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This Love of Mine

(Mirror Lake #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  1,926 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Bridal shop owner Meg Halloran spends her days making other women’s wedding dreams come true—and her nights dreaming of her childhood crush, hometown heartthrob Dr. Benjamin Rushford. After a lifetime of wearing her heart on her sleeve, she’s done waiting. Meg’s ready to find love, with or without him. Moving on feels right—until Ben pops an unexpected question.

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Paperback, 254 pages
Published October 6th 2015 by Montlake Romance
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Oct 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Romance, NetGalley
3 When Two Rights Finally Make a Right Stars * * *
This is a story which has humor, heart and two people who needed to find a way to each other for good.

The idea of best friends' sisters being off limits is a strong theme in romance...take that and then add a serious event which happens during the teen years and you have the makings of a man riddled with feelings he just can't come to grips with. Theses two star crossed lovers have been harboring feelings for years and now when the woman decides
ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Amazon Publishing in exchange for a honest review.

This was a cute, heartwarming story sprinkled with humour that hit at unexpected times. Meg has had a crush on Ben for as long as she can remember. Throw in a pretend romance and this was a perfect recipe for a fun love story.

I enjoyed Ben’s playful attitude. I also enjoyed how his jealousy manifested when he encountered Meg on a date with a vet.

“Excuse me, Dr. Hanson," someone said.

Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it

**I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Ben and Meg have known each other most of their lives. They each had feelings for each other as teenagers (and even shared a kiss), until tragedy struck. Patrick, Meg's older brother and Ben's best friend, died in an swimming accident. Ben has lived with the guilt of not being able to save his best friend for 10 years and
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019
This was so much better than the first book and felt like the Miranda I normally love. But right now, all I can think about is getting to the next one!
Sandra Owens
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Romantic comedy at its best!

Dr. Ben Rushford desperately needs a date for a dinner where he is competing with two other doctors for a position in the ER department of Mirror Lake hospital. When he crosses paths with the sister of his best friend he realizes she would be perfect for the role of his girlfriend.

Bridal consultant Meg Halloran adamantly disagrees. She’s had a crush on Ben since she was a teenager, and being anywhere near the man who has never thought of her as more than her brother’s
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Novel received courtesy of giveaway

"This Love of Mine" is part of the "Mirror Lake" series by Miranda Liasson. This was a novel that followed the formula of two adults who had loved each other since childhood, reconnecting and finding a way to happily ever after. Meg and Ben had grown up together. He was her brother's best friend. But after her brother's death as a teenager, Ben became illusive and moved away to become a doctor. Meg has grown up and owns a bridal shop in Mirror
Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thank you NetGalley and Amazon Publishing for the copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
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This was an enjoyable story...I love stories where the girl has a crush on her older brother's friend. This one was a bit sadder than most, though, because Meg's older brother, Patrick, died when he was 18 in a senseless diving accident. Ben (the story's hero--whom I loved!), blames himself because he wasn't there and felt he could have stopped him. He's lived with this guilt for ten years and has therefore pushed Meg away and won't let himself have feelings for her (or at least won't do ...more
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This is book two in the Mirror Lake series by Miranda Liasson. Although this is book two, it certainly can stand on its own.

Meg is a devoted bridal shop owner who has had a crush on her brothers best friend for a long time. The problem is, her brother died in a tragic accident and Ben has always felt he was responsible for not being able to save him. This is a wonderfully developed story with dynamic characters. It is a beautifully written story of second chances. There was the commonly used
I accidentally read the spin-off (Spikonos Brothers) first, but I liked the secondary enough to read their stories too. The chemistry between Ben and Meg is fabulous. I adored the small town antics and the feel good vibes of the storyline. It is a quality, light-hearted romance.

Learning Spike's identity has made me even more excited to read the final installment of the series.
Jordan Bates
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This Love of Mine by Miranda Liasson
Purchased: Kindle - $4.99 [Received ARC from Net Galley in exchange for honest review]
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars


What's it all about:
Meg and Ben have known each other almost their whole lives, but after Patrick’s, Meg’s brother, accident neither of them seem to be the same. Meg has grown away from ben and the time they used to spend, and Ben has kept blaming himself for ten years. Meg has always had a thing for Ben, but the only one who doesn’t seem to
Nancy Stopper
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I think the sign of a good book is when you feel like you're missing something when you've put it down to do something else. I was mid-way through this book, working on some other things, and I just felt like the characters were doing something and I was missing it because I wasn't reading. This is the second book in the Mirror Lake series and in it, we see Meg and Ben's struggle to find love with each other. Both had been affected by the death of Meg's brother Patrick's death, Ben being his ...more
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Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I didn’t read This Thing Called Love, the first of the Mirror Lake books, but I don’t think it made that much of a difference because with This Love of Mine we focus on Ben and Meg and their pretend relationship. Of course, like any good romance, it doesn’t stay pretend for very long and Liasson makes sure that it is a lot of fun getting to their HEA.

My heart goes out to these two for a lot of reasons. The opening with the elevator, and all of the humorous embarrassment that goes with it, sets
Apr 28, 2015 rated it liked it
When I read the description for This Love of Mine, I knew instantly that it will be a good one. I am a sucker for small town romances, especially series of which follow different family members/friends and their quest of discovering love.

Meg Halloran is an independent, tell it how it is kind of women. And Benjamin Rushford is a big hot shot, always gets what he wants kind of man. While she is busy running her own bridal store and he aiming to get a promotion as an ER doctor, fate throws them
Carlene Inspired
Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

I love second chance books and this is a good one. It's not the usual love lost, love found kind of second chance. It's a second chance at loving one's self and loving another after finally facing a past that held you back. The story of loving your siblings friend is common, but this one has a twist, a heartbreaking twist. Meg and Ben have an adorable romance, a little more snarky than smutty. I
Tracy- OMGReads
ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

This Love of Mine by Miranda Liasson is the second in a series, but can be read as a standalone. I read this not having read any of the authors previous work.

Meg and Ben have known each other pretty much their entire lives. Ben and Patrick, Meg's late brother, were best of friends until Patrick's tragic, untimely death. They live in the small town of Mirror Lake and very involved with their community. Ben is trying to get a job as a
Lynn Brooks
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A sweet love story that makes you believe that true love never dies!

Megan Halloran is an overworked owner of a a bridal shop whose business partner is out on bed rest with twins. Meg is trying to pick up the slack, as well as win a loan to renovate and expand their shop, while still taking care of errands and housework for her ailing mother.

Benjamin Rushford is back in town vying for an ER Residency position at the hospital. His Grandfather was the town doctor, and Ben wants to keep his memory
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was unable to put this book down. I tried, I really did. I had other things I needed to go and get done, but I couldn't leave this book and these characters.
This is the second book in the Mirror Lake series and we see Meg and Ben trying to find love with one a another.

The death of Meg's brother, Patrick, effected both of them greatly. With Patrick being Meg's brother and Ben's best friend. With both Meg and Ben having to overcome a major obstacle in their lives, they find the comfort and
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
I just love this series and the Mirror Lake Family. Olivia and Brad (book 1) and now in Book 2 we get Meg and Ben- I KNOW I can expect to see Sam and Spike in Book 3 PLEASE!!

Meg is the bridal shop owner making dreams come true for the in love, romantic brides. However, she has not been as lucky in love as she had carried a lifelong crush on childhood friend, brother's best friend, Ben Rushford, now Dr. Rushford, resident hunk.

When Ben seeks out the job in the ER department in Mirror Lake, he
Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a quick cute read. Meg is a bridal shop owner and she has always been in love with her brothers best friend Ben. She knows nothing will ever happen between them and now it's time to move on to a real relationship. Now that has been decided she runs into Ben again years later and he needs a favor.

Ben had a thing for Meg, his best friends little sister but after his death he did everything he could to stay away from her. Now he is back home and up for the job in the ER except the head of
Tamra Baumann
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This Love of Mine by Miranda Liasson is a heartwarming, fun read. Meg’s bridal boutique keeps her busy dressing happy brides to be, but her own happily ever after seems forever just out of her reach. She’s tired of waiting for Ben to wake up and see how perfect she is for him, so she decides to take her future into her own hands. Just as her plan to find the prefect man forms in her head, Ben re-appears asking a favor, and her traitorous heart caves. But this time she’d stay strong, do him one ...more
Bette Hansen
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!! This is a fun small town romance with excellent writing, great pace, and characters that warm your heart. It's the second in a series but easily read standalone. I do recommend you read the first though - great book.

Ben Rushford has worked hard his whole life. He's attained his goal of becoming a doctor, now he's ready to come home and work in the local ER. He finds himself in a competition for the job, the only thing he's lacking is a committed relationship. When he comes up with a
Katie Battaglia
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thank you Netgalley for the copy in exchange for my honest review!

This Love Of Mine follows the story of Meg and Ben. Meg owns her own bridal shop and has always had a crush on Ben. Ben is a doctor trying to land a big job in his hometown but feels he needs to have a girlfriend to impress them. When Ben asks Meg to be his date and impress the higher ups, she agrees. But Ben isn't ready for his long suppressed feeling for Meg to resurface and faking a relationships proves to be difficult for
Miranda Liasson
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I really enjoyed writing the heroine of This Love of Mine, Meg Halloran. She's hardworking and vulnerable, and like so many of us, she's let her many responsibilities take over her life. Meg knows her longterm crush on Dr. Ben Rushford is going nowhere and she decides it's time for a change. But fate has other ideas, and she finds herself playing his pretend girlfriend for one night to help him land the job of his dreams. Meg is way, way out of her comfort zone, but as their one-night scheme ...more
Shelly Alexander
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Miranda Liasson's second novel in her Mirror Lake series, is displays a depth of emotion from laughing to crying. Chemistry swirls between the two main characters from the moment they step onto the page together, and you can't stop turning the pages because of wanting to see them finally get together. The dance scene had me not only laughing out loud, but loving the sexual tension that it plunged the couple into. I could literally see the hero's mind spinning with wonder and a curiosity that he ...more
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute, fun and a little sexy - Ben and Meg's story made me smile, sigh, laugh and even brought a tear to my eye. What starts out as a favor between old childhood friends turns into a once in a lifetime love. However, a tragic event in their past makes it hard for Ben to want a relationship, even though he is in love with Meg. Luckily, he figures out what is really important in life. Their relationship is full funny moments that make this a light read. Can be read as a standalone.

I received an ARC
Isha Coleman
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This Love of Mine was an endearing story about attractive characters. Miranda Liasson's creation is about not taking anything in life for granted. Especially relationships. The people counted on the most may not always be there. This Love of Mine conveyed that point by examining the love story of Ben and Meg. With likable characters and plenty of feeling Ms. Liasson composed a sweet story of neglect, frustration, heartbreak and love. I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest ...more
Delene Yochum
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Mirror Lake Lake series I've read. A sweet romance with the pretend perfect girlfriend. Meg has had a childhood crush and still attracted to Ben forever. Ben needs a girlfriend to show stability to get a job in the ER. Meg is tired of waiting for Ben to notice her. I love a book when two people find that great love and not even looking for it. Perfect grab a blanket, cozy up and read love story!

I received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review
Alan Grimm
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So much fun!

I was so excited for this to be released after reading the first book in the series. I love how Miranda has so much depth to her characters and how you get to discover their secrets and insecurities throughout the story. After the first book I thought this would just be an unrequited love, but it was so good and there were a lot more layers to it. I thought there would be. If you are looking for something fun and interesting read this book!
Rom-com, quick and cute read, with some depth and heart. Ending was tied up in a nice and beautiful bow. There are some issues dealt by the characters, but was resolved nicely in the end.

lovely story, romantic, not too sexy (no sexy details, just implied).

Read in 2 days, while on a trip to San Francisco.

ARC requested through Netgalley
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Miranda Liasson is an Amazon bestselling author whose heartwarming and humorous small–town romances have won accolades such as the National Readers' Choice Award and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and have been Harlequin Junkie and Night Owl Reviews Top Picks.

She lives in the Midwest with her husband and three kids in a charming old neighborhood which is the inspiration for many of the

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