Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Book Review & Giveaway - Meant to Be Mine by Lisa Marie Perry


About Lisa Marie Perry
 

Lisa Marie Perry encounters difficult fictional men and women on a daily basis. She writes sizzling, deep fiction featuring flawed heroes brought to their knees by the love of complicated women. She has received high praise from USA Today and has been nominated for an RT Book Reviews literary award. She lives in America's heartland, drives a truck, enjoys indie rock, collects Medieval literature, watches too many comedies, has a not-so-secret love for lace and adores rugged men with a little bit of nerd.

For laughs, randomness and occasional inappropriateness, visit LMP at www.perrytalebooks.com.
 
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 Meant to Be Mine Synopsis

Loving him was hard. Wanting him was so damn easy . . .

Sofia Mercer may have been sick as a teen, but she’s no delicate flower. And she’s proven it by making it on her own and starting a new life away from the town that turned against her, away from the boy who broke her already fragile heart. But when her aunt Luz dies unexpectedly, leaving Sofia with a mountain of regrets and the keys to a quirky boutique, Sofia has no choice but to return to Cape Cod. Only, this new life in her old town comes with complications.

Burke Wolf was Sofia’s first love—a relationship that burned bright and went up in flames. Seeing him again, Sofia can’t help but get caught up in that all-too-familiar tornado of passion and pain. He’s battled his own demons—that much is clear. But Sofia can’t afford to be careless with her heart . . . and loving Burke again might just break it completely.
Buy Links

https://www.amazon.com/Meant-Be-Mine-Guilty-Pleasures-ebook/dp/B01CDDAF3I?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Meant-Be-Mine-Guilty-Pleasures-ebook/dp/B01FRASIWY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1472581675&sr=1-1&keywords=meant+to+be+mine
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/meant-to-be-mine-lisa-marie-perry/1123120324?ean=9781455594368
http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Meant-Be-Mine/Lisa-Marie-Perry/9781455594351?id=6465763530103
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/meant-to-be-mine/id1088915456?mt=11
http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781455594351
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/meant-to-be-mine
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https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Lisa_Marie_Perry_Meant_to_Be_Mine?id=xz2nCwAAQBAJ&hl=en

Review by Suze

Sofia wanted to make her own life, which is exactly what she’s done in New York. She was a sick teenager and even though her health is still fragile she wants to experience every good thing that comes her way. When a sad situation, the death of her great-aunt Luz, brings her back to her childhood hometown Eaves she isn’t planning to stay. Her great-aunt had other plans though and made Sofia the sole beneficiary of her will. Sofia now has a sex shop, an apartment, a dog and several solid investments. She leaves her best friend Joss behind in New York and starts over.

Being in Eaves means that Sofia runs into Burke, the guy she used to love with all her heart. There’s still something between them, but Burke doesn’t want to commit to anyone. He’s a changed man and he worked hard to get where he is now. Sofia is still the same special girl he used to love, but that doesn’t mean he will jeopardize his future for her. Burke doesn’t handle feelings very well and he keeps pulling back. He once was Sofia’s whole world, is it wise for her to let him in again while he can easily shatter her fragile heart?

Meant to Be Mine is a fantastic story about love, loss, acceptance and dreams. I immediately loved this book because of Lisa Marie Perry’s fabulous tone of voice. Her writing is honest and sometimes a little crude, which suits the story really well. Sofia’s great-aunt Luz was quite a character and it seems like Sofia is cut from the same cloth. They are strong and independent women and they fight for what they believe in. I loved that spirit and passion and Lisa Marie Perry uses it as a solid basis for a great story. The sex shop is the perfect setting for women who know what they want, it’s a fun place that I loved reading about.

There’s so much tension between Sofia and Burke that it’s always almost too much, which makes their relationship incredibly intriguing. Their interaction is never predictable and Lisa Marie Perry managed to surprise me plenty of times. Her descriptions of their connection are vivid and I could easily picture them together in both the past and the present. It’s obvious they have a magical bond, but it’s one that isn’t easy, which makes fascinating reading. I couldn’t put the book down because of this and read it in one sitting.

Lisa Marie Perry writes about serious topics with respect. She doesn’t sugarcoat things and I liked that truthfulness. Life isn’t easy and she doesn’t spare her main characters. They’ve been through a lot in the past and their futures aren’t filled with happiness alone. I loved that she uses the depth she creates with this direct approach to make the story even more romantic. I think Meant to Be Mine is a brilliant love story and I highly recommend this beautiful novel.
Giveaway
Enter this giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of Meant to Be Mine. Good luck!
 


27 comments:

  1. this looks and sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Oh sounds so good! I love reading romances when they go back home years later...and rekindle a past romance! I cannot wait to read and see what happens between Burke and Sofia!

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  3. Oh, a second chance romance! I LOVE those! Thanks for telling me about a new author.

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  4. I love romance books! Thank you for introducing us a new book!

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  5. Great post and seeing the cover I know my sister would enjoy the read. Looks romantic and her type of books.

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  6. I got this book :)
    Thank you for the lovely review Suze :)

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  7. Sounds great. Thanks for the chance x

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  8. 'Meant To Be Mine' sounds like a good read. Thanks for the giveaway and review. Love the cover too.

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  9. Meant to be mine sounds great ♡ thank you

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  10. Meant to be mine sounds great ♡ thank you

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  11. I liked that there was a synopsis and review of the book. I like to read reviews that don't tell whats in the story and ruin it for a reader. I appreciated knowing the characters names and the style of writing along with the general theme of the book. :)

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  12. I liked that there was a synopsis and review of the book. I like to read reviews that don't tell whats in the story and ruin it for a reader. I appreciated knowing the characters names and the style of writing along with the general theme of the book. :)

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  13. I think this is a great post the story looks promising, I love stories based on real love

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  14. Ohh, I have never read a book that takes some parts of a story in a sex shop. Sounds fun tbh!
    This book interests me, and your review makes me read it even more. I hope I'll get a chance to read it at some point. :)

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  15. Sounds great for the mother-in-law.

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  16. Another great post, you need to stop tempting me with all these great books!

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  17. Sounds like an engrossing holiday read!

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  18. Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

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  19. Thanks for the introduction to this author.

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