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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,338 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nora Roberts Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781455807062
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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 BoonsBoro…

As the former manager of a D.C. hotel, 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…

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ghosts, betrayal, misunderstanding, and jealousy take a hand in this enchanting final installment of the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy by bestselling romance writer Roberts.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “With stellar pacing, humorous flair, and unerring insight into what makes families tick, Roberts wraps up another winning trilogy that is a natural for fans of down-home, community-based series.”

    Library Journal

  • “Like its predecessors, The Perfect Hope manifests Roberts’ smooth mastery over a genre that she helps define.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen Thielen | 2/12/2014

    " This series was a little predictable, but was a quick read. I enjoyed the ghost/history angle though.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Skinnell | 2/7/2014

    " Series lost a bit of sparkle by book three (and gained predictability) but still enjoyable. I still wanted to spend time with these characters and I live things tied up with a bow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 2/2/2014

    " I really liked this conclusion to the series. Hope and Ryder's story is very relatable. The problems they encounter are mirrored in most relationships. Jealousy, miscommunication, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merri | 2/1/2014

    " excellent end to the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary Malayil | 1/24/2014

    " Good ending to a heart warming trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 1/17/2014

    " I loved this story, all tied in with book 1, but damn those men with their tool belts sound hot!! This book gets my 5/5 stars.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 1/15/2014

    " The best of the trilogy, very enjoyable "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/10/2014

    " I enjoyed this series. Easy to read & what I would classify as 'nice' books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janga | 1/9/2014

    " A satisfying conclusion for the humans and the ghost in this trilogy that is entertaining, although not Roberts's best work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 1/5/2014

    " A great, no brainer, fun to read "romance" novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla Hostetter | 12/23/2013

    " Tons of construction and innkeeping details, lots of cute kids and dogs and girly evenings, but nothing much unpredictable as Hope falls for Ryder and the inn's ghost finally gets her heart's desire. Those who liked the Brides series will enjoy this one, but it was slow for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisha | 12/2/2013

    " My favorite of the series, love Ryder's intensity! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 9/1/2013

    " This series was my first foray into the world of Nora Roberts and I really, really loved it! She is such a wonderful storyteller. I became so attached to all of the characters. I was a little sad to see this story come to an end. I will definitely be reading more of her books..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 8/26/2013

    " I'm always sad when one of her trilogies ends! I like all the characters and I want to know what happens next! I could see at least 2 more books in the future to completely wrap up the characters storylines. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina Miklus-Greim | 8/12/2013

    " I was alright. Just too predictable. I never finished it because, I already know the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 7/30/2013

    " Nice end to the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 7/25/2013

    " I always enjoy Nora Roberts series and this one was great. Hope there is a 4th book so we see Hope get married like in the wedding series she did a few years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 7/12/2013

    " As always, I love her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 7/2/2013

    " Loved how she tied the ghost story in throughout the series and finished it as well "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Destanye Baldwin | 5/27/2013

    " Very predictable just like her others. But soooo oooooo sweet. I love her books about falling in love!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn Lutz | 2/27/2013

    " A great final book in this Trilogy. NR never let's you down'n "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbie | 1/10/2013

    " Loved this series. Lizzie is my favorite character. Now that I'm finished, I'll miss all these people. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Toni | 1/5/2013

    " Have a feeling I wasn't in the right mood for this book. The whole trilogy was pretty forgettable. I might have put Nora Roberts on too high of a pedestal. I'm going to wait a few years and maybe start the whole thing over when I've got time to read them in a row... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MJ | 1/3/2013

    " This was the last book in this series and it was enjoyable and answered questions about the ghost of the B. Inn. the love story between Hope and Ryder was expected and predictable, but still enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 11/5/2012

    " I really liked this one. It was the best of the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Coulbourn | 10/12/2012

    " Love Nora Roberts' triologies! "

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About the Author
Author Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two hundred novels. She is also the author of a bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb, her other pseudonyms being Jill March and Sarah Hardesty. She was the first author inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

About the Narrator

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and placing as a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He is a company member of Rising Phoenix Repertory in Los Angeles.