DARE TO LOVE AGAIN
Lessman once again dives into the lives of the McClare family in this second series installment that flows well and is easy to read. Readers will love the fun, loving and supportive family. The alternating perspectives of Allison and Nick make them well-developed, likable characters that readers can relate to; however, they can both be childish and frustrating at times. While there are some predictable moments, the foreshadowing keeps readers engaged in the story.
As a young woman, Allison McClare is helping her mother run a school for girls in Barbary Coast. Her personality clashes with gruff local detective Nick Barone, who is hired to watch over Allison, but could there be something more to Nick than his first impression on Allison? As she starts to fall for him, she finds out that her uncle is sure Nick is hiding something and Allison’s heart may be broken again. (REVELL, Jan., 416 pp., $14.99)