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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,899 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nora Roberts Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Harlequin Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN:
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From the master of romance, Nora Roberts, comes a story about love and the magic of the holiday season.

Escaping the rat race and the lure of gold-digging women, wealthy businessman Vance Banning moves to a small, rural retreat, telling the townsfolk that he's an out-of-work carpenter. All he wants is peace, quiet, and to keep away from women. So the last thing he needs is a charitable neighbor, especially a beautiful, gracious, and persistent neighbor of the female persuasion, but there's something about Shane Abbott he just can't ignore.

Vance is certain his cover story will stop his lovely neighbor from getting too friendly, but Shane is determined to break down his resistance. Vance has been burned once, so only a fool would fall for the same innocent act twice. And he's no fool. But he has no idea how relentless Shane Abbott can be when it comes to giving a helping hand...or a loving heart.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Celia | 2/17/2014

    " As always, Nora Roberts writes a short but sweet and dirty romance novel. A little cheesy and perhaps predictable, but graphically interesting non the less. It is a short story, which is great becuase once you start reading it and once it gets a little on the graphic side, you might want to finish reading it really fast or just stop reading it all together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/14/2014

    " I haven't read Nora Roberts for a long time. Maybe its my age, but there was too many graphic details of intimate moments. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorie | 2/12/2014

    " A typical predictable romance novel. It was OK. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeri | 2/7/2014

    " This was a no-brainer romance novel that was easy to listen to on a playaway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Breana | 1/9/2014

    " I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I adored the characters :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 1/9/2014

    " This was a good, solid romance that held my interest throughout. The one thing I would have changed was the fact that the mother never got what she had coming to her. I would recommend this book to others. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Staci | 12/30/2013

    " This is another book I listened to on audio. It was okay but just didn't hold my interest. I didn't even make it halfway through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianna | 12/20/2013

    " Good, quick read. Typical Nora Roberts love story, but I enjoy reading these kind of books when I want to just have an easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marge | 11/25/2013

    " Sweet, quick read - liked the girl setting up her own business. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JJ | 11/6/2013

    " Perfectly nice, if somewhat predictable romance. The end was a bit fast. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia | 10/29/2013

    " I really enjoyed this one. Witty and thoughtful. I loved the characters except for Anne. But then, you weren't supposed to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis-Morgan Roark | 9/30/2013

    " What you would expect from the line and time but with more than a few warm fuzzies and some intense sensuality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Romine | 9/23/2013

    " An average romance that's not quite as annoying as the genre can sometimes be. I was hoping for a bit more of a Christmas vibe, but all I got was some snow and a tree. A quick, easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keerthi | 9/6/2013

    " i couldn't connect myself with the first story.i thought it was boring and the second one was fairly ok.though it was forgettable "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 9/6/2013

    " Typical Nora Roberts book, I'd probably give it 2.5 stars, it is an old book (1983?)that they republished in hard back. Read as part of Christmas challenge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqueline115 | 8/7/2013

    " I love reading Christmas stories around the holidays. I'm not a Nora Roberts fan although this book was enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 1/17/2013

    " Typical romance novel from her Silhouette publications. Just what the doctor order for me on a winter's eve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audra | 9/13/2012

    " This was a cute, fun book. I enjoyed reading it. After the 3rd day of reading it I couldn't put it down until I finished. It was predictable but I thought the end would be a little bit more spectacular. All in all I recommend it to those wanting a love story to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cait | 4/15/2012

    " I really enjoyed Shane. She's so full of life, and she's incredibly entertaining. Her and Vance are perfect for each other. They compliment each other quite nicely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathlene Burk | 12/25/2011

    " This was a fun book. Maybe it was predictable, but I like the characters and enjoyed this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 8/14/2011

    " Started 12/16/09 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niki | 8/4/2011

    " Love Nora Roberts and all of her books they are fast, easy, fun romances. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer Skinner | 7/5/2011

    " Good book but I felt like it could of had a better ending. It left me hanging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Houa | 3/1/2011

    " Didn't take long to read, pretty good plot. I liked how the two main characters don't seem to get along at first, or so it seems. Vance is just a bit too uptight & Shane seems to be happy with everything she does. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 2/22/2011

    " The characters are going at it in a fairly risque way before they know each other in the slightest. That pretty much sums it up. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hpreeder | 8/13/2010

    " Fluff- "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Retta | 7/28/2010

    " I liked the first story better than the second one in this book. The second story was okay but it kept making me think along the lines of 50 Shades of Grey but without the S&M. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/13/2010

    " Two fast books that I thought that I have read before but I didn't. If I did I don't remember them... Quick reads... Love Nora.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 1/3/2010

    " I love Nora Roberts!! This book is a compilation of two of her early romance novels, but they are still written with much of the same finesse that her later works possess. Her characters are likeable and the plots engaging and believable. She writes with wit and humor as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rinku | 12/31/2009

    " I thought the story was sweet. I loved the jaded male rediscovering himself in the optomistic female love interest. I appreciated the detailed description of a small town and antiques. I never fail to learn something in book by Nora. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angi | 10/16/2009

    " A very funny neighbour is trying to convince him to be the love of his life? No way! right?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 8/24/2009

    " enjoyable book...I like all of Nora Roberts books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathie | 7/21/2009

    " These are by far the most bland Nora Roberts books I have read.
    I kept thinking that I would care about these people eventually. Didn't happen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betsy | 12/21/2008

    " This was okay, but typical. The guy gets the girl; the girl gets the guy. The second story, Blithe Images, was better than the first. Although neither were earth shattering. Very much fiction, relationships don't happen like this in the real world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 12/3/2008

    " This was 2 of her older contemporary romances combined. I liked them. Relatable and a quick fun read. "

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About the Author
Author Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two hundred novels. She is also the author of a bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb, her other pseudonyms being Jill March and Sarah Hardesty. She was the first author inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

About the Narrator

Suzanne Toren has recorded hundreds of audiobooks and has earned twenty-nine Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She has received the Narrator of the Year Award for her audiobook recordings for the Library of Congress. She has performed on Broadway and in regional theaters in works penned by Shakespeare, Molière, and Arthur Miller. She has also appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas.