I really enjoy the interactions of the brothers Montgomery.
McLeod Andrews brings the characters to life.
I listen in the car wherever I go. This story made me wish I had a longer drive to work!
Yes. I love hearing the voices which helps me build a better picture of the characters.
The CVS shopping trip was priceless!
I really liked that I didn't really notice that a man was doing the performance. Some men get funny about reading the love scenes but MacLeod Andrew;s read them with poise and grace.
It was a fun book. I laughed and felt happy throughout most of the book!
I enjoyed the first book in the series very much. Yet, this one was even better!
I didn't read the print version, so I really couldn't say ~ I love reading, so I'm going to say they are just different experiences. I started listening to audio books because of lack of read time ~ and while I love them and enjoy the narration, I still love nothing better than to snuggle up w/ a good book!
When Avery breaks down and tells Owen about her mother coming to visit her ~ and how much she fears she's like her. It's a very emotional scene, and turns a corner in their romance
He did a great job w/ the narration ~ I loved how he did all the brothers voices, and Clare and Becketts kids.
It made me laugh out loud SO many times ~ it was a fun book to listen to. Avery and Owen are both cute and sweet and so up front about what they think w/ everyone but each other it was great. And I LOVED how Owen and his brothers react to their Mother Justine ~ makes me laugh every time. They're grown men, yet w/ a look or work their Mom can bring them to heel. I LOVED it! And I loved that we got to spend the holidays w/ the whole group of them ~ it was fun.
I didn't NOT like book 1 in this series, but I very much felt like it was more about the Inn and Clare and Beckett's story was just a little side line. It was enjoyable to find the all that stuff out about Boonesboro, as I've ALWAYS wanted to go to TTP and The INN, but didn't really want to get THAT much info overload in my romance. I would have rated the 1st book a solid 3 ~ THIS book? Total 5. It was full of laughter, and not just an awesome romance between two great friends who become lovers, but relationships ~ Justine w/ her boys, Avery w/ her Dad, Avery w/ Clare and Hope, Owen and his brothers...it was about the PEOPLE. I should mention the ghost IS still around ~ I like her and think she adds to the story, and in this book they get closer to finding out why she's still there at the INN.
Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone who just loves a good small town romance, a friends to lovers romance, or a Nora ~ it's perfection on all three levels!
This was not a bad book. It is sweet and frothy. I don't feel that I wasted my credit. However, there just wasn't very much plot. A novel needs some source of tension for the protagonist to interact with. In the first book in the series, there was the romance thread and the stalker thread. This novel has the romance thread, but it doesn't have a second thread with any substance. There is a second thread, but I don't want to provide spoilers to the Very limited tension this creates. I have a somewhat analogous problem in my past, and I don't feel like Roberts dealt with it in a very realistic way. I can't go into it more deeply without spoilers, so I'll just have to leave it at that.
So anyway, the upshot of this lack of a real problem in the plot is that Roberts has to find other ways to fill the word count. She fills it with lots of girly stuff: trying on wedding dresses, decorating the hotel, putting on makeup, etc. etc. etc. Like I said, I mildly enjoyed this book because I'm a girl. I cannot in any way imagine a man finishing this book without someone offering him a BIG bribe to do so.
We know that Roberts can still write a book which is not dominated by alcohol consumption because "The Witness" just came out recently and I didn't think there was more boozing in that book than most people would find ordinary. But I guess when the plot is thin and Roberts is searching for something to fill up the blank pages, her mind just goes automatically to booze. "It's starting to snow! How exciting! Let's have a drink while we watch!" "I'm really tired and I had a bad day. I'm going to have a beer." "We finished the carpentry on the hotel; let's celebrate with champagne." "We finished moving the furniture into the hotel; let's celebrate with champagne." "We just had the hotel's grand opening; let's have champagne." Her entire Bride quartet was full of this over-abundance of booze, and others of her more recent books are the same. She needs to get a good alpha reader to help her root this distraction out of her stories. All it does for me is leave me feeling pity for her apparent struggle with alcoholism.
I like the first book but this one felt flat
Yes I like her
the narrator was to boring
It is not the editor is the story line
I think I have read to many Nora Roberts books It felt that I have read this in another Nora Roberts books
I love this entire family of men and their Mom. As a mother of three grown sons of my own their relationships ring true.The women in the series are strong. The author really allows you to get to know all the characters in a meaningful way. I can't wait for the next book to see if Hope and Ryder will finally get together. Great narrator too.!
I'm enjoying these audiobooks a lot. I love the way Roberts writes the couple's stories but at the same time includes the entire family and friends stories too; so we're not having to lose any of our couples. And this setting around the Inn Boonsboro is just perfect. These books have been the perfect getaway during the day making my work life so much more relaxing.
Yes, in fact this is the first book by Nora Roberts that I have not enjoyed.
The book felt like it was being forced to completion. I finished it because Nora Roberts wrote it, otherwise I would have stopped after the first hour.
Yes, in fact I kept listening because the narration was good enough to make me think the story would get better.
The story concept certainly had merit, but the ghost seemed to be an after thought.
I bought this for my wife thinking this would be a good introduction to audio books. She stopped listening after the first hour.
I would listen to this entire series again. I was able to really visualize the characters. I loved it. I would recommend this series.
Lizzy, love the way she gets all the characters together.
It is funny listening to a man do a woman's voice. But he did a great job.
Yes, almost. I tried to hold off listening to it because I wanted to drag it out. Was wonderful.
Mom w/3 kids 23 22 & 19. Luv audible. listen while I editing photos I take.Portrait wedding family Mystery Historical N.Roberts,I.Johansen,
I fell in love with the characters in the book. I felt committed and vested after listening to the first book. The personalities made me laugh and were so relatable
All of it...especially loved Lizzy!
Can't say enough about MacLeod...he must be one hunk of a man to be able to capture the rough and tough and sweet and tender! Amazing!
Avery...loved her...I want to be more like her...strong yet not full of herself...so real.