Title: Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade
Porter Family Series Book One
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Contemporary, Christian, Romance
Length: 384 pages
Book Rating: B
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Winsome and Romantic–the Perfect Summer Read!
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?
If you enjoy faith based fiction then you will want to pick up a copy of Becky Wade’s Undeniably Yours. This novel has a sweet love story, an eclectic cast of likable characters and a storyline that is quite compelling.
Meg Cole is an oil company heiress who is struggling to live up to family expectations of running her late father’s company. Meg has never felt comfortable with her family’s wealth and until her father’s death, she lived a simple low key life. She is uncomfortable and out of her depth with her new role in the family business and her growing unhappiness leads to a resurgence of her anxiety and panic attacks. Emotionally scarred by her past, Meg steers clears of romantic entanglements.
Bo Porter is on the verge of success with the thoroughbred racehorse farm and he fights to gain the time he needs to prove to Meg that the business can be self-sustaining. Bo is kind and caring with old fashioned values. Although Bo is fairly self-confident, the lack of a college degree and the difference in their social classes keep him from pursuing a more serious relationship with Meg.
Bo and Meg’s relationship begins with friendship and their feelings for one another deepen over time. A romance between them seems impossible in the beginning. Meg has very real concerns about dating an employee while Bo worries that his motives for dating her will be misinterpreted. Well meaning interference from a relative and trust issues soon jeopardize their fragile relationship.
Undeniably Yours is a beautifully written romance with a well-developed cast of characters. The storyline is unique and realistic. Although there is strong religious content, it is never preachy. This delightful first installment of the Porter Family series is a wonderfully angst-free novel that old and new fans of Becky Wade are sure to enjoy.