Monday, February 10, 2014

The Billionaire's Best Friend by Christina Tetreault - Review and Giveaway

Contemporary Romance

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Despite a wonderful family, a career she loves, and great friends, a void has existed in Lauren McDonald's life ever since her best friend Callie married billionaire Dylan Talbot. Although they have remained close, Lauren and Callie now lead very different lives, that is until Lauren meets wealthy CEO Kevin Walsh. Lauren believes he could be the man who will help make her life whole again. That is until the night Nathaniel Callahan, her high school sweetheart and the one man she has always loved, shows up.

Although Nate ended things with Lauren before heading off to The Naval Academy and his life with the Marines, he never stopped loving her. Now 15 years later he is back to correct the mistake he made all those years ago.

With Nate back in town, Lauren must decide between the man who promises her the world and the man who has the power to crush her heart again.

My Review: This story started off sounding like a typical romance:  Boy loves girl, boy leaves girl for what he thinks is a good reason, but returns after fifteen years expecting to pick up where he left off.


The hero and the heroine have a serious problem with communication. They never seem to understand what the other person really meant, and why they did what they did.

When Nate finished his stint in the Marines and returned, it was to find that Lauren was involved with someone else. He, of course, assumed that once he talked to her they could get back together. Wrong again. She was not in a mood to forgive him and this is how the story proceeds.

He kept trying to make her understand why he had done what he had done by leaving her, and of course, it made absolutely no sense to her. This conflict was really fascinating. It showed how differently men and women think. This author really wrote it correctly. I enjoyed watching them try, unsuccessfully, to make the other person understand their position.

Finally, when they did get together, Nate assumed it was all okay, and things were just like they had been fifteen years before. Wrong again.

I felt like shaking him when he made all kinds of decisions without consulting Lauren. Why do men think that this what women want? I really enjoyed reading this book. It was fascinating to go into the minds of each of them.

4 Flowers - This was a very good book! I'd recommend it to my friends.

I wrote my first story with characters similar to those in the Sweet Valley Twins books at the age of 10 on my grandmother's manual typewriter. As I got older my stories and characters became more mature. During my freshman year at UMass Dartmouth, I read my first romance novel and fell in love with the genre. I have been writing contemporary romance ever since.

Today I live with my husband, three beautiful daughters and two dogs in Massachusetts. Whenever I have a free moment you'll find me either reading a romance novel or working on my most current story.

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