Surprised by Love by Julie Lessman, From Revell

Surprised by Love (Nov 8th – 15th) 

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?

Author Julie Lessman draws a romantic triangle that will touch your heart in this glittering Gilded Age tale of transforming love.


As with all of Julie Lessman’s books, Surprised by Love was full of passion. That is the one thing I love about Ms. Lessman, I love her passion, and I love feeling it in each book she writes. Megan McClare had everything going for her. She is thrilled to return to California, landing an awesome job that she was thrilled about. But she was not thrilled that she would be working with a former high school classmate. Devin Caldwell was more like every woman’s horror that every woman’s dream! and that was especially true for Megan. This was one guy she did not want to see again, much less work with him. Which makes this story a most interesting and entertaining one!

The more I read, the more I enjoyed getting to know the characters, and the setting of the story. Julie Lessman does a fantastic job in describing each scene in detail, pulling you into the story so much that you don’t want to stop reading. As I neared the end of the book, I kept slowing down because I didn’t want it to finish! I encourage you to give Surprised by Love a try, and I know you will enjoy it as much as I did!

I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Julie Lessman is an award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston series, the Winds of Change series, and The Heart of San Francisco series. The recipient of seventeen Romance Writers of America and other awards, Lessman was chosen as the #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2011 and 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. She resides in Missouri with her family. Learn more at


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