“Meant to Be Mine” by Becky Wade is the second book in the Porter Family series, the sequel to “Undeniably Yours“. It was pulished by Bethany House on April 29, 2014.
Celia Park has had a crush on Ty Porter since high school, when she moved to Holley, Texas. After college they happen to reunite when her friend takes her to watch him bull-riding in LA. They hook up and hang out for the next four days, until Ty impulsively asks her to marry him. She agrees, but come morning, he remembers that he’s actually in love with a girl in Texas, and leaves. For the next five and a half years, he never contacts her, neither of them reaches towards a divorce, and Celia never tells him about their five year old, Disney princess crazed daughter Addie.
Well, five and a half years later, Ty rides by the place in LA where the impromptu wedding occurred, and gets in touch with her. And, quite frankly, that’s where their story begins. Or rather, re-begins.
I absolutely love this book and this author. I have an annual Valentine’s Day tradition of re-reading her first book, “My Stubborn Heart”, and I thought she could not one-up “Undeniably Yours”. Boy was I wrong. I cannot wait for the next book! The characters were relatable and emotionally understandable. The setting and dialogue were as real as ever, and the plot was sweet and kept me up until the wee hours of the morning, but it was worth almost falling asleep standing up the next day! Addie was as cute as she could be, and secondary characters like Celia’s surfer uncle were involved in the storyline.
Thank you to Bethany House for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and am excited for the rest of the series. All opinions are my own.