Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Blog Tour: Her One and Only by Becky Wade

Her One and Only (Porter Family, #4)
Book Description:

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.

Tarah's Review:

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.

Andrea's Review:

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

**Join Becky in celebrating the release of Her One and Only by entering to win her Porter prize pack and $100 cash card giveaway!

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  • A $100 cash card
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  • The Blind Side DVD
  • Necklace with star charm
  • Porter Family navy jersey
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on May 31st. The winner will be announced June 1st on the Litfuse blog.


Blog Tour Schedule:
Alyssa | Sunrise Avenue
Lyn | Lyn Cote-Strong Women, Brave Stories
Debra | 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too !
Mary | The Mary Book Reader
Colletta | Colletta's Kitchen Sink
Faye | Labor Not in Vain
Jalynn | A Simple Life, really?!
Becky | Christian Chick's Thoughts
Beth-Anne | Book Review
Rachel | Smiling Book Reviews
Julia | Christian Bookaholic

Vicky | deal sharing aunt
Kristie | Moments
Rebekah | Caffeinated Christian Raves - N - Reviews

Billy | Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
Vera | Chat With Vera
Carla | Working Mommy Journal

Heidi | Starts At Eight
Laura | Lighthouse Academy
Lucy | Ryebrynn's Random Ramblings

Sally | Proverbial Reads
Heidi | Heidi Reads...
Margaret | The World As I See It

Amy | A Nest in the Rocks
Mackenzie | Spreading His Grace
Krista | Welcome to Married Life
Tarah | Literary Time Out
Pamela | Daysong Reflections
Amanda | The Talbert Report

Britney | Buzzing About Books
Cris | Cris Ruffolo
Suzanne | Cows and Lasers and Everything in Between
Carrie | Reading Is My SuperPower

Jen | The Artist Librarian
Faith | Life w/ Mrs G & the Artist
Natalie | Natalie Walters Writer
Sara Beth | Life, love, writing

Sydney | Singing Librarian Books
Dianna | Savings in Seconds
Carole | The Power of Words
Ashley | Wandering the Pages
Erin | For Him and My Family
Kathleen | Reviews From The Heart
Sarah | Running Through The Storms
Alyssa | 1 Six 1 Five
Mary Jane | The Book Dragon

Alexis | God is Love
Amanda | Amanda's Pile of Books

Amanda | Amandanicolebooks

Margaret | Frugal Shopping and More
Loren | Heart of a Bookworm

April | ElCloud Homeschool
Shannah | Faith * Love * Books
Jennifer | Mother of Three

Rachel | EmpowerMoms
Abbi | Christian Novels
Bekah | Will Bake for Books
Tressa | Wishful Endings
Kemi | Homemaking Organized
Wendy | Life at Rossmont

Dawn | A Passion for Pages
Marissa | The Review Stew
Alison | NOVA Frugal Family

Lori | Morning Glories and moonflowers
Nicki | Confessions of a Teenage Bookworm
Heather | Misadventures of the Dynamic Uno
Cindy | All Things Are Possible

Melissa | Real women. Real life. Real faith.

Melanie | Christian Bookshelf Reviews
Mindy | A Room Without Books is Empty
Amanda | Inklings and Notions

April | Dixie n Dottie
Stacey | WORD Up!
Bethany | Perfect Beginnings
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Anna | Anna Weaver Hurtt, Inspirational Author
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Amelia | Rejoice Evermore

Her One and Only (Porter Family, #4) 
 Title: Her One and Only
Author: Becky Wade
Publisher: Bethany House
Published: May 2016
ISBN:  0764211102
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review