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The Last Boyfriend

(Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  40,970 ratings  ·  2,340 reviews
Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family's construction business with an iron fist - and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers give him grief for his compulsive list making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn't plan for was Avery MacTavish....

Avery's popular pizza place is right across
Audio CD, Unabridged, 11 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Brilliance Audio
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Mar 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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
You always know what you're getting with Nora Roberts fun, harmless, fluff. She has once again cured my reading slump and she made me forget about my 2 day long migraine.
Nov 05, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nora-roberts, 2012
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
Dude in this book is a planner. Like, schedules, lists, calling meetings to discuss schedules and lists, etc...
Which, I have a hard time seeing as a romantic lead because planners drive me crazy.
Which also means that I drive planners crazy.
My daughter is a planner.
"Mom, what are we doing for Christmas this year?"
"I don't know. Let's talk about it when it gets closer."
"It's tomorrow."
"Let's talk about it tomorrow then."

My husband is also a play-it-by-ear guy, so we drive her bonkers. Haha!
Heidi Rice
May 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

Avery and Owen have known each other their whole lives and Owen was Averys first boyfriend at the age of five. Fast forward years later and Owens working with his brothers, buying, renovating and running multiple businesses and buildings. Their latest project, the Inn BoonsBoro, is close to opening and everyones 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
Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took Avery and Owen quite a lot time to be together and finally express the feelings they have for each other
A nice story, as sweet as the first one..

Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
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 arent
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After two long years of planning, rehabbing, and rebuilding, the Inn at Boonsboro is getting close to being completed. Owen Montgomery takes care of the money and the details for the project. He has been visiting Avery MacTavish at her pizza shop across the street, sometimes just to get a quiet place to make phone calls. Avery doesn't mind. She's been friends with Owen since they were kids. As a matter of fact, Owen was her first boyfriend. Now an impulsive kiss may have changed their ...more
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 ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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.

Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
Less slow than book 1, but still, it's Nora Roberts for goodness sakes, so it's not exactly galloping along like a Michael Bay movie. It's more like if Bob Ross directed commercials for small-town inns. That's a compliment.
Nicole R
(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
Liz F
May 19, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
I loved this one even more than the first. The secondary characters and the setting make this such an appealing trilogy, and I'm really looking forward to Ryder and Hope!
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Posted on Under the Covers

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 dont work far from each other and see one another often, their relationship starts off slow.

Whenever Owen needs a quiet place to make some
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, nora-roberts
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
May 31, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Nov 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
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 ...more
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Its nice to read a feel good kind of romance type read. The covers are beautiful and give off a cozy vibe. That's how I'd describe this trilogy.

So the first one was focusing on Clare and Beckett. In the second one Avery and Owen.

I loved the first book but found this one to be just as good. So you could say this is a 4.5 for me.

There's some adorable moments and moments I was like, thank you for not going into a cliche direction. Well it kind of us but doesn't drag it out. Much appreciative
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sweet! ❤ ...more
Sandy M
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ive 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 theres 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 hes known forever.

Where we got the construction phase of the inn in the first book, this time were invited inside to watch all the detail work done for the grand opening. The brothers mother and
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas, read-2012
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
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 ...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 ...more
Christine (KizzieReads)
3.5 stars. Owen, the second brother, has always liked Avery, ever since they were kids. Avery has always loved Owen. They finally take things a little further, but after a lot of talking about it and thinking on it. That's because Owen always has to pre-plan everything. He has to make lists and keep everything organized. Avery is very spontaneous and always on the go, doesn't like to be idle. That's when sparks fly. Owen gets very flustered and frustrated when he isn't able to plan everything.

Barbara "Cookie" Serfaty Williams
The Last Boyfriend (The Inn Boonsboro Trilogy, Book 2)

Back to Boonsboro, the love story of Owen and Avery. The next Montgomery brother is going off the market. He is dating Avery . Avery is the person who is running the Vesta and she is running from love and commitment. Will Owen win her love or will she keep running? Great story.
Quinn's Book Nook
The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts is the second book in her Inn Boonsboro trilogy, and focuses on Avery McTavish and Owen Montgomery. The Last Boyfriend is a solid Nora Roberts book, but I cant say that it sparked a lot of passion in me either.

Avery and Owen have grown up together, their fathers being best friends. They are great friends now. But they are starting to develop stronger feelings for each other. I really liked both Avery and Owen. Its really easy to care about these two. Avery is a
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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and coming in December 2017, Year One -- the first book in The Chronicles of The One. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.

Other books in the series

Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, #1)
  • The Perfect Hope (Inn Boonsboro Trilogy, #3)

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