Friday, April 12, 2013

Book Review: "The Last Boyfriend" by Nora Roberts

Book Description:

A new novel of a shared past, a fresh start, and a lifetime of love. — #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts introduces you to the Montgomery brothers -- Beckett, Ryder, and Owen -- as they bring an intimate bed-and-breakfast to life in their hometown. — 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…

My thoughts:

This is the second in "The Innsboro Trilogy."  I reviewed the first one in the series "The Next Always" here. I loved the first book.  I loved this book, but not as much as the first one. 

This book is about Owen Montgomery.  But in a way I loved, it just didn't focus on him and his 'love interest.'  It also picked up where the first book left off with Claire and Beckett and also the opening of the Inn. 

Owen is the type of person who has a plan - everything is scheduled out.  What he didn't plan on is falling for Avery, whom he has known since they were little kids.  They were boyfriend/girlfriend at age 5 or 6 and he even gave her a plastic ring.  Little did either one of them know that they would fall in love for real as an adults.

I enjoyed reading about this love story as well.  I can't wait to read how the author will tie up the trilogy.  As with most series I am sure I will be sad to see it end.

Happy Reading!!

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