Publisher: Bethany House
Published: May 1, 2013
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?
Becky Wade brings readers a contemporary story of a young woman who's life takes a sudden 360 degree turn around after the loss of her father. Megan Cole is a quiet young woman. Her mother died when she was two years old and has been raised by her father, William Cole. Their relationship has always been distant and difficult. Her nanny, Sadie Jo, was always there when Megan needed someone for support, moral guidance or even just a hug.
After graduating from college with an art history degree she had married Stephen McIntyre, of course this was against her father's wishes. After Stephen's lies and betrayal Megan begins to wonder if she can trust anyone again. She has always longed for someone to love and appreciate her for who she was inside rather than her monetary value. After her divorce she packed up and moved to Tulsa to start a new life free of judgment and expectations. After the death of her father 3 months ago and her return to Texas, Megan feels overwhelmed by all of her responsibilities. She depended on her faith in God and a bottle of Tums to get her through these difficult decisions.
Bo Porter is the manager of Whispering Creek Thoroughbred Horse Farm. After spending 6 years in the marines and 2 tours of duty overseas, Bo is doing the one thing he has always loved, work with horses. He knows when William Cole dies that his job is an uncertainty, but is totally caught off guard when Megan informs him she wants to close the farm and sell the horses. He convinces her to give him six months in which to pay off her father's investment and also so he could prove how valuable the farm was.
Bo spends more time with Megan showing her the farm and horses. The more time spent together a friendship forms that neither expect. Bo doesn't want their friendship to hinge on their business agreement and tries to keep the two separate. Megan realizes the one place she is at peace is at the farm and doesn't know if it's her easy relationship with Bo or just being around the horses. Suddenly they find things much more complicated than either imagined.
This is a wonderfully written romance with a small amount of suspense interwoven. The plot flows and will draw the reader in. The characters are both troubled by past mistakes, but their faith in God is inspirational. This is a clean, feel good romance. I would recommend this to anyone.
What people are saying about Undeniably Yours:
“I wasn't ready for this story to end, but when it did, I sighed the happy/longing sort of sigh that romance readers know so well, as in: "I'm so sorry that it's over, but ... ahhh. I'm so very satisfied.” Definitely one for the keeper shelf!” - Serena Chase, USA TODAY
“Wade’s series starter is an enthralling story of overcoming challenges and trusting God. How Meg deals with her anxiety is inspiring. When she meets Bo, he lends her the confidence she needs to battle her insecurities. They are a couple you’ll be rooting for to have their Texas fairy-tale ending.” - RT Book Reviews
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 with Avon Books, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her kids, then recently returned to writing sheerly for the love of it. She felt led to move to the genre of contemporary Christian romance and couldn't be more thrilled with 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.