Janie Alexander never expected to find herself widowed at age twenty-seven--nor did she ever dream she might find her second husband by fulfilling her promise to her first husband to watch the sunset every night on Lido Key.
Nick Costas is just the opposite of Janie's first love. He's dark-haired, muscled, unreserved, openhearted, and quintessentially working-class Greek. At their initial meeting, Janie is drawn to his good looks, but also his kindness. Nick recently lost his mother and sympathizes with Janie's descriptions of watching her husband succumb to cancer. He alone of all her friends seems to understand grief.
Janie and Nick's budding romance, however, isn't looked upon kindly by Janie's uptight former in-laws nor by Nick's old-world family--in particular, his superstitious father and trio of sisters that Nick has dubbed "The Furies." Janie has three strikes against her: she's been married before. She isn't Greek. And she isn't Nick's former girlfriend, Daphne.
As the anniversary of her first husband's death approaches, can Janie find the strength to beat off these naysayers and win Nick's heart?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Romantic and Endearing Love on Lido Key is the first book by West that I've read. I like a good romance, and I like it when it doesn't follow the stereotypical romance trope. First, Janie, the main character was easy to like, and also feel her angst over the loss of her husband. Second, enter in her next love. There is an unwritten chemistry between the two, and the writing for their encounters isn't forced. Their love story is more than just that, it's something that they need to hold on to as they get through the obstacles in their lives. West writes a great love story, and I look forward to more from her pen.