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Na família Montgomery, Ryder é o irmão mais difícil de decifrar e é conhecido pelo seu feitio antissocial, mas quando deita mãos ao trabalho, nenhuma mulher resiste ao seu apelo sensual. Exceto Hope Beaumont, a gerente que trabalha para ele no Hotel Boonsboro.Como ex-gerente de um hotel em Washington, Hope está habituada a excitação e glamour, mas isso não a impede de desfNa família Montgomery, Ryder é o irmão mais difícil de decifrar e é conhecido pelo seu feitio antissocial, mas quando deita mãos ao trabalho, nenhuma mulher resiste ao seu apelo sensual. Exceto Hope Beaumont, a gerente que trabalha para ele no Hotel Boonsboro.Como ex-gerente de um hotel em Washington, Hope está habituada a excitação e glamour, mas isso não a impede de desfrutar dos prazeres de viver numa pequena cidade. Alcançou tudo o que queria — exceto na vida amorosa. A sua única interação com o sexo oposto são as constantes lutas com o exasperante dono, Ryder Montgomery. Mas ninguém consegue negar a química entre eles… que se incendeia ainda mais com um beijo na noite do Ano Novo.Quando tudo parece estar a correr bem no hotel graças à experiência de Hope, e surge no horizonte a promessa de felicidade, o seu passado na cidade regressa e faz-lhe uma visita indesejada. Ao ver Hope tão vulnerável, Ryder terá de decidir entre deixar-se afetar pelo passado ou ceder à paixão…...

Title : Uma Nova Promessa
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ISBN : 9789897102776
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Uma Nova Promessa Reviews

  • Jilly
    2019-03-21 05:08

    The main girl in this book, Hope, seriously needs better friends. Her supposed good friend, Avery, wants her to get together with her boyfriend's brother so badly that she pushes Hope over and over again into a relationship with a guy who's a serious asshole. And, who is completely wrong for Hope.Avery's explanation when Hope tells her how rude he is to her. (And, she's not over-reacting. The guy is so rude that I would have told him to f-off long ago.)“I do my job and keep out of his way. And what do I get? A curled lip and insults, when he bothers to acknowledge I exist.” “Maybe he’s got a thing for you”“Oh.” Hope sat back, nodded. “That could be it. If we were eight..." Yes, because grown-up men who want to touch a boobie need to be nice to said booby-owners.Boobies deserve respect!Then, when Hope is considering dating him, but realizes that it might, just might, be inappropriate for her to date the boss.Avery, the shitty friend:"he’s not your boss. Justine’s your boss."Justine is his mother - so the boss's son. Also, he's one of the owners of the inn she is working at, so... technically, he IS her boss. So, inappropriate? Yes.Also, she left her last job because she was dating the boss's son and they had a messy break-up. So.... inappropriate AND stupid? Yes. That too. A good friend would steer her away from making the same mistake twice.A good friend knows when to get the hose out. "Oh no, girl! You are NOT doing that again!"Later in the book, when Hope gets angry with the asshole for doing something inappropriate, by supposedly "taking care of his woman" but really butting into her business without her permission, Avery takes HIS side! No real girlfriend takes the guy's side. I don't care if my best friend had PMS and decided to kill her boyfriend for eating the last piece of chocolate - I'm on her side! He should have known better. The jerk!Oh, it's on alright! Someone hold my purse!The romance in this book was so wrong. This couple really didn't like each other - and not in the cute, funny, banter- but-really-flirting way. He was just rude to her and she avoided him... you know, because he was rude. And, it didn't change. He never stopped being rude. He didn't have a cute/sweet gooey inside that only she could see. He was just simply a jerk. So, I never believed in their connection. I never felt any chemistry from them. She just walked up to him one day and said "let's have sex" and then they set a date on the calendar to do it. (I mean, come on! That's how they start? Isn't this supposed to be a romance novel?) And, then they aren't a cute couple. The sex isn't even steamy. I'm okay with the fade-to-black sex that Nora Roberts does, but at least there could be some steam between them to build up to the fade. We just have these two meeting to have sex a few nights a week. Well, we are told they are. They are like a physicist and biologist. Ba-dum-dumObviously, I didn't like the couple or the romance. However, I did like seeing how the other couples were doing, and seeing the ending to a ghost story that was going on in the background. I'm fine with this being the last book in the series. There wasn't enough umfff in this series. It just lacked in general.

  • Sandy M
    2019-03-11 05:22

    I have been anxiously waiting for Ryder and Hope’s story while also mourning the end of this wonderfully emotional trilogy. I’m amazed as the rest of you that Nora Roberts is able to come up with original ideas, write beautiful stories, all with such frequency even after all these years. Thank the heavens she does. She’s kept me spellbound for months now with her Inn BoonsBoro characters and fun. I could go for another three or four books, but I know she moved on to her next project ages ago. Now doesn’t that make you curious as all get-out?Ryder Montgomery and Hope Beaumont haven’t exactly gotten along since she became the innkeeper of the family inn. He’s a man of very few words, many of them sarcastic when aimed at her. Hope is the big-city girl who just may be too big for her new small-town britches, or so he thinks. At least that’s how they’ve looked at one another up to this point in time. But when they share another kiss, thoughts are hard to keep on their respective work. I love how straight-talking and honest they each are. After getting an earful from family and friends about how the sparks fly between from, Hope asks Ryder if he’s considering having sex with her. Can’t misinterpret that, now can you? And he doesn’t. Takes him a day to answer, but since that question hit him between the eyes, he can’t help but consider it. Thus, they schedule a date and time to get to know each other better. Doesn’t go quite as planned when the time comes, but that’s half the fun.The other half is the intensity that follows them after that first night together. Along with the fact he can’t keep his hands off Hope, Ryder finds himself opening up, talking more than ever before. The woman does something to him. Then when her ex shows up, giving her an offer the jerk thinks she won’t be able to refuse, followed by the man’s jealous wife, Ryder takes the initiative in resolving the problem his own way. Though I can see where Hope is coming from when she protests his actions, to me this is Ryder saying “I love you” more than anything else, but neither of them realize that at the time.I really enjoy the friendships in this series. All along Hope, Avery, and Clare are best friends, have those heart-to-heart girl talks that women need in their everyday lives. They share everything from pregnancy to careers to sex and everything in between. These ladies are also friends with their mother-in-law, who is one hip mother/friend/grandma/boss and a few others to make her an all-round great person anyone would love to know. The brothers are also best of friends. They poke at each other all the time, ribbing about all things male, but you know they’d fight to the end if any of them were in trouble.Then there’s the resident ghost of the inn. We’ve followed Lizzy’s story since the first book, learning her plight and why she’s still haunting the very place she more than likely died. She’s also a friend of sorts to these characters, bringing them together when they drag their feet, defending them when the situation calls for it, and giving them clues to find her Billy and hopefully, finally giving her the peaceful rest she deserves. I like that Ms. Roberts throws us a curveball near the end, keeping us off guard when it comes to Lizzy, just as she does to everyone else involved. I know some folks out there won’t or aren’t thrilled with this paranormal aspect of the storyline, but I think it’s perfect with the history of both the town and the building that has gotten a new life, thanks to the Montgomery family.As usual, Nora Roberts gives her fans fun, laughter, mystery, and love and romance to remember for a long time to come. I enjoyed every word of this trilogy and will miss these characters now that the end is here.See my complete review at

  • Barb
    2019-03-13 08:30

    I read the other books in this trilogy after receiving them as gifts. But this one was a real letdown. It's predictable, and the plot limps along. I feel as if I've read some of these sentences before, as if the author is resting on her best-selling laurels.As I read, I couldn't help thinking that this book is so aspirational. The 3 heroines are beautiful. Intelligent, strong and accomplished. The 3 heroes are strong, skilled, handsome. They are all young people and most of them own successful businesses. The book seems designed to keep pointing toward luxury. Even the physical book itself is designed that way, with heavy, deckle-edged paper. But the physical impression of quality and luxury doesn't hide the fact that there's not much to this story. And I'm not a fan of the constant use of f-bombs or the assumption that casual sex is the norm for every relationship.THEN I found out that the inn in this book really exists--and the author owns it. So really, this is nothing but a thinly-veiled commercial for her expensive business venture.

  • Mafi
    2019-03-20 07:08

    Mais uma trilogia da Nora onde tudo acaba bem.Haja finais felizes nos livros ☺ ---(...)Há dois momentos no livro que são de destaque e que comprovam mesmo o amor de Ryder pela Hope, se ainda houvesse dúvidas mas também acabam por mostrar um outro lado do Ryder: um lado mais doce e não tão bruto ou teimoso. (..)Não acho que seja a melhor trilogia da Nora mas é uma trilogia boa para quem nunca leu nada da autora. Gostava que as personagens da Nora não fossem todos perfeitos e bonitos. No fim tudo é demasiado perfeito e com um final feliz e embora seja bom, gostava que houvesse mais complexidade nas personagens. Fica o desejo para futuras leituras desta autora.http://algodaodoceparaocerebro.blogsp...

  • Betty
    2019-03-15 12:28

    wish it were here NOW!

  • Jess
    2019-03-08 08:09

    Review posted: Happily Ever After - ReadsBlog rating: D+In the final book of the Boonsboro Trilogy, the focus is no longer on building the Inn Boonsboro, but rather a couple different storylines take center stage. The first being the obvious romance that’s been building between Ryder and Hope from the moment she stepped into town and was hired as the inn keeper. The ghost, Lizzy, stills plays a major role as her story gets wrapped up. It wouldn’t be a book in this trilogy if the Montgomery men weren’t hard at work building something and this time its Avery’s new restaurant and their mother’s new fitness center that we get blow by blow accounts of during the renovation process.Ryder has always been a little gruff (I like gruff, usually) a bit anti-social, not awkward but the man just likes his quiet life, he’s a man of very few words and is happy just working and having his dog around. He’s a bit surly toward Hope early on. He thinks she’s too classy for him, all wine and fancy shoes while he’s beer and football. Which is true, they are opposites but Hope is still recovering from being led on by her ex and lied to horribly. So in Ryder, she finds a man who will always be honest, will always be straight with her and even though they might not look like an obvious match from the outside, they click as a couple. As far as their romance, they went back and forth a bit trying to figure out if they were an actual couple or just having some fun and sex. But it was just bland. There was nothing about them as a couple that had me interested in their story and excited to see them together. Ryder’s way of communicating doesn’t come across well on page. Like I mentioned above, he’s a man of few words, often times saying just one or two word sentences that came off very short and abrupt. On the one hand, he is a tough guy to warm up to, and I was happy he found someone in Hope that “got” him. On the other, I wish we could have seen more of the Ryder that came out when he was around his nephews. His character felt a little lighter in his mood and tone with the three young boys and I really enjoyed getting to know that Ryder, it’s just too bad that guy wasn’t on page more.Ah, the ghost. Needless to say, her story comes to a happy(?) conclusion as well. I didn’t care for this storyline throughout the series and cared for it even less when she started talking to Hope and her girlfriends in this story. Since it was a storyline that I never got on board with, I was pulled out of the book every time the scenes switched to something ghost related, which was often be it having Lizzy in the scene or Hope researching the ghosts past, trying to find her lost love.I did enjoy the girlfriend scenes between Hope, Avery and Clare. Their scenes reminded me of the best friends scenes in Nora Roberts Bridal Quartet series and was a major reason why I enjoyed that series so much. I liked seeing the women together, helping each other. They laugh a lot, love each other and they’re scenes that I looked forward to reading. But they just weren’t enough to build the book around.I was very up and down with this entire Boonsboro Trilogy. There were moments and characters (especially Avery and Owen) that I enjoyed reading about. But there were just as many moments and characters (the ghost and the whole building of the inn) that I struggled with. This book ended up not keeping my attention and was I bored through much of it. There are a few nice moments, but they’re few and far between and unfortunately I feel like the trilogy limped out instead of going out with a bang.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-02-21 13:10

    I generally defend Nora Roberts--when I was twelve, I LOVED her books and read them all over and over, but this book was terrible. Very little actually happened, and there was very little conflict, tension, or plot. Basically, these two people would meet and kiss, then the heroine would talk about it with her friends and the hero would talk about it with his brothers, and then there might be a few pages about a ghost story thrown in to keep the book from being nothing but an unapologetic commercial for the inn where it's set, which (coincidentally!) is a real place, owned by the author's family. The main couple seemed to get together for no other reason than that they were both there, single, and reasonably attractive. The characters had no distinguishing characteristics, because everybody used similar vocabulary and had similar thoughts on every subject. Hell, the Civil War era ghost has similar diction to the modern heroine! Without dialogue tags, it would be impossible to tell which character said what at any given point, because the characters are all the same. This is just lazy writing, and it results in an unengrossing, lackluster novel.

  • Jennifer (Schenni's Book Nook)
    2019-03-18 06:21

    You all know how it can be with high expectations. If not met they can become the worst buzz kill imaginable. And let me tell you, my expectations for this book were mile high. I've been waiting for this story since the first time Ryder made an appearance on page.Especially this year my too high, maybe even unreasonable expectations have ruined quite a few promising books for me, so I was hopeful and anxious at the same time when I started reading.So like I said, sometimes they can ruin everything for you, but there are rare times when those expectations simply get hit out of the ballpark because you get so much more than you could have ever imagined. "The Perfect Hope" was such an experience.I'm not trying to build up your own expectations, but I don't think there was a chapter, scene or moment that I wasn't completely satisfied with. I simply devoured this book and loved every single second of it.Nora Roberts included all the small and big details and events I was looking forward to, but at the same time she gave me so much more. Things I didn't even know I wanted to read about until she wrote about them.Hope was a likable, straightforward and caring heroine who made reading this story so much more enjoyable (sometimes it's hard for me to like or relate to female characters). But it was Ryder who stole the spotlight. I don't know how Nora Roberts did it, but this surly, gruff and hardworking guy managed to come across as ridiculously sexy and adorable at the same time. His behavior towards his mother, brothers and Hope couldn't have been more different, but you could always see how much he cared for all of them. It were just his creative and often gruff ways of showing that affection that were the most entertaining and heart-warming.Of course there were some similarities and parallels between this book and the last one in the Bride Quarte series once again, but they weren't as glaringly obvious as in "The Last Boyfriend". I still felt as if I was reading about two "new" characters, even though there was some overlapping when it came to their characterization.Once again I fell in love with all the main and secondary characters in Roberts' series and I was especially satisfied with the way the Lizzy mystery was resolved.But my personal highlight (apart from Ryder, of course) were the dialogues and conversations. They ranged from emotional and tense to heart-warming and hilarious. It didn't matter if they were talking (almost philosophically) about shoes, magical babies or overcoming your past and fears. This book and it's interactions just felt so refreshing and real to me, it's hard to describe. But just the fact that it got me out of a reading slump that lasted way over a month should tell you enough.Basically all I want to say is that I adored this book and it's charming variety of characters. So if you're a fan of the series or looking for a cozy, funny, sexy and at times emotional book you HAVE to buy this.If you are new to the series I would recommend you start at the beginning with "The Next Always", otherwise you will be missing out on some great Ryder/Hope interactions and wonderful love stories.

  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    2019-03-01 05:10

    Quick review:Cover: Pretty Rating:NC-17 Steaminess:HOT HOT HOT Thumbs Up:4Overall: Probably may fav of the three books.Characters: Well writtenPlot: You can’t deny attractionPage Turner: Yes Series Cont.? Yes Recommend:YesBook Boyfriend: RileySUMMARY (50 words or less)I think this is my favorite book of the series slightly edging out Beckett’s story. Riley is just soooo hot. Anywho, this book has a lot more tension and build up, I think that also adds to the story. Very good. I likey. For a full review and yummy pic, see my blog post at: Audio ReviewMacLeod Andrews did a wonderful job with the narration. He used very different voices for each character which he carried through the series.

  • Lucy Dosch
    2019-02-21 12:10

    In the Perfect Hope, Nora Roberts brings us back for one last stay at the Inn Boonsboro. When Ryder Montgomery first saw Hope Beaumont walk into the Inn with her beauty pageant good looks, mile high heels that accented her long legs and her perfect body encased in a perfect suit, he knew she was trouble. He wasn’t happy when his mother hired her on the spot. He though she was too snooty, too uppity and too city for their quiet little Inn. Even though he now sees how well she runs thing, there is still something about her that keeps him on edge.When her former boyfriend, Jonathan Wickham of the Wickham Hotel, comes sniffing around looking to bring Hope back to D.C., Hope isn’t prepared to deal with her old, and newly married boyfriend, so she does the first thing that comes to mind, and grabs Ryder up in a great big kiss to prove that she has moved on with her life. As Hope rages against Jonathan’s insolence, Ryder sees something he never thought of before, that his frosty and flawless innkeeper might not be as perfect and unapproachable as he believed. Hope believed her dream life included marrying the charming and stylish Jonathan, managing his family’s hotel, and playing hostess to wonderful parties and the glamorous lifestyle she was living in D.C. Imagine her surprise when that all fall apart when Jonathan announces his upcoming marriage to another woman. Even more surprising to Hope is how much happier she is now running a small Inn in the quaint little town of Boonsboro, Maryland. She has a wonderful job with a lovely boss, and now she is close to her best friends who are celebrating births, and marriages and new businesses, and who cares if sexy Ryder Montgomery looks at her like she’s an annoyance. Who cares that he is always swaggering around Town in his tool belt, always smelling of sawdust and varnish, and who cares if his ass is just bitable, Ryder is so not her type at all. So why can’t she stop thinking about him? In our last visit to Inn Boonsboro, Nora Roberts brings us a wonderful story of two people who believe they don’t belong together, but who couldn’t be more perfect. THOUGHTS:Although I still have an underlying annoyance at the subliminal sales pitch for her new Inn, no one can complain that Nora Roberts doesn’t do her pitch well. This was another well written and enjoyable romantic story of two people who couldn’t believe there was anyone worse suited for them. Both Hope and Ryder look at each other with desire, but both continue to stand by the fact that the other is so not their type. Nora also doesn’t have to give us overused plot twists. She can bring us a story and romance feels fresh and grows in a natural progression. She brings in the prior boyfriend, but instead of causing the usual problems and suspicions between our H/H, he is seen quickly for the blowhard that he is and becomes a catalyst for bringing our H/H together.You just can’t go wrong with a Nora Roberts story. Received an ARC from the Penguin/Berkley. Thank you.See more at

  • Kala
    2019-02-23 10:28

    Nora Roberts books just keep getting more and more formulaic. I have already given up on her "In Death" series because the last few have bored me to tears. There is no spark in them anymore.Despite that, I've generally enjoyed her trilogies. Chesapeake Bay and the Key trilogies are some of my favorites. The Bride quartet was also really good, and I had high hopes for the Inn Boonsboro series, but it just fell flat. The Perfect Hope suffered from some of the same nonsense as The Last Boyfriend. The characters spend a lot of time talking and very little time doing anything. Hope and Ryder (the couple of this book) have a small kiss. We then have to slog through pages upon pages of Hope talking to Clare and Avery about it. Then Avery and Clare talking about it without Hope. Then Hope talking about it with Ryder's mother. Then Ryder talking about it with his brothers. Then the brothers talking about it without Ryder. None of these conversations was THAT important. Did we really every single character's opinion on a kiss between two unattached adults?In The Perfect Hope, Roberts also continues her new trend of having her characters schedule sex. I'm sorry, but this is NOT sexy or romantic at all. Hope and Ryder admit to each other that they want to have sex, so they decide to schedule it for the following Tuesday. Avery and Owen did this in The Last Boyfriend as well. It's not funny, or sexy, or interesting at all.Considering Roberts' publisher also charges $10 an ebook (sometimes closer to $15), I think I will be stopping here with her novels. There are so many other books out there that I can't continue wasting my time and money on stuff that just isn't magical anymore.

  • Cherise
    2019-02-24 12:04

    Loved the first two books and was really excited for this one. It's not bad...just not fabulous either. I'm a little disappointed because i had so much excitement and anticipation wrapped up in this book and their relationship it ended up a tad "safe" for lack of a better word. Definitely not my favorite in the series.

  • Nicole R
    2019-02-27 12:12

    What more could a girl want for her 30th birthday than to go to a Nora Roberts book signing, get an advanced copy of her favorite author's new book, and then spend a glorious morning reading it cover to cover?!? Nothing. The Perfect Hope finds us back in Boonsboro, Maryland and engaged in the in life (and romantic entanglements) of the final Montgomery brother, Ryder, and the sophisticated innkeeper, Hope. Ryder is a rough and tumble construction worker who is slightly annoyed by the Perfect Hope but has to admit she looks killer as she efficiently does her job in stilettos. Hope is still recovering from a humiliating relationship that pushed her from D.C. but she has found a second home in the small town and quaint inn - and if Ryder happens to spend time reroofing the building across the street with no shirt on, she is not above an appreciative stare. I am sure everyone sees where this is going.....We also get conclusion to the story of Lizzy, the 17th century ghost that haunts the inn and is a supernatural matchmaker on the side. I really liked the wrapping up of that story - it was like a romance story within a romance story and added a little mystery to fill in between relationship scenes. I LOVE this cast of characters! I am a complete and total sucker for a family of attractive brothers who have soft spots for strong women (hmmmm, may explain by love of the Chesapeake Blue Series as well). The women are smart, sophisticated, and funny and the Montgomery Matriarch may be my new idol! The final installment of this series is definitely my favorite and I couldn't help but keep reading to make sure Hope and Ryder completed the sextet!Finally, Nora has taken some flack for setting her books in her own hometown and has been accused of shamelessly promoting her Inn through her novels. I think it is great! I love visiting Boonsboro and seeing all of the buildings exactly as they are described. It is like living in an NR novel and make her book signings into a town event! I definitely want to go back and stay at the Boonsboro Inn - it is every bit as detailed oriented and enchanting as she describes in her trilogy.Once again, Ms. Roberts does not fail to entertain and I ushered in my 30's with my favorite author! Here's to another decade of fun with Nora's characters and novels!

  • Heller
    2019-03-07 12:01

    1.5Why read this story when I know going into it that I'm not going to enjoy it? It's the completist in me, I guess. I do enjoy Nora Roberts and I have read all of her books. I just find this particular series incredibly self-indulgent as it focuses around Robert's family businesses. I may have enjoyed it more if these were fictitious but not by much I suspect.I've never been happy with the jargon heavy stories like the Bride Quartet or this series and while I enjoy home improvement shows...watching them and reading about them are two vastly different experiences. The PNR angle is ramped up to eleven in this one with the ghosts filling in much of the missing information through conversation or dream sequences. This is an easy way out because most of the ghostly aspect here is backburned while the story focuses on advertising the new buildings and the day to day running of the Inn. Like all the books in this series it was a struggle for me to finish because it's like a 200+ page ad and travelogue. The chemistry was fine. I knew what Lizzy was trying to convey as soon as she started talking so waiting the whole length of the story for the characters to catch up was brutal. Kids were cute and so were the puppies so .5 added for them. Not a series I enjoyed or can recommend.

  • Cassandra
    2019-02-22 08:17

    Wenn Zwei sich streiten, ist es nicht der Dritte, der sich freuen darf, zumindest bei Hope und Ryder läuft da etwas ganz anderes. Das Hotel Boonsboro Inn ist eröffnet und Hope hat alle Hände voll zu tun, um die Gäste zufrieden zu stellen. Perfektion und Organisation stehen bei ihr ganz oben auf der Prioritätenliste und sie fühlt sich pudelwohl in ihrem Element. Warum nur verhält sich Ryder Montgomery ihr gegenüber so ablehnend? Nach dem obligatorischen Silvesterkuss wandern ihre Gedanken leider immer häufiger zu ihm. Kaum kommen sie sich etwas näher, holt sie die Vergangenheit ein.Dies ist der dritte und somit letzte Teil der Blüten-Trilogie von Nora Roberts. Nachdem es für die beiden anderen Montgomery-Brüder ein Happy End gab, wird es nun auch für Hope und Ryder Zeit, das Kriegsbeil zu begraben. Der Suchtfaktor bei der Trilogie ist leider ziemlich hoch und so habe ich gleich alle drei Bücher hintereinander weg gelesen und ein schöneres Kompliment kann es doch eigentlich nicht geben. Die Charaktere sind mir schnell ans Herz gewachsen, die ganze Atmosphäre der Bücher strahlt Gemütlichkeit aus und auch die verschiedenen Liebesgeschichten gefallen mir sehr gut. Wer nach idealen Begleitern für ein schattiges Plätzchen im Garten oder ein verregnetes Wochenende sucht, kann hier zwischen Liebe, Kindern, Hunden und ganz viel Kleinstadtidylle herrlich entspannen.

  • Virginia Hill
    2019-03-10 13:17

    Oh my goodness! What a way to finish out the trilogy. I had a feeling that Ryder and Hope's story would be my favorite, and I was right. Laughed often. Loved everyone. Want to visit Boonsboro again. Nobody does dialogue, amazing friendships, and sibling silliness like Nora. The Perfect Hope was...PERFECT!

  • Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
    2019-03-19 11:02

    Έφτασε η ώρα, λοιπόν, να μιλήσουμε για το τρίτο και τελευταίο βιβλίο της σειράς των ερωτικών περιπετειών των αδερφών Μοντγκόμερι που ακούει στον τίτλο "Η τέλεια γυναίκα" και που κατά πολλούς είναι το καλύτερο εκ των τριών. Συνήθως, στις τριλογίες, το τελευταίο βιβλίο τείνει να είναι και το πιο αδύναμο -τουλάχιστον, στις περιπτώσεις των erotica ή romance σειρών. Βέβαια, στην προκειμένη, δεδομένου ότι δεν πρόκειται για μια σειρά που πραγματεύεται μία συγκεκριμένη ιστορία, αλλά τις ιστορίες των αδερφών μιας συγκεκριμένης οικογένειας, τα πράγματα είναι αρκετά διαφορετικά, επιτρέποντας την ύπαρξη μιας αφηγηματικής ανεξαρτησίας που τελικά βγαίνει σε καλό. Γιατί, πράγματι, "Η τέλεια γυναίκα", είναι το καλύτερο βιβλίο από το τρία.Ο Ράιντερ είναι ο πιο εσωστρεφής και δύσκολος χαρακτήρας ανάμεσα στα αδέρφια Μοντγκόμερι. Παρ' όλα ταύτα, λίγες είναι οι γυναίκες που φαίνεται να μπορούν ν' αντισταθούν στη γοητεία του, ανάμεσά τους και η Χόουπ που είναι υπεύθυνη για την διεύθυνση του ξενοδοχείο τους οικογένειας. Η σχέση τους κρύβει μεγάλη ένταση που δεν θα αργήσει να εκδηλωθεί με τρόπους που κανείς από τους δυο τους δεν φανταζόταν μέχρι πρόσφατα. Εκεί, όμως, που φαίνεται πως μια φλόγα έχει ανάψει και μια νέα αγάπη είναι έτοιμη να ανθίσει, ο πρώην της Χόουπ επιστρέφει στη ζωή της για να φέρει τα πάνω κάτω, κάτι που πλήττει την φαινομενικά τέλεια εικόνα της, όσο τα μυστικά της έρχονται στο φως, αλλά που κάνουν συνάμα τον Ράιντερ να συνειδητοποιήσει πως η γυναίκα αυτή είναι ιδανική για εκείνον και πως πρέπει να την κατακτήσει με κάθε τρόπο.Ας το παραδεχτούμε... Ειδικά οι γυναίκες, έχουμε θέμα με τους εσωστρεφείς, μυστηριώδεις άντρες που μετράνε τα λόγια τους και που δεν διστάζουν να γίνουν καυστικοί και σαρκαστικοί, ειδικά απέναντι στη γυναίκα εκείνη που τους εξάπτει το ενδιαφέρον, ακόμα κι αν οι ίδιοι δεν το αντιλαμβάνονται αμέσως. Κάπως έτσι, γεννιούνται εκείνοι οι λογοτεχνικοί ήρωες που πρέπει να διανύσεις απόσταση για να τους ανακαλύψεις και κυρίως, που πρέπει να προσπαθήσεις για να τους κατακτήσεις, ίσως και να τους αλλάξεις. Και αυτό ακριβώς συμβαίνει στην προκειμένη περίπτωση, με τον Ράιντερ να ανοίγεται όλο και περισσότερο, και που χωρίς να χάνει την προσωπικότητά του ή να αλλοιώνει την εικόνα του, αλλάζει, όχι για να γίνει ο άντρας εκείνος που η Χόουπ μπορεί να αγαπήσει, αλλά για να παραμείνει ο άντρας που είναι επιτρέποντας, ωστόσο, στον εαυτό του να ζήσει αληθινά όλα εκείνα που πιθανότατα δεν τολμούσε ή δεν του είχε δοθεί η ευκαιρία μέχρι σήμερα.Βέβαια, δεν είναι μόνο ο Ράιντερ που αλλάζει αλλά και η Χόουπ, με τον δικό της τρόπο. Όσο η ιστορία εξελίσσεται, συνειδητοποιεί πως δεν είναι το κορίτσι της πόλης που πρέπει αναγκαστικά να προσαρμοστεί σε μια νέα, μικρή πόλη, αλλά πως είναι μια δυνατή γυναίκα με προσωπικότητα που μπορεί να ζήσει όπως θέλει, όπου θέλει, χωρίς να υπάρχουν κανόνες για το τι πρέπει και τι όχι γιατί η ζωή, τελικά, δεν ακολουθεί κατευθυντήριες γραμμές, παρά μονάχα σε πηγαίνει εκεί που ορίζει η μοίρα σου. Κι εσύ, αρκεί να είσαι αρκετά πρόθυμη να αγκαλιάσεις το πεπρωμένο σου, να αποδεχθείς το είναι σου και να ζήσεις όπως ορίζει η καρδιά και η ψυχή σου γιατί αυτές, ακόμα κι αν λαθεύουν, σου επιτρέπουν να βιώνεις ολοκληρωτικά κι απόλυτα. Και όταν το άλλο σου μισό βρίσκεται στο ίδιο μήκος κύματος με εσένα, μόνο κάτι μεγάλο και δυνατό μπορεί να γεννηθεί.Στο βιβλίο της αυτό, η Roberts, προσεγγίζει τον έρωτα αρκετά διαφορετικά σε σχέση με τα δύο προηγούμενα της σειράς, πράγμα που όχι απλά μας ευχαριστεί αναγνωστικά, αλλά βοηθάει και την ίδια τη ροή της ιστορίας να κυλήσει καλύτερα. Τα συναισθήματα φαντάζουν πιο αληθινά, πιο πηγαία, παίρνουν τον χρόνο τους να αναπτυχθούν και να εξελιχτούν και τίποτα δεν είναι βεβιασμένο αλλά αντίθετα, χτίζεται, μέρα με τη μέρα, ώρα με την ώρα. Από την άλλη, ίσως σε αυτό να συμβάλλουν και οι ίδιοι οι πρωταγωνιστές της που ως προσωπικότητες είναι πιο ενδιαφέρουσες και που το ψυχογράφημά τους εμβαθύνει περισσότερο στα θέλω και τα πρέπει τους, και που παρουσιάζεται σε εμάς με τρόπο σφιχτό και καλοδουλεμένο. Τέλος, έμφαση δεν δίνεται μονάχα στην ερωτική σχέση του ζευγαριού, αλλά και στις παράπλευρες φιλικές και οικογενειακές σχέσεις οι οποίες παίζουν τον δικό τους ρόλο στην πλοκή, ενώ μας θυμίζουν παράλληλα πως η ζωή δεν είναι μονάχα ο έρωτας και πως υπάρχουν και άλλες σχέσεις εξίσου δυνατές και σημαντικές που μας διαμορφώνουν και μας καθορίζουν.

  • Laura V.
    2019-02-26 07:31

    3.5Mejoró bastante, pero sigo pensando que le falta algo.. No hay intimidad, y no hablo de sexo, sino de momentos juntos.. enamorándose. De verdad. Porque luego me salen que están locos el uno con el otro y yo todavía sigo enganchada en los libros anteriores cuando no se querían ni ver. Y pensé que Ryder sería diferente. I mean no parecía tan tosco antes. Los conflictos son casi los mismos que en los otros libros, si esa es su forma de decirme que son la pareja perfecta porque afrontan las adversidades vamos mal, todos los conflictos fueron iguales :/No me gustó el final, la idea de terminar la trilogía era que me dejara al menos una sonrisa pero me dejó frunciendo el ceño. ¿Así vas a resolver el temita del fantasma?Creo que la "falla" fue hacer tanto hincapié en su desarrollo laboral de cada uno. Está todo bien que sean personas independientes y todo eso. Pero la relación de todos fue hecha entre los espacios libres que se hacían en el trabajo, descansos, reuniones esporádicas, y como que se pierde la idea. Es una trilogía más familiar que romántica.De todas formas se disfruta, si no tienes mucho sueño.

  • Arya
    2019-02-28 06:07

    I have been anticipating the release of this book for quite sometime. That is probably why I really didn't like it that much. I was expecting va va vom, sexy Ryder and his attitude, a book that was going to be extremely fun to read. There definitely were some really funny parts in the book, but overall, it wasn't Nora Roberts' best. The story felt a little glazed over and kind of happened too fast, I wasn't feeling it. I couldn't really connect with the story.However,one of my ABSOLUTE favorite quotes from a book, is from this book, I dont have it right now but the quote was when the girls were talking about Ryder. Hope was telling them that she owed Ryder a favor.She asked him what he wanted.Avery: Oooh, this is getting interesting. Hope: You wanna know what he asked for? He said "Pie."Avery asks, "Is that code?"Hope: No, It's a damn pie.Haha. The conversation went something like that. There was also an incredibly cute moment when Murphy, the 5 year old boy, told Ryder that he had a girlfriend named India, who he kissed and liked because she liked Captain America :')It was too incredibly cute!

  • Anna-Lisa
    2019-03-05 10:31

    I really, really enjoyed the last book in this triolgy.I loved the whole ghost story thing and the conclusion to it. But I also loved how it was interwined with Ryders and Hopes story.Ryder and Hope were wonderful the chemistry was awesome and I totally enjoyed reading about them.The book left me with this wonderful cozy feeling!

  • Yukino
    2019-02-18 09:15

    SERIE BOONSBORO HOTEL n. 3Lettura di gruppo E&LOh finalmente ho letto il terzo libro con protagonisti Ryder e Hope. Mi sono piaciuti proprio tanto, ho riso e sofferto con loro. Mi è piacuito ritornare a Boonsboro. Ritrovare tutti, Clare, Beckett, i loro tre figli, Owen e Avery e Justine che é una vera forza della natura.Mi è anche piaciuta la storia del fantasma Lizzy e di Billy. E ho adorato quest'amicizia tra donne, che anche se piene di impegni cercano di trovare smepre un momento per vedersi e parlare. Non via telefeono, ma di persona. Sarebbe bello se fosse possibile anche nella realtà. Ma siamo sempre sommersi di cose da fare, purtroppo.Bello romanticoso e dolcissimo *_* Insieme al primo volume è il mio preferito.Mi ha riscaldato il cuore. Adoro i romanzi della Roberts, sono moooolto soft, mi danno serenità e gioia. Mi fanno sognare e sperare. E' un libro pieno di buoni sentimenti,che ti mette il buon umore e ogni tanto ho bisogno della mia dose ^^Consigliato a chi piace il genere.

  • Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
    2019-02-22 07:11

    You know, I was thinking, I'm in the mood for a summer type read. And I went through the books I have, not in the mood for the ones I was currently reading at the time. That's when I noticed, oh I haven't finished that series yet and thus begun to read.Then after reading one chapter, it became another chapter, then another and another, and you get the idea.I could not stop reading this. I loved this as much as I did with the first. The second one I liked but I think out of the couples, I liked Beckett/Clare and Ryder/Hope. But Owen/Avery are also adorable. Anyway, in the first book, I found I wanted to know more about Ryder and Hope since their relationship started off with the whole one didn't like the other, assuming one was like this or that. Well, mostly Ryder but still.I like that the other characters called him out on that and he and Hope learned to at least be friends. But honestly, I liked that the other characters, again, put some sense into those two, in some moments, I was like, Avery I want to hug you right now, thank you for saying that.Anyway, then you have the ghost Lizzy, and that arc I liked that it was established from the first book and not just thrown in the story.Throughout the trilogy, you get to know more about her and her back story then near the end, it got a little emotional and I loved that about this.Basically, the characters were interesting, the covers for set the setting and tone right, the characters at times made sense, for the most part, how the brothers got together with their love interests was different and I appreciate that about this the most. The trilogy I wasn't expecting much but turns out it was a nice surprise.Overall, a good end to the trilogy and need to look for another Nora Roberts book or series. Kind of imagined Ryder either Tom Hardy or Hugh Jackman, for some reason, mostly for the mannerisms, how he's more the quiet type, has a dog by his side, etc. Or something like that. Random I know. ^_^

  • Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
    2019-03-21 10:02

    This is my second Nora Roberts novel and the pacing still seems off. It's a much slower read than the contemporary romance I'm used to - maybe that's because I read mainly New Adult rather than Adult. I wasn't crazy about Ryder and didn't feel that he really matched with Hope. I mean I get that he's a guy's guy and relatively non-emotional. But no emotion other than a benign attraction and anger? One of those characters should have been written differently; the other characters seemed to line up but not these two.The resolution of the ghost story was quaint if a bit overly dramatic. And where did that epilogue come from? It wasn't the end of Ryder and Hope's story, but rather the end of Avery and Owen's.This just seemed to suffer a weak plot and a disagreeable main character who never overtly grew. I think I'm done with Nora Roberts at this point. I expected to fall in love, and what I got was just moderate entertainment. I'd just as soon watch a Hallmark Channel movie.On audio, MacLeod Andrews did an amazing job, especially with the banter between the girls. I laughed out loud at several points. He was really the only reason I didn't DNF this book.

  • Lady Lioness
    2019-03-15 09:03

    Ryder stole the book for me. He's a curmudgeonly guy and really feels no need to change. Ryder's not an alpha male or a beta male; he just does his thing and you can go with him or not, he doesn't give a shit. If Ryder was real, I'd kill him in a day, but he can be my fictional boyfriend any time, especially if he buys me a light-up fairy wand. I was always kinda 'meh' on Lizzie the Ghost, but I actually liked her in The Perfect Hope. As the reader learns more about Lizzie's love story and the ultimate fate of her beloved, she becomes less of a plot device and more of a person. I also wouldn't be surprised if Roberts intends to revisit Boonsboro. I got a little twitch when I read about Lacey the Baker and Jen the Former Flame. In addition, I feel like Roberts's writing style is changing. I need to go back and read some of her older books to double-check, but it seems like she's moving to a more narrative style.

  • D.B. Reynolds
    2019-03-06 10:05

    I think I've read every book Nora Roberts has ever published. With her trilogies, I've always found the first book to be the strongest, as it sets up the world, the location, the social environment for the trilogy. But this time around, I found this third book, The Perfect Hope, to be the most interesting of the three stories. Maybe it's because Ryder is my kind of guy---moody, difficult, sweet and steady. Not to mention hot, hot, hot! There's nothing wrong with his brothers, Beckett and Owen, of course, and I read their books with great pleasure. But Ryder was a much more complex character, and for me, far more interesting and attractive. Hope was the perfect partner for him, beautiful, confident and accomplished. And the heat between them burned up the pages. Loved this book!

  • Gime Villegas
    2019-03-20 08:30

    Maratonee este final de trilogía en tres horas porque tiene a mi pareja favorita y no podía dejar de fangirlear. Ryder es todo lo que está bien en el mundo. Aunque terminó cerrando casi todo, no me hubiera molestado leer más libros sobre Boonsboro. Una saga genial y muchas ganas de seguir leyendo a la autora.

  • Ana
    2019-03-21 11:22

    Este livro centra-se mais em Ryder e Hope, mas menciona os casais anteriores e também uma história de amor antiga que envolve um fantasma que procura pelo seu amante perdido. O mistério de Lizz e Billy é finalmente desvendado.

  • Frau G.
    2019-03-14 09:16

    Locker, sommerlich, leicht... schön! Gerne mehr solcher Romane in nächster Zeit.

  • Liz F
    2019-03-05 09:25

    Ok, ok! Before someone tears me a new asshole because I gave Nora Roberts 2 stars, let me 'splain! First, let's do our quick overview, ok? Ok!The Perfect Hope is the final installment of the Inn Boonsboro trilogy. The trilogy revolves around the Montgomerys: Beckett, Owen and Ryder. In the first and second book, Beckett and Owen are hooked up with the loves of their lives... so you can guess whose turn it is now!!Ryder is surly. Period. Done. He's a man's man or a manly man. He doesn't speak a lot and he pretty much says what he thinks, whether you like it or not. But he's also a wonderful man! He's good to his mother and his dog so you love him right from the get-go! The fact that he runs the Montgomery family's construction/remodeling business which puts him outside and with no shirt on makes it impossible to not love him!! LOLHope is the innkeeper at the Inn Boonsboro, which was purchased by, renovated by and turned into a Bed and Breakfast by the Montgomerys. Hope has arrived to Boonsboro and was hired on almost immediately. She's ALL class. She's very professional, knows her job well and makes guests feel welcome and relaxed. Her clean, cool, professionalism is a stark contrast to Ryder but they complement each other perfectly. If only THEY would see that too!At this point, Nora Roberts' books leave me feeling a little cold. If I had to sum this book up in one word, it would be "Meh." I still think she's one of the best romance writers around but all of her books are sounding a little melodramatic to me these days. Melodramatic and overly sentimental. I can tell you that by the mid-way point of the book, I was just wishing it would be over.Although I didn't care for the book, I think I would still recommend this book and this series to someone who is new to romance novels. Actually, I'd also recommend it to anyone who isn't sure if they'd like a paranormal romance and wants to try it out (this one has a love lorn ghost in it). But other than that, I'd probably just say "Skip It."

  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2019-02-26 08:14

    Posted on Under the CoversIn the last book of the Inns Boonsboro trilogy, America’s favorite author, Nora Roberts gifts readers with a sweet, sensual story of love and family.Innkeeper, Hope Beaumont has found a new home at Inns Boonsboro where the staff has been more than accommodating, the community has been friendly and the owners - well, one brother in particular – has been surly. But that doesn’t stop Hope from enjoying her time here.As she continues to excel at their job, she comes face-to-face with Ryder Montgomery, the brother she kissed once at New Year’s. Their chemistry cannot be ignored because as much as Ryder and Hope try to pretend like nothing is happening, everyone else knows that it is only a matter of time before they realize it themselves.THE PERFECT HOPE was a little slow at times. The plot really centered around Hope and Ryder and the development of their relationship. I noticed that there is a ton of dialogue in this book and hardly any descriptions. This, for me, is good in that you definitely get a feel of the characters and you feel like you know them personally. But at the same time, I missed the feeling of being in the inn, with its lavish descriptions and such.The ghost, Lizzy had both good and bad times for me as well. At times I thought it was sweet that she was trying to protect and bring together Hope and Ryder, but also at the same time, it was a little freaky, especially when she started communicating.All in all, it wasn’t my favorite of the series, but you cannot deny the fact that Roberts always delivers a romance that is worth checking out!*Review Copy provided by publisher