The Perfect Hope (Inn Boonsboro, #3) by Nora Roberts
Series: Inn Boonsboro #3
Publisher: Penguin, Berkley
Publication Date: November 6th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts introduces you to the Montgomery brothers - Beckett, Ryder, and Owen - as they bring an intimate bed-and-breakfast to life in their hometown.
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 toolbelt, 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...
This is the last book in the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy and it’s Ryder Montgomery’s book. His heroine is Hope Beaumont…and of all of the books in this series, this was my favorite.
I’ll admit that the previous books were kind of slow going but it was this book that I was really looking forward to reading. Ryder and Hope had some pretty intense sexual chemistry in the previous books and I just knew that their story was going to be the best of the bunch and I wasn’t wrong.
Ryder and Hope are opposites. Ryder is a man’s man and Hope is pretty fancy in his eyes. She’s Perfect Hope and he wouldn’t mind messing her up a little bit. Hope is annoyed with herself for noticing Ryder as much as she does because well, he’s mean to her. When things with the ghost in the inn pushes them together, they both seem to fall in line with the idea of being a couple and I liked that there wasn’t much fuss with the romance between Ryder and Hope.
I’ve been looking forward to reading this book since I first met Ryder and Hope in Beckett and Claire’s book. These are the characters that brought me back to Owen and Avery’s book and when I finally got around to reading this one, I wasn’t disappointed with the story at all. This book wraps up everything that we’ve been dealing with in the last two books. Lizzie’s story is uncovered, the chemistry between Ryder and Hope burns bright and leaves you feeling like rainbows and cotton candy.
I really enjoyed getting to know both Ryder and Hope. Ryder was everything I hoped he’d be and Hope was great. Ryder was my favorite character in the entire series (even more than his Mom, who was great herself) and I really liked seeing him, getting to know him through his own thoughts and not through his brothers or his mother.
Of all of the girls, I liked Hope the best and I thought her story pulled out even more of her to like. I loved the way that she was always there for everyone around her, I liked the way that she ran the hotel and I really liked the way that she came to love Ryder. She was a great woman and she was perfect for Ryder and really, I just liked this book.
This was the perfect way to end the trilogy and it was an overall great story. I’m so glad that I read it.
Grade: 4 out of 5