Review: Meant to Be Mine by Lisa Marie Perry

Meant to Be Mine
Guilty Pleasure #1
Lisa Marie Perry
Grand Central Publishing
August 30th

Loving him was hard. Wanting him was so damn easy . . .

Sofia Mercer may have been sick as a teen, but she’s no delicate flower. And she’s proven it by making it on her own and starting a new life away from the town that turned against her, away from the boy who broke her already fragile heart. But when her aunt Luz dies unexpectedly, leaving Sofia with a mountain of regrets and the keys to a quirky boutique, Sofia has no choice but to return to Cape Cod. Only, this new life in her old town comes with complications.

Burke Wolf was Sofia’s first love—a relationship that burned bright and went up in flames. Seeing him again, Sofia can’t help but get caught up in that all-too-familiar tornado of passion and pain. He’s battled his own demons—that much is clear. But Sofia can’t afford to be careless with her heart . . . and loving Burke again might just break it completely.

I was so thrilled to read Meant to Be Mine. The cover when I first saw it drew me right to it. Then when I read what it was about I knew I had to read it. 

I have to tell you that there is stuff that I enjoyed about this book and others that I didn't. 

The beginning of the book feels like you've been dropped into it. You'll feel a little lost. This happens for a while, at least the first half of the book. After a while the story does smooth out and you find it's grove. 

I enjoyed both Sofia & Burke, but felt this story is more about Sofia than their romance. Not that I didn't like her story but I'd like a little more romance. The romance was defiantly lacking in the story. Lately I've been reading more second chance romances, (something I'm usually not a fan of) and have been enjoying them so I went into this with the same thought. Still not sure how I feel about their second chance. 

This was a tough review for me. I always want to be honest for those who follow me, but I also hate saying only negative things about a book. I never feel like it can't be all bad, I always find something good. 

The parts I liked about the story was Sofia and her friend. You can tell right away how tight they are. I liked that part of the story. I also saw how the author was setting up some of the town people for their stories, which makes me want to read them. 

There is good and bad in this story for me. I think you liking it depends on what you want from your romance. If you want a story that mostly deals with the romance between the two main characters, then I'm not sure this is your story. But, if you want a story about a woman and the changes she makes in her life, including a new relationship then you'll like this story. 

If you've read Mean to Be Mine or anything else by Lisa Marie Perry I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! 


  1. This story does sound a bit different!! Not your typical romance so it might be fun to try out.

    1. I think it's worth trying. I'd love someone else opinion.

  2. This sounds like a story that I would like to try. Nice review.

    1. It's worth trying. Let me know what you think of it if you do.


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