Second Chance Romance At Its Best | “Mr. West and the Widow” by Sophie Barnes (2023) Book Review

I received a free copy of this book through Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

“Mr. West and the Widow” is a wonderful addition to “The Brazen Beauties” series.  It tells the story of Colin West and Victoria Leighton, both of whom have had very bad experiences in their previous marriages and are determined not to make themselves vulnerable again. 

But when Colin discovers that Victoria is the sister of one of his closest friends who died in war, he strives to make her life better by imparting to her the knowledge which will help her have an independent and affluent life, free of other personal complications. Thus enters the principal characters of the previous books in the series, to make the situation Colin proposed to Victoria more respectable. I must say it was lovely to know more about their lives after their appearance in the last book. 

The journey Victoria and Colin take to connect with each other, after the crushing disappointments of their pasts, has been developed quite naturally. Every reader who has gone through tough relationships will find the pain, self-doubt,  lack of self-worth and the turbulent emotions they go through completely relatable. 

I did feel the story could have been more crisp at certain places; still, I loved the characters so much that I didn’t mind that very much. And I was left with a wonderful moment of happiness when I completed the book that compensated for the intermittent lag in pacing. It has been a fantastic reading experience and I wouldn’t say “no” to reading more books in this series.

This book gets 5 out of 5 stars. 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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