From the bestselling Australian author of The Hating Game 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
From the bestselling Australian author of The Hating Game 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 retirement home manager
Distraction (n): Something that turns your attention away from something you want to concentrate on. See: Teddy Prescott.
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 old 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?
'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
'A delight. Will make you laugh. Charming, funny and heartwarming' Kirkus
'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, author of Shiver
'After a sweet, funny and heartwarming love story, then look no further' FIONA PALMER, author of Secrets Between Friends
'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
'Tender ... beneath Thorne's fresh and breezy writing style is a story with real depth.' Bookpage
'It's Thorne's storytelling, which gives her seniors as much life as her twentysomethings, that proves as delightful as an early bird special' USA Today
Sally Thorne lives in Canberra, Australia and spends her days writing funding submissions and drafting contracts (yawn!) so it's not surprising that after hours she climbs into colorful fictional worlds of her own creation. Sally believes that romance readers are always searching for intensity in their next favorite book - and it isn't always so easy to find. The Hating Game is her first novel.