The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts (Piatkus Books)
Nora Roberts has made a career out of writing great love stories, and her latest offering is another delightful page-turner.
The Last Boyfriend is the sequel to The Next Always. The Montgomery clan have been hard at work putting the finishing touches to Inn Boonsboro. And Owen Montgomery, a compulsive list maker, is working day and night to ensure that they open its doors on time.
Avery McTavish, a long time friend of the Montgomery’s and owner of Vesta, a popular pizza place across the street, has closely followed the progress of the Inn. A true romantic at heart, she can’t help but be entranced by the opulence and splendour of Inn Boonsboro.
For Avery, Owen Montgomery has always held a special place in her heart. They have been friends since childhood. But when the Inns resident ghost weaves a little magic, she puts into play thoughts of till death us do part.
Soon Avery is not only managing a successful pizzeria, she now also has a blossoming relationship to schedule into her already hectic life. Could Owen possibly be her last boyfriend?
In typical Roberts fashion beautiful Avery is a strong, wilful, independent and caring woman. Owen is level headed, dependable and the brains behind the success of the Montgomery construction business. She is a breath of fresh air in his life, but because Avery holds on to past hurts, she is unable to fully trust her feelings for Owen.
The question is whether she can let go of her past to embrace her future.
This is a perfect book to settle into over a winter weekend. It is an entertaining and quick read that I thoroughly enjoyed. If you, like me, are an amateur interior designer The Last Boyfriend is guaranteed to inspire you to get out that old paint pan and roller, and do a splash of redecorating. And for those who love a mystery, you just might learn who the resident ghost is and why she haunts Inn Boonsboro.
This review originally appeared on Classybird, a blog brought to you by Penguin Books.
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