The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #1)



The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. Beckett is the architect of the family, and his social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was fifteen.

After losing her husband and returning to her hometown, Clare Brewster soon settles into her life as the mother of three young sons while running the town’s bookstore. Busy, with little time for romance, Clare is drawn across the street by Beckett’s transformation of the old inn, wanting to take a closer look . . . at the building and the man behind it.

With the grand opening inching closer, Beckett’s happy to give Clare a private tour - one room at a time. It’s no first date, but these stolen moments are the beginning of something new - and open the door to the extraordinary adventure of what comes next . . . (Summary and book cover courtesy of


This is an enjoyable book (and series) set in a small town.  The story has some fun twists with Nora Roberts’ classic storytelling.  There are all the elements of a successful book: endearing characters, intriguing stories and a little spicy romance wrapped up to charm the reader.  I’d highly recommend the book and series to fans of the genre.  I particularly love the realistic relationship between the brothers.  An added bonus is that the series is based on a real location owned by Roberts and close to her hometown.  The intimate knowledge of the inn lends itself to a realistic and interesting backdrop to the story.  I could not help googling about the inn to see if I could fit in a visit!

Rating: 4 stars!

Who should read it? Fans of Nora Roberts and romance books.

Want to read the whole series?

  • The Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro, #2) 
  • The Perfect Hope (Inn Boonsboro, #3)