Monday, January 16, 2012
Hidden Summit by Robyn Carr
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!
Pretty par for the course for Carr's Virgin River series. I never did get a good sense of who Conner really was, but maybe that was because Conner wasn't really sure either. His whole life he had been taking care of his sister, and all of a sudden he didn't have to do that anymore, so yeah, I think he was in the process of rediscovering himself. I think I liked the old Conner better (especially when I read the next book, Redwood Bend, about his sis).
I didn't have a much easier time bonding with Leslie, but she was in the same situation as Conner. I didn't like either the old or new Leslie. I mean, she was sweet, sort of, but her sass just seemed so uncharacteristic, even for a character who was in the process of finding her own characteristics.
All in all, a pretty good story, but another in a long line of Carr's series. But I like that. I like to know I'm going to like it when I pick it up.