UNDENIABLY YOURS by Becky Wade is a rave-worthy book.
What is it about?
When Meg Cole's father dies unexpectedly, she becomes the majority shareholder of his oil company and the single inheritor of his fortune. Though Meg is soft-spoken and tenderhearted--more interested in art than in oil--she's forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of her father's 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's determined to resent the woman who's decided to rob him of his dream. 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--her wealth, his unworthiness, her family's outrage--and earn the right to love her.
But just when Meg begins to realize that Bo might be the one thing on the ranch worth keeping, their fragile bond is viciously broken by a force from Meg's past. Can their love--and their belief that God can work through every circumstance--survive?
Set in contemporary times, UNDENIABLY YOURS features a heroine wounded by her father's standoffish upraising and her ex-husband's sociopathic ways. As the sole heir to her father's estate, Meg is thrust into a job she doesn't want, nor is she equipped emotionally, spiritually, or mentally to handle. Meg, simply, is a basket-case. The reader doesn't have to be a Fortune-500-company heiress to relate to Meg. Half the time a clothes/shoes/handbag designer name was mentioned, my mind went ... . But when a panic attack washed over Meg, I knew. Been there. Felt that.
Into Meg's overwhelming world enters Bo Porter. For me, as a romance reader, the hero is the linchpin of the entire novel. I can forgive pretty much anything in a heroine. Not so with a hero (especially in a CBA romance). If the author can make me fall in love with the hero, then . . . oh dear, my heart does that little tightening. If I can love the hero, then he is worthy for the heroine. If I don't love him, the book sucks for me.
Bo isn't a perfect guy. He has issues, yet at his core is integrity, honor, gallantry. One of my favorite musicians has a tattoo (yes, Meg, I share your weakness) on her wrist -- Love Them More. It was something a pastor used to say. When you face people who are wounded, hurting, angry, bitter, etc., you need to love them more. In chapter two, I saw the internal tattoo Bo has on his heart -- Love Them More. He had all the reasons in the world to see Meg as his enemy, but instead of responding in anger and bitterness, he responded with Love Them More. He extends grace. He also knew when a man had to go to battle for what he loves, for honor, for justice, for his job.
Sometimes inspirational romance have a non-existent spiritual thread or a list-every-verse-the-Bible-has-on-X-topic spiritual thread. Like with Rachel Hauck's ONCE UPON A PRINCE, this novel weaves the spiritual truth in with Meg's character growth. I admire authors who write like that.
ABOUT BECKY WADE, AUTHOR
During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She's been a fan of all things romantic ever since.
Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas. It was during her years abroad that Becky's passion for reading turned into a passion for writing. She published three historical romances for the general market, put her career on hold for several years to care for her kids, and eventually returned to writing sheerly for the love of it.
These days Becky can be found failing but trying to keep up with her housework, sweating at the gym, carting her kids around town, playing tennis, hunched over her computer, eating chocolate, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with her husband. Becky writes for Bethany House Publishers.
To connect with Becky online or learn more about her books, visit her website today: http://www.beckywade.com/home.html
UNDENIABLY YOURS can be purchased via online retailers or your local bookstore.
Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ CBD ~ Lifeway
Becky's other books:
MY STUBBORN HEART
MEANT TO BE MINE
Inky Suzie Johnson wrote a review of MY STUBBORN HEART. If you'd like to read it click HERE.