Her One and Only + Giveaway


"Love rescues...that's what love does."



Title:  Her One and Only
Series: The Porter Family Novels, Book 4
Author: Becky Wade
Publisher:  Bethany House
Release Date:  May 3, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance



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.

                                                                                                                                                                      



Let me tell you something. Something I'm kicking myself for not being there already. How could I have not read any of Becky Wade's Porter Family series until this one, Her One and Only?! HOW?!!

Her One and Only is the perfect contemporary romance with just the right amount of lovey dovey, mixed in with some suspense and character development. Not to mention, the support of a great cast of family, friends and even nefarious villains. OK, maybe not that nefarious, but there are definitely some great characters you don't want to miss. And for a great romance, you'll need our main characters. In this story, we have Dru Porter.  She makes me want to be HER.

"...she was, very simply, exactly who she was. Formidable. Like a female Old West sheriff come to life in this modern day.  Girl power personified." (37) 

And Gray Fowler, NFL superstar with playboy persona, and oh so confidently yummy.

" 'I got to where I am...by being determined...You're going to love me,' he said.
Oh, God, she prayed, needing steadying.  She was outright terrified that he might be right." (196)

OK, maybe he's not particularly my type, but anyone can see (read) that he is definitely the one for Dru.  Both with the need to find faith in God and their own happy ending, giving way to a connection that is beyond sizzling. Their attraction is undeniable, yet one also see their vulnerabilities, especially with Dru, and that's what makes her so attractive as a character.  She's tough on the outside and to many, that may define her, but Gray sees more - who she is, and vice versa.  Their easy and sometimes frustrating banter makes these two a fun pair.

In terms of characters, I must also bring up Meg. Her story line in Her One and Only resonated with me on a personal level, and really pulled at my heartstrings. Reading about how she grapples with trust in God makes it real.  The pain she'd been through, along with the support of family had me praying for her even though she's just a character in a novel.

With humor and suspense, Becky Wade's Her One and Only grants readers the pleasure of finding a read that embodies emotional and spiritual growth, all combined perfectly.


NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House Publishers through TLC Book Tours for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.


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Becky Wade is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and moved to Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market, took time off to raise her children, then felt God nudging her to pursue contemporary Christian fiction. Becky is a Carol Award winner and a finalist for both a RITA and an INSPY Award.




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7 comments:

  1. ok my friend. Your next assignment is to read Meant to be Mine :-D

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  2. Way ahead of you, my friend. I'm currently on A Love Like Ours. I figure if I've started with Book 4, mind as well go backwards in order! Right?!! ;)

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  3. Reading this one now (so I'm not reading your review yet because I have to write my own, too), but so far, I'm LOVING it. Becky's novels are always full of joy and lots of fun. :)

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  4. O Rissi! I'm that way too! And you are right...I'm loving what I'm reading of Becky's!

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  5. Becky writes some of the best romance dialogue/scenes and characters!! Has me swooning all over the place! :-) Great review, Annie!

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  6. I hope you'll get a chance to read more of the books in this series!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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  7. I just finished reading The 5th Wave trilogy and it was amazing!!

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