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.
Another great book in another great series.
I was a little surprised by the use of a male narrator, with no female counterpart to give the story some flare.
Great premise for the 3 male characters, somewhat along the lines of the 4 gal pals who ran the wedding business, only these guys run a construction company. Ryder sure could have used a little tweaking in his attitude, but that surly type does appeal to some women.
Beckett is the type of guy that every girl longs to find, and Owen well he's just too busy managing everything else to have time to manage his own love life.
I'm certainly looking forward to the next book in this series. Now that I've gotten used to the narrator, who by the way has a very nice voice, I hope they'll use him again next time around.
Good, but predictable.
The narrator completely runined the female voices - he just could not make them believable. I hope books 2 & 3 have a different narrator!
It was a good, comfy story, although not one of Nora Robert's best. It's almost like she was phoning it in. Still, her phoning it in is better than many writers' best efforts. I'll get the next two stories when they come out.
The plot may be a bit predictable BUT the characters are delightful---and doesn't everyone want life to have a happy ending... Book 2 isn't due out until July 2012...MUCH too long to wait!
Though the story is enjoyable, did not like narration. A male voice reading female romance novel, as well as trying to mimic female and children's voices was quite annoying at times.
I was in the mood for an easy listen with a nice love story and good characters. This was more than that - it brought up some real issues, some thorny problems and real people having to deal with those problems in a responsible way. The voices for the boys weren't perfect but overall I thought MacLeod Andrews did a pretty good job. I found his voice easy to listen to, lulling in a soothing way, and I found that he did a good job putting the emotions of the moment into the story and I hope he narrates the next two. As for the story - this is a good one. And if you listen to the details of the Inn they are building, you will find that Nora's characters often sneak in her other characters and I found that delightful. If you are looking for a fast paced, action filled novel, then you will want to look elsewhere. This one flows well and keeps you interested, and it soothes the soul, but it's not my usual thriller read.
one of the best
lots of twists and turns, great character development, paranormal twist is great
he does a great job with different voices for each character, including Claire's three young sons
It made me laugh out loud, while I was driving
Fantastic book, lots of fun
I love Nora, have read/listened to every book but the male narration and specifically this person just threw me off. He was "ok". The story is not bad, but not my favorite audio book by far.
The performance was dreadful and distracted from the story. Perhaps if the book had been
Yes, in fact I'll probably read this book once I've had a chance to forget the audio version.
It was demeaning to the author, characters and the audience.
Yes, the attention to detail about the rehab of the Inn was interesting.
Your reader is BAD!!!!!!!!!! hope she is not the one reading the next one, some reader are better than others.
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