Rameau’s review archive: The Lady Always Wins by Courtney Milan



Nobody has ever come close to taking the place that Virginia Barrett had in Simon Davenant’s heart. As a child, Ginny was his best friend and comrade-in-arms. As a young lady, she became his sweetheart. But when his parents discovered their growing affection, they threatened to cut Simon off without a penny if he married her. And when Simon planned an elopement, Ginny refused: She wasn’t going to marry a poor man. Ever.


In the seven years since they last saw one another, Ginny has been married and then widowed. Simon has built an empire as a railway financier. When they meet again, there’s still that same delicious, playful attraction between them. But only Simon knows how tenuous his second chance really is. Everyone believes that Simon is wealthy. In truth, his company has been taken over by a hostile competitor and he is ruined. He knows from bitter experience that Ginny won’t marry a poor man. And so he has three days until the news becomes public—three days to seduce, woo, and marry the woman he cannot forget, or risk losing her…and this time, for good.

The Lady Always WinsThe Lady Always Wins by Courtney Milan

Novellas about two people reuniting after years of separation and falling madly in love in a matter days apparently work. The fact that there is history and that the characters are only relearning to know each other helps to brush aside the insta love elements, and lets the focus remain on fixing what went wrong in the first place.

Still, a novella is never long enough and the time jump skips over the teasing and more interesting parts of the courting. Hurried, sweet love story, just like any other Milan novella.

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4 Responses to Rameau’s review archive: The Lady Always Wins by Courtney Milan

  1. Oh these novellas…

  2. blodeuedd says:

    Yup novellas are novellas

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