kode adsense disini
Hot Best Seller

Unfinished Business

Availability: Ready to download

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 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. . . . .


Compare
kode adsense disini

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 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. . . . .

30 review for Unfinished Business

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cristina

    I've heard from quite a few people how great Nora Roberts' books are, so when I saw this I figured I would give it a chance, not to mention it sounded interesting. I wasn't disappointed; I really loved this book for its moments of cuteness, seriousness, comedy, and so much more. Right from the beginning it caught my attention; Vanessa's story was a complicated one. From the beginning I was not only curious about her relationship with her parents, but I wanted to settle the questions she had been I've heard from quite a few people how great Nora Roberts' books are, so when I saw this I figured I would give it a chance, not to mention it sounded interesting. I wasn't disappointed; I really loved this book for its moments of cuteness, seriousness, comedy, and so much more. Right from the beginning it caught my attention; Vanessa's story was a complicated one. From the beginning I was not only curious about her relationship with her parents, but I wanted to settle the questions she had been in turmoil over for so long. And as time went I wanted that re-connection between her and her mother as much as they did. What was the best, and probably what made me love the book so much, was the characters. Every single one--literally every single character--was absolutely endearing and lovable. I wanted so much to actually know these people and be a part of that town. And of course there was the romance. I was rooting for Brady and Vanessa the whole way through. I mean, who doesn't love the rekindling of an old romance? Overall this book, though short, was great and had me smiling the whole way through. Enjoyable and definitely worth the read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Gillian

    UGH. I was feeling like something light, easy, and fun, but this just got so IRRITATING. And by that I mean Brady. Brady got irritating. He's supposed to be the dream guy. Masculine and dominant but also gentle and kind, with an adorable dog, and the 'flaw' of wanting to be too serious and committed too fast. Passionate, handsome, dreams of having children, is a successful doctor. But. He doesn't actually listen to Vanessa at all! There is zero empathy! Vanessa has bomb after bomb dropped on her a UGH. I was feeling like something light, easy, and fun, but this just got so IRRITATING. And by that I mean Brady. Brady got irritating. He's supposed to be the dream guy. Masculine and dominant but also gentle and kind, with an adorable dog, and the 'flaw' of wanting to be too serious and committed too fast. Passionate, handsome, dreams of having children, is a successful doctor. But. He doesn't actually listen to Vanessa at all! There is zero empathy! Vanessa has bomb after bomb dropped on her after she goes back home. We learn that for the past 12 years (view spoiler)[ she's had to deal with so much stress she's gotten an ulcer (hide spoiler)] . It's gradually revealed that her father (view spoiler)[ was an appalling man who cared little for her own feelings, kept her mother from communicating with her, and isolated her from the world (so much so that she knew nothing about the life of her best, closest friend) (hide spoiler)] . On the night of her prom, (view spoiler)[ he even filed rape charges against her boyfriend, which were completely unfounded, causing her to believe for years that she had been stood up (hide spoiler)] . Her mother (view spoiler)[ had a secret affair and was pregnant and had a miscarriage, AND her awful father threatened to try to take that baby away from her if she protested when he left with Vanessa (hide spoiler)] . Oh, and on top of that, (view spoiler)[ her mom is now marrying her best friend's dad (hide spoiler)] . She has to try to figure out (view spoiler)[ who she is as an individual, and determine if she's going to stay in her hometown, if she's going to keep performing on tour, and if she wants to be a teacher (hide spoiler)] . Yet, when she explains to Brady that (view spoiler)[ she's still working through all of those new, devastating details of her past, trying to determine who she wants to be, and whether she wants to commit to marrying him (him, a man she knew for a year when they were 18, and now has only been with for a few weeks), (hide spoiler)] he is ridiculously impatient, insensitive, and not at all understanding. Can you cut the girl some slack, please?? He's just way, way too pushy. I certainly wouldn't have (view spoiler)[ agreed to marry him that fast, if at all (hide spoiler)] .

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kerry

    This was very boring and everyone talked like soap opera robots.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    Argh! I love reading Nora Roberts and Sandra Brown because they deliver romance novels that are more mystery and suspense with a hint of romance. But that's the way it is now in their career. Early novels by them were of the cheesy romance variety. When I picked this one up, I did not realize it was a Silhouette, older book, and from page one, you'd know it for sure. It's too saccahrine but it is what it is. I'd avoid this in favor of a newer Roberts romance.

  5. 5 out of 5

    EZRead eBookstore

    There is so much to admire and enjoy from a story of child-hood sweethearts. Not only is there the inevitable playfulness and immaturity that comes from young memories brought to the present, but there’s also the humor of watching a couple awkwardly adjust to their new playing field as adults. I admit to being a sucker for romances, but honestly, this story could turn typical lovey-dovey haters into appreciators of the art of love. The humanism, relatable characters, and humor make readers turn t There is so much to admire and enjoy from a story of child-hood sweethearts. Not only is there the inevitable playfulness and immaturity that comes from young memories brought to the present, but there’s also the humor of watching a couple awkwardly adjust to their new playing field as adults. I admit to being a sucker for romances, but honestly, this story could turn typical lovey-dovey haters into appreciators of the art of love. The humanism, relatable characters, and humor make readers turn the pages at whiplash speed, wondering whether Vanessa will mend fences or completely tear them down. What is a romance without struggle, right? Though many romances can turn me off by simply struggling too much or for all the wrong reasons, Vanessa and Brady’s struggles were believably balanced. Neither character could deny their new-found attraction and feelings, which was a relief from the typical “do they, or don’t they?” plot. Their difficulties were founded more on adolescent misunderstandings and struggling to understand themselves as adults. In effect, their conflicts were more amusing than annoying. Fighting one minute, then establishing a date within the same heated moment is more realistic than it seems. The pain in my side was caused by laughter, not anxiety. Yes, there is the back plot of Vanessa finding herself after her father’s death and reconnecting with her mother, which moved me enough to flick away a tear. But, everything pales in comparison when Vanessa and Brady start getting hotter and heavier than a pot full of fondue. There’s a reason Nora Roberts is so well-known and beloved. This book is an example of her finely tuned skills that enable her to sneak in and steal your heart. You may need a security system to protect yourself from this one. - EZRead Staffer, Amelia Watch the short book discussion: http://vimeo.com/30919482 Like the review? Buy the book: http://www.ezread.com/book.asp?EAN=97...

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mafi

    Estes livros da Harlequin são sempre muito rápidos de se ler, porque a acção no livro também é rápida. Gostei mas mais um vez senti que faltavam páginas o que já nem me admiro se tivessem cortado partes no livro. (...) O livro começa com Vanessa, uma talentosa pianista a regressar à cidade onde nasceu e cresceu antes de aos 20 anos ter saído abruptamente da cidade graças ao impulso do pai em fazer dela um prodígio musical. Agora com 28 anos, Vanessa regressa ao seu lar de infância, onde encontra Estes livros da Harlequin são sempre muito rápidos de se ler, porque a acção no livro também é rápida. Gostei mas mais um vez senti que faltavam páginas o que já nem me admiro se tivessem cortado partes no livro. (...) O livro começa com Vanessa, uma talentosa pianista a regressar à cidade onde nasceu e cresceu antes de aos 20 anos ter saído abruptamente da cidade graças ao impulso do pai em fazer dela um prodígio musical. Agora com 28 anos, Vanessa regressa ao seu lar de infância, onde encontra a mãe que não vê há 12 anos. O seu regresso acaba por ser uma tentativa de criar novamente um relação com a mãe e recuperar os 12 anos perdidos. Todos já sabemos que a tia Nora segue sempre a mesma fórmula e é isso que faz dela uma escritora de sucesso. Nestes livros mais antigos percebe-se que é quase sempre a mesma coisa mas eu continuo a gostar deles e é por isso que os continuo a ler. Gostei da Vanessa e de como ela deu o benefício de dúvida à mãe e conseguiu perceber que o pai é que estragou a relação entre as duas. Gostei de ela também da parte da música no livro mas ainda bem que não foi muito aprofundada, aqui o que interessava aqui era o lado pessoal da Vanessa e não tanto o lado profissional. http://algodaodoceparaocerebro.blogsp...

  7. 5 out of 5

    Shadowstorm Norwicca

    An oldie but goodie... That is what I think of unfinished business. Nora Roberts never falls to make a down home romance sparkle even more. Vanessa a girl who never became her own woman and torn between the life of fame and the pain of the past. But so many unanswered questions that has pushed her to return home to the mother that abandon her. Brady a man who has lived on the edge, but now living for the future has never stop loving his true love. With Vanessa's return old feelings come back to An oldie but goodie... That is what I think of unfinished business. Nora Roberts never falls to make a down home romance sparkle even more. Vanessa a girl who never became her own woman and torn between the life of fame and the pain of the past. But so many unanswered questions that has pushed her to return home to the mother that abandon her. Brady a man who has lived on the edge, but now living for the future has never stop loving his true love. With Vanessa's return old feelings come back to haunt and torture them both. Somewhere in between the answers she need to find Vanessa falls back in love or did she ever fall out of it? Such a beautiful story... I truly loved it.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Richard Hayes

    This book follows the normal Nora Roberts mode. Girl meets boy, either old flame or new guy. Problems and then happy ending. This one is about Venessa, a pianist who has travels all over the world and is very famous. She comes home to try and heal old wounds with her mother and other things that she isn't even sure of herself. She meets up with an old flame and things go from there. If you are a fan of Ms Roberts you know that the path of love is never even or easy but fun to follow as she writes This book follows the normal Nora Roberts mode. Girl meets boy, either old flame or new guy. Problems and then happy ending. This one is about Venessa, a pianist who has travels all over the world and is very famous. She comes home to try and heal old wounds with her mother and other things that she isn't even sure of herself. She meets up with an old flame and things go from there. If you are a fan of Ms Roberts you know that the path of love is never even or easy but fun to follow as she writes it.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Yona

    It was a nice book the end was perfect not the best one but still perfect. And i enjoyed the book very much....

  10. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa

    Este livro foi-me oferecido em Março do ano passado e, como estava parado na estante desde essa altura, decidi finalmente pegar nele para que pudesse ser lido durante este mês. Este é um livro recheado de drama, amizade, intriga, conflitos familiares, amor, tensão, desejo, paixão e sentimentos fortes do início ao fim, com um enredo descomplicado mas cativante e com personagens reais, interessantes e profundas. Como já é habitual, a escrita da autora apresenta-se simples e leve e proporciona uma le Este livro foi-me oferecido em Março do ano passado e, como estava parado na estante desde essa altura, decidi finalmente pegar nele para que pudesse ser lido durante este mês. Este é um livro recheado de drama, amizade, intriga, conflitos familiares, amor, tensão, desejo, paixão e sentimentos fortes do início ao fim, com um enredo descomplicado mas cativante e com personagens reais, interessantes e profundas. Como já é habitual, a escrita da autora apresenta-se simples e leve e proporciona uma leitura muito agradável e descontraída. Para terminar, fica aqui a nota de que gostei muito deste pequeno livro, sem dúvida mais do que aquilo que esperava – adorei especialmente toda a luta interior que a protagonista, Vanessa, enfrenta durante o mesmo e o rumo que decide dar à sua vida em detrimento de todos os acontecimentos presentes na história. Como devem calcular, esta é uma história bastante doce e apelativa que eu recomendo vivamente que leiam!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kris - My Novelesque Life

    3 STARS A world renowned pianist, Vanessa, returns home after the death of her overbearing father. Vanessa is unsure of her homecoming - after 12 years she is seeing her mother for the first time and is still wondering why she let her go away to Europe. Then there is Brady Tucker her first love and the boy who stood her up on prom. Her mother is dating Brady's father and Brady, the former wildchild, is now a doctor and still charming and attractive. Brady trying to get Vanessa out of his heart n 3 STARS A world renowned pianist, Vanessa, returns home after the death of her overbearing father. Vanessa is unsure of her homecoming - after 12 years she is seeing her mother for the first time and is still wondering why she let her go away to Europe. Then there is Brady Tucker her first love and the boy who stood her up on prom. Her mother is dating Brady's father and Brady, the former wildchild, is now a doctor and still charming and attractive. Brady trying to get Vanessa out of his heart notices that something might be wrong with Vanessa. This is a short sweet love story of childhood sweethearts meeting again after a decade or so, and also about a daughter coming to terms with her parents. It is an all right novel but not one of her best. The Cordina family makes an appearance...they do give a summary of the Cordina books - so you may wish to read them first. I probably won't read them as I know what happened in them. This novel takes place in Boonsboro - which a new series by Roberts...so don't be surprised if Brady and Vanessa appear in them

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sunsy

    Von J.D. Robb habe ich ja schon zwei Hörbücher aus der Eve Dallas-Serie gehört - Kriminalfälle mit Charme und Prickeln in der Zukunft - da wollte ich es auch mit den Liebesromanen der Autorin versuchen. Ich denke, es ist wie bei Stephen King - entweder man mag ihn oder nicht. Ein bisschen mögen geht nicht. Ich denke, so in etwa ist das auch bei Nora Roberts. Entweder man mag ihren Stil oder man mag ihn nicht. Nun, ich mag ihn :) Dieser Liebesroman ist eine langsame Romanze, ein leiser Liebesroman Von J.D. Robb habe ich ja schon zwei Hörbücher aus der Eve Dallas-Serie gehört - Kriminalfälle mit Charme und Prickeln in der Zukunft - da wollte ich es auch mit den Liebesromanen der Autorin versuchen. Ich denke, es ist wie bei Stephen King - entweder man mag ihn oder nicht. Ein bisschen mögen geht nicht. Ich denke, so in etwa ist das auch bei Nora Roberts. Entweder man mag ihren Stil oder man mag ihn nicht. Nun, ich mag ihn :) Dieser Liebesroman ist eine langsame Romanze, ein leiser Liebesroman und verdient von mir 08/10 Punkte. Meine Rezension könnt ihr hier nachlesen: http://sunsys-blog.blogspot.de/2016/0...

  13. 4 out of 5

    Aarann

    Apparently I didn't leave a review when I read this before. I didn't love it, so I get why, but in an effort to explain why I didn't love it, I should probably leave a review. Unfortunately, I read this two months ago and have forgotten most of my reasons. Basically self, I vaguely remember I didn't particularly care for Vanessa and thought the chemistry between her and Brady fell flat -- which I've noticed happens a lot with me and Nora Roberts (although weirdly, not with me and J.D. Robb -- go Apparently I didn't leave a review when I read this before. I didn't love it, so I get why, but in an effort to explain why I didn't love it, I should probably leave a review. Unfortunately, I read this two months ago and have forgotten most of my reasons. Basically self, I vaguely remember I didn't particularly care for Vanessa and thought the chemistry between her and Brady fell flat -- which I've noticed happens a lot with me and Nora Roberts (although weirdly, not with me and J.D. Robb -- go fig).

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ashleylachell

    I have realized there are certain authors who you can not read back to back. These authors tend to have the same flow in every book that was the case of this and the last 3 books I have read by Nora Roberts. The flow: pitiful girl -> dreamy guy -> fight the urge to be together -> some event forces them together -> great sex/lose virginity -> doubt still being together -> guy professes love and is dismissed/does not receive reaction desired -> girl takes it back... they live I have realized there are certain authors who you can not read back to back. These authors tend to have the same flow in every book that was the case of this and the last 3 books I have read by Nora Roberts. The flow: pitiful girl -> dreamy guy -> fight the urge to be together -> some event forces them together -> great sex/lose virginity -> doubt still being together -> guy professes love and is dismissed/does not receive reaction desired -> girl takes it back... they live happily ever after.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Snem

    I liked the small town setting and the side-characters were good. The dialogue was enjoyable. The older I get the more I worry about the future of the romance novel industry if they can’t get a little more feminism in their lives. This read a little to aggressive, a little too grabby and it made me bristle a few times. I have read a lot of nonfiction so far this year and needed some romance to clear the deck of my brain. If you’re like me and like to change it up a bit this is a fine book, servi I liked the small town setting and the side-characters were good. The dialogue was enjoyable. The older I get the more I worry about the future of the romance novel industry if they can’t get a little more feminism in their lives. This read a little to aggressive, a little too grabby and it made me bristle a few times. I have read a lot of nonfiction so far this year and needed some romance to clear the deck of my brain. If you’re like me and like to change it up a bit this is a fine book, serviceable, adequate.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Tantra Bensko

    I admire Romance authors who have to churn out books super fast, especially to fit the exact word and formula requirements of Category and contain themselves to be standard generic. There's little time for editing, but I feel this one could have greatly benefited by someone slashing out the relentless repetitions repetitions repetitions. And also, my goodness, so much on-the-nose expository dialogue without subtext. It seemed like Roberts ran out of story and had to fill in the word count so jus I admire Romance authors who have to churn out books super fast, especially to fit the exact word and formula requirements of Category and contain themselves to be standard generic. There's little time for editing, but I feel this one could have greatly benefited by someone slashing out the relentless repetitions repetitions repetitions. And also, my goodness, so much on-the-nose expository dialogue without subtext. It seemed like Roberts ran out of story and had to fill in the word count so just kept writing the characters explaining themselves like a psychologist might explain a case. It's hard to read the old-fashioned way of writing that was once considered OK -- continual head hopping. I'm so glad that's changed, now. However, there is a love scene in this book that is one of the best I've read, absolutely fantastic poetic passion, profundity, mystical bliss, feral ferocity. "For an instant, time stopped, and with it, his breath, his thoughts, his life. He saw only her, her hair streaming back like a wild red river. . ." I liked the characters fine, and I was very glad to see the protagonist, Vanessa, prioritize her career and take her time in deciding what she wanted with love and not let herself be swayed. That seems like a good message to me.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Baige Bell

    This would be a 5 star read for me but it's an 80s or 90s Nora Roberts which means the male leads are more assault-y than I want them to be. This one wasn't as bad as some of her other early books, though, and it was worth a read.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Becky ♡The Bookworm♡

    I'm sad to say this short novella lacked the romantic spark that Nora Roberts usually imbues into her stories. The more I read of Unfinished Business, the more it felt like a chore. The characters were very flat and the dialogue was boring. To top that off, I didn't care for Vanessa, or anyone else in the story for that matter. I just wanted someone to show some real emotion instead of constantly talking about it! Okay, okay... So Abraham was a nice guy, but why was he called Ham? What's wrong w I'm sad to say this short novella lacked the romantic spark that Nora Roberts usually imbues into her stories. The more I read of Unfinished Business, the more it felt like a chore. The characters were very flat and the dialogue was boring. To top that off, I didn't care for Vanessa, or anyone else in the story for that matter. I just wanted someone to show some real emotion instead of constantly talking about it! Okay, okay... So Abraham was a nice guy, but why was he called Ham? What's wrong with Abe? I kept seeing Sunday's dinner every time Ham walked on scene. At the very beginning I did have hope for the main couple, especially when Vanessa's reunion with Brady (view spoiler)[ started with a closed fist to his gut! I had to wonder what he did that was so awful that after all those years he didn't even get a "Hello!" before he was assaulted. I thought to myself, "Alrighty then! These two are going to deal with some major issues, be honest with each other, and get on with life! (hide spoiler)] So, I kept reading and...! Meh. That's it. Just "Meh." Obviously, Vanessa and Brady's personal story never really grabbed me. It felt like Vanessa gave all her energy in that one scene and walked around with her own personal thundercloud raining down on her for the rest of the book. No wonder Brady was so crabby all the time. It's hard enough to complete one plot, let alone multiple plots in a 160 page Novella. A lot of bad things happened to Vanessa and Brady before they went there separate ways (without speaking), but there wasn't enough time to explore the complicated emotions that comes from that type of betrayal. It made the plot come off too neat-and-tidy for it to be realistic. If you're still interested in reading this book, I would recommend a trip to your local library and saving your cash for another day.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Raksha Basav

    This is first of Nora Roberts’s book that I am reading. Unfinished business is actually a sweet love story which is about love-breakup and re-uniting. Vanessa Sexton was 16, when she fell in love with Brady Tucker. She was a talented pianist. Her father knew, with some guidance she could be a successful pianist. He didn’t want her to involve in a relationship which could affect the plans he had for her. He takes her away to New York, which he thought was best for her. She sees neither her mom, n This is first of Nora Roberts’s book that I am reading. Unfinished business is actually a sweet love story which is about love-breakup and re-uniting. Vanessa Sexton was 16, when she fell in love with Brady Tucker. She was a talented pianist. Her father knew, with some guidance she could be a successful pianist. He didn’t want her to involve in a relationship which could affect the plans he had for her. He takes her away to New York, which he thought was best for her. She sees neither her mom, nor Brady trying to stop her. Her heart was broken and she had to accept the situation, without any choice. After her father’s death due to terminal cancer, she decides to take a break. She wishes to visit the village that she grew up after 12 long years. She doesn’t know why she chooses that place, probably she wanted answers from her mom, and from Brady in other words, she wanted to finish the ‘unfinished business’. Throughout the book you feel sorry for Vanessa, her feelings are constantly manipulated. She always did what her father wanted, believing it was best for her. But after returning to her village, she discovered the misunderstanding with her mother and Brady. She realizes her father had kept her in dark and left her with no choice but to realize his dreams for her. Meanwhile, she spends more time with Brady. It was so easy for her with him, coz he didn’t insist her with anything, rather loved, admired and accepted the way she was. Despite the difference in their dreams, they respected each other’s work and eventually decide to marry. It’s a kind of book which is quick, easy and light. You just have to enjoy the simplicity. The writing style quite annoyed me with frequent change in narration. If you are a Nora’s fan you could give this book a try, otherwise I would recommend any Nicholas Sparks book over this.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Marianne

    I really wanted to like this novel and this is my second attempt to like stories by Nora Roberts, and so far, not having any luck. I love the premise of the book, but the ending just irritated me. Brady and Van still didn't see eye to eye, but Roberts just tried to force them to be together in the end. Brady was being unrealistic about the whole thing, especially with Van's career. If she chose to go on tours, he will get frustrated that she is gone most of the time, and he made it sound he can I really wanted to like this novel and this is my second attempt to like stories by Nora Roberts, and so far, not having any luck. I love the premise of the book, but the ending just irritated me. Brady and Van still didn't see eye to eye, but Roberts just tried to force them to be together in the end. Brady was being unrealistic about the whole thing, especially with Van's career. If she chose to go on tours, he will get frustrated that she is gone most of the time, and he made it sound he can just pack up and leave to travel with her, when realistically he can't. But of course, this doesn't matter anymore, because even after the advice Van got from her princess friend, she still chose Brady and some semblance of keeping her career. I don't begrudge that choice per se, I'm not gonna be like she was being anti-feminist or whatever, Van made her own choices, that's what matters the most. However, like Brady, she was being unrealistic about the whole thing. And it seemed like she got scared of just losing Brady again, so she just made a hasty decision before she actually figured out what she wanted. Nora Roberts raised all the issues that needed to be raised in their relationship, but then she just made her characters go, "EH, the one that broke us up to begin with is dead, NOTHING ELSE will come between us." Her characters still needed a lot of growing up to do before they can even attempt to have a healthy relationship with each other. Other than that, it was a nice quick read. I just didn't like the ending. Towards the end, I was rooting for Van to leave her childhood hometown again, at least for while, rediscover herself and build her own identity before going back to Brady. But she succumbed to Brady's ultimatum and that was no ok.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)

    3.5 stars. Good little story about a world renowned musician, Vanessa Sexton, who returns home after her father's death to the mother she hasn't seen or heard from in 12 years. Not only does she have to deal with understanding why her mother let her go and didn't go after her, she has to deal with her high school love, Brady, who she thought unceremoniously dumped her the night of his senior prom. I'm glad there was time spent on Vanessa's relationship with her mother. I just didn't like her mot 3.5 stars. Good little story about a world renowned musician, Vanessa Sexton, who returns home after her father's death to the mother she hasn't seen or heard from in 12 years. Not only does she have to deal with understanding why her mother let her go and didn't go after her, she has to deal with her high school love, Brady, who she thought unceremoniously dumped her the night of his senior prom. I'm glad there was time spent on Vanessa's relationship with her mother. I just didn't like her mother much. I really liked her relationship with Brady. The pacing was somewhat fast but for the most part the way they came together, got to know each other again, and reignited their love was well done and sweet. Vanessa's internal conflict was understandable and not overdrawn. Although I did kind of want to smack her around every time she denied her health issues. I ended up buying this twice, once in ebook form for twenty-five cents and also in a compilation of three reissued Nora Roberts books and I enjoyed the story enough that doesn't bother me (not that $1.25 truly would, haha.)

  22. 5 out of 5

    kye_sg

    I have read many of Nora Roberts novels and can't remember a single one i hated. .i only know there were many i read over & over again. I've been in the last 2 yrs been reading books from other authors and it was by chance that i picked up Unfinished Business and i was reminded yet again why Nora Roberts is my favourite author. The natural matured writing style is what many new and young (naturally) lacks & i can't help but want to go on and on. I just can't put this book down. I'm so ta I have read many of Nora Roberts novels and can't remember a single one i hated. .i only know there were many i read over & over again. I've been in the last 2 yrs been reading books from other authors and it was by chance that i picked up Unfinished Business and i was reminded yet again why Nora Roberts is my favourite author. The natural matured writing style is what many new and young (naturally) lacks & i can't help but want to go on and on. I just can't put this book down. I'm so taken with Brady and Van. The fact that both are excellent achievers in their field of work, neither was using that as a tool to socialise sexually ..the way many books are writing about on their heros .. I'm also touched by the love Brady still holds for Van despite the yrs she was away & he was quick, not at all shy to show how much she meant to him. I like the two of them being able to face up to & not running away from the feelings they had for each other. The ending was great too! Thumbs up again Ms Nora. You are just too awesome!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ursula Gorman

    Sweet, cute and fast read...this is the perfect book to pick up on a rainy day, or sitting by the pool, or...well, anywhere. The characters are likeable and relateable. While Vanessa seems to have it all on the outside, she's a mess on the inside. Her entire life has been directed by her domineering father who is determined she is going to be the best pianist the world has ever seen. The only time she ever went against him was when she dated bad boy Brady Tucker. Many, many years after being whis Sweet, cute and fast read...this is the perfect book to pick up on a rainy day, or sitting by the pool, or...well, anywhere. The characters are likeable and relateable. While Vanessa seems to have it all on the outside, she's a mess on the inside. Her entire life has been directed by her domineering father who is determined she is going to be the best pianist the world has ever seen. The only time she ever went against him was when she dated bad boy Brady Tucker. Many, many years after being whisked away from her home, friends and her own mother by her father, Van returns home to figure out what she is going to do now that her father has passed away. She has many things to contend with; her mom turning her back on her, Brady breaking her heart before she left, her career options and health issues. There is humor, romance and touching family moments that endear the book to the reader all the more. Good, fast read to enjoy anytime.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Alexis-Morgan Roark

    That was so freaking mushy!!! I LOVED IT!!! Brady and Van are reunited lovers with...hold on for the cliché...Unfinished Business. It is everything a sappy romance is supposed to be and more. More because of the growth of the characters, the unexpected turn the story took with Van's mother (should have seen it coming), AND the sweet innocence of first love. I want to read it all over again. Just to feel. Just to be there with Brady and Van as they fall in love...again. Although, we all know they n That was so freaking mushy!!! I LOVED IT!!! Brady and Van are reunited lovers with...hold on for the cliché...Unfinished Business. It is everything a sappy romance is supposed to be and more. More because of the growth of the characters, the unexpected turn the story took with Van's mother (should have seen it coming), AND the sweet innocence of first love. I want to read it all over again. Just to feel. Just to be there with Brady and Van as they fall in love...again. Although, we all know they never stopped loving each other. The only thing I really didn't like were all the untold stories-Gabriela and Joanie especially. The torturously teasing bits of their stories we were given was simply not enough to satisfy. Great couple. Great, sappy Nora Roberts romance.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Síafra

    Unfinished Business is an adult book through and through. It's by Nora Roberts, which describes what kind of "action" goes on in it. Yet, ignoring the questionable scenes that take place, it's a wonderful book about finding who you are, after not knowing for the longest time. The leading lady is a international pianist. Upon her parents divorce, her father took her away from her home town so to make her a star. When her father dies, Vanessa returns to her home to face her mother, high school swe Unfinished Business is an adult book through and through. It's by Nora Roberts, which describes what kind of "action" goes on in it. Yet, ignoring the questionable scenes that take place, it's a wonderful book about finding who you are, after not knowing for the longest time. The leading lady is a international pianist. Upon her parents divorce, her father took her away from her home town so to make her a star. When her father dies, Vanessa returns to her home to face her mother, high school sweetheart, and family friends for the first time in (I think) ten years, while, at the same time, trying to find out who she is without her father dictating her.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Evelyn

    Concert pianist Vanessa Sexton returns to her small home town after being away for 12 years. There, she finds that many things are not what she remembers--colored by her only being 16 when she left. Most surprising is that her boyfriend Brady Tucker is now the town doctor, working with his father. Will they be able to rekindle their relationship? An early Nora Roberts, but still a good, easy read that can be enjoyed in an afternoon.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kjen

    I really liked this. It was one of Nora's older books and a re-release. Much edgier in the romance area than we have been seeing in some of the more recent books. I understood Vanessa's trepidation and the time she needed to take to discover herself. Brady was one of my favorite kind of heroes. I usually don't like straight romance and require some danger...or a serial killer, or something. That's why I am so surprised that this kept me focused and interested.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jane

    Not bad, but not one of her best. The tired old trope of intercepted letters...that's kind of unbelievable when it's dozens of letters we're talking about. And how does a young doctor afford to build a spectacular house on his own land? The heroine had her moments, but sometimes I found her unsympathetic and cold to the extreme. It also grated that with her father dead, she could never stand up to him and gain some closure.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Paula Bothwell

    Unfinished Business - PG13 Violence: none Language: <60 swears Sex: ridiculously sexy and descriptive kissing; flowery descriptive intimacy that's not easy to skip because it's feeling-based but not explicit This was my first Nora Roberts book. I thought it was fine, but I don't get all the hype. I'll try again.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Highland-dreamer

    I liked Vanessa up until about half-through. She started to get on my nerves. She was 28 years old, and had a successful performing career, which takes a large amount of maturity, but she acted like a spoiled teenager for most of the book. Her experiences should've made her more mature, not less. I enjoyed the book, just not as much as I thought I would before I read it.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.