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Mine to Lose

(Mine to Love #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  280 ratings  ·  49 reviews
What happens when the fairy tale ends before it even begins?

Three years, two graduations, an engagement and a move to another, Emogen and Ryan are more in love than ever. He’s the one man she never expected to have and the only man she’s determined to keep. He’s her forever, and there’s nothing she wouldn’t do for him.

Almost, that is.

Ryan announces that he’s accepted a
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, New Cover, 277 pages
Published November 6th 2014 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (first published January 6th 2014)
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Mine to Lose
Author – T.K. Rapp
Publication Date – January 9, 2014
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – Romance
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

Part of Blog Tour - January 13, 2014

I didn’t know what to expect going into this book but it wasn’t what I got out of it.  Part way through I thought I had all the answers and this was going to be another one of “finding one true love” after being hurt.

Nope, I thought I had it right and I braced myself for
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝

This story was an easy nice read. A story about love, hope, separation and finding love again.
A real-life story.

Emogen meets Ryan in her university car park and leaves a note in his car. Their relationship develops from there.

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Now, their relationship is on test. Ryan accepts a job away from Emogen and they are struggling with the distance.
While juggling their distance and job, Emogen has a new client, enter hot Trey Miller and he is really caring.

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Will her love for Rayn strong 'nu
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emotes (Em) and Ryan met in college. 3 years later they are happily engaged living in Denver. One day Ryan says in order to move ranks in his job, he is taking a job in California for a year. It wasn't presented in question form.
Em moved to Denver in the first place because of Ryan and his job. They've only been living there for 9 months and she has a job she really enjoys. They are at a standstill. Ryan is moving, he has to be seen as a team player in his firm. He wants her to go, but if not,
Jan 24, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book starts out with 4 stars but I feel like it lost some of the angst as the book went on and that is why I'm only giving it 3.5 stars.

I really loved Em and Ryan and I loved how Trey got tossed into the mix. It was the angst with Trey that really made me give it 4 stars. However the angst goes away pretty quickly in the book and that is when the story became another couple going through a really hard time. My heart really broke at some points, and I was in pain with Em and also with Ryan.
Gwen ~the Book Diva
4-4.5 "Oh how the angst hurts so good!" stars.

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I really, really enjoyed this book! At 5% in I was already completely in love with Ryan and their relationship. And my heart ached terribly for them because I knew things were going to go bad. Ryan and Em met in college and connected instantly. The note on the car thing took a lot of guts and I loved that Em did that!

Get your man, girl!

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Unfortunately they also met at a time when life for them was about to change. They were graduating from col
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given an ARC for a honest review :)

When I started this book, I was drawn in from the beginning and finished hours later :) That's how good it was!

Ryan(I love him) and Emogen (Em) have that love that all young couples have, but of course a new opportunity for Ryan threatens their relationship. I was rooting for them and I felt the emotions they were both having. Long distance relationships can either make or break the relationship. Add in his crazy work hours and barely having time to visit
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book!

It's about an engaged couple and it starts with a fight about Ryan deciding to work in another state without discussing it with Em. I completely understood her and I would have reacted the same way. Honesty is very important in a relationship and a big decision should de discussed together.

I don't believe in long distance relationships but I know lots of people who make it work. Throughout the story, they test their love and see how distance, work and temptations can affect the
Lustful Literature

Ryan and Em met in College and fell in love. Emogen left her family and friends behind to move to Denver with Ryan. They are now engaged to be married in a year when all of a sudden Ryan drops a bomb of his finance. As part of a career move, he was offered to transfer for a year in California. It took E, 9 months to find a job she loves and new friends. Her career is finally picking up and she just can’t pick up a leave again.

This is where the problem arises. They both fail to
Erin Spencer
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Emogen (Em) is an event planner whom followed her fiancé Ryan to Denver in pursuit of his job. After only six months of living in Colorado, Ryan drops the bombshell that he has accepted a position in San Diego, a move that will set him up for future promotion opportunities. He has made the decision unilaterally, assuming that Em will leave her job to follow him to California. Problem is, Em really likes her job and is qui
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Emogen and Ryan are engaged and ready to live out their happily ever after. The have moved to Denver and both have found new jobs and are happy. But when fate steps in and offers Ryan a job that will help him advance his career, things begin to go terribly wrong. He has accepted the job in California and just assumes that Emogen is ready to follow… but Emogen has a new job and she loves it. Planning events is what she wants to do and she wants to succeed in it.

She has refused to go with him, bu
Nov 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a cute read about having love, losing it and trying to get over just to come about face. You live, learn and become stronger then you ever thought you would. The author handles serious issues of abuse that not only hurt one but the whole family. You learn to grow as a person, find out little things just aren’t important, sometimes life gets in the way and you have to make hard choice that could make you lose the love you thought was strong.

Emogen and Ryan must discover the important thi
Romance Between The Sheets
Please note this review may contain spoilers.

Ryan and Emogen have been together for three years, are engaged to be married and love each other very much. Emogen left her family, friends and home-town behind to follow Ryan’s job to Denver. Nine months later, he takes a job transfer in San Diego without consulting with Emogen first. He says it’s best for his career to take the job, without any real consideration regarding Emogen. She’s finally comfortable in a job she likes and she isn’t in a rush
Uniquely Jenn Life & Books

From the start this book had my emotions going. I was instantly relating to the situation presented from the start of this book, having had moved all around with my husband. The idea that he would take a job that would move him without consulting me had me pissed as I read about Em and Ryan in this situation. So as I read this I became Em, I was shouting you go girl! and thinking who cares if you are irrational because he did a jerk move! I love when a book has me feeling what the character
Jaime Fiction Fangirls
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 Stars
Mine to Lose is a story of true love and what happens when life gets in the way. Ryan and Emogen thought they found their happy ever, but a series of decisions they each make starts to unwind their relationship.

This was sort of gut wrenching in the way that it was something that could happen in just about any relationship.

When Ryan accepts the job without consulting Emogen she starts to wonder how he could make such a huge decision without talking things over with her first. When she
Lisa Karafa
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Emotional Love Story

TK Rapp included me as part of the beta reading team for this book, I read this story in various stages and versions before the end product was published. Each time I read what was provided, I wanted to know, what was going to happen next.
Mine To Lose throws the reader right into the middle of a volatile argument between the main characters Em and Ryan. Ryan’s decision to take a year-long assignment for his job in another state has Em reeling with emotions and they immedia
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Rating: 5 stars

Words have surpassed me as I don't know how to even begin this review. My heart felt like a piece of meat that kept being returned to the chef to "fix" as it would be cooking at a steady pace and then got burned only to then be undercooked and returned back to the chef. My heart floated, ached, and was seared by Em and Ryan's story. Em and Ryan have been together for 3yrs. They met in college, him in grad school while she w
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book about true love. I'm not talking the fairytale romance where nothing goes wrong, she's the perfect woman and he's a perfect prince kind of romance. No, I'm talking a real life true love story.

Emogen and Ryan are engaged. Ryan accepts a job in another state, without consulting Emogen, and ends up moving without her.

There were times throughout this book where I wanted to slap Emogen. She came across as a whiny brat sometimes but then I put myself in her position. I guess if everyt
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The setting: Emogen is in the parking lot of her collage.Sitting in her car staring at a guy she has been watching,admiring thinking she doesn't have a fighting chance.
So what happens when you step out of your comfort zone and take a chance and follow your inner voice and go after your dreams? And what if you don't lesson to your inner voice and never take a chance on yourself?
Meet Ryan a young man going to collage keeping to himself who has just came out of a long relationship and wanting some
Pamela Ebeler
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mine to Lose is a story of Emogen (Em) and Ryan (Ry) who are happily engaged to be married. Things seem perfect to Em, until Ryan accepts a job relocation without discussing it with Emogen first. So a long distance relationship begins.

Things seem to be going well. Until secrets, half-truths, and jealousy take over and ends the relationship both Emogen and Ryan thought would always last.

Life continues to go on, although not as easily as Em would hope for. After receiving a phone call, Em rushes
"Mine to Lose" by T.K. Rapp is about Emogen and Ryan who met while attending college and immediately had that spark with each other. They knew they were each others forever love, and to prove that Em picked up and followed Ryan to Denver for his job even though she had a job offer in her hometown waiting for her. When Ryan accepts a transfer to California without consulting Em it jeopardizes their engagement. They both have to rethink whether they've mad the right decisions. To make matters wors ...more
Caryn Ferraro
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To me, Mine to Lose is one of those sleepers that you’re not really sure what to expect and then you start reading and……..just wow. Ryan and Em’s story will have you falling in love, break your heart, and make you cry, frustrate you, make you smile…..your emotions will most definitely be put to the test. I found myself holding my hand over my heart for fear it would beat out of my chest and tears welling up in my eyes more often than not………simply beautiful.
Overall, Mine to Lose is well written,
Mar 08, 2015 rated it liked it
4.5 stars. I enjoyed this story, but it starts out pretty angsty and I really wanted to drop-kick Emogen a few times. This couple, early in their relationship, faces a career hurdle that they don't handle very well. I felt like Em was irrational and their communication was poor. Things stabilize a bit, but more events come up. They're already dealing with a long-distance relationship, then there's the possibility of either character moving on as new characters are introduced. Em is faced with a ...more
Julie Post
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Long distance relationships....

EM and Ryan were engaged when he took a job in another state just a Em's career started taking off. Em was immature sometimes but Ryan.... wow not sure I like him. Her friends got on my nerves. Trey was pretty awesome. this story kept me reading and was emotional. I never really got invested in Em and Ryan's relationship because the story started right when they were separating so every scrappy thing Ryan did made me like him less. EMail did some pretty immature th
Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
A great story, one where two normal people try hard to work at their relationship and their future.
Emogen and Ryan are young and in love, but will that be enough?
Sometimes life gets in the way, but what's important is the way you deal with things.
Emorgen and Ryan are both immature at the beginning of the book and what I liked the most was that they both grew up and learned to deal with emotions. It took time and tears but they got there. I was proud of them by the end of the book.

Tracy Lundy-Munn
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mine to Lose is the first book in the Mine to Love series by T.K. Rapp. Great opening book in this series. The storyline was solid and well thought out. The characters were well developed and had great depth, emotion and chemistry. Can't wait to read the next book in this series and more by this author. ...more
Laurie Carrico
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I very rarely give a book 5 stars but I absolutely fell in love.. Em was so strong and up afraid to do what she needed to do and I fell in love with Ryan from the start, I was mad, I cried, laughed, surprised, I just loved it! Great love story, bravo T.K Rapp! I highly recommend it!
Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5-4 stars

I enjoyed this one, found all the main characters likable and was very happy and satisfied with the ending. For those of you who care....the steam factor here is non-existent lol. Overall a sweet love story.
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TK Rapp is an author living in Houston, Texas with her husband and two daughters.

Prior to writing, she spent over ten years as a photographer and photo editor, specializing in wedding album design. She left photography to pursue her dream of writing a story and it was in 2013, she self-published her first novel, Being There. It was a standalone story about long-lost friends finding each other. She

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