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The Perfect Hope

(Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #3)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  43,772 ratings  ·  2,520 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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Published November 6th 2012 by Brilliance Audio
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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. An
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 fluffy
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
Ehhh not too much to say. I loved Hope and loathed Ryder. I am glad for the most part that Roberts latest contemporary romances do not have the whole alpha male who is an asshole, but secretly has a heart of gold thing. Most of the crap Ryder did to Hope was "negging" in the first two books (he refuses to use her name and calls her innkeeper) and I thought too many people kept giving him passes. The only reason why I gave this three stars was that Hope was great, that the trilogy seems to take p ...more
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
wish it were here NOW!
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
 Readaholic Jenn
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I like this trilogy and the ending but I especially love the side story of Lizzy and Billy. Nora Roberts is an amazing author.
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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
May 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Lucy Dosch (EBookObsessed)
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!
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. ...more
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
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ryder Montgomery and Hope Beaumont have clashed ever since she became the Innkeeper for the Boonsboro Inn that is owned by Ryder's family. Ryder wanted someone who lived in the area and knew small town life. He believes Hope, a former manager at a glamorous D.C. hotel, is a city girl who wouldn't like the small town atmosphere. Hope left her old job when she discovered her boyfriend had been cheating on her when he dumped her and married another woman. When he comes to Boonsboro to convince her ...more
Nov 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
A very good story and lovely end of the serie. I have loved every book of the serie.
nidah05 (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
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
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
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
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
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
Pam Nelson
I loved Ryder and Hope’s story.
I felt like we saw this pairing from the get go. But it was nice to see it come to pass.
I really liked the way Ryder handled Hope’s ex.
My favorite scenes throughout this book are when the brothers and the mother are all together. Gives me the warm fuzzes.
I liked the ghost angle and that we got closure for her too.
Really enjoyed the narration.
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ryder's the best part of this book! I totally love him! 🤩🤩🤩😍😍😍 ...more
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 switchi
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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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“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.” 23 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.” 18 likes
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