Meant To Be Mine Review




In Meant To Be Mine by Becky Wade, Ty and Celia who knew each other in high school, run into each other in Las Vegas and get married on a whim.  Celia has been in love with Ty for years and is happy about their marriage, but he regrets their hasty decision the next morning and leaves Celia heartbroken.  Years later Ty tracks down Celia to apologize for what happened in Vegas, and finds out Celia has a child - but Celia is not happy to see him.

There were things I liked about this book, and a couple things that annoyed me slightly.

Things That Annoyed Me:

Ty was described as perfectly handsome, and I felt like the author tried to describe his looks as too perfect. I don't like my fictional characters to be too perfect.  I also felt like he was too perfectly confident (translate: cocky), and used too much flattery on the women in the book (I think it was supposed to show you how smooth he was, but it just made me think "fake" or "misleading").  His only flaws were in his reckless nature (which could also seem exciting, depending on the spin the author puts on it), and in a tendency for chemical addiction (but not too much, because he is able to resist).  I liked the joking banter between Ty and Celia, and that was what kept me liking his character.  Everything else was just too perfect.

Ty and Celia, later in the book, also decide that it's okay to kiss each other, even though they aren't really dating and Celia has no plans at forming a real relationship with him at that point.  I thought that was a little morally off, and the characters never really figured out why.

Things I Liked:

Ty and Celia, later in the book, also decide that it's okay to kiss each other, even though they aren't really dating andly off, and the characters never really figured out why.

I thought Celia's character was quirky and likable, and her daughter was adorable (which is a funny thing to write about a fictional child, but it is true).  I would have liked to read more interactions with the daughter later in the book, since they seemed to taper off a bit as the story revolved around Ty and Celia.  I also liked the secondary characters - they were all quirky and likable, really.  I thought the author did a great job of keeping the plot interesting throughout the book, without inserting too much drama.

I liked how she inserted the stories of Celia and Ty's faith, how they returned to following God, in such a natural way.  The relationship was developed subtly until the end of the book, and I always think it takes some talent to progress character development that way.  The ending was really good, and I liked the sacrifice that was made at the end.

Overall, I think this is an interesting Christian romance book.  There were a couple things that bugged me, but I still enjoyed it.  It would be a great poolside read for the summer months.

Note: I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for this review.  This is my honest opinion.
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