Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Review: Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade

Ty Porter has always been irresistible to Celia Park. All through high school---irresistible. When their paths cross again after college---still irresistible. This time, though, Ty seems to feel exactly the same way about Celia. Their whirlwind romance deposits them at a street-corner Las Vegas wedding chapel.

The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia's ready to be Ty's wife, but Ty's not ready to be her husband. He's a professional bull rider, he lives on the road, and he's long planned to settle down with the hometown girl he's known since childhood.

Five and a half years pass. Celia's buried her dreams so that she can afford to raise her daughter. 

Ty's achieved all of his goals. Or thought he had, until he looks again into the eyes of the woman he couldn't forget and into the face of the child he never knew he had.

How much will Ty sacrifice to win back Celia's trust and prove to her that their spontaneous marriage can still become the love of a lifetime?

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About the author: 

Becky makes her home in Dallas, Texas with her husband, three children, and one adoring (and adored) cavalier spaniel. Her CBA debut, My Stubborn Heart, was a finalist in both the RITA and INSPY awards.Undeniably Yours kicked off her Texas-set Porter Family series. Her newest contemporary romance, Meant to Be Mine, has just hit shelves!

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Celia has had a crush on the very handsome Ty Porter since high school. When she runs across him in Vegas, things take a turn for the better with Ty. Good times with Ty turn into a quickie Vegas wedding, followed by a devastating morning after where Ty confesses he's in love with someone else. Years pass, and Ty decides to make it right with Celia. Little does he know that Celia is carrying more baggage from their union that he imagined. The attraction they felt though is still alive. It will take a lot of work if these two are even going to manage to become friends, much less more than that.

I was interested in the premise of this book. The beginning seemed rather abrupt, but that worked with the overall story. It was a little jarring to read though. Celia was very stubborn, and sometimes I just wanted to tell her to get over her pride. She was so determined to do things her way even when it was pretty apparent to me as reader that she was not going what was best for her. As in any romance novel, Celia is drawn in ways she can't understand to Ty, even when she feels she shouldn't be. He was very kind though, so I can see why.

Celia was in search of something that I'm not even sure she even realized she wanted. She also kind of wobbled back and forth between wanting Ty and not wanting him in her life. That kind of bothered me. In the end though, it was a pretty fun book. It's definitely light reading. It is full of fun and romance. If you like handsome cowboys and like to see opposites attracted to each other, you'll enjoy this book.

Book provided for review.

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