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Review and Giveaway: True To You by Becky Wade June 13, 2017

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After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now.

Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. However, when John, an adoptee, is diagnosed with an inherited condition, he’s forced to dig into the secrets of his ancestry.

John enlists Nora’s help to uncover the identity of his birth mother, and as they work side by side, this pair of opposites begins to suspect that they just might be a perfect match. But can their hope for a future survive their wounds from the past?

My thoughts and giveaway:

I love Becky Wade’s books so I was anxious to start this new series.

Nora is such a sweetie and kind of dorky, which made me like her even more. She isn’t some seductress, although she might like to be, but she’s anything but smooth. I really liked her and could identify with her insecurities.

John is truly a hero and when we meet him he is most definitely that. Becky did a great job of not letting the reader know too soon what his diagnosis was. Although I was wanting to know what exactly what was going on with him.

The town of Merryweather is super sweet too. I want to visit there ūüôā

This really is a great story and I can’t wait to read about the other Bradford sisters.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

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Review and Giveaway: Her One and Only by Becky Wade June 14, 2016

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After ten years in the NFL, superstar 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.

My thoughts and giveaway:

This is the final book of the Porter series and Becky has done a great job of wrapping everything up. Not only do we get to hear Dru’s story but we meet up with all the other Porter’s who we have met previously and get to see what is going on.

With that being said, have no fear if you haven’t had a chance to read the other books, Becky works everything in so new readers won’t be confused.

Dru is one tough lady and Gray isn’t used to dealing with woman who don’t fall all over him. What I loved about this book was how Becky made this romance a slow burn. With her other books (which I loved) there was a quick burn, a lot of heat from the get-go but ¬†not so with this one. The romance in this one takes more time but it’s never dull.

Gray has some major wounds from his past and these are slowly revealed, just enough to satisfy but not too fast that the suspense is over.

I honestly had to keep reminding myself this was a romance book and not a romantic suspense but it definitely has those elements.

Overall, another great book by Becky Wade.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

 

 

A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade May 18, 2015

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Former Marine Jake Porter has far deeper scars than the one that marks his face. He struggles with symptoms of PTSD, lives a solitary life, and avoids relationships.

When Lyndie James, Jake’s childhood best friend, lands back in Holley, Texas, Jake cautiously hires her to exercise his Thoroughbreds. Lyndie is tender-hearted, fiercely determined, and afraid of nothing, just like she was as a child. Jake pairs her with Silver Leaf, a horse full of promise but lacking in results, hoping she can solve the mystery of the stallion’s reluctance to run.

Though Jake and Lyndie have grown into very different adults, the bond that existed during their childhood still ties them together. Against Jake’s will, Lyndie’s sparkling, optimistic personality begins to tear down the walls he’s built around his heart. A glimmer of the hope he’d thought he’d lost returns, but fears and regrets still plague him. Will Jake ever be able to love Lyndie like she deserves, or is his heart too shattered to mend?

My thoughts:

I have read the first two books in this series and loved them. I couldn’t wait to read this one.

The first book took me a while to get into while the second had my heart twisting and aching from the first few pages. I was hoping this book would be more like the second.

However, it took me a while to really get into this one. It was good, don’t get me wrong. I think I just had this expectation that it would grip me from the beginning. And although, I did care about the characters my heart wasn’t twisting in pain for them from the very beginning. It took awhile, but it did happen.

Lyndie is such a sweet spirit. I love her determination when it come to life. She has a disabled sister that honestly has prepared her to deal with Jake. Also, there is a horse that Lyndie is determined¬†to win over. You’ll just have to read the book to see what happens.

Jake, or “tall, dark and brooding” as Lyndie likes to call him, totally fights his feelings for Lyndie, yet has this need to protect her and take care of¬†her. The internal struggle within him is so real, you will feel his pain.

One thing I don’t remember in the other books is being inside the head of secondary characters. But this time we get to meet up with a character from the first book and see her point-of-view on things.

I also enjoyed seeing the other Porters and what they are up to.

If you haven’t read the other two books you won’t be lost. This can be read as a stand-alone.

Overall, another great book by Becky Wade. Contemporary romance lovers will enjoy this newest installment.

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An e-copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

 

Meant to be Mine by Becky Wade June 5, 2014

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From the back cover:

Ty Porter has always been irresistible to Celia Park. All through high school–irresistible. When their paths cross again after college–still¬†irresistible. This time, though, Ty seems to feel exactly the same way about Celia.¬†Their whirlwind romance deposits them at a street-corner Las Vegas wedding chapel.

The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia’s ready to be Ty’s wife, but Ty’s not ready to be her husband. He’s a professional bull rider, he lives on the road, and he’s long planned to settle down with the hometown girl he’s known since childhood.

Five and a half years pass. Celia’s buried her dreams so that she can afford to raise her daughter. Ty’s achieved all of his goals. Or thought he had, until he looks again into the eyes of the woman he couldn’t forget and into the face of the child he never knew he had.

How much will Ty sacrifice to win back Celia’s trust and prove to her that their spontaneous marriage can still become the love of a lifetime?

My thoughts:

Oh. My.

This book is amazing. I am pretty sure Becky Wade is my favorite contemporary romance author. She writes like I want to write.

This is Becky’s third book, but only the second one I’ve read by her. I loved Undeniably Yours and wondered how Meant to be Mine could be even better. But I have to say I am pretty sure she topped it.

Meant to be Mine had my heart aching from the first pages. I don’t know¬†how she does it but she writes so real I feel it in my core. This was a book that had my mind so engaged I didn’t get sleepy at all, yes, that sounds strange. I usually read before I go to sleep and I will read until I get tired. Well, I never got tired as I read¬†this book and I finally had to just put it down and make myself sleep.

Celia is a wonderful, fun heroine. She’s a struggling single mom trying to scrape by. I am sure there will be many readers how will relate to her. I love her sense of humor, she is one funny lady ūüôā

And there’s Ty…sigh. Wow, Becky describes him maybe a bit too vividly;) He’s definitely flawed and has these plans that really aren’t God’s.¬†He is way too charming for his own good.

I can’t forget about sweet Addie, Celia and Ty’s daughter. She’s so sweet, I can hear her little voice in my ear as she talks to Ty for the first time after the finds out he is her daddy. So precious.

Overall I have to say this is probably the best contemporary romance I have read this year. If you are looking for something to grab your heart and a bit edgy this it the book for  you.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

 

Review and Giveaway: Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade June 25, 2013

44dd3-undeniably_yoursAs I stated in a previous post I would have a review for you of Undeniably Yours. Well, it’s finally here. You can read the back cover blurb and Becky’s bio here.

If you are looking for a romance that will have your heart twisting with each turn of the page and a hero who will fight for the woman he loves, then this is the book for you.

I wasn’t sure if I would like the heroine all that much, a rich heiress. But Becky made her so likeable that you can’t help but cheer for her. Meg, the heroine, is like many of us who come to know Christ. We think we don’t deserve all this grace, all the gifts the King lavishes on us and have trouble accepting them. Meg feels the same way when her father dies and leaves her everything.

Meg does something very cool with the gifts she’s been given, but I can’t tell you what, you’ll have to read to find out. It’s a beautiful picture of what our Father wants us to do with the gifts He gives to us.

And I can’t forget about Bo, the hero. Oh my, he is so perfect for Meg but it takes them a while to admit it and there are some bumps along the way. Becky has created a wonderful hero in Bo Porter, the kind of man who will fight for the woman he loves and do whatever it takes to prove his love to her.

Becky creates very real characters. I love how she gave Meg quirks that make her tangible, like chewing the inside of her cheek or twirling her earring when she is nervous and slipping on her glasses to help her see better. Don’t we all have our own habits? These things make characters real to us.

This book is the first in a series and I can’t wait to see what Becky whips up next.

You can grab a copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or the publisher.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.