Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Surprised Love by Julie Lessman Book #Review
Shy and unattractive as a child, Megan McClare has always been teased by her classmates. But when she returns home from her senior year in Paris, the wallflower has suddenly blossomed into a beauty. With ambitions to become a lawyer or doctor, Megan accepts an internship at the district attorney's office only to discover that she will be working with Devin Caldwell, a boy who mercilessly mocked her at school -- and with whom she was hopelessly enamored. She turns to her dear friend Bram Hughes for support and advice. But Bram's vision is clouded by his sudden unwelcome attraction to a girl he had always thought of as a kid sister. He advises forgiveness, but can he forgive himself for pushing the woman he loves into the arms of another man?
MY THOUGHTS-Julie Lessman is an author known for her romance books that sizzle and make you swoon. Yes, they are Christian and very much so, but they are also heavy on the romantic tension and relationships between husband and wife. That is why I love her! I can read a book like this one without any detail that shouldn't be there but I still get the mushy emotions between characters.
This book here is number #3 in the Heart of San Francisco series. Needless to say, I thoroughly loved it! Like it would be anything but love, right? Her characters are soo realistic and the stories are very plausible. They really do make you swoon while reading them. I loved hearing more about Cassie and Alli, Nick and Jaime, along with Caitlyn and Logan. These people feel like family and you want to find out what has been going on in their lives from the last book. The main characters in this book happen to be Megan McClare and Bram Hughes.
If you have read the previous books you will remember Bram and Megs. Megs is the shy, withdrawn child who was always getting picked on for her looks but Bram was her protector, mentor and guidance. He was always there for her. no matter what. At the end of the last book Megs is taking a trip to Paris for one year to visit friends of her mother. So the book opens with her coming back. And she comes back a very changed person. Different in her relationship with the Lord and her appearance. Wowza! Nothing like completely changing a person. Glasses are gone, freckles are no more and her curves are all in the right places now that the baby fat is gone.
Now comes the fun. Bram's "bug" is no longer the shy person he thought of as a sister. Megs has always loved Bram even though he is ten years her senior and now she wants to show him the woman she has become. Only problem is that there is another woman in Bram's life now. So even if his heart goes one way, he must follow the rules. I personally loved his strong personality. And Megs reminds me of myself. I soo wanted her to win the battles she faced after coming back. This is a fun book that teaches many lessons. You did it again Mrs. Lessman!! A devoted follower here!
**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**