2/22/2011

A Billion Reasons Why

Kristin Billerbeck
2011
Thomas Nelson
Fiction/Contemporary/Romance

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

There are a billion reasons that Kathie McKenna can think of why she should not even be talking to Luc DeForges.  A billion reasons why she should turn down his invitation to come home to New Orleans to sing at his brother's wedding.  The number one reason being that Luc DeForges humiliated her and turned down her offer of love and marriage the last time she was home in New Orleans.  Yes a billion reasons why, and the biggest reason being Luc could still get to her.
Dexter was another reason why.  He was nearly her fiance, they just needed the ring, her nana left to her so he could propose.  Dexter was safe, solid and good husband material.  At least Katie had convinced herself of that.  So why was she even considering a trip to New Orleans with Luc? Sure there was the promise of getting her ring from her mam, but this was something so personal, Katie had to prove to herself she was over Luc DeForges!
Prepared to not like her new stepfather, Katie is surprised when he turns out to be a great guy, and she is happy to see her mam settled into a new life, now Katie has to fast her fears and visit her father's store, which Luc now owns, and to visit the site where he died.  Then she was put closure on this thing with Luc.  Katie had it all figured out, but her plans go awry, when people start showing up in New Orleans that she was not expecting.  Mainly Dexter, the same man she was going to marry after this was all over.  It is plain to see that Dexter does not fit into New Orleans, nor does he fit into her family, the chaos is more than he can handle.  Will their love survive this trip?
A fast paced book, I read it front to back and enjoyed every bit of it.  Kristin Billerbeck has written an awesome story that catches the very essence of New Orleans.  A great story you will not want to miss!   A reading group guide, and a short interview with the author are included.  299 pages $14.99 US 4 stars.

This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

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