Author: Julie N. Ford
Publisher: Bonneville Books
A special Thank you to Bonneville Books for sending this book for review.
Abandoned at the altar, Kelly Grace Pickens finds herself left holding not only the bouquet but also the exorbitant bill for an A-list wedding. Homeless, a once promising singing career floundering, and her life bearing an uncanny resemblance to one of her country music ballads, she reluctantly accepts a last minute offer to appear on a reality TV show akin to the bachelor. Pitted against silicon-enhanced supermodels in four-inch heals, Kelly feels confident that she will be among the first would-be fiancés to be excused. Only, when the mysterious bachelor from New York City, Dillon Black, invites her to stay, Kelly finds herself thrust into the vortex of a game she doesn’t have the first idea how to play. Nursing her hopelessly broken heart while avoiding the foils of her fellow contestants, Kelly is oblivious to Dillon’s affections as she wades through hurt and betrayal to discover, in the end, that she has landed firmly on both feet.
Leaving behind Nashville’s Music Row for the majestic Grand Teton mountains, Count Down To Love takes readers on a journey from duplicity to sincerity as Kelly discovers that being true to oneself is the first step in finding happiness and everlasting love.
If you like The Bachelor or reality TV then you'll love Countdown to Love. It has a hometown southern feel to it which makes it come to life. Feel much more real. My sister lives in Jackson, WY this book gives me a feeling of what it is like to live there. The author paints a very vivid picture and makes me want to live in a small town.
It is a really fun summer read. One you will believe and enjoy. I like character development a lot and you see the changes in Kelly and Dillon. I like coming of age stories where you can see the difference in someone through the trials they've been through. This is one of those. There are also a lot of laugh out loud moments that had me waking my husband up in the middle of the night to tell him a funny line or two. If you are looking for a clean romance then this is it.