When two strangers cross paths their lives are forever altered.
Kayla Russell has all but given up on finding love until a new guy to town walks into her flower shop. There is something mysterious about him that intrigues her, but when she finds out the truth everything changes.
Derek Parker wants to leave his old life behind, but it proves to be harder than he’d anticipated when his past finds him. Now the woman he has come to care for feels deceived.
Will his secrets come between them and destroy what could have been something wonderful?
Previously published under the title A Valentine for Kayla.
I enjoyed reading this book back in 2015 when it was first published. I recently re-read a few Valentine’s contemporary Christian romances and picked up this book again.
Kayla Russell made the decision many years earlier that she wasn’t going to settle and marry a man who didn’t meet most, if not all, of the items on her potential husband criteria list. She’s single and the co-owner of a flower store and it’s Valentine’s Day – her least favourite holiday.
Derek Parker is a musician who’s hiding away from the paparazzi in the small town where his mother lives. He is caring for his mother who’s recovering from a stroke, and he wants to simplify his life. His fame and successful music career has made him financially wealthy but it hasn’t brought him happiness.
Kayla meets Derek and she starts falling for him, despite her trust issues and without realising Derek’s true identity. Derek holds back on sharing his former life with Kayla, and he regrets his decision when his past catches up with him and complicates his life.
Their growing relationship is tested as secrets are revealed and difficult circumstances place obstacles in their path. A fun and satisfying romance develops as Kayla and Derek are challenged by their faith and learn that God’s plan for their lives may differ to their own.
I recommend A Love Song for Kayla to readers who enjoy fun and thought provoking contemporary romances with a cute Valentine’s theme.