Friday, May 30, 2014

Meant to Be Mine - by Becky Wade

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About the book:

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?

My review:

I absolutely love this book!  The characters walk right off the page, especially quirky Celia.  Their daughter is adorable and Ty's not half bad, either!  The romance is wonderful, sweet and passionate.  Their banter made me smile.  Both Ty and Celia had turned their backs on God for different reasons and it was interesting to see their journeys back.  I love the way the gospel is clearly laid out and how Celia struggles with forgiving him.  The characters are wonderfully human.  This story continues the series about the Porters started in Undeniably Yours and it was fun to see Ty's brother, Bo, Meg and the rest of the family again.  It's not necessary to read their book first, but you definitely should!  Becky Wade is one of my favorite authors and this book shows the reasons why.  Do not miss it!

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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