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Second First Impressions

Sally Thorne



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Hachette Australia
27 April 2022
From the bestselling Australian author of The Hating Game, now a major motion picture, comes the clever, funny and unforgettable story of a muscular, tattooed man hired as an assistant to two elderly women - under the watchful eye of a beautiful young retirement home manager
'I inhaled Second First Impressions - I had to force myself to slow down because I didn't want it to end. It's a truly adorable, heart-warming, swoon-worthy love story. A book hasn't given me the warm-fuzzies like this for a very long time' BETH O'LEARY, author of The Flatshare

Ruthie Midona is twenty-four (going on ninety-four) and fully committed to her job at a luxury retirement village. Keeping herself busy caring for the eccentric residents means that Ruthie can safely ignore her own life - what little there is of it. Teddy Prescott is practically allergic to a hard day's work. When he rocks up as the retirement village's newest employee, Ruthie is less than impressed. The last thing she needs is a distraction as irritating (and handsome) as this selfish rich kid.

Lucky for Ruthie, her favourite pair of mischievous residents need a new assistant to torture . . . so she hands over Teddy, ready for them to send him running. Except Teddy may be about to surprise her - not just by surviving the older women's antics, but by charming Ruthie so much, she starts to remember that there's more to life than work . . . Could Teddy be far more than simply an unwelcome distraction?

'The warmest, coziest, sweetest book of the year, an absolutely perfect blend of humour and heart' EMILY HENRY, author of Beach Read

'A hilarious and cute romcom set in a retirement village with the quirkiest, most likeable heroine ever' ALLIE REYNOLDS

'After a sweet, funny and heartwarming love story, then look no further' FIONA PALMER

'The definition of a feel-good romance. This story and these characters will grow on you until Ruthie and Teddy are wrapped around your heart' Herald Sun

'An addictive romance filled with deep feeling, crackling attraction and cackling laughs . . . will have your heart squeezing and soaring from beginning to end' The Washington Post
Imprint:   Hachette Australia
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 131mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   240g
ISBN:   9780733648878
ISBN 10:   0733648878
Pages:   384
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sally Thorne is the USA Today-bestselling author of The Hating Game. Her debut novel sold in over twenty-five countries and is now a major motion picture. The Hating Game was named in the top 20 romance novels of 2016 by the Washington Post and was a top ten finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards romance category. Sally's much anticipated second novel, 99 Percent Mine, debuted on the USA Today bestseller list and was featured by Goodreads as one of the top 28 hit books for the first half of 2019. Second First Impressions is her third novel. Sally Thorne lives in Canberra, Australia and spends her days writing, reading, drinking cups of tea and obeying the every whim of Delia the Pug and her paint Quarter Horse, Louie. She lives with her husband in a house filled with vintage toys, too many cushions and a haunted dollhouse.

Reviews for Second First Impressions

Charming, self-deprecating, quick-witted and funny * New York Times on THE HATING GAME * The next Sophie Kinsella * Bustle on THE HATING GAME * Funny, sexy and instantly unputdownable * Paige Toon on THE HATING GAME * A smart and funny modern romance * Good Housekeeping on THE HATING GAME * This book should come with a warning: Do not read if you want an early night. * NATIONAL [PRINT], That's Life, [AUDIENCE: 161,557, ASR: AUD 24,611] * Second First Impressions was enjoyable and sweet story that I will read again in the future. * [ONLINE] BJs Book Blog * Inclusion * QLD [PRINT], Courier-Mail, [AUDIENCE: 166,502, ASR: AUD 772] * If there is one thing that Sally Thome loves, it's a happy ending. * NATIONAL [PRINT], Who Weekly, [AUDIENCE: 82,789, ASR: AUD 39,421] * It is enormous fun, cleverly written and will appeal to the large battalion of lovers of this form of escapism. * [ONLINE] Queensland Reviewers Collective * Inclusion * [ONLINE] E! Online Australia * This book is full of laugh out loud moments * [ONLINE] HerCanberra * Inclusion * QLD [PRINT] Cairns Local News * An engaging and good hearted novel * ACT [PRINT] Canberra Weekly * Inclusion * [ONLINE] Pedestrian TV * An engaging and goodhearted novel, with some nice touches of humour, some terrific secondary characters and a whole lot of tortoises. Nice light reading for Mum. * ACT [PRINT], Canberra Weekly, [AUDIENCE: 43,073, ASR: AUD 457] * Review * QLD [PRINT], Cairns Local News, [AUDIENCE: 15,000, ASR: AUD 471.5] * Thorne delivers delights all along the line. * NATIONAL [PRINT], Country Style Magazine, [AUDIENCE: 61,429, ASR: AUD 2,727] * If you let it, this story and these characters will grow on you until Ruthie and Teddy are wrapped around your heart. * VIC, QLD + NSW [PRINT], Herald Sun, Sunday Tasmanian, et al. (News Corp sydnicate) [AUDIENCE: 394,085, ASR: AUD 11,543] *

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