Review: Love to Believe by Lisa Ricard Claro

love2believeLove to Believe (Fireflies book #2)
by Lisa Ricard Claro

officialsynopA woman in a man’s world…

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.


Rebecca doesn’t want commitment, she just wants a “friends with benefits” kind of relationship. She doesn’t have any painful past when it comes to relationships, she’s not boyish eventhough she works in construction. She’s just not ready and haven’t found the one who can keep up with her and acknowledge her crazy schedule. Something her present boyfriend Nate doesn’t understand nor accept.

Sean Kinkaid vows to stay single forever, he doesn’t see himself having a wife and kids in the foreseeable future. But when he occasionally meets up with his family, Rebecca is always there to lighten up the mood. His brother Jack died a few years ago and left Maddie, whom he treats like a sister. Then Maddie fell in love with Caleb, Rebecca’s brother, so their paths always meet. Sean can’t help but get closed to her, until they come up with an agreement – an agreement that will benefit the both of them.

Is love possibly in the cards for them in the future? Or will they stay commitment-phobic until ine of them surrenders?


Love to Believe reminds me of Sarah Addison Allen’s books. Love stories with a touch of magical realism. Although this one by Lisa Ricard Claro is pure contemporary, her novel was quite magical and captivating.

I liked how the dead brother Jack sent signs and answers to Rebecca and Sean. I liked how Rebecca proved her worth to her father who never wanted her to work in a man’s world. I liked how Sean can be sweet and funny and smart in controlled situations. I liked that they have a strong circle of friends who never lets them down. I liked that this isn’t insta-love, either.

And lastly, I liked how the author gives an insight of other beautiful things to come. Can’t wait to read Brenna’s story next!

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