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.
This book is pure romance. If you are looking for a little suspense or danger with your romance this is not the book for you. But if you like sweet romantic love stories get this book. This is the second book in the series and I have enjoyed both...can't wait until the third book comes out!
The narrator is excellent, easy to listen to. The story of 4 women is so easy to relate to. I was so drawn into this story. Highly recommended!
I found this book to be fantastic. I was actually very impressed with the narrator. She had a great voice, and really pulled off the emotional parts beautifully. I always love Nora's books, but I do not always enjoy the audio versions. For me this narrator made this book better.
This was actually one of my first audiobooks and it still ranks high among the books I've listened to so far.
I love the commraderie among the women in the story and how their social group formed. In each story we learn a little more about them and how they came to be where they are. I think that the history we share with our closest friends shapes who we are and that comes out in this story.
She does really great voices and it's like watching a movie with her performances.
This book is full of moments that made me laugh, cry, and hit things in frustration. Can't ask for more than that.
I love this series from Nora Roberts. The Bride Quartet is the first books I have read by Nora Roberts and I am getting very attached to the characters. This series is a light easy romantic read. It is not action packed or mysterious but just an all around good love story. I thought I would be bored with these books but I am finding them hard to put down, not because they are nail biting can't wait to turn the next page but because the characters are so well written and you feel like you know them. This is the second book in the series and it focuses on Emma (the florist of the wedding business). It seems each book is going to focus on one friend out of the four friends that opened a wedding business together. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series and will probably go crazy waiting for November to read the last of the four books. If you are looking for a feel good romance then try out these books.
This book is funny and sweet and touching and everything you want in a Nora Roberts novel. I liked it even better than the first book of the series, and I liked that one a lot. Can't wait for the next one!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uninspiring; and slightly annoying.
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.
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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