Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family’s construction business with an iron fist – and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers bust on his compulsive list-making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn’t plan for was Avery McTavish
Avery’s popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a first-hand look at its amazing renovation – and a newfound appreciation for Owen. Since he was her first boyfriend when they were kids, Owen has never been far from Avery’s thoughts. But the attraction she’s feeling for him now is far from innocent.
As Avery and Owen cautiously take their relationship to another level, the opening of the inn gives the whole town of Boonsboro a reason to celebrate. But Owen’s hard work has only begun. Getting Avery to let down her guard is going to take longer than he expected – and so will getting her to realize that her first boyfriend is going to be her last…
*blurb taken from Goodreads*
I hate DNF’ing books, especially when they are for review. And this is a first for me in history where I’ve DNF a Nora Roberts book which makes me quite sad.
The beginning of The Last Boyfriend is incredibly slow. All there is is talk about decoration, building, tools, and furniture. There’s no attention hook to capture the reader’s attention. Strangely, I had a very hard time remembering characters from the 1st book in the series which is rare for me in a La Nora book.
This is a contemporary romance novel, so I don’t understand why for the 1st three chapters there is non stop talk about the inn, how it’s built, and how it’s to be decorated. If I wanted to know about this stuff, I would read a decorating and building manual. There’s no personality shown in Owen’s and Avery’s POV. So far, there has been no character development, and the pace of the book is that of a snail. I just can’t get over that this is a Nora Roberts book. Where’s the romance and depth to characters?
I hate that I had to DNF this book as it’s a Nora Roberts title, but if this was any other author, I would put this book down straight away and not ever go back to it. The fact that the ghost makes a visit in the story also keeled it dead for me.