Because You're Mine by K. Langston
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
BECAUSE YOU’RE MINE is a deeply southern tale of romance when you least expect it.
Madison returns home after a heart attack lands her father in the hospital. Planning to help out on her family farm while her dad recovers, she doesn’t account for a sexy roadblock by the name of Holden.
Book Cover: Gorgeous. ☑
Genre (New Adult): My Current Obsession. ☑
Sex Scenes: Steamy. ☑
Male Character: Possessive Male. ☑ ☑
Love Story Believability: Meh. ☐
I really wanted to believe in Madison and Holden’s love story—and from the summary I was pretty certain I would. I just don’t know if there was ever enough depth to their interactions that made me believe they crossed from physical lust into the love category. Holden came on so strong and pushed so hard (which I liked)—I just wished we could have seen them have a little more substantial conversations from the get-go that justified their attraction. And considering the life-changing decisions they were making based on their love for each other, I really needed to be able to believe it to get caught up in their story.
Also, even though Madison is finishing up her law degree and thus technically still in college, I didn’t get the new adult feel from this story. Contemporary romance? Definitely. New Adult? Not so much. Both in the feel of the story (and I’ve read post-college stories where the character was out in the work force but the story still had that new adult feel) and in the actual context, I just didn’t get that vibe. Which is fine—I’m just saying for marketing purposes I personally thought it fit better in the contemporary romance genre.
I think if I’d been able to believe in Madison and Holden’s feelings, my rating of this story would have skyrocketed because it really did have everything else. The deep southern roots were charming and believable. The way Holden talked to Madison was spot-on: just that perfect combination of sexy, domineering, possessive male that I can swoon over. And Madison had just enough fight in her that I believed she was really taking her confusion over her feelings seriously. The sex scenes were steamy and the setting descriptions were fantastic. I could imagine Archer’s bar, Holden’s house, everything. And the tiny hints at a possible romance between Katy and Archer were intriguing and made me want to jump right over and see what would happen with them next. If you like contemporary romance with strong southern roots, K. Langston’s Mine series may be just what you’re looking for.
**Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.
**Reviewed by preppea on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews.
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