Undeniably Yours: a novel

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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, ...
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Undeniably Yours (A Porter Family Novel Book #1): a novel

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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?

"Wade does a wonderful job of creating relatable characters as she explores the forces that shape a life." "Wade does a wonderful job of creating relatable characters as she explores the forces that shape a life." --Booklist

"Wade's series starter is an enthralling story of overcoming challenges and trusting God... [Meg and Cole] are a couple you'll be rooting for to have a Texas fairy-tale ending." --RT Book Reviews

"Definitely one for the keeper shelf!" -- USA Today HEA Blog

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  • ISBN-13: 9780764209758
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 492,720
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet 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. Learn more at www.beckywade.com.
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  • Posted June 25, 2013

    If you are looking for a romance that will have your heart twist

    If you are looking for a romance that will have your heart twisting with each turn of the page and a hero who will fight for the woman he loves, then this is the book for you.

    I wasn’t sure if I would like the heroine all that much, a rich heiress. But Becky made her so likeable that you can’t help but cheer for her. Meg, the heroine, is like many of us who come to know Christ. We think we don’t deserve all this grace, all the gifts the King lavishes on us and have trouble accepting them. Meg feels the same way when her father dies and leaves her everything.

    Meg does something very cool with the gifts she’s been given, but I can’t tell you what, you’ll have to read to find out. It’s a beautiful picture of what our Father wants us to do with the gifts He gives to us.

    And I can’t forget about Bo, the hero. Oh my, he is so perfect for Meg but it takes them a while to admit it and there are some bumps along the way. Becky has created a wonderful hero in Bo Porter, the kind of man who will fight for the woman he loves and do whatever it takes to prove his love to her.

    Becky creates very real characters. I love how she gave Meg quirks that make her tangible, like chewing the inside of her cheek or twirling her earring when she is nervous and slipping on her glasses to help her see better. Don’t we all have our own habits? These things make characters real to us.

    This book is the first in a series and I can’t wait to see what Becky whips up next.

    A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2013

    Meg Cole is in desperate need of some peace. She's been thrust i

    Meg Cole is in desperate need of some peace. She's been thrust into a role as an oil heiress that she doesn't want. If her father hadn't died unexpectedly, she could have continued to live her life as an art museum administrator. Instead, she's suddenly expected to run an oil empire she doesn't care about. But one man, Bo Porter, is a source of calm in a sea of turmoil. Only problem is she gave him six months to shut down the thoroughbred racehorse farm her father owned. Throw in unexpected house guests, a search for someone she doens't want to find, and a hunt to find herself, and this story is as richly layered as it is charming. At its essence, it is all about being willing to listen to God and become the person He wants us to be. If that includes a man who is the peaceful eddy in your whitewater life, then all the better. 




    This romance has layers of mystery, but it takes a strong third seat to the romance and spiritual thread. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and the characters. The romance was ideal, the attraction zinged. And I can't wait to read more Becky Wade books now.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2013

    Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade is a faith based romance that wil

    Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade is a faith based romance that will knock your socks off. Meg Cole just inherited millions from her father along with an oil business and a horse farm. She would rather get rid of both. Bo Porter is the manager of Whispering Creek Horses. He has 6 months to convince Meg not to sell the horse farm. Meg is stressed, overwhelmed and having panic attacks the last thing she wants is to be around horses that terrify her. Bo is determined for her to keep the farm and will do anything to protect her, but how far is he willing to go? After having her heart broken by her ex husband Stephen and being taken advantage of she is wary of men. She has a hard time trusting and is always wondering if they like her or are they after her money. When Amber and Jayden, Stephen’s ex and son show up on her doorsteps Meg is faced with a new direction God may be leading her. Bo has fallen head over heels for Meg but is careful not to cross the boss / employee line or the rich / poor one either. Finally as Meg begins to allow her heart to fall for Bo, she is faced with a big betrayal that could destroy their fragile bond. But then she is kidnapped by Stephen, will her and Bo ever get a chance? I highly recommend you read Undeniably Yours to find out how God works it all out. I want to thank The Book Club Network Inc. for this book. And thanks to the author Becky Wade and Bethany House for writing and bringing good clean Christian books to readers like me. I can’t wait to read another book by this author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2013

    My Review:  This is an absolutely fantastic, summer read and a s

    My Review:  This is an absolutely fantastic, summer read and a sweet novel for those that love christian romance novels.  The story line is crisp and the dimensions of the characters are reflective.  Reading this, I feel like I've stepped right into the farms and ranches of a Texan town and watching from the sidelines, it's that rich in description.  The stirring of a romance from Megan and Bo is pure sweetness.  They both have good hearts, good souls and a passion for Christ to bring that final fulfillness to their lives.  Though dealing with the sadness and blow of losing her father, Megan begins to put together a life in his shadows ~ running his Cole Oil company, keeping a farm afloat because she gave her word, and trying to do the right thing, keeping God as their center.  As Megan states, "she recognizes these small interventions for exactly what they were: God throwing her a lifeline through the words and hands of His people."  




    From the budding romance of Megan and Bo, the grace of their selflessness to open their home and hearts to those in need, and to the antagonistic ex-husband who is determined to get what he wants at all costs, this novel is a page turner.  I stayed up until 2:30 am to finish it in one sitting!  From the excitement of this novel, I'm now anxiously awaiting reading other books written by Becky Wade.  




    *Disclaimer:  I received this book for an honest review from Bethany House, a division of the Baker Publishing Group and was not required to write a positive review.  Any reflection of such is my own.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    I enjoyed reading this book. The caracters were relatable and I

    I enjoyed reading this book. The caracters were relatable and I liked reading the interaction between them. There was a love story and a mystery, both were just the right amount. I look forward to reading more from Becky Wade.

    *I received this book free for review from the publisher. All thoughts expressed are entirely my own*

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2013

    I thoroughly enjoyed Becky Wade's second novel. Her quick wit an

    I thoroughly enjoyed Becky Wade's second novel. Her quick wit and fun cast of characters had me turning pages and smiling when I closed the back cover. I'll eagerly await novel #3!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    NICE BOOK

    Nice book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    Nice

    Great book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2014

    Refreshing and fun

    Refreshing to read a romance novel with a Christian background.

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  • Posted September 3, 2014

    I loved this book. From going to having to do a job that you don

    I loved this book. From going to having to do a job that you don't want because of losing your parent and to make decision about things that you have not been given all the information about is hard. I loved that she found peace, love and a chance to do a good thing with the money she inherited. And also to overcome the bad experience in love that she had.

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

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    I certainly hope Becky Wade keeps writing novels, because I love

    I certainly hope Becky Wade keeps writing novels, because I love her ability to tell a good story. Her debut novel, "My Stubborn Heart", read like a well produced Hallmark motion picture. Her second book is just as enjoyable, and could also be a movie for the mind.

    Meg Cole is thrust into a life she finds foreign and extremely stressful. I found my own heart pounding harder as Meg experienced one panic episode after another. She's adorable and extremely well written as a genuine heroine.

    Bo Porter runs the racehorse farm Meg's father loved, but his dream of turning a profit for the farm may be over sooner than he'd imagined. When Meg fires him and states her intent to close down the farm, all Bo can think of is a way to persuade her otherwise.

    Soon emotions enter the picture, and that's when Becky's talent truly shines. She selects her words carefully, wringing every drop of feeling she can in order to draw the reader into the emotions of the characters. When Meg's stomach drops in nervousness as Bo approaches, don't be surprised if your stomach drops, too.

    As much as I loved Meg and Bo, the background characters truly shine in "Undeniably Yours". Sadie Jo and Lynn are delightful and incredibly supportive in their respective roles, and Bo's siblings are fun to watch in action. I would have liked more with Dru, Jack and Ty (sequel, anyone?), but what little I read was enjoyable.

    Meg's cousin, Brimm, is a lovable nerd and would fit in nicely with the cast of "The Big Bang Theory". Mr. Son, Meg's landscaper, is like excellent sourdough bread: crusty on the outside, but soft and sweet on the inside.

    Just about everyone you'll meet in "Undeniably Yours" is a keeper...with one exception. But I don't think Stephen would be a keeper in any novel. Unfortunately, I know a few people like him, and I'd advise keeping your distance.

    I received an advance copy of "Undeniably Yours" via NetGalley" from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Becky's second novel is as good as her first, and I'm looking forward to seeing what she comes up with next. She's a 'must read author' for me, and I think you'll enjoy her novels, too.

    "Undeniably Yours" is recommended for a great summertime read

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  • Posted May 14, 2014

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    I really enjoyed this book, and found it hard to put down.  Meg

    I really enjoyed this book, and found it hard to put down.  Meg is a very relatable character.  She is a woman who just lost her father, and now has the stress of dealing with all of his stuff, and trying to figure out where she fits in.  Then she meets Bo, who is the manager of her fathers Horse farm.  Meg is determined to close the horse farm, and Bo is determined to show her what a great thing it is.  Meg learns she can use her fathers money to help others, but will it come back to bite her?  Wade writes the characters in a way where you can't help but love them, and she writes them with emotions that we all understand.  A great fun read!  I can't wait to read the next book in the series!  

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  • Posted April 15, 2014

    Another great book from Becky Wade! I absolutely loved Becky¿s d

    Another great book from Becky Wade!
    I absolutely loved Becky’s debut novel, My Stubborn Heart, so I had very high expectations for Undeniably Yours. I’m very happy to say that it surpassed them all! I’m actually writing this review after reading the book for the second time, which officially makes it a favorite.
    I loved so much about this book, that I’m not sure where to start! The storyline intrigued me from the beginning. I was curious how Becky would take an idea that is predominate in historical writing and use it for a contemporary book. For those unfamiliar with it, the idea is a “servant” falling for their much wealthier “master.” In this case, we change those to “employee” and “employer.”
    I adored Meg! She is so sweet, funny, and remarkably normal! While we don’t have much in common, I quickly fell in love with her and found her very relatable. She is so kind and caring. She often thinks of herself as a “softie,” and I enjoyed watching her grow throughout the book as she begins standing up for herself and chooses to follow the path she believes God has for her.
    I also loved Bo from the start! He is the kind of hero that will make you wish he were real. He is so kind, loyal, and so sweet with Meg. I immensely enjoyed their relationship, watching it grow and rooting for both of them!
    The secondary characters were great as well! Sadie Jo, Lynn, Amber, Jayden, Mr. Son - I loved them all! They are the kind of unique, quirky characters that add depth to a story. It wouldn’t have been the same without all of them a part of it.
    As much as I enjoyed the storyline and the characters, my favorite part of the book is the spiritual aspect. Bo and Meg each had something they had to learn, and following their journey really touched my heart. Bo has to learn to see himself as equal to Meg. He starts out believing he is unworthy of her, because of her station in life. One of my favorite quotes from the story is Meg saying to him, “You think God views us any differently, Bo? He doesn’t. He doesn’t care one bit about all the outward things. To Him, we’re equal. We’re both loved the same, valued the same. We both need to find our worth in God’s view of us. To look for it anywhere else is a big mistake.” (page 254. Excerpt used with permission from the author) This really spoke to me. So many times I’ve based my worth on something other than what God says about me.
    For Meg she had to learn to fully trust God. She has spent most of her life worrying and trying to do everything just right. She believes she is trusting God, but not until she faces some difficult things and rises above several challenges, does she find herself able to really let go and trust Him. This also struck a chord in me, as trust is never easy and trusting Someone you can’t see is even harder - as least for me.
    I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys sweet romance with a compelling storyline that tugs your heart and challenges your faith.

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  • Posted April 13, 2014

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    Undeniably Yours ( A Porter Family Book #1) By: Becky Wade Oh,Oh

    Undeniably Yours ( A Porter Family Book #1)
    By: Becky Wade
    Oh,Oh, and wow what a story. I had not read any of Becky Wade's books till I read "Undeniably Yours." I had been hearing about this book, so I went out and got me a copy and boy what a book. It did not disappoint me. I absolutely loved it. I believe it is the best book I have read in a while. Ms Wade Knows how to write a good clean Contemporary romance and her characters are so real. Yes I said clean , Your young teenager could read it.
    Meg Cole's father dies unexpectedly and she has become the major shareholder in her father's oil business. She is the inheritor of his fortune. Meg comes to Whispering Creek Ranch in Texas to settle her father's oil business, and to shut down the thoroughbred horse farm that her father and Bo porter both invested and started. Bo Porter the handsome cowboy is the manager of the horse farm. Meg gives Bo six months to settle everything out or she will shut the horse farm down. Now the farm is Bo's life. He feels sorry for Meg, but he needs to keep the farm open.
    I love both Meg and Bo and I feel sorry for both of them. I also love the way that Meg turns to God and his answers throughout the story. As I got further into the book I did not want to put it down. I was drawn to it. I could not wait to see what would happen next. Tears was rolling down my cheeks before i finished. You will not be disappointed in "Undeniably Yours." I have gotten her first book "My Stubborn Heart" to go back and read it. I can't wait to read her next book "Meant To Be Mine" so I have it now..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Cute, clean and VERY christian

    This is a fun and clean romance. I honestly started skipping a bunch of the scripture quoting and " god is in charge of my life" stuff though. She really pounded it in. Still....I loved the sweet romance.

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  • Posted December 18, 2013

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    I am so grateful that I got to finish this book. I got this book

    I am so grateful that I got to finish this book. I got this book back in the spring, and I wanted to read it. Yeah, I know I shouldn’t wait so long especially with NetGalley, but medical issues arose. I am so GLAD I did!
    Anyway, the characters in this read are truly genuine. They become more than just a storyline. Bo has a sense of venerability; he thinks about Meg, and it is more than just “thinking” about her, but about her needs. Such a sweet love story, and so romantic. There is just enough drama in the book to hold your attention, but a lot more love than just what develops in a typical “romance”, especially when Meg’s sociopathic ex-husband was added. The story is great for anyone! I would highly recommend especially if you are into contemporary romances like me. Now the wait for the continuing series.

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  • Posted October 30, 2013

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    After reading (and loving) Becky Wade's first novel (My Stubborn

    After reading (and loving) Becky Wade's first novel (My Stubborn Heart, Bethany House, 2012), I was definitely looking forward to Undeniably Yours. Her true-to-life way of bringing her characters to the page is definitely refreshing. One of my favorite things about her writing is that she doesn’t sugar-coat the real, human emotions and desires of her characters.

    This book was quite different than her first. I really wasn't expecting that, and it took me a little time to re-adjust my mind and expectations. Instead of seeing the story from only the hero and heroine, the reader witnesses the story through four characters: the hero, the heroine, another young woman the heroine is helping, and the "bad guy". Personally, I thought that was a lot of character perspectives, but it didn't make me like the book any less.

    Bo Porter and Meg Cole were perfect for each other—despite the differences in life-style, how they'd been raised and that he was technically his employer, just as her father had been before her. There's just no denying the crackling fire between two people when they're soul-mates. And let me tell you, if anyone knows how to write two characters who are soul-mates and who NEED to be together, it’s Becky. She has an amazing talent and intuition for knowing just what it is her characters are looking for exactly in someone to trust their heart with… as well as with what they want out of life in general.

    And, of course, there’s a perfectly timed break-up scene in Undeniably Yours—as well as the scene before it—that just rips your heart out (those are the BEST!). You might think me mean-hearted, but I do love to see characters hurt and struggle through broken hearts and damaged emotions… as long as there’s a happy ending in the end.

    I definitely look forward to Becky’s future books following Bo Porter’s siblings, Ty, Jake and Dru in the coming years. I was given a paperback copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    Simple, yet fun book of love

    The characters are simple and easy to get to know. Typical love story with interesting plot. Takes a long time for the two to realize they are in love and forever belong to each other, but when it happens, it is explosive. Kind of a silly plot of revenge late in the story that kind of destroys the love story a bit, but done well. It is a fun book to read, with lots of interesting sidelines happening throughout. I would suggest reading it, it you are a love story fan with no hint of perverse lovemaking or the same old garbage the usual book writer had to offer. Recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    Childish

    This was a waste of time. The main character has a serious problem with stress & panic attacks which she attempts to rectify with prayer alone, this is moronic and DANGEROUS. She needed professional help from competent doctors in addition to praying.

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  • Posted October 8, 2013

    enjoyable read

    How nice to read a good story with no swearing, violence, or porn!

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