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.
I was unable to listen to this book because of the narration - unless I wanted something to put me to sleep. It was so slow and had LONG pauses. I finally sped the playback up by 1/2 speed.. to 1.5 speed playback. It was much more tolerable. But, that is all I'll say... tolerable.
If I were Nora Roberts or Brilliance Audio, I'd have these books re-read. This is awful and a real disservice to the books.
Fire the narrator
Never heard any other books narrated by MacLeod Andrew but he almost ruined this book for me. The women all sound the same and he made the children's voices sound terrible.
I just love this story and I love the way MacLeod Andrews reads it. He gives every character their own voice and never gets them confused. Good job everyone, especially Nora R for writing another great story.
LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! I want to visit this Inn! This was such a good listen that I just could not put it down! Its sweet but hott when needed - real life hott! Simple but oh so good book! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Waiting on my next credit to get part 2...maybe I should wait until part 3 comes out...?
Story is nice Nora Roberts style, very easy to listen and enjoy, if romantic stories interest.
Good narration. Bit too long story, but that's what I'm used to with Ms. Roberts.
No, have not listened other MacLeod Andwers's performances before.
Overall I really enjoyed listening to this book, and I've already started on the second. The narration isnt as bad as some say.
The women's and children's voices were so unbelievable I couldn't listen to it. If I could request a refund I would
I always enjoy her love stories and the decorating of the inn was interesting.
I have heard Mr. McLeod read other stories and he is good at it, but not for this book. I thought it was awful.
Haven't read the print version.
Nora Roberts is ALWAYS dependable.
When Lizzie saved Claire by getting Aubreys attention.
I loved the boys!
I love Nora Roberts love stories. I do not like the murder and violence that she writes under her other name and that was beginning to be in her love stories. This book brings back the enjoyment of small town life, interesting women and men, and of course a good love story.
A man who would babysit three young boys for a woman has to be a real man!
He is GREAT. He gives a wonderful performance and his manner of speaking is special. I particularly enjoyed his speaking in the passionate part of the story. His little laugh was just right in the moment. I would love to hear more from him.
Yes, and over and over again.
Great story, wonderful story teller, can't wait for the third installment and hope their can be more to these stories than just the three brothers.
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