Unfinished Business [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Unfinished Business

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Overview


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…

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459273702
  • Publisher: Silhouette
  • Publication date: 9/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 12,738
  • File size: 332 KB

Meet the Author



New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts is "a word artist, painting her story and characters with vitality and verve," according to the Los Angeles Daily News. She has published over a hundred forty novels, and her work has been optioned and made into films, excerpted in Good Housekeeping, and has been translated into over twenty-five different languages and published all over the world.

In addition to her amazing success in mainstream, Nora has a large and loyal category romance audience, which took her to their hearts in 1981 with her very first book, a Silhouette Romance novel.

With over 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide and a total of 102 New York Times bestsellers as of 2003, 29 of them reaching #1, she is truly a publishing phenomenon.

Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    Rerelease

    Good book, but it's one that came out years ago. Hate that it doesn't say these things on the cover or in the description.

    158 out of 171 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2011

    DO NOT BUY THIS!

    This "book" if that's what they want to call it, is only 156 pages long. For this price, I would have expected a full length ebook. I do not recommend buying this book.

    122 out of 150 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent

    I enjoyed this book so much! I have read most of Nora Roberts's books and this is one of my favourites! Great characters. Interesting story! Can only recommend

    93 out of 106 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 4, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    great

    Couldn't put it down. Great story. Beautiful written

    58 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Short.....But worth the read

    I read this book in one night and loved it!! It may only be 156 pages but it is amazing!! It is a romance novel about a girl named Vanessa Sexton. She left her freinds family and most importantly her then boyfriend, Brady, to travel the world and play piano with her father only at the age of 16. After 12 years of a successful career and only six months after her father's death she returns home wanting to re bulid the relationship with her mother. After staying there she learns shocking news regarding her mother's love life both past and present and secerts that kept her father from bringing her home. And most importantly she learns that her love sick feelings for Brady haven't changed. Before she knows it she thinks she is in love with Brady and things go by too fast. Can Vanessa hold on to the ride her new life brings or will she leave everything she loves behind just like before........

    30 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    NOT BAD

    To short for the price. Never really connected with the people. If your bored, give it a shot.

    26 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Too short

    Great book, wish it was longer though.

    14 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    Nora roberts

    She writes the best intimate romantic books i know. Sexy heartfelt angives you a feeling of warm tenderness

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2011

    Unfinished busniess

    This sample i read was such a good book. Im going to end up buying this book!!! Lol

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    Short story

    Good read although short and sweet.

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2011

    HER WRITING NEVER FAILS ME

    T . J. IN KY . I READ THIS BOOK SEVERAL YEARS AGO BUT WANTED TO READ IT AGAIN .FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN I LOVED IT . MS. ROBERTS WRITES ANOTHER GREAT NOVEL !

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Fabulos story

    Live the book, fabulous display.short and sweet with a big cup of coffee.

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Recommend

    This was my first nook book. As with all nora roberts, i loved it. Very easy read. Not exactly "classic" roberts material, but still a good book, decent characters, a little mystery and romance.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    Good read

    Short story but good.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Do not waste your time!!

    I love most of Nora Roberts' books... but this was the dumbest.book.ever. There was no story here! Can't believe I wasted my time reading it!!

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Very predictable

    I was interested since it seemed popular, but it was all too predictable with no real imagination. Not really worth the read.

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    Boring....

    This book really drags, and the characters are not interesting. Very disappointing.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2011

    A litt Good

    Bi

    4 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Great book

    Its was fabulous! just too short.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2011

    Sample????

    Where is the full book. I can't believe I paid so much for nothing

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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