The Perfect Score 2: Widow’s Weeds is very sweet story about two women who find their hearts again through their unexpected attraction to each other...more The Perfect Score 2: Widow’s Weeds is very sweet story about two women who find their hearts again through their unexpected attraction to each other after both have suffered emotional pain.
Just for the record, the first paragraph of the book blurb is totally wrong.
Veronica has been widowed for five years. She’s still grieving, missing her husband and will only wear black because that’s how she feels. Her husband was her first and only love and he was perfect. Even though she’s dated, no one has sparked her interest. Her best friends sign her up for a bowling tournament just to get her out of the house and she meets her new partner a few days before.
Patrice is a beautiful woman from out of town and Veronica’s new partner. Both Veronica and Patrice feel an immediate attraction to each other, something shocking to Veronica who has never been attracted to a woman. Patrice is a lesbian and has had a bad break up with her ex but feels herself opening up to Veronica even knowing Veronica is not a lesbian.
They go out to get to know each other a little better and to discuss the tournament and things get a little more intimate than they planned. To Veronica’s surprise, she feels something for Patrice that she only felt with her husband and while it’s shocking to her, she goes along with it because it feels good. Unfortunately, Veronica is reminded by a phone call from her controlling mom that what she is doing it wrong and she blows Patrice off. She can’t let go of what she feels though and has to come to terms with that.
This story is exactly what I like to read. One in which a straight woman feels an attraction to another woman and just goes for it because it feels good, setting aside personal prejudices and fears about that. Both of these women have something to loose and gain by getting together.
Veronica comes from a very strict past in which her mom controlled every aspect of her life. Even though in her 40’s, it’s still hard for her to pull away from such an ingrained way of being. After meeting Patrice, for the first time since her husband died, she feels her heart opening and sexual desire again. When she’s found out and her mom gives her crap for kissing a woman, a lot of conflict comes up for her and she debases herself in the process.
When she goes to her husband’s grave, as she’s done faithfully for years, she starts telling him about what’s happened and in the process she realizes that she really wants Patrice and is willing to fight for her happiness and what she feels even if the whole world will be against her.
Patrice also has a lot to loose. She’s had a bad break up and loosing her heart to a “straight” woman is not the easiest or wisest thing. But she backs off, hurt after Veronica blows her off but stays a friend and open to Veronica for the course of tournament. In the end, these two realize that what they have is very special and to deny that would be wrong.
The Perfect Score 2: Widow’s Weeds is a definite recommend for those who like good f/f sex with the “gay for you” trope and a HFN ending. (less)
Meh, this book had some good points and bad points. It's very heavy in the emo drama area with lots of mind-effing and carrying torches for old loves,...moreMeh, this book had some good points and bad points. It's very heavy in the emo drama area with lots of mind-effing and carrying torches for old loves, while the characters do the push-pull of the big misunderstanding on the budding love. My full review here: