Second First Impressions

By (author)Sally Thorne

 300 999

343 pages

Ruthie-Midona-has-worked-the-front-desk-at-the-Providence-Luxury-Retirement-Villa-for-six-years,-dedicating-her-entire-adult-life-to-caring-for-the-Villa’s-residents,-maintaining-the-property-(with-an-assist-from-DIY-YouTube-tutorials),-and-guarding-the-endangered-tortoises-that-live-in-the-Villa’s-gardens.-Somewhere-along-the-way,-she’s-forgotten-that-she’s-young-and-beautiful,-and-that-there’s-a-world-outside-of-work—until-she-meets-the-son-of-the-property-developer-who-just-acquired-the-retirement-center.

Distraction-(n):-an-extreme-agitation-of-the-mind-or-emotions.

Ruthie-Midona-has-worked-the-front-desk-at-the-Providence-Luxury-Retirement-Villa-for-six-years,-dedicating-her-entire-adult-life-to-caring-for-the-Villa’s-residents,-maintaining-the-property-(with-an-assist-from-DIY-YouTube-tutorials),-and-guarding-the-endangered-tortoises-that-live-in-the-Villa’s-gardens.-Somewhere-along-the-way,-she’s-forgotten-that-she’s-young-and-beautiful,-and-that-there’s-a-world-outside-of-work—until-she-meets-the-son-of-the-property-developer-who-just-acquired-the-retirement-center.

Teddy-Prescott-has-spent-the-last-few-years-partying,-sleeping-in-late,-tattooing-himself-when-bored,-and-generally-not-taking-life-too-seriously—something-his-father,-who-dreams-of-grooming-Teddy-into-his-successor,-can’t-understand.-When-Teddy-needs-a-place-to-crash,-his-father-seizes-the-chance-to-get-him-to-grow-up.-He’ll-let-Teddy-stay-in-one-of-the-on-site-cottages-at-the-retirement-home,-but-only-if-he-works-to-earn-his-keep.-Teddy-agrees—he-can-change-a-few-lightbulbs-and-clip-some-hedges,-no-sweat.-But-Ruthie-has-plans-for-Teddy-too.

Her-two-wealthiest-and-most-eccentric-residents-have-just-placed-an-ad-(yet-another!)-seeking-a-new-personal-assistant-to-torment.-The-women-are-ninety-year-old,-four-foot-tall-menaces,-and-not-one-of-their-assistants-has-lasted-a-full-week.-Offering-up-Teddy-seems-like-a-surefire-way-to-get-rid-of-the-tall,-handsome,-unnerving-man-who-won’t-stop-getting-under-her-skin.

Ruthie-doesn’t-count-on-the-fact-that-in-Teddy-Prescott,-the-Biddies-may-have-finally-met-their-match.-He’ll-pick-up-Chanel-gowns-from-the-dry-cleaner-and-cut-Big-Macs-into-bite-sized-bits.-He’ll-do-repairs-around-the-property,-make-the-residents-laugh,-and-charm-the-entire-villa.-He-might-even-remind-Ruthie-what-it’s-like-to-be-young-and-fun-again.-But-when-she-finds-out-Teddy’s-father’s-only-fixing-up-the-retirement-home-to-sell-it,-putting-everything-she-cares-about-in-jeopardy,-she’s-left-wondering-if-Teddy’s-magic-was-all-just-a-façade.

From-the-USA-Today–bestselling-author-of-The-Hating-Game-and-99-Percent-Mine-comes-the-clever,-funny,-and-unforgettable-story-of-a-muscular,-tattooed-man-hired-as-an-assistant-to-two-old-women—under-the-watchful-eye-of-a-beautiful-retirement-home-manager.

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