Blog Tour: He Belongs With Me by Sarah Darlington +Dreamcast, Excerpt & Giveaway


Title: HE BELONGS WITH ME
Author: Sarah Darlington
Genre: New Adult 
Contemporary Romance
He Belongs With Me

Synopsis
Identical twins, Maggie and Clara Ryder, both grew up with Leo Maddox, billionaire playboy, apparent alcoholic, and heir to his grandfather's world-famous Maddox hotel empire. Their roles were cemented long ago: Maggie, as his best friend and Clara as his childhood nemesis.

But when a simple twist of fate changes everything and both girls start to fall for the lean, mean, ridiculously sexy and seemingly spoiled Leo... which girl will win his heart?

Throw in a little mischief, drama, and one smoking-hot bartender and lines are sure to blur. But one thing's for certain, neither good-girl Maggie nor rebellious Clara will be satisfied until they each figure out where they belong. 


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MEET LEO MADDOX
FULL NAME: Leonardo James Maddox III
AGE: 21
NATIONALITY: American, of Irish descent 
GENDER: male
WEIGHT: 180
HEIGHT: 6'1"
EYE COLOR: steel blue
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: Tattoos (most notable angel-wings spanning his shoulders) and his impeccable taste in fashion
HAIR COLOR: black
HAIR STYLE: thick, shorter on sides, longer on top
COMPLEXION: fair 
CURRENT RESIDENCE: New York City
OCCUPATION: Heir to the Maddox Hotel Corporation 
HOMETOWN: New York City, NY & Blue Creek, VA
PARENTS: Leonardo Maddox Jr. (Father) 
SIBLINGS: None
HOBBIES/PAST TIMES: baseball, fashion, skiing, sailing, traveling, drinking
TALENTS: golfing
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC: country (believe it or not)
FAVORITE TYPE OF FOOD: Steak, lobster, anything cooked by Reed Ryder himself

FAVORITE TYPES OF DRINKS: Gibson Martini 



MEET CLARA RYDER
FULL NAME: Clara Anne Ryder
AGE: 21
NATIONALITY: American
GENDER: female
WEIGHT: 105
HEIGHT: 5'0"
EYE COLOR: gray
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: changing hair color, snarky attitude
HAIR COLOR: ?  (Natural hair color: blonde)
HAIR STYLE: long, natural wave
COMPLEXION: fair 
CURRENT RESIDENCE: Blue Creek, Virginia
OCCUPATION: Student, Virginia Tech
HOMETOWN: Blue Creek, VA
PARENTS: Reed Ryder (Father), Carol Ryder (Mother, deceased)
SIBLINGS: Maggie Ryder (identical twin)
HOBBIES/PAST TIMES: partying, golfing, hanging out with her BFF Steph Mallory
TALENTS: golfing
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC: Country
FAVORITE TYPE OF FOOD: Steak, lobster, anything delicious!
FAVORITE TYPES OF DRINKS:  whatever, she's a college student on a budget


MEET MAGGIE RYDER
FULL NAME: Maggie May Ryder
AGE: 21
NATIONALITY: American
GENDER: female
WEIGHT: 115
HEIGHT: 5'0"
EYE COLOR: gray
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: impeccable style and social charm
HAIR COLOR: naturally platinum blonde
HAIR STYLE: long layers, straight
COMPLEXION: fair 
CURRENT RESIDENCE: Blue Creek, Virginia
OCCUPATION: Student, Virginia Tech
HOMETOWN: Blue Creek, VA
PARENTS: Reed Ryder (Father), Carol Ryder (Mother, deceased)
SIBLINGS: Clara Ryder (identical twin)
HOBBIES/PAST TIMES: shopping, traveling, cars/driving, working at her father's country club
TALENTS: golfing, math (she's a mechanical engineering major at Tech)
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC: R&B, Pop, Top 100
FAVORITE TYPE OF FOOD: Sushi
FAVORITE TYPES OF DRINKS:  a dry white wine, or on occasion a margarita 


MEET DEAN HARVEY
FULL NAME: Dean Robert Harvey
AGE: 23
NATIONALITY: American
GENDER: male
WEIGHT: 215
HEIGHT: 6'5"
EYE COLOR: light brown
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: muscular build, charming smile
HAIR COLOR: brown
HAIR STYLE: short
COMPLEXION: tan
CURRENT RESIDENCE: Blue Creek, Virginia
OCCUPATION: Bar Restoration/Bar Owner
HOMETOWN: Not applicable.  Previous residence: Tampa, Florida 
PARENTS: Dean Mitchel (Father), Monica Harvey (Mother)
SIBLINGS: None
HOBBIES/PAST TIMES: bar restoration, sports, building things/home projects
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC: classic rock
FAVORITE TYPE OF FOOD: BBQ, hamburgers, apple pie 
FAVORITE TYPES OF DRINKS: sweet tea
Excerpt

How dare he make me start questioning everything? How dare he make me feel something I shouldn't for him? I found my voice and my breath. “I accidentally saw you naked this morning and so-freaking-what if I happened to like what I saw, okay? Are you trying to say you like me?”
“Yes,” he said in a tone so serious it made me want to duck under the table.
“No... No! NO! You can't. Not now. Not after all these years of being so mean to me. It's not fair. If that's how you feel, then why are you such a jackass?”
I waited for my childhood nemesis’s usual spiteful response, but it never came. Instead, he simply finished the conversation by saying, “You're right. I've been mean to you for far too fucking long. It ends tonight.” Then very carefully, very calmly, he slid his beer and mine to the other side of the table. I watched him with guarded eyes, my heart jack-hammering against my ribs.
“What are you doing?” I demanded.
He stood, ignoring my question, and started moving toward me.
“Don't you dare.”
Still he came.
“Leo.” I tried one last time, but my voice came out in a terrified whisper.
 
With the confidence of a rock god, he came to me. He grabbed one of my now trembling hands, and in a single swift motion, pulled me up and into his arms. I let him do it too. I let him because I knew what was coming and I had no willpower to stop it. Then, Leo tangled his hands in my hair in a way so tender and out of character that if my eyes weren't open, I wouldn't have believed it was him.


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About the Author:
Sarah Darlington lives in the DC metro area, is married to her high school sweetheart, and currently spends her time chasing around a very active toddler. As a former flight attendant, she misses the days of pantyhose, galley gossip with good friends, and traveling to new places. In the future she'd like to return to that career, but, just as flying gets into your bones, so does writing. Whenever she gets a free moment these days, she writes.
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