Sunday, April 21, 2013

Love At Any Cost by Julie Lessman ~ review

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (April 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800721675
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800721671

This book is also available as an e-book.

Synopis from

April 15, 2013 The Heart of San Francisco (Book 1)
Jilted by a fortune hunter, cowgirl Cassidy McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress without a fortune who would just as soon hogtie a man as look at him. Hoping a summer visit with her wealthy cousins in San Francisco will help her forget her heartache, Cassidy travels west. But no sooner is she settled in beautiful California than Jamie McKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well, captures her heart. When Jamie discovers the woman he loves is poorer than he is, Cassidy finds herself bucked by love a second time. Will Jamie discover that money can't buy love after all? And can Cassidy ever learn to fully trust her heart to a man?

With delectable descriptions and a romantic sensibility, bestselling author Julie Lessman brings the Gilded Age to life in this sumptuous new series. Readers will faithfully follow Lessman to the West Coast for more romance, passion, and surprising revelations found in Love at Any Cost.

My take on this book:
"Love At Any Cost" takes us on a grand adventure with Cassidy McClare. When she finds herself jilted within a week of her wedding she decides to get outta Texas and heads to San Francisco to stay with her aunt and cousins, hoping that it will help soften the hurt to her heart, and the last thing she wants is romance, but she can't help but fall for Jamie McKenna a young lawyer who works in her uncle's firm. Thing is Jamie has an ulterior motive for capturing Cassidy's heart, he thinks she is a wealthy oil heiress, little does he know that her family has fallen on hard times. What will happen when Jaime finds this out, and what about Cassidy, will she ever open herself to love again?

I loved the characters in this story especially Cassie. I loved her feisty Texas sized attitude! I could completely understand why she was done with men, but it was interesting to see that God had other ideas for her.The character of Jaime was also a favorite, I found myself wanting things to work out for this duo. I really thought the chemistry between Cassie and Jamie was very well done, Julie Lessman does a wonderful job of creating tension, allowing the reader to feel the emotions of the characters. The tension is sometimes electric with the banter that goes on, but the wonderful thing about Ms. Lessman's writing is she knows just how far to go without going to far. I also loved watching the characters grow and change as the story progressed.

"Love At Any Cost" is a very well written, historical romance that weaves a wonderful inspirational message along with interesting characters and a twisting plot that provides more than a few laughs. Julie Lessman certainly knows how to create storylines to hold my attention and if this book is any indicator readers are in for a great treat with this entire series!

A complimentary copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

"Available April 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your wonderful comments make my day, thanks for dropping by!