I mistook my earlier review of The Last Boyfriend as the first in this series. However, my reviews for all three of the books is the essentially the same. I liked them ALL very much and would recommend reading all three in succession, as I did. Most of my comments about this and the other two are covered in my other two reviews. Nora Roberts is a "new" discovery for me, and I enjoy her style and look forward to reading many other of her books.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
Maybe if the friend enjoyed over done descriptions of architecture, design, decoration and renovations. The sweet romance is kind of lost in the over all renovation description.
Too many details as described above.
This narrator really did not help - his interpretation of women and children's [whining] voices was especially grating.
I'm glad to have purchased this on sale...not worth a credit, in my opinion.
When the boys got their puppies.
Voice too raspy and whinny. Poor women and kids voices. Not up to par for a Nora Roberts novel.
When Beckett took Clare and the kids to his land and his unfinished house and presented his plan to his new family.
Hope accepting the Innkeeper job on the spur of the moment. Can't wait to get to Book 3 but have to read 2 first.
A different narrator
I enjoy Nora Roberts, but I will never listen to this narrator again. I read the text version instead. It wasn't one of her best works, but I couldn't get through more than a chapter with the narrator. He set my teeth on edge.
In a book that is predominantly about women, having a narrator whose falsetto makes the women seem simpering and ridiculous is offensive and unpleasant. There are other male narrators who can alter their voice to distinguish the different characters without having that negative effect.
She relies a bit too much on sociopaths of one variety or another. I could have done without that bit of plot entirely.
Loved the history, antiques, romance and ghost involvement. Couldn't wait to get the next book.
I'm addicted to Audible. May need an intervention!
I loved the entire trilogy, including the narration. OK, maybe the first few pages of the first book are too slow, but after that, it's great. If you like Nora Roberts, you won't be disappointed. I wish there were more than3 books in this series!
I guess I differ from many of the others who hated the narration. I actually enjoyed it. I thought Andrews did a fantastic job and added to the experience of reading the book. Yes, it was a bit slow but I liked that. It felt right for a book about a small town. Things just happen a little slower in small towns they don't feel as rushed. I would also rate his ability to do different voices higher than some other narrators. The characters all had a distinct sound and I appreciated that. (Especially his narration of Murphy and the boys.)
I liked Andrews' narration, particularly the differences between the brothers and the children. I could picture adorable little Murphy.
I don't think I'd listen to it again. I have the next two books to help keep me informed about the characters in this book.
Bechet wasmy favorite. He was so good with the kids and you never felt like he wanted just Claire and not the whole package
I think a sign of a good reader is when you don't notice that they're there. They are just part of the story that keeps things moving.
No. I listen in my car and don't usually listen at home.
You always know you'll have a happy ending with a Nora Roberts book and that's not suvh a bad thing.
As truck drivers my husband and i listen as we drive. This entire series is fantastic. The characters are amusing, touching, and truly unforgettable. Normally, once I hear a book, it takes a while before I am ready to listen to it again. This series however, I find myself re-listening the next day while he's driving instead of going to sleep as I should, and laughing out loud again, even though I just listened to it the night before.
Boonsboro, the small town in Maryland has both male and female characters who are strong successful individuals, yet vulnerable in their own ways. Nora Roberts always entertains, but this series may become my all time favorite of hers (which in the past was the In Death series she writes under JD Robb). Don't miss the fun nor the ghost in Inn Boonsboro as the Montgomery boys meet their individual matches, in women, dogs, and kids.
And as Hope says in the final book of this series, what women wouldn't want to grow up to be Justine Montgomery, the mother and driving force of the Montgomery clan.
The engagement with the boys
I do not think so.
Same as "Memorable Moments"
A little predictable. And was different for Nora Roberts. I liked it and was left with wanting to listen to the other two books. Which I will do soon.