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A woman after my own heart
Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2020
Being a woman of a certain age myself, I can very much relate to Lucy Layne's self-assessment. She is battling with accepting that she is getting older and has never been engaged or married but made a blunder early on in her life that her mother Dorenda can't seem to forgive her for. A mother is supposed to love and support her child but Dorenda is hell-bent on tearing Lucy down, never letting her forget her mistake. Lucy is no longer getting the attention of men like she used to when she was younger and at forty-seven she had consigned herself at being alone. She is stumped as to why Ramsey Todeo is sniffing around her. He's the consummate bachelor and ten years her junior. He's usually one and done but Lucy does not give him the time of day. She does not want her heart broken from sweet words and lies and cheating and promises un-kept like her daughter's father Corbin. Lucy is the owner and designer of her own bridal company Storybook Layne Bridal. She's an independent and successful businesswoman who has done very well for herself.
Ramsey is a retired U.S. Army Ranger and traveling artist from est Virginia. Some people get the opinion that he is a bum which is further from the truth. He's been after Lucy for a year and can't figure out why she keeps turning him down. After all, he's the "Ram Man" who's prime ripped fine and gets the attention of the ladies everywhere he goes. He's determined to bed her and as a retired soldier, failure is not an option. So when Lucy finally gives in because of her DNP (you'll see in the book what that means, I don't want my review to get kicked out), they have a connection so powerful, he feels like he has finally come home for the first time in his life. The more they are around each other the deeper they both fall in love to their surprise. But will their love survive a domineering Mommy Dearest 2.0? Will Lucy finally put her foot down and fight for her love? Well, she found out that she is miserable without Ramsey and fight for their love and their HEA, with a more understanding Dorenda. Ramsey finally gets his Dimples, a woman who fought for him for the first time in his life.
I enjoyed reading this book as it is my favorite trope, older woman, younger man. As an older mature woman, I too question my self attractiveness as I see my reflection change in the mirror. Even if it is fiction, at least older women can fantasize about their self-worth. OH... thanks to the author for introducing us to the cover model. I often wonder who they are.