21 November 2015

Tour & Review - Belong





Belong - Seven Year Itch #3
by Jennifer Foor


Release Day: November 23




Ten years ago I fell in love with a married woman. I walked away so she could be happy, moving across the country to make sure I put space between us. We severed ties, and I promised myself I wouldn't look back.
 
Since then I committed to someone else, and we have a child and a life many would wish for. Except, it's never been enough for me. There's always been something missing; something I never wanted to admit.

With my own marriage failing, I'm forced to go back to my hometown to bury the man who raised me. I never expected to see her there, and nothing could prepare me for what would happen the moment my arms wrapped around hers again.








I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!



What I say: Belong is a standalone but you can gain greater insight into the backstory of Chad and Rachel by reading Bereft first. There may be spoilers from the previous books in the Seven Year Itch series.

It's no secret that I'm not a fan of books involving cheating and I honestly wasn't a fan of Grayson in Bereft. I personally couldn't justify Grayson's actions and I wouldn't have been as accepting as Rachel was so I was extremely happy to see Chad was getting his own story in Belong

Although there is cheating involved in Belong, it didn't upset me or strike me in the same way as it did in previous books. I think this was because the story is really emotional and I felt as though the events were positive and part of a greater cause (although of course there are lots of naughty scenes).

I always felt as though Chad's story was unfinished and that he deserved a better ending. Although events don't exactly happen as Chad expects, he decides to take the chance he missed out on before and is detained to do the best by everybody. I loved his relationship with this daughter and Rachel made me smile.

I did feel as though certain events were a little convenient but I still found myself hoping for a HEA. Some of the events are really sad but others are heartwarming and sweet. I'm still anti-cheating and I'm not sure where I stand about certain grey areas but I liked Chad.


3.5 Stars in my Sky!


Author Spotlight:

Jennifer Foor is an award winning Contemporary Romance Author.
She is married with She's best known for the Mitchell Family Series, which includes ten books.two children and spends most of her time behind a keyboard, writing stories that come from her heart. 







Excerpt:

"You have every right to assume this can't be anything more than a temporary affair. I don't blame you for being cautious, but there is something I want you to know."
She turned around, finally looking right at me with those hesitant eyes. "What?"
"I still love you." I swallowed the lump in my throat as the words came out, silently praying she wouldn't force me to leave. It wasn't every day that I told someone other than my wife I loved them, but in this instance it was the truest statement I'd ever made. "I feel like I've loved you for a lifetime. It’s true. I have loved my wife, but it’s not the same. It’s always been you, Rach. You’re the only woman I know I’ll never be able to let go of. Staying away was my only option. I did it to protect both of our lives, but there’s nothing standing in the way anymore. Please don't deny us a second chance." I paused one more time. "I need you, just as much as I think you need me."

Her shoulders relaxed, and I watched her purse fall from her grip and hit the concrete ground. She shrugged while staring into my eyes. Her lips were trembling, allowing me to almost sense the connection between us. "I'm not strong enough to be with you again. I can't handle anymore heartache. Being close to you scares me, because I’m tired of the pain and suffering."

I took two steps forward, breaking the distance between us. "I'm not capable of hurting you again, Rach. If you give me this chance I promise I won't let you down. Let me be your friend again, and whatever comes with it will be determined by both of us."




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