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Have you ever fallen in love with an author the very first time you read their book? This is exactly what happened to me the first time I read Becky Wade’s debut novel, My Stubborn Heart. Since then, I have loved every book I’ve read written by her. Her One and Only, the last book in her series “Porter Family”, was no exception.
If you’re looking for a great fiction book to read, I definitely recommend picking up a copy of Her One and Only. Reading is so important and beneficial for anyone, especially moms. Without further ado, let’s talk about why I liked Wade’s book so much.
Review of Her One and Only
Her One and Only centers around the youngest of the Porter family, Dru, and her job as a protection agent. After a botched mission in Mexico, Dru determines to fix her career and prove herself by protecting her newest client, Gray Fowler, from his stalker at all costs. However, things start to get sticky when Dru finds herself attracting to her NFL playing client despite herself. Despite her attraction, she determines to stay emotionally uninvolved with Gray.
Gray finds himself in a bet to win Dru’s affections even as he brushes off the threat of his stalker. Even though he has no interest in love or a deep relationship of any kind, he finds himself slipping down the slippery slope and getting more emotionally involved with Dru by the second.
I love the tension that grew between Dru and Gray as the two tried to stay emotionally uninvolved with each other, even though they obviously couldn’t keep resisting it forever. Both characters had pasts that made them into the people they were at present. This made them much more three dimensional and real. As the details slowly were uncovered, it became clear why they were the way they were.
Their individual rocky pasts also provided the groundwork for them to have realistic flaws. This was an important one for me because flaws are realistic; everyone has them. Some books make it difficult to pick out a character’s flaw and how it affects them, but I didn’t find that to be the case here. Both Gray and Dru obviously had issues to work out. It was also great that these issues had to be resolved in order for them to gain traction in a relationship.
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My only beef with this book was that Dru’s sister, Meg, occasionally had a chapter covering her issues with her pregnancy. For me, it just didn’t feel like the book was about Meg in any significant way. Which in turn made the small sections about her feel out of place and unnecessary. Like they were more of a distraction from what the main plot was really about. Anyway, I would have personally found it more enjoyable without those parts thrown in, but they were short enough to breeze through and get back to Dru and Gray.
What about you?
Have you read Her One and Only? If so, what was your favorite part? If not, have you read any of Wade’s other books? Let me know in the comments below!