Book Review: Belonging by Liz Martinson @LizMartinson3 #romance #book #review #recommended

Amazon Synopsis

After top journalist and soon-to-be single mother Liz meets Marc, a reclusive star of stage and screen, they find themselves deeply attracted to one another.

When tragedy hits Liz’s estranged husband and her small daughter, Liz will need to learn to trust Marc not only with her heart, but with the life of her child.

But will they ever belong to each other and find happiness?

My review

4.5 stars a lovely romance read. Thank you to the author for a copy, this is my unbiased and considered review.

Good plot, pacing and characterisation. Storyline is very much romanticised  towards love at first sight trope. So, if this is your favoured romance trope you will love this. For me, I prefer a more slow building romance. I particularly appreciated the later chapters of the novel which focused on suspenseful (stalker, jealousy, mental health,) and emotional aspects of the story.

Overall, a lovely read which kept me turning the pages wanting to know the outcome, along with some tender family moments.

Recommended for the romantic at heart who appreciate good storytelling.

Liz Martinson is an author of three novels, two of which are now on Amazon and the third expected in the New Year. She uses research and her own extensive experiences to fuel her writing and in her spare time enjoys a wide range of activities which include walking, cycling, kayaking, reading and taking photographs, as well as cooking, music and travel.

Liz has taken part in a Creative Writing course at the University of Lancaster, completing it with a Distinction, and in the past has also been a runner-up in the Good Housekeeping Short Story competition. Liz hopes you enjoy reading Ullandale and Counterpoint and if you feel you can leave a comment and rating, that would be great. Feedback is always valuable. Her website can be found at and Liz can also be found on Twitter @lizmartinson3 and be contacted by email She’s always happy to respond to queries.

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Hi. Welcome to my blog: M J Mallon - Kyrosmagica Publishing. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer, my first YA fantasy novel The Curse of Time - Book 1 - Bloodstone is set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on my blog and on Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.

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