Author: Becky Wade
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christian Romance , Romantic Suspense
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Heat Rating: 1
All the feels Rating: 4
Release Date: May 3rd
Copy kindly provided by Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.
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
Gray Fowler, famous tight end for the Dallas Mustangs, is pretty surprised when he discovers one of his new (unwanted) body guards is an attractive female. Unfortunately, Dru Porter isn’t too surprised to see the reaction Gray has to her being a woman. As a former Marine and current executive protection agent, Dru is more than qualified, but knows she has to prove herself more than any man would. Since she loves what she does, she is willing to put up with her clients egos. Even Gray’s massive one, no matter how much he protests he doesn’t need her help.
They are quick to judge each other- Dru thinks of Gray as a stubborn womanizer, who doesn’t take anything seriously besides football. Gray thinks of Dru as a cold, uptight woman, who may be more stubborn than he is. But as Gray’s stalker becomes more and more aggressive, the two of them grow closer, and an unlikely friendship forms between them. A friendship that starts to feel like it could be more.
Her One And Only is touching, sweet, and filled with a splash of suspense. It’s a great enemies to lovers tale, that feels real and honest. It’s the kind of book that will make you smile as you read it, but also reflect on your own life.
I loved Dru. I thought Becky Wade did a perfect job with her. She is tough, independent, comfortable with her faith- basically the type of person you can’t help but root for. She also has some insecurities, like the rest of us, and at times is vulnerable behind her hard outer shell. Clearly she is selfless, since she puts herself on the line for another person for her career.
I also loved the character of Gray, even though at first he is almost the complete opposite of Dru. He is cocky, arrogant, doesn’t take anything besides football seriously, and is charming- using that fully to his advantage. However, Wade added more dept to him, giving him a rough back story, that makes you feel for the guy. Gray is actually a pretty good guy, a great friend, and even, dare I say, romantic at times? He defiantly grows on you. I love that he starts to accept his flaws, and works to change them. Not only for Dru, but for himself. To be a better man.
Becky Wade did a fabulous job with Her One And Only. Not everyone can create characters you connect with right away, but she manage to pull it off. Besides the romance of the book, I also liked the twists and turns with Gray’s stalker. It gave the book a little extra oomph. If you are looking for sweet romance, a book with a big heart, talk of faith, some sports talk and suspense, you need to check out Her One And Only. It is part of a series, though can be read as a standalone!
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Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas. It was during her years abroad that Becky’s passion for reading turned into a passion for writing. She published three historical romances with Avon Books, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her three kids, then recently returned to writing sheerly for the love of it. She felt led to move to the genre of contemporary Christian romance and couldn’t be more thrilled with it.
These days Becky can be found failing but trying to keep up with her housework, sweating at the gym, carting her kids around town, playing tennis, hunched over her computer, eating chocolate, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with her husband.
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