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“Roberts opens her heart and invites the die-hard romantics to stick around and snuggle with this poignant tale about trust, commitment, and optimism.”—USA Today
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- ASIN : 0425246035
- Publisher : Berkley; 1st edition (May 1, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780425246030
- ISBN-13 : 978-0425246030
- Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #161,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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So this is the first Nora Roberts book I have ever read and didn't like at all.
It's not really her fault it's just the fact that I did NOT like the female love interest in this book, Avery. She was all over the place and when she started talking, it was like verbal diarrhea and it irritated me to no end. This also got in the way of when she was trying to communicate something 'heart-breaking,' I just didn't feel it. She talked so much that it felt rushed and I couldn't get a handle of an emotion before she continued with something else. I also kept seeing that whenever she described Owen, our male love interest, she focused mainly on looks and that just didn't cut it for me. All in all, I couldn't connect to any of the characters, especially her.
I did like Owen though. He definitely made my journey through this book a lot less rough. He's hilarious and definitely isn't a pushover. The relationship with him and Avery was just in the back burner for me. I wasn't invested in it so whatever outcome they faced I would've been 'eh' about it.
This book was easy to read but pretty predictable. I do love how strong the family relationships are. It's definitely something I wish I had with mine. Also, this book just made me want to open my own restaurant even more. UGH!
But no worries, I will continue onto the last book of the trilogy.
It was a lovely story and the history they had from when they were kids added to it, but I couldn't help getting bored with them at some point and finding more interesting Lizzy's story. And the main plot should be more interesting than the small sub plot right? Still, I liked how everything turned out for them. It was cute, adorable and closed the book nicely.
If you read the first book in the series, you can't miss this one. Even though I missed more Montgomery brothers' interactions, 'The Last Boyfriend' was a good continuation. Apart from Owen and Avery's love story, there were happy moments happening for Beckett and Clare and more information on Lizzy and Hope.
I'm so looking forward to reading the last book to know how the ghost's story closes and see Hope and Ryder finally falling in love.
What I will say about this installment is that I was reminded of some of the issues I had with the Sign of Seven Trilogy series. The first book in the series is fabulous, but the second is so full of explanations that it wasn't as good as it could have been. There were still a few loose ends that I would have liked resolved before they get into the story behind Ryder and Hope (the next book). I would have liked or was just hoping for some more resolution in this book, although they may address those questions that I have in the final book...like WHEN is Avery's mother going to reappear? When will the easy partnership between Willy B and Justine grow into more? What is the ghost trying to tell us? Either way, I am patiently awaiting the release of the last book in the trilogy. Hopefully I will have some of my questions answered and a sense of closure at the conclusion of the series.
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The Montgomery family construction business have just completed a major refurbishment of an old coaching inn, it is a big part of the community. This book is about Owen; he's the organised brother, the one who keeps plans on schedule. He's always had feelings for Avery MacTavish, manager of the local pizzeria and with his brother recently marrying, Owen starts thinking about his own future and his current feelings for Avery.
The pair already have a great friendship relationship and taking it up a level makes them both a little cautious. Add to this a complication involving their parents and Owen's need for organisation and control is pushed to its limits.
A great continuation of the series, I'm loving the paranormal twist and am looking forward to reading book #3
As in all Nora Roberts books that I've read, I found myself completely drawn into the lives of the characters but sadly this book I found to be the least enjoyable of the trilogy. That's not to say I didn't enjoy it, because I did. However, it simply doesn't have the flow of the other two books. For some reason, the story seemed a little disjointed and also I didn't find it as engrossing or engaging as the other two books in the trilogy.
Having said that, I did enjoy it and felt that were I to have missed this book out and just read the other two then I would have missed a lot of the story as a whole. So I'm glad I took the time to read it, but did much prefer the first and third books.
The second of the trilogy continues much in the same vein as the first, with much emphasis on the Inn and the many spendid things within it. I found the repeated descriptions of the high quality of everything in the Inn increasingly boring. I happened to google 'Boonsboro Inn' and discovered that it is actually a real place, funnily enough owned and renovated by Nora herself. Amazingly (!) the rooms are exactly as described in the books, from the names right down to the fixtures, fittings and colour schemes. There are even real life versions of the book shop and pizza restaurant right over the road from the Inn and these are owned and ran by Nora's Husband and Son respectively!!
While I'm all for advertisement and publicity for businesses I resent paying for a so called 'novel' that is nothing more than a glorified advertising brochure for all of the Roberts families businesses!
Please, please bring us more of your usual excellent novels Nora and leave the self promoting rubbish alone!
I actually read this book 'about Owen' last and all the pieces fell into place. Little pieces of information all gelled together to weave the whole Trilogy together although you could read one and get the whole tale.
The story is set around an old Inn which is being reborn as a modern 'Boutique' type hotel where all the rooms are named after romantic Lovers from history - even Eve and Roarke from "J.D. Robb" which I thought was a lovely touch!!!
I want to go to the Inn at Boonsboro and stay.
If you want a good read that brings all aspects of a great story together, well written, flows well and has imaginative descriptions of the scene without it being boring, even a little sex that is erotic but not porny. I think men can read this as well as women because the story is wrapped around a macho background with all that detail.