Nora Roberts' The Last Boyfriend
Title: The Last Boyfriend
Author: Nora Roberts
Published: May 1, 2012
Publishing Company: Berkley Trade
Page Count: 319
Summary via Goodreads
Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family's construction business with an iron fist - and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers bust on his compulsive list-making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn't plan for was Avery McTavish...
Avery's popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a first-hand look at its amazing renovation - and a newfound appreciation for Owen. Since he was her first boyfriend when they were kids, Owen has never been far from Avery's thoughts. But the attraction she's feeling for him now is far from innocent.
As Avery and Owen cautiously take their relationship to another level, the opening of the inn gives the whole town of Boonsboro a reason to celebrate. But Owen's hard work has only begun. Getting Avery to let down her guard is going to take longer than he expected - and so will getting her to realize that her first boyfriend is going to be her last...
I love Nora Roberts. Though formulaic and predictable, her stories never disappoint me. This is the second book in The Inn Boonsboro trilogy, and it's probably my favorite in the series. Both Owen and Avery are the two most likable characters in the series; they each have their quirks, but those quirks are decidedly endearing for the reader. Avery is a spitfire who rolls with the punches and Owen is a straight-laced numbers guy. Opposites attract, right? Rekindling their junior high romance, though not planned on, is charming to read. If you're looking for a quick read that leaves a warm feeling in your heart, I would definitely recommend The Last Boyfriend...or anything by Roberts, really.
Four stars on Goodreads. A satisfying read.
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