Thursday, May 12, 2016

"her one and only" by becky wade

I don't think words can adequately express just how excited I've been for Her One and Only! Ever since I fell in love with Becky Wade's My Stubborn Heart (which Timehop recently informed me was exactly four years ago), I've eagerly anticipated her subsequent releases. Her One and Only marks the final book in the Porter Family series, and it was everything I'd hoped for and more.

After ten years in the NFL, super star 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.

I like to go into Becky Wade's books blind. I trust that they're going to be good, and I want to discover everything about them for myself, so I largely ignore book descriptions. I began reading Her One and Only knowing it would be about youngest Porter sibling Dru, and she would be a bodyguard. Period. So what I discovered as I read surprised me in a very good way.

Her One and Only is romantic suspense!

It's definitely more "romance" than "suspense," but the suspense is there, and it's done well. In fact, if Wade wanted to write a romantic suspense series, I wouldn't complain. The suspense surrounds Gray's stalker, and I changed my mind about the stalker's identity about five times ... never arriving on the correct person. (In fact, if I was a betting woman, I would have placed money on the stalker being a certain character—and I would have lost it all.) However, once everything was revealed, it all made sense, which isn't always a given with romantic suspense.

Of course, Her One and Only contains Wade's trademark toe-curling romance, too. I loved watching Dru and Gray fight their attraction and eventually fall for each other. While all the Porter romances have been great, I think Dru & Gray's is second only to Ty & Celia's from Meant to Be Mine—and that's saying something, as Meant to Be Mine is one of my all-time favorite books!

The other thing that I loved about Her One and Only is that it brought closure to Meg & Bo's story from Undeniably Yours, the first Porter novel. While they seemed to get their happily ever after in Undeniably Yours, glimpses we saw of them in the second and third novels showed some struggles. When Meg's story picked up in Her One and Only (which is told from Dru's, Gray's, and Meg's perspectives), I gasped and then cheered. And then I was nervous for Meg through the whole novel, as her happy ending was not a given. (Is this intentionally vague? Yes. You'll understand when you read the book.)

The whole Porter Family series has been wonderful, and Her One and Only was a delight to read. While I'm sorry to see this series end, this was a great way to go out! 5 stars.

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Read my reviews of the Porter Family Series: Undeniably Yours (5 stars), Meant to Be Mine (5 stars), and A Love Like Ours (5 stars); My Stubborn Heart (5 stars); and Love in the Details (5 stars).
Becky Wade is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and now lives in Dallas. A favorite among readers of Christian contemporary romance, Becky has won a Carol Award, an Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, and an INSPY Award. 

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Meet Dru Porter, former Marine, expert markswoman, and black belt—who also happens to be assigned as a bodyguard to star NFL tight end Gray Fowler. Don't miss the final Porter family novel by Becky Wade, Her One and Only. Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, and Dru is determined to find his stalker. 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.

Join Becky in celebrating the release of Her One and Only by entering to win her Porter prize pack and $100 cash card giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Her One and Only
  • A $100 cash card
  • Follow Your Heart tote bag
  • 24 oz Tervis Wonder Woman Tumbler
  • The Blind Side DVD
  • Necklace with star charm
  • Porter Family navy jersey
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on May 31st. The winner will be announced June 1st on the Litfuse blog.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free for review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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