Tuesday, February 11, 2014

She Belongs To Me by Carmen DeSousa


Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.

A loud crack startled Jordan from his sleep. His hand flew to his pounding head as he looked around the room for the source of the noise.

It sounded like a gunshot, or perhaps he was just having another nightmare. Sometimes he couldn’t tell the difference.

Years in the military and working as a cop had unquestionably done a number on his psyche, so he always investigated. Often it was the dog chasing a squirrel in his sleep or the cat moving through the wood shutters as she stalked a lizard from behind her prison of glass and brick. These sounds he knew. A gunshot, though also familiar, didn’t encroach on his daily routine anymore. Nowadays, most of his police work comprised of slaving behind a desk.

The room was pitch-black, and his alarm had not gone off, so it was still early. He patted his wife’s side of the bed. Empty. 

Title: She Belongs to Me
Author: Carmen DeSousa
ISBN: 9780984852963
Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing/2011
Pages: 387


Jordan finds his wife with a gunshot wound. Everyone thinks she tried to commit suicide. They have been married for 5 years, despite the usual differences between married couples, they have been happy with each other.

In the hospital, Jordan sees a man loitering near Emily's room. He confronts that person and finds Emily has a past. Jordan's best friend too is in love with Emily. Then there is his sister's best friend who wants Jordan. 

Now the plot thickens. Who is responsible for shooting Emily? Truth can only be known, when Emily comes out of her coma...

I found the novel quite engrossing. For a free download, it is worth reading! For its romance and suspense both.....

13 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like that intro and was happy to read you enjoyed the book as well. Nice review.

Harvee Lau said...

A nice mix of suspense and romance it sounds like. I'd read on.
Harvee
Book Dilettante

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

I liked the opening as well. I'd keep reading.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

This sounds like my kind of book...I'd keep reading. Glad you enjoyed it.

My Tuesday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/02/first-chapter-first-paragraph-49.html

Nise' said...

I would keep reading. Thanks for the link to the book!

Gigi Ann said...

I hate when I wake suddenly and don't know if it was a dream or something else. This sounds like my kind of read, a bit of mystery and romance, how much better could it get. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and a freebie as well.

grammajudyb said...

I would continue reading. Sounds like a mystery in the making, with a bit of romance added in. My kind of story. Thanks.

kelley jensen said...

oh yes I'd keep reading--there is so much left to the imagination with that intro. enjoy your book. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Peggy Farooqi said...

Yes, I would read this, definitely. And free at the moment? Brilliant, will look now. Thank you for your visit :)

fredamans said...

So intriguing!! Where'd his wife go? I hope not the one who got shot.

Margot said...

The first paragraph had me wanting more. I'm glad you added more. Now I really want to read this one. Free? I have to check this out.

Yvonne said...

This definitely sounds like something I'd like. Lovely cover too.

Carmen DeSousa said...

It always amazes me when, a year later--or longer, in this situation--I stumble across a site like this. How did I miss all of these lovely comments?

Thank you to everyone who read the first chapter and commented. I'd like you all to know that She Belongs to Me has been updated and re-released, and yes, because it's my first, I still offer it FREE to everyone!

Hope you enjoy the rest of the story... :)

She Belongs to Me