Review: Her One and Only by Becky Wade

(Porter Family #4)




Becky Wade
Genre: Contemporary Inspirational Romance
Publisher: Bethany House
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Date of Publication: May 3, 2016
# of pages: 368
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After ten years in the NFL, superstar Gray Fowler is accustomed to obsessive fans. But when Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, his team hires an executive protection agency to guard him until the culprit is caught. Dealing with bodyguards 24/7 is a headache, especially when one of them is a young, beautiful woman. How can a female half his size possibly protect him better than he can protect himself? 

Dru Porter is a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt–none of which saved her from disaster on her last assignment. In order to rebuild her tarnished reputation, she’s determined to find Gray’s stalker and, since relationships between agents and clients are forbidden, avoid a romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past.

Yet every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, they’ll survive only if they can learn to trust their lives—and their hearts—to one another.

Praise for Her One and Only
“Down-to-earth, in-depth characters give the story an authentic feel. Dru, being the youngest Porter, is headstrong and sympathetic, and when she matches wits with Gray, their connection is as electric as their budding romance is sweet. A delightful read.”—RT Book Reviews
I can honestly say that this is the first romance where I felt attached, let alone liked, every main character. Despite Dru’s beauty and strength, I found her accessible immediately. Of course, the men interested in her would say otherwise. Gray was also easy to like because he wasn’t truly a jerk football player deep down. Actually, if you barely scratched his surface, you could still come to that conclusion. Which explains why his ex of over two years still chases him and his sweet housekeeper pines for him. Before you start to think that this sounds like another corny love story, let me stop you right there.
Dru has a huge chip on her shoulder despite coming from a loving family. And Gray learns that he has the capacity to love despite coming from a family where love destroys lives. Throw into the mix another suitable love interest, and you have a recipe for love triangle suspense. You know who she’s going to end up with, but you’re waiting for the shoe to drop on an ill conceived bet. And because of Wade’s decision to open the novel with a flash forward to the most suspenseful part, you’re waiting for gunshots to be fired as well.
Who is the stalker? I had no clue. I kept changing my mind. And as someone who prides herself in figuring out endings and whodunit, I did not. Great twist, Wade!
I admire Wade’s writing style, likable characters, and natural dialogue. My only critique is her hangups on name brand shoes. It distracted me from the great story when she talked about Adidas slip ons or the brands of her different sneakers. I think colors would have sufficed. But other than that, I had a hard time putting this book down. I hope that I win the rafflecopter so that I can read the other three books.
Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas.  She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children.  When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction.  She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance!  She’s the Carol Award and Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart and the Texas-set Porter Family series:  Undeniably Yours, Meant to Be Mine, and A Love Like Ours, and Her One and Only.




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One response to “Review: Her One and Only by Becky Wade

  1. AWESOME review — thank you for really making it easy to decide whether this book is worth the time. Can’t wait to read it.

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