Monday, June 9, 2014

Book Review: Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade

This is "A Porter Family" series book #2.  
The first novel Undeniably Yours was one I reviewed this time last year.  You don't need to have read the first book before this one as they are primarily about different characters.

My Thoughts: 
The first couple chapters of the book were shocking for me to read, as the decisions made by the characters were something I hadn't read in a Christian novel in awhile (maybe ever).  It was refreshing to read about something that happens to people in real life as not every story has a happy or perfect beginning.

Once I started reading I totally understood why things happened the way they did and I thought it made perfect sense with the story.

I personally love a cowboy.  However Ty didn't cut it for me.  I found him to be a little lacking in the character department (literally his character).  While I found some of his choices and attitudes irritating and frustrating I realized that was an great job done by the writer.  It made him more real, because let's face it, people aren't perfect.  They make dumb choices.  They want certain things that aren't good for them or right for them.  People say things that they shouldn't, maybe because they don't even realize they don't mean what they say.

I really enjoyed how Becky took these two main characters who aren't perfect and found a way for them to be perfect for each other… or did she?

I always like it when a series book refers to earlier books and main characters.  This one was the type of story where the previous protagonists (Meg and Bo) both make appearances but didn't take a big role in the story.  Which is great if you plan on reading this one, before Undeniably Yours.

Would I Recommend This Book? Yes.  While it might sound a bit critical, I actually appreciated the imperfectness of the characters as it made them more relatable.  And Addie.  Oh, who doesn't feel for a kid like that!  I found myself wanting to see what happened next with this family and I think you might want to as well.  Check out Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade!

My rating: 3.5/5 stars.
I enjoyed this book more than the first in the series.

A Description of the Story: 
(There is nothing in this description you wouldn't see if you read the back cover of the book.)
Ty Porter has always been irresistible to Celia Parker.  Through high school and until they run into each other again after college there is still something about Ty that Celia can't stay away from.  Perhaps this is why after a whirlwind romance these two end up at a street corner chapel in Las Vegas.  They wake up the next morning to reality.

Five years or so pass and Celia has put everything on the back burner so she can provide for her daughter.  While she's doing that, Ty is off making all of his dreams come true.  Or so he thought until he looks at Celia again, and meets the child he never knew he had.

When trust has been so clearly broken, can these two find a way to make their Las Vegas wedding into a lifetime marriage?

Learn more about the book at Becky's website.

 5 stars= A definite favorite, will be re-read again and again, and permanently placed on my bookshelf.

 4 stars= A pretty good book, one that will be re-read eventually, placed on the bookshelf.
 3 stars= An average to good book, that may or may not be read again, probably has a place in my library.
 2 stars= A not liked book, I wouldn't read it again, and wouldn't have a place in my library.
 1 star = A book I really didn't enjoy, wouldn't read again, would not keep in my library.)

(Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  I am under no obligation to provide a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.)

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