Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #2
By Nora Roberts
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 bust on his compulsive list-making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn’t plan for was Avery McTavish...
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…
You can never, ever go wrong with a Nora Roberts story, and her trilogies and quartets are, somehow, even better. Nora has taken us into the town of BoonsBoro, into the lives of the Montgomery brothers, their business, and the unique women that these brothers are destined to fall in love with, whether it be by luck, chance, or fate.
The Last Boyfriend takes us further into the stories of Owen and Avery. Although main characters from book one, they were not featured. This time around we get to jump into their minds. Owen, more than a bit anal about his organization skills, rarely spontaneous, always even –tempered and dependable. He has been a fixture in Avery’s life forever, and is suddenly altering the dynamic of their friendship.
Avery McTavish is the local girl who grew up loving where she was knowing that there was more for her yet in her home town. She proved herself when she created and opened the local pizza parlor right on the town square. A community hot spot, it has also offered her the prime viewing spot for the renovations that the Montgomery Brothers Construction had been making on the aged Inn. Avery is quirky. Free spirited. Spontaneous. Charmingly disorganized at home, but never in her kitchens. She is everything that our straight-laced Owen is not.
We are able to enjoy the changes that Owen and Avery make together. We see their relationship, a life –long relationship, bloom, struggle, and succeed. Of course there are obstacles that come at them; it would not be a great story without them. <grin>
Mrs. Roberts continues to out do herself! This is another one of her cant –put –down books that I know you’ll enjoy. Remember, this the second in a trilogy, and it is read best after The Next Always. The worst part? Having to wait until November to watch Ryder fall in love, too.