Review: He Belongs with Me by Sarah Darlington

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.

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*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*

At first I was a bit reluctant to start reading this story, because two twin sisters fighting over the same boy seemed too complicated of a love triangle for me. Though it very soon becomes clear that there really isn't a love triangle thing going on. Without spoiling anything, within the first five chapters you know who is going to end up with who. Honestly reading this book felt like watching a episode of Gossip Girl or 90210, which means lots of drama and miscommunication to up the intrigue.

Maggie and Clara might be twins, but they couldn't be more different. While Maggie is the good girl, Clara is a bit more rebellious. This doesn't mean Maggie is perfect and Clara is pure trouble, anything but. Both girls have their own realistic issues and throughout this story some of those get resolved. It seems that by finding love and by communicating these girls finally might be happy.

The overall romance was pretty okay, though sometimes felt a bit rushed. All the love interests knew each other for years, but since some of them seem to suddenly flip a 180, it didn't always convince me. There was no instant love, it just all happened so fast.

There were definitely some cliché parts and a lot of predictability, which kind of takes out the fun a bit for me. So the ending wasn't really a surprise, but definitely one of the sweeter moments in the book. He Belongs with was well written and plenty of drama if you're into that. You actually get two love stories for the price of one and I believe each sister could have easily gotten their own book. There was definitely that potential. Still an enjoyable read.

The Author

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.

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