Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Sarah Darlington's He Belongs With Me. My stop includes the pertinent details for the book, my review, and a giveaway.
FYI, you can grab a copy of He Belongs With Me for **ONLY 99 CENTS** Links are below.
He Belongs With Me by Sarah Darlington
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 4, 2014
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?
I had made certain assumptions going into He Belongs With Me. Although my assumptions were wrong, I couldn't be happier about it. This was such a sweet story and I loved every moment of it!
He Belongs With Me tells the story of Maggie and Clara Ryder, Leo Maddox, and Dean Harvey and how their lives are inextricably entwined. Maggie and Clara are identical twin sisters who are also the daughters of a golfing professional. Although they are identical in looks - with the exception of bra size and the occasional streaks of color in hair - they each seem to want different things out of life. They both give off this confident air but they both hide insecurities behind those confident facades. Maggie is the sweet, responsible twin, whom everyone likes and knows they can count on. Clara is more free-spirited and prickly, always saying what's on her mind.
Leo Maddox is the family friend who's usually drunk, best friends with Maggie, and always pissy towards Clara. Dean Harvey is the former step-brother to Maggie and Clara whom both girls had crushes on. But only one captured his heart. One night, at a country club gala, things are set in motion that put these four on a collision course, and it's an absolute pleasure watching the fallout.
He Belongs With Me also touches on family dynamics, the importance of family, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of living in a close-knit community. It also highlights the dangers of driving a golf cart at night, off-trail, at your father's country club. ;) And maybe it gives a lesson on not ignoring what's right in front of you.
This was such a delightful tale! Ms. Darlington shows great promise with her debut. The story was engaging and I genuinely liked each character. The last chapter was a bit rushed - I would have liked those particular characters to have had a bit more time together. But perhaps this isn't the last we'll hear of Maggie, Clara, Leo and Dean.