Heartfelt and Real Romance with an Unexpected Twist!
Series: Book 2: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy
Characters: Avery & Owen
Setting: BoonsBoro Maryland, USA
Mature Themes: Sex and language
Recommendation: This was a true romance! Avery and Owen are an everyday couple struggling with the changes occurring in their relationship and it was a pleasant and light read. With minimal sex and zero violence it was a good clean story with the capacity to bring the reader to tear and back to laughing with ease.
The second book in the Inn BoonsBoro trilogy follows Avery, the owner of Vesta’s Pizza across the square form the Inn. Avery is a fiery woman with dedication to her family, motivation for her business, and loyalty to those who deserve it. When one kiss sparks feelings for Owen that she hadn’t felt in many years their love story really takes off. Unlike book one, Avery and Owen’s story is truly focused on them. There is no side plot of a crazy town stalker, doesn't have three kids running around for comic relief (though they make appearances, don’t worry), and has a fantastic characters arc for both of them. Avery overcomes her past and learns to trust herself and as she does we watch Owen struggle with his own insecurities and personal quirks.
The Inn is finished in book two and the descriptions were breathtaking. With each room themed after a literary couple (just like the real Inn) it added a nice easter egg for the reader. As with the first book the process of building the Inn and the subsequent PR and running of the Inn was included which lightened the mood and made it a more interesting read.
Then there was the ghost, Lizzy. In book one Lizzy was a minimal part of the plot. She was a figure only one or two of the characters could interact with, but as the series progresses she seems to be getting stronger and so does her role in the books.