Becky Wade. Her One and Only. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 2016.
It’s been quite a year for Christian contemporary fiction. Earlier this year, Susan May Warren wrapped up the Christiansen Family series. Now, acclaimed author, Becky Wade is releasing the final installment of the Porter Family series.
In the fourth and final novel of Ms. Wade’s celebrated Porter Family series, Her One and Only tells the long-awaited story of Dru Porter. A former Marine and current executive protection agent (read: bodyguard), Dru has made her own mark on her profession, developing a name for herself away from her brothers and the world of the Whispering Creek Ranch. Gray Fowler, the star tight end of the NFL’s Dallas Mustangs, is convinced that he is safe, in spite of mounting evidence of an active stalker. When he is introduced to Dru as part of his security team, he can’t quite take her seriously. However, as the threat increases, Gray soon finds himself fascinated by the pint-sized black belt at his side. Can Dru keep Gray safe when she finds herself growing closer to the client she is obligated to protect, something that cost her years before?
Her One and Only offers a stunning and suspense-driven conclusion to the Porter Family series. Dru and Gray’s story will leave readers cheering and anxious to see what Ms. Wade will come up with next!
I’ve been a huge fan of Ms. Wade’s books and the Porter Family series, in particular. Throughout the novels, I always wondered how she would beat the excellence of her previous works and she has always come through. However, I recognized that Dru Porter’s story would need to be absolutely unique and compelling to fit the character’s personality. After reading an early release copy of Her One and Only, I can reassure readers that they will not be left disappointed. Ms. Wade masterfully develops Dru’s story, while interweaving further details of the other Porter family members, especially Meg from Undeniably Yours. This novel goes to prove why Ms. Wade has emerged as an award-winning author in the contemporary Christian fiction genre, as she once again pushes the boundaries of her own writing and character development to create a larger-than-life cast fit to order for a series set in the wide-world of Texas.
Fans of Ms. Wade’s previous novels, especially the Porter Family series, will absolutely want to read Her One and Only! Additionally, readers who enjoy contemporary Christian fiction by such authors as Melissa Tagg and Susan May Warren or those with a Western/Texas setting will also want to try reading this novel. Ms. Wade utilizes a very approachable writing style that makes for a relatively fast and light read. In comparison to her other novels, this storyline has more suspense-driven action, due to the nature of Dru’s work as an executive protection agent and former marine. It also incorporates some sports references, although non-sports fans will likely still enjoy the characters, too. :)
Special thanks to NetGalley and Bethany House Publishers for an advanced copy of Her One and Only!
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