Friday, January 17, 2014

Mine to Lose Review

What happens when the fairy tale ends before it even begins?

Three years, two graduations, an engagement and a move to another state later, Emogen and Ryan are more in love than ever. He’s the one man she never expected to have and the only man she’s determined to keep. He’s her forever, and there’s nothing she wouldn’t do for him.

Almost, that is.

Ryan announces that he’s accepted a job offer that requires yet another move. Angry he didn’t discuss his decision with her first, Emogen refuses to pack up and follow. She has a career, too, and she’s not ready to give it up.

Although determined to make the long distance thing work, their lives and careers begin to take a toll on the relationship, leaving them to wonder if they’re doing the right thing.

Sometimes love isn’t enough.

When you lose the one thing you are certain of, will you fight to get it back? Or will you let it go?

I rated Mine to Lose with FIVE LEAVES! I absolutely loved this book. T.K Rapp's writing has me invested in the characters from the very beginning.
Emogen and Ryan met years ago in college. They fell madly in love with each other. Now, Emogen has packed up her life and moved with Ryan for his career. At the beginning of the story, we find out that Ryan has to make another move for his career. Emogen has had enough and she is staying put to keep her wonderful job at a event planning company. This is where we find out what true love really is. Emogen and Ryan have to deal with the tough issues that come with a long distance relationship. Add in a good looking client that Emogen has to deal with on a daily basis and you have a pretty interesting story.
Trey, as he likes to be called is Emogen's client. He is the owner of his own company and is using Emogen's company to plan a dinner party. With his charm and good looks, he tries to sweep Em off her feet, even though he knows that she is a taken woman.
When I was about halfway through the book, I thought I had the ending pegged. Being such a good author, Rapp kept me on my toes and gave me a few surprises that I wasn't expecting. All in all, this book is going down as one of my favorites. I connect so much with the main character, that I feel like I am reading a story that could have been mine. Go out and read this book! You won't be disappointed. :)

T.K. Rapp is a Texas girl born and raised. She earned a B.A. in Journalism from Texas A&M and it was there that she met the love of her life. He had a contract with the U.S. Navy that would take them across both coasts, and ultimately land them back home in Texas.

Upon finally settling in Texas, T.K. worked as a graphic designer and photographer for the family business that her mom started years earlier. She was able to infuse her creativity and passion, into something she enjoyed, but something was still missing. There was a voice in the back of her head that told her to write, so write, she did. And, somewhere on an external hard drive, are several stories she started and never finished.
Now at home, raising her two daughters, T.K. has more time to do the things she loves, which includes photography and writing. When she’s not doing one of those, she can be found with her family, which keeps her busy. She enjoys watching her kids in their various sporting activities (i.e. doing the soccer mom thing), having Sunday breakfast at her parent’s house, singing out loud and out of key or dancing like a fool. She loves raunchy humor, gossip blogs and a good book.

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