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(A Porter Family Novel #2)
by Becky Wade
May 2014 by Bethany House Publishers
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?
Ty liked her — her! — which made her the luckiest girl in Vegas. Their very good fortune during the past two hours at the craps table hardly compared.
Celia picked up the dice and gave them a shake. The group of players gathered around the table focused their attention on her. Some called out encouragement.
“If you roll a seven,” Ty said, “I vote we get married.”
“If you roll a seven, sweet one, I’ll take it as a sign, we’ll get hitched tonight, and you’ll be stuck with me for life.” He placed all his chips on the pass line.
“I’ve just proposed to this little lady here,” he announced to the table. “If she rolls a seven we’re going to make it official.”
The players hooted and hollered.
“He’s just joking,” Celia informed them.
Their excitement drowned out her rationality. Several players raised glasses. Others added additional chips to their bets. All heartily approved of Ty’s plan. Apparently, the decision to hang a lifetime commitment on the roll of two dice made perfect sense to sloshed tourists in Vegas.
Celia tossed the dice. They flew to the opposite end of the oblong table, bounced off the bumper and skittered to a stop. A ‘3’ and a ‘4’. Seven.
The table broke into an uproar.
Celia stood amid the clamor. The sight of the dice, an unmistakable three and an unmistakable four, branded into her brain.
The dealers reached forward to dole out chips to all the players.
“You just doubled my money,” Ty drawled. “Thank you kindly, Mrs. Porter.”
“I’m not Mrs. Porter.” Teasing tinged her voice. She didn’t want to be too hard on him, not when the notion of him wanting to marry her was so outrageously flattering.
“Determined to wait until after the ceremony, huh?” He tipped the dealers and requested a tray so that he could pack up his chips. “You coming?”
“Definitely.” She didn’t want to tell him this, at the risk of seeming pathetic. But she’d follow him anywhere.
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.
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)
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