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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
He Belongs to Me by Theresa Rizzo is a powerful story of love, honor and betrayal. Following the death of one of her twin boys, Catherine’s husband Thomas is accused of murdering him. They part company after he is acquitted, in search of education and as a way to put some space between them and events. In order to attend college, Catherine hands her son over to her parents to look after, but is shocked to find that she gave them full custody without realising it. She goes in search of her husband, Thomas, and they agree to live together again, to present a united front in their bid to get their son back. They both agree that, once the battle is won, they will divorce and she will retain custody of Drew, although Thomas will continue to support them and have a hand in his son’s life. Things don’t always go according to plan though, and what follows is a roller-coaster ride, full of unexpected twists and turns that heads full speed towards the surprising finale.
Theresa Rizzo has captured the essence of life with He Belongs to Me. This is a real page-turner, full of surprises that kept me hooked right to the last word. It is a skilfully woven tale of lies, love, betrayal and honor. I found myself laughing at parts and gasping in surprise at others as yet another skeleton flew out of the closet of the lives of the rich and successful. I want to read more books from Theresa Rizzo, especially if they are as good as this one.