Her One and Only by Becky Wade

Her One and Only by Becky WadeGray Fowler, star Nfl tight end, is being pursued by a stalker, so his team hires a protection agency to keep Gray under the watch of a bodyguard at all times. When Gray meets Dru Porter, an agent assigned to him, he’s indignant. How can an attractive young female half his size possibly protect him?

But Dru’s a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt. She’s also ferociously determined to uncover the identity of Gray’s stalker. And she’s just as determined to avoid any kind of romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past. But the closer they get to finding the stalker, the closer they grow to each other. As the danger rises, can Dru and Gray entrust their hearts–and their lives–to one another?

Dru and Gray. Their perfect for each other. Or at least that’s what I think, but will they figure it out?

Gray is a famous football player for the Dallas Mustangs. He’s also known to be a player off the field and has a long line of ex-girlfriends. So when he begins receiving threatening letters he believes it to be one of them. His management doesn’t take it as lightly and hires Sutton Security for his protection.

Dru Porter, a former Marine, is now part of his detail. They, of course, do not get along very well in the beginning. He is cocky, and entitled. While Dru is also cocky but all business. They could not possibly be more different. That is unitl a couple of weeks have passed with them being together daily.

While Dru is posing as Gray’s girlfriend she is also targeted by his stalker. Gray, for some reason he doesn’t understand, is more worried for her safety than his own. During their time together they strike up a friendship and Dru finds herself falling for ‘Big Football Player.’ So much so, that she takes herself off his detail so they can actually date.

One night while Dru and Gray are leaving a restaurant she spots a vehicle that looks just like the believed stalkers. Now you know she goes looking for him, what else could she do?! So she goes out the back door of a nearby coffee shop in the strip and works her way back towards the parking lot. Then Gray comes searching for her, yelling her name as he makes it into the ally. A man steps out from the shadows and starts toward Gray. Dru, who is behind the man, takes off running to catch the stalker before he gets to Gray. After a struggle the man is in cuffs and arrested. Finally the stalker is out of Gray’s life.

Dru and Gray continue to date. She has learned a lot about why he is the way he is and is prepared to wait for him to trust her. Until she runs into Corbin, a friend and teammate of Gray’s, at the coffee shop she as she was waiting to meet with Gray for a date. Corbin lets it slip about the met he and Gray had made. When Gray walks in Dru had to know the truth. It crushed her and she didn’t know what to do about the relationship. She was in love with Gray but he didn’t want anything serious. So now, they are no longer together 😦

A couple of weeks later Gray is scheduled to speak at a fundraiser Dru had previously agreed to bring a friend to. And thankfully so….

While Gray was on stage Dru was being Dru. Surveying the area, picking out the biggest threats. That’s when she seen him. He was a long ways from home wearing an oversized camo jacket with heavy pockets. She knew he shouldn’t be there. That’s when he pulled something out of each pocket. Dru was now on the move..

While passing a security guard playing on his phone, she snatches his gun and trains it on her target. He leaves one pistol trained on Gray but moves the other towards Dru. Three bangs later the man is being tackled by Dru’s brother and Gray is standing over her.

Let me just say, I wish I’d have read this whole series. All the characters are so strong and fascinating. Her One and Only also revisits the characters from the first three book. Now when I read them I’ll be backwards. But trust me, this family is worth it! Becky Wade brings them to life and keeps you wanting to turn page after page. Although Her One and Only is part of the Porter Family Novels, it is also a great stand alone. I truly enjoyed this book, and cant wait to read the others.

I received a complimentary copy of this book via Baker Publishing in exchange for an honest review. These thoughts and opinions are all mine.

Breaker’s Reef by Terri Blackstock

Breaker's Reef by Terri Blackstock

Murder and mystery continue in Book Four of the Cape Refuge series A famous mystery writer has just moved to Cape Refuge when a teenage girl is found murdered. Sheila Caruso–ex-con, mother to Sadie and Caleb, and resident of Hanover House–is working for the writer when she discovers that a scene in one of his novels matches the crime scene. When Police Chief Cade and Blair Owens discover a second dead teenager–mirroring a murder in another of the eccentric writer’s books–Cade is drawn into a web of trickery and deceit. Evidence turns up in Cade’s own truck, and suddenly he becomes the number-one suspect. Cade tries to clear his name, but when eighteen-year-old Sadie Caruso disappears, tensions mount to a fever pitch. Can Cade find the real killer before Sadie winds up dead? Is the novelist a demented killer, or a hapless victim? And what does Sadie’s own mother have to do with the crimes? Secrets are uncovered, while lessons are learned about the sins of the father being visited upon his children. Will the consequences of Sheila’s life be fatal, or is there redemption and mercy for her and her children? “Chief Matthew Cade rarely considered another line of work, but news of the dead teenage girl made him long for a job as an accountant or electrician—some benign vocation that didn’t require him to look into the eyes of grieving parents.”

UGHHH!!! I’m soooo so very sad to see this one end. Maybe one day Terri Blackstock will come back and give us a glimpse into the lives of the residents years down the road….

A young girl is found dead, and the new clueless officer didn’t preserve the scene… Dude, how could you possibly mess up evidence? Moving one… she is one of the nicest teens in town, never got into any trouble. How could she have been murdered? No one understands this…

On the bright side, Shelia has found a job. She is now working for an eccentric novelist that has just moved to town. Is this a coincidence or does it have something to do with the murdered girl? At first you think he has nothing to do with it, until you realize its straight from one of his books… And MORGAN IS PREGNANT!!! Sorry, but I got so excited when I read that I think I cried happy tears 🙂 But is all well? She’s early and with her history, really scared.

Then two teenage girls come to town looking for one of their mothers. They are staying in a shady hotel but think they will be fine as long as they stay inside. Of course, we all know that’s not true. But we don’t find that out until Cade is getting ready to propose to Blaire. Yup, you read that right. Are you as excited as me? Well, I was until another girl turned up murdered in the exact spot he was planning the most romantic proposal. Now Cade is a suspect.

When they realize that girl came to town with another one everyone is frantic trying to find her. That’s when Sadie learns she has a sister, yup and she is the girl still missing. And you know Sadie, she is just as determined as Blair when there’s a story to figure out. She goes looking for her sister and ends up finding her in the most unlucky of ways. Unfortunately no one knows where she went looking, so have no way of getting there quickly.

When Cade realizes a guy from the hotel is also missing they set out trying to find him. Shelia snatches another address for the guy from McCormick’s seat and set out to find him herself. Now, you have to remember Shelia and Joe McCormick have struck up an unlikely friendship and he hopes for more. Will this ruin it? Anyways… Cade and Joe follow after her. Not believing they will actually find anything helpful once they get there.

But you know they do. They end up finding Shelia and her two daughters with the man that snatched them. Little did they know at the time there was another guy on the loose. And of course Amelia, Shelia’s daughter, can recognize him. If only they can find him before he hurts someone else…

I have to stop there because I don’t want to give it all away, but I have to say I really enjoyed the ending of this one. Everyone seems to be doing great at the end. Even Sadie finally has a really nice boy that she’s dating. Hope you enjoyed Cape Refuge as much as I did 🙂