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Monday, January 27, 2014

Dare to Love Again (Book 2) by Julie Lessman

Julie Lessman has another great series out called The Heart of San Francisco.  Dare to Love Again is the second book in this fun series.

Back Cover:
"She's a sassy socialite burned by love.  He's a jaded cop burned by the upper class.  When sparks fly...will love catch fire again?
Spunky Allison McClare is determined to be a fearless, independent woman.  But when she takes a notion to explore the wild Barbary Coast, she quickly discovers she's not match for the unsavory characters that haunt the dark streets.
Detective Nick Barone would rather do almost anything than teach this petite socialite self-defense, but it seems he has little choice.  Sparks fly every time the two meet until a grudging friendship develops into something deeper.  But is he just a fraud like all the rest of the men Allison's cared for?  Or is he the one who will let her dare to love again?
Award-winning author Julie Lessman brings the glamour of Gilded Age San Francisco to vibrant life in this journey to find a love that never fails."

My Thoughts:
This was the first time I've had the privilege of reading a novel by Julie Lessman.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this story.  It is clearly apparent that this series does need to be read in order since many of the things that happened in book 1 (Love at Any Cost) are referred to in this book.  Julie brings a fun humor to her story with the banter that goes on between Allison and Nick.  I loved the fun dialogue and her writing kind of reminded me of Jen Turano's style in A Talent for Trouble.  I would highly recommend this series for anyone looking for some fun reading.  The story line is great and enjoyable!  I'm looking forward to reading many more novels from Julie Lessman.

About the Author:
 Julie Lessman is an award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change series and was ACFW's 2009 Debut Author of the Year.  Voted #1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine's 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie was also on Booklist's 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction list and is the recipient of fifteen RWA awards. 
Head over to Julie's website and check out her other books!

***I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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