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Recently I had the pleasure of reading “I Want to Belong to You,” by Asia Monique. I stumbled across this book while scrolling through social media. The cover itself made me want to read this story. Afterward, I wanted to jump in this authors inbox and bombard her with a million and one different questions.
I will say upfront this author is truly gifted and is working hard to perfect her craft. Her growth is telling with each book she releases. So with that being said let’s hop right into it.
The novel begins at the wedding of Valerie sister Kaylee and Noah’s friend Jasiah and right out of the gate we are well aware that there is a history between the two. Noah has made it up in his mind that he would do whatever it took to have Valerie in his life permanently. But first, he had to be truthful about his real identity. Valerie was harboring her own unique set of issues on her own that she had to address before she could give in and be free.
When the two witness a murder at the hands of cop lines are drawn and pulling them both in different directions. Will the two be able to survive their own personal issues?
Valerie Duncan hides her damaged soul with ease. She is always the laughing, bright smile wearing, and fiery personality everyone knows her to be, but deep inside, she is everything but that. A failed relationship and a body that couldn’t take a pregnancy to full term causes her to make a promise to herself to never fall in love again. She is able to keep that promise, until in the midst of family drama, in walks Noah.
Noah Peterson is the epitome of a southern man with southern charm, and being a cop in the gritty city of Detroit doesn’t take that away from him. He’s working hard in a new position in a new city, but when his friend, Jasiah, unintentionally introduces him to Valerie, his focus begins to shift.
Valerie is everything he’s ever wanted in a woman, but she’s doesn’t want anything to do with him… until she finds out that his job has become a danger to him. Then she finds herself wanting to protect him, even when she knows she can’t.
Can he win Valerie over while dealing with all the other drama in his life? Or has he bit off more than he can chew?
*A Captive Hearts spin-off! Reading Captive Hearts is not a requirement but will give you a full understanding of this story.*
My personal opinion: 5 stars I love how the author showed a different view of police officers giving our community hope that there are a lot of good cops out there. The love and pursuit of the hero and the heroine was swoon-worthy. This story all in all wove a talk full of hope, trust, and faith.