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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.

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  • Maria
  • Citrus Heights, CA, United States
  • 03-14-13

Perfect Ending!

I enjoyed all three stories in Nora's trilogy. This one was by far the best! The mystery of the lost/ghost lovers was solved in a very satisfying way. Hope and Ryder were a fun couple to watch in action. Although I would have liked a lil more story on the ex-boyfriend, that was not resolved to my satisfaction. These were fun, light listening to stories, something to occupy the mind, remove you from the daily stresses of life.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Third times the charm

I didn't really care for book 1 or 2 in this series but had to get the third because it was Ryder's story. He made all the books more interesting and funny so this was a must read for me. Much like the others it had some boring parts and I didn't really care much for the ghost story. Overall I thought it was an easy "read" and I don't regret using my credit. I just wish his story was first.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Great End to a Delightful Series

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

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Kay
  • United States
  • 06-29-17

Eh - so-so

The dialogue in this book is juvenile and the narration is painful. Not one of my favorite Nora Roberts book. I am coming off finishing two intense, extremely well written books, so this is sounding extra lame. I should have saved the story for a "light" listening situation, like when I am cleaning and only need half my attention on the book. Light, lame, predictable, but cute. Not sure it was worth the credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Kara
  • Hallsville, TX, United States
  • 12-09-12

I loved it!

Where does The Perfect Hope rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top 10!

What did you like best about this story?

It took me in as if I were actually a guest at Inn BoonsBoro!

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

Vision through her animated reading.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

I even looked up the details and told my husband I wanted to go to Maryland and stay at the Inn BoonsBoro!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Mimmi
  • RADCLIFF, KY, United States
  • 11-11-12

The Perfect Ending to a Good Series ~

Where does The Perfect Hope rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

Lizzy, the ghost. I loved the whole back story there.

Which scene was your favorite?

Ha. When Hope sprayed Ryder with the water hose! Loved it.

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

Hmmm...I did when Ryder dreamed about Billy's death. Broke my heart.

Any additional comments?

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.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Camden
  • Naples, FL, United States
  • 11-11-12

Positively Natural and Bright

Would you listen to The Perfect Hope again? Why?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

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.

What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

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.<br/><br/>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.

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

I cried when Ryder has his moment and that's all I can say without give the book away.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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NR Thank you....wonderful listen

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.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Mead P.
  • Fairfield, CT USA
  • 11-20-12

Best of the Three!! (although they were all good)

What did you love best about The Perfect Hope?

I love this series. I wish they didn't have to end. A perfect mix of love, turmoil, indecision.... just a really good listen. The whole series was

Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

Loved Lizzy!

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

laugh

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Loved It

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.

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  • CathyR
  • 11-13-12

An excellent listen

I loved this whole trilogy, Nora Roberts is one of my favourite authors. This book is a very satisfying conclusion to the whole story, set in a lovely place, it was moving, funny and sad, interesting to follow the characters and their relationships.



Macleod Andrews' narration was wonderful and brought the whole thing to life.

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  • Margarida
  • 10-15-17

Romantic and get suspenseful

I loved this sorry and the other two storys that make up the Boonsboro trilogy stories. Bora Roberts is my favorite author

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  • Caroline Yardy
  • 07-02-15

This book gave me goosebumps - loved it!

I loved the whole trilogy. It left me wanting a fourth book!
Two places in the book gave me goosebumps...I've never had that before. The narrator is perfect for the job too.
I'm going to find my next Nora Roberts book immediately!

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  • 06-02-15

Mini series on TV required!

I loved these three books and learning about the town and family. Now a TV production company needs to pick theses up and turn them into a wonderful mini series. I want to visit Boonsboro!,

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  • Book Worm
  • 01-13-15

The best so far!

I think this has been my favourite trilogy of Nora Roberts' books and I never get tired of MacLeod Andrews' voice! Brilliant, please do more!

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  • Sallyanne Jones
  • 01-11-15

A fabulous romance

Could listen to this book time after time after time. a must read/listen for every romance lover

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  • sarahmoose2000
  • 02-15-14

Happy Hope

Hope snags the third brother, Ryder; but will the resident ghost be united with her man?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-07-13

Good but not great book!

As a fan of Nora Roberts I was looking forward to this final book of the trilogy and thought I would try it in this format. A good book not a great book, however really enjoyed listening to it in this format.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful