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Second first impressions a novel

by Thorne, Sally, 1981-

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Ruthie Midona will work in Providence's front office, and be at the Parloni's beck and call, forever. That's sort of her life plan. If Ruthie can run the place in her almost-retired bosses' absence, with no hijinks/hiccups, she has a shot at becoming the new manager. She might also be able to defend her safe little world from Prescott Development, the new buyer of the prime site. Teddy Prescott devotes his life to sleeping, tattooing, and avoiding seriousness. When Teddy needs a place to crash, he makes a deal with his developer dad. Teddy can stay in one of Providence's on-site maintenance cottages, right next door to an unimpressed Ruthie, but only if he works there and starts to grow up. Ruthie knows how this sweetly selfish rich boy can earn his keep, and be out of her hair in under a week. After all, there is a position vacant.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Thorne (99 Percent Mine, 2019) returns with a cozy romance set in a high-end retirement community. Young and beautiful Ruthie, the retirement villa's manager, is an old soul looking for a man who wants to snuggle up on the couch and watch her favorite shows. Despite her coworker's pleas to set her up using her "Sasaki Method," Ruthie's demanding job and trauma over her previous relationship make her reluctant to seek out love. When the CEO of the company that has acquired the retirement community coerces his carefree son, Teddy, to work for Ruthie while living on the property, she finds that maybe love is just next door. Thorne injects humor and emotion into Ruthie's story, along with a great cast of characters that make the setting come to life. Teddy is an easy-going, tattooed biker who drifts in and out of people's lives, while Ruthie is a steadfast, tidy worker reluctant to give up on her dreams for order and duty. They clash, but always in a playful, fun way that makes this romance the perfect low-angst read."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Extreme opposites are drawn together in the most unlikely of circumstances in this sweet, cheeky rom-com from Thorne (The Hating Game). Theodore "Teddy" Prescott is a tattoo-covered, motorcycle-riding, itinerant rich boy; straitlaced Ruthie Midona is an administrator at the affluent Providence Retirement Villa who rarely leaves the compound--and has rarely been kissed. Good girl gets the bad boy may be a popular trope, but the quirky supporting cast of crazy rich old people and Thorne's precise and original prose give the premise new life. Teddy first meets Ruthie at a gas station and offends her by assuming she's in costume as a character from The Golden Girls. That might have been the end of it, had Teddy's father not recently acquired Providence. Now he decrees that Teddy should temporarily live and work on-site while getting his life on track. Ruthie and Teddy inevitably grow closer, but longtime social outcast Ruthie struggles to imagine Teddy sincerely liking her, let alone wanting more, and Teddy has some emotional baggage of his own. The couple bond in part over their surprising mutual love for a late 1990s, 7th Heaven--esque family drama. As with that show, readers longing for laughter and heart will find comfort here. Agent: Taylor Haggerty, Root Literary. (Apr.)"
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Subjects Older people Fiction
Rich people Fiction
Retirement communities Fiction
Retirement communities Employees Fiction
Eccentrics and eccentricities Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Humor (Fiction)
Electronic books.
Romance fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :William Morrow Paperbacks2021
Edition First edition.
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Audience General adult
Language English
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