My rating: 4/5 stars
There is no point in boring you with gruesome details like “Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland are the best team ever” bla, bla, because I believe I’ve already expressed myself in more than various ways about this matter:)) All their books are amazing and with a strong message. In every book you have to love something, like the plot, the characters or the awareness it raises about certain aspects.
In “Dear Bridget, I want you” I loved the characters, but I was more drawn to the plot than everything else. At first sight, the action is very simple. Bridget, a nurse, meets Simon, a resident doctor, and fell in love. Bridget is 5 years older than Simon and besides that, she is a widow with a kid, so a lot of baggage is taken into this relationship. The whole book describes their steamy and ardent passion, the way they want to stay away, to deny this attraction, but of course, all will be in vain. The problem is that our couple has different objectives in life: Simon wants to finish his residency and go back to England. Besides that, he doesn’t want a family, having some traumas and guilt of his own. Bridget has to take care not only of her heart, but of her son. She can’t fall in love with Simon, because her son will get attached to him and if things won’t progress, then both of them will get heart broken. BUT, of course things will change soon.
So, as a general idea, this is the main plot. What I liked most of it is the message behind it. Penelope and Vi write about so many difficult subjects and I have to say that I’ve never read a book with this topics ( weird right?). What do you do when the woman you love is older than you and with a son? How do you treat them? Do you love her son as your own? What if your parents start to talk and are not happy with your choices? These are only some topics that were discussed by Simon and Bridget and I loved every aspect of this story because the focus was surely put on them.
You will fall in love with Simon and his dirty mouth, his charming ways and slowly transformation towards being a familist. Bridget will confuse you sometimes, but she is an excellent mom and will be an excellent lover for Simon. Their love story is beautifully blended with his focus topics and the final result will delight you. I strongly recommend it for all romance lovers out there and consider it, truly, a life lesson.