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Dare to Love Again

Before this book I never cared much for San Francisco.

Not any more!

Before this book the name “Nick” was synonymous with a fat-middle-aged-hairy-Greek-dude.

Not any more!

Before this book I thought Julie Lessman was one of the best writers out there–

And this book proved SHE ABSOLUTELY IS!!!!

Book Rating: Up All Night’er
(see my rating system)

Oh, friends. What can I say? Once you start this book, you won’t want to stop!! I went into this expecting something a bit different than her others, because I’d heard tell that is was somewhat milder (in number of kisses, etc) than her others. But WOW! Even though there were fewer kisses, the passion and tension was as strong as ever and her characters are full of life and simply jump off the pages. Her ability to draw you into a book, and play to all your senses is unparalleled. I can always see, smell, touch, taste and hear everything that happens. I love it!

When Allison and Nick first meet, they don’t think much of each other. So when Nick is contracted to teach Allison jiu-jitsu neither of them are thrilled. But the sparks between them are undeniable–and from there, ladies, the passion is only just beginning.

Let’s take a second here to talk about Nick. Oh wow. I like to think of him looking like Henry Cavill–only with greener eyes. *sigh* So dreamy. He’s tough as nails on the outside, and just a cuddly teddy bear on the inside. Awwww! What’s not to love about that?! The drama that ensues between him and Allison is great, and their relationship is SO fun.

The other story that is happening–between Cait and Logan–now, THAT was killer. GAH! I cannot wait until the next book to find out what happens with them. Their relationship is riddled with heart-thrashing drama. Literally, I am still thinking about it. LOVE IT!

Actually, one of the really great things about this story is how Julie kind of gives you a tour of “historic” San Fran! I had so much fun being a “fly on the wall” as Allison and Nick made their way through town on the trolley car (and I could totally relate to Nick’s um… well… let’s just say I’m not fond of trolleys either….*teehee*). Chinatown–for example–just came to life for me. I could read that again and again.

If you haven’t read any of Julie’s books yet, you are in for a HUMUNGONORMOUS (just invented that word… it means REALLY REALLY BIG…..) treat. *grin*

Have you read it yet?! You loved it, right?

I knew it. *wink*

~Thank you to Revell for my free copy in exchange for my honest review~

Happy Reading!
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1 Comment

  1. Nadine on January 30, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Interesting site, great to see other Christian fiction reviewers.

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