About the Book:
Missy Piers is a school teacher, a young widow, and the only woman in town fiery enough to put a grumpy old blacksmith in his place. So when Leo asks her to help him catch a wife, she’s reluctant to do so.
Until she starts to fall for the awkwardly charming farrier.
Leo doesn’t know what to do about the infuriating yet intoxicating widow. She’s bossy, uptight, and…beautiful. And she makes him feel things he thought long buried.
Falling for Leo isn’t in Missy’s plans, he’s stubborn and entirely too handsome. So why does his presence make her weak and why does his touch make her yearn for something more?
When these two opposing spirits are offered a second chance at what they’ve lost, will they find love or will their hearts forever be lonely?
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The Widow Wins the Widower
Ms. Winchester has done it again! While I typically enjoy sexy stories with a lot of heat and tension, the Dry Bayou Brides books are the perfect "palate cleanser". They're sweet, funny, entertaining, and make you want to read the whole story in one sitting.
The Widow is book three in the series. It focuses on the school teacher, the widow Missy Piers, and the grumpy farrier we met in Tilly and Hank's story.
Missy is from a rich Connecticut family, but she moved west with her new husband. Ms. Winchester did a great job with the whole "widow" trope--while Missy is a young widow, and though she's fiery (as most aged widows in Regencies and Victorians are), she's also thoughtful and witty without being a harpy. I loved Missy's ability to turn Leo's words against him, and I loved how she gleefully poked the bear (Leo).
Leo is ornery, set in his ways, and ready to remarry after decades of being alone. He is a mix of grumpy bear-man and thoughtful flesh and blood man. Ms. Winchester was skilled enough to tell us Leo was "turned on" by Missy without being crude or overly spicy about it.
The story pulled me in, made me laugh, made me smile, and made me a Lynn Winchester fan for life.
Overall, this book is a wonderful, well-written continuation of the Dry Bayou Brides series. I cannot wait to see what happens to Gaston Mosier.