Where We Belong by Ashley Munoz

Where We Belong by Ashley Munoz is an instant connection romance that dives into the lives of Killian Quinn and Laura Witt. This story explores the complicated relationship between two individuals from very different worlds, both burdened by childhood trauma. Killian, the newly installed president of the Stone Riders MC, and Laura, connected to the club through Callie, find themselves drawn together despite their differences.

I loved both characters; they were complex and well-developed. However, I initially struggled to find a deep connection or spark between them. Killian’s hot and cold behavior, switching from kind to harsh, made it difficult to understand his true feelings. One moment he’s giving Laura his “pebble” as a token of affection, and the next he’s sending mixed signals, which was frustrating.

The biggest issue I had with the book was the use of flashbacks. Despite the characters knowing each other for only three months, the story frequently shifted to past events. This approach felt unnecessary and detracted from the development of their current relationship. I would have preferred a stronger focus on the present dynamics between Killian and Laura.

Despite these drawbacks, I enjoyed this book more than the first one in the series. The characters had great chemistry and were clearly meant to be together, becoming better individuals through their connection.

The audiobook performance by Isabelle Turner and Chase T. Walker was exceptional, bringing the characters to life and adding depth to the story.

Overall, Where We Belong is a good read with compelling characters and a strong emotional core. While it had its flaws, the chemistry between Killian and Laura made it worthwhile. If you’re a fan of instant connection romances with complex characters, this book is for you.

Book Stats:
Rating: 3.5/5
Series: Stone Riders MC
Tropes: alphahole, audiobook, close-proximity, co-workers, damaged-hero, danger-stalker-kidnapping, dark-moment-no-break-up, dirty-talker, adversaries-to-lovers, emotional-trauma, mc-club, opposites, small-town, instant-attraction, miscommunication, morally-grey, possessive-alpha-hero, protector
Audiobook: Isabelle Turner, Chase T. Walker
3rd Act Break Up- No but a dark moment
Pop: 50%
CW: Child Abuse in the past, Violence on Page, Description of Violence against women,