Love At Any Cost by Julie Lessman
The Heart of San Francisco Series: Book One
Revell / 2013
About the book:
He's looking to take care of his family. She's looking to take care of her heart.
Trouble is . . . love's looking to take care of them both.
Bestselling author Julie Lessman brings the delectable Gilded Age to life in this sumptuous new series. Join your favorite romantic storyteller as she moves to the hills of San Francisco for more romance, passion, and surprising revelations.
Did Not Finish
(Read to page 145)
(Read to page 145)
After reading Julie Lessman's Daughters of Boston series (loved them!), A Love Surrendered, and A Light in the Window, I was looking forward to reading Love At Any Cost. I feel horrible, but I just couldn't connect to this book and found myself not wanting to continue reading at all. I finally gave up after 145 pages.
The main reason for my not finishing Love At Any Cost was the passion. I just got really annoyed with how the characters kept thinking how good looking someone was and with all the other passionate things. I'm fine with some passion, but it almost seemed to border on lust (at least to me). Here's an example of what I mean:
"His gaze traced from the curve of her neck to the hollow of her throat, and his breathing thickened at the thought of his lips doing the same." - Page 144
I also found myself not caring about the characters (in fact, Cassidy kind of annoyed me) or what was going to happen with them.
I've read other bloggers' reviews and it seems like a lot of people LOVED this book, so please don't go by just my opinion.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*
“Available April 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”