You Belong With Me isĀ  an easy-to-read and enjoyable contemporary romance. The primary character Hannah Thornton was a piece of work. As a realtor she seemed to spend more time trying to talk clients out of selling their homes than she did selling them. An talk about an accident waiting to happen! Yes, that would be Hannah. On the other hand Hannah loves her small town and is willing to do almost anything to help restore it and bring it back to life. Unfortunately that would take more money than the town had available.

Then there was the little complication of Hannah being in love with her best friend Luke Johnson but afraid to lose his friendship if things didn’t work out between them. So of course Luke feels the same about Hannah but is pretty sure he doesn’t measure up to what she wants for a husband. Plenty of poor communication going on here and things might just get worse before they get better. Hannah also has a habit of sticking her nose into things she shouldn’t. I could see all sort of potential for disaster.

I enjoyed You Belong With Me very much! I loved the characters and it was fun to see how their story played out. It was also great getting a two-for-one romance as a bonus but not telling who the other couple was. Hoping to see Derek’s story show up in a future book. He was pretty much a charming jerk in this on but I can see that he has potential to do a total turn-around. Looking forward to more novels by this author!

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


Realtor Hannah Thornton has many talents.
Unfortunately, selling houses 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 restore her disgraced family name. But she’ll need help to do it.

As a foster kid, Luke Johnson never truly felt he belonged. Now he has a chance to earn his place in his hometown. But he doesn’t anticipate how his relationship with Hannah will set into motion events that reveal the truth about who he is–and who he was.


Tari Faris has been writing fiction for more than 10 years. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers and My Book Therapy, she works for My Book Therapy, manages, and is a 2017 Genesis Award winner. She has an MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary and lives in the Phoenix, Arizona, area with her husband and their three children. Although she lives in the Southwest now, she lived in a small town in Michigan for 25 years.