03 May 2016

Noela reviews HER ONE AND ONLY by Becky Wade

Her One and Only
Bethany House Publishers (April 26, 2016)

Reviewed by Noela Nancarrow
5 Stars *****


Ingenious, intriguing, and absolutely irresistible! Becky Wade, surely the Queen of Contemporary romance, delivers a tale that generates sparks on every page within ‘Her One and Only!’ A romance that sizzles, a foreboding mystery that baffles, and a powerful and emotive theme of trusting God—all barely even begin to reveal what an enjoyable tale that the ‘one and only’ author Becky Wade has created.

When the Mustang’s popular football star Gray Fowler continues to receive escalating threats from an unknown source, he is assigned an around the clock security team. The brawny, macho, chauvinistic player scoffs at one of his protection agents—a lithe, attractive woman named Dru. But the former marine who’s also a black belt, surprises him by her determination and persistent immunity to his charms. Gray is drawn to this leather-clad ‘super-hero’ but because of his tormented childhood and his parent’s dismal example, he’s sworn off love and commitment. On the other side of things, feisty and confident Dru has a career-tarnished reputation and is fiercely determined to prove herself on the job. And that means no matter how alluring this big football guy is, she will keep everything strictly business. Plus, she has a client she needs to keep alive from a deadly stalker. Can she achieve both?

The electrifying chemistry between Gray and Dru is testimony to the strength of their personalities. Author Becky Wade has nailed it by creating two intricate and flawed characters that connected perfectly—even while irritating each other! It was pure delight watching Dru and Gray’s resistance to each other crack, and witnessing how they bounced off one another with their combined wit. Behind my smiles, however, hovered an edgy uncertainty surrounding the identity of the stalker. The mystery of the anonymous assailant kept me guessing and in suspense constantly. Complimenting the romance and suspense is a touching, inspirational thread on the heartbreaking struggle and anguish of infertility and miscarriage. And of the very real difficulties to trust God fully for life, for love, and for courage. Highly recommended!


*Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion which I have given.*
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This book may be purchased through: AMAZON; CBD; BAM; B&N and your local bookstore. The Kindle version will be available May 26.


GIVEAWAY: Becky Wade is generously giving away WINNER'S CHOICE of either a paperback copy or ebook of HER ONE AND ONLY to one blessed commenter. *Outside of US, ebook only.* To be eligible, please leave your email address for contact purposes, written (at) and (dot) to protect yourself against spammers.



42 comments:

  1. I'd love to win this book. Becky is such a great author. Thanks for the giveaway!
    kathrynlvoss(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks Kate, yes Becky is AMAZING! I HAVE to read every book she writes. :) All the best in the giveaway!

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  2. What a fabulous review, Noela! Your reviews always make me ache. With longing to read the book NOW!! lol Sounds like a wonderfully awesome Becky Wade romance -- as usual!

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    1. It REALLY is one of Becky's best, DIANA, and that's tricky saying that, because all of her books are outstanding reads. It is so difficult to do a book like this justice, so it's good to hear you 'ache' to read it haha. Hugs!

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  3. Thank you for the review and the chance to win. God bless you.

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    1. Thanks LUCY!! Do you know if we have your email, Lucy? If not, we will need you to post it to be eligible for the draw, so that we can contact you should you win. God bless!

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  4. Enjoyed your review. Thank you a great giveaway.

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    1. Thank you MT, and thanks to Becky Wade for the giveaway! Will need your email MT to be in the drawing, so that we can contact you should you win. Thanks!

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    2. Not to worry MT, I saw your email on a recent review and you were in the draw. :)

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  5. Great review. Congratulations on your book Becky Wade!
    Blessings,Tina

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    1. Thanks TINA, and yes, a huge congrats to Becky. It's an amazing book!!

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  6. What a great book and a great giveaway! Thank you for the wonderful review. Have a great day! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks MELANIE! Hope you have a wonderful day/evening also! And all the best with your entry!

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  7. I love Becky Wade's books and I am so excited to get my hands on a copy of this new one.
    reneerachoyolsenATgmailDOTcom

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    1. They're so much fun to read, aren't they HEATHER?! :-) Thanks for coming by!

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  8. Thanks Noela for the good review of Becky's new book. Sounds very good. Would love to win. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com < GOD bless you all.

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    1. Thanks MAXIE, it's a wonderful, absorbing novel and I know you'd love it!! All the best!

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  9. Definitely the Queen of contemporary inspirational romance in my book... My Stubborn Heart introduced me to contemporary inspirational romance and I thank her for it!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Same here, PATTY!! That was the first one I'd read of Becky's also. Being such a huge fan of historicals, I didn't realize contemporary Christian fiction could be amazing! Thanks for your comment!

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  10. NOELA, I love your review! I've not yet met the Porter family. I've read great things about them. *wink*
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Haha CARYL, they are an AMAZING family! And very cute, too. ;) This is a series of books you don't want to miss my friend! All the best with your entry!

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  11. I have read all of Becky's books except for this one, but I hope to change that soon!

    Thanks for the great review and the giveaway.:)

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    1. I hope so too, LIENTJIE, because it's a very enjoyable and satisfying read! :) Blessings!

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    1. I know it hasn't been that long, but I am just as excited for another Becky Wade book. A friend of mine and I have been passing her books back and forth to each other. Your review promises another swoon-worthy read. :)

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    3. You got that right, TERRILL! :) You and your friend will enjoy Her One and Only just as much if not more than Becky's other books. All the best!

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  13. I've heard this might be an interesting book for a guy like me who likes toe-curling romance and action. Nicely written review Noela.
    Luke
    speurneus65 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Sounds like someone's giving you good advice, LUKE. ;) Thanks, I'm really hoping for a win for you or that you get to enjoy it sometime soon!

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    2. I hope it was good advice. ;-)

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    3. You doubt? Never fear Luke, Diana and I are full of good advice. You can always trust us. :)

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  14. I really like the idea "role reversal" of the woman protecting the man. It sounds like it will be an interesting read. Oh and I really like the cover! Thanks for the review and the giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. LORAINE, it was a novel idea for sure! (pardon the pun, lol) And it was perfectly executed! :) Thanks Loraine, and all the best!

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  15. Nice review. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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    1. Thanks KIM, appreciate you coming by to read about Her One and Only! All the best with your entry!

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  16. Love the cover; loved the review. (Love Noela!) Don't put me in the drawing because I already have the book on my Kindle and can't wait to read it! Becky had me with Undeniably Yours!

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    1. Aw MARGARET, I love you too! What a lovely surprise to see you pop in here. I think of you often. You're going to LOVE this one of Becky's, Margaret. :) Hugs!

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  17. "Ingenious, intriguing, and irresistible" - certainly more than enough wonderful adjectives to peak my interest in reading 'Her One and Only'!! A beautiful review, Noela - thank you!! Love the storyline, the spiritual thread on miscarriage and infertility, and also the fact Becky is contributing part of the proceeds from book sales to a charitable cause.

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    1. Becky did an amazing job with this book, BONNIE. I hope you get to read it soon! Thanks!

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  18. Thanks to both of you for this giveaway!! I love Christian fiction so much! I would love to win this book!! I love reading the excitement of a new book!

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    1. Oh and my email is
      ibjoy1953(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    2. Thanks 'splashes of joy' for coming by to read about Sofi's Bridge! I agree, there's nothing like an exciting new book that you just know is going to be great! :)

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