After ten years in the NFL, super star 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.
You know, at first glance I really love the cover of this book. It is bright and eye-catching, and I love that it matches the other covers in the Potter Family Series. But when you really look close at it and study it for a long time, it starts to lose its appeal and I start to find flaws with it. That's kind of how reading this book was for me. Right after I read it, I thought it was a good read (which I still do), but if I take the time to really think about it and analyze it a little bit, it starts to lose its appeal a little bit.
I had a hard time relating to Dru. I'm all about having strong women leads, and I thought it was fun that instead of him protecting her it was the other way around. I don't know though...I've never really understood the "I'm such a strong woman I don't need anyone else, especially not a man" stereotype. Obviously, since this is a romance, that doesn't last though the whole book, but I just really struggled to relate to Dru. All of this aside though, if you can relate to her, she really is a great character.
I actually liked Gray and how he kept needling Dru and teasing and pushing. I was a little bothered by the alcohol and his past, but I loved how he was trying to become better, and let go of the past and forgive those who hurt him. I also really liked how Dru's brothers were free with their opinions and played a small role in this story. I'm not sure I liked Meg's POV in it though. Don't get me wrong, I like Meg, but she already had her story and it kind of interrupted the flow of this one. I think everything that happened with her could have still happened in the story, without changing POV's to her.
Ooo, I loved the who-done-it part at the end though, that threw me a curve ball and I wasn't expecting that to happen. Would have liked a little bit more on what happens after, but it was well done.
With all that I just said, it might not make sense, but I would read this again, and I'd let my book reading friends know about it. I'm definitely interested in what Wade is going to come up with next.
I really liked the story about Dru and Gray. I've enjoyed the other books about the Porters that I've read but I thought it was strange having Meg and Bo chapters in here where they already had their book. What happens to them was good, it was just interrupting the suspenseful story that Dru and Gray were involved in. I think what happened with them could still have been included without Meg's first person chapters scattered throughout this book.
Dru and Gray were both great characters. Gray wasn't immediately likable but he grew on me. Especially as being around Dru helped open his eyes to what was really important. She was tough but had a very loving side when she was around her family and her elderly neighbor.
Faith plays a pretty large part in this story, but it didn't feel intrusive or preachy the way it was written.
The suspense was great. I kept going back and forth on who Gray's stalker was and I was quite surprised by who it ended up being.
I struggled with some names in here. Reading Gray I often thought Gary. Dru was a very masculine name. Fi I usually pronounced fee
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Title: Her One and Only
Author: Becky Wade
Publisher: Bethany House
Published: May 2016
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review