Friday, May 9, 2014

On Tour with Meant to Be Mine + $50, Books and Chocolate Giveaway!

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?

I’ve been looking forward to reading this book.  It falls right into that happy place I like to go when I read for fluff and romance.  This is a Christian fiction book so I knew I wouldn’t have to worry about content heading into it.  For me, that’s always a nice thing.

Celia is a good woman.  She is a good mother.  She does what many, many women have done and are doing right now by putting herself aside and working to raise a child by herself.  Raising a child by yourself is no easy task and Celia has had a particularly hard time of it.  Her bills are mounting and the stress levels are increasing.  Then, one day, out of the blue, Ty walks back into her life.

Ty is a bit full of himself, it’s true, but deep down he has a good heart.  Once he learns he has a child he is determined to do everything he can to help raise her. 

I loved the magnetic pull between Celia and Ty.  You could really feel that in their interactions.  Celia is determined to keep the walls up because she was devastated when Ty left her the first time.  He is unpredictable and who wants that when it comes to love?  Ty doesn’t set out to love Celia again, but that is what he ends up getting.  It’s that back and forth, get closer, pull away thing that was really well done in this book.

The Christian elements are there but aren’t overpowering.  The story really shines through and I enjoyed it all a lot.  In fact, when I finished this book, which is the second in the series, I went right to Amazon to check out the other books by this author.  I really wanted to read the first book in this series to find out about Ty’s brother and his story.  I bought it and I read it the next day.  It was well worth it.  J  There is just something about cowboys…

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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  1. I do feel there is someone meant to be mine and I'm lucky enough to have found him.

  2. I feel that my kids are meant to be mine and so is my husband. Always.

    1. I feel the same way. Thanks for always stopping by, NaDell. :)

  3. There is something about cowboys :)!!!

  4. Thanks for being on the tour! I am a sucker for cowboys too! ;)


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