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Belong to Me
Belong to Me
Author: Marisa De Los Santos
Everyone has secrets. Some we keep to protect ourselves, others we keep to protect those we love. — A devoted city dweller, Cornelia Brown surprised no one more than herself when she was gripped by the sudden, inescapable desire to leave urban life behind and head for an idyllic suburb. Though she knows she and her beloved husband, Teo, have made...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061240270
ISBN-10: 0061240273
Publication Date: 5/1/2008
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 185 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 8
I was excited to read "Belong to Me" because I read "Love Walked In" (also by Marisa de los Santos) last year. I was even more excited once I realized that "Belong to Me" was the continuation of "Love Walked In". I instantly bought into all the characters because I had already established a connection with them, so I was instantly involved in the book.

"Belong to Me" also interweaves the stories of other characters other that weave throughout the story of the main character. So it's fun to see how all the stories are going to tie together in the end. Everyone has secrets. Some we keep to protect ourselves, others we keep to protect those we love.

The narration style of "Belong to Me" is a bit different from most novels. I'm not quite too sure how I feel about it. It has a 1st person narrative, but it also has a 3rd person narrative (that seems to be the narration of the main character whose chapters are in 1st person). Anyway, I'd love to hear all of your thoughts on "Belong to Me".
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Helpful Score: 4
A sequel to a book I really enjoyed - Love Walked In. This was a good read, but I didn't like this story quite as much. Mostly it's because of all the things I loved about her first book.

Everything fit together far to easily. Characters had easy to spot weaknesses and not so hidden personalities. The plot twist that, in real life, would have really twisted the characters worlds was dealt with in a few dozen pages. Like a fairy tale it could have ended with "and they all lived happily ever after. The end."

Which is what I loved about "Love Walked In." But somehow, reading a second book with the same characters it lost the feeling of "anything's possible" that the first book had and really just felt impossible and very contrived.

If you loved L.W.I. definitely do read this sequel. Just know you're in for more of the same.
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Helpful Score: 3
I adored this book. It's even better if you've read De Los Santos's "Love Walked In," but it's not a required precursor. The alternating narrative allows readers to get to know each of the characters in greater depth. I can't wait to read more of her novels.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was an excellent read. Not too heavy and the story was very intriguing although a bit contrived.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent story of a family of friends and their experiences. Well written. Just love this author - highly recommended!
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Great book! Marisa de Los Santos makes words flow together as she writes. The story was both endearing & surprising. The only thing that disappointed me was that some of the characters from the first book (Love Walked In) were barely mentioned in this one. I can't wait until de Los Santos writes another book!
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it was a good book.
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This book is a sequel to the book Love Walked In. I would highly recommend reading them in sequence so the reader can appreciate how Clare came into Cornelia's life and how Cornelia and Teo got together. That being said, it is a nice novel. Cornelia is a very likable character, someone you wish you were friends with in real life. The way the characters evolve into friends (Cornelia and Piper; Clare, Dev and Aidan) is real and sweet. Some of the book's setup is a bit unbelievable and some of the subplots (Toby, Lyssa) are distracting and extraneous. Good, not excellent.


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