Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Her One and Only" by Becky Wade

About this book:

  “Gray 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?”

Series: Book #4 in the “Porter Family” series. (I have not read Book #1, but you can see reviews of Book #2 Here! and Book #3 Here!)

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Some witnessing; Many talks about God, forgiving, come-to-Jesus moments, & Christians; Talks about getting straight with God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Dru says God saved her at the lowest point of her life; Gray thinks he’s okay with God *Spoiler* but realizes 40 pages till the end, he’s not and prays for forgiveness. *End of Spoiler*; Thanking & Praising God; Christmas; Many mentions of God & trusting Him; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of miracles & a lot of faith; Mentions of churches & Christianity; Mentions of witnessing; A couple mentions of those in the Bible; A couple mention of Amazing Grace; Isaiah 43:19 at the end;
*Note: A mention of damning info.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blasted’, a ‘doggone’, a ‘drat’, a ‘gosh’, a ‘heck’, a ‘jacked up’, an ‘oh my word’, a ‘shut up’, a ‘sucker’, a ‘sucks up’, a form of ‘wimp’, two ‘bull’s, two forms of ‘crap’, two ‘screwed’s, two forms of ‘wuss’, three ‘dumb’s, three ‘geez’s, four forms of ‘shoot’, five forms of ‘screwed up’, ten forms of ‘idiot’ and thirteen ‘stupid’s; A mention of flipping someone off with a rude hand gesture; A mention of cussing someone out; Mentions of curses (Gray says one. Said, not written); All about a Stalker  & death threats; (Physical) Fighting, Guns are shot, Pain, Blood & Injuries (semi-detailed); Gray drinks, gets half-way drunk at one point & craves drinks (He does gives up drinking 80pages till the end); Many, many mentions of clubs, bars, drinking, drinks, drunks, alcohol & sobering up; Mentions of kidnapping, gunfire, deaths, killing & murder (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of doing the wrong things; Many mentions of injuries; Many mentions of fathers beating their kids (and flash-backs of & mentions of Gray’s stepfather beating him when he was young, semi-detailed); Mentions of fighting & causing pain (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of drugs, dead drunks & DWI; Mentions of smoking, cigarettes & casino slots; Mentions of robbing, stealing & prison; Mentions of parties; Mentions of tattoos & piercings; Mentions of divorce; A couple mentions of wine; A couple mentions of hunting; A mention of suicide;
             *Note: A mention of a vampire show; A mention of Disney Channel; Mentions of celebrities & singers (like 5 Seconds of Summer, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift (including lyrics from one of her song); Mentions of brands (like Nike and Under Amour).  

Sexual Content- hand kisses, cheek kisses, forehead kisses, five barely-above-not-detailed kisses, five semi-detailed kisses, two border-line semi-detailed // detailed kisses and two very detailed kisses (including ear nibbling); Remembering a kiss (up to semi-detailed); Wanting to be kissed; Touches, Warmth, Embraces & Dancing (semi-detailed); Lots of noticing & smelling (semi-detailed); Staring at a man’s bare chest (semi-detailed); a ‘babe’, a ‘b*astard’, a ‘hunky’, four forms if ‘hot’, eight forms of ‘sexy’; A bet on getting a kiss from Dru (and many, many mentions of the bet & stolen kisses); Dru says she isn’t a virgin, but now wants to be married before having s*x with her future husband (Gray calls her conservative for her stance on s*x before marriage); A drunk Gray asks if Dru will join him in bed (no); Gray doesn’t think true love is for him because it only causes pain in his opinion; Gray doesn’t know for sure who his father is; *Spoiler* Dru begins to wonder 70pages till the end if having that sin (s*x) with Gray would be worth it (they don’t) *End of Spoiler*; Many, many mentions of girlfriends, exes & dating; Many mentions of Gray’s reputation as a playboy/womanizer; Many mentions of winks, kisses, kissing & serious kissing; Many mentions of young unwed mothers (including Gray’s mother & sister); Many mentions of miscarriages & infertility; Mentions of married couples kissing; Mentions of a husband who left; Mentions of affairs & a couple being on-again-off-again and having s*x; Mentions of seducing; Mentions of temptations; Mentions of women throwing themselves at Gray; Mentions of guys coming home with girls; Mentions of boyfriends, crushes & blushing; Mentions of jealousy & envy; A few mentions of hormones; A few mentions of abused women; A couple mentions of giving up causal s*x after being forgiven by God; A couple mentions of unfaithfulness & a guy messing around; A couple mentions of a baby daddy; A mention of sexual harassment in the workplace; A mention of sleeping with someone; A mention of a one-night-stand; A mention that Gray’s string of short romances seem to be based mostly on s*x and friendship; A mention of what Gray likes in a girl (including curves); Pregnancy, Doctor stuff & a C-section (mostly mentions, up to semi-detailed); Wanting a person (Gray wants more); Desires & Hunger for someone; Love, falling in love & the emotions;
              *Note: A mention of a dress with a distracting bust line; A few mentions of a woman in a sexy Santa costume “wanting to do sexy things” & a few mentions of all the skin and cleavage she’s showing; two mentions of kicking butt.

-Dru Porter, age 26
-Gray Fowler, age 32
                                P.O.V. switches between them & Meg
                                                        389 pages

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My personal Rating-
The prologue starts this book off exciting and suspenseful. It drew me in…but the problem was keeping me in. I’ll say straight off the bat that I am not a football fan at all for many reasons (ask anyone in my family and they’ll tell you I despise it), so I knew that would be a downfall for me about this book. Like other Christian female readers, I like reading about strong, fierce women leads. Dru was the reason I picked up this book. (Her name is awesome, though, just sayin’.) I just didn’t like Gray at all. He’ the typical alcohol lovin’, playboy football star who always has women surrounding him. Gray was just…a piece of work. Don’t get me wrong, I felt bad for the situation he grew up in, and I am happy he changes by the end, but it still doesn’t make it a pleasant and clean read. The kissing got very ridiculous and detailed. The suggestive comments made me feel like I was reading some fanfiction. The pure lust in this book was shocking [for a Christian book] and uncomfortable for this reader.
Since I haven’t (and won’t be) reading book one of this series, all of Meg’s parts were kind of lost of me, but I was hoping that everything would be okay for her.
So, I’ve learn that this author does a lot of kissing and suggestive comments in her books that I’m not okay with, I will not be reading any more of her works.

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Bethany House Publishers) for this honest review.

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