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 fiance, Dexter.
She can think of a billion reasons why she should marry Dexter…but nowhere on that list is love.
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 childhood 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 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?
I have waited with bated breath for a new release from Kristin, one of the originating driving voices of Christian chick-lit. Kristin’s books have been my guilt-free literary pleasure since I discovered the Ashley Stockingdale series years ago. Kristin’s books are unfailingly witty with perfect doses of romance and sarcasm. She can delve into the psyche of every woman and put on paper what we are secretly thinking.
A Billion Reasons Why is the perfect addition to continue Kristin’s legacy as a chick-lit aficionado. I loved the retro 40s flavor and references that were the accelerant and inspiration behind Katie and Luc’s romance. Black and white romances and musicals have been my entertainment bread and water since my first encounter with An American in Paris when I was nine. A reader’s ability to connect with and identify the classic references in this book will be essential to fully capturing the essence of the main characters. The setting in New Orleans added to the decadency of this story. From Luc’s smooth drawl to Katie’s crooning jazz, these characters were products of their environment in all the best ways.
I enjoyed how Kristin revealed anecdotes of Katie and Luc’s history slowly throughout the novel to keep interest piqued. I found the repetitive “billionaire vs multimillionaire” jabs tiring at times but there were many one-liners that left me snickering. Kristin’s signature snappy dialogue made this a very fast and fulfilling romantic comedy. There was no question that Katie and Luc would resolve their past issues and find a happily ever after, but that did not make the journey less enjoyable.