The Perfect Hope (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #3)
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The Perfect Hope (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #3)

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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 surl...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Berkley Trade (first published January 1st 2012)
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Sandy M
I have been anxiously waiting for Ryder and Hope’s story while also mourning the end of this wonderfully emotional trilogy. I’m amazed as the rest of you that Nora Roberts is able to come up with original ideas, write beautiful stories, all with such frequency even after all these years. Thank the heavens she does. She’s kept me spellbound for months now with her Inn BoonsBoro characters and fun. I could go for another three or four books, but I know she moved on to her next project ages ago. No...more
Betty
Aug 18, 2014 Betty added it
wish it were here NOW!
Jess
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: D+

In the final book of the Boonsboro Trilogy, the focus is no longer on building the Inn Boonsboro, but rather a couple different storylines take center stage. The first being the obvious romance that’s been building between Ryder and Hope from the moment she stepped into town and was hired as the inn keeper. The ghost, Lizzy, stills plays a major role as her story gets wrapped up. It wouldn’t be a book in this trilogy if the Montgomery men w...more
Barb
I read the other books in this trilogy after receiving them as gifts. But this one was a real letdown. It's predictable, and the plot limps along. I feel as if I've read some of these sentences before, as if the author is resting on her best-selling laurels.
As I read, I couldn't help thinking that this book is so aspirational. The 3 heroines are beautiful. Intelligent, strong and accomplished. The 3 heroes are strong, skilled, handsome. They are all young people and most of them own successful b...more
Lucy Dosch
In the Perfect Hope, Nora Roberts brings us back for one last stay at the Inn Boonsboro. When Ryder Montgomery first saw Hope Beaumont walk into the Inn with her beauty pageant good looks, mile high heels that accented her long legs and her perfect body encased in a perfect suit, he knew she was trouble. He wasn’t happy when his mother hired her on the spot. He though she was too snooty, too uppity and too city for their quiet little Inn. Even though he now sees how well she runs thing, there is...more
Jennifer (Schenni's Book Nook)
You all know how it can be with high expectations. If not met they can become the worst buzz kill imaginable. And let me tell you, my expectations for this book were mile high. I've been waiting for this story since the first time Ryder made an appearance on page.
Especially this year my too high, maybe even unreasonable expectations have ruined quite a few promising books for me, so I was hopeful and anxious at the same time when I started reading.
So like I said, sometimes they can ruin everythi...more
Elizabeth Parks
I generally defend Nora Roberts--when I was twelve, I LOVED her books and read them all over and over, but this book was terrible. Very little actually happened, and there was very little conflict, tension, or plot. Basically, these two people would meet and kiss, then the heroine would talk about it with her friends and the hero would talk about it with his brothers, and then there might be a few pages about a ghost story thrown in to keep the book from being nothing but an unapologetic commerc...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Pretty
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: HOT HOT HOT
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: Probably may fav of the three books.
Characters: Well written
Plot: You can’t deny attraction
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Riley

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
I think this is my favorite book of the series slightly edging out Beckett’s story. Riley is just soooo hot. Anywho, this book has a lot more tension and build up, I think that also adds to the story. Very good. I likey.

Fo...more
Heller
1.5

Why read this story when I know going into it that I'm not going to enjoy it? It's the completist in me, I guess. I do enjoy Nora Roberts and I have read all of her books. I just find this particular series incredibly self-indulgent as it focuses around Robert's family businesses. I may have enjoyed it more if these were fictitious but not by much I suspect.

I've never been happy with the jargon heavy stories like the Bride Quartet or this series and while I enjoy home improvement shows...watc...more
Nicole
What more could a girl want for her 30th birthday than to go to a Nora Roberts book signing, get an advanced copy of her favorite author's new book, and then spend a glorious morning reading it cover to cover?!? Nothing.

The Perfect Hope finds us back in Boonsboro, Maryland and engaged in the in life (and romantic entanglements) of the final Montgomery brother, Ryder, and the sophisticated innkeeper, Hope. Ryder is a rough and tumble construction worker who is slightly annoyed by the Perfect Hop...more
Cherise
Loved the first two books and was really excited for this one. It's not bad...just not fabulous either. I'm a little disappointed because i had so much excitement and anticipation wrapped up in this book and their relationship it ended up a tad "safe" for lack of a better word. Definitely not my favorite in the series.
ßk☼lvr
My favorite book of the trilogy!!

1. Hope - the Inn Keeper, Mrs. Adorable ♥
2. Ryder - the Carpenter, Mr. Man

Hope and Ryder have been fighting since she arrived to be keeper of the family's newly built inn. An old friend of Avery and Claire, she fits right in with everyone....exxxxxcept Ryder. Why? He's not very good with women. NOT!! But once they get together -- thanks to the help of a friendly ghost [Lizzie, not Casper] -- these two explode in such a good way...



And a good way...



And a good way.....more
Shadow
I have been anticipating the release of this book for quite sometime. That is probably why I really didn't like it that much. I was expecting va va vom, sexy Ryder and his attitude, a book that was going to be extremely fun to read. There definitely were some really funny parts in the book, but overall, it wasn't Nora Roberts' best. The story felt a little glazed over and kind of happened too fast, I wasn't feeling it. I couldn't really connect with the story.

However,
one of my ABSOLUTE favorite...more
Anna-Lisa
I really, really enjoyed the last book in this triolgy.

I loved the whole ghost story thing and the conclusion to it. But I also loved how it was interwined with Ryders and Hopes story.

Ryder and Hope were wonderful the chemistry was awesome and I totally enjoyed reading about them.

The book left me with this wonderful cozy feeling!
Kala
Nora Roberts books just keep getting more and more formulaic. I have already given up on her "In Death" series because the last few have bored me to tears. There is no spark in them anymore.

Despite that, I've generally enjoyed her trilogies. Chesapeake Bay and the Key trilogies are some of my favorites. The Bride quartet was also really good, and I had high hopes for the Inn Boonsboro series, but it just fell flat.

The Perfect Hope suffered from some of the same nonsense as The Last Boyfriend. T...more
Lady Lioness
Ryder stole the book for me. He's a curmudgeonly guy and really feels no need to change. Ryder's not an alpha male or a beta male; he just does his thing and you can go with him or not, he doesn't give a shit. If Ryder was real, I'd kill him in a day, but he can be my fictional boyfriend any time, especially if he buys me a light-up fairy wand.

I was always kinda 'meh' on Lizzie the Ghost, but I actually liked her in The Perfect Hope. As the reader learns more about Lizzie's love story and the u...more
Liz
Ok, ok! Before someone tears me a new asshole because I gave Nora Roberts 2 stars, let me 'splain! First, let's do our quick overview, ok? Ok!


The Perfect Hope is the final installment of the Inn Boonsboro trilogy. The trilogy revolves around the Montgomerys: Beckett, Owen and Ryder. In the first and second book, Beckett and Owen are hooked up with the loves of their lives... so you can guess whose turn it is now!!

Ryder is surly. Period. Done. He's a man's man or a manly man. He doesn't speak a l...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

In the last book of the Inns Boonsboro trilogy, America’s favorite author, Nora Roberts gifts readers with a sweet, sensual story of love and family.
Innkeeper, Hope Beaumont has found a new home at Inns Boonsboro where the staff has been more than accommodating, the community has been friendly and the owners - well, one brother in particular – has been surly. But that doesn’t stop Hope from enjoying her time here.

As she continues to excel at their job, she comes face-to...more
Virginia Hill
Oh my goodness! What a way to finish out the trilogy. I had a feeling that Ryder and Hope's story would be my favorite and I was right. Laughed often. Loved everyone. Want to visit Boonsboro again. Nobody does dialog, amazing friendships, and sibling silliness like Nora. The Perfect Hope was...PERFECT!
Penny
I had such high expectations for the final book in this series because the first two were so very good, but this one was just a flop for me. Honestly I felt like the author didn't put any life or effort into this book; it was just an attempt to fill a certain number of pages. In the previous books, Hope and Ryder were such dynamic characters and I couldn't wait to see how their relationship played out. I was also a little excited to learn more about Lizzy's story. Instead of a unique relationshi...more
Brandie
A perfect end to this trilogy. I enjoyed this series so much, I'm sad that it's over. I loved Hope & Ryder's story and the way the mystery of the ghost and her lost love fell into place - a great way to end it all.

Ryder is a man of very few words and emotions. To-the-point and no nonsense - he gets around but has never been in love or set on one woman. Until the beautiful, OCD, perfectionist & city girl, Hope, entered the town and took over the Inn. Once he saw her, he was smitten and no...more
Jen
Aug 13, 2013 Jen rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Diana
[4.5 out of 5 stars]

I have to be honest -- of the three books in the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, this was the one I thought I would like the least. Because Hope and Ryder had already been introduced through the first two books (which I would definitely recommend be read in order), there wasn't the same kind of lead up to the romance that there had been for the first two couples. And although I was drawn in just as I tend to be with most of the Nora Roberts books, I wasn't quite invested in the pairin...more
Kimba
Nora Roberts has been one of my favorite contemporary authors for romance and the occasional paranormal woo-woo for almost twenty years. Her plots are always engaging and her characters melt my heart. I pre-ordered The Perfect Hope and despite my eagerness had to wait for the weekend to start it, and start it I did. I opened the book around eleven pm on Friday evening and finished it at 4 am. Thank goodness it was the weekend. My hubby wondered why I slept in till almost 10 am. *IDK*

This is the...more
Kari
The Perfect Hope is the final book in the Boonsboro Inn trilogy. I

think it is the best out of the three books. Not only is there a touching love story between Hope and Ryder, we get to finally find out who the ghost of the inn is and why she is haunting the place. One thing I loved about this trilogy was the banter and obvious affection between the brothers and their families. There are quite a few laugh out loud moments.

Ryder and Hope are such opposites that they really compliment each other. R...more
Fiona
The last in the trilogy and I relished every moment of it, not wanting it to end. This book centres round the budding relationship between Hope and Ryder and of course tidying up the loose ends of Lizzy the ghost who is waiting for her long lost lover Billy.
Once more the descriptions of the Inn and the construction on MacT's drew me in and made me want to go visit the place. Clare and Beckett are still madly in love and awaiting the birth of their baby. Avery and Owen are planning their wedding...more
Barbara ★
A wonderful story to draw the Inn Boonsboro series to a satisfying conclusion though I wouldn't mind revisiting Boonsboro at some point. I've liked Ryder throughout the series and Hope really was "perfect" and though the antagonism was there between them, I wasn't sure how a relationship would work but as usual Ms. Roberts pulled it off beautifully. It just wouldn't have fit if they had proceeded any other way. It wasn't quite friends with benefits because let's face it, they weren't friends at...more
Kjen
I had been waiting anxiously for this book, as I knew that Ryder and Hope would be my favorite couple of the trilogy. Nora did not disappoint. Just had to love Ryder! Some very funny scenes...his point of view is hilarious when it concerns women. The proposal is adorable! The resolution of the mystery of the ghost was sweet, tragic, and satisfying.

Laura
3.5
Mejoró bastante, pero sigo pensando que le falta algo.. No hay intimidad, y no hablo de sexo, sino de momentos juntos.. enamorándose. De verdad. Porque luego me salen que están locos el uno con el otro y yo todavía sigo enganchada en los libros anteriores cuando no se querían ni ver. Y pensé que Ryder sería diferente. I mean no parecía tan tosco antes.

Los conflictos son casi los mismos que en los otros libros, si esa es su forma de decirme que son la pareja perfecta porque afrontan las adver...more
Kim Jackson
Jul 18, 2012 Kim Jackson marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I cannot wait to read this one. I love Nora Roberts.
Jackie Lane
I absolutely loved this trilogy by Nora Roberts.

This book was about the "bad boy" of the three brothers, Ryder and the keeper of the Inn BoonsBoro.

Three brothers and three friends living in the same town. The brothers are in construction/engineering and the three friends each run a business, a book store, a pizzeria and an Inn. With each book you get to live the life of each of the brothers.

In this particular book, Ryder, who does not conform as the others do and has a dog named Dumbass (D.A.) r...more
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“It’s never simple.” Avery slid an arm around Hope’s waist. “It shouldn’t be. Because being with someone should matter enough to be at least a little bit complicated.” 16 likes
“It’s good to be with someone when you know you matter. Not assume,” she qualified, “but know. To be with someone, who even when you don’t think you want or need it, will stand up for you. Someone who sends you flowers and buys you magic wands. I’m not going to look around the corner for what’s next.” 13 likes
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