Thursday, April 22, 2010
Bed of Roses (Bride Quartet, #2) by Nora Roberts
Meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac - the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut's premier wedding planning companies.
Since she was a little girl, Emma Grant has always loved romance. So it's really no surprise that she has found her calling as a wedding florist. She gets to play with flowers every day and work with her three best friends in the process. She couldn't ask for a better job.
And on the surface, Emma's love life seems to be thriving. Slim and sultry, she brings color into every room she enters, just like the arrangements she creates. Men swarm around her, yet 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 been best friends with Parker's brother for years, which makes him practically family. The architect has begun to admit to himself that his feelings for Emma have developed into much more than friendship. And whn Emma returns his passion - kiss for blistering kiss - things start to get complicated at Vows.
Jack has never been big on commitment. Emma yearns for a lifelong love affair. If the two are to find common ground, they must trust in their history - and in their hearts...
I think I enjoyed this book more than the first. Both books were good but this one is my favourite so far.
Second book in the Bride Quartet continues the story of four best friend and their Wedding planning business. This story in particular is about Emma and Jack.
Emma is the romantic, always has been and always will be. She is very pretty and smart and can make beautiful flower arrangements.
Jack the architect, on the other had is opposite, he is not a romantic, he shies away from commitment and he is very protective of his space, this is stemming from his parent’s dysfunctional marriage. But Jack does fall in love with Emma, however he just does not know it yet and he realises this little too late. But do not worry, there is a happy ending.
Jack and Emma have been friends for a long time, and when they get involved with each other, they do not want to lose that friendship if the relationship did not work.
The friendship between the four women is very strong and they love each other unconditionally. They lend the support when the other needs it, and they do not judge each other. They also have a protective older brother, Del, who is Parkers brother, but Del thinks of all four woman as his sisters. Or does he?. Del does get little upset when he finds out that Emma and Jack are dating. You know, I always wanted to have an older brother and Del would be someone I would want for a brother.
Anyways, it was a good book, fun and quick read; full of romance and clichés, it was just great. I can hardly wait for the 3rd book in the series to be released, with is in the next few days. I will have to go and get that as soon as it’s in stores.