Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Where We Belong” as Want to Read:
Where We Belong
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Where We Belong

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  19 reviews
An emotional, compelling page-turner from your next romance obsession, Shann McPherson, about the power of friendship and finding love where you least expect it.

When Alice Murph Murphys beloved mother died, she promised to keep the family bakery in Graceville, Georgia afloateven if it meant letting her high-school sweetheart, Nash Harris, go. For years, Murph has been
...more
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published February 21st 2020 by HQ Digital
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Where We Belong, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Where We Belong

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-47
really liked it Average rating 4.00  · 
Rating details
 ·  34 ratings  ·  19 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Where We Belong
Shalini
Feb 24, 2020 rated it liked it
The book was kinda like the movie My Best Friends Wedding, it was a rom-com where Alice Murphy wanted Nash back by pretending to be in relationship with their other best friend Harley. Ah, love was so convoluted, so were the games played.

My first book by author Shann McPherson, the story had fun moments along with confusing ones where all of them didnt know what they were doing. The story told me past of their lives together along with the present moments.

The writing kept to a fast pace and gave
...more
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
I had such a blast reading Where We Belong. Literally, I read it cover to cover (well that part is figurative because digital) in an hour and a half right before bed.

The characterization's a bit iffy. Murph goes from being entirely not over Nash and wanting him back to suddenly having the drunken revelation that it's been Harley all along, and that really wasn't particularly believable. HOWEVER, I was totally on board for these love triangle shenanigans. And, in the end, I was pleased with the
...more
A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
This was a cute, heartwarming story set in a small town in GA. Alice Murphy aka Murph is still hung up on her ex when he waltzes back into town from the big city of NYC to tell her hes getting married. Murph is a bit insecure about herself (I see myself in her thoughts) and when she finds out that Nash has moved on when she thought he was the love of her life she cant handle it and does some silly things to try to cancel the wedding. Oh and btw the wedding is in a week. Oh and btw she owns a ...more
Jasmine
No dates, no rating DNF @ 4%

This just read like every work of bad boy fan fiction I read as a teenager. I also spent a long time thinking this was set in the late 40s/early 50s but was cruelly reminded by the existence of Netflix that we were in contemporary America. Fun.
...more
booksofallkinds
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily reviewed this book from Netgalley.

I loved everything about WHERE WE BELONG by Shann McPherson and devoured this captivating romance in one evening without coming up for air.

'It's a truth universally acknowledged that inside every woman is an inner-psycho, just waiting to be unleashed' and Alice Murphy, known as Murph to her two best friends, is living up to this statement. Ever since she was nine it has been Nash, her, and Harley - always there for each other, protecting each
...more
Kathleen
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In her debut novel, Where We Belong, author Shann McPherson weaves a lighthearted romantic tale of friendship, love and second chances.

Set in Graceville, Georgia, the reader is easily drawn into this entertaining story as they follow three best friends as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life and love.

Alice "Murph" Murphy, Nash Harris, and Harley Shaw have been best friends since the age of nine. They've been through thick and thin, but for Murph, Nash has been her everything: first
...more
Jeannie Zelos
Feb 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Where We Belong, Shann McPherson

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre: Romance, General Fiction (adult)

Well, I love these small town America stories. I've no idea being British whether there really are towns like this, but I love the idea of everyone having friends, being there for each other. Of course its Always Sunshine and Warmth and here in UK that's often in short supply, so that's a huge bonus. BBQ in the rain, summer dress for night out ruined by downpour, hair carefully
...more
Cheryl M-M
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Alice is ecstatic to see her first love Nash right there in front of her. Has he finally realised what he left behind? Err, nope. He is there to invite her to his wedding. He has found his Mrs Right and wants Alice to be a part of the celebrations.

She isn't going to just accept the new status quo and starts meddling in the happiness of the wedded couple to be. Her 'pranks' make her look like a tiny psycho and often end up punishing the wrong person, especially when she spontaneously decides to
...more
Eva
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this book, it was so sweet and cute it brought so many smiles and laughs. Murph is a small town girl working at her deceased mothers cake shop in a small town, trying to carry on her legacy. The book starts with Nash, her first everything and former boyfriend coming back to town and announcing his wedding to Anna, his new girlfriend. Murph is shocked and upset, and in an effort to get a reaction from Nash, claims shes been dating Harley, the last person in their threesome friendship. ...more
Alexis
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a cute, heartwarming story set in a small town in GA. Alice Murphy aka Murph is still hung up on her ex when he waltzes back into town from the big city of NYC to tell her hes getting married. Murph is a bit insecure about herself (I see myself in her thoughts) and when she finds out that Nash has moved on when she thought he was the love of her life she cant handle it and does some silly things to try to cancel the wedding. Oh and btw the wedding is in a week. Oh and btw she owns a ...more
Sarmistha
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it

Alice is on cloud nine to see her love Nash after a long time in her bakery but soon all excitement goes down the drain when he intimates her about his wedding.To add on injury, his would be bride is everything that Alice is not.But instead of giving up, she fakes a relationship with handsome hunk Harley to make Nash jealous.But with time, many secrets spill out of the closet, the fine line seperating love and friendship threatens to blur dangerously.
The narration is engaging since the very
...more
Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader
https://thecaffeinatedreader.com/2020...

A romcom of basically Sweet Home Alabama meets My Best Friend's Wedding and I LOVED it. Now, you know what, if you're going to get into the details, I wouldn't say the writing style was a literary masterpiece but it was fun and funny, and I think just the perfect sort of book to break up longer heavier reads. I don't usually read romance but I'm really glad I read this one, Harley, Nash, and Murph are really great characters, and I like that Murph is aware
...more
Maureen
Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, romance
When I read the book description of Where We Belong on Netgalley a little while back, I was immediately fascinated by this read. So I requested it and was super excited when I got approved to read it. Not only did this book sound interesting, did you see that cover? I loved it! And as soon as I could I started reading.

In Where We Belong we meet Alice Murph Murphy. When Murph found out her mom was dying, she left everything behind to stay with her and to help out in her familys bakery. After her
...more
Ashlee Warbrook
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the most captivating books I have read, in a very long time.

This book transports you, to be right there with Murph, and you feel the story, as it unfolds.

This book is written in a way that makes you feel in ways that books should make you feel.

Not only do you feel the emotions, you also feel as though you are transported, sitting, watching the characters in front of you.

Be prepared to laugh one minute and cry the next.

This book is a page turner, captivating and incredibly moving.

...more
Rachel Kennedy
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Alice Murph and Harley are in a fake relationship that she set up in a knee-jerk reaction to finding out her ex is getting married. She always thought they would get back together and now there is no chance. But what starts as a fake relationship seems to be turning all to real, but will either of them take a chance and admit how they really feel?

A great read.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a voluntary and honest review
...more
Jennifer
Apr 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Not a great work of literature but perfect for my mood. And it was $0.99. It was light, romantic and predictable. Super quick read.
Ana Ramirez
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Think my best friends wedding but better!
I was sucked in from the first chapter. I laughed, cried and held my breath alot reading this book.
I'm team Harley all the way!
Terri S
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Team Harley. All the way!
Make this a damn movie, already!
Jacqueline Homes
rated it it was amazing
Mar 27, 2020
kathleen crompton
rated it liked it
Mar 17, 2020
winnie balfe
rated it it was amazing
Mar 14, 2020
Lily
rated it really liked it
Mar 15, 2020
Jane eady
rated it it was amazing
Mar 11, 2020
betty seale
rated it it was ok
Mar 09, 2020
cecelia aherne
rated it liked it
Mar 24, 2020
mary cassidy
rated it it was ok
Mar 14, 2020
Natasha Carrere
rated it really liked it
Mar 07, 2020
MISS C L GALVIN
rated it it was amazing
Feb 28, 2020
estelle liley
rated it really liked it
Mar 30, 2020
elizrdbthspeaks
marked it as to-read
Jan 22, 2020
Linda
marked it as to-read
Jan 23, 2020
Christy B
marked it as to-read
Jan 26, 2020
Tori Lee
marked it as to-read
Jan 29, 2020
Jennifer Rummel
marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2020
Ruby Charlot
marked it as to-read
Feb 10, 2020
Lisa Heard
rated it it was amazing
Feb 12, 2020
Katherine P
rated it liked it
Feb 21, 2020
Heather
marked it as to-read
Feb 21, 2020
Sonja
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Definitely unputdownable!

Youll fall in love with the characters in this story so much, you wont be able to put it down until you find out what happens to them all. Go, read, youll enjoy it!
...more
Joanne H. Wigfall
is currently reading it
Feb 22, 2020
Valerie Palmer
marked it as to-read
Feb 23, 2020
Puss'N'Books
marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2020
Elizabeth
rated it it was amazing
Feb 24, 2020
Calvin
marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2020
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Family Tree: The most emotional and compelling literary debut of 2020
  • Spring Tides at Swallowtail Bay: The perfect laugh-out-loud romantic comedy for summer! (Swallowtail Bay, Book 1)
  • The Break Up
  • Rules of the Road
  • Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
  • This Lovely City
  • Worth the Wait
  • The Italian Villa
  • Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)
  • Be Mine: Today? (Holiday Romantic Comedies Book 2)
  • The Prince (The Selection, #0.5)
  • Something Like Fate
  • Secret Santa (Holiday and Party Romantic Comedies Book 1)
  • Prom & Prejudice
  • The Queen (The Selection, #0.4)
  • Where All Light Tends to Go
  • RePlay
  • 凸凹シュガーデイズ (Deboko Sugar Days)
See similar books…
19 followers
With big dreams of being a published author since she was an eleven-year-old girl writing Beverly Hills 90210 fan fiction before fan fiction was even a thing, Shann McPherson has been writing angsty, contemporary romances for most of her thirty-something years.
Living in sunny Queensland, Australia, when shes not writing Shann enjoys making memories with her husband and cheeky toddler son, drinking
...more

Related Articles

Some people love books. Some people fall in love. And some people fall in love with books about falling in love. Every month our team sorts thro...
57 likes · 12 comments