Saturday, November 8, 2014

Surprised by Love Book Review


About the Book

Shy and unattractive as a child, Megan McClare has always been teased by her classmates. But when she returns home from her senior year in Paris, the wallflower has suddenly blossomed into a beauty. With ambitions to become a lawyer or doctor, Megan accepts an internship at the district attorney's office only to discover that she will be working with Devin Caldwell, a boy who mercilessly mocked her at school--and with whom she was hopelessly enamored. She turns to her dear friend Bram Hughes for support and advice. But Bram's vision is clouded by his sudden unwelcome attraction to a girl he had always thought of as a kid sister. He advises forgiveness, but can he forgive himself for pushing the woman he loves into the arms of another man? (Goodreads)

My Review

This is not the first book in this series that I have read. I think they can be read separately but it would help to start at the beginning. Megan's character I just didn't really click with while reading. I liked Bram a lot but I thought a lot of the romance was a bit forced. The main thing that really irritated me this entire book is the fact that since she lost some weight she is now the prettiest gal they had ever seen. Her life can now start since she lost weight? What message is this telling women? If we only lost weight we would finally be accepted. That is just plain not encouraging and I certainly wouldn't want a young woman reading this and feeling discouraged about herself. There is nothing wrong with losing weight and getting healthy if you hadn't been before. I just don't think the way it's portrayed is done very well. Also, this woman got teased, so I understand the pressure but the way her family reacted was disappointing. Aside from that, the book had it's funny moments and drama just like in the previous books. There is no doubt about it, Julie knows how to write in a bit of humor.

It's a nice read just a bit slow and disappointing for me.
Three stars.

"I received this book from Revell for free in exchange for an honest review."

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