Love to Believe by Lisa Ricard Claro is book 2 of the Fireflies series, so after I read - and enjoyed - Book 1 (A Love Built to Last), naturally I had to read the next in line.
Here's a blurb
Here's a blurb
CPA Rebecca Walker wields a hammer and saw with skill, but it’s like fighting tooth and nail to prove to her chauvinistic father that she’s capable of managing the family construction business. Romance is a luxury Rebecca can’t afford.
A man with secrets…
Thanks to his past, romance isn’t in Sean Kinkaid’s future, so when Rebecca proposes ‘friends with benefits,’ Sean agrees. It’s the perfect scenario until love sneaks in—and Sean’s secrets tear them apart.
But Rebecca has a secret too, one she fears Sean will never accept. It will take intervention from an unlikely source to convince these two lovers they have the one thing neither of them ever expected to find…a love to believe.
After a humiliating break up with her boyfriend, Rebecca agrees to a no-strings-attached sexual relationship with Sean. This arrangement soon develops into a love neither of them is prepared for.
Normally, I am not into sex turned to love romances, because many authors focus too much on the sex and not enough on the story. This book, however, gets the formula right! With closed door sex scenes, this book focuses on the development of the relationship and friendship between the hero and heroine, which I found very refreshing.
Rebecca (literally) kicks ass as a woman who does not let fear hold her back, but rather does something about it. I liked the heroine a lot for her confidence and strength. Sean was a perfect match for her - super hot, confident, caring and reliable.
What I didn't like? There was that one part toward the end, which I thought was a little overdone and made that bit predictable. However, the great characters, good dialogue, humour and the author's fluid writing more than make up for it.
Definitely a recommended read for those who want a well-written, passionate story with good character development. I'd say read book one first, though each reads as a standalone. Check out my review of book 1, Love Built to Last.
I bought my copy of Love to Believe from Amazon.