I'm very happy with this ending! I have to say Mal is my favorite of all the guys in this series. He's the most "real". Thanks Ms. Roberts for a wonderful series! You really need to read the series in order to truly get it and the characters. I highly recommend them all. 5 stars!!
This book is a bit out of my regular genre (suspense / thrillers) but I still enjoyed it a lot. The character development is superb - not just focusing on the 'main' characters, but developing the supporting chars. as well. If you ever wondered what it takes to be a Wedding planner, read this book first! You will never take the things that just seem to "fall together" at a wedding for granted.
Happy Ever After is the last book in Nora Robert's Bride Quartet, a series that revolves around four twenty-something women who co-own a wedding planning company. Parker Brown's three best friends from childhood have found the loves of their lives and are soon to be married. Parker, Ms. Super-Organized, hasn't made time for herself. She is great at micromanaging everybody elses lives but when it comes to dating she has let the ball drop. Enter Malcolm Kavanaugh, Parker's mechanic and brothers friend. He is not intimated by Parkers cool demeanor. He wants to take their relationship to the next level. He just has to let Parker know that his intentions are honorable.
Happy Ever After is a good conclusion to a fun series. I feel like the women of Vows, Emma, Mac, Parker and Laurel are my girlfriends too. Nora Roberts is just good like that. She really excels at scenes with group action and dialogue, and there is plenty of that in Happy Ever After. Not to worry though, Parker and Mal get their one-on-one time too. Mal is my kind of hero. He knows what he wants and he is confident enough to go after it. He takes what he wants and asks for it after the fact. Uppity Parker doesn't have a clue how to handle Malcolm. He is completely unpredictable and the shields she keeps in place end up shattering in his presence.
I rather enjoyed Happy Ever After, however this book was not a WOW book for me. I feel that Mal and Parker were missing that magic ingredient, that certain something, to make it really shine. I don't know if the development of the relationship was too quick for me, or if I just wanted more scenes between Mal and Parker. I really don't know, but something was missing. All in all, this was a fun book to read and Happy Ever After was a satisfactory conclusion to the series.
I'm sorry to see this series end. This is definitely a feel good read. The storyline fits the standard of the rest in the series--girl finds a man who's been right under her nose. Afraid of falling in love but she finally gives in. It's a light easy read and one that I was sorry to see end.
A great way to end the series. I loved the fourth book in the Bride Quartert because it wrapped up the storylines.
My one wish is that we would have been able to see each of the four ladies walk down the aisle. But that is the only wish that I have and I am ok to walk away from these four ladies knowing that they will all have happily ever afters.
Cute, sweet and great reads. I think this series would be perfect to take along on a beach vacation and pass amongst friends. This series was my first encounter with Nora Roberts and I loved it. I think all of my female readers who love sweet stories would get completely wrapped up in the first book and would want to travel with these girls throughout the four books. I did take a vacation from the series between book two and three, but easily picked up and wasn't lost at all.
I just loved this whole series. I like all the couples, and I like weddings, as long as they aren't mine. I did learn a lot about weddings, planning, decorating, etc.
I laughed, I cried, and I even believed in Happy Ever After. If you're looking for romantic reading, I highly recommend all 4 of these.
These are a great change from vampires and heroes. They are fun, happy and easy reading.
Loved this story!! The fourth of the Brides Quartet. All were excellent stories of love, romance and true friendship. The story of four friends and their lives and loves. Wonderfully happy and sad, don't miss any of these!
This last installment in the Bride Quartet was somewhat of a disappointment for me.
While you do see Parker "let her hair down" a tiny bit- she's so condescending that I'm amazed that anyone puts up with her. I felt the book was kind of a let down because the whole "romance" between Parker and Malcolm was just sort of taken for granted. I was really disappointed that there was no real "build-up", and their big "problem" towards the end (Nora is so formulaic anyway) was just really silly. Everything at the end got tied up with a big HEA bow, but I was left feeling like the author didn't really put her best effort into this one. It seemed like she was just riding out on the success of the others in the series.
I wanted more, because after sticking it out for four books, the ending should have been way better. Ah, well... at least the covers were pretty!
As always, Nora Roberts delivers. All of the Bride Quartet books have been wonderful. Four beautiful, ambitious, successful women- everyone wants to be a woman like this and have friends as special. This story revolves around Parker Brown, the nucleus of the friendship, and her romantic journey. I laughed, I cried, I'm sorry that the story ended. I would love to see these four friends- all now with their own love stories- as they transition into marriage and the next steps in their lives.
Kathryn H. reviewed Happy Ever After (Bride Quartet, Bk 4) on
I'm was disappointed with this book. I'd read the previous three Quartet novels and enjoyed reading about the other characters and thought Parker's story would tie them all together, but for me it didn't. You could tell from Savor the Moment that Parker was going to end up with Malcomb, so it wasn't that much of a surprise at all. And,it just seemed that Parker whined to much about should she or shouldn't she get with Mal. I'm becoming more and more disappointed with Nora Robert's novels and enjoying her JD Robb series more.