What The Next Always is about:
The historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland, has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it's getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect of the family, Beckett's social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there's another project he's got his eye on: the girl he's been waiting to kiss since he was fifteen.
Whenever I'm in the mood for a good book that has a mixture of fun, great location, dream jobs, dreamy men, women who actually like each other, and lots of romance I usually turn to Nora Roberts. I know there are some of you out there that wouldn't be caught dead with a "silly romance" book in your hands and I'm cool with that...but as for me, I say bring them on!! This book was everything I was hoping for and more. The more comes into play because of course this book was just the first one in a trilogy. I loved the whole idea of renovating a run down historic hotel and turning it into the place of your dreams. And Beckett was just one of those male characters that I couldn't resist. And his love interest Clare- well can I just say that I loved her character so much. Robert's creates women who I would want to be friends with IRL and this was the case with Clare. How could I resist a devoted mom who just lost her first love to the war and is trying to make her bookstore a success? I also fell in love with the town and people of Boonsboro. I go into these books knowing that there will be a HEA and everything will be wrapped up nice and neat with a bow on top. That's probably why I enjoy them so much because they're easy to read and I almost always finish with a smile on my face!
Recommend? Sure do! I can't wait to find the time to get to book two!!!
Source: Public Library
Bookish Thoughts #37
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I'm looking forward to reading this trilogy too. I've got the first two books, but I think I'll wait until #3 comes out to start them. I loved the wedding planners quartet of books she wrote a couple of years ago. Nora Roberts writes such feel-good books, doesn't she? Always a mood lifter.ReplyDelete
I've always been attracted to stories about hotels, ones that take place in hotels etc, but I've only read a few Nora Roberts books in my entire life: Angel Falls, and a few of her Christmas ones.ReplyDelete
Glad u liked this
I've read a couple of her books (I know that's not much considering her backlist!) and can see why you like them. This sounds like one I'd enjoy as well!ReplyDelete
Every once in a while a HEA is just what you need to read. Nora is one smart cookie - always writes trilogies.ReplyDelete
Nora Roberts is hit or miss for me. It sounds like this one would be a hit.ReplyDelete
Glad you found a book that hit the right spot! How are your other library books?ReplyDelete
This sounds good!!! And you know me, I love me some romance! *wink* :)ReplyDelete
Loved this one too! Look forward to Owen's story!ReplyDelete
There are definitely times when I'm in the mood for a good "happily ever after" book. I haven't read Nora Roberts' books, but I do have my favorites that I run to (usually fantasy or sci-fi when I'm in that mood). :)ReplyDelete
I love books that leave you smiling at the end.ReplyDelete
I loved this one, too, and I make no apologies for the occasional fun romance! I can't wait to read the next one. Glad you enjoyed itReplyDelete
I think I will save this title for when I'm in the mood for a feel-good book. I love the cover and I love the idea of restoring a hotel.ReplyDelete
I am gonna read more by her one day :) The library has the bride series that comes before this oneReplyDelete
Couldn't agree more! I need feel-good after some of these review books ... bring on book 2!!ReplyDelete
Couldn't agree more!! I need feel-good after some of my review books ... bring on book 2!!ReplyDelete
Roberts isn't a must read for me, but I do like her every once in awhile. I just started listening to the first of the bridal quartet series.ReplyDelete
I love a good Nora Robert's book! I need to give this one a try as well!ReplyDelete
I have just got to drink the Koolaid and get a Nora Roberts book! LOLReplyDelete
Roberts is not on my list of authors I must read, but I'm not opposed to her. Smiling is always a good thing. :) So glad it ended that way for you.ReplyDelete
I've had my eye on this one. I adore Nora Roberts for all the same reasons as you. And yes, while I do enjoy complicated stories with complicated endings, sometimes it's nice to read a book with a happy ending. They do make me giddily happy. :)ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you liked it. I've got the first two and am waiting until the third one comes out. Then I'm going to take a nice "book vacation" and delve right in. I'm so glad Nora Roberts has come back from that woo-woo land she was in for a few years.ReplyDelete
I think I read a Nora Roberts book, but it would have been long before I started blogging. I can't remember, LOL. This one does sound good, so if I ever decide to give her another (?) try, I'll start with this one.ReplyDelete