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Mine To Keep

(Love By Design #7)

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Remington Kennedy was out of bless your hearts to give. She moved North for a chance at something better. Her compass to success was getting an education and getting out of tornado alley. A failed scholarship led her to tending bar. A lie drove her into the arms of the town football star filled with hopes and dreams. A year later, she found herself with a baby on the way, ...more
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Published September 29th 2020
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Terry Miller
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
M.C. Cerny has brought us another book to love! We have been given Mine to Keep. Remington Kennedy is just barely scraping by in life. Shes very pregnant by her one and only boyfriend - with that term being used very loosely. She considers herself lucky that shes got a job at ##### and an apartment upstairs. Shes only has herself to take care of the soon to arrive baby.After all, baby daddy, who is now a pro football player, couldnt run fast enough when she told him about her pregnancy. Hes off ...more
Trish
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book seven in the Love by Design series. I'd have to say this is my favorite book in the series so far. It's hot, sweet and entertaining. You can't help but love Evan and Remi is a sweet. You can't help but want to see them both happy.

Evan had a thing for Remi since he first laid eyes on her but she's off limits because Evan doesn't do permanent relationships. Remi is a forever kind of girl and she's pregnant. Remi wants Evan but doesn't think he'll want her since she's pregnant with
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Nicole
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book very much. I think it is my favorite so far in this series. Both Remington Kennedy and Evan Rooney have had major issues with their families. Remi with a neglectful mother, Evan with a judgmental and abusive father. .Remi left home for a fresh start and to attend the college in town. They both think they do not deserve a happily ever after. Remi thinks her past mistake with the towns college football star has forever put her out of Evan's league. Evan has never wanted a ...more
Susan
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book brings us Remington (Remi) and Evan. Evan is a police officer and a known "ladies man." Remi is a young, pregnant girl working at a Pub, trying to save up enough money before her baby is born. Evan has had his eye on Remi for some time, but doesn't know her back story, so he worships her from afar. Remi had a one night "get together" with her high school crush Ryder, who was an amazing football player and only wanted Remi to have sex with him. He wanted nothing to do with her when she ...more
Kristen Lewendon
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a very sweet, slow-burn romance. I kind of feel like Ive been waiting for Evans story for forever. When we first met him, I cant say I was expecting Remi to be the answer to his happy ever after, but now that Ive see them together, it makes sense. Neither one believes in true or lasting love, yet theres a feeling of love-at-first-sight going on with them. Theyre also both dealing with a bunch of unresolved family drama. This is one place I would have loved to have a bit more context. We ...more
Tara Peters
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another book in the Love by Design series to adore. Evan and Remington have the chemistry and friendship to make a relationship work, if only they could admit it to themselves, as well as each other.
Evan has always been attracted to Remi, but his friends have always warned him to stay away. Living a single life of hook-ups and never anything serious, Evan believes he is doing the right thing by staying away. When he pulls Remi over for speeding and realizes she is in labor, his life begins to
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lf
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
She is in a pickle and he is ready to pull her out of the brine and keep her

Mine To Keep is the seventh book in the Love By Design series and it is another wonderfully written and entertaining story. It is about Remington "Remi" Kennedy and Evan Rooney. These two just put a huge smile on your face and make you get out your pom-poms to cheer them on they just make such a fantastic couple. But as with every romance not everything is easy and smooth sailing for them. But with a little love, a lot
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Marion
Oct 01, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a cute story that will tug on your heart strings. Remington is a young girl working in a bar trying to save up money for her upcoming surprise. Instead of going to school as she dreamed, she is becoming a single mom. She sees Evan at the bar and even though she is interested in him she keeps to herself. The last time she got interested in someone she ended up along and pregnant. She puts his kindness down to him being a police officer, he has to be nice to everyone. Both Remington and ...more
Sanders0314
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I choose 3.5 stars because some of the book felt disjointed to me. I found myself skipping quickly through the pages and almost giving up on the book, that is, until Remi goes into labor. OMG! What an emotional ride we take from there. Going through that ordeal with Remi and especially through Evan's perspective was gut wrenching. Watching Remi trying to be strong and practical as she faces the world with her infant son and watching Evan struggle to give her the space she needs is
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Nicole Smith
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
I really enjoyed this one. I could hardly put it down. I loved Evan and Remi. One thing I kept saying while reading this book was I wish I could find a Evan for myself. That man is prime book boyfriend material. My heart goes out to Remi. Life has thrown her some curve balls to knock her down, but she has the gumption to keep getting back up. It made my heart happy that Evan is in her corner. The moment Remi and Evan bond when Ethan enters the world if one of the most beautiful parts of
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Judy Gittleson Hendrickson
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Evan is a local police officer and Remi has arrived in town to get away from her family and start college. She hooks up with a college football player and when she gets pregnant, he leaves her for the big time, not wanting anything to do with her now. Evan crosses her path often while she tends bar. Characters are strong willed and determined. New friends are supportive and lighten things up. The two main characters must deal with their family history and learn to open up to new possibilities. ...more
Tc
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 7th book in the Love by Design series. It goes without saying that it is a very emotional read.
This is Evan and Remi's story. All you wish for is for them to be happy.
Evan has wanted Remi ever since he first laid eyes on her, the only problem with that is he doesn't want a permanent relationships.
Remi is pregnant when she told the father he told her to get rid of it, his career was more important. Remi is now going to have this baby by herself.
She wants Evan but doesn't think he'll
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Shanna D
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mine to Keep by M.C. Cerny. This is part of the Love by Design series but can be read as a standalone. I loved this story and how Remi and Evan have this whirlwind yet slow burn relationship going that kept me wondering- now? No. Okay how about now? Nomaybe. OH definitely NOW! Oh Yeah!!! Thats it. Their chemistry is unmistakable and the banter between the two was great. I love how easy it was to read this book and enjoy it. I enjoyed the authors attention to detail, and she did a great job ...more
Vickie
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Leaving an unhappy childhood behind, Evan plans to stay a confirmed bachelor. Until he meets the red head working at Eastons bar. She makes hi.feel things he has never felt before. Remi has her own issues from her childhood that she is working to get past. When she finds out she is pregnant with a football player who.is the biggest player off the field, her life turns even more upside down. Why would Evan ever want anyone as messed up as her when he could have anyone he wanted? You will fall in ...more
Becky
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed this as an ARC
I've loved each book in this amazing series but Remi and Evan took the blue ribbon. I am as proud of the woman Remi is as if she were my own. Her strength and resilience melted me. Evan is my new book boyfriend. I fell for him when he stuck by Remi even after she gave birth. There were moments I laughed, moments of tears, and moments when I cheered Evan's caveman tendencies. The romance and feelings that blossom between these two as well as their
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Magali
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Relation in small steps.
It's a very well written, simple romance with Evan and Remi, two characters, who think that because she is pregnant by another man who abandoned her, either he does not deserve her because of his past with women, or she thinks she does not deserve him and they should avoid each other. However, fate forces their hand and they must allow themselves to discover each other. It's mostly tender because of their relationship slowly rising, then quite hot.
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J
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story was a little long and had a lot of thought instead of actual verbal interaction between Remi and Evan, but it needed to be this way to show how a perpetual bachelor goes from one extreme to the other. The author also did a good job portraying Remi as a smart and strong (and sometimes vulnerable) person who got caught in a bad situation and made the best of it. I loved how the two of them came together, and I also loved the return of their friends and their sometimes wacky characters.

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Tracie Rogers
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Remi is a single pregnant girl working and living at Eastons pub. One night everything in her life is about to change as she goes into labor and tries to drive to the hospital. Evan works for the police department and has had a thing for Remi ever since he laid eyes on her. The night she goes into labor will change his player ways for ever. This book is so good. Two hearts learning to trust and love each other and a little baby.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am
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Cheryl
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Remi and Evans story is a terrific addition to this series. This cop and single mom dance around their feelings for years. Shaped by their less than perfect childhoods, he is the good cop, but permanent player and she is an uncertain, but ferociously independent barmaid/ student. Brought together in an emergency, their relationship finally moves forward. This story is full of love, laughter and angst and is a must read!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving
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Sheila
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book with "single to be mom" Remi and local "playboy cop" Evan. She has struggled all her life with no one to count on and now that she is pregnant by the local football star she is on her own with a baby on the way. Evan is a rebellious preachers son and playboy who never wanted to settle down or have a serious relationship but one look at Remi and she stirs something in him that he has never felt before. Theirs is a great story with even better characters and I could not put it ...more
blueyed_cntry_girl
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was such a sweet story. Remi and Evan were relatable characters with baggage. Because of Evans parents marriage he swore off marriage. Remi comes with an instant family as she is very pregnant. They both secretly have a crush on the other but choose not to say anything for different reasons. Will Remi be able to open her heart once again and trust ? Will Evan be able to stop being a player and settle down ? What about Remis baby daddy, will he interfere ?

I received a free copy of this book
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Melinda
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
With laugh out loud moments and swoon-worthy guys, Love by Design is a fun, sexy, and addictive series that you won't be able to put down and will never want to end either. This book totally all of the above and more. This book made me smile and laugh. The characters were well developed and perfect for the story pull you in. It was a great story all the way to the end! Plenty of drama mixed in with some sexy times. Looking forward to seeing what comes next in this series! Happy reading ...more
Melinda Swaine
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
With laugh out loud moments and swoon-worthy guys, Love by Design is a fun, sexy, and addictive series that you won't be able to put down and will never want to end either. This book totally all of the above and more. This book made me smile and laugh. The characters were well developed and perfect for the story pull you in. It was a great story all the way to the end! Plenty of drama mixed in with some sexy times. Looking forward to seeing what comes next in this series! Happy reading ...more
SEng
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the story of Remi and Evan. He is the local constable, the son of a preacher and he doesn't do commitment. He does like Remi as she is sweet and kind but very pregnant. Remi likes Evan but being pregnant makes her stay away from him. So what happens when she goes into labor and Evan is the one that helps her? Will this bring them closer or will Evan run the other way? I enjoyed this romance. I received an arc of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Liz Aguirre
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Evan is a cop but life didn't prepare him for Remi. Remi being her sweet innocent self finds herself falling in love. How can she be falling in love when she is carrying another mans baby? Drama ensues with said baby daddy but friends also get involved in the drama. I love how close knit the group of friends are. What makes it so good is a man stepping up to care for Remi the way Evan does is amazing.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Remington "Remi" Kennedy is trying to get by while pregnant. She only has eyes for one man Evan Rooney. He makes her feel things long forgotten about. Officer Rooney is on duty when he discovers that Remi's in labor. Evan jumps into action helping Remi without a thought for himself. Evan wants more in this life which includes Remi and her baby. Remi never dreamed Evan could be here. Can Remi realize she has a future with Evan? Can Evan convince Remi she's worth it? Find out in Mine To Keep.
Kristi
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A sweet romance that's heartwarming, enjoyable, and fun to read. Remington and Evan are wonderful characters who each have their own drama in their own lives to deal with but the two of them together is a fantastic story. A romance filled with growth, love and some humor added in. The story is well written and holds your attention from beginning to end.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Deb O
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This is a book that I enjoyed reading and couldn't put down. It's Evan and Remi's fast paced sweet and sexy romance story that I loved. They have a great chemistry but had a lot of ups and downs to work through to get to their happy ever after. It was a wonderful, well developed and interesting story and I can't wait to read more.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Kathleen
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Remington thought she had found her place. Good job, friends and school. Then she had one misstep and everything changed.
Evan was the town officer and man****. Until he met Remi and helped when she went into labor.
Sometimes we get what we need when we least expect it.
Evan never pictured he would settle down. Remi never thought she'd find a family or someone to love her.
This was a sweet story. It is a stand alone.
This is an honest voluntary review
Jeanne Richardson
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've read a lot of books written by M.C. Cerny; she has done a great job at writing another good book; she is one of my favorite authors. I cant wait to read more of books her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the chemistry between the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and Im voluntarily leaving a review.
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M.C. Cerny is a USA Today Bestselling author of fresh sexy books. She experienced her first real ugly cry reading, Where The Red Fern Grows, and never looked back. She lives with a menagerie of human and feline fur-babies in rural NJ. When M.C. is not writing, youll find her lurking in Starbucks, running stupid marathons, and eating all the tacos while plotting her next book. ...more

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