You Belong with Me
Realtor Hannah Thornton has many talents. Unfortunately, selling houses in the town where her family name is practically poison isn't one of them. When a business tycoon determines to raze historic homes in the small town of Heritage, Michigan, and replace them with a strip mall, Hannah resolves to stop him. She sets about helping Heritage win a restoration grant that will put the town back on the map--and hopefully finally repay the financial debt Hannah's mother caused the town. But at first no one supports her efforts--not even her best friend, Luke.
Luke Johnson may have grown up in Heritage, but as a foster kid he never truly felt as if he belonged. Now he has a chance to score a job as assistant fire chief and earn his place in the town. But when the interview process and Hannah's restoration project start unearthing things from his past, Luke must decide if belonging is worth the pain of being honest about who he is--and who he was.
I thought this was a charming book. In the beginning I was not a Hannah fan. On the other hand, I loved Luke. He is a sweetheart...almost too sweet. Like the saying goes "The nice guy finishes last". Luke truly had Hannah's best interest at heart. She did not show her appreciation at first. She later came around but she is lucky that Luke waited for her.
When it comes to romance, it is on the mild side. Which is what I would expect from a Christian romance/contemporary book. Not that this is a bad thing as sweet is good. The town has its charms. While, I did like this book; my interest went in waves. Up and down and up and down. Yet, this book is a good start to a new series from author, Tari Faris.