08 May 2012

Review: The Last Boyfriend - Nora Roberts



The last boyfriend - Nora Roberts
#2 in the Inn Boonsboro series
cozy contemporary romance with a paranormal extra (one lovely ghost)
published May 2012
bought my copy

Inn Boonsboro series
1. The next always
2. The last boyfriend
3. The perfect hope


As you might know I'm a total Nora Roberts fangirl. She is one of the few authors who never really disappoints me and whose books I have enjoyed since I was a teenager. The first romance I read was one written by her and since that moment she has been one of my favourite authors. I'm lucky that over the years my taste in books has developed exactly in the same direction as Nora's writing style.

"The last boyfriend" is the second book in the very cozy Inn Boonsboro series. This series is IMO a great mix of lovely relationships, a lot of details about the Inn and other buildings in Boonsboro, and of course of love. "The last boyfriend" has a very cozy pace and I love that. I also love the concentration on little details because they allowed me to develop a detailed image of the Inn in my mind. And I love that there is not a lot of drama in the relationships. For some readers there might be too many little details and not enough action, but for me it was just right. 

When I started with "The last boyfriend" I needed about 50 pages to really get into the book. At first I thought that this story would be a good one, but maybe not a great one. But around page 80 I was all of a sudden feeling a strong connection to the characters, I was interested in every little detail of their life and couldn't wait to find out more about Avery and Owen. They are a lovely pair, they changed from good friends to lovers and I thought that the development of their relationship was just perfect. Their relationship is filled with quiet, lovely moments, with discovering new facettes of each other and with coming to terms with their new feelings. 

The best way to describe this book and the series would be the word nice. For some people nice means something average, but for me nice is indeed a very high compliment. I love nice books because they make me happy, because they warm my heart and because they make me smile a lot. 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. 

The series comes with a little paranormal extra, there is a ghost living in the Inn. A ghost who seems to wait for someone, for someone she loved. I love the parts with the ghost, she fits to the Inn and to the feeling of the book. I can't wait to find out more about her past and I love that she nearly feels like part of the family and that she cares about Owen, Avery, their families and their friends. 
The only negative thing is that I have to wait until November to find out how the series will end, but I guess I will survive the waiting. :)

14 comments:

  1. I always think about you when I see Nora Roberts novels! :) This sounds like a good series. I bought the first book, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. I did not know there was a ghostly presence in the inn! That makes me want to read it more. Nice post!

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    1. Lol, your first sentence makes me smile. I'm really a huge fan of Nora Roberts and hopefully always will be.
      Some readers didn't like that there's a ghost, but I think she added a special extra to the story that is great.

      Happy Reading!

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  2. Until now, I have never read any of Nora Robert's novels. I thought that these would be similar with the ones by Nicholas Sparks. But after reading your book impression, I'm not sure if this is right.

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    1. I have never read a book by Sparks before (his plots don't really interest me), so I can't compare his books to those by Nora. Her series are right now very cozy romances, her stand-alone novels are thrilling romantic suspense books and of course she also writes the In Death series (love, love, love Eve and Roarke). She also sometimes writes series with paranormal elements. Nora's books have always happy ends and are normally happy books (no main characters are dying).

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  3. *_*
    You just made me want to read a book of Nora's!
    Which one would you recommend to a Nora Roberts rookie reader? >.<
    I loved the pictures again!

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    1. Do you like books that are cozy or do you prefer your stories to be a bit more thrilling? I would of course always recommend the In Death series (first book is Naked in Death) and Nora's latest stand-alone "The Witness" was also great. If you like cozy books about 4 friends then I would recommend the Bride Quartet (starting with "Vision in White).

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  4. I always like your pictures of books, but this post is especially nice. It looks like a very beautiful book. Well done!

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    1. Thanks. Taking pictures of a book that look beautiful is of course easier than of a book with an ugly cover. Maybe I should only do book impressions posts on pretty books. ;)

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  5. I really REALLY need to jump on the Nora Roberts train and read a book of hers!

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    1. Yay! Just make sure to choose a book that fits to your reading interests (contemporary romance, romantic suspense, cozy contemporaries, romances with paranormal elements).

      Happy Reading!

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  6. I need to get this series. Nora's books are always top nothc

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  7. Totally lovely post Sabrina, I am looking forward to reading the book(s).

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