The Perfect Hope

The Perfect HopeRyder Montgomery is the carpenter of the family and is helping restore the Inn with his own hands. He will be frustrated with Hope from the moment she gets the job. A relationship will start to define after a New Years Eve kiss. He will want more from Hope but will not know how to handle it or her.

Hope Beaumont never thought this Bed and Breakfast would keep her happy when she had lived in D.C. and worked as a manager to a very glitzy hotel but she was. Her happiness steamed from her friends and having a purpose. All she had to deal with was Ryder who she couldn’t get along with, that is until they kiss and things changed.

The Perfect Hope is the third and final book from Inn Boonsboro Trilogy. I liked this book. Now did I like this one better than the other two, I would have to say no as I thought they were all equal. Each brother was a little different in attitude but even with that difference you knew they were clearly brothers and that was what I liked about the books. Ryder I will have to say was one brother who liked to brood and be sarcastic and was good at that. He is kind though as it could be seen by the way he treats his family and his dog. Also he was a man who wanted a certain justice to happen when something bad happened. He used his fist to help deal with some issues. Now Hope was not perfect as she made a mistake which will cause problems with her new life. Although with her friends and Ryder by her side she weathers the problem.

The ghost definitely is played up in the last book which makes sense as the series is coming to an end. Eliza is communicating more and more as she longs for her love, Billy, and a lot of this communication is with Hope as they are family. The group had to find out who this Billy was which was next to impossible. With hints from Eliza and Hope putting the pieces together they will find out his last name shocking everyone when the truth comes out. There were moments with the ghost, towards the end, was getting a little sappy but it was a reunion that was long overdue.

You can tell that Roberts wrapped up the series as each brother have now found the woman they belong with and the ghosts now had peace. I will probably be taking a break from Nora Roberts but I will be back for more.

The Last Boyfriend

The Last BoyfriendOwen Montgomery was the one that organized but with all that was happening at the Inn he had very few places to work in an orderly matter. He will spend time at Avery’s for peace and quiet and in those moments he will start to see Avery in a new light and take their relationship to the next level.

Avery MacTavish owned the pizza restaurant across from the Inn which let her watch all that was happening even though she had little time to do so. She will find the time when she and Owen start to date but she will have to decide to let him in and trust him with her heart.

The Last Boyfriend is the second book to the series Inn Boonsboro Trilogy from Nora Roberts. Like the first Roberts tells the tale of the Montgomery family restoring this historic Inn this time the story is focusing in on Own and Avery. I will say that this story focused more on the couple and not some big problem like the stalker Clare had. I would have liked a little more on that but I thought Avery and Owen’s story was sweet.

Owen and Avery dated before and then broke up. I wondered how this would effect their relationship but then I found out the break up was when Avery was five. I figured with this relationship they were having now would not be too effected with what happened in the past. For Avery it will deepen her love for Owen from the one she had as a child. There was something holding Avery back some I thought and that had to be her mother who left when she was a kid. Of course the mother does make an appearance and brings her own set of turmoil. I think that the mother was the villain of sorts as she did not do the best she could for her daughter and took the easy way out. I felt a little sorry for her but ultimately I would have sided with Avery and her father. Now through all that, Owen will be there for Avery that is once she opens up and lets him know. I do like Owen as he is the organizational one and everything in his life had an order. With Avery it all turned upside down but he survived it.

The ghost, Elizabeth, will be now known towards the end of the book but the mystery of her beloved Billy will be up for debate as they search for more information. What comes of this search will be a little twist with Hope as she is connected to this ghost and it looks like she will have a bigger part in the book than I realized, which will be expanded on in the third and final book, the one I am starting next.

The Next Always

The Next AlwaysBeckett Montgomery along with his brothers and mother are restoring the historical inn that has seen plenty over the years. Beckett is the architect of the project and all he does is work on the Inn that is until he starts hanging out with the woman he has wanted since he was fifteen years old.

Clare Brewster has known love and has survived her own tragedy when her husband was killed overseas. With three little boys there was not much time for anything. She will start a relationship with Beckett all thanks to her curiosity with how the facelift of the inn was going.

The Next Always is the first book from Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy by Nora Roberts. I can rely on Roberts to give me a book that tells a story. This is a prime example as she goes into detail of the town, the Inn, then of the characters who all are described with their own flaws and background story so it feels like you know them and that they are realistic.

Beckett is kind and a loving man who has his urges which all seemed to be pointed toward Clare who was starting to accept his attention. I loved his interaction with the kids which was done perfectly. He was knight in shinning armor for Clare who needed it even though she didn’t want to admit it. Clare was a good woman and mother who was trying to get by. She gets swept up by Beckett. Of course having three kids gets difficult having a life which gives the book humor as the kids are interrupting things.

I had liked the book from the start as it was a good story then Roberts throws in a small supernatural twist with a ghost that inhabits the Inn which plays a part later in the book to help Clare. I figure the mystery of the ghost will be something that will be kept up through all three books. I am intrigued with who the woman is and why can only some see her or at least sense her thanks to the scent of honeysuckle. Then the story gets a little more meat to it with a problem that will be happening to Clare, and Beckett will be helping her along with his brothers and her friends. The intensity of the dilemma escalates rapidly once the person was identify as a problem.

I have the second and third book of the series which I will be reading next.