Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts

Love blooms in the second novel in Nora Roberts's celebrated Bride Quartet series.

As little girls MacKensie, Emma, Laurel, and Parker spent hours acting out their perfect make believe "I do" moments. Years later their fantasies become reality when they start their own wedding planning company to make every woman's dream day come true. With perfect flowers, delicious desserts, and joyful moments captured on film, Nora Roberts's Bride Quartet shares each woman's emotionally magical journey to romance.

In Bed of Roses, florist Emma Grant is finding career success with her friends at Vows wedding planning company, and her love life appears to be thriving. Though men swarm around her, she still hasn't found Mr. Right. And the last place she's looking is right under her nose.

But that's just where Jack Cooke is. He's so close to the women of Vows that he's practically family, but the architect has begun to admit to himself that his feelings for Emma have developed into much more than friendship. When Emma returns his passion—kiss for blistering kiss—they must trust in their history…and in their hearts.

I thought this book was a lot better than Roberts last Bride Quartet book. Emma and Jack definitely have more spunk and their romance just seems more emotionally satisfying. I still wouldn't say it's incredibly unique for Roberts, I mean this isn't a big leap when in comparison to what she's done before, but it's good - and the future relationship implications that Roberts makes in this novel makes me excited to see how the last two remaining women find love. BUT I still do not think these books are worth the price of a trade paperback - these totally should have been published at the normal mass market price ($7.99). They're just not long enough or special enough to be worth the more expensive price - I don't care how 'artistic' or 'unique' the covers might look.

Overall Feeling- Thumbs Up. This book had really good characters, both who showed entertaining personal growth that results in the happy ending.

Series - 1) Vision in White 2) Bed of Roses 3) Savor the Moment (April 2010) 4) Happily Ever After (Unknown)