Author: Sarah Darlington
Published: November 25th 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
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Caution: May contain spoilers
The one. The only. Leo Maddox.
Leo’s cocky. He’s mean. He’s gorgeous. He’s never learned the meaning of the word no. He’s the twenty-one-year-old, billionaire grandson of a hotel mogul. He has vacation homes he’s never been to and cars he doesn’t drive. Women. Fashion. Alcohol. There’s nothing he can’t get. Well…almost nothing.
He can’t have her. The girl he loves. The girl he’s loved his entire life. She hates him. Until one morning when Leo wakes up and decides enough is enough. He’s going to get the only girl he’s ever wanted. So what if she has a new boyfriend. So what if she loathes his very existence. Clara belongs with him and he’s going to prove it to her by winning her heart.
This New Adult Romance is told entirely from Leo Maddox’s POV. It can be read before, after, or in place of He Belongs With Me.
After thoroughly enjoying He Belongs With Me, I was super stoked to read the story from Leo's point-of-view. He's one of those guys where appearances are very deceiving, and you want to just cuddle with him. So, yeah, definitely loved hearing his side to the story!
The story is told parallel to He Belongs With Me, so everything is relatively familiar, we just get to see some of the things only Leo saw, and thought. I loved seeing his feelings for Clara bloom further as she starts to discover the new side to Leo. His adoration for her is beyond what you could even imagine, and watching it all unfold was so sweet.
Leo Maddox was a great retelling of the original story. He's hard not to love, and so it the story! If you want to know which one you should read first, I'd like to say He Belongs With Me so you can get everything from Clara and Maggies POV, but I think I liked hearing Leo's a little more. Either way, Sarah Darlington has penned another great story!