The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in 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 sixteen.
After losing her husband and returning to her hometown, Clare Brewster soon settles into her life as the mother of three young sons while running the town’s bookstore. Though busy and with little time for romance, Clare is drawn across the street by Beckett’s transformation of the old inn, wanting to take a closer look… at both the building and the man behind it.
With the grand opening inching closer, Beckett is happy to give Clare a private tour - one room at a time, in between blueprint meetings and kindergarten pickups. It’s no first date, but these stolen moments are the beginning of something that could arouse the secret yearning that resides in Clare’s independent heart - and open the door to the extraordinary adventure of what comes next....
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Enjoyable story, challenging narrator
I typically enjoy Nora Roberts books. The beginning was a little slow, but the storyline picked up and I found myself sitting in the car longer to hear more. The voice of the narrator was a bit annoying, even though I do believe that a man is a good choice to read for this series with the focus on the Montgomery men. The women sounded silly and the children's voices were horrible. After a few chapters, you can focus on the story (the voice remains irritating throughout the entire book). I am eager to listen to the next book in the series.
Dry, not interesting. This book is hard to listen to, the narration is boring.
Do not waste your money.
I love Nora Roberts but this one was a little slow. The male narrater was quit annoying. The worst part is when he was reading for the children. I literally had to turn the volume when the kids came into play.