About the Book:
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!
Leslie's ex divorced her but won't let her alone so she moves to Virgin River to work for her boss' son. Conner witnessed a murder and then has his business burned. The DA happens to have an ex-assistant who lives in Virgin River so he gets hidden there for a few months, where he goes to work for her boss. There is practically instant attraction, though neither of them say they are looking. As is usual in these books, there are a couple of steamy scenes. I enjoyed watching these two let go of the past and embrace a future together.
Old Virgin River friends make cameo appearances but there are no major sub-plots in this book. Conner has a sister who was also relocated by the DA, but she was sent across the country where she begins a relationship with a dentist who is wonderful, but who lacks that "spark" (he hasn't even kissed her) so I wouldn't be surprised to see the sister visit Virgin River (where all the men have "spark") in a future book.
In short, this is a pretty typical Virgin River book. If you like most of them, you'll like this; if you've hated others, this one isn't all that different. Grade: B.