Mine to Honor: Natasha Madison

Posted on November 6, 2023 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 4 Comments

Mine to Honor is the seventh book in Natasha Madison’s the Southern Wedding series.  This is another friends to lovers romance but with a fake marriage and forced proximity added in the mix, which made the situation quite interesting.  I thought about giving upon the series after my disappointment with the last two books. Well as you can see I chose to give it another chance. The story on whole was adorable and sweet. The romance, though not on par with the earlier books in the series, was better than the last two books.

 

Mine to Honor: Natasha MadisonTitle: Mine to Honor
Author(s): Natasha Madison
Series: Southern Wedding #7
Also in this series: Mine To Kiss , Mine To Have , Mine To Hold , Mine To Cherish , Mine To Love, Mine to Take , Mine to Promise , Mine to Keep
Published by Self Published on November 3, 2023
Pages: 265
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
Format: eArc
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Purchase: Amazon|Audible
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

From Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author Natasha Madison comes a small town, best friends to lovers, fake marriage, and forced proximity romance.
When your best friend asks you for the biggest favor of her life.
EVAThings were finally looking up for me.I was my own boss; I owned my own house—and I recently was contacted by an older sister I didn’t know I had.Everything was perfect…until tragedy struck.All the things that had come into my life were suddenly gone—except for one thing: my niece.
LEVII was a confirmed bachelor.I was married to my work and committed to nothing more.No woman was going to change that.Eva is my best friend and needed a life-changing favor:Marry her so she could gain custody of her niece.A marriage of convenience that would only last a year, tops.But there were stipulations we hadn’t planned on.Things got blurry—lines got crossed.I would honor my commitment…I just hope I can walk away.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

 



Mine to Honor tells Eva and Levi’s story.  Best friends for ten years, ever since Stephano introduced them. They are each other’s ride or die, they could always count on each other no matter what. When Eva’s sister died tragically, Eva needed to gain custody of her nine-month-old niece. Although her sister left the care of her daughter to Eva in her will, to increase her chances of gaining custody Eve needed to get married… and who better to ask, but her ride or die, Levi.

Levi, although scared at the thought of giving up his bachelor life, agreed to Eva’s proposition because she needed his help. After all, it’s only for one year, but we all know a lot can happen within a year.

Eva and Levi were both great people. Eva is a strong, resolute and driven woman, who fights for what she wants. Traits that’s reflected in both her professional and personal life. Levi is not a good guy, but he is also a great friend. They shared a beautiful friendship. One where they are honest with each other and there are no secrets between them. I enjoyed their banter, the way they teased each other made for some amusing moment. My favourite part of the story had to with their interactions with Eva’s niece, Cici. Levi jumped into the role of fatherhood so seamlessly. His interactions with Cici were sweet and adorable. For me, this was the highlight of the story.

Not a lot of page time was given to the development of the romance, as it wasn’t until the last twenty percent (20%) of the story that our couple gave into the attraction brewing between them. It took them a while to recognise that what they felt for each other went beyond friendship. Their connection has friends made their progression to lovers seamless. It also added a degree of authenticity to the process.

Mine to Honor is a quick, easy and entertaining read. It delivered a sweet romance sprinkled with humour and some spicy moments served on the side. 

Story Evaluation
Plot
3
Characters
4.5
World Building
3
Writing Style
3
Pacing
4
Cover
5
Enjoyment
3.5
Ending
4
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

About Natasha Madison

When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…

Story Evaluation
Plot
3
Characters
4.5
World Building
3
Writing Style
3
Pacing
4
Cover
5
Enjoyment
3.5
Ending
4
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
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