A Sense of Belonging by Laura Branchflower

A Sense of Belonging by Laura Branchflower
on September 21, 2017

Casey Jansen is celebrating her twenty-first birthday when she catches a glimpse of the older man she's been secretly obsessing over since passing him on a running trail. When her sister identifies him as Tony Prossi, a well-known Washington, D.C. attorney, Casey instantly wishes she was older. There is no way he is going to be interested in a college student. At least that's what she believes until their eyes meet. As a partner in a top D.C. law firm and son of a powerful U.S. senator, Tony Prossi understands the importance of image. There is certainly no place in his life for a woman as young as Casey Jansen, especially not when he's considering running for his father's Senate seat. But one night with the Georgetown University student ignites a hunger he can't seem to quench. And Tony will have to decide whether being with Casey is worth the risk to his reputation and family.

It started pretty awful. I kept thinking why did other of my GR friends high rated this one and what’s to like about it.

The first half of the book i thought the heroine is a naive, clueless, spineless little girl with a teenage crush on an older man. Most of us went through that phase of our lives, so you know the feeling. Even if she is twenty year old (and he’s thirty-five), she seemed much less mature than many other female characters i’ve read about. And him? Well, he seemed like a total asshole, using her just for sex, treating her like a toy of some sorts.

The second half of the book is a little bit better, the main characters and their relationship evolve somehow. Don’t know how else to explain it. It’s just better. There were still i didn’t like about them, but it “saved” the book from being a total disaster in my opinion.