Book Review, Romance Review

Review: Mine To Hold by Natasha Madison

Are you ready for The Southern Wedding Series?
Things are supposed to go smoothly on your wedding day.
Aren’t they?

I got a love letter the night before I was supposed to marry the love of my life.
Except the letter wasn’t for me.
My future husband had written it to someone else.

Weston (Ace)
Standing at the altar to watch my best friend get married was an honor.
Finding out that he was sleeping with my girlfriend was a nightmare.
Everything I knew was a lie.
When the opportunity came to get out of town and leave my ex behind, I took it.
Umbrella drinks and broken hearts don’t mix well.
I shouldn’t want Shelby for myself – but I do.
I want her more than I’ve ever wanted anyone.

Maybe, she was just mine to hold.

The night before Shelby’s wedding, her groom accidentally emails her a love letter he wrote to the other woman. Shelby is a complete badass, so instead of calling it off, she goes through with everything, right up until the part when they recite their vows. Instead of reciting the heartfelt vows she wrote just for him, she reads his email to her bridesmaid and leaves them both at the alter.

The other woman in this case is her best friend’s girlfriend. Ace and Shelby have been close friends since college. She fell in love with his childhood best friend and the became close friends with Ace’s girlfriend. The four of them were the best of friends – or so Shelby and Ace believed. Joseph and Sheila had other ideas apparently.

This is a delightful friends-to-lovers story about Ace accompanying Shelby on her honeymoon so they can drown their sorrows, only to end up drowning in one another. They fall fast, but Shelby is afraid of what people will think if she moves on from her cheating fiancé too quickly. I loved both characters so much because Shelby had the perfect reaction when she discovered Joseph’s infidelity and Ace is so high on the book boyfriend scale. The supporting cast is mostly Shelby’s family and I enjoyed them at first, especially her brother and his wife. Her sisters lost their charm pretty quickly and downright annoyed me before it was over because they had no qualms about lying and interfering in Shelby’s life which is just uncool.

Aside from a couple of meddling sisters, I loved everything about this story. It’s my first book by the author, but certainly won’t be the last.

Leave a Reply