Book review: The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts knows how to write a comfort book, and The Last Boyfriend is the equivalent of a slice of warm apple pie on a cold winter’s day.

The second book in her Inn BoonsBoro trilogy – after The Next Always and before The Perfect Hope (which I read before The Last Boyfriend) – this book follows restaurant owner Avery McTavish and the middle Montgomery brother Owen.

The two practically grew up together, and now work in the same town and hang out in the same group of friends. The Last Boyfriend (clue: Owen was Avery’s first boyfriend) follows the pair as their relationship blossoms into something more.

Aside from the romance, there’s a supernatural element, as Avery, Owen and their social circle work on building a new inn which happens to be inhabited by the ghost of a woman searching for her lost love.

As usual, Roberts creates a complete world for her main characters, with settings perfectly described so that they’re visible in your mind, and secondary characters who are just as important to building the story as Owen and Avery are. The Last Boyfriend is the perfect world to lose yourself in for a few hours.

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