Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dare to Love Again by Julie Lessman

About the Book:

Genre: Historical Romance

Book #2 in The Hearts of San Francisco

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 no 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 Review:

5 Stars

Julie Lessman has done it again, she has written an outstanding story filled with a great message, deep multidimensional characters and so much more! Sparks fly as fast as the pages turn in the second book in Julie's The Hearts of San Francisco series. While I highly recommend that the first book should be read first this book would be enjoyable on its own but you would miss some of the back story with other characters.

This is Allison McClare's story and boy is it a fun one. Miss Alli is sassy, loving,caring and fully determined to be an independent young lady, that is until she meets Mr. Nick Barone. Can this handsome rogue break into her heart that has been hurt in the past?

I just loved this story and had so much fun getting to know the McClare's more and more. They are all so much fun. I know I can't wait to read the next in the series but also know it will be a wait worth waiting for.

Fans of Julie Lessman will not be disappointed!

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  1. JENN!!! Just saw this and cannot thank you enough, you sweet girl!! GREAT review that put a HUGE smile on my face, so BLESS YOU!! Let me know where you post it, and I'll give you points in my contest, okay?


  2. Thanks for the wonderful review of "Dare to Love Again", Jen! Those "multidimensional" characters and unexpected twists get you every time, don't they (LOL)??

    Only author I know that makes me cry, laugh, and get angry, - all with the same book, and then keeps me guessing, and on the "edge of my seat" , before leaving me inspired, and with a warm, cozy, feeling! Julie is my favorite author - such a sweetheart! Love her AND her books!!