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Because You’re Mine (MINE, #1) Review


Madison Waters knows exactly what she wants to do with her life. She’s already working for one of the most prestigious law firms in Boston as a research assistant, and in a few short months, she will finally graduate from Harvard and collect her law degree. Everything she’s worked so hard to accomplish is well within her reach.

But when Madison has to take an unexpected trip back home, she’s blindsided by the one thing she never anticipated. A man who not only tests her patience but tempts her heart. Madison doesn’t have time for love, and a love as consuming as his will only derail her perfectly laid plans.

Desperate to escape his wicked past, Holden Brooks moved to Madison’s hometown five years ago, hell-bent on overcoming the demons that nearly destroyed him back in Texas. He’s in a good place in his life. Love is the last thing on his mind until he tastes her honeysuckle skin and looks into those deep blue eyes.

Desire ignites when their paths collide, and they soon find out fate has a plan of its own.

Print Length: 253 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: September 3rd, 2013

Genre: Contemporary/Erotica Romance

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A quick and easy read I got for free because of my Kindle Unlimited subscription which paid off well because of my book club. I am very glad they made us read Because You’re Mine by K, Langston.

The story is one you can relate to with the trails and tribulations of an early career, trail cases and a steamy questionable relation with the boss. The plot is one we see in many love at first sight books and there were many parts that engaged me, and the other readers of the book club. The people whom the main character, Maddie, met was someone you would have met in anyone’s lifetime such as that friend you’ve known forever. The author did a wonderful job giving these other characters life and a personality to keep you reading and understanding even if some were not in the best of circumstances.

I very much enjoyed reading Because You’re Mine where it is one of those books that just sticks with you while you read it and not want to put it down.


Madison and Holden’s personalities sometimes clash because they are both very much independent which makes me think of my relationship since we are both so independent along with being so stubborn. Madison and Holden were both stubborn as well which made it funny to read. I found myself at times wanting to pull my hair out while laughing at the same time. Their relationship (if you will) was so funny and careful and a breath a fresh country air to a city girl who does not even enjoy country things. This was a slight dissatisfaction for me cause of wanting to read a book not about country life but there are 30 of us in my book club… And oh boy when Maddie had her stubborn ways and spouted off with her dirty mouth Holden reacted like any full-blooded sexy cowboy or a strong man would!

So if you think that this story is going to be all sexy cowboys and feisty woman and everything is going to be hot and passionate Then there is something I need to tell you.. It’s not because my heart dropped into my stomach  and naughty words were flying. My heart broke and my eyes started to water and all the tingle that were coursing through me just moments ago seized to exist. I was left broken. How could this happen to me from reading a book?


An Excerpt from Because You’re Mine:

Without another moment’s hesitation, I marched myself outside. The screen door closed with a loud thwack behind me as I closed the distance between the house and my jeep. When he twisted his head at sound of the slamming door, my determined boots skidded to an abrupt halt, causing loose gravel to crunch heavily beneath my feet.

 Paralyzing blue eyes held me in place, stunning me with their raw beauty. I had no idea what to compare them to, but they were unlike any color I’d ever seen before, and far more beautiful than any sky or ocean.


            It was sticky hot outside today. The humidity in the air had beads of sweat tickling my upper lip, but there was no denying the chill bumps that pebbles across my skin as those striking blue eyes roamed my body. Standing to face me properly, his tan arms flexed impressively as he wiped his filthy hands with a greasy rag. The sight of a man doing that should absolutely not be a turn on.

But God help me…it was.

            Well-worn jeans rested low on his lean hips, forcing my lips to part on a sigh. I was drinking in as much of him as I could.

So why was I still so damn thirsty?

His dirty ball cap was pulled down low on his brow, but not low enough to conceal those gorgeous blues. They were big and bright and they shined back at me like a beacon in a storm. I licked my parched lips in appreciation at the beautiful man standing before me. His perfect lips turned up at the corners and I knew it right then.

            I was in deep shit.

            That smile could definitely be defined as a panty dropper. I’d never had an urge such as this. I felt so drawn to this stranger, and for reasons I could not even begin to comprehend, I wanted to reach out and touch him. My hands flexed at my sides. I wanted to do a hell of a lot more than just touch him. Thankfully my mind finally sent warning signals to the rest of my body. I was standing there, gawking at him, like a lust crazed fool. “Who the hell are you?”

Final Thoughts:

All in all with the moments of pure bliss and day dreaming why can’t this be me all lead to a beautiful happy ending although I did get played, my heart did break and I hated what happened at moments yet I just loved the ending. I wish the book was a wee bit longer but who am I to beg when there are more in this series to read! I happily give this series a 4 out of 5 stars. Go give Because You’re Mine a read!


4 star green

Author Bio:

I’ve worked in property management for the last decade. Married to my soul mate and gentle giant for 12 years, the man has never been, nor will he ever be, the romantic type. However, we still have a very passionate marriage and we love each other fiercely. We have two beautiful children who drive us absolutely insane, but we love them dearly and we are certain our life would suck without them. 

I love music. I have a broad range of taste so I listen to all genres, but I love country the most. 

Most of my friends and family will tell you that I’m a bit loud. I take that back…I’m very LOUD. I tend to always say what others are thinking and I never sugarcoat anything. 

Writing has given me the release I’ve been craving all of these years. An outlet to express myself the way I want to, the way I need to. It’s like therapy for me and my life was forever changed the moment I typed that first line. 

Author’s Links: Twitter  / Facebook / Pinterest / Goodreads 

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