is fairly well predictable but about half way through I really started to enjoy the characters. Tari did an excellent job with all of her characters, even the secondary ones! It had a very small town "Gilmore Girl" vibe while weaving together a lot of real life things. I also enjoyed the fact that Hannah and Luke had been friends for a long time. I love reading friendships, whether they become romantically involved or not. Speaking of romance though I thought it was spot on with this story. Not over the top, not rushed, and not the only thing that is written about in the story. This book reminded me a little of Susan May Warren's novels.
There were a few things that had me on the edge on how to rate this story but I really couldn't put it down so I had to go with five stars. I am eager to get my hands on the next book in this series!!!

"Thanks to Revell for offering me a free copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

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