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The Perfect Hope

(Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  35,421 ratings  ·  2,263 reviews
#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 surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a toolb

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The main girl in this book, Hope, seriously needs better friends. Her supposed good friend, Avery, wants her to get together with her boyfriend's brother so badly that she pushes Hope over and over again into a relationship with a guy who's a serious asshole. And, who is completely wrong for Hope.

Avery's explanation when Hope tells her how rude he is to her. (And, she's not over-reacting. The guy is so rude that I would have told him to f-off long ago.)

“I do my job and keep out of his way. And
Sandy M
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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The Perfect Hope is by far the weakest book in this series. I just didn't feel anything for Hope & Ryder, they were rather bland. I also didn't care about "Lizzie" and her backstory.

Nora Roberts is who she is and you know the kind of story you're gonna get. She's literary cotton candy and that's why I like her books. Nora Roberts sets the mood and creates a homey( is that a word?) and warm atmosphere.

If you like Nora Roberts or warm and fl
Jan 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mais uma trilogia da Nora onde tudo acaba bem.

Haja finais felizes nos livros ☺



Há dois momentos no livro que são de destaque e que comprovam mesmo o amor de Ryder pela Hope, se ainda houvesse dúvidas mas também acabam por mostrar um outro lado do Ryder: um lado mais doce e não tão bruto ou teimoso.


Não acho que seja a melhor trilogia da Nora mas é uma trilogia boa para quem nunca leu nada da autora. Gostava que as personagens da Nora não fossem todos perfeitos e bonitos. No fim tudo
wish it were here NOW!
Vero Rinconin
Ry captó mi atención desde el principio con ese borderío y definitivamente es mi hermano favorito al igual que este libro para mi fue el mejor de la trilogía.
La pareja es más entretenida, divertida, saltan chispas. Y por fin se desvela todo el misterio de Lizzy.
He disfrutado de esta trilogía sencilla, divertida y entretenida.
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
Nov 26, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
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
Lucy Dosch
Sep 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
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.

Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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!
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Έφτασε η ώρα, λοιπόν, να μιλήσουμε για το τρίτο και τελευταίο βιβλίο της σειράς των ερωτικών περιπετειών των αδερφών Μοντγκόμερι που ακούει στον τίτλο "Η τέλεια γυναίκα" και που κατά πολλούς είναι το καλύτερο εκ των τριών. Συνήθως, στις τριλογίες, το τελευταίο βιβλίο τείνει να είναι και το πιο αδύναμο -τουλάχιστον, στις περιπτώσεις των erotica ή romance σειρών. Βέβαια, στην προκειμένη, δεδομένου ότι δεν πρόκειται για μια σειρά που πραγματεύεται μία συγκεκριμένη ιστορία, αλλά τις ιστορίες των αδε ...more
Nicole R
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
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 17, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

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
Nov 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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.
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 dialogue, amazing friendships, and sibling silliness like Nora. The Perfect Hope was...PERFECT!
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wenn Zwei sich streiten, ist es nicht der Dritte, der sich freuen darf, zumindest bei Hope und Ryder läuft da etwas ganz anderes. Das Hotel Boonsboro Inn ist eröffnet und Hope hat alle Hände voll zu tun, um die Gäste zufrieden zu stellen. Perfektion und Organisation stehen bei ihr ganz oben auf der Prioritätenliste und sie fühlt sich pudelwohl in ihrem Element. Warum nur verhält sich Ryder Montgomery ihr gegenüber so ablehnend? Nach dem obligatorischen Silvesterkuss wandern ihre Gedanken leider ...more
Rosario (
This is the last in Roberts' Inn BoonsBoro trilogy, her most house-and-DIY-pornish series in an oeuvre that has had a fair bit of house-and-DIY-porn. It revolves around three brothers who are renovating an old run-down inn and turning it into a B&B. In addition to the overarching plot about getting the B&B ready to open, there's a plot about a ghost that has been building since book 1.

As in classic Roberts trilogies, all 6 main characters are in place from the first book, with the focus
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
You know, I was thinking, I'm in the mood for a summer type read. And I went through the books I have, not in the mood for the ones I was currently reading at the time. That's when I noticed, oh I haven't finished that series yet and thus begun to read.

Then after reading one chapter, it became another chapter, then another and another, and you get the idea.

I could not stop reading this. I loved this as much as I did with the first. The second one I liked but I think out of the couples, I liked B
Laura V.
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
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012, 11th-12th-grade
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.

one of my ABSOLUTE favorite
D.B. Reynolds
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I think I've read every book Nora Roberts has ever published. With her trilogies, I've always found the first book to be the strongest, as it sets up the world, the location, the social environment for the trilogy. But this time around, I found this third book, The Perfect Hope, to be the most interesting of the three stories. Maybe it's because Ryder is my kind of guy---moody, difficult, sweet and steady. Not to mention hot, hot, hot! There's nothing wrong with his brothers, Beckett and Owen, o ...more
Gime Villegas
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maratonee este final de trilogía en tres horas porque tiene a mi pareja favorita y no podía dejar de fangirlear. Ryder es todo lo que está bien en el mundo.
Aunque terminó cerrando casi todo, no me hubiera molestado leer más libros sobre Boonsboro. Una saga genial y muchas ganas de seguir leyendo a la autora.
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este livro centra-se mais em Ryder e Hope, mas menciona os casais anteriores e também uma história de amor antiga que envolve um fantasma que procura pelo seu amante perdido. O mistério de Lizz e Billy é finalmente desvendado.
Jackie Lane
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jep
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
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This is my second Nora Roberts novel and the pacing still seems off. It's a much slower read than the contemporary romance I'm used to - maybe that's because I read mainly New Adult rather than Adult. I wasn't crazy about Ryder and didn't feel that he really matched with Hope. I mean I get that he's a guy's guy and relatively non-emotional. But no emotion other than a benign attraction and anger? One of those characters should have been written differently; the other characters seemed to line up ...more
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, audiobook
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
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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.

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  • The Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro, #2)
“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.” 22 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.” 16 likes
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