The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #1)
"America's favorite writer" (The New Yorker) begins an all-new trilogy-inspired by the inn she owns and the town she loves.
The historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland, has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it's getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect of the family, Beckett's soci
I will admit, I'm biased. My review is slanted to my love of beautiful packaging and this book is beautifully presented in this pretty cover. I'm also biased because I'm from MD and I have had the opportunity to visit Boonsboro, and the Inn this book is based on.
To the book, I absolutely enjoyed the story of Beckett and Clare rediscovering each other as more than friends and finding love. The banter between grown brothers Beckett, Owen and Ryder was also such a cute ...more
I found the three Montgomery boys to be typical Nora Roberts male leads and the three females also seemed to fit the typical mold for a Roberts trilogy. Now, don't get me wrong, as a long-time romance novel reader, I understand that there are really only a handful of character types tha ...more
Beckett has been in love with Clare since high school. He’s a self assured guy who has never had a problem with the ladies—unless that lady ...more
Listened to the audio version of this story. It had a male narrator, which I LOVED and I believe the whole trilogy is like that, so I'm really excited.
Clare is a widow with three boys, owner of the local bookstore and the secret (or not so secret) crush of Beckett Montgomery since they were in high school. It was adorable, the way that Beckett just silently loved Clare from afar. He was insecure only when it came to her; in all other ways, he was a tough, no nonsense architect with ...more
The positives in this story:
I like the brothers. They are funny, snarky and pretty much just like all of the brothers she writes about.
The growing relationship between the two MC was sweet and believable.
The kids. Those three kids were adorable.
The growing relationship between the kids and Beckett was also sweet.
It read like ...more
I kinda wish I had just re-read the book. This audio versio ...more
So this was my first Nora Roberts book. I've avoided her in general because I'd gotten the impression that she was a romance writer as in verging-on-erotica-romance. So why this book? It was the cover. Seriously. I feel very lame admitting that, but the cover looked like somewhere I wanted to go. Yeah, yeah ... don't judge a book by that. I know.
Well, it was not as bad as I'd thought, content-wise. I've read much smuttier sex scenes in non-romance n ...more
Overall, this was a cute story. I liked all of the characters a lot. Even the kids, though they were written like real children, unlike most romance novels where they're like fantasy children and unbelievably sweet and unobtrusive. They didn't just magically disappear and they whined, but they were also cute.
In my review of the last Nora Roberts book I read ...more
(Review of audiobook.) This was well narrated by MacLeod Andrews. Some people might not like his falsetto voice for the female characters, but I got used to him.
This first one in the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy putters along at a leisurely pace, but that was fine with me. Still, it ends with a bit of an adrenalin-rush. Getting to know the residents of this small Maryland town was pleasant and the romance between Beckett and Clare was sweet. I’ll definitely listen to the next one, if only to find ou ...more
I can't quite decide if I've read too much NR, or if NR has started to lose her touch. While I certainly enjoyed this book, I can't help but be disappointed at that same time. The characters and even some of the story line were so obviously recycled from previous stories. The characters were carbon copies of some from her In the Garden series and her Brides series. I think even some of the conversations were taken directly from those books. This is something no NR fan would miss either ...more
I read this book because I'd hoped to review it for my local library's blog; but I guess I feel like I have to "recommend" books on that blog, and this isn't a book I'd recommend, even to the avid Nora Roberts fan.
The premise of this book starts out as pretty typical Nora Roberts. Woman returns home as a widow with three boys in tow. She gets reacquainted with an old high school friend who has had a romantic interest with her for many years but wasn't able to show it because he was friends with ...more
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: Well crafted love story
Characters: Well written
Plot: For so long you’ve loved afar and now its up close & personal
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Book Boyfriend: Beckett
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Let’s face it, Nora Roberts knows how to write a super believable hot guy and a story built around romance that isn’t contrived. She is hands down the master. This story is fantastic. If you’ve never re ...more
Architect Beckett Montgomery is busy restoring a historic Maryland inn, along with the help of his brothers and mother. Like everyone else in town, bookstore owner Clare Brewster is intrigued by the work on the inn and becomes interested in Beckett as well. Clare is cautious about dating again, since she is widowed with three boys to raise, but Beckett soon wins her and her boys over. However, not ...more
I've been bugged by the over-perfection of the lives of Roberts' characters in recent books and in this one, the fact that the book spent so much time focusing on an inn -- which of course is actually the very inn Roberts owns -- just put it over the top. As if brochure-like descriptions of all ...more
Esta misma noche empiezo con el segundo. Quiero saber que se cuentan los otros dos hermanos Montgomery.
Αλλά και πάλι, το θέμα μας δεν είναι και τόσο εάν είναι καλά ή μέτρια βιβλία, γιατί και καλά να ήταν, πάλι δεν θα διαβάζονταν με τόσο κακή μετάφραση.
Η κ. Σέβυ Σπυριδογιαννάκη έκανε το ακατόρθωτο... συρρίκνωσε και χώρεσε μια γλώσσα 6 εκατομμυρίων λέξεων σε μια των 450 χιλιάδων. Τελικά αποδείχθηκε πολύ "λίγη" η ...more
Clare Brewster owns a cute little bookstore, right across from the Inn. She is a widow, ha ...more
In Nora Robert’s first book in her new series, Inns Boonsboro, THE NEXT ALWAYS, the writing phenomenon continues to fill reader’s hearts with lasting romances that will bring a smile to your face as you read this story.
THE NEXT ALWAYS follows Beckett Montgomery, one of the three brothers who is renovating a well-loved, old historical hotel in Boonsboro, Maryland. With the help of his brothers, Ryder and Owen and their mother, they seem to be doing a fantastic job with t ...more
I am a Nora Roberts diehard fan so I knew that I would enjoy this trilogy. This was actually a reread for me, and I still feel the same as I did when I read it back in early 2012. I love her Nora weaves all of her characters into the story. You can’t help but love each one of them. This is the first book in the Inn Boonsboro trilogy. All three Montgomery brothers are hot, but this story is primary about Beckett who has been in love with Claire since middle school. Clair left immedi ...more
Beckett is a hard-working architect working on a family pet project—restoring a historic inn in his small hometown. He and his two brothers put in a lot of hands-on project management as well as throwing in on the grunt work when required, so he's busy. He's leased an apartment nearby so he can stay close to the project, bu ...more
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“I’m not hitting on her. I’m exploring the possibility of seeing her on social terms.”
“He’s hitting on her,” Owen said around a mouthful of chips. “You’ve still got that thing you had for her back in high school. Are you still writing bad song lyrics about heartbreak?”
“Suck me. And they weren’t that bad.”
“Yeah, they were,” Ryder disagreed. “But at least now we don’t have to listen to you playing your keyboard and howling them down the hall.”