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.
A startling prologue implies that Dru Porter has failed in her assignment to protect football star Gray Fowler. It’s a heart stopping moment: guns are fired, bullets meet their target. Who will live? Who will die? What’s happened to the happy ending every romance is supposed to have? But then, chapter one takes the reader back three months to the day Drew first met her client. What a way to start the final book in Becky Wade’s Porter Family series!
Thankfully, there’s no requirement to have read the previous three books of the series. I’ve read book two, Meant to Be Mine, but I think the other two might be in the unread library of my Kindle. Despite not having read them, I was still able to enjoy Her One and Only. Readers can meet the family and learn what they need to know about Dru’s siblings throughout the narrative. The secondary story concerns her sister-in-law, Meg, who is expecting twins. There’s plenty of drama as Meg attempts to carry her babies to term after previous miscarriages. There are also new characters to appreciate such as Dru’s neighbor, Augustine. Gray isn’t immediately likeable. His bet with a team mate regarding Dru didn’t endear me to him. He goes through some significant life changes, however and, as readers, we get to experience his struggle.
Thanks to the opening prologue, I knew the story wasn’t over when a suspect was detained so I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. It eventually came from a direction I had observed but not fully considered, which I always think is a mark of good writing. The epilogue then wraps up both the book’s plot and the series as a whole. It’s a nice ending but it’s always sad to say goodbye to a group of people you’ve come to know, even if they are fictional.
Thank you to Bethany House and Litfuse Publicity for my complimentary copy of Her One and Only, which I received in exchange for my honest review.
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Publisher: Bethany House (a division of Baker Publishing)
Publication Date: 03 May 2016
Page Count: 400