Review Post: When You Became Mine by A.S. Teague

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Author: A.S. Teague

Genre: Contemporary

About When You Became Mine:

I was twelve years old when I fell in love with Piper Kelley. Even at the age of eight, she was everything I wasn’t: brave, bold, and beautiful.

The night of my college graduation party, I finally made my move, but Piper only had eyes for one man—my younger brother.

With a battered heart, I left for Vegas, determined to put her behind me. But eight years later, fate proved once again that it had never cared about my plans.

Now, I’m back home, and determined not to fall into the same trap I spent the majority of my adolescence trying to escape.

But when Piper finds herself at the risk of losing her medical license, I realize just how far I’m willing to go to protect her.

I was twelve when Piper Kelley became mine.

It’s time I let her know.

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*****5 Completely Incredible Stars*****

When You Became Mine is another phenomenal read by A.S. Teague that I absolutely loved every word of. This book is a childhood friends to lovers romance that spans years and decades and many moments with these characters that will take your breath away. From start to finish this book delivered an outstanding story that was exceptionally written, thoughtfully crafted, and that had me LOVING these characters with all that I had.

This story follows a group of friends as they grow up, as they live their lives, as life changes them and throws things their way, and as they all try to figure it out along the way. This book is just as much about love as it is about family and friendship. It is just as much about happiness and lightness and good times as it is about the trials and tribulations that life can bring your way. It is just as much about the strength and fire and determination you have as it is about those moments when you let the enormity of it all just hit you and let that vulnerability show.

When You Became Mine is a story that encomapsses so much of everything. Friendship, romance, family dynamics, the intertwining nature of past and present, and what happens when you realize that the one person you needed has been with you the whole time. This story explores the ever evolving relationships of these characters over years of time and shows the varying dynamics they all share. Interwoven with that is a love story that you will not soon forget that is bursting with so much connection and intensity that you will NEED more of.

This is an incredible story of family, friendship, and more connection and fire than you can shake a stick at! When You Became Mine is a heartfelt friends to lovers romance that will wow and consume you on every single page.

This book follows the story of Lawson and Piper, two childhood frenemies who start to realize that the connection they share may mean more than both of them are ready to admit quite yet. When You Became Mine follows them from a young age, through their teenage years, and into adulthood as they face what life has to throw at them. Through love, laughter, pain, heartbreak, and more unforgettable moments than you can imagine, Lawson and Piper and their rest of their families handle life as it comes to them. When tragedy strikes, they band together. When pain comes in, they lean on each other. When the going gets tough, they figure it out one way or another.

The more life throws at them, the more the more these characters try to figure it all out. Yet there is something about the way that Lawson looks at Piper, and the way she starts to look back at him that will stick with you as you journey along with these characters. That boy has loved that girl his whole life, but she’s always been unavailable for one reason or another. This book shows what happens when the pieces for these two finally come back together again, and when they are given that chance to see what could be. When You Became Mine follows Lawson and Piper as they are brought back together in the same space after many years, as they push the buttons only they know how to push, and as they feel and breathe and live the electric pull they share.

What ensues with these two is nothing short of wonderful. It is bursting with the most intense and alluring level of push and pull. It is full of their personalities and their banter that holds such a connection behind it. It is wrought in the best way with their distinctive voices that make this story truly theirs. This story is them, it is real and full of feels, and it just feels good to read. I can’t say that enough. Reading this book made my heart happy, and getting to be right in the thick of what Piper and Lawson are sharing will give you so much that you will love. And it is all brought to life in the most real and engaging way through A.S. Teague’s phenomenal writing.

What I really loved about this book was how much I got to know each and every one of these incredible characters through this book. A.S. Teague does the most exceptional job of showing these characters throughout their lives, at their best, at their worst, at moments that stop them all in their tracks, and in moments that give them everything. She shows you them in their truest forms, and more than that, she allows you to understand and love them on the deepest of levels. She gives you Lawson and Piper and Hampton and all of the other amazing and memorable characters that make up this world. These characters made this world one that I was so not ready to leave, and I loved that.

I loved getting to know and love all of these characters. I loved getting to see all of their interwoven stories and relationships unfold in this book. I loved getting to be there in the tough moments that pushed them all to the edge. I loved getting to be there with Lawson and Piper as they inched closer to that tipping point of changing everything between them. I loved getting to see how friendship and longing and tangible connection came together in this story to make one helluva love story. I loved that this story just gave me these characters. It gave me them, flaws and hearts and crazy wonderfulness and all, and that was just the best.

The actual best.

What I also loved something fierce about this book was getting everything that I did with Piper and Lawson. Those two are gems and the fire and intense push and pull they share is off the charts. That push and pull is amplified by the fact that neither of them really wants to tip the boat and give into what they are sharing together. You see Lawson has been infatuated with Piper since they were young children, but there have always been things that have held him back from expressing what he feels. When he finally comes back to town after years away he must face those feelings for Piper head on, and he must figure out what in the world he’s going to do with them now. Piper has always viewed Lawson as the older brother/friend who loves to annoy the crap out of her. He knows all the right buttons to push, just like she does, and their back and forth and banter knows no bounds. But when Lawson returns, and is sexier and more muscular than ever, she soon starts to give into feelings that have always been there in some way for her.

What ensues between the two of them is full of fire, personality, and a connection that will draw you in like a moth to a flame. What those two share is bursting with a chemistry that is so specific to them, and what  you get with them along the way as they figure it all out will have you loving them with all that you have.

Trust me.

There is no possible way to meet Piper and Lawson and not love them. There is no way you will meet them and not feel their pull or their presence with one another. There is no way you can meet them and not believe in what they are sharing and building. It’s simply impossible to resist the allure and pull and meaning those two share together.

A.S. Teague shows in every word of this book how things soon start to change for Lawon and Piper. Their glances become longer and more meaningful, their feelings start to grow exponentially, and they start to see and hope and think of what could be. With the events of this story interwoven with what they’re sharing, this story balances the perfect amount of love, friendship, a little bit of mystery, and a whole lot of connection that you will literally not be able to get enough of. Through every part of this story you get more of them, more of that pull that sears them to one another, and more of everything they are sharing and building together. Through it all A.S. Teague invests you in the, and everyone around them, with your whole heart, and you will absolutely love every moment you get with them all.

You will love the moments that make you smile and laugh with the shenanigans of this wonderful and blended family of characters. You will love the moments that tug at your heart and make you feel all the things for them as they face the many challenges they do. You will love the moments that just allow them to be them, to feel and share what they do, and that become the foundation for what is created between Lawson and Piper in the pages of this book. You will love getting to experience and feel every ounce of what those two share and how very real it all soon becomes. You will love getting to be there through the longing and fire and connection and intensity that grows into something so heartfelt, something so honest and vulnerable, and something so beyond right.

What you get with Lawson and Piper in When You Became Mine will show you just how right things can be when given the chance to thrive. Sure the ride may take a few twists and turns along the way, and it may take these characters to places and moments they never thought they’d be in, but in the end it is all so worth it. So beyond worth it. Because what you get with them in this story will make you feel good, will show you every part of these characters, and will have you believing and knowing with all that you have that some things are just meant to be.

What A.S. Teague created in this story was just fantastic. It was so easy to read and enjoy, and it just felt good to read. I never wanted this story to end because I never wanted to leave this world or these characters, and I love that I felt that so strongly through every page. What she gives you with her unforgettable characters is a story that will reach every part of your heart, and that will show you again and again the true power and meaning and amazingness of friends and family.

When You Became Mine was the perfect friends to lovers romance that will flood you with heart and humor and more personality and connection than you can shake a stick at, all while giving you a love story that will melt you something fierce. You will absolutely LOVE this story and these characters and everything you get with them. I promise you. A.S. Teague completely delivered it all in this book with these characters, and she will have you loving every single word of what she so incredibly brings to life in every amazing page of this story.

So get on to loving this story because there is no way you won’t fall heart first in love with Lawson and Piper and all of the other outstanding characters of this world. You will love them and their quirkiness and their tenacity and their honest hearts with your whole heart, and that is just a fraction of what makes this a truly outstanding read.

About the Author:

A.S. Teague enjoys the warmth of South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. The stereotypes about peach cobbler and sweet tea are not overstated. After years in the medical field, she is now enjoying every minute of being a stay-at-home mom. She loves wine, the beach, wine on the beach, and crying at Disney movies. When she doesn’t have a book in her hand, she can be found pestering her husband with pictures of animals she wants to rescue, as well as debating whether to exercise or take a nap.

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