Author: Molly O’Keefe
Publication Date: June 26, 2017
Page Length: 182 pages
My Rating: 5 / 5 stars
THE GIRL I LOVED IS THE WOMAN I CAN’T HAVE
It was simple: Pay the debt and I stay out of jail. Pay the debt and I stay alive.
But I sacrificed it all for Beth.
I didn’t pay what I owed. I’m sure punishment is coming, but I can take it – as long as Beth is safe. Away from her mother and everyone else who would hurt her.
I gave it all up for two days with her. And it was worth it.
She always was.
THE SECRETS WE KEEP ARE WHAT TEARS US APART
We’re supposed to be done. Over. Tommy goes his way, I go mine. Cue the heartbreaking music.
I’m supposed to forget him, but I don’t think I can. And when the danger closes in on Tommy, we’re on the run again. From Bates. From my mother. From our past. And there are no safe places to hide.
Except one. And it’s the place that will hurt Tommy the most.
But maybe it’s time for me to face my past. My demons.
Maybe it’s time for me to save Tommy for once.
I loved this book. This is more or less a conclusion to Beth and Tommy’s story, but not the end of the teens who lived in St. Jude’s Home for Court-Placed Juveniles. We remember how Lost Without You ended? Like, edge-of-your-seat CLIFFHANGER? Where I Belong recaps that ending a little at the beginning of this story and expands on Beth and Tommy’s scenes. I was a ball of anxiety reading this, but soon, the story moves on and we get to see what comes next for these two characters (and Pest, Tommy’s adorable dog).