SECOND FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The USA Today bestselling author of The Hating Game and 99 Percent Mine returns with a cute, quirky rom-com set in a retirement community, proving young love can ignite in the unlikeliest of locations!
Ruthie Midona has worked the front desk at Providence Retirement Villa for years, living onsite at the beck-and-call of the wealthy residents - and the rare tortoises that roam the manicured lawns. She has her routine, and not much ever changes. Until she lays eyes on Teddy Prescott, the son of Providence’s new owner and her new neighbor. Tall, tattooed, and with the most magical hair on Earth (just ask him), Teddy’s in town saving up money to pursue his dreams of opening a tattoo shop. He’s the definition of risky, and Ruthie’s dazzled at first sight - until he mistakes her for a little old lady.
Luckily, Ruthie has the perfect revenge for Teddy’s insulting first impression. Her most eccentric residents have just placed (yet another!) ad seeking a personal assistant to torment. The Parlonis are ninety-year-old, four-foot-tall menaces and not one of their assistants has lasted a week. Ruthie knows a quitter when she sees one, and is more than happy to offer Teddy up.
To Ruthie’s surprise, Teddy proves to be the ultimate hire, charming his way through the entire villa and into her heart with his joyful, never-serious outlook on life. But with the future of Providence hanging in the balance, and Teddy’s family’s plans threatening to shatter Ruthie’s safe little universe, will Teddy be there when it really counts?