Nora Roberts has been dazzling her fans with her romantic fiction novels for years, and The Perfect Hope, the final installment in the Inn BoonsBoro trilogy, is certainly no exception to that rule.
The story follows Ryder Montgomery, who has a history of being difficult to get along with, and a bit of a loner. Even though he carries a pretty rough exterior along with him everywhere he goes, as soon as he starts showing his handyman skills, the women of the town find him very difficult to resist.
The Inn BoonsBoro has just acquired a new innkeeper named Hope Beaumont. Hope comes to town, fresh from Washington DC, where she was a hotel manager there. Her desires are for a fresh start in her life, and she's determined to leave her big city ways behind. To her dismay, her love life is found to be severely lacking in excitement. In fact, the few times she has interacted with Ryder were all she had to show for herself in that area. At first, Hope doesn't understand what all of the women in town are talking about when they refer to Ryder's sexy walk and cool demeanor. Hope finds him to be rather irritating, and strives to keep their interactions as professional and as limited as possible.
Life settles into a calm serenity, and things seem to be all sunshine and roses for a little while. That is, until an unwelcome visitor from Hope's life in the nation's capital shows up. For the first time, Hope is unsure and vulnerable...a trait that Ryder finds most fascinating.
What will it take to prove to her that she should be his?
Nora Roberts began penning her first novel during a blizzard in 1979, in Maryland. She wouldn't be published until 1981, but she kept trying until she found someone who saw the greatness in her stories that she strived to put into them. As the only girl in her family, she had plenty of time to figure out how men think, and what makes them tick. It's a trait her readers applaud her for in her books. Her romantic plotlines never fail to deliver an exciting, heart-wrenching story that keeps her readers hanging on for a happy ending.
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
As the former manager of hotel in Washington DC, Hope is
used to excitement and glamour, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the
joys of small-town living. She’s where she wants to be—except for in her love
life. Her only interaction with the opposite sex has been sparring with the
infuriating Ryder, who always seems to get under her skin. Still, no one can
deny the electricity that crackles between them … a spark that ignited with a New
Year’s Eve kiss.
While 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. Download and start listening now!