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She Belongs To Me (Southern Suspense #1)

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  1,456 ratings  ·  153 reviews
A passionate romantic-suspense 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 suc
Kindle Edition, 452 pages
Published December 23rd 2011 by 5 Prince Publishing and Books LLC
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Amy R
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
Jeannie Walker
Jaynee is a beautiful woman who has a lot of secrets in her past, along with a longing to find the perfect man. Jordan Monroe comes along and fits that bill perfectly, but Jaynee is fearful in making a commitment. Jordan is not one to give up easily and finally succeeds in making Jaynee his wife. After five years of marriage, Jordan discovers Jaynee has a lot of secrets. Hours after they have a bad argument, he rolls out of bed. His anger is brewing as he pulls on his boxers and a t-shirt. If sh ...more
She Belongs To Me by author Carmen DeSousa is a terrific romantic suspense book. The story started off with "bang" literally and then the love story of Jordan and Jaynee is told as past and present are blended together. Readers get to see glimpses of other characters and how they are connected to Jordan and Jaynee and what possible involvement they might have had in Jaynee's shooting. The author did a great job developing all the characters in this story and created a story filled with love, int ...more
Elise Stokes
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 h
She Belongs to Me ( Southern Suspense # 1) by Carmen DeSousa is a 2011 5 Prince Publishing release.
Jaynee and Jordon meet and embark on a whirlwind romance resulting in a quickie marriage in Vegas. But, after several years of marriage, the couple is still childless and Jordon is becoming impatient. He and Jaynee have an arguement about it and then Jordon finds Jaynee shot in the head after an apparent suicide attempt. As he waits in the hospital alone, he thinks back on how they met and how qui

The first few chapters and the last few had me on edge. Immediately I was curious about what transpired between Jaynee and Jordon and who done it. I was also immensely in love with Jordon... until mid way through the book where he became a bit too possessive and controlling for my liking. All the while, Jaynee is reduced to a piece of property; a submissive version of Vivian Ward on Rodeo Drive.

Still, I wanted to know how life planned to sort out for this
I really liked this book and liked the flashbacks into their past.. Jordan was an absolute sweetheart :) (I want a Jordan) I really liked most of the characters.. Wondering who the bad guy was honestly kept me guessing for most of the book.. I would think it was one person but then switch to another, then switch back.. After awhile though the flashbacks were a bit much.. I mean I kept looking at it saying alright already get back to the hospital scene! There were a couple of parts that I didnt l ...more
Marilou George
Jordan Monroe is abruptly awoken from sleep when he hears a gunshot. Jaynee, his wife, is not in bed with him which angers him as he struggles to get up and determine where the gunshot came from. He hurries down stairs and sees that the back French door is open. As he stumbles along in the dark he is unable to shut the door because there is something in the way. He turns the lights on and there lay his wife Jaynee with a gunshot wound to her head. He is hysterical as he attempts to call for help ...more
Sheilagh Lee
From Jordan Monroe’s perspective his wife of five years Jaynee has suddenly turned cold and standoffish. Jordan can’t take this anymore so instead of discussing it with his wife he goes on a bender with his buddies and comes home drunk. Jordan falls into Jaynee’s arms and the couple makes up. Jordan passes out from his night’s drinking and awakes to a gunshot .At first he assumes Jaynee had tried to commit suicide. However someone has attacked her and Jaynee accidently shot herself during the st ...more
The story opens with lots of intriguing questions. The prologue begins after Jordan and Jaynee have been married for 5 years and she has just been shot. 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 th ...more
Athena Brady
Jaynee has given up on love until she meets Jordan. She is living in fear of the past and Jordan helps her to look forward to the life she should have had. When Jordan proposes she thinks all her troubles are over. Jordan is the man of her dreams and Jaynee feels that life has at last, has dealt her a good hand. In the shadows, someone is watching Jaynee and Jordan closely. They are plotting and planning their demise. Can love really change Jaynee’s life forever or will her past rear its ugly he ...more
Jaime Rush
Jaynee ends up shot just outside her home, her loving husband finding her. As she lies in a coma, a distraught Jordan must untangle the threads of her recent days to find out why she shot herself. Or did she? For Jaynee wasn't the only one keeping secrets … and one of those secrets is deadly. Can he find the truth before a killer strikes again?

I really enjoyed this book, and it's not explicit, so teenagers as well as those with delicate sensibilities will like it. You'll be swept off your feet a
Carmen DeSousa
Nov 10, 2014 Carmen DeSousa added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This is my book, my first novel actually, so of course I won't rate or review it, but I will tell you that as of today, 'She Belongs to Me', previously published 12/24/2013, has a new cover and updated material, and if you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read the entire series free with your membership. For everyone else, I always keep every book in the southern romantic-suspense collection priced 'less than a latte', and there aren't any CLIFFHANGERS in the bunch! Happy reading, my friends!
Brookita Braxton
As reader I felt like I was a part of the story. I was offended because I thought the main character's prince charming was controlling and yet I was happy that someone wonderful had entered her life. A great story always finds a way to touch the reader on a personal level. This story did just that. I would recommend you read this novel. It will keep you reading right up until the last page. The ending took me totally by surprise. You will not be disappointed. Way to go Mrs DeSousa.
Terry Trahan
Oh emmmm geeeee! I just did not want to put this book down! I was able to relate somewhat to Jaynee's life, and saw myself in some of the situations she went through. Jordan at first was a little too controlling... Okay VERY controlling. And to that I just did NOT want to like him. But as I kept reading (because there was no way I could put it down), I realized even though he controlled a lot of things in Jaynee's life...he TRULY LOVES her! SHE BELONGS TO HIM!!!
"She Belongs to Me" by Carmen DeSousa is predominantly a romance novel but the thing that a guy like me can really sink his teeth into is the element of mystery.

See my complete review at my blog:
Mimi Barbour
The suspense of this story starts right from the beginning. Caycee is a victim just waiting to be victimized…or is she? The author had us guessing throughout the book. On a normal day at work in the restaurant, handsome and controlling Jordan appears in her life – changes her name, rules her every move and because he falls in love at first sight, he rushes her to the alter. Caycee gets swept along with his dazzling personality and the romance. Not all is perfect though because she feels like she ...more
Lee French
In fairness, I should say upfront that Romance is not my preferred genre to read. I gave this one a shot for two reasons: the series title has the word "Suspense" in it, and it was free.

The opening of this book suffers a lot from Attack of the Backstory; the first few chapters have a lot of showing instead of telling. This recurs periodically throughout the book, even (surprisingly) right up to the very end. Most of it would have fit neatly into conversation instead, and much of the rest could h
Diana Hockley
Firstly, I need to say that the woman's face on the cover is one of the loveliest I have seen, epitomising everything about the heroine, who is a likeable character.

This romance novel could have been a real humdinger of a thriller but unfortunately, the author in my opinion, did not take advantage of the excellent plot which she set up. This is reflected in the title, as the plot shows all the characters wanting to own either Jaynee or material wealth. The story starts well with the meeting in t
Do you believe in love at first sight? Carmen describes her characters and their personalities with such detail that you think of them as real. This story starts out with Jaynee and Jordan( the two main characters) in the here and now. Jaynee is downstairs when Jordan hears a gunshot. He runs downstairs to see that Jaynee is shot in the head. The story then reverses back to when they first met. Jaynee is a waitress in a diner trying to pay her way through college. She's had a rough childhood. Jo ...more
Arianne The Bookworm on the Loose
The story begins with a gunshot. Jordan knew he heard a gun was fired, and when he didn’t see his wife beside him on their bed, he knew something was wrong. Soon, we saw Jaynee lying with a bullet on her head. Who could have done this?

Flashback to the past: Detective Jordan Monroe believed he got struck by a “thunderbolt” when she met CJ at a restaurant. On the other hand, Caycee Jaynee or CJ told her grandmother that she might have found the man she would marry.

It was literally love at first si
I really enjoyed this book. I tend to favor over-the-top erotic love scenes in my reading, and much to my genuine surprise, the fact that this book did not include them didn't detour me from the story. The love between the two main characters was so intriguing and real.
Jordan and Jaynee experience "the thunder bolt," or what most would simply call "love at first sight." I like the fact that the characters take chances and go with their gut.

Jaynee had a horrible upbringing, complete with abuse,
Jessica (Stuck in Books)
She Belongs to Me. The title alone is something I love. It just sounds like a book I'd read. Well, I did. And I seriously enjoyed it.

The book began and I was instantly drawn in. The book begins with a nice, solid BANG. Literally. Once I was only a few pages in, I couldn't put the book down. Seriously, this book hit the ground running and it didn't stop until the end.

The content of this book. The meat of the story. It was very nice to go back and learn about our main characters to see how they h
What a BOOK, seriously!

I finally finished it after not wanting to get back to it. I had a hard time trying to grasp onto the story. I don't know what it is at first but just the intense of it got to me.

Here we have Caynee who is in college and working as a waitress. Then there is Jordan who is a cop and a businessman. So they met and sparks fly. Jordan calls Caynee by her other name Jaynee. So together these two go out and fall in love. Right. Sort of.

Anyway as I see it Jaynee was a little more
This book has it all: action, suspense, mystery, romance, you name it. The plot pacing is nearly flawless (the only problem I had with it was one chapter that was a little too summary-y for me). You'll care about these meticulously flawed characters and want them to work through their past demons and make a future with one another. You'll fall in love with the descriptions of beauty in the Southern locale. You'll rack your brain to figure out who the attempted murderer in the story is.

I also cor
What I loved the most about this book is definitely the ending. Not only were all the story line's wrapped up, but we were also given a look into Jaynee and Jordan's future. I feel like the epilogue was a brilliant touch, to an already perfect ending.
It's not easy telling a story from different perspective's, but Carmen DeSousa really took it one step further with using "present day" and "how they met" moments to create, a romantic suspenseful novel.
I really like that it's a romance novel, but
Tom Elder
Carmen De Sousa. Gripping
She Belongs To Me.
When wealthy construction company owner and Charlotte detective, Jordan Monroe, meets Jaynee for the first time he is awestruck and determines to make her his wife. Jaynee, however, has a history she cannot easily overcome and is fearful to submit to love. Jordan succeeds in making her his wife, but five years into their marriage he realizes she is keeping secrets. Before he can decipher her duplicity, he discovers her unconscious in their home from a g
Flamingcrystal Flamingcrystal
This story has enough suspense and romance (which isn’t explicit at all) to keep you on your toes. Jaynee discovers the man of her dreams, Jordan. He is a true gentleman, the kind of husband every girl/woman would want, even if he seems a bit controlling at some stages...I liked the plot and the story kept my attention. I will be reading other books by Carmen DeSousa.
She belongs to me

I knew about a quarter of the way through the this book that it would be a waste of time. However, I committed myself to reading it in its entirety.
- I did not like the characters. They were too unbelievable, because Jordan was too controlling and Jayne was too weak.
- The amount of time spend recounting their super short courtship and quick marriage was just ridiculous. Both time frames were short so the recap should have been short, but NO it was the focus for almost half of
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