Saturday, April 30, 2016

{Book Review} "Her One and Only" by Becky Wade

Rating: 3/5

Her One and Only is the final book in the Porter family series by Becky Wade. 

Gray Fowler is a star tight end for the Dallas Mustangs, and Dru Porter is a marine turned protective agent for Sutton Security. Gray's life is turned upside down by a stalker who has been sending threatening letters. To keep their star player safe, the Mustangs' management hires Sutton Security to protect Gray and search for the stalker. Dru is assigned as one of Gray's bodyguards, and Gray is less than thrilled. He is utterly offended at the idea of a woman supposedly guarding him. At first, the two of them clash hard, and Dru can't wait for the assignment to be over. However, as the weeks progress and they begin to get to know each other, that quickly changes. Dru struggles with staying objective. Can she protect him and keep her heart from getting involved? This becomes the ultimate test for Dru.

Her One and Only has an entertaining plot, but Wade does not employ the "show, don't tell" method of writing. A lot of times, she will tell readers something outright, instead of letting the characters' actions show how they are feeling. This is something that would have greatly improved the story. The characters are developed well, but some of their interactions could have been described in more detail. 

A central theme in this story is letting go. This theme is threaded throughout the sub-stories of secondary characters as well as in the main story of Dru and Gray's relationship. Wade writes about turning to God to have the strength to let go. This is definitely a theme that Wade works well into her writing. Overall, the plot and writing style are both enjoyable, yet not extraordinary. Her One and Only is a nice, lighthearted, romantic read.

I received an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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