She Belongs to Me

She Belongs to Me

by Carmen DeSousa

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A passionate novel of love, betrayal, and obsession, She Belongs to Me will have you falling in love and wondering if you can trust anyone right up to the last page.

Charlotte police officer Jordan Monroe is used to being in control. Ever since his father died, he has provided for his mother and sisters and even hired his two brothers-in-law to help run his successful construction company. On a chance business trip, however, he meets the one person who throws his life into a whirlwind--Jaynee.

Jaynee has lived a tragic life and has sworn off all men. That is until a rugged southern gentleman lands in her seating area, refusing to take no for an answer. From the moment they meet, Jordan sweeps her off her feet, assuring her that happiness exists. But can she really escape her past?

Five years later, Jordan finds Jaynee on their back porch with a gunshot wound to the head. While Jaynee lies in a coma, Jordan has to go back to their beginning and figure out what went wrong. Did he push his wife to the edge, or has her past come back to haunt them?

Although She Belongs to Me is part of The Southern Collection, it is a stand-alone story that can be read on its own. This is a cliffhanger-free zone here, friends!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157129187
Publisher: Carmen DeSousa Books
Publication date: 08/19/2014
Series: Charlotte , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 422
Sales rank: 1,338
File size: 707 KB

About the Author

My stories overflow with romance, suspense, a hint of humor sometimes and, of course, a few Kleenex moments. After all, what would a great story be without an emotional event setting the stage? All of my novels are sensual, but not erotic, gripping but not graphic and will make you cry, laugh, love, and hope.

Although some of my titles clearly include supernatural or ghostly beings, my paranormal stories dance on the edge of make believe, in a genre referred to as magical realism. My hope is that as you read my stories, you'll wonder, "Hmmm...what if?"

As most authors, I blame my leap into a full-time career as a professional writer on my love of reading. Reading has always been an escape for me. When life was rough as a child, I could always disappear into a book. But I found something else too... I discovered that writing out my thoughts was healing. Not only could I create hope for my protagonists, but I could do away with the antagonists--legally.

When I penned my first novel, 'She Belongs to Me', I allowed only my cousin and best friend to read it. They are the reason I write. They pushed me to publish, as they felt my stories would give others who've experienced tragedies hope. So now, even though I still write for me, I mainly write for my readers who continually encourage me that my words touched their soul.

Most of my novels share some of my favorite hobbies, mostly, anything to do with the great outdoors. I rarely spend my days off at a movie theater or the mall. In fact, I hate shopping, and my hubby would prefer to do anything other than take me to a movie that I'd already read the book. :) Also, we both would rather read a book on the beach--or a coffee shop if it's raining--and if the weather is really nice, we love to go kayaking and hiking.

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She Belongs To Me 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 123 reviews.
RomanticSuspenseFan More than 1 year ago
She starts you with a tragic scene right at the beginning and then takes you back to the beginning to figure out what really happened. The love story is believable, the characters are interesting to say the least, and it seems everyone has something to gain from this woman's death. I highly recommend reading this cleverly written novel.
CynthiaAnnCK More than 1 year ago
Great Book!!! I was really expecting a different outcome. Carmen kept me in suspense up to the very end.
EALS1 More than 1 year ago
After reading great reviews for Carmen DeSousa's work, I decided to give her debut novel a shot. I was not disappointed. The story launches with the prologue (so don't skip it, readers). Jordan Monroe is startled out of sleep by a gunshot. He finds his wife, Jaynee, sprawled on the floor with a bullet in her head. The story then rewinds back five years to the night the couple had first met. For Jordan it was a love at first sight. He knew the moment he laid eyes on Jaynee that she was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. Of course, he didn't know about her incarcerated ex-boyfriend who had decided that Jaynee "belonged" to him. The story flips back and forth between Jordan and Jaynee's whirlwind romance and the mystery of who shot Jaynee and why. Although, I enjoyed the development of their relationship, my favorite parts of the story were the mystery. Just when I thought I'd had it figured out, DeSousa would throw in a twist. I have a hunch if I reread the book I'd be palming my forehead over all the clues I'd missed. Along with the mystery and suspense, I also appreciated the character development and lack of explicit content. Jordan and Jaynee are noble, but flawed. For example, Jaynee has an abusive past that she doesn't allow to rule her life, although the reader does see where her past affects her perceptions and decisions. Jordan can be domineering, but I like the fact he recognizes this about himself, acknowledges it, and tries to keep himself in check. Regarding intimacy, there's sizzle, but DeSousa leaves most of it to the reader's imagination. Very refreshing, I must say. I'd love to share a bit about my favorite character, but I'm afraid that would be too much of a spoiler. The end has a great example of the type of person I hope and strive to be. But sharing specifically what that trait is would be a spoiler as well. Guess you'll just have to read the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great romance mixed with plenty of mystery!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Then we jump back to when they first met. Jordan makes me melt. He is sweet, thoughtful, caring, kind, with a streak of possessiveness and protectiveness. Jaynee puzzles me. I still don't feel I completely understand her. She has lots of secrets. Their love story is so sweet, though. The story shifts back and forth between the present and how they met and I loved that. Details are slowly revealed, but more questions come up along the way to make you wonder. This is a great book if you are looking for something you can't put down until you figure out all of the answers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was ok but rather nauseating. The way Jordan fawns over Jaynee is just too much. I can't stand when peopke fall madly in love in two days - so unrealistic. Also if Jordan's Christianity is important ti him, he wouldn't ask her after they were married, "oh by the way, are you a Christian?" The possessiveness he showed was over the top and just as controlling as her previous boyfriend. And would you know you were having twins only 6 weeks into the pregnancy? Plus the friends who pined over Jordan and Jaynee for 5 years suddenly decide they love each other? Ugh, let's just try to squeeze everything into a hapoy ending...The book was too long for the story, as if trying to add depth that just wasn't there - unimportant details that did not add to the story. Sorry, just overall nauseating and not worth exploring further.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this story of Jordan & Jancee. Liked how the author started us off with a mystery that kept me guessing to the very end. Loved learning the kind of man Jordan was and watching Jancee growing into a wonderful woman & wife. No swearing and bedroom scenes were left to the imagination. I don't know what else to write without giving anything away, so I'll just say I enjoyed and will be buying more of her books. JudyE
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
This was a good book and different from the type of suspense I am used to reading. I really liked the way Carmen DeSousa used the "present" day and "how they met" moments for the story to come together. At first I was getting a little impatient at the "how they met" moments but I realized it was only because I wanted to know what was happening to Jaynee in the present day since she was in the hospital! I thought Jordan was a little much at first and he was driving me nuts with how much he cared about Jaynee and spoiled her (haven't met anyone that overwhelming before) but he then started to grow on me and he became more "normal" to me. I instantly liked Jaynee from the beginning. Carmen keeps the plot moving along well and has you constantly wondering who you can trust. I wasn't completely shocked at the end when I found out who did it, but was actually thinking it was someone else instead. I thought the characters and relationships seemed real and it was just a good overall story. Highly recommend this book and can't wait to read Carmen's next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I should have watched paint dry, rather than reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Execellent who done it with true romance. Not a sexually oriented read Praise God, and no disgusting language. Yeah!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am glad to see there is a second book to this. I will be buying it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not care for this book. First, I have never met a man that talked or acted like the man in this book. Many female authors are good at writting from a male point of view. This author isn't one of them. It was written by a woman who clearly does not really understand men. It just drug on and on. Each line was to much like the line before it. It wasn't realalistic, it would fit better under fairy tales.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a cliffhanger. Carmen DeSousa wrote a thriller about an instantaneous love between a policeman and a college girl. I did not like the style of narration that the writer chose. It flipped back and forth, from their initial meeting to five years later when Jaycee is found near dead. Since it started at that point. I am no revealing anything out of sequence! No plot spoilers here!!! Jordan was a weird character. He did not pick up clues and hints. He was weak when it came to Jaycee. It was a good thrii8
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had to skip through all the syrup. Sorry, it just was too sappy for me. I just wanted to get to the "who done it".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay, but I'm having trouble relating to the characters. Writing is pretty good, but at this point the story is dragging. Jordan's possessiveness is a little over the top. I'm putting it down after 10 chapters; maybe I'll return to it another time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am on page 106 and this man scares the heck out of me . I was about to stop reading this , but the reviews say something else . I hope there right , otherwise there is a lot of sick people out there .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rarely read romanitc suspense,but boy am I glad I read this one!!!! Short and sweet review, buy it, read it, love it!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this one Great Book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put book done
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
oh my goodness . So amaaaazing ! 309 pages of an amazing book . I mean it was so good ! I cried , laughed , and smiled the entire time . (: i cant wait to read the next book called : split decisions . please you have to read this book . I couldnt put it down , omg ! Its so gooood (: you will not regret it !!! ((:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book-I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting plot, good read, and you feel like you could be part of this books story.
Sheri-A-Wilkinson More than 1 year ago
She Belongs To Me (Southern Suspense, #1) by Carmen DeSousa Jaynee and Jordan are having problems in their relationship. Jaynee is hiding some secrets from her past. One day Jordan comes home and finds her unconscious with a gunshot wound to her head. At first it looks like an attempted suicide. Jordan begins to investigate, as secrets are slowly revealed, it seems someone may be out to killer, and possibly Jordan too.  A fast paced story of suspense. I did like Jaynee and the story line. I liked the surprises and the hidden secrets and the suspense. I feel that those who enjoy suspense/drama with a touch of romance will enjoy She Belongs To Me.
NanaLA More than 1 year ago
Book was interesting. Enjoyed authors story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago