Friday, August 28, 2015

Review: Meant to be Mine

Meant to be Mine Meant to be Mine by Becky Wade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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?

Oh.My.Word! My emotions immediately got tangled up in this book when Ty breaks Celia's heart in the second chapter! You want to really dislike him through out the rest of the book but he does have some really good qualities despite the fact that he's a moron when it comes to Tawny. (Thank you, Becky Wade, for giving the other girl a name I don't like - it makes disliking her even easier..LOL)

I adored Celia and Addie! Celia has done everything she can to make a good life for her daughter without apparently any help from her family (except Uncle Donny who I also really liked). She's strong and determined and a really good baker! :) And Addie really is a precious little princess! No wonder Ty finds himself captivated by these two when he re-enters their lives.

I love the sizzle between Celia and Ty as well as their back and forth banter. I also liked the journey they both take to God and forgiveness. Celia has to work through a huge wall of dis-trust because of Ty's actions the morning after they got married. And Ty has lived with the guilt of what he did so long that he still thinks he's unworthy of forgiveness or God. Thank God none of us are beyond God and forgiveness!

This book was better then the first (IMO) and I look forward to reading about Jake! I can't wait to see how she softens him up. :)

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