Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts

Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out - with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except, apparently, Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro....


As the former manager of a D.C. hotel, Hope is used to excitement and glamour, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the joys of small-town living. She’s where she wants to be - except for in her love life. Her only interaction with the opposite sex has been sparring with the infuriating Ryder, who always seems to get under her skin. Still, no one can deny the electricity that crackles between them…a spark that ignited with a New Year’s Eve kiss.


While the inn is running smoothly, thanks to Hope’s experience and unerring instincts, her big-city past is about to make an unwelcome - and embarrassing - appearance. Seeing Hope vulnerable stirs up Ryder’s emotions and makes him realize that while Hope may not be perfect, she just might be perfect for him…


Series:  Inn BoonsBoro #3| Publisher: Brilliance Audio | Narrator: MacLeod Andrews | Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins | Genre: | Source: Publisher | Ratings 4.5 Cups

Challenges Read For: Reading Through Nora Roberts

I’m a bit sad to bid Inns BoonsBoro adieu but this trilogy definitely ended on high note.
Here’s what’s going on. Hope has finally settled into the swing of small-town living and managing the inn when her ex-boyfriend shows. Deciding to put her ex in his place, Hope enlists Ryder to pretend he’s her boyfriend. Now realizing that there’s more than just a spark between them, Ryder is ready to claim Hope as his own.
So, Ryder is definitely my favorite of the Montgomery boys. He’s surly, broody, and ready to start a fight but he’s dependable, loyal, and there when someone needs him. He’s not this perfect hero, he’s realistically flawed and still has somethings to figure out but he was my kind of hero.  
I liked Hope as well. She has problems trusting because of her ex-boyfriend but little by little she lowered her guard around Ryder. I also like how easy she adapted to small-town living. She’s also not afraid to let her feelings be known.
The romance was so fun in this one. There’s so much chemistry between Ryder and Hope, I’m surprised my Kindle didn’t burst into flames. They also had this tension between them and I was never really sure if they were going to kill each other or tear their clothes off.
While I loved the interaction between Ryder, Hope, and the secondary characters, Lizzie, the ghost stole the show. Her story was finally revealed and I loved how she and the man she loved ended up being connected to Ryder and Hope.
Once again, MacLeod Andrews brought the book to life. I really enjoyed the way he portrayed Ryder—it was so different from the other two. The same problems I had—the women and children sounding whiney—were still there.
Overall, this one was brilliant. I wanted to devour it but I also sort of wanted to stretch it out since it was the last book in the trilogy and I wasn’t ready for it to end.

Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy
3-The Perfect Hope 

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