About the Book
Book: The Billionaire’s Secret
Author: Meghann Whistler
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Release date: October 11, 2021
He’s a billionaire hiding a devastating diagnosis. She’ll do whatever it takes to help her sick, matchmaking mom. A freak accident throws them together, but will his big secret tear them apart?
When Ryan Lawson’s business partners force him to go on a wilderness retreat to come to terms with a shocking diagnosis, the last thing on Ryan’s mind is romance. But when he’s stranded in the woods with a sweet young event planner, all thoughts of business take a back seat to her girl-next-door appeal.
Fresh off a bad breakup, Zara Georgopoulos comes to Vermont to help her terminally ill mom work through her bucket list—not fall in love with a man who’s the exact opposite of her usual type. But when Ryan starts working his way into her heart with his kindness and generosity, she needs to make a decision: Trust the biotech billionaire not to walk all over her, or go back to guarding her heart.
Stuck together in the wilds of Vermont, they forge a tenuous connection. When Ryan finally shares the truth about his illness, will it bring them closer together . . . or shatter Zara’s trust in him for good?
Inspired by 2 Corinthians 12:9, The Billionaire’s Secret is a sweet inspirational romance with a swoony hero, LOTS of entertaining banter, and a strong Christian message.
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About the Author
Meghann Whistler writes sweet Christian romance novels that won’t make your grandmother blush.
Her debut novel, Falling for the Innkeeper, was a #1 bestseller in the Clean & Wholesome Romance category on Amazon.ca. It was also named one of “Six Sensational 2020 Debut Series Romances” by the American Library Association’s Booklist Reader, and is currently a finalist for the 2021 Book Buyers Best Award.
Before settling down with her rocket scientist husband and raising three rambunctious boys, Meghann earned a B.A. in English from Amherst College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College.
She is grateful to be living her dream of writing sweet, hopeful stories that demonstrate the power of love and grace.
More from Meghann
Billionaires have been in the news a lot lately. Bill Gates was just revealed to be a serial adulterer, and both Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson recently used a portion of their riches to rocket off into space.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t find any of these guys very relatable.
So, when the idea to write a Christian billionaire romance first occurred to me, I knew it would be a challenge. I love a good challenge, though, which is what made writing this book so much fun!
Real People, Real Problems
It’s been said that death is the great equalizer, but I think illness is a pretty big equalizer, too. Old, young, fat, thin, rich, poor—it doesn’t matter. Sickness can strike anyone at any time.
And when it strikes Ryan, the hero of The Billionaire’s Secret, he doesn’t react well. He resigns himself to living without love and the family he’s always wanted . . . until he meets the heroine, Zara.
But as Shakespeare said, “The course of true love never did run smooth.” Zara’s already dealing with illness in her family. Ryan is certain she won’t want to deal with his poor health, too.
Can’t Buy Me Love
Psalm 121 asks, “Where does my help come from?”
Money can’t buy love. It can’t buy happiness. It can’t buy good health. In The Billionaire’s Secret, Ryan has to find where his help truly comes from before he’s ready for the happily ever after God’s had in store for him all along.
I hope you’ll join him and Zara for the journey!
This was a nice clean book that I really enjoyed. As the title suggests it is about a billionaire. It is hard to think about someone with that much money. Oh the things I could do with that kind of fortune. What I really liked about the story was the focus wasn’t so much on money as it was on relationships. The author does a good job of giving us characters that we can relate to because they have insecurities and real life issues.
Ryan may be wealthy but he is the kindest most generous man you could ever meet. He has worked hard to get where he is, but he needs to take a break from work to deal with his health. The diagnosis he has received is not without hope, but it can be hard at times to keep it under control. The author does a good job of describing the illness and the affects it can have on people.
Zara is trying to juggle work and also take care of her mother who has been diagnosed with a devastating illness. It is something that her mother is not sure she wants to continue treatment for but I admire her strength. Zara has grown closer to her mother which is something they both have been blessed to have. I liked that Zara never once thought she was sacrificing anything to take care of her mother.
The story explores two people who meet at a place where they have come to relax and slow down from their hectic lives. With Zara’s mother there as well, I thought it was sweet that Zara always made sure her mother was comfortable and having a good time. There are a few bumps in the road as Zara and Ryan get to know each other. They discover they need to open up more to others and learn to trust. For Zara it was a lesson on not only judging someone by their success but also to learn to trust that there are good men out there in the world. The faith element in the book is nice and not preachy. Overall a sweet story that makes you feel good after reading it.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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To celebrate her tour, Meghann is giving away the grand prize package of a 1000-piece Vermont Jigsaw Puzzle, My Weekend Is All Booked Adult Coloring Book, My Weekend Is All Booked Mug, & signed copy of Falling for the Innkeeper!!
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