Feb 27, 2011

A Billion Reasons Why by Kristin Billerbeck

There are a billion reasons Kate should marry her current boyfriend.

Will she trade them all to be madly in love?

Katie McKenna leads a perfect life. Or so she thinks. She has a fulfilling job, a cute apartment, and a wedding to plan with her soon-to-be fiancé, Dexter. She can think of a billion reasons why she should marry Dexter. He's everything she wants in a husband.

And then in walks Luc DeForges, her bold, breathtaking ex-boyfriend. Only now he’s a millionaire. And he wants her to go home to New Orleans to sing for her friend's wedding. As his date.

But Katie made up her mind about Luc eight years ago, when she fled their hometown after a very public breakup. Yet there’s still a magnetism between them she can’t deny.

Katie thought her predictable relationship with Dexter would be the bedrock of a lasting, Christian marriage. But what if there’s more? What if God’s desire for her is a heart full of life? And what if that’s what Luc has offered all along?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kristin Billerbeck is a successful novelist from northern California. She has authored more than 30 novels, including the Ashley Stockingdale series and the Spa Girls series. She is a leader in the Chick Lit movement, a Christy Award finalist, and a two-time winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year Award. She has appeared on The Today Show and has been featured in the New York Times.

Visit the author's website at http://www.kristinbillerbeck.com/

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Original edition (February 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1595547916
ISBN-13: 978-1595547910
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1 inches

MY THOUGHTS

Katie and Luc loved each other many years earlier, and their lives have crossed paths again.  Katie is a special ed teacher, and engaged to her friend Dexter. When Luc appears on the scene, they both realize that they have unresolved issues to deal with.

Fedora ... this is what immediately comes to mind when I think of this book. Luc is a multi-millionaire and he always wears a fedora, no matter what the occasion. I don't think many men could carry off this look, and it added a lot to the mystique of his character.

Katie is a bit quirky with her fascination of everything from the 1940's.  She loves the clothes, the music, and she loves to sing and dance. When Luc begs her to sing at a family wedding, she simply can't refuse him. Especially when he promises her the clothes she can only dream of.

Unexpected twists and turns in the romance department had me reading non-stop from cover to cover. I was surprised by the unexpected ending, but was totally happy with the final outcome. Overall, a very enjoyable read.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of A Billion Reasons Why through The B&B Media Group Inc. in exchange for my honest review.

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