The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.
After losing her husband and returning to her hometown, Clare Brewster soon settles into her life as the mother of three young sons while running the town’s bookstore. Though busy and with little time for romance, Clare is drawn across the street by Beckett’s transformation of the old inn, wanting to take a closer look… at both the building and the man behind it.
With the grand opening inching closer, Beckett is happy to give Clare a private tour - one room at a time, in between blueprint meetings and kindergarten pickups. It’s no first date, but these stolen moments are the beginning of something that could arouse the secret yearning that resides in Clare’s independent heart - and open the door to the extraordinary adventure of what comes next....
©2011 Nora Roberts (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Some action, I guess.
I don't know, but he was boring also.
It got good at the end. But the whole first part was just boring. And I love Nora Roberts books.
It was just a big disappointment.
It was not just a romance story.
It was funny as well as intriquing.
I enjoyed his expressions and different voices he used.
No I listen in the car on comutes back and forth to work.
I have questions about ordering the book so I can read it and also the narrative version so I can listen also.
Tell us about yourself!
Love family friendship
Compared this to the other books in the series
When DA jumps out the window.
I love audio versions to help pass time doing housework, and driving.
Lizzy. She gives a great challenge to the other characters. And, she give the B&B a great feature.
I always want to listen to Nora Roberts book in one sitting.
Filled the time spent driving.
Predictable, no suspense. First book of N Roberts I've listened to, may be the last.
Gave a face to the characters.
If you have been a Nora Roberts reader for a long time, you should really read or listen to this trilogy. It has everything you would expect from Ms Roberts. I found the discussions between the brothers to be my favorite part of the books. I can't tell you how many times I laughed out loud while listening to this series. I have been reading Nora Roberts books for a long time but I found this set to be extra refreshing. I have to make some long commutes between states every other weekend and I listen to audible books instead of music. I almost look forward to these long drives just so I can continue listening to this series. Thank you Ms Roberts for making my travel time much more enjoyable!! Also, I love the voices MacLeod Andrews uses for all the characters.
How the three brothers interact between each other. Reminds me of how my siblings speak with each other. Very easy to relate to.
I have enjoyed his presentation for each character.
I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.
As noted in other reviews, the narrator nearly ruins this book with his incredibly plodding performance. His child voices are painful to listen to, and his adult voices difficult to distinguish. If I hadn't already downloaded all three books, I would have returned this one and just read them on my Kindle. Fortunately, another review suggested listening to it in 1 1/2 speed. Thank you! At this speed, it sounded like a normal audiobook so I was able to block out the poor voices and enjoy the story. I was trained in architecture, so I enjoyed the detailed descriptions of the Inn and its renovation. As in most of NR's books, it was easy to like the characters and chuckle at their idiosyncrasies. The love story was nicely woven into the backdrop, and was very believable since Claire and Becket had known each other for decades. Overall a very pleasant book that left a smile on my face and had me looking forward to the next in the series.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
I have never read the print version.
The ghostly writing....
I have not listened to a narrator that I did not like or grow to like as the story progressed.
I am anxious to listen to the 2nd and 3rd books of the trilogy.
Characters worked together well.
He changed his voice to imitate the characters very well!
The ending made me cry. They made a very good couple.
Good story. I really enjoyed it.
H.E.L.L. no! The way he voiced the children was CREEPY!!
PLEASE get rid of this narrator. He is not suited for romances. Maybe a mystery novel with no child characters would be more appropriate for him.
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