THE LAST BOYFRIEND
It’s back to charming Boonsboro for the second chapter in Roberts’ trilogy featuring the Montgomery brothers. This novel is classic romance at its best, as individuals who have known each other all their lives discover unexpected passion. Uncovering the layers of motivation and emotion that make up these characters is a truly delightful journey.
As the opening of their new inn approaches, the Montgomery brothers — Beck, Owen and Ryder — and their mother, Justine are running at full tilt. The holidays are already brighter now that Beck and Clare Brewster are planning their wedding. Avery McTavish and Hope Beaumont are pitching in to help on both projects; for Hope will run the inn, and Avery is anticipating increased business for her pizzeria. Avery and Owen have been buds forever … though he did give her a plastic engagement ring when she was 5. It takes one offhand kiss to ignite sparks and make them look at each other differently. But issues from Avery’s childhood may cause emotional obstacles. (BERKLEY, May, 352 pp., $16.00)