Surprised by Love, a novel by Julie Lessman, is the third book in the The Heart of San Francisco series.
“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?” (Revell Books)
Surprised by Love was my first Julie Lessman novel and I was not disappointed. Although, I lacked the background of some characters, since I didn’t read the two preceding books, I quickly grew attach to the McClare family. I enjoyed feeling like a bug on a wall observing their family dynamics unfold during their evening dinner gatherings.
The storyline between Megan and Bram, is similar to others I’ve read – friendship turned into something more. Personally, I enjoy these type of storylines. Though, I didn’t read the other books in the series, Lessman does a fabulous job of providing the history of their relationship. Throwing in a love triangle – Bram, Megan and Devin, only adds to the tension between the two friends and will keep the reader turning the pages.
Overall, you’ll love rooting for these two as they figure out how to deal with their ever changing relationship.
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A Mommy Talks Reviews: The featured product for this review was provided to me, at no cost, by Revell Books. All opinions expressed are my own.