Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade – Excerpt & Blog Tour Giveaway

A book tour hosted by Prism Book Tours.

Welcome to my tour stop for

Meant to Be Mine
by Becky Wade
I loved this book!  I haven’t had time to review it yet but it’s awesome and I highly recommend it!!

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?

Excerpt

          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.”

“You’re incorrigible.”

“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.

“Ty!”

“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.

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

Comments

  1. Thanks for being on the tour, Kathy! It was a great book. I loved it!

  2. katie skeoch says:

    I do believe in meant to be

  3. Carol Edwards says:

    I am having a hard time believing that in meant to be

  4. Kate S says:

    But you do have to be aware to know when you find it!

  5. lkish77123 says:

    I have never felt there was someone meant to be mine. I guess I’m not a romanticist.

  6. steve weber says:

    absolutely, there is someone for everyone out there.

  7. Shannon R says:

    Yes, I think there is

  8. I think everyone needs to work hard to deserve the person he/she wants to be with. There’s no obvious fact that there is someone available for everyone.

  9. I do believe that and am married to mine!

  10. Wendy Arnott says:

    I don’t know if I believe there is someone out there meant to be.. every psychic will say so, and I want to believe, but on the more realistic end of it what if the person you were meant to be with is an addict? an alcoholic? Thankfully we have free-will but we may have to sacrifice the relationship in order to survive. (Or live the best life possible.)

  11. I am believer

  12. isisthe12th says:

    My husband I have always felt he was meant to be mine, from the first day we met.

  13. I would say that my husband of the last 29 years was meant to be. He was not the first person that I married to, but he is the last.

  14. Robbie B says:

    I believe there is someone for everyone. We may not always find them but they are out there

  15. If there was I passed right by him and didn’t notice 🙂

  16. I do believe that and am married to my honey 🙂

  17. carolsavoy says:

    Oh yes! I met my man when I was 16 and that was 34 years ago, and we are still together:-)

  18. Looks like a great book!

  19. And I definitely think my husband is meant for me 🙂

  20. Diana Corlett says:

    It’s a lovely thought and I’d like to think so, but sadly many aren’t fortunate enough to meet…

  21. I think both people have to work at it, if it’s meant to be it’s meant to be.

  22. Yes and I already have him… my husband.

  23. Debbie F says:

    Yes – my husband. We don’t always get along but we are definitely meant to be together.

  24. I think there is someone who is meant to be. But even if you are meant to be does not mean everything will always be perfect, relationships have good time and bad and take work, which is shown very will in Becky Wade’s book Meant To Be.

  25. Neilliza says:

    Yes, my husband is meant for me.

  26. I believe there is someone out there for everyone… I just haven’t found mine yet!

    I have been wanting to read both of these by Becky Wade! Thank you for the chance!

  27. yes

  28. Elise-Maria Barton says:

    All “meant to be” doesn’t have to be romantic in nature: I feel very strongly my children were meant to be mine~ their father only lasted through the pregnancies lol.

  29. Belief is not important. What is meant to be will be!

  30. Daniel M says:

    yeah a life, but illness and injury had taken mine over

  31. Yes I do! And I found him a long, long, time ago!

  32. I don’t know. I used to believe there was someone for everyone, but after seeing so many of those matches and marriages wither I’m not so sure. Like one said, if there was, we can pass right by or overlook our moment if we’re too wrapped up or to set in stone with our expectations…

  33. Renata Sbr says:

    Absolutely there is (and glad I’ve found him). Me and my husband were meant to be together.

  34. Yes I do