The Last Boyfriend
by Nora Roberts is the second story in her trilogy about a very special inn in a small town. The inn itself mirrors one that Nora Roberts and her family are intimately connected with, the Inn BoonsBoro in Maryland. Typical of Roberts' romances, the interconnected stories explore the lives of multiple characters with the added twist that one of them is a very active ghost. There are the requisite misunderstandings and conflicts but one is always guaranteed a sweet romance in Ms Roberts' stories and this one doesn't disappoint. I wasn't quite as enthralled with this installment as I was of the first (The Next Always) but perhaps that is because many of the details were not as new and radical as they were in the first of the series.
I love the sharing of problems and concerns demonstrated between the three brothers and the women whose lives are closely intertwined with them. The unquestioning support (the brothers don’t hesitate to tell one another when they are acting foolish but are quick to help when one calls upon the other to act as a stand-in), the warm cameraderie, and the multiple forms of love demonstrated all combine to add to this heartwarming tale. Great scenes where Owen discovers that mom has a love life, conveys his shock to his brothers so they can share in his dismay (and revert to being pre-teens in their comments!) and tests Avery for her knowledge of this earthshattering information.
My Amazon review is at this link under ELF2060. I always appreciate a 'yes, this was helpful' vote.
Thank you to Netgalley for temporarily providing a copy for the review.