Where I Belong by J. Daniels

Where I Belong - J.  Daniels

What This Book Is About:

When Mia Corelli returns to Alabama for a summer of fun with her childhood best friend, Tessa, there's only one thing keeping her on edge. One person that she’d do anything to avoid. 
Benjamin Kelly. World’s biggest dickhead. 
Mia hates him with a fury and has no desire to ever see him again. When she decides to start her summer off with a bang and finally give away her v-card, she unknowingly hands it over to the one guy that excelled at making her life miserable, learning a valuable lesson in the process. 
Always get the name of the guy you’re going home with. 
Ben can’t get the girl he spent one night with out of his head. When she leaves him the next morning, he thinks he’ll never see her again. Until he sees her lounging by the pool with his sister. 
Mia is determined to hate Ben, even though she can’t forget him. 
Ben is determined to prove he’s not the same guy he used to be. 
What happens when the one person you wish never existed becomes the one person you can’t imagine being without?

My Thoughts:

This book was a must read for me. I mean, bully turned lover?! How could I not read that? This book was awesome. Just… awesome. That is the only word I can think of to describe it. Awesome. Okay, I could probably think of more words, but none of them would describe it as accurately as the word awesome. Because it was. Awesome. I fell head over heels in love with this book. Holy moly! It wasn’t an “oh my god this book changed my life” book, but it was a very good read. It had it’s funny moments, sad moments, and of course a bunch of “Aww, that is so sweet” moments. Our main characters were Ben & Mia. Can I just say how adorable they are? Oh, man. They were freaking adorable! Ben & Mia hated each other as kids. Like really hated each other. He tormented her relentlessly. He was her best friend’s brother. Now they are all grown up & Mia thinks that ben hasn’t changed at all. She still expects him to be the jerkface that he was when they were younger. Boy, does he surprise her. After they share one incredible night together Mia just wants to pretend that it never happened & Ben wants the opposite. He wants to prove to her that he is no longer that boy that treated her so badly. He wants it all. Ben was sweet, caring, and way too sexy in his uniform. He eventually breaks her down & they fall hard for each other. Mia has been taking care of her mom who has cancer. When her mom begins to get better, she takes a vacation & spends the summer with her best friend Tessa. She doesn’t want to like Ben. She doesn’t want to feel anything for him at all. But, she can’t stop herself from falling for Ben. When I think of Mia, I think of responsibility. She is very responsible, but she is also a beautiful, caring & fun person. Nolan. Did I mention him? Wow, he was so freaking adorable. I loved him & Mia. When I first started reading this book, I actually stopped it because at about 40% I still just couldn’t get into the story. I am so happy that I decided to go back and give it a second chance!  This story was one that you definitely do not want to miss. I seriously cannot wait for Luke & Tessa’s story. It’s going to be amazeballs! This book was a sweet, hot story that made me laugh a little, smile a lot, and fan myself constantly from its hotness. I liked it a lot. So, go… read it. It will not disappoint.

Favorite Quotes:


*“The boy I once wished never existed was now the man I wanted to spend every second with.”*

*“I don’t care about the pain. I’ll endure anything to get to the woman I fucking breathe for. She needs me and as soon as you’re finished with that last stitch, I’m going to her.”*

*“I’m on my way. Oh my God, please call me back and tell me he’s okay. Tell him I love him, Tessa. Tell him I’m going to say that to him every second for the rest of his life. He’ll never go another day without hearing those words from me.” I hear her quivering breath before she pleads, “Please don’t take him away from me.”*

*“Christ, he’s sexy as hell and playful. Deadly combination. And he has every right to be cocky. I’m all for begging if it puts him inside me.”*

*“I just died. This has to be what heaven is like. Dirty little angels floating around, tempting you with barrier free sex.”*

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