Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Book Review - Meant To Be Mine


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?


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 been infatuated with Ty since high school. He becomes a bull rider and she is meets up with him in Las Vegas after a rodeo. They are inseparable for four days and then get married in one of the Las Vegas chapels. When morning dawns, Celia is content, but Ty is not and tells her he's actually in love with someone else.

Celia moves on with her life and soon realizes that she is going to have a baby. She becomes a baker - a long time dream and makes a nice life for herself and her daughter, Addie.

Ty goes on to have a successful career in the rodeo and things haven't gone as he hoped with the woman he loves (I really didn't care for Tawny!) and  then is in Las Vegas again when he passes by the chapel where he married Celia and it makes him want to look her up and close that part of his life for good.

This story is really about people being rather selfish, unforgiving and not working things out by communicating - like real life. It was hard to like Ty after what he did to Celia, but as the book went on, it also showed some of her issues and showed how it was really both of them that needed to work this out.

I loved Celia's relationship with her daughter, Addie. She is so sweet with her daughter and protective when Ty comes back into their life. She doesn't want her daughter hurt like she was. 

The faith was interwoven through the story beautifully. It wasn't forced or contrived and was so beautiful and believable. I really like when a story puts the faith in God as just a part of ones life and isn't forced. 

I really liked this book, and even though it was book 2 in the Porter Family series, you really do not need to have read the first book to know what's going on. It definitely stands alone and you're never lost.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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