Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Book Review ~ The Perfect Hope
by Nora Roberts
published by Berkley Trade
genre: Romance, Contemporary, Supernatural
Summary (Goodreads): The Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother are breathing new life into the town of Boonsboro, Maryland, by restoring its historic hotel. And they’re finding their own lives revamped by love. This is Ryder’s story... Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out — with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except apparently Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro. And though the Inn is running smoothly, thanks to Hope’s experience and unerring instincts, her big-city past is about to make an unwelcome — and embarrassing — appearance. Seeing Hope vulnerable stirs up Ryder’s emotions and makes him realize that while Hope may not be perfect, she just might be perfect for him...
My Thoughts: The main draw of this book was finally finding out the full story behind Eliza (the ghost) and her missing love. She was also my favorite character in this one. There was the usual locking the main couple in a room until they kissed and she would let them out but there was also the little antics like stand over the snobby guest and giving her a good scare in the middle of the night. The flashback/dream of Billy's final moments were also well done.
Overall, the rest of the story went as expected. You know going in there is going to be an HEA and who it's going to be between. There's going to be drama to make you pause and wonder if they actually are going to get together. Then there is the big moment of declaration. This book had all of that but I still enjoyed it. Ryder was my favorite brother of the three and I liked reading his POV more than Hope's.
Nora Robert's is one of my go to author's. I love her paranormal/ supernatural books the best but will always find the time to read her newest romance.