Monday, June 13, 2016

Her One and Only

GIVEAWAY

WADE, BECKY
HER ONE AND ONLY

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.

My Review:

Contemporary romance with a side of suspense? Yes please! Such delicious fare! A fitting grand finale for the Porter Family Novels, even if it is bittersweet since we have come to the end. I'm going to miss losing myself in the midst of Porter mania. Nothing like sibling banter, incorrigible big brother teasing and the sweet glimpse of three happily ever afters in full bloom. There's also a bonus Meg/Bo side story that had me blubbering like a baby...and expanded this last book to nearly 400 pages. An added bonus of reader bliss for sure!

Haven't read any of the books in this series? (Why ever not?!) No worries -- you can still enjoy Dru and Gray's story. You just won't get the full Porter impact that will leave seasoned fans cheering.

Okay -- it's true confession time. I wasn't that into Gray....at first. Hunky football player with plenty of charisma -- sure. But his attitude left me cold. He's everything you might imagine a mega super sports star to be. Way too macho for his own good. Women and booze and a love 'em and leave 'em mentality did not endear him to me. But Wade works her magic -- in fact there's one teensy little piece of information at the very beginning that I clung to. It gave me hope for the scarred soul of a man clearly on the run.

Dru is the perfect foil for Gray. She's tough and feisty and not about to take any nonsense from her latest client. Some of the best dialogue ever in a contemporary romance. Unexpected jabs of humour in the midst of intense conversation had me chortling out loud. And no subject was taboo -- they talked about sex and faith with equal candor. And that's what I love about Wade's characters -- she writes them real and flawed and grappling with the same issues the rest of us are.

Dru is a recommitted Christian. She's made significant changes in her life and achieved a certain level of peace with who she is and what her faith means to her. Gray thinks of himself as a Christian, but his lifestyle doesn't speak of conviction. His faith journey is profound. It brought to light the fact that Jesus can make a difference in even the most jaded and broken heart. And Gray has a lot of hurt. His story, slowly revealed throughout the book, explains a lot and I found myself feeling ashamed for judging him so harshly when I first met him. (Yes, I know he's a character and this is a novel but it feels that real to me!)

An incredible conclusion to an unforgettable series that I'm sure to read over and over again.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Her One and Only please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 19 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

39 comments:

  1. I have heard everyone say they loved this one! I know Becky definitely tells a great story. :)
    lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Yes she does! Good luck, Susan.

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  2. I am really looking forward to reading this book! Thank you!!!!!!
    kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, Kate. Good luck.

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  3. Kav, I just loved this review! You always make me want to pick up the books you read! Thank you for your work :)

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  4. OH, this one sounds great, Kav, thank you!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's truly remarkable. Good luck, Melanie.

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  5. Loved the first 3 books in this series! This one is still on my TBR list. Becky lelandandbecky at reagan dot com

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    1. It's an awesome series! I love the Porter clan. Good luck, Becky.

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  6. I'm a fan of Becky Wade and I don't own this book so thanks for the chance to win it Kav. Have a great week!
    dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. You're welcome, Diane. Good luck.

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  7. I haven't read a Becky Wade yet, but I've heard great things and this one sounds very intriguing! :)

    Many Blessings, Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Gasp!!!!! I'm speechless. LOL Good luck, Amada.

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  8. I love Becky Wade and I'm working my way through the series. This is the only one I don't have so I'm thrilled to have the chance to win a copy. Thanks for the great review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Don't you just love the Porters, Pam? Such a great family. I want to meet them. LOL Good luck!

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  9. I have read Becky's other novels and really enjoyed them. This is one that I'm looking forward to reading.

    nina4sm/at/gmail/dot/com

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    1. It's worth all the anticipation you can muster up. Good luck, Sylvia.

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  10. I have not read a Becky Wade book but I would love to!
    1savedfamily@gmail.com

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    1. And you will love them when you do get a chance. Good luck, Kelly.

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  11. thanks for the opportunity to read this novel, kav.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  12. I haven't read any of Becky's books but look forward to doing so!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  13. I've loved each of Becky's books, and can't wait to read the conclusion to the Porter family series!

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  14. Great review, Kav! I need to meet the Porter family.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  15. I haven't read any of Becky's books yet but am looking forward to doing so! d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. You're in for a treat, Donna. Good luck.

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  16. Love those flawed characters, and how can I not love characters with the last name Porter (my maiden name)?? I'd love to read 'Her One and Only' - thanks for the opportunity, Kav!!

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    1. Oooh -- maybe you'll find them to be long lost cousins. :-) Wouldn't that be fun? Good luck, Bonnie.

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  17. This is a wonderful conclusion to a fantastic series. If you like contemporary romance, read the whole series. No need to enter me in the drawing for this one since I already have a copy.

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    1. Yes -- the whole series is fantastic. Such a gifted writer.

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  18. This book looks so amazing! I definitely want to check out the whole series! My email address is kellyjrodriguezATcomcastDOTnet

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    1. Oh, yes, you definitely should. Good luck, Kelly.

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  19. I have her book "A Love Like Ours" on my shelf, I'd really like to have all the Porter family series next to it. Thanks for the chance to add this one to my collection!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. It's a collection that belongs in every library, I think. Good luck, Trixi.

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