First Impressions (Language of Love)
Escaping the rat race and the lure of gold-digging women, wealthy businessman Vance Banning moves to a small, rural retreat, telling the townsfolk that he's an out-of-work carpenter. All he wants is peace, quiet and to keep away from women. So the last thing he needs is a charitable... show more
Escaping the rat race and the lure of gold-digging women, wealthy businessman Vance Banning moves to a small, rural retreat, telling the townsfolk that he's an out-of-work carpenter. All he wants is peace, quiet and to keep away from women. So the last thing he needs is a charitable neighbor--especially a beautiful, gracious and persistent neighbor of the female persuasion--but there's something about Shane Abbott he just can't ignore. Vance is certain his cover story will stop his lovely neighbor from getting too friendly, but Shane is determined to break down his resistance. Vance has been burned once, so only a fool would fall for the same innocent act twice. And he's no fool. But he has no idea how relentless Shane Abbott can be when it comes to giving a helping hand--or a loving heart. He needed to simplify his life and mend his broken heart. She was searching for a place to finally fit in and a man who could love her for who she was. Together they discover that all they really needed was each other, and that love is the greatest Christmas gift of all.
Publish date: October 17th 2006
Pages no: 301
Edition language: English
, Category Romance
, Contemporary Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
This might be considered spoiler-y. Technically, I haven't given away real details, but some folks are pickier. So be warned.So here's the thing. The Big Misunderstanding trope is used constantly in this book. And it's always because Shane absolutely refuses to allow Vance to finish a fucking senten...
The 'fault' that I found with this story was that the female protagonist was always so optimistic and good-natured, borderline gregarious, and seemingly indefatigable. All these work to easily disarm the male protagonist and avoids dealing with any issues he may have (ie: he had a past he was tryin...
First book I've ever read by Roberts and was pleasantly surprised. Fun contemporary read. I really liked Shane and Vance. Vance was just yum and way too fun. Loved the tension set up between them especially after their 'first meeting'. I liked the 'total opposites' dynamic between the two. Vance wit...