The last few weeks have been busy with parties and family visits. Lots of fun but I have not had a lot of time for writing. I did manage to get some reading done, so for now here’s a review of Love at Any Cost by Julie Lessman:
From the Publisher:
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 cheated 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?
Love at Any Cost is the newest release by Julie Lessman. Now as I have mentioned before I have a hard time reading fiction sometimes because I really need a story to draw me in otherwise I get bored. But I was excited about reading this one because it’s set in San Francisco (which is where I’m from). Also I needed a break from all of the non-fiction books I’ve been reading through.
So let me just say that Love at Any Cost did not disappoint. I really enjoyed it. The characters especially heroine Cassidy McClare and her beau Jamie McKenna were super fun and I was quickly drawn into the story. It keeps you engaged and wanting to keep reading more. Also there were some unexpected plot twists that you just didn’t expect but really draw you in.
I also loved reading about the different locations since I am very familiar with the city and tried to imagine them in my mind’s eye. Reading about the Barbary Coast and Market Street was really great. It was a good love story and I am excited that this is only the first in The Heart of San Francisco series.
If you’re looking for a fun, light read consider Love at Any Cost, you’ll enjoy it even if you’re not from the Bay Area but I think you’ll really like it even if you have ever just visited San Francisco.
*Though I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell for review, the opinions expressed are strictly my own.