The Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro, #2)
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The Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #2)

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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...more
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Published May 1st 2012 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 2012)
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Okay, I'll admit I'm turning into a Nora Roberts junkie. I like 99% of her books, and probably am a little biased. But there's still a part of me every time I pick up one of her books that questions whether she'll be able to make me happy again. I mean, no one is that good, right? Wrong. At least for me. This book I was anticipating the least in the series, and so far, it's my favorite! Beckett's book was good, but I love Owen more than I thought I would.

Owen was a little bland in the first book...more
I'm feeling a little iffy about this book. It didn't pull me in quite the same way as the first book did and I think that's because I was sort of apathetic to the main characters of Avery and Owen. They were just kind of there and I didn't find myself caring that much what happened to them. I think what really drove this point home to me was that I was more interested in Hope and Ryder and their brief interactions and getting more info on how Clare and Beckett were going with their relationship...more
Heidi Rice
Oh how I love Nora Roberts' books.. Let me count the ways! This is another of Ms Roberts's triumphs... The second in the Inn at Boonsboro Trilogy in which three brothers who run their own construction company (we're talking gorgeous men in toolbelts ladies!!) find the loves of their lives in the scenic little Maryland town of Boonsboro while rehabbing an historic inn (with a resident ghost!). The first book had the thoughtful and dreamy Bennett falling in love with Clare, widowed mum of three bo...more
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

Avery and Owen have known each other their whole lives and Owen was Avery’s first boyfriend at the age of five. Fast forward years later and Owen’s working with his brothers, buying, renovating and running multiple businesses and buildings. Their latest project, the Inn BoonsBoro, is close to opening and everyone’s pitching in to put the final touches on the Inn. Hope, the innkeeper has moved in, the ghost is still floating around and appearing to various...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Pretty
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: Steamy
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: Terribly sweet
Characters: Well written
Plot: When the one you were meant to love was always right there
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Owen

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
What I liked most about this story that although it centered around Owen, the rest of the cast was still in the story and not as back drop. They are there like you would imagine life happens. The other characters aren’...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
My review in thirty words or less:

Nothing blew me away about this romance, although it had its charms. Readers who enjoy friends to lovers stories and romances focused on family and friends will probably enjoy it.

Overall rating: 3.5/5.0 stars

Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur magazine in the May Issue.

Is La Nora losing her touch? Or is she just so in love with the idea of sharing her real-life inn with her readers that her story is suffering by comparison? Not only was the Inn the star of this book, but the main couple, Avery and Owen, were barely in focus. I felt like it was an ensemble story -- the next step for Beck & Claire (whose romance in the first book WAS satisfying alongside the DIY porn* of the inn remodel, so it CAN be done), hints at Ryder & Hope, developing the ghost's b...more
To my mind, there's not TOO much of a point in reviewing a Nora Roberts book. She is consistently great, in every way. I can't recall offhand ever disliking one of her books. "The Last Boyfriend" is the second book in the Inn BoonsBoro trilogy and is another good book from Nora Roberts.

I only gave it three stars though because I felt this book was lacking something. I can't quite put my finger on it though. I guess, in a lot of good romances... well, actually I should say in a lot of the romance...more
Duchess Nicole
A nice Nora story. Nothing huge happens. Very low angst. I listened to the audio and it was fantastic. Great narrator...his voice really makes this series for me. My reason for not rating it higher is that I didn't really find the romance all that believable. They've lived in the same town all their lives but there was never enough sexual tension for them to act on it? What's different about now? Just a single moment of proximity? Idk, it just wasn't very romantic or sexy for me. Still good thou...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

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Owen Montgomery likes to keep things in order. He has his plans laid out months in advance and he never, ever deters from them. However, Owen has never paid much attention to the pizza place owner, Avery McTavish until now.

The fun-loving and spirited Avery runs the vastly popular pizza place right across the inn. Though they don’t work far from each other and see one another often, their relationship starts off slow.

Whenever Owen needs a quiet place to make some impor...more
Oh heavens. I really was so underwhelmed by the first book in this series that I'm embarrassed to have read the second. But it was one of those days, trying to pick up ANYthing that looked interesting ... at Walmart (their selection is severely limited, and generally anything good they have I've read) ... and this was the best I could come up with.

Well, it wasn't as bad as the first. But it wasn't fabulous. Or even just really good. It was Okay. The couple featured in this one is much more inter...more
Tam B.
This book was a nice continuation in the story of Boonsboro but I think some of the criticism that I've read is justified.

There was a lot of furniture / finishings talk. It didn't bother me all that much. The scene that did was the one with the warped table. It just seemed so unnecessary and felt really long even though it wasn't. Or maybe I'd just reached my limit at that point.

I think the problem for me with this book wasn't the couple or their relationship but the fact that it didn't seem to...more
It is always wonderful when the 2nd book in a series is just as good as the first! The continuation of goodness just makes me sigh a happy sigh! :-) I loved the first book in this Inn Boonsboro trilogy and the 2nd was just as good! I can't wait to read the 3rd! :-)

The first was the story of sweet Claire, the wonderful girl from next door. This one is about the fiery Avery! I admire her so much! Her high energy makes me tired but also make me smile! ;-)

I'm so excited to find out more about Lizzy...more
I am putting this one down as a did not finish. It's not that I disliked it -- the characters were interesting and I liked the plot -- it's just that there wasn't much going on. There's a bunch of side-stories about a ghost and a remodeled hotel, but it all felt like filler. The main characters decided to get together, so they did. I was about halfway through the book and I kept waiting for SOME kind of tension to come along to make it interesting but it never showed up. I thought maybe that wou...more
Barbara ★
I loved the First Boyfriend/Last Boyfriend concept. What a great idea for a romance novel and I felt that Nora Roberts did it justice. Since it isn't the romance of the century Ms. Roberts didn't play it that way. Just the boy next door who was the girl next doors instant love. With the "I'm gonna marry him one day" thing going on, it just flowed for me and felt right. I loved that Owen knew without really knowing that Avery was the one and though he didn't actually wait for her, he did know tha...more
This second book in the Boonsboro trilogy is – in my humble opinion – a much weaker effort coming from this prolific author. Honestly, content-wise there was nothing substantial to this story.
OK, there’s Owen and Avery, they’re cute, but it felt like their relationship was written off of a template. Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of the Boonsboro Inn and the history it carries. And I’ve visited Maryland many times and know how pretty it is. I also like the feel of family which is strongly p...more
Evelyn Bryant
I was disappointed in this 2nd of yet another trilogy from Nora Roberts since there were no car,or airplane chases and explosions, no Seals, no mercs, no hot electric sex to stand your hair on end, no tension between the mains and only a dribble of it among the secondaries. I expected all this since from my view point this series is just the flip side of the bride quartet written by Nora Roberts previously. I was disappointed since I like romantic/mystery/suspense and this definitely was not tha...more
Nora Roberts writes really good books. What keeps me coming back are her strong storylines, well-developed characters, and realistic dialog. This, though, had none of these. The story meandered, and I really didn't care what happened next. I still don't know much about the characters, other than the fact that Avery is a stock Roberts heroine: strong yet vulnerable, and of course stunning. The only character that actually interested me was the ghost but she did almost nothing in this installment....more
(insert whimsical sigh here)

Sometimes my enjoyment of a contemporary romance novel is directly related to how much I can relate to the two main characters. In the first installment of the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy, I couldn't really relate to war-widow Clare and her three young boys. But, book two better introduces us to Avery - perhaps my literary alter-ego. She is a chronically disorganized work-aholic who is full of energy and good will, but also relishes in local gossip and occasionally petty co...more
I loved this book even more than the first and that wasn't what I was expecting at all. I adored Beck and Clare's story and never really felt any connection to Avery and Owen in book one. But this book swept me away and made me connect with them so much that I ended up liking them more! Where book one was slightly slow for me - this book took off and I didn't want to put it down.

There was a chemistry between Owen and Avery that sizzled on the page and I loved that they decided to take a chance o...more
The Last Boyfriend is the second book in the BoonsBoro trilogy. I finished the book in less then 2 days and it wasn't because I couldn't put it down, No, it was because I really wanted to get finished with the one so I could read the The perfect Hope. Don't get me wrong it is a very cute love story, and I love Owen and Avery, but I didn't feel the pull towards them that I did for Clare and Beckett. They were just sort of there for me, I still wanted things to work out between them cuz they balan...more
Typical Nora Roberts trilogy. The first book always begins with a couple easily falling in love, the second has the couple that enjoys an easy friendship that turns into more, and the third is always the most interesting with a couple that hates each other but has wicked chemistry. Inn Boonsboro is no different and The Last Boyfriend is a very boring 2nd in a trilogy. Although the books always follow the same pattern, Nora Roberts is a phenomenal writer and her characters are usually interesting...more
Same story, different title. A woman with mommy issues (sometimes it's daddy issues) must let go of the past in order to embrace the future. See? I can write in cliches, too! I need to stop reading this stuff. I can't even argue that it's entertaining. I'm okay with badly written books that are entertaining. But these ones I'm actually SKIPPING the romantic scenes. I think I'm losing my tolerance for Nora Roberts. That being said, I will probably still read most of what she continues to publish....more
Fluffy books are fun :) cute series with impossibly perfect people never disappoint :)
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I loved the first book of the series, The Next Always, so I was waiting impatiently for The Last Boyfriend.

Owen is a cute guy. He's relaxed, fun, and likes Avery. They have been friends since forever, so it's logic that they take it to the next level. But both of them are very busy and organized, and when they seem to be letting they guard down and finally deciding to be together, Avery receives the surprise of her life.

I liked their story, it was very sweet and cozy. But I...more
Avery MacTavish and Owen Montgomery have known each other almost all of their lives and are great friends. They find themselves suddenly with a deeper attraction for each other and are trying to figure out what to make of it. Is this something comfortable that might mess with the friendship they treasure or is it really something more for both of them?

The renovation of the Inn BoonsBoro is almost complete and they ready for the opening. While I enjoyed learning of the details of the project in t...more
Repeating myself from by status update, but my impression did not change upon completion--I was really looking forward to this one, but I was pretty bored for the most part.

I love Owen and Avery individually and loved the idea of them as a couple but sadly they had the chemistry of a comfortable pair of cozy worn out sneakers. There was no real spark between them. No build up or anticipation. Just smooth transitioning which, while great for RL couples, is incredibly snooze worthy for fictional...more
Sandy M
I’ve anxiously waited for this second book in Nora Roberts’ latest trilogy. I fell in love with the Montgomery brothers in The Next Always, and I now wish there’s more than just three of them to read about. As the finishing details are quickly put on Inn Boonsboro, Owen finds himself falling for a friend he’s known forever.

Where we got the construction phase of the inn in the first book, this time we’re invited inside to watch all the detail work done for the grand opening. The brothers’ mother...more
I don't know. I felt the fluff, just not so much the tension. Granted, there's Avery's mom issues getting into their relationship, but there's something missing in her romance with Owen. Owen's my least favorite Montgomery brother because aside from being a god in organization, there little that's interesting about him. Beckett is funny, Ryder is grumpy, and Owen's sorta flat for me. As for Avery, I'm cop to her being a complex character with her issues and all, but I didn't feel like I was fall...more
I was very excited to find Avery and Owen as the lead characters in The Last Boyfriend. Even in Happily Ever After I was drawn to Owen and his matter of fact way of getting business done. I kind of figure that he would be drawn to Avery. Their personalities and quirks seems to be a decent match. What I enjoyed even more was the growth and opening of the Inn. I have always wanted to run a Bed and Breakfast so this behind the scenes peek at what it might take was probably a bigger draw for me tha...more
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Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her...more
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“Okay, you're right about that. But this whole ghost thing's irritating."

"Park benches are irritating to you in some moods."

"Depends on whether or not I want to sit down.”
“Hold on.” Beckett shot out a hand, shoved Ryder back. “Are you saying Mom and Willy B are . . .”
“That’s what I’m saying. And they have been for a couple years now.”
“Fuck,” Ryder muttered.
“Don’t say fuck when he’s telling us about Mom and Willy B. I don’t want that verb and those names together in my head.”
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