I have enjoyed all of Becky Wade’s Porter Family series featuring the three Porter brothers but in the fourth and final book of the series, I finally had the chance to discover baby sister Dru’s story. I was not sure what to expect because after all, how could a mere woman compete with those three awesome heroes from the first three novels? I really should have trusted what I already knew about Becky Wade – she does not ever disappoint!
With three older brothers who excelled in everything they did, Dru had a lot to live up to – or so she thought. She had spent her entire life trying to measure up to her big brothers but never felt like she succeeded. None of her efforts to compete, including a stint in the Marines and accomplishments in marksmanship and martial arts, fulfilled her need for approval. Her latest career as a bodyguard has not gotten off to a very good start so Dru hopes to prove herself with her latest assignment, protecting a NFL super star Gray Fowler. She finds this mission to be more challenging than expected.
Both Dru and Gray are very complex characters with backgrounds so diverse that a romance between them should be utterly unexpected. Of course that is where Wade excels. She can take two thoroughly unsuitable characters and bring them together all the while using their relationship to bring healing and restoration to them both. I liked the way Gray and Dru’s acquaintance began with dislike and indifference into a strong emotional bond that focused on wanting the best for the other person.
A strong theme of trusting in God rather than one’s own strength was woven throughout this suspense filled novel. The plot itself moved along at the perfect pace with both emotionally riveting and action packed scenes that kept me invested in the story. Some twists along the way turned into a surprise or two by the end. I also enjoyed catching up to the Porter guys and their families. In fact a secondary story featuring Meg and Bo is woven into the plot which added another element of tension to the overall story. All-in-all, “Her One and Only” was a satisfying conclusion to the series. I truly hate to see it end but am certain that Wade will provide her readers with another series that is equally loved.
A copy of this book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
|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.
Find out more about Becky at http://beckywade.com.
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