Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade

Meant to Be Mine

Fluff. Lovely, lovely romantic Christian fluff. That’s how I’d describe this book. And no, that’s not a bad thing. It was wonderful.

Meant to Be Mine was my second Becky Wade book, and I enjoyed it as much—if not more—than My Stubborn Heart.

It didn’t take long to get through and it was a happy, make-you-mushy story. But that doesn’t mean the characters don’t drive you crazy with their quirks and issues. Celia and Ty were almost too realistic in their flaws and stubbornness. I kind of just really wanted to knock their heads together so they’d see what was so painfully obvious to anyone with a brain. I suppose that’s what made the ending so satisfying. I thought I knew how it would end, and I was close, but I was surprised at one little twist Wade threw in at the end.

I was a bit surprised at the amount of sexual tension present in such a squeaky clean book. I don’t mean it had inappropriate sexual content. I just mean that the author didn’t ignore the role of physical attraction in romantic relationships. Addressing that physical attraction seems to be a growing trend in Christian fiction—contemporary or historical. It certainly makes the characters more relatable (and probably more appealing to the general market), but sometimes I think it can get in the way of the rest of the story. That said, I think Wade did a good job finding a balance.

A few pages in, I was a little nervous about where the story was going to go considering it starts with a Vegas wedding and two people who have spent less than a week together. But it turned out to be a great story about forgiveness and God’s redemption of past mistakes.

If you’re looking for a light, fun read, pick up a Becky Wade book. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by the publisher or author.