This was a perfect book for this time of year. For a while it looked as though the Civil War would break out all over again, Only this time, it would be a battle of wills -- Shane determined to break down his resistance, Vance equally determined to remain invincible to her charming assault. The characters were perfect but believable, the setting was beautiful and the ending was very romantic. She's quirky and determined, but mostly I like her self-trust and ability to accept people and events as they are. It was frustrating and completely unnecessary that she forgot herself so much that she could let it affect the love she knows she has.
. The main conflict was obvious from the very beginning and nothing saved the story after that. Pages are tight and clean. Together they discover that all they really needed was each other, and that love is the greatest Christmas gift of all. Nora Roberts is so clever with the interaction she has between the two characters. Si a esto le sumamos el contexto histórico de la Guerra Civil, un museo, unas cuantas antigüedades y una romántica historia en Navi Amo a Nora Roberts, en cualquier formato y de cualquier año. There were also many times were Vance wanted to talk about his past life to her which she would never listen or she thought it would be when he was ready for her to know to find that out, so when that time came, she was acting like a little teenager First impressions was pretty good at first but it honestly became a bore and by the end of the book I hated the character and protagonist Shane.
So she falls for her mother's bullshit and goes tearing off, screaming for an explanation, which she won't shut up long enough to get. Impatiently, he checked his watch. Frustrating beyond belief and it doesn't help that her crisis is propelled by the very least appealing character of the book and possibly of all Roberts' 80s novels. He's currently hiding out from his old life and job as the head of a major construction business. Technically, I haven't given away real details, but some folks are pickier. But he had no idea how persistent Shane Abbott could be when it came to giving a helping hand--or a loving heart.
He tries to explain things numerous times, but she always talks over him. Shane and Vance are as different as night and day, so, of course, they fall passionate Shane Abbott hopes to convert part of the house she inherited from her grandmother into an antiques shop and Civil War museum. First Impressions was a good story. Screw Cy, Shane deserves Vance. I didn't know if I was going to be able to get through it at first. All he wants is peace, quiet and to keep away from women. This is a quick weekend read by the fireplace with a nice cup of hot chocolate or a glass of wine.
The first time she laid eyes on Vance, she felt something. She was searching for a place to finally fit in and a man who could love her for who she was. I found this on my local library Christmas display table. He needed to simplify his life and mend his broken heart. And then there is a scene where Shane lets her mother break her heart again. But, Shane decides she needs his help with her house and thinks that Vance needs the work so she hires him as a carpenter.
I love reading a good Christmas book during the holidays. The Big Misunderstanding trope is used constantly in this book. I really liked this book. They are, perhaps, one of the most realistic couples I've met in a while from a Nora Roberts book. So the last thing he needs is a charitable neighbor -- especially a beautiful, gracious an. These were my first Nora Roberts reads and I'm chalking my dissatisfaction with both stories up to the fact that they were earlier works. Vance is certain his cover story will stop his lovely neighbor from getting too friendly, but Shane is determined to break down his resistance.
So he buys the old Farley place in the country to restore it and try to find himself again. Quickly, she wrote out a check for half of the capital she had left. Of the two stories, I liked First Impressions 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. A great book to read near Christma There was never a thought to deny him. With a tiny sigh, she dropped her eyes to her soft, pampered hands.
Now she wants the open her own antique shop and Civil War Museum. There were parts however, that did not seem to flow and by the end it seemed rushed and not a great ending. She's got her own demons but they come in the form of her mother. The heroine of First Impressions is Shane Abbott. Frustrating beyond belief and it doesn't help that her crisis is propelled by the very least appealing character of the book and possibly of all Roberts' 80s novels.
Vance was certain that would stop his beautiful neighbor from getting too friendly! Please note that the tricks or techniques listed in this pdf are either fictional or claimed to work by its creator. I ended sympathizing with the character Vance but by the end, I think he shouldn't have stayed with her. To view it, First impressions was pretty good at first but it honestly became a bore and by the end of the book I hated the character and protagonist Shane. First Impressions was better than Blithe Images, hence the 1 star rating, but the love story felt weak to me as it seemed based mostly on physical attraction; there wasn't quite enough character interaction to substantiate the relationshiop. It is a cute and sexy story, but the reader will be aware of how much Roberts has grown as a writer.