March 23, 2011

A Billion Reasons Why by Kristin Billerbeck

A Billion Reasons WhyI won A Billion Reasons Why on Kristin Billerbeck's blog and thoroughly enjoyed it! It was a fast paced, with fun, witty dialogue, and had a dreamy hero...my kind of romance.

Here's the back cover copy:
Katie McKenna leads a perfect life. She has a fulfilling job, a cute apartment, and a wedding to plan with her soon-to-be fiance, 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 a 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?

My thoughts:
I love a strong, take charge type of guy, and Luc DeForges is just that! He is dreamy and goes after Katie with such determination, she doesn't really stand a chance. But she tries...oh yes, she does! There is a lot of romantic tension in this story and the snappy dialogue between Katie and Luc is so much fun.There are great secondary characters, such as Katie's mom, that adds a lot of flavor to the book.

I think what I loved about this book is the theme of living life real. Sometimes we shove who God made us to be in a little box, thinking that we should be this or that instead. Sometimes who we think we should be is not the best that God made us to be. Sometimes real, vibrant life is lived out when we let ourselves be who God made us to be.

A billion Reasons Why is a fun read, that will make you smile and heave a sigh at the end.

7 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of Billerbeck's work... I love that she creates real characters with significant flaws. Makes them much more relatable! And her blog is hilarious too. :)

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  2. Sounds a fun romance! This is the first I've heard of the author, but I love real characters and funny prose. Her title is fabulous too!

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  3. You sold me! I'm totally going to get this book once I finish Jenny B. Jone's Save the Date!! Thanks for the rec, Sherrinda!

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  4. Oooh, this is just the kind of romance I like, too! Thanks for the great review.

    I love the new look here. Love it!

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  5. I'm such a sucker for romances. They all sound so awesome. I wish I could just read all day and night sometimes.

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  6. I love Kristin!!!! It's on my TBR pile :)

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