Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Meant To Be Mine By Becky Wade Book Review

Meant To Be Mine

Review Written By Madi
Book Title: Meant To Be Mine
Author: Becky Wade
Source/Sponsor: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Christian Fiction/Christian Romance
Number Of Pages: 375
ISBN: 978-0-7642-1108-9
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Year Of Publication: 2014
Rating: Three Out Of Five Stars

Book Description

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 feels 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 anybody's husband. As a professional bull rider, he lives on the road and can't bring himself to settle down.

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 face of the one woman he couldn't forget and into the face of the child he never knew he had.

How much will Ty sacrifice to make Celia's dreams come true, to win her trust, and to prove to her that their spontaneous marriage can still become the love of a lifetime?

  Book Review

I have really been looking forward to reading this book. A Christian romance about a good lookin' cowboy? I'm in. And though I did enjoy this book as a one time read, there were a few things about it that could possibly need some revisions. The beginning was crazy. The amount of stupidity that Celia possessed was nauseating. A guy that never paid you any attention in high school connects with you over a four day period and you decide to marry him?  Yeah. There's no way that could go wrong. Also, the plot was very . . . single minded. There wasn't a lot going on outside of Ty and Celia's relationship. Nothing that would throw a wrench in the clock work and make you go, "Woah! Didn't see that coming." I would have liked to have seen a good sub story incorporated into it. It could be kind of predictable at times. That being said, there were a lot of things that I enjoyed about it. Especially Ty. I mean, yeah, he's an idiot, he hurt his family when he was young, but he grew up and did everything he could to right his wrongs. And he's a cowboy. I thought the way he acted toward his new-found daughter was just precious, and seeing him in a fatherly light really enriched his character. Celia, on the other hand, was easier for me to relate to. She was stubborn and independent. These two definitely are a strange pair. They couldn't be more different from one another. When Ty and Celia are thrust back into each other's lives for the sake of their daughter, sparks will fly, arguments will get heated, and God's love will ultimately direct them toward the right path. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick, light read. I finished it in one sitting, so even slower readers shouldn't have a problem with it, despite it's lack of suspense.

~Madi for The Literary Maidens
 D I S C L A I M E R: I was provided with a free copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not further compensated to review this product, and all thoughts and sentiments expressed above are completely my own and unbiased.

1 comment:

  1. Reading this one now... and yep, lovin' it. :)


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