REVIEW: The Next Always, Nora Roberts

The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, #1)The Next Always by Nora Roberts My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*sigh* I love the start of a new trilogy from laNora. Some people feel like they're just a set up to the series, but somehow it just never is to me. I get to meet a whole slew of new people to fall in love with.

She does it to me EVERY single time. It's just disgusting. LOL

I look forward to it every year. This one does not disappoint in my eyes. The romance was a little sweeter, the children definitely put a different spin on things. And normally I'm not really a book-has-kids kind of reader, but I can get swept away. This book, and definitely this author, can do that to me. Beckett Montgomery...*sigh* Yeah---he's the ultimate yum factor. (tho I will admit, Ryder has officially stolen the show for me. GOOD GOD. YUM! I love a grouchy guy for some reason. LOL)

He loves with everything and Clare has been on his radar since he was a kid. Even with the baggage of being a widow with 3 kids, Clare never makes you think of her that way. She's strong and resilient. She's had to take care of herself and her kids even when she was married. (He was in the military) And while she certainly loved her husband with her whole heart, she's a different woman than the idealistic 19 year old that left with her young husband. This Clare was ready for love and the town she grew up in. She wants the roots and loves owning her own place thanks to her widows benefits.

Now as a Nora fan, I loved reading about Boonsboro--I know it's a real place that is close to Nora's heart both because Turn The Page and Inn Boonsboro are real places, and the way she describes them. I'm a sucker for a Nora setting and this book doesn't disappoint.

At all.

This is heavy on the setting and the romance is definitely a force in the book, but the Inn is definitely a main character. So, know that going and I think this will be the book for you. The characters will win you over, I know it.

I cannot wait to see what happens with the next brother, Owen.

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