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Bed of Roses: The Bride Quartet, Book 2 | [Nora Roberts]

Bed of Roses: The Bride Quartet, Book 2

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 couldn't ask for a better job. And on the surface, Emma's love life seems to be thriving. Though men swarm around her, she still hasn't found Mr. Right. The last place she's looking is right under her nose. But that's just where Jack Cooke is.
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Publisher's Summary

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 at Vows. 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. 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. And when Emma returns his passion - kiss for blistering kiss - things start to get complicated at Vows.

Jack has never been big on commitment, though, while 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.

©2009 Nora Roberts; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Amanda West Lakes, Australia 07-24-13
    Amanda West Lakes, Australia 07-24-13
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    "Predictable but an enjoyable read"
    What did you like best about Bed of Roses? What did you like least?

    I feel as if I know these characters, which is the only reason to read this book. The story is just so predictable but you continue to read it as the characters are like long lost friends.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I am not sure, this is just a pure romance series, no twists and turns.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator is very professional and consistent


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    probably, just to see who they choose as the characters as I love the characters in this series.


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    Dawn 07-21-13
    Dawn 07-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "GREAT SERIES!"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved the whole series. If you like Nora Roberts you will love this one. I was a little bit disappointed there wasn't a mystery involved, but it was good.

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    S Mandel S. Calgary, Alberta Canada 06-01-13
    S Mandel S. Calgary, Alberta Canada 06-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great Nora Roberts"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great book about friendship and love


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Emma is strong and a romantic.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Emma has her showdown with Jack.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Listening to this book in one sitting would be great


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series

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    Tina Marie Reiter Ohio 05-10-13
    Tina Marie Reiter Ohio 05-10-13 Member Since 2009

    Tina Reiter

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    "Much better!"

    Bed of Roses is the second book in the Bride Quartet series by Nora Roberts. I listened to this book in audio and found it enjoyable. The narrator, Angela Dawe, does a good job narrating this story. Some voices strike me off, but overall she does a really good job and the book is a very nice listen.

    Emma Grant is always looking for love. As the florist in Vows, her wedding planning business with her 3 best friends, she is all about the romantic. She is never at a loss for a date, but even she has to admit that they never make her tingle. I love how Emma never gives up on what she wants and deserves. So many women would just settle after so many dates, but not her. She knows she deserves to be loved and loved right. Jack comes along and makes her tingle. But, this is so not in her plans. Jack is a member of their inner circle. He’s like a brother and it scares her to take the leap from friend to lover. If it doesn’t work out it could ruin everything.

    Jack Cooke has been the adopted brother of the women of Vows ever since his best friend, Del brought him home when they were in college. He knows things will not go over well when he can no longer hold back on his attraction to Emma. He’s always been the love em’ and leave em’ type and he knows Del is not going to like the idea of this at all. I thought Del’s reaction was a bit extreme, personally, but I’m glad it doesn’t ruin the group. Poor Jack is finally ready to take the leap to love, the same leap that he’s always avoided like the plague and all of a sudden he has to fight for it. I really enjoyed how he bumbled around a bit, but once he found his footing and knew what he wanted he fought for it. Having to deal with the group, as a whole and not just Emma would have sent a lot of men running for the hills, but Jack focused on what was important and went after it with all he had.

    This really was a sweet story of taking a leap of faith. I think going from friendship to lovers has to be huge. Jack is strong, sexy and all man. It’s really hard to resist that. But, when it came to Emma he really did give everything he had it in him to give.

    There were some lulls in the book where I just wanted the story to get a move on, but I think that kind of mimic’s life, right? I’m not sure if this book would have been different in print, rather than listening, but I would recommend it. It’s not some whirlwind romance, though. You’re going to get a nice, slow slide into love with the side of supportive, loving and sometimes meddling friends.


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    Kim Port Macquarie, Australia 04-17-13
    Kim Port Macquarie, Australia 04-17-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Vows is where I would have liked my wedding"

    It is just comforting when you get to the end of the first book to know that you still had three more to go before the story ends.

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    Juanita South Haven, Michigan, United States 02-18-13
    Juanita South Haven, Michigan, United States 02-18-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Mediocre At Best"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    NO; not what I expected from Ms Roberts. Not up to her usual heights. I actually had to make myself finish; kept waiting for the drama.


    Would you recommend Bed of Roses to your friends? Why or why not?

    No; and I have always been a Nora Roberts fan. I read the 1st book in this series and hoped this one would be better; it was, marginally.


    What three words best describe Angela Dawe’s performance?

    Uninspiring; and slightly annoying.


    Do you think Bed of Roses needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I started to read the followup (book 3) hoping for a change up - I didn't get it. Unfortunately I purchased books 1 - 3... I won't be purchasing #4.


    Any additional comments?

    Disappointed in Ms Roberts after her previous trilogies and novels. I kept waiting for the drama, the suspense, excitement, etc, etc....

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    Donna Lenoir, NC, United States 01-30-13
    Donna Lenoir, NC, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2012

    Reading is my greatest pleasure and I read for entertainment. Mystery, suspense and romance are my picks.

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    "Nothing Special"

    I listened to this book as the second in a series of four books. As with the first, it wasn't bad but just didn't have much substance. Bed of Roses certainly doesn't have Nora Roberts usual flair and exciting plot. The characters were likable but there was no meat to the story and when it ended I was left feeling like I wasn't finished. Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors but this quartet of books just hasn't impressed me.

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    Andrea Linz, Austria 12-16-12
    Andrea Linz, Austria 12-16-12 Member Since 2009
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    "liked book 1 of the series better"

    Similar to the first book, Bed Of Roses is not the best of its genre. It's pretty simple and predictable but it works as an easy listen while driving. Yet I could not connect to the main characters, Emma and Jack. Only one thing was better than Visions In White: The narration.

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    Stephanie Clarkston, WA, United States 12-09-12
    Stephanie Clarkston, WA, United States 12-09-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Love this series!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I wasn't sure I was going to like this book series and I fell in love with the characters and the story! Great book!


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    ellen 11-28-12
    ellen 11-28-12
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    "THE BRIDE QUARTET"

    Nice easy read. Enjoyable but once you get through the four books it becomes too predictable a story.

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