About the Book
Book: Blind Date with a Billionaire Reality Star
Series: Blind Date Disasters #6
Author: Evangeline Kelly
Release Date: March 21, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sweet Romance
Competing for a date with a handsome billionaire goes against everything she believes in, but now she has no choice.
Karlie Spencer quit college five years ago and rushed home to care for her two siblings when she found out her parents died in a plane crash. They became her main priority, leaving no time for a relationship.
When she loses her job, she auditions for a dating reality show and saw it only as a means of income until she found other work. She didn’t count on falling for the billionaire bachelor, but when she looked beyond his arrogant demeanor, she saw a lonely man, hiding from pain.
A horrible accident haunted Drake Arnold, making him look to the show as a distraction from the thoughts that plagued him. He had no intention of getting into a real relationship with anyone, but then he met Karlie. It wasn’t until his feelings ran deep that he suddenly realized…she might not be able to accept his past.
Can he push through the pain to find a future with Karlie? Or will they both walk away at the end, knowing it was never meant to go anywhere?
So, I’ve seen Evangeline Kelly’s novels all over the Kindle store, but I’ve been hesitant to read them. And I really struggle with all the falling-in-love-with-billionaires/millionaires stories because they often fall short of reality and feel repetitive and similar. But there was something about Blind Date with a Billionaire Reality Star that called to me. I am so glad I purchased a copy of this novel cause this book is GOOD! I love that the characters are so relatable and endearing. Yes, Drake is a billionaire, but he’s normal. He has heartache and serious trauma from his teen years that he’s allowed to fester. He believes in God, but he’s put their relationship on the backburner because when you’re traumatized sometimes you don’t make the best choices. And Karlie is just wonderful. She is so strong and courageous. I appreciate how no matter what comes her way she minimally freaks out and then almost immediately switches mental gears to find solutions to her problems. I love that. I tend to get caught up in my negative mental loops, so I was a little envious of Karlie’s ability to get to the solutions stage of her issues so quickly and efficiently. I enjoyed how the relationship between Karlie and Drake blossoms from antagonism to friendship to love. The pacing of the romance is perfect and made my heart so happy! And I super love the Christian themes that run throughout the story. Really good, thought-provoking topics that anyone can relate to. All in all, Blind Date with a Billionaire Reality Star is a great story that I highly recommend. This is definitely a story you won’t want to miss. And now I’m going to go check out the rest of Evangeline Kelly’s canon.
I purchased a copy of this novel in eBook form from Amazon.com on March 21, 2022, in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.