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.
Your reader is BAD!!!!!!!!!! hope she is not the one reading the next one, some reader are better than others.
I love audiobooks. They are so convenient.
I am listening to THE NEXT ALWAYS right now---The narrator stinks. I do not dislike male narrators. I have many male narrators I like. My favorite male narrator is Scott Brick. Victor Slezak narrates most of Sandra Brown's books and does a wonderful job. Nick Poedhl did a good job reading Nora's BLACK HILLS. This MacLeod Andrews must be new. He's not very good He doesn't do a very good job with the females characters. Had I not started the series I wouldn't finish it because of the narrator.
As one of the reviewers said IT'S THE NARRATOR THAT MAKES THE BOOK. This narrator does not make it in my book.
Wish this book was read by Susan Ericksen or Suzie Breck. They are my favorite female narrators.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. If you are a Nora Roberts fan you will too. It was a bit slow in places, but not for very long. The set up for the next books in the series are obvious, but I am looking forward to reading them. I like the family dynamic between the brothers and their mom, and the small town setting.
I really disliked the narration. In the beginning I wasn't sure I could continue but I kept going and like the story. I'm looking forward to the next book but if it's the same narrator I won't be listening to it.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
The "Next Always" is as alway a Nora Roberts creation thats a pleasure to read. It is so true to life its no wonder you leave it with a smile on your face.
Mary Ann Wilmington, Delaware
What a great book!!! I knew Nora Roberts would not let me down!!! I love stories that leave me thinking about the characters long after I am done with the book!!! I can't wait for Nora Roberts next book.......
A bit disappointing.Usually Nora Roberts has great books but this one was a bit bland, repetitive & time consuming.This might've been better as an LMN movie instead of a book. Get it done & over with in an hour & a half.I am hoping that the next two books in this trilogy gets better.The narrator was good as far as doing the mens voices but can not do womens voices at all & the children,horrible.They came off as whiney children,it was like listening to nails being scraped across a chalk board.Might be better to just read the book who know's but I know that I usually enjoy Nora's books but this wasn't one of them.The story was o.k.
wife,mother, hard worker... and lover of romance and wit
this is one book that you should read hard copy...
If I were to critique the performance I would say, the narrator does ok ( not great but ok) for the male voices, is mildly annoying for the female (except when he does an excited female ...then it bumps up several notches to painful) but its the children's voices that make you think of nails on a chalk board and other equally pleasant sounds.
the story itself seems ok... kind of an updated version of the Macade brothers series with its own flare.
but the story is eclipsed by the super bad quality of the narration... like I said the children's voices in particular... its a scary mix of whinny, screeching, with a distinct lisp and a touch of drunken slurring...
how the narrator was able to get all that into one character type (children and females) is beyond me but it made my ears want to bleed
skip the audio version of this book!... its less convenient but go for the hard copy
I enjoyed the story line and will actually purchase the next one in the series.
The paranormal aspect kept me intrigued.
The narration of I the children's voices drove me crazy...too whiny
this book wasn't one I wanted to hear all at once...but instead kept me on the treadmill all week..
Not one of my favorite "Nora" series but I enjoyed the listen and will put purchase the next book in the series
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