He Belongs to Me is a love story . . . a tale of betrayal and deception and of a young mother’s determination to recover what belongs to her.
Forced to leave her baby and tricked into relinquishing her parental rights, four years later Catherine Boyd is back and she’ll do anything to regain custody of her son–even reconcile with the husband falsely accused of killing their son’s twin.
All in the name of love for a little boy, generations of pain and tragedy are exposed in a courtroom drama.
What ensues is a court battle that’s ridiculously enlightening for all parties involved and some horrible truths come out as the mudslinging begins. But will the judge decide in the favor of Catherine and Thomas or Drew’s grandparents.
Let me give you a little background info:
When Catherine is just 18 and Thomas 20 years old they get married. Soon after Catherine has twin baby boys Bobby and Drew. Because they are so young they are living in a wing of Catherine’s very wealthy parents’ house. Bobby ends up dying and Catherine’s mother ends up accusing Thomas of killing little Bobby and a trial ensues in which he’s acquitted. After he leaves jail he ends up going back to school in Michigan after some harsh words were spoken from Catherine. Catherine takes care of Drew but her parents bully her into going to Stanford and leaving Drew with them. See…manipulative. Getting Catherine to sign that paper when she’s just suffered the death of her child and the imprisonment of her husband and the poor thing’s only about 20 years old by that time.
When Catherine and Thomas get back together I had a feeling that it just wasn’t going to work. I really liked Catherine and her strength, although I really wish she would have really gotten mad at her parents at one point. She was mad but she was always contained and I wanted her to let loose. Thomas was a completely self-involved man. I honestly believed that he loved Catherine and Drew but loving someone and having them virtually change and take over your bachelor life are two very different things. I think he loved Catherine but I honestly didn’t feel this love and felt it was more about sex than love. He did stick with it all even when it got really rough so I have to give him points but it was almost too late in the book to redeem him by that time.
I really liked the writing style of this author and will look for things written by her in the future. She definitely made me feel the tension and emotion in the book, that’s for sure – maybe just not as much on the romance part, imho. Definitely readable but make sure you’re not looking for a light fluffy read when you pick this one up.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5