Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Meant to Be Mine

GIVEAWAY

WADE, BECKY
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?

My Review:

Astonishingly good! Mind boggling, actually. I about devoured this book in one sitting because I didn't want to put it down. Wade has such a way with characters. They are real, flawed and completely relatable.

I really empathized with Celia. I felt like I was right there, in her skin, feeling absolutely everything from outrage to hurt to desperation. And I actually joined her in a good crying jag. I still have the stuffy nose to prove it!

Ty is the most frustrating/adorable hero I've ever met. He's totally incorrigible. A major flirt. Completely self-absorbed (when we first meet him) in a generous kind of way...if that makes any sense. If it doesn't, you just need to read the book to understand. But he hurt Celia terribly...really, really, really hurt her. I felt the knife plunge through my heart so I know. Watching him grow was both exasperating and euphoric.

Meant to Be Mine has one of the best inspirational threads I've ever read. Honest and raw and uplifting all at the same time. This should definitely be on your summer reading list and be sure it makes its way to the top of your TBR pile lickety-split. It's was so good I might just read it again.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Meant to Be Mine please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 11  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.



"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

37 comments:

  1. This book sounds fascinating to me. I love the cover too.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. The cover is great, isn't it? And the book is even better. You have to read this one! Good luck!

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  2. This sounds like such a great read! I know I will have to read it one way or the other. It'd be fun to win.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot) com

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    1. You've got that right, Kay. Good luck!

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  3. What a fantastic review! I can't wait to meet Ty and all of the other great characters! Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy of MEANT TO BE MINE!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  4. I love the book cover and would love to read Celia and Ty's story. He sounds like quite a character!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Ty is such an...aggggghhhhhh!...charater. You want to hug him and smack him all at the same time!Good luck, Maryann.

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  5. Your high praise for this novel has me intrigued, Kav. Count me in! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're counted, Cheryl. Glad I could intrigue you. :-) Good luck!

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  6. I've read becky before and was thrilled - I have to get this one too - I love the cover and her writing style - so excited...truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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    1. She's awesome, isn't she? Good luck, Eliza.

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  7. I have read so many great things about this book. Please include me in the giveaway as I would love to be chosen. Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  8. Such an interesting topic! Love to read books about real, complicated people!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail)dot)com

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    1. Then you'll love this one, Janka. Good luck!

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  9. I've heard nothing but good on this one. rmjagears AT gmail DOT com

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    1. There's a reason for that, Melissa. It's incredible. Good luck!

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  10. Thanks for the chance to win the book! Can't wait to read it!
    candicervaldez at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Candice. Good luck!

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  11. This is the next book on my to-read list! Can't wait to dig in! I absolutely love Becky Wade's books, and I always love your reviews. You make every book sound scrumptious. :) (I've got a copy, so don't enter me)

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    1. It's delicious, Brenda. Better than chocolate. Really.

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  12. Your review really made me want to read this! ischu9ataoldot.com

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    1. Happy to hear that. Good luck!

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  13. I loved my Stubborn Heart and look forward to reading more from Becky!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. They just keep getting better and better, Patty. Good luck!

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  14. I'm looking forward to Becky's latest! She's such a terrific storyteller. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

    gwen(dot)gage(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Gwendolyn. Good luck!

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  15. Cute cover, wouldn't mind giving this one a try. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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  16. Oooh! I started this last night & shouldn't have because I can't put it down but I don't have time to read! Ackkk! You're right, it is better than chocolate!

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    1. LOL -- what a dilemma!!! I almost envy you.

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  17. I love the kin of novels you can't put down! Can't wait to read this one. Great review!

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

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  18. Funny thing is, I recently saw this somewhere online and I was iffy, but the cover was so sweet. Now after reading your review, I am sooooo in. If YOU couldn't put it down, had a crying jag and felt pain in your heart, how could I not want to read it.

    Please oh please include me.

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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