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The Last Boyfriend

(Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  44,466 ratings  ·  2,451 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 book
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. ...more
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 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
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..

Well not too much to say except this was kind of boring. Roberts seems mostly fixated on the decorations in this one and not actually developing the characters. We have one moment of tension/plot that is quickly dealt with which didn't feel realistic to me. I liked Avery and Owen separately, but didn't really find their love story engaging at all. Also I just realized the whole ghost thing is reminding me way too much of "In the Garden" and it just started to bug me after a while.

"The Last Boyf
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 relationsh ...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 backstory ...more
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 aren’
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More)
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. ...more
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 co
Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Again a lovely story. Can't wait to read the last book in the serie.
The ghost was again a great secundary character in the story.
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 romance
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
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Another great book from a great author! She has such a gift for these trilogies. Each book is complete within itself, but there is, as usual, a great side story flowing throughout. She always manages to accent the main hero and heroine in each book without dumping the other heroes and heroines from the other books. Their stories continue on nicely, but are not the star of the book.
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! ...more

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 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
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
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 t
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 wou ...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 inter
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 book
Helen Power
This book seemed a lot more slow-paced than the previous book, but maybe that's just because not much happened. A lot of the conflicts that the characters experienced were derivative, even for a romance novel ((view spoiler))
The best part of this series is the setting. I love how the brothers are putting the final touches on the inn, and Nora Roberts goes into great d
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sweet! ❤️
Sandy M
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Joy (Otherworldly Romance)
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
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: rrrc-challenge
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
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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Hideaway, Under Currents, Come Sundown, The Awakening, Legacy, and coming in November 2021 -- The Becoming -- the second book in The Dragon Heart Legacy. 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 book ...more

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