Saturday, February 22, 2014
The Next Always by Nora Roberts
Series:Inn Boonsboro Trilogy,Book One
Page Amount:352,US Paperback Edition
"The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it's getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett's social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there's another project he's got his eye on: the girl he's been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.
After losing her husband and returning to her hometown, Clare Brewster soon settles into her life as the mother of three young sons while running the town's bookstore. Though busy and with little time for romance, Clare is drawn across the street by Beckett's transformation of the old inn, wanting to take a closer look...at both the building and the man behind it.
With the grand opening inching closer, Beckett is happy to give Clare a private tour - one room at a time, in between blueprint meetings and kindergarten pickups. It's no first date, but these stolen moments are the beginning of something that could arouse the secret yearning that resides in Clare's independent heart - and open the door to the extraordinary adventure of what comes next.."
-Information from Goodreads.com
I was craving a Nora Roberts novel. It has been a long time since reading anything by her. Seeing this at my library I picked it up. Was not disappointed, in The Next Always our two lead characters Clare and Beckett have they're share of painful pasts. However when he asks for her help in bringing the inn back to life. They develop feelings for one another. The fact that Clare's three young sons love him just melts her heart even more.
I loved watching Clare and Beckett become close. Beckett babysitting the boys was a good laugh. This was a quick and easy read.
4/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley