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 give him grief for his compulsive list making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn’t plan for was Avery MacTavish....
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….
©2012 Nora Roberts (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
“No one writes relationships as well as Ms. Roberts, with the subtleties and quirkiness of the give-and-take of friendship and romance.” (Fresh Fiction)
I'm hooked on this trilogy! I would like it to move along a little bit faster but it is still romantically slow. I am anxiously waiting for the the third book!
I really enjoyed the performance of this book. The story was a great continuation of the first in the series, The Next Always, but stands on it's own too.
Best? I think the twist that I will not reveal for the others who haven't experienced the story yet. Plus the secondary characters of Owen's mother and Avery's father.
I like hearing books performed by men. Mr. MacLeod's narration is a good cadence and tone. I think when I listen to a book I actually hear more of the story than when I just read it myself.
Very enjoyable performance. I look forward to more romance narrations from this performer.
Great book. I always love the Nora Roberts' trilogies. But I wasn't a fan of the male narrator. I would definitely listen to another book narrated by him unless one of the two main characters is female. His narration of all of the male characters was wonderful and very easy to differentiate between each character. The female characters sounded silly and like audio characitures. The older the female, the worse it was. The main female character, Avery, was better than the rest but if she got emotional or excited she sounded juvenile. I do like Mr. Andrews' voice and look forward to hearing him narrate more but hope that his 'lady voices' gain the same depth he gave the male characters.
Yes, Love Nora Roberts Series
A Little slow at first, but will definitely listen to last book in series when available
I thought long and hard about continuing this series because of the narration problems in the first book. However, this seems to be just a bit (just a wee bit) better though most of this sequel - until about 3/4 of the way through, and the narrator noticeably slows down again. This leads me to think that there may be a problem with the duplicating equipment rather than the narrator. This is just a supposition, as I haven't had the nerve to listen to any other book narrated by Mr. Andrews. However, running the playback at 1.5 speed seems to make it bearable.
I love the town of Boonesboro. I went there on a couple of great meandering exploration trips several years ago. This is why I want to finish the series.. it brings back great memories.
I was a bit disappointed with the story though.. it seemed rather tame and no... 'umph', that is usually present in Nora's books. This is a middle book though, and sometimes that happens. Getting to know Lizzy better, is nice.
It is a nice book, just don't expect too much excitement or the normal Nora tension.
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 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've listened to almost 100 books -- many of them classics. This is my first Nora Roberts trilogy, and after reading the first book, I was looking forward to the second in the series.
This was another good listen, a good romance. Not overly sappy. I find myself watching Audible to see when the third installment will be available. The stories are still somewhat predictable -- I think I know how the third story will go -- but I don't care. I'm still invested in the characters.
I listened whenever I had even a few minutes to spare. I wanted to hear what happened next.
For the first book, I had a little trouble with the narrator. He wasn't all that great with creating distinct women's voices. Same with the second book -- but I was expecting it and just accepted it because I want to listen to these stories. I've resigned myself to the fact that it'll be the same person narrating the third book as did the first two, and I'll just deal with it.
It's all about strong, beautiful women and strong, handsome men -- all good, smart people.
Yes, it's a basic romance where all ends happily, and yes -- it's a fun listen. Can't wait for the third installment!
"Opening the Inn"
As the Inn is prepared to open, Owen falls for Avery. Personally, I found Avery to be a bit of a "nippy sweetie" as we say; and I would have liked Owen to fall for someone else! Ha! However, the story continues, leaving way for the final segment and brother to find a mate.
As it's the first I've listened to it can only be prime.
Avery, she is such a complex character.
Yes, but I become engrossed in many books and want to keep going.
Whilst I enjoyed the book and the reading I feel that a female voice, reading the women's parts, would improve the audio. A man is limited in how many different female voices he can produce.
"Great ending to the trilogy"
The way the story brings together the characters from the previous 2 books and the third girl gets the third Montgomery brother
Ryder Montgomery, as he is a grumpy guy with 2 brothers who have both got the girl but he cannot see what's happening to him.
He has a great voice for audio books and made the stories very easy to listen to.
Both, the characters draw you in the their lives and there are some emotional chapters and some comic conversations.
Nora Roberts is a master at stories like this.
A really relaxing heart melting love story. Enjoy with the other books in the trilogy
"Another amazing audible journey"
Another brilliant story from Nora Roberts and superbly narrated by Macleod Andrews - he is fast becoming my favourite narrator of all time. Where most people listen to music on their commute to work - I have listened to Owen MacGomery fall in love with Avery and the inns and outs of the MacGomery family as they complete the Inn in Boonsboro. I feel I know them all! Have already bought and started on Book 3.
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