19. January 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction (chick lit)

The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts, 352 pages, read by Angie, on 01/01/2012

This was a nice light romance and a good start on a new trilogy for NR. These trilogies all kind of follow a formula, but it is a formula that works pretty well. We meet the three Montgomery brothers and their potential love interests in this book. I liked all the characters; they were well developed and had their own distinct voices. I can definitely see how the romances are going to play out and it should be interesting. The story was a good one; I liked the rehabbing of the inn as the main plot point. I also enjoyed the supernatural plot…the ghost in the inn. It worked with the story and didn’t seem too out of place. I didn’t think the whole stalker storyline worked though. It just seemed like it was thrown in there to add tension that I don’t think the book needed. It seemed out of place with the rest of the story and I didn’t think it worked. I don’t think every romance needs some psycho to strengthen the bond between the couple. It was working just fine without it, but NR does like to throw in a psycho or two so I guess it couldn’t be helped. Otherwise the book was fun and enjoyable.

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