Meant for You

Meant for You

by Michelle Major

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Overview

Single mom Jenny Castelli has a temper to match her red hair. When the former mean girls of her high school insult her son, Jenny fires off a big lie—that she’s engaged to a rich, handsome guy and is bringing him to their ten-year reunion. Now she needs to find the perfect fake fiancé for one night. And only one man fits the bill.

Geek turned tech entrepreneur Owen Dalton already had his heart broken by Jenny Castelli. Still, he finds himself agreeing to her proposition—even as he struggles to remember that the chemistry sparking between them isn’t real. But when Jenny’s ex makes a play for custody and Owen is forced to deal with the family who always treated him as “second best,” their arrangement suddenly becomes very personal. And that lie they’ve been telling everyone? It isn’t nearly as big as the one they’ve been telling themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503943667
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Series: Colorado Hearts , #4
Pages: 267
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michelle Major is a bestselling and award-winning author who’s written more than a dozen sexy and sweet contemporary romances. She loves second-chances love stories, smart heroines, and strong heroes. A Midwesterner at heart, she’s made the Rocky Mountains her home for more than twenty years. Michelle is thrilled to share her books with readers who can connect with her through her website, www.michellemajor.com.

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Meant for You 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Michelle Major is one of my favorite authors. A big reason why is because she exposes love from all sides. She shows warts and all. That makes for stories that are at times heartbreaking but rewarding. Meant For You cast a spell on me. It's hard to be vulnerable when it can lead to open wounds, hurt feelings and insecurities. Jenny is a warrior when it comes to protecting her son and her pride, but this mama lion has scars embedded into her heart so deeply, that her biggest strengths have also become her worse weaknesses. Case in point, a lie of convenience snowballs into more than she bargained when she has to put up or shut up. Will the solution turn into an answer to a prayer or the beginning of an even bigger nightmare? I lost my heart to Owen. He was a man with his own share of painful insecurities but his heart was a thing of beauty. Identifiable characters and memory defining moments made for a poignant read.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Meant for You by Michelle Major, is about a second chance at love, an engagement of convenience, and discovering the truth. Ms. Major successfully pens some complicated happenings with emotion, passion and grace, while never taking away from the realness of the respective situations. All the characters captured my attention in someway, however, the main heroine lost my respect when her stupidity took center stage. From the day he was born, Cooper Castelli has been the light of his mother's life. With the help of her mother, who now has dementia and is in a home, Jenny Castelli was able to create a stable home for herself and Cooper. Jenny works extremely hard to support both her mother and Cooper through her work as a contract landscaper. She recently opened her own nursery, so between Cooper, her mother, and her two jobs, Jenny's very little free time is spent stewing over her mistakes. Owen Dalton was the one that could have been her forever, until she ruined it. When Jenny and Owen began dating, Owen was a nerdy engineer with a lot of promise. During that time, Jenny felt too much for Owen and decided to end their relationship before it hurt her. Now thanks to the significant technology he developed, Owen is a billionaire. He is still not over Jenny, even though she screwed him over greatly. Due to their past, being Jenny's fake fiancee for her tenth high school reunion is a bad idea. However, Owen needs a plus one for his obnoxious brother's wedding, so they both agree to help each other out. Jenny and Owen are strong characters with interesting histories. Jenny's lifelong need to feel loved and accepted took place the day her mother told her her father did not want her. While growing up, Owen always felt different from his two younger siblings, which led to him making his home and business in Denver. I really liked this story and the way the author evolved the romance between Jenny and Owen. As they spend time pretending to be each other's better half, they uncover the secrets that make them both tick. They are a hot couple, even though their sexy times are behind closed doors. The secondary characters are well-conceived and I felt like I knew them just as well as both Jenny and Owen. If you are in the mood for a unique second chance romance with characters that are easy to get to know, then pick up a copy of this novel. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Owen and Jenny since the beginning. My heart broke for Owen when Jenny sabotaged things. Now, in Meant for You by Michelle Major, they finally get a chance to find their own HEA, while working through their own demons. One knew that theirs was not going to be an easy road; the things that are worth it usually aren’t easy. Their courtship is like much of their relationship, Jenny is prickly and Owen is wary. Family dynamics certainly add an extra layer of conflict as both are still dealing with childhood hurts. It takes them far too long to figure out that they are better together, but Major makes it worth the wait. Sadly this is the last of the
DebDiem More than 1 year ago
Meant For You is my first book by Michelle Major, but won't be my last. This is a fairly quick read, a perfect choice for romance fans with limited time for reading. Ms Major has put a well-written book in our hands. Her characters in this book are perfect for the story, I especially loved Cooper. Jenny and Owen's story is loaded with drama, humor and spice. A plus on the dialog. Everything in this book is in sync and works perfectly together. I totally enjoyed reading Meant For You and look forward to reading more of this new (to me) author in the future. I won a copy of this book from Goodreads.
LightningCityBookReview More than 1 year ago
"Meant For You" features a Hero and Heroine who both have massive Daddy Issues. To some degree it's warranted to some it isn't; that's what part of their Happily Ever After journey resolves. The Heroine, Jenny Castelli, is strong, independent, loyal, passionate, but she's also stubborn, vulnerable, hot-tempered, and rashly makes poor decisions. The Hero, Owen Dalton, is intelligent, driven, successful, tender-hearted yet insecure, distrustful, and seemingly always falls for the wrong girl. Michelle Major crafts these complex, engaging, and likable characters and fits them into an intriguing storyline. She includes secondary characters who have starred in their own stand-alone books. The Heroine's son, Cooper, is wise beyond his years; he's a middle schooler who sounds like a high schooler. But it works. This is a Second Chance Romance/Fake Fiancé mash-up with a lively pace. The sex isn't highly descriptive or explicit, but it hits the spot. Michelle Major packs so many little nuances into "Meant for You". There's a twist regarding the "mean girls" and both Owen and Jenny's mothers, and Cooper's laid-back yet cold mercenary streak. The way the four stand-alone books are smoothly and seamlessly interwoven is also a nice touch. But Owen and Jenny are tormented by thoughts they aren't lovable and engage in an emotional push/pull as self-defense. Therefore they are equally angsty. The secondary characters are all necessary and their roles are all well played. One of my few issues is with one of the secondary characters. I wish she would appear stronger in her relationship with her estranged husband. It feel as though it wraps up too easily. This was a book that I didn't really want to put down. It makes me want to read the books that features the other couples. Always a good sign. To read the entire review please visit: http://wp.me/p4XqxF-1Nz This novel was provided, voluntarily read, and honestly reviewed
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Jenny was a gullible teenager and because she was so easy to manipulate she fell pregnant. She's now a proud single mother of a great twelve-year-old. Cooper's father, however, has never been part of his life. Jenny grew up without a father herself and this made her insecure and vulnerable. Plants are Jenny's passion and she owns a nursery. Everything she earns is going towards her son and a brilliant care home for her mother. Her mother used to work for a rich family and therefore Jenny had the chance to go to a good school, but her classmates made sure she never felt she belonged. That's why when she's being goaded by one of them about a reunion she tells her that she has a fiancé, Owen, who is a billionaire with plenty of money and status. How will she convince Owen to go with her after breaking his heart several years ago? Owen's family never appreciated him and the two women he loved left him. He is rich, drives a fast car and has a gorgeous place to live, but he doesn't have anyone to share it with. Jenny was the love of his life and when she asks Owen to play her fiancé he doesn't think it's a good idea, but he can't refuse her anything. He even buys her a ring and accompanies her to the reunion, but there's something Jenny has to do for him in return. He wants her to pretend to be his fiancée as well, for an entire week when he visits his family. Will they be able to keep their deal strictly business or are there so many feelings between them they forget their engagement isn't real? Jenny always says what she thinks, she swears all the time and she's completely herself in every situation. I liked her immediately. She has a heart of gold and she's a wonderful mother. Owen is rich, but Jenny doesn't care much about money. She needs it to pay the bills, but she's happy when she's among her plants and doesn't need to have a fancy lifestyle. She likes Owen because of who he is, not because of what he's achieved and how much money he has, which is something I loved about Meant for You. Owen is a kind, caring and gentle man. He's a sexy nerd and always has the feeling he isn't good enough because he isn't athletic. This made me feel sad for him, because he's such an amazing person. He's sweet, generous and chivalrous and he doesn't get the appreciation he deserves. It's clear from the start that Owen and Jenny are soul mates, but Jenny is afraid he'll hurt her. I kept hoping she'd let him in and give him a chance. They have fantastic chemistry and there's a beautiful deep connection between them. Michelle Major's writing has an easy flow and she has a great sense of humor. Jenny is funny, she usually speaks before she thinks and that lands her in the most complicated situations. She's bold and endearing at the same time and that combination of character traits managed to continuously put a big smile on my face. Owen is so adorable that he kept melting my heart. They're such fantastic main characters that I fell in love with their story from the beginning. Meant for You is a charming, cute and spellbinding romantic story and I highly recommend it.
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
Book Info Paperback, 268 pages Expected publication: March 28th 2017 by Montlake Romance ISBN 1503943666 (ISBN13: 9781503943667) Other Editions (3) Source:Netgalley EARC Buy book from Amazon B&N BOOK BLURB Single mom Jenny Castelli has a temper to match her red hair. When the former mean girls of her high school insult her son, Jenny fires off a big lie—that she’s engaged to a rich, handsome guy and is bringing him to their ten-year reunion. Now she needs to find the perfect fake fiancé for one night. And only one man fits the bill. Geek turned tech entrepreneur Owen Dalton already had his heart broken by Jenny Castelli. Still, he finds himself agreeing to her proposition—even as he struggles to remember that the chemistry sparking between them isn’t real. But when Jenny’s ex makes a play for custody and Owen is forced to deal with the family who always treated him as “second best,” their arrangement suddenly becomes very personal. And that lie they’ve been telling everyone? It isn’t nearly as big as the one they’ve been telling themselves. My Thoughts Growing up Jenny Castelli was often the target of ridicule as she did not have wealthy parents like many of the girls her age. Owen Dalton always felt out of sync with his peers as well as his own family, a true geek at heart he did not play sports in school nor did he desire to be part of the popular crowd. At first he is wary of Jenny’s plan but upon further thought the benefits to both far outweighs any negatives. Jenny finds herself in need of a fake fiancé to escort her on the night of the 10th reunion of her High School graduation. She had no intention of going until cornered by one of her former bullies, then for some reason the lies just started pouring out and Jenny found herself caught in a web of deceit. What started out as a way for Jenny and Owen to provide each other support soon becomes so much more complicated, in the best way possible, than either ever dreamed about over the years. What can I say but love second chance romances, especially the ones where the couple fight their feelings tooth and nail before finally realizing they are meant to be together. [EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]