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)
Right up there. I didn't want it to end and was very disappointed to learn that the third book hasn't been released yet... I wanted to go straight into it. This is a lovely romantic story.
It is slightly predictable in that it is pretty clear from the start (even from the first book) who will end up with whom, but that anticipation of the inevitable is part of the romance for me.
It was a nice surprise that the second book in the trilogy is from the point of view of a different character than the first.
This is a wonderful story & series. I love the small town-known you my whole life theme. Nora Roberts continues to amaze me with her talent. The narrator greatly improved from the first book. He made the older women sound not quite so elderly and the children sound like children now not cartoon characters. I really enjoyed both books in this series & can't wait for the 3rd to come out next month.
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!
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