Mine to Take by Natasha Madison

POV: Dual 1st Person

Tropes: Second Chance; Second Generation; Hockey; Slow Burn; Spin-off; Wedding Planner

Series: Southern Weddings book 5

Type of Series: Series of Standalones

Rate:  5/5 Stars

“There are a few things I’ve done in my life that I regret,” I tell her, swallowing the lump in my throat. “That night is number one on that list. I lost the best thing that has ever happened to me. I lost the woman I loved more than life itself. I lost half of my soul that night.”

Matthew Petrov

Mine to Take is a book that you do not want to miss. This second chance, second generation story that hits all the points that I want and need in a romance book. Our heroine, Sofia Barnes is the oldest daughter of Reed and Hazel from Southern Sunshine. While the hero is Matthew Petrov, the son of Victor and Zoe from This is Wild. I love when an author brings two of my favorite families together. These two families are big on love, big of life, and just big in general.

This story returns to the Southern Wedding series with Sofia coming face to face with Matty again. Two years after they broke up and with his fiancee. Don’t you worry there is no cheating or a love triangle, so if those aren’t your jam you are safe. Matthew gutted Sofia in the way I which they broke up, and she has never truly recovered. Not a single person is a fan of his when he reveals those truths.

These two are destined to be together.

They are two parts of the same soul. But nothing will stop him from making her his again now that they are back in each other’s lives. Sofia is a strong woman who knows what she wants, and she refuses to allow him to break her heart again. But Matty is persists and refuses to let her go again. I love about a hero that goes after what he wants… especially when he was the dummy that ruined things in the first place. Yes they broke up. Yes it was a stupid reason and way. But they were young and while they are still on the young side, they are beyond mature in the way the story progresses. I can’t get enough of these two. And Mine to Take hits you in all the right feels.

Natasha Madison shows readers just how invested she is in these two families by creating a seamless tie between the two worlds.

Often times, books with big families have too much of an emphasis on the families themselves and not the relationship. But the way Madison ties this story into existing series, and this new world, works perfectly. The southern families as well as well as her hockey families (and we know there are multiple series to list) are on page just the right amount. Their interactions left me wanting more. There is the perfect blend of family and work life in these books.

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