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 eh 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...
This is the third book in the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy. I loved this book. My favorite part of the book is how it continued the story of Lizzy, the Inn’s resident ghost. In the other two books Izzy serves more as a side character to help get the couples together. But in this book Izzy gets more of her own story as Hope searches for Lizzy’s lost love.
I also like reading about Hope and Ryder’s romance. While there coupling was pretty obvious by the end of the second book, it was still interesting to see the twist and turns it took. Overall it was a pretty formulaic romance but the added elements of the lives of the previous characters kept it interesting.
I thought this book was the worst of the trilogy because it didn’t seem to develop the story of the main characters (since they were already developed in the previous book). Overall it was a good ending to the series but not very interesting as a standalone book. I would recommend it for anyone who has read the first two books. And I would recommend the books for anyone who love a good romance series set in a small town.