Publish Date: December 27, 2012
Origins: From Publisher for Review
Format: Mass Market Paperback
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Synopsis: ROMANCE UNDER CONSTRUCTION…
Sick of running into her cheery ex-husband and his new wife, Leslie Petruso accepts a job at the Virgin River branch of Haggerty Construction and takes the high road right out of town. Now she’s got Paul Haggerty’s business running like a well-oiled machine. In fact, things are so busy Paul jumps at the chance to hire an extra set of hands.
Just like Leslie, Conner Danson has been burned by love. But if Leslie was disappointed by her relationship going bad, Conner was decimated. He’s got no time for women…although he spends an awful lot of time pretending not to notice Leslie. And she’s pretty busy “ignoring” the chemistry between them.
According to Conner and Leslie, they have only one thing in common—they’re done with love. But everyone in Virgin River can see that things are heating up at Haggerty Construction. And as far as Paul Haggerty can tell, the best thing he can do is hang on to his hard hat and watch the sparks fly!
Review: This is the first book of the Virgin River series that I've ever read and I was pleasantly surprised to be so entranced with the characters and setting. I'm sure I'd have gotten even more out of it if I'd read any of the previous books. I love Leslie's dealings with her ex-husband Greg and the tender romance that appears even though neither Conner nor Leslie were expecting it. I like Conner's stand-up strength of character and you can see the same in Leslie - in the whole of the townsfolk even. I'd recommend this book for a good winter night in front of the fire or a relaxing day at the beach.
Virgin River Series: Virgin River (1), Shelter Mountain (2), Whispering Rock (3), A Virgin River Christmas (4), Second Chance Pass (5), Temptation Ridge (6), Paradise Valley (7), "Under the Christmas Tree" (novella) (8), Forbidden Falls (9), Angel's Peak (10), Moonlight Road (11), "Midnight Confessions" (novella) (12), Promise Canyon (13), Wild Man Creek (14), Harvest Moon (15), Bring Me Home for Christmas (16), Hidden Summit (17), Redwood Bend (18), Sunrise Point (19)