Wednesday, July 3, 2013

He Belongs to Me by Theresa Rizzo

He Belongs to Me is a love story . . . a tale of betrayal and deception and of a young mother's determination to recover what belongs to her.

Forced to leave her baby and tricked into relinquishing her parental rights, four years later Catherine Boyd is back and she'll do anything to regain custody of her son--even reconcile with the husband falsely accused of killing their son's twin.

All in the name of love for a little boy, generations of pain and tragedy are exposed in a courtroom drama.

A love story, a mother's struggle and family dynamics are key elements in He Belongs to Me.  Catherine and Thomas were blissfully married until the tragic death of one of their twin sons.  Instead of facing it together, Catherine keeps secrets close to her chest and chases Thomas away.  She gives temporary guardianship to her surviving son, Drew, to her wealthy parents and flees to college.  

After her graduation, she wants her son to come live with her.  But her parents had her sign a permanent custody paper, not temporary years earlier.  Catherine knows her parents have a lot of power and wealth and would hard to beat in a courtroom, so she has another plan.  She looks up her husband, Thomas, whom she hasn't seen in years. If she can convince him to play reconcile with her, then perhaps they can get their son back. What she doesn't count on is the old feelings coming back for her husband, or the dramatic court room struggle to get her son back.

Written very well, I was propelled to keep turning the pages.  I didn't really connect with Catherine though.  I know she is going through a lot and has gone through alot, but she's really doesn't communicate well with others, just assumes.  It irritated me throughout.  But, the tenacious relationship she and Thomas try to rebuild is sweet and seems relative.  If you enjoy romantic suspense with court room drama, then pick up He Belongs to Me.  A good solid read!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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