Book Review: Meant to be Mine by Becky Wade

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’ve been a big fan of Becky Wade’s since I read My Stubborn Heart about two years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed Undeniably Yours and have been waiting anxiously for Meant to be Mine for like a year. When I read the description, that excitement ramped up. And when I saw the cover, even more so [and not just because Celia on the cover looks JUST LIKE I imagined one of my own characters looking].

Once again, Becky didn’t disappoint.

Ty is all cowboy. [Dear authors and publishers, There isn’t enough contemporary cowboy books out there. Could you fix that please? Thanks. Me] He’s a bull rider who thinks he’s ready to settle down with his on-again, off-again girlfriend. But there’s one problem.

He’s married.

To Celia Park.

It’s a drunk in Vegas sort of thing. But we all know what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay in Vegas.

And when he tracks her down, he finds a surprise. His little girl. Ty sets out to win over his daughter and succeeds. Her mother is a bit more difficult. Celia’s been burned by Ty more than once and isn’t going to let him back in that easily.

I absolutely loved Meant to be Mine! The witty banter. The undeterred cowboy. The adorable little girl. The fiesty, over-protective mama. Becky’s hit a home run with this one [I tried to come up with a bull riding comparison there, but yeah, notsomuch]. If my TBR stack wasn’t already insanely high, I’d have read this one again already.

The down side? A year until the next release :p.

Overall rating: 9.25 out of 10 stars

Thanks to Becky and the publisher for a copy in exchange for my review.

One comment

  • Thank you very much, Carol, for taking the time to read and pen a review of Meant to Be Mine. I truly, TRULY appreciate your friendship and support. Many thanks!