REVIEW – DEAR BRIDGET, I LOVE YOU by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland


Dear Bridget,
I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.
So, here goes.
We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.
But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.
I want you.
The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.
So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.
No questions asked.
Think about it.
Or don’t.
Whatever you choose.
It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.



*****Patty’s Review*****

For the most part, I lived a very simple life. I didn’t need fancy cars or money. I worked hard, yet didn’t need to be the chief. But every once in a blue moon, something came along and lit a fire under my ass. My desires were limited, but when they struck—they were consuming. There were no two ways about it, I desired Bridget Valentine.



Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward have done it again!! Their writing collaboration is exceptional! I think these ladies need to consider writing together full time. While their individual works have been great, I think their collaborations have often times been magical. It’s stories like this that keeps fueling my reading obsession! I loved absolutely everything about this story and am not sure I will be able to find the words to put together to write a review worthy of this book! It had what I love THE MOST— a romance between a devilishly handsome British Hero and a sweet and down to earth American Heroine!! British Heroes tend to pull off their cocky attitudes with ease and are skilled dirty talkers. They can make any curse word in the English language sound so classy and deliciously decadent with their sexy accents!! I’m positive that Dr. Simon Hogue is going to capture the hearts of many a reader!!

Bridget and Simon have one of the funniest and embarrassing “meet cutes” ever to be written in a RomCom! Bridget winds up in the E.R. with an embarrassing injury that she got while trying to teach her little boy how to fish. Bridget is a nurse and decides to go to a hospital that she doesn’t work at to save herself from having to suffer through endless amounts of teasing from her co-workers. She never expected that her doctor was going to be ridiculously hot and British!! The level of mortification she goes through is astronomical and Simon doesn’t hesitate to poke a little fun at Bridget while also tending to her wound. While the situation is less than ideal Bridget can’t help but notice how the good doctor also has got her temperature rising. Their encounter lasts all of fifteen minutes but Fate has plans for these two because a few weeks later, Simon ends up being the new tenant of the garage apartment in her house. Not only will they be roomies but it turns out he’s also finishing up his last year of residency at the hospital that Bridget works at.

In no time at all Bridget and Simon settle into an easy friendship while also trying to get a handle on the intense attraction that is building between them. Both Bridget and Simon are convinced that things could never work between them for completely different and somewhat irrational reasons. Simon has never been in a committed relationship and he’s actually never been tempted to pursue one. He seeks out women who are only looking for a good time and he hasn’t gone beyond two dates with the same woman yet. He’s also haunted by a tragedy from his past which he’s plagued with unreasonable guilt over. Plus, Simon’s planning to move back to England once he completes his residency in less than a year.

Bridget lost her husband a couple years back when he died in a car accident. She was left to raise their six-year-old son alone on her meager Nurse’s salary. Her son, Brendan, is her entire world. She’s hesitant to jump back into the dating pool because she doesn’t think any man will want a woman with “baggage”. She’s also not willing to bring someone into Brendan’s life that is not in it for the long haul.

Bridget finds herself getting increasingly attached to Simon and it’s scaring her because she knows that if she were to give in to her feelings that Simon could break her heart more than any other man ever has. Simon is in the same pickle. He’s consumed with his feelings for Bridget and has grown attached to her son as well.



I was dying for these two to finally give in to their desires and let’s just say it was definitely worth the wait!! Wow! I was nearly scorched by the flames that the seduction between Simon and Bridget created. But while they’ve got incredible sexual chemistry those silly little reasons of why things could never work out between them are still hovering in the background. Will they get a clue before it’s too late?

“DEAR BRIDGET, I LOVE YOU” is currently available! This is a MUST READ! I promise you, it is that good! You’ll get sucked in and then in no time at all you’ll have finished it because this is one book that is just that hard to put down!

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*****Dee’s Review*****
ALL THE STARS************

Of course, I LOVED this book. Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland are both amazing authors in their right, but together these two are dynamite. Dear Bridget, I Want You has everything you look for in a romance; humor, superb writing, lovable characters, twist and turns, explosive passion and even a bit of angst. TOP TEN FAVORITE OF 2017. 



Dr. Simon Hogue is the sexy resident doctor at Boston’s Memorial Hospital. He is twenty-nine, British and totally irresistible. Simon is a kid at heart and his charms work on just about everybody. He’s about to finish his residency and is looking for a short-term rental without a lease because in a couple of months he’s supposed to be going back home, to England. His best friend has found him the perfect place to rent and when he goes to meet his new landlord the last thing he expected was to see the woman with the beautiful smile and sexy derrière he attended in the hospital a few weeks back, again.

Bridget was in a minor accident that landed her in the hospital with her butt exposed and being examined by possibly the most beautiful man she’s ever seen. After the embarrassing event, she has been fantasizing about the sexy doctor, until one day he turns out to be her new tenant.

Simon and Bridget are totally into each other but they are both terrified of relationships, so they decide to simply settle for a friendship. Nobody said it would be easy, living next to the star of all your fantasies and knowing you could never have them.

Bridget is a single mother who lost her husband a couple of years ago and still doesn’t feel ready to date, plus her priority is her son Brendan. And Simon carries some issues from his past which makes him terrified of opening his heart to anyone. But love is an unexpected thing nobody can control, and these two characters will find themselves fighting against the very thing they want the most in this world.

From the moment I started reading, I was laughing and enjoying myself with this book. I knew right away that I wasn’t going to be able to put this book down for anything. Everything about Bridget and Simon’s story was perfect. I highly recommended this book, it is an absolute winner.

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