Second First Impressions

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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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Title:Second First Impressions
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    Second First Impressions Reviews

  • _ngallagher

    This book was SO SWEET! Sally Thorne’s vulnerable, quirky and hilarious writing shines again (with a little steam on the side)!! Definitely a book I’ll be picking up whenever I need to feel safe a...

  • ? A ?

    It pains me to rate a sally thorne book anything less than 4 stars. And the worst part is I might drop this rating even lower. This just wasn't what I was expecting 💔. Review to come.« ARC receive...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    I got off to a bit of a rough start with Second First Impressions, but once I got invested in the story, Teddy and Ruthie snuck themselves right into my heart and I ended up SO charmed by this sweet l...

  • Amy

    yes, I hated 99 Percent Mine. yes, I'm gonna read this anyway. don't worry about it....

  • jessica

    well, i didnt hate this. but i didnt love it, either. and i feel like this review is going to be a little unfair - after ‘the hating game,’ i know ST is capable of truly wonderful stories. and i c...

  • preoccupiedbybooks

    A sweet, and wholesome tale about two quirky people, who make a terrible first impression. Can they both make a better second first impression?Ruthie, 25 works and lives at Providence retirement home....

  • Emily

    Read this the right way (in one day), and miss it so badly all ready. Like being inside Sally Thorne's cute, cozy, whimsically wall-papered brain with a cheeseboard, a bubblebath, and a very soft swea...

  • Warda

    Oh god, the blurb... I'm salivating! ...

  • Lacey (laceybooklovers)

    This was so perfectly charming, quirky, and adorable. Basically, everything I wanted in a Sally Thorne romance. I went into this with high expectations after loving The Hating Game and actually enjoyi...

  • Mash

    *.·:·.☽✧ 3 stars ✧☾.·:·.* Second first impressions is a quirky, fun romance novel by Sally Thorne. Ruthie has been working at a retirement villa for six years, taking excellent care of ...