She Belongs to Me by Carmen DeSousa
Southern Suspense Series #1
A passionate romantic-suspense of love, betrayal, and obsession, She Belongs to Me will have you falling in love and wondering if you can trust anyone right up to the last page.
Charlotte police officer Jordan Monroe is used to being in control. Ever since his father died, he has provided for his mother and sisters and even hired his two brothers-in-law to help run his successful construction company. On a chance business trip, however, he meets the one person who throws his life into a whirlwind–Jaynee.
Jaynee has lived a tragic life and has sworn off all men. That is until a rugged southern gentleman lands in her seating area, refusing to take no for an answer. From the moment they meet, Jordan sweeps her off her feet, assuring her that happiness exists. But can she really escape her past?
Five years later, Jordan finds Jaynee on their back porch with a gunshot wound to the head. While Jaynee lies in a coma, Jordan has to go back to their beginning and figure out what went wrong. Did he push his wife to the edge, or has her past come back to haunt them?
She Belongs to Me is book one of The Southern Suspense Series. From there, all the stories have a slight connection to each other, so you can continue the journey and meet different protagonists with different issues and tragedies to overcome. Every story has a mystery, there’s always a gentle message, and above all, there’s always romance and suspense.
Could she really trust him?
As Jaynee slipped the key into the lock of her front door, she glanced over her shoulder at Jordan. Her eyes then shifted to the empty street beyond. Nothing was out of the ordinary, except that she was about to let the first man into her home in over a year.
She was fragile and therefore needed to be careful. She’d made too many mistakes with men. However, she didn’t want to be so cautious that she missed something great. Her refusing-to-date stance wasn’t making sense. Jordan represented everything she’d ever wanted in a man. How or why he was attracted to her she couldn’t comprehend, but for some reason he seemed interested.
Although she wanted to, she couldn’t deny the strong emotions she felt for Jordan. It scared her. She’d been hurt in the past. But hadn’t she prayed incessantly for God to send her a man like him? Still, she needed to be sure that what she felt was real. Her heart couldn’t handle another pummeling.
Once inside, Jordan locked the deadbolt behind them. The latch clicked loudly into place, making her jump. What had she done? Could she really trust him?
Jordan took her hand and led her to the sofa, pulling her down beside him. Her heart started beating out an uncontrollable rhythm. Dear God, she prayed silently, please don’t let him hurt me. She knew he wouldn’t hurt her physically; it was the mental agony she couldn’t handle.
She Belongs to Me by Carmen DeSousa is a great read and really suspenseful. I was pulled into the story right from the prologue and didn’t want to put the book down. Jordan and Jaynee’s story is one worth reading. This is the start to an intriguing romantic suspense series.
About the Author
A romantic-suspense writer, Carmen writes novels that overflow with romance, mystery, suspense, a hint of paranormal sometimes, and of course–tragedy. After all, what would a great story be without a heartrending event setting the stage? Her sensual and gripping stories have earned bestseller status on three continents because of her ability to make readers love, laugh, cry, gasp, and hope.
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nice post all around
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I enjoyed the excepts, thank you for the chance to win 🙂
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Thank you so much for reading–and reviewing–‘She Belongs to Me’. I’m so pleased you enjoyed my first novel. I hope your avid-reading friends will take advantage of the free download and enjoy too.
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LOVE THAT JAYNEE WAS STRONG ENOUGH TO TRY AGAIN AT LOVE.
Thank you, Linda! She struggles, as we all do, but she was willing to trust again. 🙂
Love the excerpts.
Thank you, Rita! 😀
Sounds fantastic, thanks for bringing it to my attention 🙂
Thank you, Paig. I hope you enjoy my first romantic-supense novel. 🙂
I’m looking forward to reading this book. It sounds like a fun read and I’m looking for great beach reads for this summer 🙂
Thanks, Lori… I don’t know about fun…well, a few really fun parts, I guess, but romance, passion, tragedy, obsession, betrayal…you betcha! 🙂
And there is a first-kiss on the beach scene. Does that count? 😀
I like the ring of the phrase “southern suspense”
Thank you, JP! Me too! LOL! I would have preferred Southern Romantic-Suspense Series, but it just doesn’t have the same *ring*. But since a thread of suspense runs through the entire book–the romance and the mystery–leaving readers to wonder if anything will turn out happily ever after, I figured sticking with the three S’s was best. Hope you take advantage of the free download. 🙂
I like the little blurb the best.
Thank you, Steve! 🙂
Nice excerpt and review
Thank you! For the excerpt, that is. Good luck on the giveaway. 🙂
I liked the excerpt. Great review thank you.
Thank you, Mary! <3
yes we all have crosses to bear in life.
I loved the Excerpt Two :))