I don't know what it is about books written by Nora Roberts (excluding her alter ego, JD Robb), but I love every single one of them! It probably has a lot to do with the fact that they are easy to read, they keep you engaged, and they end happily. Always pluses in my mind and a nice change from the books I normally pick up to read :)
Nora Roberts' The Next Always, the first book in her new Inn Boonsboro trilogy, begins with the story of Clare and Beckett. Beckett, his two brothers, and his mother have purchased a landmark building in their hometown of Boonsboro and are working to restore the building to its former glory. Clare has moved back to Boonsboro after the death of her husband, who was killed in Iraq, with her three young sons. Beckett and Clare grew up together and Beckett has always been in love with Clare, though he probably didn't classify it as love when he was younger. As the two begin to form a deeper relationship, there are past issues that arise, including a man who thinks he has authority over Clare's life. In addition, while restoration is taking place in the inn, the upheaval in the building causes strange, unexplainable things to happen.
Though Roberts' books, recently, have started to veer more toward the supernatural and unexplainable, I still look forward to reading them. Also, despite the fact that nearly all the series have the same structure and whatnot, I still enjoy them. A guilty pleasure for sure. I enjoyed this installation and can't wait for the second in the trilogy to be released in May!