Book Two in The Bride Quartet. This is Emma's (the florist) story of falling in love with Jack. She's grown up with parents living out a love story and won't settle for anything less than dancing in the moonlight. He's the product of divorce who never really thought about settling down. Wonderful characters from the series throughout and an amazing dream date (fancy dinner, night at the Waldorf, chilled champagne...), followed by heartbreak, followed by the happy ending.
This is the 2nd in the wedding series, and personally I liked it even better than the 1st.
The story surrounds chidlhood friends who used to play getting married. As adults they each have a different passion, and toghether they own a wedding planning business called "Vows". Book one took you into the inside story of photograpy for weddings, how the group works, and how relationships between friends, weddings, etc develop.
This book revolves around the person who designs the flowers. The reader actually feels like they are part of the organization, and of course love, romance, arguments, etc happen as well as humerous stories of some wedding nightmares and how some brides and their mothers conduct themselves.
Its a fairy tail story and fun, light reading with some tearful moments. Can't wait tillbook 3 comes out.
This is book 2 of the Bride Quartet. The series is sweet and refreshing and a creative way of weaving in the concept of 4 friends' lives as they work together and go through key moments together. While it is a bit predictable, it is very enjoyable and easy reading.
I enjoyed this one more than the first one in this series... even though the ending seemed a bit rushed. I also liked how the author hinted at the relationships in the upcoming two books... I can't wait to read the next one about Laurel. I enjoyed the descriptions of all the floral work in this novel.
I love weddings, especially other people's. This whole series has been a happy, delightful experience.
Emma, the flower partner, has a fun story with Jack. The people are real (if maybe just too talented to be real), but I have fallen in love with all 4 couples. I have learned a lot about flower arranging and creativity while reading a wonderful series.
I cry at weddings. I cried when I read the 4th of the series. I just wish we could experience the other 3 weddings! Maybe Nora Roberts will give us one last extra Happy Ever After to cover weddings, even better if it ties in with baby showers.
I recommend this whole series to romantic readers who just like feel good, laugh and shed a tear stories. They're even better getting them from PBS. The paperbacks retail for $16. Worth it, too.
This book was not as good as the first in this series. The leading lady was not strong and independant, but focused on one thing, romance and love and this made her focused on one thing and in my opinion, this took away from what could have been between the couple in this book.
What a great second book in the quartet! I was so excited that it was sitting on the new shelf at my new library AND it fit into the challenge!
I read it in three sittings - it was a great quick weekend read after a very long week.
OK so for my review - A great Nora Roberts read. As this is the first series and books of hers I have read, I have a preconceived notion that they would be those raunchy romance novels - sorry not a fan guys. NOPE - this was great. The sequel was just as good if not better. I had read a few books in between, which I don't usually do when reading a series, but I was able to pick up right where I left off.
I love the dynamics of the four girls and the business they have created. I get a little jealous because I would love to be the Parker (organizer) of the group.
I would recommend these books to all my lady friends. They are great quick reads that I would pass onto readers of most genres.
This was another really good book from Nora Roberts. The only problem I can find with it is that since I have read all of her books over the years, I find that there is nothing really new or exciting to her writing. It is always a story about a woman who meets a man. They fall in love, face conflict, overcome the conflict and live happily ever after. However, she has always been able to create characters that are so real, and relatable that I cannot help getting sucked into each book. The women in this book are the type that everyone can imagine being friends with, and the men are either the type you would want to be with or be related to. Nora Roberts just has a way of bringing her characters to life. I especially loved her Chesapeake Bay Saga.
Second book in the Wedding Quartet. The main star in the story is Emma. She's in charge of the flowers for this group of four friends that own and operate a wedding and special events planning business. She becomes involved with Jack...who has not only been her friend for many years, but he's like a brother to the rest of friends and does architect drawings for their business.
The romance between the two of them, tho stalled at first, comes on full steam ahead. But Emma learns that Jack doesn't encourage her to stay at his place, offer her a key to come and go as she pleases, etc. He's guarding his privacy and it ultimately leads to problems.
And, of course, you get to see how Mac and her fiancee Carter are doing. Then there's also the interaction between all the friends and a few of their events that get a bit crazy.
I enjoyed this book but maybe not as much as the first one. It is a little formulaic and I have already figured out who winds up with who as far as the other two friends, unless Nora brings something from left field but I doubt it. I will read the series though it is not her best in my opinion. I guess I like a little mystery, intrigue with my romance and it is obvious everything will work out in these books.