Mine To Have
By: Natasha Madison
Series: Southern Wedding
Book # in Series: 1 of 8
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
My Rating: 5 Stars
My Reading Format: kindleunlimited
From Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY bestselling author Natasha Madison comes a brand new stand-alone a small town, second chance romance.
Are you ready for The Southern Wedding Series?
Things are supposed to go smoothly on your wedding day.
I promised him I would be there for the best day of his life.
Not thinking I wouldn’t be the one standing next to him.
But here I was attending the love of my life’s wedding day.
I smiled when I saw him and pushed back the tears that wanted to come out.
This was his day and I was going to fulfill my promise.
It was supposed to be the best day of my life.
But the second I got up, things started to fall apart.
The kitchen just caught on fire.
Flowers were from a funeral.
My bride-to-be just had an allergic reaction leaving by ambulance.
Oh and my ex-girlfriend just walked into the church.
They say you have to see the signs when they are right in front of you.
Maybe she was just mine to have.
Warning, if you haven’t read Mine To Kiss and plan to read Mine To Have…. STOP…. What you’re doing and pick up the prequel first! Give it a read and then dive in to Mine To Have! You’re not going to want to miss the beginning of Harlow and Travis’ epic whirlwind romance.
Now this is the reason behind why I became a fan of Natasha Madison. I felt this novel focused less on name brands and clothing styles and more on character depth and emotions. This is the reason why I started reading Natasha Madison novels to begin with. Brutal honestly, the past few releases of hers have just been okay, in my opinion. I’m extremely happy with the start of her Southern Wedding Series! I can’t wait for more!
But today we are focusing on Harlow and Travis’ story.
Harlow gave her heart to her college sweetheart. Four years after a heartbreaking ending to an epic romance, Harlow still feels that void in her heart that Travis broke when everything came crashing down around them. The last thing Harlow ever expected was receiving an invitation to Travis’ wedding. She promised him all those years ago, she would show up for the biggest day of his life. And what’s bigger than a wedding…. Her friends and family are against her going, but with the support of her best friend, she finds herself replying and sending the rsvp back.
Travis broke his own heart four years ago when he chose her happiness over his own. He could have done the selfish thing and asked her to stay with him in the city. But knowing how important family is to Harlow, he did what he thought was the right thing at the time and walked away from the love of his life. Now, he finds himself staring down the barrel of a loaded gun known as his wedding day. And let me tell you all, everything that could very well go wrong on a wedding day, has went wrong! Including his bride making a confession of her very own….
And that’s where I’m going to end this portion of the review. All I’ll say from here on out is Natasha Madison brought the emotion! One minute I’m laughing so hard I can’t breathe and then the very next I’m feeling my heart start to shatter… She definitely brought her all to Harlow and Travis’ story!
Throughout this novel and with every page turned, I felt my heart cracking more and more for Harlow and her situation. This is a woman who deserves the ultimate happily ever after. So many feels where this character is concerned! I loved the old school Natasha Madison vibes!! As for Travis, I loved this character’s personality and the fact that he brought so many swoony and sweet moments to this book. My heart was invested. I also loved the slight boy next door approach!
I loved Mine To Have! However, there was a huge reasoning behind why I dropped a star on my rating and only gave this one a four star and that reasoning is the lack of communication conflict Harlow and Travis went through…. This could have all been fixed with one simple conversation! UGH! The fact that Travis decided things on his own…. Without any input from Harlow really pissed me off. It’s her life too! Does she not have a say in where she wants to work? Does she not have a say in how she wants to live her life or who she wants to live her life with? If he were to have just sat her down and explained his fears to her, they could have hashed this out and made a decision together…. Men!!! UGH!
Overall, I loved Travis and Harlow’s story… aside from that lack of communication moment. Honestly, I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of this series. I have a feeling and a hope that each book is going to be even better than the last! I can’t wait!
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Peace Love and Happy Reading,