Unfinished Business by Nora Roberts is the first book by the author that I read. The attractive cover of the book was an instant pick me up.
COULD HE HEAL HER BROKEN HEART?
What was she doing here? Hyattown had changed very little in the years Vanessa Sexton had been away. In some ways her high school sweetheart, Brady Tucker, hadn’t changed much either – he was still lean, athletic, rugged…But the once reckless boy had become a solid, dependable man. He’d stood her up on the most important night of her life; could she ever trust him again?
So Vanessa had finally come home, Brady thought. She could still turn him inside out with one of her sultry looks. He couldn’t believe she hadn’t forgiven him for that night twelve years ago–but he’d had his reasons for not showing up. He’d let her leave town then–but he wasn’t going to let her get away this time.
Small town girl, Vanessa Sexton, 28, now, a world renowned concert pianist comes back to Hyattown after 12 years. Twelve years when she was staying with her father, touring the world and building a career. She goes to her childhood home, with doubts about how to meet her mother, Loretta, whom she had not met since she was sixteen when her father took her away. Then there is Brady Tucker, her childhood sweetheart (I love this word), who stood her up on her prom night.
She wants to know a lot many things.
Why did her mother send her away with her father to Europe and never tried to get in touch with her?
Why Brady stood her up?
They both have unfinished business.
Though the story is old sweethearts meet after twelve years and rekindle the bond, but the author has presented it in a very different way. The main characters have been developed very well and so have the secondary characters, all of them are so relatable. I loved the small town feel of the story. The author has described the feelings of both the characters.
The story has been written in simple English with a lazy flow and a lot of descriptions.