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She Belongs to Me

(Southern Suspense #1)

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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 con
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Kindle Edition, 422 pages
Published August 19th 2014 (first published December 23rd 2011)
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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 successful construction company. On a chance business trip, howe
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cjbt57
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Amy R
Mar 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jameise
Jun 21, 2015 rated it did not like it
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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Julie
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
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Jeannie Walker
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Phuong
Jan 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Nani Hendrix
Nov 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
(Sighs) I really couldn’t finish this book at Chapter 14. One of the many things I loathe about flashbacks after the plot has been introduced, is that the flashbacks can seem to drag out and bore me. That’s exactly what happened with this one. The prologue opens up about something horrific that happened with Jaynee and suddenly Chapter 1 starts off how they met. Throughout the chapters, I was introduced to other narratives that constantly threw me off. I really wanted to get down to the nitty gr ...more
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Marilou George
Nov 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nicky
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
Amanda
May 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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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
WiLoveBooks
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Soni Watts❤
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely amazing!!! I was surprised at how mysterious and at the same time, engaging and irresistible this book consistently was. I've read my fair share of mysteries, but for many reasons, this book stood apart. I enjoyed how the author jumped between the flashbacks and present day moments. They were definitely timed well, and done with wonderful transitions. This book also kept me guessing quite a bit-one minute you think you know who the murderer is....the next, you're proven wrong. I absol ...more
Jaime Rush
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Suzanne
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

Jaynee and Jordon meet and start a whirlwind romance ending in a quickie marriage in Vegas.
After several years of marriage, they are still childless and Jordon is becoming impatient
that Jaynee wants to wait a little longer. He and Jaynee have an argument 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 quickly they fell in love.

There were parts I really loved and parts I
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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. ...more
Terry Trahan
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!!! ...more
Marj
Mar 24, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not very suspenseful. Changes in timelines annoying. Gratuitous Christianity. Secrets withheld then not revealed. Annoying. Needed a good editor as author seemed to lack understanding of basic grammar particularly adverbs. Annoying. Not an author I'd buy again. ...more
Barry
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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:

http://barryterenna.blogspot.com/
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Priscilla Cox
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed all aspects of the book, well developed characters and enough suspense to keep you drawn in.

I am anxious to go on to the next book in the series. DeSpise has a good feel f poo r her characters.
Kristen Lindtvedt
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Spine Tingling Yet Beautifully Soulful Book...

"She Belongs to Me" by Carmen DeSousa is a romantic suspense story with a languid, southern crawl. The story of Jaynee and Jordan, struck by the thunderbolt of love, instantly inseparable, and trying to build a life together despite not really knowing what the reality of it entails. It is a gloriously liquid tale that oozes across the page mercilessly pricking at your nerves, relentless in its pursuit of keeping your senses on edge. 

Here, DeSousa t
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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
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Michelle
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jaynee meets Jordan while waiting tables
in Florida she has had a troubled upbringing and her last relationship ended with him cheating on her and she ended it between them. So when Jordan asks Jaynee if she would like to go and have coffee after work she reluctantly says she will meet him at Starbucks. He comes back again and again and there is an attraction a spark between them they cannot stop. It blossoms as they see each other everyday. Her ex has someone watching her...
She’s attacked afte
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Myesha
Mar 24, 2020 rated it liked it
It you are in to fairy tale romances, then this will be a good read.
Ashley
Jan 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Three stars is just a tad generous. I felt they focused too much on the romance and not enough on the suspense. When reading the description of the book, they built up a lot of excitement for the shooting and the need to discover who had done it and why. Unfortunately, the story dived into this back story romance.

Jordan was impulsive and controlling. I guess we are supposed to be fine with it, because he is rich and buys her things? I mean.. really?

Anyway, they rushed through the actual detect
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