Clare Brewster, a widow with three boys, has returned to her home town to be closer to friends and family and to open a book shop, unaware that Beckett Montgomery has had a crush on her since they were 15 years old. Beck and his brothers and mother own a construction company and are in the process of renovating the old Boonsboro Inn to be a town show piece. As Clare becomes involved with the changes at the Inn, she realizes Beck’s interest in her and they begin to see each other as more than just friends. The interplay between Beck and his brothers is entertaining as are the interactions between Beck and Clare’s children. The Next Always is a very sweet romance–the first in a trilogy about the men in the Montgomery family. If you enjoy this title, you may enjoy Nora Roberts’ Bride Quartet, starting with Vision in White.