Ty and Celia have known each other for years as they went to school together, and then when they meet up again a few years later and after a few days wild romance they marry in a Vegas chapel. However, after a change of heart in the morning, they have no contact for 5 years. Celia cannot let go so easily though as nine months after their wedding night she gives birth to a baby girl. Throughout these five years apart, Ty is very successful with pursuing his rodeo dream; yet Celia's dream is put on hold as she is caring for her daughter. However, Ty cannot forget Celia and searches for her which completely turns his world upside down when he discovers that he has a daughter. As Ty comes to terms with this, Celia must come to terms with her feelings and how her life is going to change, especially being taken care of when she is very independent and used to doing things herself.
I absolutely fell in love with this book and all of the characters (well except for Tawny!). I loved the first book in the series and thought that would be hard to beat, but this one is just as good! Ty and Celia were wonderful main characters, they were faced with challenged, they grew and developed as characters and were just wonderful to spend time with. I loved how the Porter family pitches in to help, and how accepting they are to Celia and Addie and Uncle Danny's antics. Celia is forced to give up some control, face her fears and give her trust not only to an "imperfect" human, but to God as well. I am looking forward to the third book in this series and cannot wait to revisit this family! "Meant to Be Mine" is in the top 5 of my favorite books, highly recommend this, but also encourage you to read book 1 in the series first!