Monday, June 18, 2012
Romance Book Review: Nora Roberts' The Last Boyfriend
Series Connection Inn at BoonsBoro Trilogy
Genre: Contemporary Series Romance
Publisher: Berkley Trade
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Very much on the predictable side, Nora Roberts new Inn at BoonsBoro book features Montgomery brother Owen and Pizzeria owner Avery. Owen and Avery have been friends forever. Avery had a crush on Owen when she was five and considered him her first boyfriend and if she plays her cards right he might just be his last.
Meanwhile the ghost at the Inn is making herself known and she's set Owen on a task to find her long lost love "Billy". Trying to figure out who that could be is going to be a real challenge since it appears that "Lizzy" the ghost died during the Civil War.
While I love Nora Roberts this book was a little disappointing as I guessed where it was going pretty much throughout the whole book. That said, it was actually a pretty good story and a good lead into the final book in the series, which hopefully will prove to be interesting as the ghost story unravels and readers see the love story of Ryder and Hope unfold. That book is due out in November.
Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family's construction business with an iron fist - and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers bust on his compulsive list-making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn't plan for was Avery McTavish...
Avery's popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a first-hand look at its amazing renovation - and a newfound appreciation for Owen. Since he was her first boyfriend when they were kids, Owen has never been far from Avery's thoughts. But the attraction she's feeling for him now is far from innocent. As Avery and Owen cautiously take their relationship to another level, the opening of the inn gives the whole town of Boonsboro a reason to celebrate. But Owen's hard work has only begun. Getting Avery to let down her guard is going to take longer than he expected - and so will getting her to realize that her first boyfriend is going to be her last...