Friday, December 7, 2012

Making A Dent...

I've completed another book and am making a dent in my Goodreads' reading list. 

Marlie Bridges' You Belong to Me is a fine mixture of romance and supsense.  I don't want to give too much away, but I found the novel "gripping," and felt great sympathy and compassion for the characters involved.  

Blurb for You Belong to Me:
Erin Reilly wants to live life on her own terms far away from her psychotic ex-husband, Daniel. However, when she moves half-way across the country, pulls her life together, and falls in love with corporate lawyer Colin Marshall, Daniel follows her.

Colin's belief in love and desire for a family were abandoned with a woman's betrayal. And he questions his own capacity for love, until he meets Erin and is willing to test the boundaries of his heart.

Through a series of devastating events engineered by Daniel neither of them believes they can ever achieve their dreams.

But Colin proves he is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for love and help Erin discover the strength and courage she needs to conquer her fears and the monster who tries to destroy them both.

Erin wants the American dream. Colin wants to give it to her.
But can they escape the nightmare that threatens their very lives?


When they left the restaurant, Colin took her hand again and led her along the walkway back toward the parking lot. They wandered in and out of the stalls, taking in the exhibits, the painters working as people walked by.

After their kiss behind the booths, Erin was so physically aware of Colin holding her hand, standing close behind her when she stopped to inspect a painting, touching her, it seemed, every chance he could. She welcomed it, noticed how comfortable and safe she felt with him.

When they reached the end of the boardwalk, they walked through the parking lot to the motorcycle.

“What a great day, thanks for coming with me,” Colin said. “I really enjoy your company.”

“The feeling is mutual,” Erin said.

He leaned over and kissed her. Her heart raced as she wrapped her arms around him and held him, loving the feel of his smooth muscles under her hands.

He lifted his head to look at her. “I want…more.”

Giving her no time to reply, he leaned down and kissed her again. Erin could hardly breathe as he stroked her shoulder and arm with his hand and ran his fingers down the side of her neck, a sensual touch. They were both breathless, but he stopped, pulled away from her.

“This is one of those times when I'm having a hard time keeping my hands off you.”

“We're in a parking lot.” She had to stifle a giggle.

“That's probably a good thing.” He smiled, his eyes mischievous, his expression teasing.

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  1. This sounds like an emotional read. Love the cover.

    1. Yes, I agree with you. The cover is eye-catching. Thanks for checking out Marlie's book.

  2. Marlie, thanks for sharing your blurb and exerpt. Great cover and premise and with Angela calling it 'gripping' ...good review! Happy sales to you! Rolynn

    1. Hi, Rolynn,

      It seems we're all in agreement. "You Belong To Me" has one really fantastic cover! Thanks so much for stopping by.