Monday, July 2, 2012

Review: A Billion Reasons Why, Kristin Billerbeck

BLURB: 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 lasing, 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?

I wanted to like this way more than I actually did. I loved her other books, but this just fell flat. There was no real tension between the characters. There was this huge thing from the past which propelled the animosity in present, but wasn't enough conflict for me. The secondary characters were downright obnoxious, especially the best friend, Eileen. And for some reason, this was a very dialog-driven plot, and most of it was unnecessary. I did love the 40s theme, and the New Orleans setting, however. She played that very nicely.

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