A book tour hosted by Prism Book Tours.
Welcome to my tour stop for
(A Porter Family Novel #2)
by Becky Wade
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?
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.
My Thoughts on Meant to Be Mine:
It’s official. I’m a die hard Becky Wade fan. I love her books. They are
real and heartfelt stories that I connect to. Meant to be Mine
is the second book in the Porter Family series, but it can be read on
I did not expect to be so emotional while I read this book, but I sobbed
through the first 25%. The characters’ choices each result in a lot of
hurt for each other at the beginning. Of course, being a woman, I sided with Celia and what she’d gone through, but she hurt Ty as well. Both main
characters were flawed, believable people, stumbling through life and
trying to deal with the pain of their mistakes. In spite of their flaws
(or maybe because of them), I loved the characters. They both had to
work at forgiving each other and forgiving themselves.
There is some religion in the book, but it felt very natural, like it
was part of the characters’ lives. I didn’t feel like it was forced or
awkward. I also love the minor characters the author included. Uncle
Danny is the perfect eccentric older relative that is vital to create a
unique and humorous family. I’ve liked the odd older characters in all
of Becky Wade’s books.
In some ways, this book reminded me of the author’s first book, My
Stubborn Heart (which I also loved). We have a quirky, skinny 30 year
old woman falling for a devilishly handsome athlete. Family is a big
theme, as well as overcoming painful pasts, but the books are very
different in other ways, so it doesn’t feel like you’re reading the same
story over again.
I would highly recommend this book to fans of Christian fiction and
romance. It’s a beautiful reminder that marriage is sacred to God.
Content: I consider this a clean book, but it has the following
situations: innuendo, implied sex between a married couple,
drinking, gambling, and prescription drug abuse. Only adults of legal
age are involved in any of the listed situations.Source: I received a digital galley of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for the blog tour. This did not affect my review in any way.
Prize #1: $50 Visa gift card and a paperback or ebook copy of Meant to Be Mine (open internationally)
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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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May 11 – Grand Finale