Where She Belongs is the first book I have read by new to me author Johnnie Alexander. This one was quite a tale. This is a romance story but so much more as we have some major family drama being played out as well. Recently widowed Shelby Kincaid has purchased her family’s ancestral home from AJ Sullivan so that she can raise her two little girls in the only place she ever felt like was home. AJ has never wanted the home but as he meets Shelby and her two little girls, he realizes what a home could really look like besides his messed up childhood. Shelby wants nothing to do with AJ or the rest of his family as it was his family that drove her grandparents to ruin.
As we go through the story, the history of both families is being revealed in bits and pieces at a time. However, this story has so much going on, in a good way, besides the romance of AJ and Shelby and the mystery of their family. We also get to meet AJ’s cousins, Brett and Amy, who both have their own agendas. Wow. I really enjoyed this book and all the twists and turns it took. The next book looks to focus more on Brett, who at first was not very likable but maybe he could become the reformed bad boy. I am looking forward to continuing in the Misty Willow series. I received a copy of this book for an honest review from Revell Publishing and the opinions are my own.