Product Added : December 7th, 2012
Category : Books
"This Best Selling The Perfect Hope: Book Three of the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy Tends to SELL OUT VERY FAST! If this is a MUST HAVE product, be sure to Order Now to avoid disappointment!"
A new novel of starting over and star-crossed 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.
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…
I enjoyed this trilogy and The Perfect Hope was no exception…However…I can understand the frustration voiced by other reviewers and the book was not quite as good as I had hoped it would be.
This final offering in the Boonsboro Trilogy wraps things up with the blossoming relationship between the oldest Montgomery brother, Ryder and the sophisticated and beautiful innkeeper, Hope. We have gotten to know these two already from the previous two books and know that Ryder can be rude, abrupt and a very “Me Tarzan – You Jane” type of guy. Nora is great with her brother relationships and it’s usually pretty easy to break it down, one is sweet (Beckett), one is smart and the calming influence (Owen) and one is the classic type A male, ready to hit first and ask questions later. This combination helps define the relationships but in Ryder’s case, you hope there’s more than meets the eye under that rough exterior. Hope is Ryder’s complete opposite in most every way except they are both loyal to friends and family and both easy on the eyes. Since Hope is best friends with the women who are married and engaged to Ryder’s brothers (Clare and Avery), it was a foregone conclusion that they would end up together and they do, but it just wasn’t as exciting a ride as I hoped it would be.
Nora inserts all our favorite characters from books one and two, like the Montgomery boys’ mother and her boyfriend, Clare’s cute and rascally sons, Harry, Liam and Murphy (who in my opinion add so much to the story) and the still mysterious ghost Lizzy that occupies the inn. This time around, Lizzy has some fun encounters with the guests at the inn and does her best to nudge Ryder and Hope in the right direction, all the while still waiting for her long lost love Billy to appear. Happily for all concerned, that mystery is finally solved by the end of the book.
I was hoping for a little more action in this book since Ryder is the hot tempered brother, but when trouble shows up for Hope in the form of an arrogant and insulting old boyfriend and his wife, he handles it a lot better than I thought he would, which kind of left me wishing he had kicked that guy’s behind for what he did to Hope!
If you like the way Nora Roberts writes and the way she handles relationships between brothers, friends and family, then The Perfect Hope won’t disappoint. Just know that what you are getting is a slow easy ride and classic Nora as Hope and Ryder try to decide if they were meant to be more than friends, plus the inevitable wrapping up some loose ends that have been dangling throughout the trilogy. If that doesn’t sound appealing, I can always recommend Nora’s Chesapeake Bay series and the Quinn brothers!