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The Last Boyfriend Audiobook

The Last Boyfriend: The Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family’s construction business with an iron fist - and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers give him grief for his compulsive list making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn’t plan for was Avery MacTavish....

Avery’s popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a first-hand look at its amazing renovation - and a newfound appreciation for Owen. Since he was her first boyfriend when they were kids, Owen has never been far from Avery’s thoughts. But the attraction she’s feeling for him now is far from innocent.

As Avery and Owen cautiously take their relationship to another level, the opening of the inn gives the whole town of BoonsBoro a reason to celebrate. But Owen’s hard work has only begun. Getting Avery to let down her guard is going to take longer than he expected - and so will getting her to realize that her first boyfriend is going to be her last….

©2012 Nora Roberts (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“No one writes relationships as well as Ms. Roberts, with the subtleties and quirkiness of the give-and-take of friendship and romance.” (Fresh Fiction)

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    Liane Allambie Heights, Australia 05-08-12
    Liane Allambie Heights, Australia 05-08-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Easy Listen"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If they were looking for something light and entertaining I would, it's an easy listen and entertaining.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Nora Roberts? Why or why not?

    I've read many from Nora Roberts and will read more in the future.


    Did MacLeod Andrews do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I thought he did a good job, have no idea what all the complaints are about, he has a nice relaxed voice and does male characters especially well, not so great on female but not enought to distract you from the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Sometimes you just want something light and entertaining and this book is just that, the characters are likeable and the story flows well. No its not a literary masterpiece but a light romantic story that takes you away for a while.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ShySusan 05-07-12
    ShySusan 05-07-12
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    "Not as good as the first book in the trilogy."

    This was not a bad book. It is sweet and frothy. I don't feel that I wasted my credit. However, there just wasn't very much plot. A novel needs some source of tension for the protagonist to interact with. In the first book in the series, there was the romance thread and the stalker thread. This novel has the romance thread, but it doesn't have a second thread with any substance. There is a second thread, but I don't want to provide spoilers to the Very limited tension this creates. I have a somewhat analogous problem in my past, and I don't feel like Roberts dealt with it in a very realistic way. I can't go into it more deeply without spoilers, so I'll just have to leave it at that.

    So anyway, the upshot of this lack of a real problem in the plot is that Roberts has to find other ways to fill the word count. She fills it with lots of girly stuff: trying on wedding dresses, decorating the hotel, putting on makeup, etc. etc. etc. Like I said, I mildly enjoyed this book because I'm a girl. I cannot in any way imagine a man finishing this book without someone offering him a BIG bribe to do so.

    We know that Roberts can still write a book which is not dominated by alcohol consumption because "The Witness" just came out recently and I didn't think there was more boozing in that book than most people would find ordinary. But I guess when the plot is thin and Roberts is searching for something to fill up the blank pages, her mind just goes automatically to booze. "It's starting to snow! How exciting! Let's have a drink while we watch!" "I'm really tired and I had a bad day. I'm going to have a beer." "We finished the carpentry on the hotel; let's celebrate with champagne." "We finished moving the furniture into the hotel; let's celebrate with champagne." "We just had the hotel's grand opening; let's have champagne." Her entire Bride quartet was full of this over-abundance of booze, and others of her more recent books are the same. She needs to get a good alpha reader to help her root this distraction out of her stories. All it does for me is leave me feeling pity for her apparent struggle with alcoholism.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Gillett, PA, United States 05-07-12
    Kindle Customer Gillett, PA, United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great as always!"
    Would you listen to The Last Boyfriend again? Why?

    Yes not only is it a good read but the characters have depth


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the author describes the feelings of old friends.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't but enjoyed listening to a mans voice. From the female characters to Ryder with his deep gruff voice.


    If you could take any character from The Last Boyfriend out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Ryder, I think he has hidden depths under the Mach fascade.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Raemar3356 Williamsport, PA, United States 05-05-12
    Raemar3356 Williamsport, PA, United States 05-05-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Great listen, good narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to The Last Boyfriend the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was very good at making you think you were listening to different characters. The flow of the story was engaging.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoy trilogies. It picked up nicely from the first book in this series and makes me look forward to the last book in the series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think I liked the concept of one of the main characters empathsizing with the ghost of Lizzie. She is truly the center of the whole story and I enjoyed that she was treated as a person rather than an entity.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Since I enjoy nearly all of Nora Roberts books, I usually have reactions throughtout the book. I was happy that the misssing "mother" didn't get a pass when she re-entered the picture. Many books seem to think that if a person shows back up after years away, then those that have been left behind should be forgiving and so desperate for the connection that they will fall for whatever excuse is given to them for the crappy behavior. I was extemely amused with the son who walked in on his mature mother and her close "friend" and was shocked that she was still a human with needs of her own outside of being a mother.


    Any additional comments?

    There are not many (if any) of Nora Roberts books that I haven't enjoyed repeatedly. I particularly enjoy the trilogies with a splash of paranormal . Only one series so far has had vampires (I'm not a big fan of the vampire mystique) but I would and have willingiy listened to most of the books over and over and still look forward to the ending. I like that she has friends, relatives... that have a strong bond with each other.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    D. Eddy Oregon 05-05-12
    D. Eddy Oregon 05-05-12
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    "Great Story"

    I love this book just like I did the first one. I do disagree with everyone on the narrator though I though he did a decent job. I found him enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Lakeland, FL, United States 05-04-12
    Donna Lakeland, FL, United States 05-04-12 Member Since 2017
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    "One of Nora's best"

    I was so sorry to have this story end. I got more laughs out of this book than I think any Nora has written. The ending could have had a more something. Couldn't tell you what but I still rate it high because of the laughs.

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    Eileen United States 05-05-12
    Eileen United States 05-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Difficult to listen to"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Book, yes but not through Audible. The Narrators voice and inflection was difficult at best to follow.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Another narrator. Anyone who doesn't have such a flat reading voice. The way he portrays women is insulting.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    melrailey Georgia, United States 02-23-14
    melrailey Georgia, United States 02-23-14 Member Since 2007

    Mel

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    "Fun and Light-Hearted Stories"

    I'm enjoying these audiobooks a lot. I love the way Roberts writes the couple's stories but at the same time includes the entire family and friends stories too; so we're not having to lose any of our couples. And this setting around the Inn Boonsboro is just perfect. These books have been the perfect getaway during the day making my work life so much more relaxing.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bob 01-16-14
    Bob 01-16-14
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    "Are you sure Nora Roberts wrote this?"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or MacLeod Andrews?

    Yes, in fact this is the first book by Nora Roberts that I have not enjoyed.


    What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The book felt like it was being forced to completion. I finished it because Nora Roberts wrote it, otherwise I would have stopped after the first hour.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, in fact I kept listening because the narration was good enough to make me think the story would get better.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story concept certainly had merit, but the ghost seemed to be an after thought.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this for my wife thinking this would be a good introduction to audio books. She stopped listening after the first hour.

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    Francesca Annapolis MD USA 01-09-14
    Francesca Annapolis MD USA 01-09-14

    Frances

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    "The BoonsBoro Trilogy"
    Would you listen to The Last Boyfriend again? Why?

    I would listen to this entire series again. I was able to really visualize the characters. I loved it. I would recommend this series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lizzy, love the way she gets all the characters together.


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It is funny listening to a man do a woman's voice. But he did a great job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, almost. I tried to hold off listening to it because I wanted to drag it out. Was wonderful.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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