by Gail Barrett

November 2005
ISBN: 0-373-24722-2
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Wade Winslow is the typical bad boy who has to return to his hometown. Wade isnít planning on staying in town one moment longer than he has to. He has returned to town as his father is dying, and he is the executor of the will. What Wade doesnít know is that one of his fatherís final wishes is for Wade to take another chance with Erin McCuer.

Erin spends her days at Miles Ferry, the family estate. She is struggling to survive financially in order to care for her grandmother. She is now a teacher in town, and has no desire to leave the town where she grew up.

When Wade shows up on her doorstep looking to rent a room Erin becomes overwhelmed with memories. The reckless boy she remembers is now a full grown man who stirs to life her sleeping hormones with just a look. It is, however, clear that the man who canít wait to drive away and not look back has no business starting any type of relationship with a woman whose roots are firmly planted.

Soon sparks are flying, and it seems that neither can avoid the fire that has always burned between them. They seem destined to break one anotherís heart. However, if they can set aside their past and let their hearts guide them, they might find a place where they both belong.

Readers craving hometown reunion stories or bad boy stories will certainly appreciate Gail Barrettís debut novel, Where He Belongs. Most of the story is predictable, however, it offers a cast of characters that few will be able to resist.

Reviewed in October 2005 by Shelby.

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