Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Review and Giveaway! Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade

A book tour hosted by Prism Book Tours.

Welcome to my tour stop for
Meant to Be Mine
by Becky Wade


Meant to be Mine (A Porter Family Novel, #2)Meant to Be Mine
(A Porter Family Novel #2)
by Becky Wade

Christian Romance
May 2014 by Bethany House Publishers


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
5 stars / It was amazing!

I was surprised by how much I loved this book! The secret baby theme isn't my favorite, but the author was so skilled in portraying the complex emotions of the characters, I was immediately drawn in and couldn't put the book down! The characters' personalities were unique and vivid- I had no trouble picturing them in my mind. Ty and Celia were easy to like, in spite of their flaws or shortcomings. I think this is because they both are trying to make the best of their circumstances and improve as people. The chemistry between them is off the charts, and there's something about restrained passion that makes the tension drive the story forward. The supporting characters in the novel are well-written as well; they feel just as important to the story as Ty and Celia.

The themes of sacrifice and forgiveness are so profound in the novel. Because I could really feel the emotions of the characters (even had a tear in my eye more than once...) their emotional journey felt so real. After reading the prologue, you won't blame Celia for never wanting to forgive Ty. However, as he does everything he can to redeem himself, she grows more conflicted, and they both learn to turn to God to find peace and resolution.

I definitely recommend this book and can't wait to read the rest of her books!

(ARC provided for unbiased review)

About the Author

During her childhood in California, Becky Wade frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She's been a fan of all things romantic ever since.

Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas. It was during her years abroad that Becky's passion for reading turned into a passion for writing. She published three historical romances for the general market, put her career on hold for many years to care for her kids, and eventually returned to writing sheerly for the love of it. She’s delighted to be penning warm, wry, and heartwarming contemporary romances for the Christian market. 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!

These days Becky can be found failing but trying to keep up with her housework, sweating at the gym, carting her kids around town, playing tennis, hunched over her computer, eating chocolate, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with her husband.



Tour-Wide Giveaway

Prize #1: $50 Visa gift card and a paperback or ebook copy of Meant to Be Mine (open internationally)
Prize #2: 1 lb. of Starbucks coffee and signed copies of Undeniably Yours and Meant to Be Mine (US Only)
Prize #3: Box of See's Chocolates and signed copies of Undeniably Yours and Meant to Be Mine (US Only)
May 4 - 18
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22 comments:

  1. I do feel that there is someone meant to be mine. Oddly enough it was my first love though. I am in love with my husband and my family now though as well lol!

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    1. How interesting! I bet you have a great story there... :)

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  2. Thanks for the review. Sounds like a fun read.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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    1. It really is! Thanks for visiting Heidi Reads...!

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  3. Thanks for reading and reviewing Meant to Be Mine, Heidi! I'm super impressed with your blog. It's wonderful!

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    1. *Squee!* Becky Wade just commented on my blog! Thank you and I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  4. I really want to read this book!!! Looks really good!

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    1. It really is! I hope you have a chance to read it!

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  5. my hubby was def. meant to be mine! :)

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    1. Awesome! I feel the same way about mine :)

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  6. Thanks for being on the tour, Heidi! It was really a great read and I can't wait for her next book!!!

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  7. I've always felt that there's not just that "one perfect person" out there for you.... I've always thought this because if you have that mentality that there's only one person for you, you will be more inclined to give up when your spouse does something that annoys you or you don't like (because at the end of the day, nobody is perfect....but it may make people start thinking "well he's not perfect, so let me go out to find that one person that is...") I know it's a weird way of thinking, but I just hate how some people give up on relationships so fast--I've never met a one that was perfect! I DO believe that God puts certain people in your life though, for whatever reason that may be!

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  8. I truly believe everyone has one special person and am happy to have been married to mine for 18 1/2 years! Thanks for sharing and I would really like to read this book.

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  9. I think there were others that could have been "mine," and I would have been happy and in love. But, I definitely believe that my husband is the man God intended for me, so in that way he was always "meant" to be mine :)

    Beth

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  10. My children were meant to be mine! :)

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  11. Meant to be or by chance - either way, you treat them as your one and only :)

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  12. Not with my 1st marriage (maybe that was the problem), but I definitely feel that way about my husband who I've known since Jr. High.

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  13. Looks like an interesting story! And my husband Floyd was definitely meant to be mine. :-) Thanks for sharing this on Booknificent Thursday.

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  14. Sure, but it's who you choose. You have to treat them that way.

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  15. Thanks for letting us know about this giveaway. Found you through the Booknificent Thursday link-up. I'm really looking forward to reading this book! Great review. : )

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  16. I am glad you liked it! I loved it as well!!! Such a sweet story :)

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  17. This sounds like a really fun book! Thanks so much for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday!
    Tina

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