Right Where We Belong (Silver Springs Series #4)

Right Where We Belong (Silver Springs Series #4)

by Brenda Novak

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak returns to Silver Springs with a moving story about rebuilding your life when you've got nothing left to lose

Savanna Gray needs a do-over. Her "perfect" life unraveled when, to her absolute shock, her husband was arrested for attacking three women. With her divorce settled, she takes her two children home to Silver Springs to seek refuge between the walls of the farmhouse where she was born. It needs a little TLC, but she's eager to take control of something.

Gavin Turner understands the struggle of starting over. Abandoned at a gas station when he was five, it wasn't until he landed at New Horizons Boys Ranch as a teen that he finally found some peace. He steps up when Savanna needs help fixing things—even when those things go beyond the farmhouse.

Despite an escalating attraction to Gavin, Savanna resolves to keep her distance. She trusted her ex, who had a similarly tragic background, and is unwilling to repeat her past mistakes. But it's hard to resist a man whose heart is as capable as his hands.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778330387
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Series: Brenda Novak's Silver Springs Series , #4
Edition description: Original
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 137,986
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak has written over 60 novels. An eight-time Rita nominee, she's won The National Reader's Choice, The Bookseller's Best and other awards. She runs Brenda Novak for the Cure, a charity that has raised more than $2.5 million for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). She considers herself lucky to be a mother of five and married to the love of her life. www.brendanovak.com

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Right Where We Belong 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
I love spending time in Silver Springs. Brenda Novak has crafted a wonderful community and a unique family based on the New Horizons Boys school. Gavin is a beautiful soul, he is driven to take care of the people that he cares about which comes from his rather sad beginning in life. So sad that his stepmother left him at a park and his father chooses her over him. But he doesn’t let this stop how he views the world and treats people. When he suddenly has a new neighbor out in the country, he is shocked but also surprised to come meet Savanna and her two amazing children. He does the neighborly thing and lends a hand. Savanna has found herself in an incredibly challenging situation. Her husband is being charged as a rapist, something she never dreamed would happen. As she tries to continue life in their hometown, she finds it difficult as people make comments and attach her. Even her children are subjected to this at school. She boldly decides to leave and move to Silver Springs, to a house her parents bought and left to her and her brother when they died. As she takes on this new adventure, she really isn’t prepared for the condition of the house. Luckily, she has a helpful neighbor, Gavin, and he just provides a wonderful comfort while helping. Now Gavin has other challenges in his world, Heather, a woman that loves him, but he doesn’t feel the same. Both Savanna and Gavin have issues to deal with but at the same time, they find comfort with each other. I loved all the interactions with Gavin and Savanna’s children, each time he melted Savanna’s heart more as she saw a true fatherly connection for both children. Gavin and Savanna were just fun to read. I felt for Savanna’s issues with her soon to be ex-husband and loved how meeting Gavin showed her a new world and the reality of the ‘gray’ world she had existed in. Brenda does a fabulous job of balancing the romance with the harsh reality of life making a great story to escape into.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Quite interesting .
Ejaygirl More than 1 year ago
Savanna Gray’s life is turned upside down when her husband is arrested and charged with the rapes of three women, one of them in their town. It doesn’t take long for life in Nephi, Utah to become intolerable so she packs up and moves with her two young children to her parents abandoned property in Silver Springs, California. Upon arrival, she meets her only neighbor in the remote street, Gavin Turner. He’s a carpenter, plays in a band and is pretty charming. He was also a resident of New Horizons Ranch as a teen so he’s got his own baggage, too. It’s the beginning of a nice friendship until it started to develop into something more. There was a certain breeziness to Savanna and Gavin’s relationship, which I liked as neither was ready for a deeper commitment. She was dealing with some rough issues and her husband’s crimes were affecting her children. He was struggling with a past relationship that wouldn’t accept “no.” I also liked that there was a slight suspense element that made this story even more intriguing. There was a nice balance between Savanna’s redemption, her developing relationship with Gavin and the suspense surrounding her husband’s crimes. It all evolved seamlessly and nicely. Veronica Worthington’s narration was wonderful and I’m enjoying her performances in this series. There aren’t many characters and she distinguishes them nicely while being a good storyteller. I’m loving the audio version and this series. (I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review)
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
Savannah’s life is horrible in the aftermath of her husband’s arrest.  She doesn’t feel like she can even leave her house because of the way she’s viewed by her neighbors – even though she didn’t even know that her husband was doing horrible things she’s been painted by his actions anyway.  So she decides to move … but she can’t leave her life completely behind.  She has to deal with contact from both her husband and his mother trying to get her to help him.  And the cops are convinced that she can help them.  It’s stressful and intense and gets even more so when new information comes to light.  Throw in an undeniable attraction to her neighbor and there’s a lot on her plate.  Gavin has complications of his own (which I won’t get into because it’s kind of a spoiler) but it is made even more difficult by the growing attraction to his neighbor.  He does what he can to help support her as she deals with her own troubles, not just with her family but with the falling down farmhouse she’s inherited.  Time spent together might not make things easier but it definitely shows both of them that their feelings aren’t going to go away.  I saw in another review where someone mentioned that it seemed like the main romance suffered a bit with the complications of other relationships for the two main characters and I kinda have to agree.  While the story is very well written (I wouldn’t expect less from Novak) and the suspense element with Savanna’s husband is definitely gripping, there wasn’t as much time spent with the two main characters together as I expected.   There is a HEA (as you’d expect), detailed characters, and a page-turner of a story … I just have a little trouble categorizing it as a true romance (it's more of a woman's fiction piece) so keep that in mind when you make your reading choices :) *** I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. ***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brenda Novak’s Right Where We Belong Highly recommended Read!!! A story that keep the reader totally engrossed while making them aware of emotional family issues that most families will never face. The reader will be part of the betrayal, tangled web of secrets, fear to love again, drama, sinister forces, personal growth, forgiveness, love coming from friendship. Savanna Gray and her children are living in a nightmare. Her college sweetheart now husband is arrested for the attack and rape of three women. The family has been severely traumatized. Savanna divorced, takes the children and retreats to the rundown farmhouse owned by herself and her brother in Silver Springs, California. Her neighbor, Gavin Turner helps her with moving in and repairs. Gavin is one of Aiyana Turner's son's from New Horizons Boys Ranch in Silver Springs. He was abandoned at a gas station as a child and raised on the ranch where he works. There is undeniable chemistry between the two but will they be able to overcome the obstacles?? This book makes the reader aware of issues that might have never crossed their minds. This is book # 4 in the Silver Springs series. It can be read as a stand alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
Cora More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. This is my favorite book out of the Silver Springs series so far. You had romance & a little bit of mystery.
DianeD54 More than 1 year ago
This is another great addition to the Silver Springs series. Brenda Novak definitely knows how to tug on my emotions. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! With the next book in her Silver Springs series, Brenda Novak quickly had my attention and kept me riveted throughout with what turned out to be one of my favorites in the series so far! A wife is devastated to discover the man she married isn't who she thought he was, and has two kids to protect as she learns how to move forward in life. When she meets Gavin, she has a kindred spirit. He's had hard times as well, but he's striving to be happy and go after his dreams ... even when hiccups occur along the way! Savanna Gray never thought she'd be starting over at this point in her life, but after living through the horror of her husband being arrested for attacking three women, she is picking up the pieces of what's left and getting her kids out of town. It's not in the best shape, but the old family farmhouse in Silver Springs, CA will be a great refuge for them as they try to figure out life on their own. Gavin Turner lives right next door and is a huge help to her and the kids in getting settled and having things up and running while they fix the house up. They each try to keep their distance because of drama in each of their lives, but they can't hide their mutual attraction for long. Will a real relationship be able to come out of their connection to each other, or will she live to regret trusting another troubled man?
LEH0644 More than 1 year ago
When her husband was arrested for heinous crimes, Savanna Gray packed up and moved with her children to Silver Springs, California. She planned to live in the old farmhouse that had belonged to her grandfather but had no idea it was in such bad shape. Vandals had shot out windows, broke in the back door, and stolen the appliances. She met her only neighbor Gavin Turner who told her he could help her with repairs as he was a “fix-it” man. Their friendship soon turned into something more but both have baggage. Gavin’s old girlfriend is pressuring him to get married and Savanna hears that her husband could be released from jail due to insufficient evidence. They are both left wondering why life had to be so difficult. I love Brenda Novak's books and most of the characters. Although I liked Gavin, I found it hard to believe that he could be so naive and believed the lies that came out of Heather's mouth. Even her boyfriend Scott warned him about her "act" and he still doubted it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BRENDA NOVAK has done it again. She spun romance and intriguin into a lovely story. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did . TY
mpmom More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC of Right Where We Belong by Brenda Novak to read and give an honest review. This book is the 4th installment in the Silver Springs series. This book is the story of Gavin, one of Aiyana’s adopted sons, and Savanna. They meet when Savanna and her two children move into a ranch house next door to Gavin. Gavin was a student at the New Horizons School as a teen and is now working there. Savanna and her children move there to live in a house that her Dad bought. Having moved to California from Utah to escape the problems she and her children had due to the arrest of her husband and the rapes and assault that he has been charged with. Gavin had the typical problems as a teen as most of the New Horizons students. He was abandoned as a child and always felt he was not good enough for anyone. His working at the school, allows him to give back to the students what he got as a student. He has off and on dated Heather for a while. She tells his she is pregnant and that he is the father. Gavin wants to wait till after the birth to determine if he is the father. This has him torn up because he wants to build a like with Savanna. It also interferes with his music career that he wants expand. Savanna has had threats made against her and her children from the people in the town she lived in. Her mother in law has also made trouble for her. This is why she moves her family to California. Savanna and Gavin seem to find something lasting from the moment they meet. Each seems to know what the other needs. They need love, understanding and the hope that they will be treated the way they would like. Although this is not my favorite Silver Spring book it is very close. A MUST READ. I had a hard time putting the book down.
faerea1968 More than 1 year ago
Brenda Novak has a winner! I loved this book so much. Right Where We Belong is the story of a woman who finds out her husband is not the man she thought he was in the worst sort of way. He is not just lying to her, he is a horrible monster who has been hurting woman for some time, using his family as his beard, and his mother as a crutch. Once he is arrested Savanah Gray takes her life back, and moves her and her kids out of state. That is where she meets Gavin, her neighbor, and her destiny. They did not expect to find each other, but beyond all of the outside forces trying to tear them apart, Gavin is the home and family she deserves, and Savanah is the one he can't live without. This book is captivating, suspenseful, and heart warming. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!
charleneC More than 1 year ago
Savannah and Gavin have a complicated relationship. True to life complicated story, suspenseful and serious story. Very real to life characters. A must read
KimP65 More than 1 year ago
Savannah & Gavin are exceptional characters from beginning to end. Savannah is so strong, she survives the shock and turning upside down of the world that she had made for her and her family, the challenges of starting over and the start of a new relationship. Most women that had been through what she had wouldn't have been open to starting something new, trusting someone new but she was able to do that with Gavin. I don't think she could have done that with anyone other than Gavin. His warmth, heart and kindness made it possible for her wounds to heal and allowed her to give me the strength to stand with his convictions and heal from the wounds of his childhood. I absolutely love this series, I like how they are lightly interwoven together but still separate enough that you don't really have to read the whole series to enjoy each book.
BookwormBrandee More than 1 year ago
It was so nice to sit down with my friends in Silver Springs. Not only did I get better acquainted with Gavin, I was introduced to a new neighbor in Savanna as well as getting to spend a little time with Eli and Aiyana. I treat all around. Gavin came to New Horizons via a wretched childhood where his father allowed his stepmother to abandon and beat him. His foster family wasn't much of an improvement. But Aiyana Turner gave him the love he needed to overcome all that and find some peace. So it was disheartening that someone he was somewhat involved with would take advantage of his past to affect his future. Especially when he'd only just met Savanna. Savanna came to Silver Springs to escape a very ugly and public set of circumstances. She's closed the door on that part of her life but meeting Gavin wasn't part of her plan. Both Gavin and Savanna have every reason to be commitment-phobic, particularly Savanna. Imagine finding out the person you've shared your life with, had children with, was capable of such violence. But there was something between them that immediately clicked. They tried to talk themselves out of starting anything but it seemed fated. All they had going on individually though would have made most mortals run in the opposite direction so it was testament to their strong connection that they "stuck". I loved watching Gavin and Savanna together. They had some great moments of fun banter as well as some serious romance. Gavin's honesty was refreshing as was Savanna's actually. Neither seemed averse to telling the other how they felt even if they did, on occasion, leave out a few details for the other's protection. The villainous supporting cast was very well done. I honestly couldn't stand any of them and that Novak developed them well enough to evoke such strong negative emotion says a lot. On the flip side, watching Eli and Aiyana conspire together in matchmaking efforts was fun and seeing Savanna and Gavin with Savanna's kids was heartwarming. The only drawbacks were due to a few places where my suspension of disbelief was stretched a bit. Otherwise, Novak delivered a well-crafted story with characters so well drawn I both loved some and hated some. I'll be looking forward to my next visit in Silver Springs. **I received a complimentary copy from the author. This did not affect my opinion or rating and my review is provided voluntarily.**
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
Silver Springs keeps getting better and better. Savanna thinks she is happily married, only to find out that her husband is arrested for attacking three women. She packs up her kids and moves to Silver Springs in the run down house where she was born. She soon meets her neighbor, Gavin. Gavin also has his struggles in life but struck refuge in New Horizons Boys Ranch. There is an instant attraction between the two but Savanna is afraid to pursue a new relationship at first. Plus, Gavin has his own personal problems with a former girlfriend. Loved the chemistry between these two characters, so perfect for each other. Plenty of mystery and intrigue with the back round story that it will keep you turning the pages. I highly recommend this series, all stories can be read as a stand alone.
adwest More than 1 year ago
With her husband accused of raping 3 women, Savanna wanted a fresh start in a new town for her and her kids. She moves into the "fixer upper" left to her from her parents, which happens to be next to the sweet, sexy, and helpful Gavin. A few twists and turns, and lots of love in the end. All of Mrs. Novak ' s books that I have read leave me with all the feels, she knows how to write characters and make you care for them. Another great read in this great series, I definitely want more! This can be read as a standalone, but I recommend that you read the full series!
bp124 More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful installment to the Silver Springs series! You will absolutely love the story of Savanna and Gavin. Both have secrets from their past that very few people know about. They find each other and form a bond of trust, friendship and love. You will not be able to put this one down, especially at the suspenseful end. I certainly hope Brenda Novak has many more stories planned for this series because each one is better than the last, and the first one was fabulous! Right Where We Belong is not to be missed!
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
Doesn't Disappoint! After realizing that she didn't know her husband at all, Savanna decides to finally take control of her life. She packs up her kids and whatever she can fit in a small moving van and heads to Silver Spring and the house her parents left to her and her brother, hoping to start over in place where no one holds her responsible for her husband's actions. Gavin has found peace in his life and is on his way to finding success in a music career. His wasn't expecting a new neighbor, but lucky for her, he caught her before she hit the collapsed bridge between the two houses. Being the good guy and neighbor he is, Gavin steps up to help Savanna that evening and the next morning, despite her unintended insult to him and his tenure at the Boy's ranch. Gavin realizes that Savanna and her kids could use a friend, especially after a little investigating gives him all he needs to know about why she chose a fixer-upper for a new home. With a Brenda Novak book, I know I can always expect a compelling story with strong characters, and this did not disappoint. Savanna had been through so much in the past couple of years, but instead of feeling sorry for herself, she picked herself up and did what she needed to in order to make life better for her kids and herself. With the experience she had with her husband, she had no intention of getting involved with another man, ever (her first conversation with Gavin is pretty direct about this!). Gavin had plans of his own that didn't include Silver Springs, but he didn't feel comfortable leaving before his adopted Mother was settled and happy. Then, he met Savanna and felt happy just helping her start over. Then, the attraction and the trust grew. There are hurdles they both have to overcome, both separately and together, and decisions to make on their way to finding whether they have a future together. It was fun getting to know Gavin and Savanna, as well as revisiting Silver Springs. I love this new town and series that Novak has created. I can't wait for the next visit!
gamom56 More than 1 year ago
Suspense and Romance is the perfect combination for this fourth installment of Silver Springs novels. We met Gavin in the earlier books from the series. He is one of the boys from the New Horizon's ranch, who was adopted by the founder, so getting to see his HEA is great. Savanna has come to Silver Springs to start over, because her life has been turned upside down. It is fun to see the chemistry between these two characters and read their story. This novel is edge on your seat suspenseful and an enjoyable read. I can't wait to see what happens next in Silver Springs!
mertimeAG More than 1 year ago
Savannah has had enough of being accused of things she hasn't done, or being accused of knowing her husband was a rapist and raping young women from their town, when she really had no idea. Running into people that make her life now miserable because of what her husband has done, is no life for her or her two children. Savannah decides to move to Silver Springs where there is a family house that isn't being used. The house needs a lot of work, but it's better than living how she is being forced to live at her home. Upon arrival, she almost crashes her moving truck into a creek because there is no bridge. Thanks to her neighbor, Gavin, he catches them before the wreck and is able to help them get to where they need to go. Gavin was a troubled boy and was raised at New Horizons Boys Ranch. He now lives out in the country, writing and playing songs on his guitar. He wants to move to Tennessee where he feels that is the only place he can be noticed and become and big star. Savannah moving in next door, complicates the idea as romantic feelings start to happen between them. Both Gavin and Savannah have had a rough past, Gavin now faces possibly becoming a father and Savannah has her husband and his crazy mother trying to prove his innocence and make Savannah come home. If they want to make romance work, it will take a lot of work. This story also is quite suspenseful with Savannah trying to find the evidence needed to convict her husband and it will keep you reading until the very last page! I loved this story and sure hope there is more to come.
mertimeAG More than 1 year ago
Savannah has had enough of being accused of things she hasn't done, or being accused of knowing her husband was a rapist and raping young women from their town, when she really had no idea. Running into people that make her life now miserable because of what her husband has done, is no life for her or her two children. Savannah decides to move to Silver Springs where there is a family house that isn't being used. The house needs a lot of work, but it's better than living how she is being forced to live at her home. Upon arrival, she almost crashes her moving truck into a creek because there is no bridge. Thanks to her neighbor, Gavin, he catches them before the wreck and is able to help them get to where they need to go. Gavin was a troubled boy and was raised at New Horizons Boys Ranch. He now lives out in the country, writing and playing songs on his guitar. He wants to move to Tennessee where he feels that is the only place he can be noticed and become and big star. Savannah moving in next door, complicates the idea as romantic feelings start to happen between them. Both Gavin and Savannah have had a rough past, Gavin now faces possibly becoming a father and Savannah has her husband and his crazy mother trying to prove his innocence and make Savannah come home. If they want to make romance work, it will take a lot of work. This story also is quite suspenseful with Savannah trying to find the evidence needed to convict her husband and it will keep you reading until the very last page! I loved this story and sure hope there is more to come.
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
(4.25 stars) This was by far my favorite installment so far. I was immediately immersed in the story and felt immediately connected with both Savanna and Gavin. RWWB deals with some heavier issues than the previous books and really gave it a notch above the rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Savannah Gray seeking to escape with her son from a small town in Utah after her husband Gordon was charged with serial rapes. Feeling like a fool as she never suspected he was capable of such actions, she leaves to try to make a home in California that her parents had once owned. Gavin Turner, her new neighbor, rescues them before they even reach the dilapidated dwelling. Far more decrepit than she expected, Savannah rolls up her sleeves to make a home. Despite a threatening, harassing mother-in-law and guilt over not suspecting her husband, Savannah and Gavin forge an unexpected interest in each other. This book has it all – complex plot, great main characters, romance and suspense.