Dare to Love Again by Julie Lessman takes the reader back to Victorian times in San Francisco. This time we join Allison McClare as she navigates her way from Nob Hill to the dangerous Barbary Coast where she teaches at a school for the less fortunate.
This book opened with a bang and had me giggling right at the start. The action slowed down about halfway through and I struggled to finish it. I lost interest in the story with all of the characters and the sub-plot.
I've read other books by this author and have enjoyed them fully, this one just didn't captivate me throughout.
From the back cover:
Spunky Allison McClare is determined to be a fearless, independent woman. But when she takes a notion to explore the wild Barbary Coast, she quickly discovers she's no match for the unsavory characters that haunt the dark streets.
Detective Nick Barone would rather do almost anything than teach this petite socialite self-defense, but it seems he has little choice. Sparks fly every time the two meet until a grudging friendship develops into something deeper. But is he just a fraud like all the rest of the men Allison's cared for? Or is he the one who will let her dare to love again?
This book was provided for review by Revell.