Meant to Be Mine   -     By: Becky Wade
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Meant to Be Mine

Bethany House / 2014 / Paperback

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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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764211080
ISBN-13: 9780764211089
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Series: Porter Family

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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?




Praise for Becky Wade

"Definitely one for the keeper shelf!"--USA Today on Undeniably Yours

"A sweet contemporary romance that will make for the perfect summer read."--Novel Crossing on Undeniably Yours

"A feisty heroine, romance, and comedy make this a fabulous debut and Wade an author to follow."--Library Journal on My Stubborn Heart

"A perfect 5 out of 5 stars...can't wait to find more from Becky in the near future. This is a must-read for your summer love stories!"--Reviews from the Heart blog on My Stubborn Heart

Author Bio

Becky Wade is a graduate of Baylor University. As a newlywed, she lived for three years in a home overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, as well as in Australia, before returning to the States. A mom of three young children, Becky and her family now live in Dallas, Texas. Learn more at www.beckywade.com.

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  1. smiley
    Ontario, Canada
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Ahhhhhhh
    August 21, 2014
    smiley
    Ontario, Canada
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Becky Wade you have outdone yourself; this book was so satisfyingly sweet and funny I couldn't put it down. I love the chemistry between the two and how they irritate each other but yet love so fiercely. It's a refreshing story because it has some painful reality to it; how we want so badly to be forgiven for our mistakes but sometimes struggle giving that same forgiveness to others. I will cherish this set of characters as much as I did Bo and Megan, and I'm sure I will do the same for Jake's story. Love it and love the honesty of this author.
  2. Alicia
    New York, NY
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Different
    June 28, 2014
    Alicia
    New York, NY
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Have you ever wanted to read the story after the I do? Well this is the story for you, but instead of a happily ever after scenario you get broken vows, a secret baby, and two very hurting people. Meant to be Mine's story plot is not your typical texas romance, but holds its own on the unique department.

    The things that I did not particularly enjoy were the fact that gambling and having a girl friend while being married to another woman was looked upon as ok for a Christian. For the sake of testimony the author should have just left out that they were believing christians but rather fallen christians. The godly influence Meg and Bo provided in the story was very uplifting.

    The romance that was rekindled between Ty and Celia was sweet and progressive not at all rushed. The road to rebuilding each other's trust was a bumpy, spiritual, and funny one. The incessant petty arguments, though very witty at times, proved quite tiring after awhile.

    Addie proved quite different from the usual 6 year old with her mature and sensitive nature. She is most memorable for her beloved pink cowgirl boots. The author seemed to forget about Addie towards the end, so I would have loved for her to reappear more often, since Ty and Celia wouldn't be trying to work anything out if it weren't for her. She had the cutest daddy and daughter relationship with Ty.

    We all know the gist of what the outcome is going to be for most books, so I felt that after some time the book dragged on to a slow stream; however, the sweet and sacrificial ending definitely made up for it!

    I give Meant to be Mine a 3.5 out of 5 (the lack of christian righteousness was a big draw back.)

    I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House in exchange for this independent and unbiased review.
  3. JesuSaves
    Canada
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Best modern romance I've read so far this year
    June 24, 2014
    JesuSaves
    Canada
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    There needs to be more books like Meant to Be Mine. Books you're sceptical about at first sight, but curious the more you read glowing reviews of them. Books whose excerpts eventually lead you to request a copy of them at the library, which leads you to savour every word in less than twenty four hours once the copy arrives. To me, Becky Wade's latest offering signals she's on her way to her writing career's apogee. Meant to Be Mine was so good ― it has been a full year since I've enjoyed reading a contemporary romance as much. Here are the reasons why.

    Firstly, I am in absolute favour of character development in fictional stories and I've found that characters endear me to them with their words. If the dialogue is entertaining, my attention is held. Becky Wade has fleshed out characters who deliver just that as Ty and Celia Porter are absolutely hysterical people seasoned with just the right touch of sass and stubbornness. The girl is independent, serious, the guy is easy-going, determined... They couldn't be more right for each other. It has been a long while since I've laughed as hard at two characters who are teasingly always looking for each other Achilles' heel. Their dialogues are so witty, I think it's safe to say anyone is sure to get a laugh out of them. My only complaint? I cannot. believe. Ty. and. Celia. are. not. real. I refuse to!

    Secondly, the themes flowing through it― and the way Wade conveys her message ― make Meant to Be Mine a remarkable book for me. I admit, my first impression was that this story would simply be a light one. I didn't know how profoundly it would reach out to me. I didn't know the author pondered on fear, rejection, guilt and more, weaving gorgeous reflections into the tapestry of her work. Celia, for example, mirrors my personalities on so many levels, I could relate to all her fears. Meant to Be Mine has a depth that is not preachy, but instead discerningly encourages the reader to meditate on forgiveness and the grace of God. That, is beautiful.

    Thirdly, the story's convivial atmosphere :) In a world saturated with pain, many of us read to find hope ... imagination. In Meant to Be Mine, Wade takes a common premise ― rich boy, poor girl, both with secrets ― and tastefully develops it, with no flowery, absurd aspects. Once in a while, there is that story whose background may give us a sense of déjà-vu but whose author voice incites us to continue reading. This was the case for me with Meant to Be Mine. Neither Ty nor Celia is average, and neither is their story. These people are special. Flawed and quirky, but realistically so, and their romance is nothing short of delightful, blossoming at just the right pace and tying the knot of the story memorably. I thoroughly loved losing myself in a world where the hero is truly a knight in shining armour in love with a sweet girl. Loved the atmosphere... the feel of Meant to Be Mine. So creative. It made me laugh, brought me close to tears and, in the end, made me sigh in pure ecstasy.

    Becky Wade's writing style is very enjoyable. I'm so glad to say I enjoyed Meant to Be Mine. My copy was borrowed from the library but I want to buy one! I've read all of Wade's books and, to me, this one, as her very best yet, deserves an award.
  4. Jenna
    Canada
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Awesome read!
    June 20, 2014
    Jenna
    Canada
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Wow. Talk about rejection of the nth degree. To think that you've finally getting your dream - marrying the man you are desperately in love with, only to be dumped the morning after your wedding_for another girl. Ouch.

    The premise pretty much guarantees a crazy romance story - and it was! Crazy in a good way. Meant to Be Mine is a roller-coaster ride that I heartily enjoyed. With sparking chemistry, heart-tingling romance, and wonderful, down-to-earth characters, Meant to Be Mine is a winner of a romance novel. I'm so glad that Becky Wade made a series around the Porter brothers, and it makes me especially excited for the next instalment!

    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.
  5. Smoothie71
    Alabama
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 16, 2014
    Smoothie71
    Alabama
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Meant to be mine by Becky Wade is the stories of Ty and Celia.

    Both of their paths cross and they begin to rekindle some of the flirtatious romance that was there before. In just a few days they make the decision to ''go for it'' and get married. Hours later there is regret and goodbyes and hurt that ensues.

    Years go by and then their paths cross again. This time, there is a new person on the scene, one that wasn't expected but very much loved.

    What makes this such a good book is it keeps you interested. The characters are filled with wit, humor, and authentic qualities.

    If you enjoy romance novels then you'll for sure want this one on your bookshelf. A really good summer read.

    *Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purposes of a review.
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