Blog Tour Review: He Belongs with Me by Sarah Darlington + Giveaway


Author: Sarah Darlington
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
He Belongs With Me
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?

Throw in a little mischief, drama, and one smoking-hot bartender and lines are sure to blur. But one thing’s for certain, neither good-girl Maggie nor rebellious Clara will be satisfied until they each figure out where they belong. 

He Belongs with Me is one of those book that makes me want to scream from rage and hug the author at the same time. Yup, it’s a difficult book to review for me because there were parts when I wanted to sing from joy from how cute they were but then something would come up that would ruin my good mood. Argh! Now one thing that really made my mood sour is the cover. They could have come up with something better, it does the book no justice.
So, He Belongs with me is told in dual POV. That can be a little distracting for some people who prefer a single POV but let me tell you, it worked perfectly here. I loved the transitions from POV to POV and it gave something more to the book. However, I must admit, I liked Clara’s POV the most. Although I started by liking Maggie, the good sister, more, I grew attached to Clara and ended up, well not hating, but disliking Maggie a little. I might say actually that Maggie is the “bad” sister ahaha She has done a boobjob, she’s more of a flirt, all of that, while Clara is more true to herself, she doesn’t take shit from nobody and is actually a good person on the inside. They both are! They are both amazing characters and you either love them or hate them and that’s it.
This book had a simple premise and when you read the blurb you think “love triangle” but don’t go there, it’s not a love triangle. What you get are two love stories, one beautiful that makes you want to become one of the characters  and the other might be a little disappointing. I feel like Maggie’s story is less touching. Basically I wanted to read mostly Clara’s story, it wouldn’t be a bad thing to read a book only about Clara (sends subtly a message to Sarah Darlington *wink**wink*). This may be due to the fact that I want a Leo for me. Leo… Leo… Leo… I WANT ME SOME LEO! He is perfect, he is so adorable and gahhh
Now Dean… I imagine a hippy Dean, or maybe Kristin Baxter’s ex-boyfriend from Last Man Standing. He made me frustrated and I don’t even know why. Also, don’t put a child out of nowhere in a story. I don’t like children (yes I’m a monster) and I don’t want to read about them, sorry.
anyway, He Belongs With Me has an interesting story that starts to get addicting towards the end. I was always switching sides, not knowing which sister I should support. Unfortunately, some things they did were just sad and upsetting, they acted like 13 year olds… Clara is an emotional mess and Maggie tries too much to become, I don’t know, a southern belle (Hart of Dixie everyone). However, I couldn’t not get sucked up in their plots and mess, even though it was obviously how the book would end. It was easy to know how the story would end but it was a nice read either way, kind of perfect for this shitty days with shitty weather. He Belongs with Me is the book you want to read all snuggled up in the couch on a rainy day.

3.5 Chibis


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About the Author:
Sarah Darlington lives in the DC metro area, is married to her high school sweetheart, and currently spends her time chasing around a very active toddler. As a former flight attendant, she misses the days of pantyhose, galley gossip with good friends, and traveling to new places. In the future she’d like to return to that career, but, just as flying gets into your bones, so does writing. Whenever she gets a free moment these days, she writes.
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