Her One and Only by Becky Wade | Book Review by Loraine Nunley

Synopsis of the book:

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 lead 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:

I wasn’t sure I was going to like this story because both characters started off with such big personalities. Gray had a huge ego and Dru dripped independence. After getting to know them, I really enjoyed their story. This was a neat twist on male bodyguards and I love the contrast of the small female protecting the man who was physically larger. Great story.

I didn’t care much for Dru in the previous books of this series, but I did like her ability to stand up to her older brothers which was really prevalent as she grew into an adult. I loved the way that she was able to hold her own with Gray and their banter was fun. When she began to change (just a little) as she fell in love, I just laughed at how the ‘girly’ emotions caught her off guard. The feminism rounded her character out.

Gray was a typical celebrity at first. I wasn’t sure I was going to like him but watching Dru stand up to him in a way that he was not used to made for an entertaining read. He also began to change for the better as he fell in love and by the end, I really liked him.

I loved that the Porter family was in this book. Getting to see all of them change and grow was one of my favorite parts of this book. This is one of my favorite series on families.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

Dru dealing with her ‘girlyness’ as she fell in love.

What I didn’t like about this book:

Only that this is the end of the Porter family series. I will miss them all.

My rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others?  Definitely. Particularly if you like stories where the characters feel like they don’t belong anywhere but are able to find their ‘home’ by the end of the story. This is the fourth and final book of the Porter Family series. It could be read as a standalone, but why would you want to do that? I recommend reading the series in order so that you can watch the family grow.

Note: I received this book in a giveaway. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed are my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Becky Wade, author website

-Loraine Nunley

 

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