Second First Impressions - Sally Thorne

Second First Impressions

By Sally Thorne

  • Release Date - Published: 2021-04-13
  • Book Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • Author: Sally Thorne
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 188 Ratings)

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“Second First Impressions is the warmest, coziest, sweetest book of the year, an absolutely perfect blend of humor and heart. I want to live inside Sally Thorne’s brain.” —Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling of Beach Read

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.

Dazzle (n): Brightness that blinds someone temporarily. 

Position Vacant: Two ancient old women residing at Providence Retirement Villa seek male assistant for casual exploitation and good-natured humiliation. Duties include boutique shopping, fast-food fetching, and sincerely rendered flattery. Good looks a bonus—but we aren’t picky. 

An advertisement has been placed (again!) by the wealthy and eccentric Parloni Sisters. The salary is generous and the employers are 90 years old, so how hard could the job be? Well, none have lasted longer than a week. Most boys leave in tears. 

Ruthie Midona will work in Providence’s front office, and be at the Parloni’s beck and call, forever. That’s sort of her life plan. If Ruthie can run the place in her almost-retired bosses’ absence, with no hijinks/hiccups, she has a shot at becoming the new manager. She might also be able to defend her safe little world from Prescott Development, the new buyer of the prime site. Maybe after all that, she can find a cute guy to date. All she needs to do is stay serious—and that’s what she does best. 

Until, one day, someone dazzling blows into town. 

Teddy Prescott devotes his life to sleeping, tattooing, and avoiding seriousness. When Teddy needs a place to crash, he makes a deal with his developer dad. Teddy can stay in one of Providence’s on-site maintenance cottages—right next door to an unimpressed Ruthie—but only if he works there and starts to grow up.

Ruthie knows how this sweetly selfish rich boy can earn his keep—and be out of her hair in under a week. After all, there is a position vacant…

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Posted Reviews

  • My cheeks hurt from smiling

    By JanelleRM
    Absolutely wonderful.
  • Definitely a slow burn romance

    By lygee15678
    I did love the romance and slow burn of this book but at the end it felt like too much happiness happened at once. With Teddy’s family coming back together and the proposal and him coming back. I was like woah everyone calm down.
  • Funny and Sweet

    By mynicknameisdanny
    Funny and sweet, I stayed up 2 nights in a row to read this
  • Enemies to lovers GEM!

    By ShannKL
    Ruthie’s inner monologue of naughty involves the inked man riding a motorcycle who she pays it forward by purchasing his gas. Unfortunately the tattooed goddess with his luscious locks of hair and leather jacket, believes she is dressed as an elderly person off to costume party. Ruthie is 25 living a very simple life working at a retirement village, adorning herself in thrift store cardigans and skirts and acting 10x her age. She has forgotten she is young, beautiful and full of life. Teddy who is born to run is back in town, short on cash with his eye on the prize - owning his own tattoo parlor. Faithful to his word, he arrives the next day at her employers office with cash to pay her back but he soon finds himself working along side her. He accepts the role as assistant for two women residents flush with cash. Throughout the book, she is constantly reminded “he is not your type” while Teddy is told don’t corrupt her and run-off leaving her broken hearted. Can Ruthie and Teddy change their first impressions of each other to reset their reputations as the love them leave them and frugal prude? The beginning got off to a shaky start but once I found the books stride I couldn’t put it down. The secondary cast of characters are highly entertaining from Mel to rich biddies. This book explores family trauma, self-loathing and letting-go to finally be you. Thank you NetGalley and William Morrow for an ARC for an honest review. Publication date - April 13

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