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!
I have never read any of Robyn Carr's books prior to this book. I was a little apprehensive to start so far down in the series, but this book totally stood alone!
Conner is a good blue collared business owner who witnesses a murder while taking the trash out from his small business. That night totally changed Connors life! He had to go into protective custody and his sister and twin nephews had to be moved to protect them as well. Conner just wants to get back to his life when he goes to Virgin River to hid out. He never expects to meet the perfect woman or finally over come the betrayal of his ex-wifes infidelity.
Leslie, fed up with her ex husband wanting to be friends and seeing him and his new pregnant wife everywhere, goes to Virgin River to start over and find herself. And boy does she in the form of Connor!
Their romance is very realistic with all the problems and issues normal couples have to address and I love how hot and passionate they are! I found Connor to be a very brave and moral man who was doing all he could to take care of all his loved ones and himself! The only reason this didn't get a 5 is because I thought the ending was too abrupt and I was left wanting a more solid conclusion! But I expect that like in most series, their story will be touched on in the next in the series, Redwood Bend. Redwood Bend is coming out February 28th! I know I can't wait to read it!