Hidden Summit
by Robyn Carr

Series: Virgin River #17
Published by MIRA Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Miranda

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

Leslie Petruso has had enough of her ex-husband and his lovely new wife. He may be happy and want them to be friends but Leslie has no desire to put on a happy face for her cheating ex any longer! Since the town of Grant’s Pass seems to fall at her ex’s feet she sees only one option: it’s time to move. Leslie takes the secretarial job at Haggerty Construction in Virgin River. 

Conner Danson has had a rough time as well. Recently divorced Conner is moving to Virgin River to hide. He witnessed a murder and has been threatened by the high profile suspect. Conner’s not too keen on moving to a small town or being separated from his baby sister and her two boys. However, after his family’s hardware store was burned down he was left with little choice. Conner also takes a job at Haggerty Construction. 

Sparks fly over coffee for Conner and Leslie. Neither is eager to get into deep relationship so playing it light and easy suits them both. It doesn’t take long for these two to realize that getting serious has its benefits. As Conner’s trial date looms closer he rethinks his original assumptions about small towns. Virgin River may be the perfect place for him to start life anew and if Leslie’s by his side all the better. If Conner can survive the trial and Leslie her ex they may have the foundation for everlasting love. 

Hidden Summit is a sweet addition to the Virgin River series! Conner and Leslie are perfect for each other. Conner comes off very negative in the beginning. He does have a right to be perturbed over his situation but he has things to be grateful as well. Virgin River is the perfect place for him to find the real Conner. Leslie needs Virgin River just as bad as Conner. She needs a place that recognizes her for the beautiful smart woman she is so that she can see it herself. I was touched by Leslie’s situation. Divorce is tough and it’s easy to lose yourself in the aftermath. I love Virgin River so much. It is like visiting family as I read about these characters and each novel introduces new people to love. I get so excited every time I read one of these novels. Robyn Carr and her enchanted pen have given Virgin River and the characters life in my mind. I just love these people. To live in a place where people look after one another and wish only the best upon others is truly sensational. Hidden Summit is all about second chances in life and love. The romance in Hidden Summit is realistic and delightful.

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