I am a huge fan of Julie Lessman, and having read her first two Heart of San Francisco books, I could not wait to read Surprised by Love. Surprised by Love follows one of the younger McClare girls, Megan. Megan grew us as a shy and chubby girl. When she returns from her year in Paris, she is a completely different person, and her relationship with her best friend Bram has changed too. Bram finds it hard to keep his feelings for Megan those of friendship. Megan gets an internship at the district attorney’s office where she learns she will be working with Devin Caldwell, the boy who was so mean to her in school. He soon begins to have feelings for her, but is he being honest with her, or will she face sadness again at the hand of Devin Caldwell, with Bram there to help her pick up the pieces just like in the past.
In addition to Megan’s story, her mother Caitlyn McClare must decide between following feelings for her brother-in-law, Logan, who has broken her heart time and time again, and the District Attorney who she has so much in common with as they attempt to clean up the streets of the Barbary Coast.
This book does a great job of tying together any loose ends that were left after the first two books in the series. While you don’t have to read the first two books in the series to follow what is happening, I would definitely recommend reading them because they are some of my favorite books. I really liked reading about the relationship between Bram and Megan in the earlier books, so I was very happy to see their friendship/relationship revisited in this book. I am really disappointed to be at the end of this series, and I’m hoping somehow there will be a spin-off of these books so I can read more about the McClare family.
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