Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade

From the publisher:
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?


This book has surprised me--in the best of ways.  I was expecting a fun romantic story by Becky Wade and it was definitely that.  There was swoon worthy moments and laughable moments.  This story will have you eager to return to it, if you have to put it down.  The chemistry and romantic tension that Becky Wade writes is fun to read.  Readers will find themselves giggly with the situations and characters.

Both Ty and Celia were wonderful characters.  They were developed in such a way that you could relate to them.  Likable, but flawed in their own ways, you could really understand their development as characters through the story.  Becky Wade showed who they were and took you on a journey to who they would become.  

What I didn't expect was the level of spiritual depth in this book.  Becky Wade doesn't preach at the reader but the truths that she shares through the story were amazing.  The theme of forgiveness flowed through out the book and even on the last page the Bible verse was about forgiveness.  This is something we all deal with and I feel that as readers read the story they will be impacted by Becky Wade's writing.  I don't want to spoil the story but I was touched by the spiritual aspect in this story.

This is the second book in the Porter family series, and while this can definitely be a stand-alone book, I highly recommend reading Undeniably Yours first, just because it is an excellent read as well.

I really loved reading this book and will be highly recommending it and the series to others.

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.  

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