When everything is stacked against you, sometimes surviving only happens when you find that one person in the world and the one place you truly…
This world can beat you down.
Make you feel worthless.
Swallow you up in its darkness.
In the blink of an eye the people I loved more than anything, were taken from me.
Leaving me alone with no one but my abusive father.
If you get told you’re worthless often enough, you start to believe it.
You drink it in until it poisons your soul.
That was my life…until Justin.
The minute I saw Sarah, I knew she was special.
I wanted to claim her then, but she wasn’t ready.
Seeing her again, I know I’m done waiting.
I want her.
I’m not stopping until I make her see how special she is.
I want her to look in the mirror and see the woman I see, the woman who was made for me. Sarah thinks she doesn’t deserve me.
She doesn’t think I can understand the pain inside of her.
I have the same darkness inside of me.
I just need her to believe in herself and in me.
Can two damaged souls learn to trust and lean on each other?
Can they put their past behind them and learn just how beautiful life can be together?
Or when tragedy strikes, will it all be lost forever?
4 Star Review by Ashley
I have been waiting on this book for what seems like forever. I remember really wanting Justin and Sarah's story when reading N.B. Baker's debut, Everything. I dove into Belong with Gusto and high hopes. While I found the start a touch slow, it was packed full of emotion. And the pace really picked up after the first few chapters.
Sarah has had a hard life. I don't even know if hard is the right word to adequately describe all that she's been through. My heart broke for this girl who had her spirits torn down before she had a chance to fly. That is until Justin worked his way into her life and heart.
I liked Justin. A lot. He was charming but also a man's man. He had also survived a tragedy that life had thrown his way. It became his catalyst for something more for himself and it showed in his actions. In how he treated others, especially Sarah. He adored that woman. Fears, quirks, faults and hopes. I think my favorite thing was how he taught her to see herself through his eyes- as whole, beautiful, loveable. But Justin has a secret...
While I was expecting a bit more fallout when Justin's bombshell came to life, I'm kind of glad there wasn't. It showed Sarah's growth. I honestly feel that there is something about Sarah's journey that can resonate with everyone. Belong is so much more than bad thing happens to a girl and the guy helps her move past it. It's about learning to love yourself despite the garbage that has happened to you. It's about finding your place when you've been lost. And that ending- just a wonderful full-circle moment to solidify how far Sarah and Justin had truly come.
About the Author
I'm Iowa born; but now I reside in Wyoming with my husband and children, including our four legged children, Kiera and Jade. I love to write in the spare time I have after working forty hours in the financial world and playing wife and mom (a.k.a. chef, doctor, housekeeper, taxi driver, zookeeper, homing device, and much more).