Meant to be Mine (book review)
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?
I will admit that when I started reading my initial thought was "Really? A gorgeous bull rider from Texas? In a romance novel?" But after a few chapters... I really loved the relationship that was built between Ty and Celia. From the way Celia would think back to her high crush, to the spontaneity in Vegas, to the horrible morning after. Then 5 1/2 years later when they are brought back together... I felt the anxiety right along with Celia. What would happen after keeping their daughter a secret? I loved that there was the tension between Ty and Celia... but that they both worked so hard to put their daughter first. This book relationship read as so much more REAL than a lot of other romance novels. It wasn't a story where the 2 main characters found each other and were immediately amazing together. There was attraction... but there was also tension, and humor, and family, and trust. Oh... and by the end of the book I was totally ready to find another novel with a gorgeous bull rider from Texas. :)
About the author...
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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