Surprised by Love, by Julie Lessman

book coverPublisher’s Summary:

She can turn the head of the man who spurned her–but can she turn his heart?

When Megan McClare left San Francisco to study in Paris, no one would accuse her of being poised and pretty. But on the other side of the Atlantic, this wallflower blossomed into a beauty with big dreams. When she returns to California and accepts an internship at the district attorney’s office, she’s thrilled that her life is taking shape. But the exciting opportunity quickly loses its glow when she discovers she’ll be working alongside Devin Caldwell, who mercilessly mocked her at school–and with whom she was hopelessly enamored.

Bram Hughes is the best friend to whom Megan has always turned for support and advice. But when she seeks his counsel about working with Devin Caldwell, Bram’s vision is clouded by his sudden unwelcome attraction to a girl he had always thought of as a little sister. He advises forgiveness, but can he forgive himself for pushing the woman he loves into the arms of another man?

My Take:

The youngest of the McClare women has gone from ugly duckling to swan in the space of a year, thanks to time spent in France with family friends. She’s now taken an internship at a prominent city office and finds herself torn between the attentions of two men, both of whom have known her for many years. Her mother is also faced with making a decision between two prominent suitors, proving that love triangles aren’t just for the young. But, in a city where corruption is rife, do these men also have corruption in their hearts?

Issues of trust and faithfulness abound in the final novel of The Heart of San Francisco series. Is it possible to look beyond events in the past? Bram is caught by guilt over his actions, but what will it take for him to leave that past behind and grasp the future he deserves? Can Caitlyn forgive Logan and trust him with her heart without getting hurt again? And, if one person is capable of change, does it mean everyone is?

I’ve loved getting to know this family and am sad to say goodbye to them. The McClare women have had their tales told, but what about Meg’s brother, Blake? What would it take for him to find lasting love and marry? I also wonder how this fictional family might have survived the 1906 earthquake which changed so much about the city by the bay.

Thank you to Revell Books for my complimentary copy of Surprised by Love, which I received in exchange for posting an honest review during a publisher organized book tour.

Have you read Surprised by Love? Do you plan to read it? Let me know your thoughts.

Publisher: Revell Books (a division of Baker Publishing)

Publication Date: 21 October 2014

Page Count: 416

Read more on:   Julie Lessman’s Website   Revell’s Website

Purchase on:   Amazon   Barnes & Noble   Books-a-million


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