The Perfect Hope: Book Three of the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy (The Inn Trilogy)

The Perfect Hope (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #3) - Nora Roberts Avery MacTavish and Owen Montgomery have known each other almost all of their lives and are great friends. They find themselves suddenly with a deeper attraction for each other and are trying to figure out what to make of it. Is this something comfortable that might mess with the friendship they treasure or is it really something more for both of them?The renovation of the Inn BoonsBoro is almost complete and they ready for the opening. While I enjoyed learning of the details of the project in the first book, I found myself wearying of it in this one, especially since the first couple of chapters seemed to focus on it entirely. However, the story seemed to regain its rhythm and the relationship between Avery and Owen took center stage. I liked that they didn't spend a lot of time debating whether they should or shouldn't give in to their attraction but actually thought about its repercussions and prepared for it. This was truly an adult level relationship and both handled later conflicts like you would hope two mature people who care about each other would. This was the most outstanding aspects of the story, in my opinion as both stayed true to character. Another high point of the book was the continuation of the characters from the first story as all prepared for Clare and Beckett's wedding. Those adorable boys have their moments and keep it fun. The Montgomery boys also have to contend with a new to them relationship involving their mother, Justine, that is belly laugh funny. The character continuation was integrated with Owen and Avery's and didn't overpower their story. There is also more to learn about the Inn's resident ghost, Lizzy.This may not be the greatest story but it is one I enjoyed and am looking forward to the next in the series. There were some complex relationship issues tackled here and give Avery and Owen's relationship serious credibility.