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Unfinished Business

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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?...more
ebook, 157 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by Silhouette Desire (first published January 1st 1992)
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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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.
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...more
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...more
Kris
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sangria
Three words... total beach read. Why do I say this? The book is a totally fast read. The story content is not too deep and it gets to the point fairly quickly.

Meet Vanessa Sexton. She's a world famous pianist who has traveled all over the globe and been in the company of celebs and royalty. Soon after her father passes away she decides to head back home to her mother who she hasn't seen since her teens. Nervous but looking for answers, Vanessa returns to the small town where her memories of a br...more
Amanda H.
Super quick read! I liked it because it made me think of my husband (my high school sweetheart) and I.
Amy
Jun 25, 2013 Amy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: adult
A sweet book with a touch of light romance.

My first book by Nora Roberts. Also, I may have picked up another author to watch for.

First of all, I love the title of this book. It just speaks so much to me. I was able to borrow this from my library online as an ebook. Loving this whole "borrow ebooks online through your library" thing. It's pretty amazing. My kindle is finally getting used again for the summer. I haven't been reading as much as I would like, but hopefully this is kind of the kick...more
Christine
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Phyllis Sommers
A light, fluff romance, not on an equal par with Roberts' more recent books. I was faked out on the copyright date: instead of being published in 2011, as made to appear, the story was actually written in 1992. The author's style has evolved significantly since then; nevertheless, the novel was a perfect read for our vacation.

Vanessa Sexton and Brady Tucker were high school sweethearts who were broken apart when Vanessa's father took her away and managed her skyrocketing career as a famous piani...more
Jo-Anne
Unfinished Business is a cute fast read. Vanessa's story was a complicated one. As a celebrated concert pianist Vanessa returns to her home town with annoyances from when she was 12 years old. They were against her mother for letting her go and against her old boyfriend Brady for standing her up on prom night.

I found that as time went on I wanted that re-connection between her and her mother as much as they did.

Every single character was fully developed. They were all absolutely endearing and lo...more
Suze
I do like Nora Roberts - her writing just clicks for me. Even rereading stories such as this one, you get sucked into the story telling. Havng said that, her stories do follow a formula, especially the earlier ones but its a successful formula! This story concerns Vanessa ( world famous concert pianist) and Brady (local boy done good as a GP). as Vanessa comes home, following the death of her father, lots of uncomfortable truths come out - the truth of her parents marriage, why Brady stood her u...more
Holly
This is the first Nora Roberts book I've ever read. Yeah, I know. Here's what I loved. Everything! This book was first published in 1992. The copy that prompted me to want to read it looked nothing like the image attached to it, but a more modern couple. And let me say, had I not gone into this knowing it was written in the 90's, I would have never guessed by the way the book was written. That to me, screams timeless.

The main couple didn't battle and throw off mixed signals to one another. Ther...more
Kimbelry Lane
I liked it but I didn't love it... By the end the protagonist was giving me a headache... I was like make up your mind already... The whole wishy washy thing was not cute, but it was well written and all of the other characters were memorable to I gave it 4 rather than 3
Amanda
I love this story! I hate that they missed out on so many years because of outside influences. Her composing and playing a song for her is just brilliant.
Andrea Neil
Typical Nora Roberts, just an easy, enjoyable story to pass the time.
Mindy Seigle
Read in one day.....but I'm a sucker for a good romance.
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Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her...more
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