Allison McClare is excited to begin teaching at Hand for Hope School. Though she is from a wealthy family the school is close to one of the poorest and crime ridden parts of San Francisco, the Barbary Coast.
When Nick Barone sees an expensive car parked along the street he goes inside to warn the owner, Nick is suspicious of rich people and feels that they don't know much about the "real world."
Allison has had her share of problems with men, having recently broken her engagement to a man who wasn't who was pretending to be something he wasn't.
Can Allison Dare to Love Again?
Nick Barone is a brooding sort of hero with a chip on his shoulder. While Allison is a woman with a mind of her own, who doesn't want to be ruled by her fears. The interactions between the two main characters is usually of a confrontational nature, but sparks fly ;)
The pace was good and the setting well researched. One of the best parts of the books was that they encouraged each other in their faith, and Allison's mother, Caitlyn played a huge part in encouraging Nick to start praying again.
There is a huge cast of characters, all well developed. This book also continues to follow Cassie and Jamie as they prepare for their wedding :D Miss Penny is a colorful character, full of life. And little Lottie is just too precious! After overhearing Nick calling her "Miss La-di-da" to Allison, Lottie decides that she wants everyone to call her that!
A lovely book with a honorable hero and a spunky heroine, as well as much verbal sparring in between!
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