I’m sharing my thoughts today on a contemporary romance novel, You Belong With Me by Tari Faris. See the synopsis of the novel and more about the series on the Goodreads page.
I love the setting and characters! You Belong With Me is “small town charming” with realistically flawed characters and problems, growth, a sparking romance (plus a sweet secondary romance), and a happily ever after. The romantic conflict, though, is centered around a typical “misunderstanding” and situation where both parties keep secrets from each other – not my favorite device. It feels a little forced when honesty could resolve a lot. I do love the way things end up, and a few of the surprises along the way. The themes of grace, belonging/true heritage, and family are organic to the story.
Thank you to the publisher for the copy. This is my honest review.