Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out - with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except, apparently, Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro....
As the former manager of a D.C. hotel, Hope is used to excitement and glamour, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the joys of small-town living. She’s where she wants to be - except for in her love life. Her only interaction with the opposite sex has been sparring with the infuriating Ryder, who always seems to get under her skin. Still, no one can deny the electricity that crackles between them…a spark that ignited with a New Year’s Eve kiss.
While the inn is running smoothly, thanks to Hope’s experience and unerring instincts, her big-city past is about to make an unwelcome - and embarrassing - appearance. Seeing Hope vulnerable stirs up Ryder’s emotions and makes him realize that while Hope may not be perfect, she just might be perfect for him…
©2012 Nora Roberts (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
It must be so fulfilling to share these wonderful stories with so many people. I enjoyed each in this series but she saved the best for last. It had so much humor in it....I laughed out loud alot. It was charming and you completed Lizzie so well. A solid 10 on all counts as far as I am concerned.
NRoberts writes the stories that I go to for a second or third or more listen more than any other author. She has the ability to take us out of our lives and into a lovely place. She is a gifted writer. I look forward to your future books.
I love this narrator....I find his voice smooth and calming. Involving without being jarring.
I really enjoyed this final installment in the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy. I love series. The romance is good & the storyline is fun. Highly recommend. The narrator did the first two in this series & greatly improved in the last two. Enjoyed him as well
It's pretty close to the top ~ it's a little soft around the edges, but Nora's trilogy's tend to be, so I expect that. I still love her writing no matter what ~ but this one was so focused on Boonesboro & the rebuilding of the town it was interesting, but almost edged out the rest of the story.
Lizzy, the ghost. I loved the whole back story there.
Ha. When Hope sprayed Ryder with the water hose! Loved it.
Hmmm...I did when Ryder dreamed about Billy's death. Broke my heart.
Again, Nora writes an amazing story ~ so when I rate this a 4, it's still made of awesome, just not my very favorite by her, and that's just because I tend to like her grittier books better, lol. The narrator for this book was excellent, he did an amazing job w/ the characters, and I loved, loved the whole thread of the ghost and her search for her lost love ~ and how it was tied up in a neat little bow in this book.
Camden Smith owns DREAMFly Marketing, a full service marketing firm located in Southwest Florida. She regularly reviews books and is an avid reader as well as audible client. Favorite books are mysterious romances or those stories about personal growth.
Yes because the story has such natural character development and the underlying story line about the Lizzie the ghost is captivating and how she works her way to become part of the family leaves you wanting more.
I like how Nora Roberts surprises you at the ghost's connection with the family and weaves her history into the family's story today.
His voice is perfectly paced. He never has a problem giving characters different voices in fact he is the best I've listened to after more than 20 audiobook purchases. He is not slow. He is not fast.
Looking for someone to read you a story and speak the quotes in the book like they are actually sounding like conversation? Cloud is your voice. He doesn't deliver lines like he is reading. He delivers it as if he is talking exactly what other narrators should do.
I cried when Ryder has his moment and that's all I can say without give the book away.
In the top 10!
It took me in as if I were actually a guest at Inn BoonsBoro!
Vision through her animated reading.
I even looked up the details and told my husband I wanted to go to Maryland and stay at the Inn BoonsBoro!
I absolutely loved it--wish she had introduced a cousin or other relative to continue the series. I most definitely will listen again. Good story with a little suspense!!
I think the narrator has become one of the favorite readers of women's romance books. You could hear the difference in the voices of the characters.
One Excellent Story
The two moments when Lizzy appeared and spoke with them. It sent chills down my spine.
I loved this whole series. Not only did we have the storyline of the 3 brothers and their women, we had another story of Lizzy and her Billy. I found myself wanted to read the books nonstop because I was so interested in both stories. I only wish that when Lizzy and Billy were reunited, it would have been more detailed. I would have certainly cried if Nora Roberts would have done into more detail and gave them a more thought out reunion.
Pretty close to the top!
The graveyard scene toward the end.
Really good interpretation of different voices. And, the exact replica of emotion!
I abso-poso-tively Cried!!!!
Great series - Nora rocks again!!
By the time you get to this book in the series, you're so in love with the characters, the Inn and with the Montgomery family. It was fun to watch the layers melt away and the back story of Lizzie and Billy come to light. Loved it!
There's a scene where "perfect" Hope gets Rider with the garden hose - hilarious, especially when his brother finds out.
I loved how he read the men's character's voices - very charming.
I've listened to this series a couple times now and absolutely love it - I would love for the story to keep on going!!
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