Monday, August 18, 2014

Meant to be Mine by Becky Wade



Meant to be Mine

Becky Wade is a no-holds-barred type of writer. I noticed that with her first book, My Stubborn Heart. (see my review here) I enjoy her writing. Plus, check out that cover above! For me, covers hook me in. This one definitely did.

Let’s begin with the summary:

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?

And now, my review:

Our heroine has pined for Ty for years. Now, after a spur-of-the-moment wedding, she’s married to him. Problem is, he’s not all in. His rejection sends her away and keeps her away.
I liked the secrets in this story. I didn’t blame the heroine for keeping her daughter a secret. The author does a great job helping readers like her imperfect characters. I rooted for them.

Celia’s four-year-old seemed a little too wise for her age. I’ve had several four-year-old girls in my life and though they were very articulate, none of them could have diagnosed my life situation like Celia’s daughter did. But the story around that element was so good, so engaging, I didn’t mind. 

I laughed aloud several times as I read, thoroughly entertained by this author’s distinctive voice and her sarcastic, witty sense of humor. Honestly, that's one of the reasons I love reading Becky's work.

Poor Celia feels unworthy. That’s a relatable state of mind/heart for many of us, and I liked how the author dealt with the issue. 

Beyond great story-telling, Becky excels at male POV. Her stories hook you and draw you right in. I’ll be watching for her next one to release. 

Highly recommended!

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