The Next Always by Nora Roberts

GoodReads Summary:
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.
The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, #1)Review:
I really liked Clare. Her story of being a widow because her husband was in the military totally hit me in the feels (as I am married to a military member). But she really made me want to be a super mom. If she can manage to wrangle those three wild and fun boys, then I can do the same with my one little one.
I also really liked Beckett. I liked the small-town community feels (like Gilmore Girls) and the just togetherness of being a part of that community. I loved Beckett’s relationship with his brothers and they’ve made a career together with their talents.
I love this small town (and I live in the same state as the real one) so I’m definitely planning to visit it once my best friend is back on the same coast like me.
I loved all of the bits about the Inn. It’s somewhere I’d really like to visit someday and just gives me all the feels. I read this series for the first time back in high school and I’m happy to be reading them again. The Inn and town and bookstore all sound like the place I’d love to live.
Overall the book sped by and was over before I knew it. It felt a little slow in the beginning and then things just started getting faster toward the end. I say faster and not rushed because it wasn’t rushed I just wanted more and was surprised when the book was over. Nora will forever be a favorite author. Pick this up and you’ll love her too.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.