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When everything is stacked against you, sometimes surviving only happens when you find that one person in the world and the one place you truly…

Belong.

Sarah:

This world can beat you down.

Make you feel worthless.

Swallow you up in its darkness.

In the blink of an eye the people I loved more than anything, were taken from me.

Leaving me alone with no one but my abusive father.

If
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DJ Sakata
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Favorite Quotes:

Debbie Double D doesn’t think I’m all that funny. She’s got a look on her face like she just ate the lime with no tequila.

Justin, I can hardly walk and chew gum at the same time. I swear the floor hates me and all chairs and walls are nothing but a bunch of bullies.

Yesterday’s pain has got nothing on what I feel like right now. It’s like Mac truck versus Godzilla with a little Freddy Krueger mixed in.

Fine! Stop begging me. I’ll go watch you with no shirt on, getting all sweaty, a
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Kimberly
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is such a great book. There are a lot of twists, and some great secondary characters to bring a little more light to the overall story line. This is my first book by N.B. Baker, and it won't be my last. The character development was amazing, they seemed to leap off the page, and were very real. The characters also had flaws, some big some not, and that also brings them down to a level anyone can relate to. This is told in Sarah's POV

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Teresa Lara
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent.I loved Sarah and Justins unique story.Cant wat to see more from Nb Recommend
Angelina Smith
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Belong by N.B. Baker is a standalone and due to content, is recommended for readers 18+.

Almost ten years ago, Sarah Crawford’s life suddenly changed when she lost her mother and sister. Unable to cope with the grief, her father turned to drink and Sarah was left to care for herself. Her father is a mean drunk and blames Sarah for the death of his wife and daughter. Sarah tried to block everything out by partying but after experiencing a horrific experience and being rescued by someone unknown, S
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Tiffany Readz
Jun 28, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars Warp Speed of Crazy

Belong by N.B. Baker has everything going on in it, including the kitchen sink. She makes these characters run the gamut of emotions and then some.

Sarah is in her twenties struggling thorough life at the moment. Well, she's been struggling for years with the father situation. The girl needs to get out, however still sees the sliver of hope that things will change. She is an emotional mess and also learned the hard way that masking it with booze and drugs isn't the w
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Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
What Sarah goes through in this book is beyond inhuman. I do not want to spoil the book for you, but she is faced with such abuse and suffering only the fact that she is a strong character allows her to survive.

As a love story, she and Justin are the best couple. He is everything a girl could possibly want. Not a billionaire, or a super mega star, etc. but instead a guy who knows who he is, what he wants, and who to give his undying loyalty to.

This is the second novel by this author. Both books
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Glenna Maynard
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book. Lots of dark twists, with some great side characters to lighten the tone. This author isn't afraid to go to the next level. I really loved all the banter. Phenomenal character development.
Chloe Lucca
A steady 3 half stars.
Sarah MacDougall
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
*ARC was provided to me in exchange for an honest review

I have to say that I was really surprised by this book. It started off slow for me and I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it or not. Around the halfway mark, things started up pick up and become really intense. There were twists that were unexpected, and intense scenes that made me want to cry. My emotions were all over the place while reading this book. It’s heartbreaking and heartwarming, happy and sad. It’s intense and soft all at the
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Brandy Roberts
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This would be my second read by the very talented N.B Baker Belong is so gut wrenching the characters go through so many things things that most wouldn't come back from I'm so happy to see that the hero and heroine found one another . Right from the first page my heart was put into over drive let me tell you I was sucked into what was going on I didn't put my kindle down till the very end . The hero is so swoon worthy adored him so much Justin had everything you would look for just wow total pac ...more
Ashley Jasper
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have been waiting on this book for what seems like forever. I remember really wanting Justin and Sarah's story when reading N.B. Baker's debut, Everything. I dove into Belong with Gusto and high hopes. While I found the start a touch slow, it was packed full of emotion. And the pace really picked up after the first few chapters.

Sarah has had a hard life. I don't even know if hard is the right word to adequately describe all that she's been through. My heart broke for this girl who had her spir
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Lisa Marie / Words We Love By
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it

Belong is one of those books that is a little difficult for me to review as I have conflicting feelings about this book. Belong is the story of Sarah, a young woman who, after the deaths of her mother and sister, is left to deal with her abusive father. The man crawled into a bottle, unable to deal with the loss of part of his family and brutally blames the daughter he still has. Sarah lets festering guilt keep her as her father's punching bag. Then there is Justin. He is a mystery as comes into
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Rebecca Austin
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-kylie-s
Sarah Crawford is 21 years old and just managing to survive. Her life has not been the same since her mom and sister were killed by a drunk driver and since then she has become her dad's punching bag.

Justin Troma is 27 years old and owns a martial arts academy. He has had his own share of pain in the past. There is something that draws him to Sarah and he wants to do what he can to protect her from her pain.

Yet as the two begin to find strength in each other they are faced with another tragedy t
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2OCC Reviews
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ashlee
This story begins with our heroine Sarah being abused by her father because he feels that her mother and Stella her younger sister were killed and its her fault even though it was a drunk driver and a unfortunate tragedy. Her father is a worthless alcoholic after the deaths of them both.
Justin our main guy is just amazing. A exmartial arts instructor he blew his knee out in the cage. He comes into the restaurant Sarah works at, all charm and gentlemanly. He pretty much sweeps Sarah off her feet
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Ria -  Reading Is Our Satisfaction
This was the first book I have read by this author, and it was an absolute pleasure to read. Told entirely from the heroine's POV, it was a story of one woman's journey of self-discovery, her ability to escape from the pain and suffering inflicted upon her in the past.

From the very beginning, emotions run hard and fast. Sarah and Justin were well matched from the onset. Both with pasts that they would love to forget - but it is their pasts that make them the strong characters that they are. just
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Jennifer Pierson
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've been going over and over in my mind how to write this review for several hours now, and I'm still not quite sure how to do so without spoiler douchery. So I've decided that it will be a tad generic in order to not give anything away. Basically, Sarah is in her twenties, and gone through more than her share of struggles. It's made her an emotional hot mess that sent her on the path to drugs and alcohol. Justin was her savior, until he took some time away, but now he's back to save her again. ...more
Becca
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sarah has had a rough life to day the least and so when Justin comes into her life, she doesn't know if someone is punking her or what. Why would someone like Justin want anything to do with her? With an abusive father who has done everything to make her feel as if she is worthless, when Justin shows interest in her, she has a hard time believing that there isn't a alternative motive.

Justin knew from the moment he saw Sarah that she belonged to him. All he wants to do is protect her and be there
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Marialee
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***Advanced Copy provided for honest review***

I loved this book. Sarah is such a strong woman. The amount of abuse that this girl has gone through and to still keep going is amazing. Justin has also had his fair share of heart ache and disappointment in his life and he still lives his days to the fullest. I absolutely loved him. His heart, his tenderness, the protective nature of him, just all of it.

This book has lots of twist and turns, lots of emotions, and some great friends to a girl that ne
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Amy  Crull
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very Sweet

I must say this book was good and sweet. Justin is a true gentleman and a knight I'm shining armor for Sarah. She needed help and he was there to save her. What he didn't realize is that he saved her from much more then an abusive dad. He made her live again. The zing they both felt made her the happiest she's been in a long time. I will say that this is an insta love, Justin and Sarah move fast but not in a cheesy way,more like necessity. One thing I didn't like was that Sarah was ope
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Nicole Reads
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Emotional rollercoaster ride.

From the beginning of this book I was pulled into a new world where there were so many twists and turns that you cannot be sure about anything. Each and every word gripped me and wouldn’t let go. And I accepted that situation happily. Because I wanted to hold on tight to the story forever. Because it is that good.

I felt every emotion the characters felt. Every laugh, every cry, every frustration, just everything. I found myself swooning, crying, falling in love, get
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Aisling Cooper
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Belong begins with Sarah the heroine being abused by her worthless alcoholic father because he feels that her mother and younger sister Stella being killed was her fault even though it was a drunk driver that caused the accident that killed them.

Justin the other main character is amazing. He was a martial arts instructor before he damaged his knee in the cage. When he comes into the restaurant that Sarah works in he is all charm and gentlemanly and sweeps Sarah off her feet and they begging dati
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Tina Short-hein
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as Arc promising a honest review so here's my shot. Where can I start, Sarah is the strongest women I know she has seen so many battle and has overcome every single one until she meets Justin. He will be her biggest battle since she's dealing with her past as well as trusting other unless the are in her circle. Justin Wow he's is every girl wet dream. I've never want to put a guy out of book to be just mine Lol. With this story you will read about some things that may be a t ...more
Valerie
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to love this book. In the beginning to midway I liked it. Then 3/4 of the way through (I'm not going to post spoilers) there were some seriously unnecessary points that ruined it for me. It felt extremely pointless for the characters growth and the storyline. I'm totally fine with bad stuff happening to characters and they over come it. I'm fine with dark books. But what happens to the heroine towards the end was again unnecessary and killed it for me. Even with the happy ending ...more
Momma Hellmouth
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s, review-tour
My Review of Belong by N.B. Baker
My Rating is 4.5 Stars
This is a story of Sarah and her journey of personal growth, and survival of life’s torment. This was a first book from this author for me, and it was a touching read with many elements of how Sarah learns to get past all that life has thrown her way and Justin is just the man for the job of showing her life can be filled with more than tragedy it can be filled with love and happiness. This story gives you rollercoaster of emotional elements
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Carrie
Jul 03, 2017 rated it liked it
I really, really wanted to like this story more. The plot pulled me right in & other than some editing / formatting issues, I was devouring the story. Justin & Sarah's relationship is so sweet & fun, even w/ all the issues they're facing.

And then the whole thing sorta derailed for me. There was plenty of drama going on & then MORE drama is added & it felt unnecessary, disjointed, and like it was placed in the story out of shock value rather than actual storyline. *sigh*

Alth
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Vicky Macdonald
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

I must admit I struggled with this book in the beginning. It felt very quick in the beginning. Sarah saw a guy, met him, went on one date and suddenly things happen and they are living together.

I loved the twists and turns in this book and also loved what turned out to be Justin's secrets. I hope there might eventually be a book about Ryker so we can learn a bit more about him.

Make sure and have the tissues at the ready when readin
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Wendy Livingstone
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time I have read any of this authors work, and OMG, this will not be the last! Sarah and Justin have both been through tragedy and issues in their past. Can these two damaged souls heal each other, and learn how to trust? No spoilers please give this amazing book a chance, you will not be disappointed.
This is an emotional and heartbreaking storyline, which has twists & turns, humour, and lots of love. This is a beautifully written story, which had me enthralled and intrigue
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Loralie
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a good book, but very hard for me to read. It made me angry reading all the abuse Sarah had to go through, and the person whose hand dealt most of it. Thank goodness she's a fictional character and that she has good friends and a good man to help her get the life that she deserves. In all honesty, the author could have given her a good therapist too. I probably would have never survived what all she went through.
Jenn Allen
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked the story of Justin and Sarah. My heart twisted and cried for Sarah, the pain and loss, I was pulled in to her sorrow. The low self esteem that constantly bothered her but she still held on to those moments of strength. Justin is strong, with such a soft heart, suffering his own pain. They work so well together. A lot of ups and downs, great side characters to keep you on your toes and a bit of humor.

I received a copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
Gretchen Chasse
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
An interesting read about two people seemingly destined for their paths to cross. Sarah a girl whose life has been filled with nothing but tragedy after tragedy, she feels as if she doesn't deserve love. This story is about her struggle to find peace and happiness as Justin convinces her she is worth the fight. There is a lot abuse in the book (perhaps a bit more than necessary for the story) so be forewarned. Didn't like it quite as much as I'd hoped too.
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