Meet Dru, the last Porter to have her story told... Her One and Only by Becky Wade (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

Becky Wade has become one of my favorite inspirational romance authors. I've been looking forward to her newest release since reading the last book in this series, to find out about the youngest Porter sibling, Dru. I was so happy to find that I loved Dru just as much as the other Porters. Read my full thoughts and check out the giveaway below...

Her One and Only (Porter Family, #4)
Her One and Only
(Porter Family #4)
by Becky Wade
Christian Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
May 3rd 2016 by Bethany House Publishers

Summary

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.

Read the Prologue and Chapter One here.

  
   
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My Review

HER ONE AND ONLY is a story of danger, forgiveness, family, and romance as two independent and fierce individuals are thrown together. What starts as irritation along with some major attraction, turns into so much more as a friendship grows and as these characters struggle to open up to each other. With heartfelt emotion, this is one of Becky Wade's best novels to date and one highly recommended for fans and readers of the genre!

The story pulled me in from the first page. After a few chapters I was thinking that this would become my favorite book from this author to date (I think Ty's story, Meant to be Mine, still holds that spot, but not by much). The banter between the two main characters was fabulous and had me cracking up half the time. I could immediately feel the chemistry between these two and could feel it escalate. Talk about some serious swoon-worthy moments! I also liked that the author didn't shy away from these characters' emotions and struggles. They're there, real, and relatable. Beyond that, the characters are complex and have their own weaknesses and strengths. I really fell in love with them.

Then there was the suspense aspect, which ramped everything up. It felt realistic and was a well written part of this book. There were also cameos from the whole Porter clan, which I loved. Those who haven't read the rest of the series, probably won't appreciate these parts as much, but this can still be read as a standalone (although why would you want to skip the rest of this series???). Then there were the issues with these characters' pasts, especially Gray's, as they struggle to forgive, to let go, and to trust in God. There was such strong emotion in this story that really made this book for me. It's those struggles and those emotions that made the dangerous, inspirational, and happy moments even more so. The inspiration was definitely present, but it didn't feel pushy, unrealistic, or overtake the story. It was such a good balance between the inspiration, romance, and suspense.

In the end, was it what I wished for? Yes. I loved this book from beginning to end and didn't want to put it down. I read it in one day and would read it again. It's definitely worth picking up!

Here's a favorite quote:

And another one that I loved, but found the author already had an image for:
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Content: Some violence, innuendo, references to drinking, partying, and sleeping around, but in context and clean.

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

Other Books in the Series

 Meant to be Mine (A Porter Family Novel, #2) A Love Like Ours (Porter Family #3)
(Each linked to my reviews.)

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.


Tour-Wide Giveaway

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.

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Have you read any of Becky's books? Do you like books with pro athletes or suspense mixed with your romance?

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