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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

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Book Review

Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade
Book 1: A Porter Family Novel series
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: May 1, 2013
Format: Paperback - 380 pages / Kindle - 747 KB / Nook - 2 MB
ISBN: 0764209752
Genre: Christian Fiction / Contemporary Romance

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Litfuse Publicity.

Book Description:

When Meg Cole’s father dies unexpectedly, she’s forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of his empire. The last thing she has the patience or the sanity to deal with? Her father’s Thoroughbred racehorse farm. She gives its manager, Bo Porter, six months to close the place down.

Bo knows he ought to resent the woman who’s determined to take from him the only job he ever wanted. But instead of anger, Meg evokes within him a profound desire to protect. The more time he spends with her, the more he longs to overcome every obstacle that separates them and earn her love.

Just when Meg realizes she can no longer deny the depth of her feelings for Bo, their fragile bond is broken by a force from Meg’s past. Can their relationship–and their belief that God can work through every circumstance–survive?

Book Excerpt:

Meg chewed the inside of her cheek and watched the line of electrical poles zoom by. They passed the water tower that had Holley, Texas, USA painted on it in bold red letters.

She couldn’t believe that Bo had actually put up his fists and fought those guys for her.

For. Her.

She’d had an important and wealthy father once. But she’d never had a champion. In all her life, there’d never been anyone willing to stand in front of her and get bruised and bloody to protect her feelings.

She glanced at Bo, her emotions welling with affection, tears filling her eyes. Before he could notice, she turned to stare determinedly out the passenger window until she had control of herself.

They pulled up at Whispering Creek’s gate and the security guard walked out to greet them. Upon recognizing Meg, he quickly ushered them through.

Bo parked as close as possible to the guesthouse, then escorted her along the walkway in silence. When they reached the guesthouse, Meg continued up the two steps to the front door. Bo stayed below on the path, his hands in his pockets. Light from the porch fixture eased over him, making his eyes shine.

Meg dug her keys out of her purse. Would he say yes if she asked him inside? She ached to fuss over him. Wet washcloth, bag of ice, Advil, his feet up on her sofa pillows. The whole bit.

“I’d best be going,” he said. “Good night—”

“Wait.” She wanted to ask him in and across the respectful line between them. Except she knew her own weaknesses too well. She’d been lonely all her life. She’d been yearning, so long and so desperately, for someone to lean on. And on top of that, tonight’s events had rendered her perilously weak toward him. In this moment, her impartiality? Intelligence? Absent from class.

If she followed her heart tonight, she might misstep and ruin whatever it was that they had . . . the friendship, the trust, the respectful boss-employee relationship. “I just wanted to say thank you. For defending me the way that you did. It meant a lot to me.”

“I’d do any—” He stopped. His gaze met hers with such a troubled look of burning emotion that her skin pebbled with goose bumps.

“And again,” she managed to whisper, “I’m very sorry about your eye and your lip.”

“Not your fault.”

She sighed inwardly because it was, of course, all her fault. “See you soon.”

She waited for him to walk away. He didn’t.

“I’m not leaving,” he said, “until I know you’re safe, so go ahead on in and lock the door behind you.”

She nodded, slipped inside, and locked the door. For long moments, she stared at the dimly lit interior of the guesthouse. Her cat slid around and between her ankles.

A very high wall circled Whispering Creek’s property. Cutting edge technology kept watch over its buildings. And an armed guard manned the gate. Most people would have considered her safe enough without insisting she lock the guesthouse door behind her.

But Bo Porter wasn’t most people.

She didn’t know . . . Her heart squeezed with longing. She didn’t know what he was to her yet.

My Book Review:

When Meg Cole's father unexpectedly passes away, she reluctantly leaves behind her quiet life working in an art museum in Tulsa, returning to Texas to take over as majority shareholder and CEO of Cole Oil. As the sole beneficiary, she has inherited her rich father's company and other holdings, including Whispering Creek Ranch, a thoroughbred farm she doesn't want.

Bo Porter is the manager of Whispering Creek Ranch. When Meg informs Bo that she will be closing down the farm, he will do anything to keep her from taking away his dream job. Bo convinces a reluctant Meg to give him six months to turn the farm around before closing it for good.

Meg has suffered through a painful divorce that has left her broken inside. The unexpected changes in her life has made her nervous, anxious and prone to panic attacks. Bo senses Meg's vulnerability that brings out a need in him to protect her. A friendship blossoms between them with a mutual attraction simmering below the surface, but obstacles and family concerns jeopardize their fragile relationship. Will Meg and Bo's fragile bond survive through their strong faith and trust in God to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of their happiness?

Undeniably Yours is an inspirational story about overcoming obstacles, relying on your faith for direction and God's plan to guide you through every circumstance in life. In her second novel, author Becky Wade weaves a delightful tale written in the third person narrative that follows Meg and Bo's spiritual journey towards each other as they overcome obstacles in their lives and relationship through their strong faith in God.

This compelling story will captivate the reader's attention with its realistic and memorable characters, subtle romance, Christian faith, family drama, betrayal, and a touch of intrigue and suspense. You can't help but get drawn into this inspirational Christian romance. Meg and Bo are both realistic and spiritual people who struggle to overcome obstacles in their lives in order to find love and happiness, just like in real life, this is a story that anyone can relate to.

Throughout the story, the author thoughtfully interweaves the core themes of forgiveness, love, compassion and redemption, while adding the truly inspirational message of putting your trust and faith in God to guide you thorough every circumstance in life.

Undeniably Yours is touching contemporary Christian romance story that will tug at your heartstrings. It is the first book in A Porter Family Novel series.


Undeniably Yours - Book Trailer

About The Author

Becky Wade is a graduate of Baylor University. As a newlywed, she lived for three years in a home overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, as well as in Australia, before returning to the States. A mom of three young children, Becky and her family now live in Dallas, Texas.

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Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade
 Kindle Fire Giveaway and 5/29 Facebook Party!

Becky Wade is celebrating her latest swoon-worthy novel, Undeniably Yours (Bethany House), with a Kindle Fire giveaway and hosting an Author Chat party on Facebook {5/29}!


One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Undeniably Yours and My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 28th.

Winner will be announced at the "Undeniably Yours" Facebook Author Chat Party on May 29th.

Connect with Becky for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Becky will also share an exclusive look at her next book and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.

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1 comment:

  1. This is great! I also got this galley and haven't read it yet, but I think I will soon. Nice blog! :)

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