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Avaimet onneen

(Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  69,173 ratings  ·  3,655 reviews
Uusi sydäntä sykähdyttävä sarja arjen keskelle

Komea ja karismaattinen arkkitehti Beckett Montgomery kunnostaa vanhaa hotellia isoveljiensä ja äitinsä kanssa pienessä Boonsboron kaupungissa. Beckett on ollut ihastunut paikallisen kirjakaupan omistajaan Clareen jo lukioajoista, mutta odottaa vielä ensisuudelmaa tämän kanssa. Kolmen vilkkaan pojan yksinhuoltaja Clare on kyllä
Hardcover, 350 pages
Published July 2012 by Gummerus Kustannus (first published November 1st 2011)
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I might as well just admit that I have become a Nora Roberts junkie. I can't seem to make myself stop. It's like crack - or in my case - chocolate.

I guess there are worse addictions. Look at how stupid the bird guy looks!

To like this book, you have to really really like remodeling/renovation shows. And, be willing to read all about it, instead of seeing it. It takes vision to read all about the furniture, flooring, fixtures, and paint colors of a room that is being built. And, maybe a little pat
I have never been so disappointed in a Nora Roberts book. It felt like she basically phoned this one in. There was no romance, no plot, no storyline basically. It was a bland account of how to build an inn in a small town, with a few interactions between a man and a woman with three kids. Blah. Oh, and then there was the supposed bad guy tossed in the mix, I guess to try and create some tension in the story? I'm not sure what the point was, really. This is definitely one of those books I wish I ...more
I absolutely loved this book!
I will admit, I'm biased. My review is slanted to my love of beautiful packaging and this book is beautifully presented in this pretty cover. I'm also biased because I'm from MD and I have had the opportunity to visit Boonsboro, and the Inn this book is based on.

To the book, I absolutely enjoyed the story of Beckett and Clare rediscovering each other as more than friends and finding love. The banter between grown brothers Beckett, Owen and Ryder was also such a cute
Apr 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: april-2018
Say what you will about Nora Roberts, she sure knows how to paint a picture with words and pull you in. As I read The Next Always I could picture the town of Boonsboro and felt like I had been to that small town. Nora Roberts novels aren't High Art. That's not the type of author she is and she's not trying to be that author. I saw an interview she did in which she explained why she writes her books, she said she writes books for busy women who have too much to do and not enough Me time. She want ...more
Nov 03, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
After her last series, The Bride Quartet, I had high hopes that Nora Roberts had found her voice again. However, with the first book in her new The Inn BoonsBoro trilogy, I can sadly say that is not that the case.

I found the three Montgomery boys to be typical Nora Roberts male leads and the three females also seemed to fit the typical mold for a Roberts trilogy. Now, don't get me wrong, as a long-time romance novel reader, I understand that there are really only a handful of character types tha
3.5 stars ⭐

“Fairy tales, she mused. She’d always been a sucker for them. And for a happy ending where everything wrapped up as pretty as a bow in a little girl’s hair.”

* * *
“It’s nice. Being close to you without pretending I’m not trying to be close to you.”
- Beckett Montgomery

* * *
“People or dogs, I’d say it’s more about how you’re raised than bloodlines.”
- Beckett Montgomery
Ah, it was nice to drop back into a world created by Nora Roberts. She has a gift with character creation and storytelling, and this book was no exception. Usually in Romance we find that it’s the heroine that has had a secret crush on the hero for quite a while. The author decided to flip the standard here and cast the hero as the one with the secret crush.

Beckett has been in love with Clare since high school. He’s a self assured guy who has never had a problem with the ladies—unless that lady
Infelizmente só dou 3 estrelas porque achei que era mais do mesmo dentro do estilo dos livros da Nora. É previsível e achei que o casal não funcionou bem para mim. E a Nora continua com a mania de pôr toda a gente noiva quando o espaço temporal do livro são de poucas semanas ou poucos meses e as relações têm tão pouco tempo. É um pouco irreal.


O Beckett não se revelou uma personagem tão fácil de gostar como eu achava. Sinceramente até achei-o muito pãozinho sem sal, não senti aquela chama qu
Jan 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I skimmed to the end. Not much to say about it really. It was nice enough. She threw in a bit of a ghost story ... not really up my street. Saying that, I still want to visit BoonsBoro and the Inn and the bookstore. Some day ....

There is an Eve and Roarke room there ... all we need is to have Roarke there, in person.
Duchess Nicole
3.5 Stars :D

Listened to the audio version of this story. It had a male narrator, which I LOVED and I believe the whole trilogy is like that, so I'm really excited.

Clare is a widow with three boys, owner of the local bookstore and the secret (or not so secret) crush of Beckett Montgomery since they were in high school. It was adorable, the way that Beckett just silently loved Clare from afar. He was insecure only when it came to her; in all other ways, he was a tough, no nonsense architect with
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Okay, I love Nora Roberts. I usually buy her new stuff right away. This one I held off on for a long time. Mainly because the Inn she is writing about she owns.

The positives in this story:

I like the brothers. They are funny, snarky and pretty much just like all of the brothers she writes about.

The growing relationship between the two MC was sweet and believable.

The kids. Those three kids were adorable.

The growing relationship between the kids and Beckett was also sweet.

The negatives:

It read like
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
I loved this!!!! Beckett and Clare were as sweet as apple pie. A good read! Can't wait to read the next.
Feb 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Reviewed 05/11/12: So, I just got the latest in the series The Last Boyfriend in the mail the other day. I was about to jump right in and thought I'd re-read my review from this book to sorta catch myself up, and saw it was a very brief and sorely lacking of detail. Of course, I had just got it on audio as well, and decided to listen to it this time and not only write a slightly better review, but also refresh myself with the characters.

I kinda wish I had just re-read the book. This audio versio
I would feel bad about this if I wasn't prepared for this exact outcome. I was initially going to read this trilogy along with a friend who bought all three books. She's also the friend who always prods me to keep reading the In Death series that Roberts writes under JD Robb as well. I was worried this book would not work for me (it didn't) but since I do love reading HGTV Magazine and other magazines dealing with decorating I didn't think it would be too bad. I was wrong.

I had to stop reading a
Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Vero Rinconin
Me ha gustado bastante, se lee en un plis y deja con ganas de seguir leyendo para conocer las historias de las otras parejas y para saber más sobre "el misterio del hotel"
Jan 21, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Maybe more like a 2.5 rating. Nice solid "Meh."

So this was my first Nora Roberts book. I've avoided her in general because I'd gotten the impression that she was a romance writer as in verging-on-erotica-romance. So why this book? It was the cover. Seriously. I feel very lame admitting that, but the cover looked like somewhere I wanted to go. Yeah, yeah ... don't judge a book by that. I know.

Well, it was not as bad as I'd thought, content-wise. I've read much smuttier sex scenes in non-romance n
Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)
This is another book where I really, really wish we had half stars. I don't want to give it a three, but it doesn't reach four either. Sigh.

Overall, this was a cute story. I liked all of the characters a lot. Even the kids, though they were written like real children, unlike most romance novels where they're like fantasy children and unbelievably sweet and unobtrusive. They didn't just magically disappear and they whined, but they were also cute.

In my review of the last Nora Roberts book I read
C.H. Armstrong
Nov 27, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I read this book because I'd hoped to review it for my local library's blog; but I guess I feel like I have to "recommend" books on that blog, and this isn't a book I'd recommend, even to the avid Nora Roberts fan.

The premise of this book starts out as pretty typical Nora Roberts. Woman returns home as a widow with three boys in tow. She gets reacquainted with an old high school friend who has had a romantic interest with her for many years but wasn't able to show it because he was friends with
Sonia Cristina
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Sinceramente, quando acabei não sabia bem que dizer. Dou as 4 estrelas por lembrar-me dos filhos de Clare, gostei muito das cenas com eles, eram um mimo; há uma certa noite de homens em que Beckett entrou também que fica na memória e, bolas, merece as 4 estrelas, sim senhor! LOL

De resto, gostei, mas não delirei; os personagens não foram assim tão impressionantes como já aconteceu com muitos e muitos livros de Nora Roberts. Os irmão Montgomery são bons, sim, gostei da interação fácil e descontraí
Lisa Kay
★★★★✩ (Review of audiobook.) This was well narrated by MacLeod Andrews. Some people might not like his falsetto voice for the female characters, but I got used to him.

This first one in the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy putters along at a leisurely pace, but that was fine with me. Still, it ends with a bit of an adrenalin-rush. Getting to know the residents of this small Maryland town was pleasant and the romance between Beckett and Clare was sweet. I’ll definitely listen to the next one, if only to fi
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No primeiro livro da trilogia “Hotel das Recordações”, vamos acompanhar a reconstrução de um hotel de charme, na localidade de Boonsboro, propriedade da família Montgomery.
Beckett é o arquitecto da família que idealizou toda a reconstrução do imóvel. Solteiro convicto nunca colocou a hipótese de um relacionamento mais sério, até ao momento em que Clare, regressa à vila com os seus três filhos e abre uma livraria mesmo em frente ao hotel.
O hotel tem um papel principal na história assim como o quo
Carla Faleiro
Estilo NR.
É uma leitura engraçada e fiquei curiosa para saber a estória de Lizzy.
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Η Nora Roberts είναι μία από τις πλέον γνωστές συγγραφείς ανά τον κόσμο, έχοντας μάλιστα ιδιαίτερη απήχηση και στο ελληνικό κοινό, αφού πληθώρα βιβλίων της έχουν κυκλοφορήσει και στη δική μας αγορά τα τελευταία χρόνια, με την μορφή άρλεκιν. Βέβαια, για ορισμένους, ίσως η λέξη "άρλεκιν" να εμπεριέχει έναν κάποιο αρνητισμό, αλλά προσωπικά δεν έχω καμία πρόθεση να τα υποβιβάσω. Άλλωστε, όταν θεωρείται άρλεκιν από αρκετούς το "Τα πουλιά πεθαίνουν τραγουδώντας", καταλαβαίνεις πως οι ταμπέλες δεν βοηθ ...more
Yorumun orijinali Kitap Esintisi adresinde.

Epsilon, yazarın düğün serisini bitirdikten sonra yakın zamanda yazmaya başladığı üçlemenin ilk kitabını bizlere sundu. Her zamanki gibi yine çok güzel bir kurgu ve detay yaratan yazar beni yine kendine hayran bıraktı.

Seri, üç erkek kardeşin hikayesini anlatıyor. Bunlardan ilki olan Beckett, gençliği boyunca Clare'i sevmiştir ama Clare başkasına aşıktır ve onunla evlenip kasabayı terk etmiştir. Ama kocası savaşta ölünce iki küçük oğlu ve karnındaki bebe
Megan Conte
I am normally a huge fan of Nora Robert's work. I admit that I was sincerely disappointed with this book. My feelings of ambivalence started with the Bride quarter and are now confirmed with this book. Every business reference in this novel is in fact owned by Nora or her family. They're real businesses in the town of Boonsboro, they all have web sites and are all exactly as portrayed in the book. I felt like the character's were people we've already seen in several previous novels. Even some of ...more
3 to 3.5 *

I can't quite decide if I've read too much NR, or if NR has started to lose her touch. While I certainly enjoyed this book, I can't help but be disappointed at that same time. The characters and even some of the story line were so obviously recycled from previous stories. The characters were carbon copies of some from her In the Garden series and her Brides series. I think even some of the conversations were taken directly from those books. This is something no NR fan would miss either
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Pretty
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: HOT
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: Well crafted love story
Characters: Well written
Plot: For so long you’ve loved afar and now its up close & personal
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Beckett

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
Let’s face it, Nora Roberts knows how to write a super believable hot guy and a story built around romance that isn’t contrived. She is hands down the master. This story is fantastic. If you’ve never re
Es el primer libro que me animo a leer de Nora Roberts y definitivamente no va a ser el último. Es justo lo que iba buscando. Los personajes me han gustado mucho y los hijos de Clare *ah* que monosos son, sobre todo Murphy adadsfsf *-* Estoy muy curiosa sobre los siguientes y sobre las historias de Owen y Ry. Me ha gustado la dinámica que hay entre los tres. Creo que me animaré, a partir de ahora, a leer más libros como este. ¡Sin duda! Si es que al final me van a gustar los libros que lee mi ma ...more

I enjoyed this one and it would have easily been 4 STARS, but the ending felt too rushed. The boys were so adorable, and I love how the town was incorporated into the story. I can't wait to read Ryder's book either; he really intrigued me.
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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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“I've wanted to be with you when I didn't have the right to.” 46 likes
“So, you’re hitting on Clare the Fair.”

“I’m not hitting on her. I’m exploring the possibility of seeing her on social terms.”

“He’s hitting on her,” Owen said around a mouthful of chips. “You’ve still got that thing you had for her back in high school. Are you still writing bad song lyrics about heartbreak?”

“Suck me. And they weren’t that bad.”

“Yeah, they were,” Ryder disagreed. “But at least now we don’t have to listen to you playing your keyboard and howling them down the hall.”
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