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Meant to be Mine

(Porter Family #2)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  2,477 ratings  ·  347 reviews
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
Paperback, 372 pages
Published May 2014 by Bethany House Publishers (first published April 29th 2014)
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Angie H
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First off I always have a hard time rating a contemporary romance. They are one of my favourite genres, but you had to admit they are pretty predictable. Does that mean they should at the most get 4 stars? Does a cute, predictable, romance deserve 5 stars?? Hmmm.. good question I'm still not sure myself.

I loved this book! It had me right from the first page, and if I hadn't been busy chasing after my two boys and spending time with my family, I think I would have read it cover to cover in one si
May 27, 2014 rated it liked it
MEANT TO BE MINE is Ms Wade's third book. I've read her first one, didn’t care for it, skipped her second one, and hearing good things about her, decided to try this one. I do LOVE contemporary romance. My very favorite genre to read.

Okay, before we go any further, a review is my opinion only. I got disturbing messages concerning my review of her first book because I commented about drinking and gambling. I was told "It is real life!" Yes, and so are a lot of other things. Doesn't mean I enjoy
May 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2015
Since this isn't a review copy (I won it) I am not going to go into a ton as I usually would, but I would like to say a few thoughts.

I was really disappointed in this book. I was expecting a good, Christian romance. Clean. It wasn't that though, at all. I know this may sound severe, but I am so sick of 'sex-scenes' no matter how 'Christian' they are. This book was pretty much all about Ty and Celia's physical attraction to each other, and all about kissing and when they could be physically toget
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
With my crazy-insane schedule and homeschooling, I had no intention of reading this novel right away, even though it looked wonderful. So, I was stunned to find myself more than halfway through the novel without realizing I’d even started it. I have no idea what type of “spell” this novel cast over me, but I finished it in a 5-hour reading stint. For me, that’s extremely rare. The story was fun, lighthearted at times, and very poignant. Deep truths about forgiveness linger in the pages and seep ...more
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
May 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Becky Wade is back!!! Not that she really went anywhere—on the contrary, she’s been swimming in the deep end of success ever since her fantastic debut, My Stubborn Heart, splashed into bookstores in 2012. But I admit, her second book, Undeniably Yours, had a more reserved feel for me, as if she realized just how big a wave she’d caused in the CBA community pool, and decided to climb daintily down the steps at the shallow end. But Meant to Be Mine is a carefree cannonball off the high dive! If an ...more
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
*happy sigh* This is such a delightful story! I have no earthly idea why I waited so long to read it, but I could shake myself. Because once I started it, I very quickly was hooked in and unable to stop reading until the very last page! Celia and Ty have such awesome chemistry and watching them attempt to deny the inevitable is too cute. Seriously, I could NOT stop grinning while reading this. Those two are so entirely stubborn! Of course, it’s perfectly understandable from Celia’s point of view ...more
Susan Snodgrass
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I want to give this book 10 stars. Every time I read a Becky Wade novel, I think it's the best, then the next gets better. This one is THE best!!

Over 5 years ago, Celia married Ty Porter on the spur of the moment in Las Vegas. She suspected he didn't really mean it but she had loved him since high school, all through college and she wanted this marriage. The next morning Ty told her he loved someone else. Celia is now the owner of the most broken heart imaginable. It gets worse, though, when she
Celia Park has loved Ty Porter since high school. When they meet again after college something thrilling happens between them and they end up marrying in a Las Vegas wedding chapel. The next morning Ty tells Celia that their marriage was a mistake and that he cannot be her husband. Celia is heartbroken and as she leaves their hotel room, she tells Ty that she will never forgive him and that she does not want to see him again.

This book starts with a marriage proposal. Now, you might think “What’s
Amber Stokes
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Undoubtedly my favorite book of Becky Wade's so far! Funny enough, Meant to Be Mine has two elements that I generally don't consider a favorite in romances: a child, and a love triangle where two women are in love with the same man. Somehow this story must have been "meant for me" regardless, because I loved seeing Ty and Celia's romance play out!

This second book in the "Porter Family" series has a very unique premise, especially where Christian fiction is concerned: A Las Vegas wedding gone wro
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was my first Becky Wade romance, but not my last! Meant to be Mine started out with a wedding, not at the right place but with the right guy OR at least the heroine thought so at the time. In the morning light, everything unravels.

Surprise babies are a staple of romance fiction but that doesn't mean that they ever lose their appeal. After all, a baby changes EVERYTHING--as anyone who has become a parent knows.

And this unexpected baby becomes a little girl Addie about to enter kindergarten-
Becky Wade has a true gift with writing dialogue! Each page is filled with characters that you fall in love with and truly miss when you finish reading one of her books. I finished this book in the wee morning hours and cant help but want to sit back down and re read it. I love how Wade is a master at writing quick wit, humorous banter between main characters, and throwing in a twist-right when you think you have the story all figured out. Who can resist a story that makes them chuckle out loud ...more
Shannah Mauney
I absolutely devoured this story! It was amazing. From beginning to end, I was rooting for Celia and Ty. I loved Addie and it was nice getting to reconnect with Meg, Bo, and Jake (I can't wait to read his story!). Being back in Holley, Texas was like putting on a comfortable pair of jeans and worn in cowboy boots. The story flowed effortlessly and kept me up late into the night to finish. Read my full review:
I thought this book was so good! I wish this book were a movie so it can go to the masses, lol. Becky Wade does a great job of writing a heart warming story with realistic characters. I'm really enjoying The Porter Family series so far!

Thank you Shash for lending it to me!
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
"I'm in love with someone else." Yep. Those six words are a death knell in every romance fan's heart. They're usually accompanied by the reader's audible gasp and a "noooooooooo" ... which are then joined by odd looks from whomever happens to be around said reader. (Don't ask me how I know this. I just do.) These are the same six words that Ty Porter and Celia Park have to overcome in "Meant to be Mine". Well, that and a pint-sized teal-glasses-and-pink-cowboy-boots-wearing scene stealer named A ...more
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Meant to Be Mine ( A Porter Family Novel #2 )
By: Becky Wade
Oh my goodness this is the second book I have read by Becky Wade and they just keep getting better. I really loved Undeniably Yours novel #1 , and Meant to Be Mine novel #2. Becky Wade has got her another winner. Let me tell you when you start to read Meant to Be Mine you do not want to put it down till you read the last page and the last word.
You will meet again some of the same characters that are in Undeniably Yours. You will fall in
Cynthia Marcano
May 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What I Loved...
Ty Porter, Ty Porter and Ty Porter. Becky did an awesome job with his character. He turned out to be one of my fave heroes of any book.

I am swoon fan, as I am sure most of us are and this book doesn't disappoint. Get your awwws ready.

Bo (Undeniably Yours) makes an appearance...Yay!

What I Liked...
To be honest I can't think of anything I didn't like. I know that is a bold statement and even a broad one but I would end up telling the whole story if I had to tell you everything I did
In a spur of the moment Celia marries Ty. Years before she had a crush on him in High School but she was only a friend to him. Now he's noticed her as a woman & she's thrilled. But things aren't all that they should be.

Overall I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the way that Celia & Ty bantered back & forth. There was several things though that I just didn't personally care for, which is why I only gave it three stars.

I am intrigued by the Porter family though & want to read the rest
I suggested this book for my library's ebook collection on a whim, not sure if I'd spend the money on it myself. This week, I got an email saying they'd purchased the title and I could check it out at any time. I'd read the whole thing within the next four hours! Solid 4.5 stars. I loved how both husband and wife thought everything was over, only to find themselves increasingly intrigued by each other when thrown together forcibly. Great story!
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Forgiveness might be difficult for me, but not for God".

"Forgiveness - acting out of obedience, the feeling would follow"

I didn't really like the first book in the series, which is why it took me 4 years to continue with the next book, but glad that I finally did. Becky Wade took me from really really not liking Ty, to at the end, be on his side and not liking Celia for holding Ty's past over him when she made a certain decision.

Ty and Celia both had some growing up to do, especially Ty who on
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“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 feels 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 anybody's husband. As a professional bull r
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Meant to Be Mine is a book that I have been eagerly anticipating since I first heard the premise for the story last year. When I found out that I was going to get a chance to be an early reader and be able to review this book, I was over the moon! And now that I have finished the story, what do I want to do? Well, I want to pick the book up and read it cover to cover again! It really is that good!

Meant to Be Mine is part of Becky Wade’s series about the Porter family. The first book in the serie
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Celia Park has had a crush on handsome cowboy Ty Porter since their days in high school. A trip to Vegas to watch him in a rodeo soon turns into a whirlwind romance. When he proposes and they get married, Celia thinks it's a fairy tale come true. She wakes up the next morning fully prepared to be his wife. Yet Ty is not ready to be a husband. He leaves her and breaks her heart in the process. When their paths cross five and half years later, Ty is shocked to discover Celia's struggling to raise ...more
Beverly Lytle
Mar 18, 2014 rated it liked it
This was a disappointing read for me. For a contemporary Christian fiction book, I struggled with many of the details of the story. Gambling, drinking, taking prescription medications for reasons other than their intended use, cursing (although no foul language is directly used within the book), having a girlfriend while married to another woman, and using your money to wheel and deal to get what you want are all attributes that I do not find appealing, especially in a Christian. Many readers, a ...more
E-Reader Addict
Jun 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Even if this book hadn’t been a secret child story (which is my trope kryptonite), I would have been sucked in anyway. I had never heard of Becky Wade before, but then I saw something in one of my daily book deal emails that said “If you liked this book, you’ll love Meant To Be Mine.”

And I did. I really, really did. Well, for the first two-thirds of the book...

Celia Park had been enamored with Ty Porter since she was 14 and he sat down next to her in class. They were friends, but nothing more, u
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I was surprised by how much I loved this book! The secret baby theme isn't my favorite, but the author was so skilled in portraying the complex emotions of the characters, I was immediately drawn in and couldn't put the book down! The characters' personalities were unique and vivid- I had no trouble picturing them in my mind. Ty and Celia were easy to like, in spite of their flaws or shortcomings. I think this is because they both are trying to make the best of their circumstances and improve as ...more
Sadie VanderKodde
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read a lot of books. I have many favorites that span different categories, which make it hard to pick one all time favorite. But this has got to be my favorite contemporary Christian romance. Seriously. Ty Porter. Enough said. But not really . . . I love so much about this book. The characters are richly drawn, the plot is pressing, the chemistry is sizzling, and the dialogue is exquisite. Banter might be Wade's greatest writing tool. She nails it time and time again. I wanted to keep track of ...more
Jessica Patch
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was hands down my favorite Becky Wade novel to date. She plunked me into small-town Texas and made me love the community as if I were part of it.

I loved the spunky heroine, Celia, and her sweet relationship with her daughter, Addie--a precious and well-written five year old. And I laughed out loud at Celia's princess stories.

The chemistry between Celia and Ty sizzles on every page with sharp, witty banter and palpitate with romantic tension. Expect heart flutters and goosebumps.

Not fluff a
Gwendolyn Gage
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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What a fantastic story! Ty's playful banter with Celia had me laughing, and the romantic angst between them had me melting, not to mention Ty's tender relationship with his daughter. It's rare that a story can take me from instant dislike of the hero, to listing him among favorite literary fact, make that never. The writing, plot, characters--all expertly crafted, and treating me to one of those rare Contemporaries I end up treasuring. I enjoyed it as much as I did "My Stubborn H ...more
Anna Hurtt
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this sweet, laid-back romance. This is the second book I've read by Becky Wade. While I didn't love it as much as "My Stubborn Heart," it was still a great read. I loved both the hero and the heroine, and the little girl was precious. Side note: I didn't read the first in this series before reading this one, but I never felt lost, so I'd say it's a stand-alone story. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys inspirational romance.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 2 Aug 20, 2015 11:27AM  
  • Here to Stay (Where Love Begins, #2)
  • When I Fall in Love (Christiansen Family, #3)
  • The Wishing Season (Chapel Springs, #3)
  • Somebody Like You
  • An October Bride (A Year of Weddings, #11)
  • A Table by the Window (Two Blue Doors #1)
During her childhood in California, Becky 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 t

Other books in the series

Porter Family (4 books)
  • Undeniably Yours (Porter Family, #1)
  • A Love Like Ours (Porter Family, #3)
  • Her One and Only (Porter Family, #4)
“He could look into your eyes and without saying a word assure you that you were the most fascinating woman in the world and call you beautiful in six languages.” 13 likes
“He'd sacrifice much for her. He'd do anything she asked of him. He'd pay any price, except one.
The price of giving her up.”
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