Monday, 14 February 2011

A Billion Reasons Why by Kristin Billerbeck


Katie McKenna has never loved any man but one: billionaire Luc DeForges. He was her first love. But there are a billion reasons why she's engaged instead to Dexter Hastings, a solid and stable man who wants the same things she does: marriage and a family but all of the things that she wants without the deep-seeded pain and fear of being abandoned that Luc brings.

Dexter and she have worked an arrangement that's akin to faith without action, love without deeds -- a dead faith. Going home to New Orleans to sing for her childhood friend's wedding, Katie must search her heart to find out if any of her reasons for being with Dexter are stronger than love. Only when Katie steps fully into faith and jumps off the cliff of life into the arms of Luc does she understand the fullness of God's grace.

My take:~

I have long been a fan of Kristin Billerbeck's novels and have been ever so keen to read her long awaited romance, A Billion Reasons Why. Katie's efforts to expunge humiliation and embarrassment from her life by settling for a staid and controlled man have drained much of her vibrant personality away until Luc DeForges once again stirs up emotions she finds difficult to control, which leads to plenty of fun and awkwardness for everyone. Determined mothers, feisty friends, steamy New Orleans and swing dancing add substance and soul to sparks that fly between Katie and Luc. Replete with Kristin's sharp wit, multi faceted characters and significant revelations about the true nature of love, this story is a terrific read that will entertain and delight.

With thanks to Thomas Nelson for my review copy

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Renee (BlacknGoldGirlsBookSpot) said...

*Sigh* that Luc! I just love him but I can't get over the previous cover for this book with the guy that looked like Ryan Seacrest :-( I think I might yet become a fan of the "headless" covers!

XOXO~ Renee

JK Lupo said...

My review of this book is not as kind. Do you find her "feisty" characters a bit unbelievable? I have never had a friend - nor have I been the kind of friend - who meddles so deeply into others' lives. Are friends really that confrontational?

And what about that ending? One minute she is ready to go back to CA, and the next she is twirling in front of the stoic Luc, flirtatiously admitting that she loves him. And all because of a cryptic pep talk from Mom and Eileen? I really struggled with this one!

Rel said...

JK - thanks for your comment. Like you, I am not a friend who is confrontational but rest assured they are out there, so I didn't have a problem with that at all.

I think Katie loved Luc all the way through the book, so it was not a complete turnaround. She just finally allowed those feelings to surface.

Have a great day, JK

The Phantom Paragrapher said...

I loved this book :)and my review was a 5/5
Im a new follower

Rel said...

Thanks PP ~ good to have you visit :)

Appreciate the follow!

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