The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts

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19 Critic Reviews

This book doesn't have a particularly active plot...this book's lavish descriptions of upholstery and window treatments and accent lamps made my eyes glaze over sometimes
-All About Romance

Synopsis

#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.

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 MacTavish...

Avery’s popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a firsthand 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…

 

About Nora Roberts

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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Jove. 353 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Erotica. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Last Boyfriend
All: 19 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 11

All About Romance

Below average
Reviewed by Jane Granville

This book doesn't have a particularly active plot...this book's lavish descriptions of upholstery and window treatments and accent lamps made my eyes glaze over sometimes

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USA Today

Excellent
Reviewed by Michelle Monkou on May 01 2012

Roberts opens her heart and invites the die-hard romantics to stick around and snuggle with this poignant tale about trust, commitment and optimism.

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Fiction Vixen

Below average
Reviewed by Catherine on May 10 2012

The overthinking was really my only complaint. It was a significant one, though...I didn’t feel any drive in the romance. It remained lukewarm for me and left me with the ‘sweet’ vibe instead of the ‘engrossing’ one I was hoping for.

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Vibrant Nation

Excellent
Reviewed by Lesa Holstine on May 12 2012

Readers searching for romances between interesting characters, mixed with humor and suspense, should definitely try Nora Roberts. And, if you’re looking for an enchanting setting, perfect for romance and weddings, check in for a little while with The Inn Boonsboro in Roberts’ The Last Boyfriend.

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Smexy Books

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Reviewed by May on Apr 27 2012

this was really terrible. Rambling and repetitive, slow and boring,

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The Bookpushers

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Reviewed by Lou on May 11 2012

if this was any other author, I would put this book down straight away and not ever go back to it.

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Heroes and Heartbreakers

Good
Reviewed by Lucy Dosch on Apr 26 2012

It is wonderfully sweet in the simple storytelling of two wonderful people who didn’t realize just how much they meant to each other until they took that one scary step of turning their long-time friendship to that of lovers.

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The Romance Reader

Below average
Reviewed by Sarrah Knight

There is no danger, next to no melodrama, and not one mysterious occurrence...The Last Boyfriend will gather dust on my shelf, even should I revisit the other two books in the series.

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Happily Ever After

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Reviewed by Jess on Apr 30 2012

The angst level in this book is very low. There is no suspense plot, there’s a little bit of relationship angst between Owen and Avery, all due to zero communication...This was a nice read, but it didn’t blow me away.

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Always With A Book

Good
Reviewed by Kristin

I'm looking forward to the release of the third book...but at the same time, I'm dreading reading it because I don't want to see this series end.

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Romance Books Forum

Below average
Reviewed by Nicole on May 01 2012

it sounded like an extended informercial for Ms. Roberts own Inn in Boonesboro, and generally an ad for the town.

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The Reading Cafe

Good
Reviewed by Barb on May 09 2012

This is a very good book, and an enjoyable read. It is strictly romance, and different then the first book

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Errant Dreams Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by Heather on Apr 11 2012

The romance has some energy to it, but it’s utterly predictable...I really enjoy Roberts’s books, but this one doesn’t make the grade.

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Impressions

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Reviewed by Hilcia on May 10 2012

I found The Last Boyfriend to be an entertaining, sweet, contemporary romance with minimal conflicts and predictable situations. It has likable characters...although this story falls on the average side of the spectrum for me

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Inside of a Dog

Good
Reviewed by Kathy Martin on May 21 2012

I recommend this story for anyone who wants a feel-good romance.

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About Happy Books

Good
May 08 2012

I can't get enough of nice books and maybe that's why I have enjoyed the last two series by Nora Roberts so much. Nice, lovely, quiet and cozy books that feature strong family ties are something I can't get enough of. If you feel the same way, then the Inn Boonsboro series should be perfect for you.

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Romance Book Scene

Below average
Reviewed by Roni on Jun 18 2012

While I love Nora Roberts this book was a little disappointing as I guessed where it was going pretty much throughout the whole book.

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Oh My Books

Above average
Reviewed by Gaby on Jun 01 2012

...I like the Inn BoonsBoro series and it was great to read again about the family. Own and Avery were a cute couple, and I liked that they were friends before falling in love. I definitely recommend The Last Boyfriend if you are looking for a sweet and heart warming romance.

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Paperbook Princess

Below average
Reviewed by Megan

The Last Boyfriend there was nothing unexpected, no curve balls…I just wish there had been a bit more to the story.

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