Saturday, November 15, 2014

Surprised by Love by Julie Lessman

Book Description:
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 Thoughts:
Good book!  Megan has grown up.  She transformed from the 'gangly, awkward' stage to the beautiful young woman stage while studying abroad.  When she comes home, she finds a job she thinks she will love (until she finds out more information) and attracts the attention of men who've never noticed her that way before.  Her life is dramatically changed but not completely for the better as she has to work through some adversities if she wants to achieve her goals.I really liked Megan.  She, like almost all the characters Ms. Lessman writes, is such a believable character.  The love triangle here wasn't over done, and neither was God's message preached at you in an overbearing way.  She does make sure to make sure that God is central in her books and I love that.  I also liked that things didn't just magically fall into place for Megan but that she had to work for things she wanted.  
I love the way Julie Lessman writes.  If you haven't read the previous books in this series, you need to because this is a good series!  4/5.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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