This is the third book in a series that I suggest reading in order. The characters follow through to the other books.
First loves often lead to heartbreak and that is what happened to Ryan McCallister. After his first love and the heartache, he wants to return home. He's been teaching abroad, but he longs for the home he's always known. Time changes people and places and home is no longer what he remembered. It seems to Ryan that nothing is the same, which it isn't. Friends have gone on with their lives and someone he once loved is now with his brother. And yes, there's always an "and". Ryan is renting an apartment from Eva Romero and he is falling for her. But the feeling may not be mutual. It seems she just plain doesn't like him. Ryan finds peace when he is around her. She has a lot of baggage with an ex-husband who has lots of problems. She also has a six year old son. Eva is gun shy. Love hasn't been very good to her and she is reluctant to try it again. Ryan, on the other hand, is bound and determined to change her mind.
In "Tell Me That You're Mine" the author gives the reader a story of how we want so desperately to hold on to what we once had. We often times remember the good things in our life. But we also get characters that have had things happen in their lives that change that. The good often doesn't end up that way in our lives.
The characters in "Tell Me That You're Mine" were OK, but I felt more was needed in the plot. The story just didn't have the "keep me hooked" feeling. I had a hard time staying focused. I wanted to skip ahead for something a little more interesting and it just wasn't there. The story was just rather "plain" to me and I wanted a little icing. This to me was just ordinary life that happens to most of us, every day. Now, that being said, everyone is different and may feel differently about the story than I did. You will have to try it yourself and see how it plays out for you.
Ryan McCallister is ready to come home and put the heartbreak of his first love behind him. But when he returns after teaching abroad, the home he once knew isn’t quite ready for him. The woman Ryan once loved is living with his brother; his friends have moved on; and his new landlady, Eva Romero, seems determined not to like him.
But Ryan likes Eva. A lot.
It doesn’t matter that Eva has a six-year-old son and a troubled ex-husband; when Ryan’s with her, everything makes sense. Eva isn’t convinced she’s ready to take another chance on love, but Ryan’s determined to show her he’s worth the risk.