Tuesday, May 26, 2020

You Belong With Me by Kristen Proby - ARC Review

Elena Watkins is used to getting what she wants. She grew up the daughter of one of the most powerful mafia bosses on the west coast, an indulged, rich girl who got away with everything.

Except the love of her life.

Archer was the king of their high school. His charming grin swept her off her feet. Days after graduation, they ran away together and eloped. Elated to spend the rest of their lives together, Archer and Elena were on cloud nine.

Until Elena’s father discovered what they’d done.

He swore to keep them apart, even if it meant taking Archer’s life. Knowing what her father was capable of, Elena left Archer, and never looked back. The pain of leaving him would pale to the pain of losing him.
That’s what she’s told herself every day for twelve years. But now her father is dead, and Archer is back. Finally, they should be able to piece the broken pieces of their love back together.

But the mafia has a long memory.

This book both felt a little different for Kristen Proby but also it fit right in with the other books in the Seattle series. Helpfully, there is a family tree, so you can take a minute to remind yourself as to who the characters are, and who they are to one another...if you like to know those details (I do, but you don't necessarily need to know all of the family relationships.)

Elena and Archer have a history, and it gets messy when her mob boss father disapproves of their relationship and forces her to end it. With the assistance of her grandmother, she goes into hiding and the story starts years later. it doesn't take long for Archer to reappear in her life, and to make it clear that he is not going anywhere., no matter how hard she tries to push him away.

And, there is no question that Archer loves Elena, and is willing to almost literally die for her. I definitely felt the connection and wanted this to work out for them, although part of me didn't expect it to, and the ending was absolutely satisfying.

I enjoyed and recommend this title.


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