Two girls. One Leo.
Identical twins, Maggie and Clara Ryder, both grew up with Leo Maddox, billionaire playboy, apparent alcoholic, and heir to his grandfather's world-famous Maddox hotel empire. Their roles were cemented long ago: Maggie, as his best friend and Clara as his childhood nemesis.
But when a simple twist of fate changes everything and both girls start to fall for the lean, mean, ridiculously sexy and seemingly spoiled Leo... which girl will win his heart?
Throw in a little mischief, drama, and one smoking-hot bartender and lines are sure to blur. But one thing's for certain, neither good-girl Maggie nor rebellious Clara will be satisfied until they each figure out where they belong.
*NEW ADULT ROMANCE. Recommended for 17+ due to sexual situations and adult language.
Identical twins, who are so different in personality, falling for the same guy… just screams fun doesn’t it? Throw in that both families are rich and have grown close together that they are nearly family… complicated!! Yes, He Belongs With Me was an entertaining read that I really enjoyed.
Maggie, the good girl, was a character that I connected to early in the story. She comes across all confident and put together, but her recent issues have unsettled her. To get back at the people who hurt her she seeks out a hot bartender to take as a date to an important function. I giggled my way through this part of the book; Maggie was sure that she could waltz in and get this guy to accompany her to function, but he was quick to knock her down a few pegs and reminded her he was not, in fact, an escort!! They had an easy connection from the beginning and I was glad they were able to work something out.
Clara is the total opposite to Maggie, being the rebellious daughter out of the two. She has no plans on sticking around her home town and wants to get out for good. She is dating a guy, even though she doesn’t really like him and always fights with her sisters best friend, Leo. But when a person from all their pasts returns, it sends her on a collision course with Leo, that will change everything she knew about him.
The story played out quite well and I enjoyed the ride. All of the characters involved had to work through their feelings to decide what they really wanted in life. Maggie, Clara and Leo are all from wealthy families and I thought at times that the girls were a little childish, but I expect wealthy spoilt kids to act that way. There were a few twists along the way and I felt like the ending was a little rushed, but it was still a pleasurable read. This is Sarah Darlington’s debut novel, and I think there will be more great books from her in the future!
I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.
Sarah Darlington lives in the DC metro area, is married to her high school sweetheart, and currently spends her time chasing around a very active toddler. As a former flight attendant, she misses the days of pantyhose, galley gossip with good friends, and traveling to new places. In the future she'd like to return to that career, but, just as flying gets into your bones, so does writing. Whenever she gets a free moment these days, she writes.