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 enjoyed reading Meant To Be Mine, the second book in Becky Wade’s Porter Family series. Ty is a successful and wealthy professional bull rider with alpha personality traits. Five and a half years earlier in Vegas, Ty had a whirlwind four day romance with Celia who he’d known from their Texas high school days that culminated in an impulsive Vegas wedding and a harsh break up the next day.
Celia was devastated when she left Ty and Vegas as an unwanted wife. Not long after she discovered she was pregnant from her wedding night. She created a new life with her child in Oregon, anticipating that one day Ty would eventually contact her and request a divorce.
The secret baby trope always creates major complications and obstacles for the couple to overcome. A sweet romance unfolds as Ty and Celia navigate old feelings and the reality of raising a young child. I recommend Meant To Be Mine to contemporary romance readers who like small town cowboy romances combined with the secret baby trope and a relevant faith element that addresses trust and forgiveness issues.