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Because You're Mine

(MINE #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  3,479 ratings  ·  357 reviews
Madison Waters knows exactly what she wants to do with her life. She’s already working for one of the most prestigious law firms in Boston as a research assistant, and in a few short months, she will finally graduate from Harvard and collect her law degree. Everything she’s worked so hard to accomplish is well within her reach.

But when Madison has to take an unexpected tr
Paperback, 230 pages
Published September 19th 2013 by CreateSpace (first published September 1st 2013)
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2,5 “Strawberries and Honey” Stars.

Maddie is a girl who made some bad choices, and is now going back to her hometown for a while to visit his father that just had a heart attack.
When she gets there she meets Holden, a guy with a bad past trying to run away from his bad choices, just like her. Things between them get heated fast, but when she has a life planned out in another city away from him, how will them make something out of it?


Despite this being an entertaining book, with sexy moments
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Stand-alone book 1.

Madison Waters knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life. She was already working for one of the most prestigious law firms in Boston as a research assistant, and in a few short months, she would finally graduate from Harvard and collect her law degree. Everything Madison had worked so hard for, was well within her reach.

But when Madison has to take an unexpected trip back home, she's blindsided by the one thing she'd never plan
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
The insta-love in this unfolded at the breakneck pace you get in an Alexa Riley, but an Alexa Riley kind of knows it's being ridiculous and doesn't take itself too seriously. Unfortunately, I fear this one was trying to be serious. #awkward.

It also featured every cliche phrase and set up, from the bitchy ex to the bad boy turned good. Not for me.

Ah well, at least it was a freebie. Complete story, standalone, but part of a series featuring recurring characters.
Lucinda Claire
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-star-reads
Madison Waters is a third-year law student and research assistant for Boston’s prestigious McMillan and Shaw law firm. She’s smart, she’s sexy, and she’s utterly focused. Maddie’s worked hard to be where she is, and nothing is going to stand in her way. Just weeks before graduation, when her father falls ill, and Maddie has to take an extended trip home, her perfectly planned life is threatened to be derailed when she meets Holden Brooks.

What can I say about Holden Brooks? Oh. My. God. This is
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This book is HOT!!!!

"I slammed into her hard. I eased my pace, drawing in and out of her slower. Grinding my hips I buried myself deep then pulled out fast, driving hard into her again and again. She was taking it all.

Maddie has worked hard on her dream, she is working on a prestigious law firm in Boston and is finishing her law school in Harvard. When her mom called her home to Texas cause her father's sudden change of
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So it's official..I have a new book boyfriend! Holden Brooks is a sexy southern boy who knows exactly what he wants...and did I mention southern? If you are secretly "turned on" by grease rags in the back pocket, dirty trucker hats, and faded low-hung jeans..all rolled into a chiseled bod with killer eyes?...then you need to check out Holden.
Madison Waters thinks she knows where her "new life" in Boston is headed, but that's the crazy thing about southern roots..they run pretty deep. An unexpec
Nov 05, 2013 added it
Not going to rate since I DNF at 43%....I usually don't mind so much the whole insta-love thing but here it just didn't work for me.. wasn't feeling how crazy over the top Holden was for her crazy alpha possessive after meeting for 5 minutes. I made it through almost half the book before I just decided it wasn't working for me and wasn't interested enough to continue... oh well.. it happens!
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any one that likes Modern/Contemporary Romance
Shelves: keep
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I loved Holden and Maddie. It's been a while since I read a book where the two MCs had so much chemistry, and how could I not love a book that mentions my favorite car ever: Eleanor. I keep trying to talk my bf into getting one without much success. Anyway, Holden was amazing. I loved how persistent he was even though Maddie was being b!tchy and refusing to admit there was anything between them. I did get annoyed with her when she refused to talk to him after he dropped the (view spoiler) ...more
K.B. Webb
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Two of my favorite things, small town love stories and Southern boys, so I was so excited when I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Madison is not the average female book lead. She hasn't been through anything horrific that has changed her outlook on life. She is just a smart girl. A smart girl who wants to fulfill her dreams and has no plans of settling down until she's done so.

Enter Holden.

Holden, Holden, Holden. He has good looks, Southern boy charm, and a dark past. He is basi
Anne OK
Oct 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
This is the first book in a new series for this new-to-me author. The book blurb gives a good overview of the storyline so I'll leave it at that. Otherwise, it was an okay read on a fall afternoon. The male lead caused a few heart palpitations but the female lead left a lot to be desired. She didn't meet my expectations as far as being a strong and well-defined character.

3 -had so much potential- Stars

Ok, I'm a huge fan of instalove and love-at-first-sight (if written believably). I eat that stuff up like a starving hound! But... this one was even too OTT for me for me to believe. I had lots of fun with it at the beginning (in a tongue-in-cheek kinda way) but then the credibility started to exhaust and so did my ability to accept the declarations of undying love after a few days of meeting.

Still, I would recommend it to those who love their lovey-dovey, lots-of
Bobbie Jo
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had the honor of reading this book this weekend and I am officially in love and lust with Holden Brooks.. He is a true southern gentlemen. That being said he is so sweet he will give you a tooth ache one minute then turn around and have you wishing your kindle had a vibrate feature. This is K. Langston's first book but you could not tell it by the writing or the free flowing storyline. It left me wanting more of Holden and a lot more of Archer.

The story starts off with Madison Waters working h
Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 13, 2013 marked it as considering-2
A southern read? she wants to be a lawyer, well, those are two things I like to read. I know crazy, but I love it when there's a lawyer, I don't know why. I'm marking it on my TBR

Madison Waters knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life. She was already working for one of the most prestigious law firms in Boston as a research assistant, and in a few short months, she would finally graduate from Harvard and collect her law degree. Everything Madison had worked so hard for, was well within h
For those who don't mind quick inconsequential fluff with insta-lust/love, go for it!
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jesus Christ. I can't comprehend life without this book right now. I think I'm just going to re read it over and over for the rest of time.

“Let’s watch Magic Mike. It’s been almost a week since I’ve had Channing on my Tatum” – I laughed so hard at this I snorted, and now I’m going to be saying Channing on my Tatum, lol.

“Fuck No! Are you high? Nobody could ever get sick of looking at Channing’s fine ass hump that floor during his hip hop routine. And that Alex Pettyfer…sweet mother of god… I woul
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Falling Fast Stars

Famous fallers: Jennifer Lawrence. Chevy Chase. That guy in the barrel over Niagara Falls. And lovers everywhere. "Falling" in love. It does feel like falling doesn't it? Out of control. Your tummy in your throat. Hoping no one notices in case you did it wrong. Add me to that list....falling in love with Ms Langston. And boy did I fall fast and hard. Much like her characters.

Maddie is almost finished with law school. She has been screwing her boss just for fun. She is not i
This was a hot and steamy story about two people who fall in love pretty quick. That usually isn't my cuppa, but here it was pretty good. The author did a good job of setting the scene and showing how the characters fell hard and fast for each other. The thing that made it better for me was that they acknowledged that they knew it was unusual to fall for someone so fast but that they just couldn't help how they felt. That made it more believable for me. I really liked Holden and his alpha cowboy ...more
Aug 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-read
***** 2.5 Stars *****

I was really looking forward to reading this book, but I hate to say that it was just way too sugary and unbelievable for me.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad book at all and I expect most people will adore it...

I didn't believe in the insta-love. I don't know why, I just didn't.
There wasn't enough character depth for me. I needed more time with them, getting to know them.
I didn't see how after two days they had already had unprotected sex because she trusts him al
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holden love a southern man. This was a fantastic fun sexy fast read. Had some drama and love just perfect. Great story love the characters. "Love is a lot of things. It's a hard place to fall and a soft place to land"
*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

3 ‘strawberry’ ‘honeysuckle’ Kisses

Okay…I don’t want that rating to confuse people - this book left me with a smile. I liked the characters…a lot. It was a nice, quick read…a lot steamier than I expected, which was a pleasant surprise…and for all intents and purposes I liked it. Was it a ‘blow my socks off amazing book’ ? No…but not every book can be. Am I glad I read it? Oh heck yeah…but unfortunately there were things that stopped me from falling complet
Liz B
I think I accidentally paid for this one--it was available for free at some point and I got an ad about it, but I clicked before I noticed it was actually 99 cents. Oh well. Money wasted, because I raised my eyebrows when someone saddled up to someone else and was temporarily confused when a hand was adorning a wedding ring...but I knew I couldn't take it when her conscious screamed "NO."

This was all before 11%.
Dawn Smith
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Books like this are the reason that I love reading. I’m convinced that if there were a manual for creating a picture perfect love story then K. Langston obviously found it. There is not one single things about this book that I did not love. This book is a work of art from its gorgeous cover to the sublime words within its pages. Because You’re Mine is everything that you could want in a romance book- a sexy hero, a smart and feisty heroine, the agony of love, the ecstacy of love, and hot steamy ...more
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Quote: “You never know when love will come along and change...everything.”

“Love is a lot of things. It’s a hard place to fall and a soft place to land. Its give and take, push and pull. Love can bring out the absolute best or worst in us. But, when you find a love worth fightin’ for, that’s true love. And no matter the struggle or compromise, you can’t walk away from that. Now ask yourself, is he worth fightin’ for?

I already knew the answer to that. I was just too afraid to admit it.”

Review: I w
Holly Craft
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very honored to have received an ARC of "Because You're Mine" and I absolutely fell in love with Holden.. and Maddie too :) Holden is a very sexy southern cowboy with those "V" thingys and Maddie is a law student and works for a prestigious law firm in Boston. You will also be introduced to Holden's cousin, Archer who to me is dark and mysterious who owns the bar that Holden helps run and then you will meet Katy who is Maddie's best friend and is a preacher's daughter full of tattoo's who also w ...more
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.5 Stars!

There wasn't a lot of depth to this story, and it was pretty predictable....but it was sweet and cute and flowery and full of hearts and rainbows.

Madison is going to Harvard and working at a law firm. She returns home after her father has a heart-attack. While home she meets Holden--who works for her dad and happens to be the one that saved him.

This was most definitely a major case of INSTA-LOVE between Holden and Madison!! Pretty sure they said "I Love You" within about a week. But
Sep 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
-I received an ARC for a honest review –

Maddie Waters is a student at the prestigious, Harvard school of Law, she has a great internship with a well known law firm, and is on her way to success. She receives a phone call from her frantic mother, telling her that her father has suffered a heart attack. She immediately makes plans to head to her home town of Memphis, Tennessee.

Holden Brooks is the epitome of a book HOTTIE!!! His blue eyes are to die for!! He moved from Texas about five years ago
Alissa Evanson
Sep 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow...can you say intense ? Holden and Maddie has such an intense and undeniable attraction to each other it was crazy hot. Holden was controlling but sexy and sweet and spoke his mind. Maddie obviously was hesitant but couldn't deny what was right in front of her. It was kind of crazy that pretty much the entire book took place in a matter of a week...besides the last couple of chapters this is... I wish there would have been a little more to the story. I was left warmongers but Archers story i ...more
Khymyanna Marie
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I have loved country boys since I first stepped my foot on Mississippi soil. Holden was a wonderful combination of every bad boy/good boy that I have ever encountered. There is something oh so sexy about a man who can speak their mind about what they are feeling with no regrets and Holden gave that to me. Maddie was as conflicted as any woman is when a man sweeps her off of her feet! I am so freaking excited for the next book so I can see what is in store for Archer and Katy!! ...more
Kelly Mangrum
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So..there is this new book out and it's called "Because your mine" and it is one of the best books I have ever read.I am so in love with Holden Brooks.It's too bad Madison Waters has him wrapped around her little finger!!! I must say this book is a great love story, with just the right about of smut!!! This book is a MUST READ with my 5 star review! I know a good book when I see one! Great Job K.Langston!! I am now patiently waiting for book number 2!! Please hurry K. Langston!! I need my Holden ...more
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K lives in the deep south with her husband of nearly 18 years, their two children and fur babies, Sadie and Birdie. She released her debut novel Because You're Mine in September 2013 and has since released three follow-up books in the MINE series. Her newest series, Brothers in Blue, is packed full of romance and suspense and features six alpha brothers who fiercely protect and serve the cities th ...more

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