Title: The Next Always
Author: Nora Roberts
Date Published: 2011
The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumoured hauntings. Now it’s getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. Beckett is the architect of the family, and his 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 fifteen.
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. Busy, 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 the building and the man behind it.
With the grand opening inching closer, Beckett’s happy to give Clare a private tour – one room at a time. It’s no first date, but these stolen moments are the beginning of something new – and open the door to the extraordinary adventure of what comes next
Where do I begin?? Nora Roberts, as I may have mentioned in previous blog posts, is my favourite author of all time. Her writing is simple and easy to follow, and therefore, it does not take long before you are invested in the characters and the story.
This book centres around Beckett Montgomery, who is the architect in the Montgomery family business of brothers who are renovating the old inn within the town; and Clare Brewster, his high school crush.
Clare has moved home with her three young sons after she becomes an army widow, and Beckett is struggling to ignore the feelings that re-emerge for her after all the years she has been gone. slowly but surely a relationship develops between the pair which makes a hopeless romantic such as myself, a lot of pleasure.
This book is romantic and fun, but it has some danger in there too..all around a brilliant read. It is the first in a trilogy, and I am very excited to get my hands on the next two, which I am sure will be just as good as this one
Thank you for popping in, and happy reading 🙂