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Jun 21 2012

Inn Boonsboro Trilogy by Nora Roberts

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Piatkus, 2012.
(Adult) Romance. The first two books in the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy see Roberts, a best selling author of romance and romantic suspense novels, return to her well tried formula featuring a diverse group of young women finding their feet and the love of their lives.
What makes this series stand out is the setting. There is a historic Inn at BoonsBoro and it is being renovated. It is owned by Roberts so of course she has an intimate knowledge of the construction work and the fittings needed to bring such a place back to its former glory. The books are a great vehicle for publicizing the Inn as well, as I am sure that many people would love the opportunity to stay in one of the rooms that are named after well known love matches like Elizabeth Bennett and Darcy as well as Roberts' book characters like Eve and Roake.
Roberts too has a great eye for male characters and the repartee between the brothers is authentic and often very amusing. All her characters are rounded out well, the villain in The Next Always satisfying real and nasty and the little boys are a treat. Add a paranormal touch in the ghost who haunts the Elizabeth and Darcy room and Roberts has a winning duo of books that are just right for a quick, cosy but adult read, as there are sex scenes.
Book 1. The next always. ISBN9780749955366.
Beckett Montgomery is the architect in charge of the renovations of the historic Inn in BoonsBoro. He is too busy to have much of a social life but he does have his eye on Clare the young woman who has arrived back in town and is running a bookshop and looking after her three children.
Book 2. The last boyfriend. ISBN 9780749955519.
Owen Montgomery is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, often seen to be inflexible with the way he runs the family's construction business and the renovations of the Inn BoonsBoro. He has never quite forgotten Avery McTavish, his first girlfriend, the owner of the pizza place across from the hotel, and the work on the hotel gives them time to appreciate each other.
Pat Pledger

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