The Lady Always Wins by Courtney Milan

The Lady Always Wins


It's all fun and games.

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.

Until someone loses a fortune.

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 Wins is a fun, quick read. Simon and Virginia have been friends forever and both wanted more at one time. Then Simon's parents got in the way and Virginia was afraid of being poor so she marries another. The only problem? Simon never forgets Virginia. He tries to move on, but he can't. When he finds out her husband died he comes to try and win her back.

When Simon shows up at Virginia's door he tells he tells her he will make her fall for him in three days. He only has that much time before he potentially loses everything, and he knows Virginia will not marry a poor man. He needs to get her to marry him before then so he will have her even if she is upset when she finds out he lost his fortune (if he does).

Simon and Virginia have a very fun dynamic. They just seem to argue and are mean to each other, but it is all playful fun.  They were cute together and everything moves quickly, but it was still a good read. I enjoyed seeing how Simon tried to win over Virginia and reading what happened in the past and why she married her deceased husband. It was a lot of fun.

Rating: ★ ★ ★

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