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Monday, January 13, 2014

Tour Review - Mine to Lose - TK Rapp

Blog Tour Review

Book: Mine to Lose
Author: TK Rapp
Publication Date: January 9, 2014

What happens when the fairy tale ends before it even begins?

Three years, two graduations, an engagement and a move to another state later, Emogen and Ryan are more in love than ever. He’s the one man she never expected to have and the only man she’s determined to keep. He’s her forever, and there’s nothing she wouldn’t do for him.

Almost, that is.

Ryan announces that he’s accepted a job offer that requires yet another move. Angry he didn’t discuss his decision with her first, Emogen refuses to pack up and follow. She has a career, too, and she’s not ready to give it up.

Although determined to make the long distance thing work, their lives and careers begin to take a toll on the relationship, leaving them to wonder if they’re doing the right thing.

Sometimes love isn’t enough.

When you lose the one thing you are certain of, will you fight to get it back? Or will you let it go?

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Dream Cast & Bios

(Britt Robertson)
Emogen - Emogen is young, but not naïve. She grew up in a home where happy endings didn’t happen. Ryan is the one guy she’s put all of her stock into, but when he falls short, he ideas of his perfection fade.
(Austin Stowell)
Ryan - Emogen’s loving and devoted fiancé. While his decisions may be shortsighted, he loves her and wants nothing more than to do everything for their future. He will have to prove to Em that she made the right decision in saying yes to his proposal.
(Anna Kendrick)
Joss - Em’s roommate and best friend is fun, spunky and a bit of a troublemaker. She is there in an instant anytime her friend needs her, whether it’s to forget her troubles for a night, or give her the comic relief she needs.
(Derek Theler)
Trey - Emogen’s new client. Trey is smart, good-looking and into Emogen. The more time they spend planning his business function, the easier it is to become comfortable around him.
(Eva Amurri Martino)
Lang - Em’s older sister/pseudo mom. Only a couple of years older, she is very protective of her sister and knows her better than anyone. She is one of the people in her life that tells her what she needs to hear, not what she wants.


1.     Ryan’s eyes shift over my shoulder and his look is murderous. When I turn to see why, there is a man standing behind me.

Walk away, I think to myself.

The guy looks down at me, never making eye contact with Ryan, “You okay?”

“She’s fine,” I turn to face Ryan as he responds for me. “My wife and I were just leaving.” 

I smirk at Ryan and his use of the term “wife,” before turning to see my would-be hero. He’s attractive; in fact, he looks like Joss’ type. The guy narrows his eyes assessing me and I give him a tight smile and nod that I am okay. He doesn’t look completely convinced, but I’m glad when he walks away. Part of me is grateful to see Ryan act out of sorts. But the other part of me is annoyed, because being the jealous guy isn’t his thing and now is the wrong time to start showing off his tough-guy act.


Book – Mine to Lose
Author – T.K. Rapp
Publication Date – January 9, 2014
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – Romance
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

I didn’t know what to expect going into this book but it wasn’t what I got out of it.  Part way through I thought I had all the answers and this was going to be another one of “finding one true love” after being hurt.

Nope, I thought I had it right and I braced myself for being torn apart by grief and yes, there were times I felt like I was going to lose some salty tears.  This book is more about the discovery of what may happen when a healthy relationship is suddenly hit with a roadblock full of miles apart and secrets held tight.

It was a journey of self-discovery for Emogen and how to deal with a broken heart while being apart from the only person who was always there for her.  Emogen and Ryan must discover what the most important things in life are instead of the priorities they have already set in place.

This is a book full of ups and downs – happiness and tears – truths and lies – it is a journey through love, break up, new friends, new careers, heartbreak, questions, fights, and finally a future.

Ryan and Emogen are getting married in a year but there is a bit of a problem.  In order for Ryan’s career to progress, he must move to another state for a year.  Emogen is finally settled in Denver and her career is taking off. 

They agree to give living thousands of miles apart a chance since their relationship and love is so strong.  At first, Emogen is heartbroken but Ryan is dedicated to texting, calling and visiting whenever he gets a chance….but as time goes on this starts to disappear.

At the same time, Emogen is working her first event with a handsome client who is attracted to her.

What will happen when Ryan discovers this “client” is none other than a man who stood between him and Emogen when they were fighting?  What will happen when Emogen discovers who Ryan’s work partner is….the one he’s been spending so much time with?  Can their love survive a long distance relationship, even after being together for 3 years?

Wrap Up
If you are looking for a “clean” story where discovering what love really is….then this is a read for you.

Author Bio

T.K. Rapp is a Texas girl born and raised. She earned a B.A. in Journalism from Texas A&M and it was there that she met the love of her life. He had a contract with the U.S. Navy that would take them across both coasts, and ultimately land them back home in Texas.

Upon finally settling in Texas, T.K. worked as a graphic designer and photographer for the family business that her mom started years earlier. She was able to infuse her creativity and passion, into something she enjoyed, but something was still missing. There was a voice in the back of her head that told her to write, so write, she did. And, somewhere on an external hard drive, are several stories she started and never finished.

Now at home, raising her two daughters, T.K. has more time to do the things she loves, which includes photography and writing. When she’s not doing one of those, she can be found with her family, which keeps her busy. She enjoys watching her kids in their various sporting activities (i.e. doing the soccer mom thing), having Sunday breakfast at her parent’s house, singing out loud and out of key or dancing like a fool. She loves raunchy humor, gossip blogs and a good book.

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