About Countdown to Love:
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 heels, 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.
Kelly seems cute and adorable, if not slightly naive. She isn’t confident enough to see the faults in her fiance, she likes that he takes care of her. I like Dylan, the ‘bachelor’ because his intentions for being on the show seem realistic. He isn’t pretending to be someone else, or out for fame and fortune. Which the contestants on the show are. Kelly doesn’t seem to trust her own instincts and interests, and truly hides out on a reality tv show.
I thought this book gave me a great look into the ‘reality’ of reality shows. I loved the minor characters in the story, they add some ‘spice’ to the story. This was a clean read, no scenes or bad words, but not religious or preachy.
A great read, I would recommend for 12+ readers.