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The Last Boyfriend: Number 2 in series: 2/3 (Inn at Boonsboro Trilogy)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 May 2013
The is the second book in the Boonsboro Trilogy and I found it just alright. The book is about the second brother Owen and his first love Avery. Owen is the organizer or management brains behind the three brothers building project 'Boonsboro Inn'. In this respect I found his character a little dull and Avery his first girlfriend runs the local Pizza place. Her self esteem is low as her mother left her and her father when she was very young. I thought the book was not as gripping as the first and certainly not as excellent as the third in the trilogy. I have just finished the Chesapeake Bay Quartet and have found 1 and 3 the best. It is as if Nora Roberts hasn't the same interest in the second books in my opinion. Other readers may differ and I would certainly recommend reading it if would wish to complete the trilogy, but not as good as 1 and 3.
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on 8 September 2012
Inn Boonsboro series
1. The next always
2. The last boyfriend
3. The perfect hope

As you might know I'm a total Nora Roberts fangirl. She is one of the few authors who never really disappoints me and whose books I have enjoyed since I was a teenager. The first romance I read was one written by her and since that moment she has been one of my favourite authors. I'm lucky that over the years my taste in books has developed exactly in the same direction as Nora's writing style.

"The last boyfriend" is the second book in the very cozy Inn Boonsboro series. This series is IMO a great mix of lovely relationships, a lot of details about the Inn and other buildings in Boonsboro, and of course of love. "The last boyfriend" has a very cozy pace and I love that. I also love the concentration on little details because they allowed me to develop a detailed image of the Inn in my mind. And I love that there is not a lot of drama in the relationships. For some readers there might be too many little details and not enough action, but for me it was just right.

When I started with "The last boyfriend" I needed about 50 pages to really get into the book. At first I thought that this story would be a good one, but maybe not a great one. But around page 80 I was all of a sudden feeling a strong connection to the characters, I was interested in every little detail of their life and couldn't wait to find out more about Avery and Owen. They are a lovely pair, they changed from good friends to lovers and I thought that the development of their relationship was just perfect. Their relationship is filled with quiet, lovely moments, with discovering new facettes of each other and with coming to terms with their new feelings.

The best way to describe this book and the series would be the word nice. For some people nice means something average, but for me nice is indeed a very high compliment. I love nice books because they make me happy, because they warm my heart and because they make me smile a lot. I can't get enough of nice books and maybe that's why I have enjoyed the last two series by Nora Roberts so much. Nice, lovely, quiet and cozy books that feature strong family ties are something I can't get enough of. If you feel the same way, then the Inn Boonsboro series should be perfect for you.

The series comes with a little paranormal extra, there is a ghost living in the Inn. A ghost who seems to wait for someone, for someone she loved. I love the parts with the ghost, she fits to the Inn and to the feeling of the book. I can't wait to find out more about her past and I love that she nearly feels like part of the family and that she cares about Owen, Avery, their families and their friends.
The only negative thing is that I have to wait until November to find out how the series will end, but I guess I will survive the waiting. :)
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on 28 July 2012
I read the first book in this trilogy and once I got past the very, VERY detailed descriptions of the top quality fixtures, fittings and workmanship in the Inn blah, blah, blah I actually didn't mind the story. I am a huge Nora Roberts fan usually and have read many of her books and have yet to find one I didn't enjoy or finish...until now.

The second of the trilogy continues much in the same vein as the first, with much emphasis on the Inn and the many spendid things within it. I found the repeated descriptions of the high quality of everything in the Inn increasingly boring. I happened to google 'Boonsboro Inn' and discovered that it is actually a real place, funnily enough owned and renovated by Nora herself. Amazingly (!) the rooms are exactly as described in the books, from the names right down to the fixtures, fittings and colour schemes. There are even real life versions of the book shop and pizza restaurant right over the road from the Inn and these are owned and ran by Nora's Husband and Son respectively!!

While I'm all for advertisement and publicity for businesses I resent paying for a so called 'novel' that is nothing more than a glorified advertising brochure for all of the Roberts families businesses!

Please, please bring us more of your usual excellent novels Nora and leave the self promoting rubbish alone!
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on 1 August 2012
I'm a huge Nora Roberts fan and have read many of her novels in the past couple of years. I was very much looking forward to this trilogy and was slightly disappointed with the first novel in the series. The second one managed to charm me but not quite as much as I expected it to. I have to confess that while I'm hopeful with regard to the last novel in this series, I feel like Nora Roberts has crafted more gripping series in the past. If you liked this series and haven't read the 'Bride Quartet' series you should purchase the latter as soon as possible. It has many of the quality ingredients of 'The Inn at Boonsboro' trilogy, but comes across as being more genuine and better planned out. 'The Last Boyfriend' certainly had many of the right ingredients but seemed to miss that little something extra that usually makes for NR's most magical reads! Having that said, there are few contemporary romance authors who can rival NR's talent for atmospheric storytelling and feel-good-moments and this is why you'll still enjoy this book!
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I have been reading Nora Roberts books forever and I am never disappointed. In fact when I start any of her books, I feel like I am coming home.

I actually read this book 'about Owen' last and all the pieces fell into place. Little pieces of information all gelled together to weave the whole Trilogy together although you could read one and get the whole tale.

The story is set around an old Inn which is being reborn as a modern 'Boutique' type hotel where all the rooms are named after romantic Lovers from history - even Eve and Roarke from "J.D. Robb" which I thought was a lovely touch!!!

I want to go to the Inn at Boonsboro and stay.

If you want a good read that brings all aspects of a great story together, well written, flows well and has imaginative descriptions of the scene without it being boring, even a little sex that is erotic but not porny. I think men can read this as well as women because the story is wrapped around a macho background with all that detail.
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on 29 May 2012
I've now read books 1 and 2 of the Boonsboro Trilogy. There really isn't anything new in Roberts' plots: girl and boy meet, have great sex but then find conflicts and/or danger. However this is Nora Roberts and she is skilful at what she does. The characters are well rounded even if all the women are highly successful (almost all of Roberts' female protagonists are clever and successful women) but that's the US I suppose. In this trilogy we find three brothers each falling for one of three friends and the books deal with one romance at a time. It's interesting reading how the refurbishment of the old inn develops but I thought there was a little TOO much attention to detail in the descriptions of the decor and furniture. There's only so much we can visualize as readers.
Still, as I said, this IS Nora Roberts so each book is a good read and I shall definitely download Book 3 when it becomes available. Who can resist such a writer?
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on 5 January 2015
The series was lovely but I don't expect mainstream publishers with big budgets to allow masses of typos and mistakes to get into their ebook.s It's insulting to a big name like Nora Roberts, and if I was her I'd be changing publishers. It's insulting to me too, as I payed a lot more for this than for an Indie published novel that often has typos you can live with because they are done on the cheap. The formatting and editing issues aside, this is a feel-good series with very likable characters and wonderful scenes that show the best of family life. The three young boys and their interaction with the three older brothers/uncles is soooo cute! But I was exhausted by the hectic lives these people led. No one gets any serious downtime. Workaholics Inc. I had to wonder what happens when they run out of projects to work on in Boonsboro.
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on 5 January 2013
This review is from: The Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 2) (Roughcut)
Owen Montgomery is the organier of the of the Montgomery clan. Avery MacTavish is a hometown woman who who is the owner one of Boonsboro family pizza place. Owen and Avery have always been around each other. But after while Owen begins to takes a second look at Avery and he likes what he see. Before long Owen and Avery being a romance that will change their lives.
"The Last Boyfriend" is the second book in the "Boonsboro Inn" by Nora Roberts and I think that it was the best. I thought that Owen's and Avery's romance was just lovely. While main storyline was good I have to say that I was getting tired of the ghost storyline, it didn't not add much to the main storyline. Overall, "The Last BoyFriend" was a pretty good book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 7 May 2012
This book is the second of a triology of Nora Roberts books set in a small town where a trio of brothers who run a contracting business redevelop a guesthouse with a resident ghost. In the first book Beckett and Claire find love, in this book Owen the youngest brother is the hero with Avery the heroine. In this novel we get to know all of the characters a litte better including the ghost Lizzy while watching a wonderful love story unfold. While I loved the characters and enjoyed the development of both Owen and Avery as well as the rest of the crew, this book did not grip me like most of Ms Roberts novels. It was a very pleasant read and I enjoyed it.
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on 9 February 2013
I enjoyed all three of these stories at the Inn of Boonsboro. I felt that i knew Becket the older responsible brother, Owen who is a perfectionist and Ryder the less confident and occasionally surly one. The charaters were very real to me reading these books. I loved that Lizzy the ghost took them all under her wing to get them to help find her 'lost' boyfriend Billy.
The only thing I didnt like was the use of bad language, I didnt feel it needed it!! I dont think the girlfriends of these brothers would have liked it either, especially Clare and Hope. That of course is my opinion.
Would have had 5 stars if bad language was left out.
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