Becky Wade is one of the authors that I discovered through blogging book reviews, and I enjoy getting the chance to read her new books before they are released. I didn’t realize that Her One and Only is the fourth in a series, but it didn’t keep me from enjoying it. Instead, it makes me really want to go back and read the rest of the Porter Family Novels.
Dru Porter is the youngest of four siblings. She was raised with three older brothers, and she’s spent a lifetime trying to prove that she measures up to them. After serving a tour in the Marines, she went to work for a protective agency, and she’s just received her newest assignment. She’s going to be a bodyguard for Gray Fowler, a popular NFL tight end. Sparks fly as Dru and Gray initially decide they don’t like each other. When they decide to try to tolerate one another, they realize they not only like one another, they really, really like one another. Gray has a stalker who’s sending him threatening letters. Recently they’ve escalated and the stalker is promising to kill Gray and Dru. As the danger increases, Dru’s determination to keep Gray safe does as well, and because of his deepening feelings for her, Gray is bothered by this. When Dru wants to pursue a deeper relationship, Gray pulls away. But that won’t stop Dru from making the ultimate sacrifice for the man she’s decided is “her one and only.”
This book is great and I loved it from the first page. It leads off with Dru realizing she’s been tricked and pursuing a gunman in an unknown location. Shots are fired and then the first chapter jumps back three months to Dru and Gray’s first meeting. It was a great way to start the book, that captivates the reader’s attention immediately. I was left guessing about the identity of the stalker until the very end. The only issue I had with this book was Dru’s decision to date Gray even though she knew he wasn’t pursuing a relationship with God. While it worked out good for them in the end, we all know that it doesn’t always turn out that way. Other than that, I thought this book was charming, sweet and very non-traditional.
This finale in the Porter Family series wraps everything up nicely. I loved this book and highly recommend it, even if you haven’t read the others. Ms. Wade has a gift for writing believable, enjoyable books that are clean and leave you feeling happy at the end. Give this one a try!
I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own and a favorable review was not required. Look for Her One and Only on or around May 3.