Title: The Last Boyfriend
Author: Nora Roberts
Goodreads Rating: 4/5 Stars
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
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 give him grief for his compulsive list making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn’t plan for was Avery MacTavish….
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 new found 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 finished this book in a combination of reading and listening to the audio-book, and I found it quite easy to keep up and switch between the two.
This book centres on Avery and Owen, and their long-awaited relationship. They have known each other their whole lives, he was her first boyfriend when she was six years old. they know everything about each other, so when they start feeling things that friends don’t usually feel towards each other, they were cautious. Avery more so than Owen, it seemed. She had a lot of insecurities, most of which were understandable as the story evolved, however, some got a little annoying. As a reader, you were rooting for their relationship to work and hoping that Avery got over herself enough to realise the amazing gift she had with Owen.
Towards the end, Clare and Beckett (from the first book) got married, and Owen decided that he wanted to marry Avery. So, as with the book before, this one ended with a proposal and an acceptance.
I am now off to begin the third and final book in the series The Perfect Hope, which I am guessing will involve Hope and Ryder, and most likely a blossoming relationship between the two of them. I am also expecting this one to also end in a proposal, but maybe Roberts knows this and does not finish it this way, just to keep me on my toes.
Stay tuned for the review of the third book to see if I am right.
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