Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade
Bethany House Publishers, 1st May 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?
It was the cover that had me from the get-go. Who can resist the gorgeous girly pink and white title, coupled with those totally awesome shoes? Plus the guy? I don’t care what he looks like, at this point the cover has won be hands down, so the guy is just part of the awesome package! This book just screamed at me to read it. And I did.
Meg Cole, daughter of a Texas oil baron, has inherited the company from her now deceased father. She has no idea how to run a multimillion dollar company and doesn’t really care that much to find out. But it’s hers and she’s got to figure it out. What she doesn’t want to figure out is her father’s thoroughbred racehorse farm, or the guy who runs it – Bo Porter. Intent on shutting it down, Meg gives Bo a time frame to settle accounts and shut down the farm – six months.
Things do not go as planned for these two on their rocky yet captivating road to romance.
Meg’s past has left her scarred emotionally on many levels. Unable to trust people, particularly her judgment of men, leaves her weary to open her heart and trust again. Bo is a man of character and strength – inside and out. We see this page, after page and we fall for him along with Meg.
Becky Wade is a new author to me and I enjoyed this book a great deal. I personally believe Bo is the glue that holds both Meg and this book together. He’s calm, assured strength could withstand a hurricane if it had to and it almost does – an emotional one. In turn watching Meg slowly come into her own is great though. As her faith continues to deepen, so does her strength and will to seize the plans God has for her and to run with them with utter freedom. It’s quite beautiful really.
Becky Wade has given readers strong, yet vulnerable characters, a beautiful setting, a great romance and a dream that just snuggles into your heart and stays there.