Blog Tour: Mine To Lose by T.K. Rapp

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MTLeBookBOYFRIEND BOOKMARK RATING: ★★★★★

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?

STEPHANIE: ★★★★★

Emogen and Ryan are engaged and ready to live out their happily ever after. The have moved to Denver and both have found new jobs and are happy. But when fate steps in and offers Ryan a job that will help him advance his career, things begin to go terribly wrong. He has accepted the job in California and just assumes that Emogen is ready to follow… but Emogen has a new job and she loves it. Planning events is what she wants to do and she wants to succeed in it.

She has refused to go with him, but she is scared that the long distance relationship isn’t going to work, but she is willing to try. Ryan wants nothing more than to succeed in his career with Emogen by his side. They are ridiculous in love and both vow to make it work.

Trips start getting cancelled to see one another and Emogen can’t help but question the beginning of the end. But there are things they are each omitting from their conversations… Emogen’s first big client happens to be a guy who hit on her at a bar. Trey is good looking and knows that Emogen is spoken for.  But he can’t help but be attracted to her… But can Emogen have the same feelings for Trey or will her heart always belong to Ryan?

With the added issues of Emogen’s mother and evil man of the month, Emogen is forced to deal with some very trying times. It seems almost alone. But the one that comes to comfort and stay by her side is where her heart belongs.

I thought this was a beautiful story. It was about growing, learning, trusting and about love. I laughed and I cried. I shared a lot of emotions with the characters in this book, because they were real. They were not over inflated characters. I could relate to them because they were like me… well, ok, so they had a lot more drama going on than I do, but they were normal people.

This book had me from the very beginning with the note on the car to the very end and the note in the car. I loved every moment of this book and I was sad when it ended because I wanted more of the story. T.K. Rapp does an amazing job and I am very excited to read more works from her! This was a great book!

GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

EXCERPT

Ryan’s eyes shift over my shoulder and his look is murderous. When I turn to see why, there is a man standing behind me.
Walk away, I think to myself.
The guy looks down at me, never making eye contact with Ryan, “You okay?”
“She’s fine,” I turn to face Ryan as he responds for me. “My wife and I were just leaving.” 

I smirk at Ryan and his use of the term “wife,” before turning to see my would-be hero. He’s attractive; in fact, he looks like Joss’ type. The guy narrows his eyes assessing me and I give him a tight smile and nod that I am okay. He doesn’t look completely convinced, but I’m glad when he walks away. Part of me is grateful to see Ryan act out of sorts. But the other part of me is annoyed, because being the jealous guy isn’t his thing and now is the wrong time to start showing off his tough-guy act.

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TKRappABOUT T.K. RAPP

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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