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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade; 1st edition (November 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425236757
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425236758
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (420 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bridal expert Parker "Legs" Brown meets her perfect match in Roberts's delicious ode to weddings and happy endings, the charming conclusion of the Bride Quartet (after Savor the Moment) about four childhood friends who as adults form a Connecticut wedding planning company. In the palatial Brown estate, a multitude of marriages have been celebrated while each wedding planner in turn has found her heart's desire. Cupid's target for Parker is her brother Del's friend Malcolm Kavanaugh, a former stuntman turned mechanic. Harley-riding Mal is a rough-and-tumble hunk who captures Parker's heart with twinkling eyes and steamy moves that melt her cool reserve. Romance veteran Roberts fills the pages with frothy fun, culminating in--of course--plenty of bridal fabulousness. (Nov.) (c)
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As wedding planner for Vows, Parker Brown manages to make every wedding the perfect day for her clients. From demanding brides to feuding guests to last-minute menu changes, Parker can handle anything and anyone with aplomb. Nothing and no one rattles her, until Malcomb Kavanaugh unexpectedly kisses her one day after helping her fix a flat tire. At first, Parker dismisses the kiss as just another twist to Malcomb’s always flirtatious nature, but as it turns out, the sexy auto mechanic really is interested in starting something with Parker. Somehow, though, the whole idea of a serious romantic relationship with Malcomb is enough to rattle her. Roberts, the reigning Queen of Romance, brings her Bride Quartet series to a splendidly satisfying conclusion with another deliciously sexy and delightfully humorous contemporary romance that perfectly celebrates the importance of love, friendship, and family in any woman’s life. --John Charles

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187 of 200 people found the following review helpful By JP Reader "Me" on October 24, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
When I sat down to write this review, I spent time thinking about not only how I felt about this book but also tried to imagine how some other readers with different tastes might feel. Eventually it became clear to me that we are very likely to see two different types of reviews here, so I'll try to give them both. Pick one depending upon what type of reader you are.

Type 1 - Style fit for a fairytale and no holds barred romance. Sigh.
If you are an adoring fan of the first three novels in this series and have spent the past month staring at that 4th gorgeous bride cover and waiting, waiting, waiting for that day when Parker Brown puts down her Blackberry and lets the man of her dreams sweep her off her well pedicured Manolo Blahnik encased feet, then wait no longer because your day has come. Like a certain Disney movie, Princess Parker Brown (of the Connecticut Browns) finds herself a true diamond in the rough in Malcom. Underneath all that tiny little insignificant bit of grease and dust Malcolm might collect during the day is a man who is nice to his mom, cares about the literacy levels of his employees, and most importantly of all --- knows nothing says sorry like a new pair of high end designer shoes.

For you - Five Stars. Make that Six. Go buy the book and read it because you are gonna love it!!!!!

Type II - Enough Already! Do people really live like this? Bedroom closets with refrigerators?
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71 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Nicole R on November 2, 2010
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I have a tradition, a completely girly and irrational tradition that I love and hope to continue for many years. On the day that a new Nora Roberts book comes out, I purchase it at my local bookstore, crack open a bottle of red wine, and read it cover-to-cover. I give myself permission to drink the WHOLE bottle of wine, cry freely at the over-the-top romantic parts, and disregard any work/social functions to stay up to the wee hours to make sure that the leading man and woman end up Happy Ever After!

Happy Ever After is the final member of the Bride Quartet: Parker Brown. Parker created Vows - a premier wedding business in the ultra-rich Greenwich - for her and her three best friends and continued to make their dream a reality by being the glue that held everything together. Efficient, supreme multi-tasker, level-headed, and organized beyond belief, Parker never saw herself falling for her mechanic, Mal Kavanaugh. But, as Mal proves to be much more than he appears on the surface, Parker finds that he may just be everything she has ever wanted but never planned for.

I am capable of understanding books with complex themes and subtexts and then dissect and discuss them on an intellectual level...I even enjoy books such as that on a fairly regular basis. However, my favorite genre of all time is contemporary romance (heavy on the contemporary, medium on the romance) and Nora Roberts is a goddess in my world. I realize NR novels are unrealistic, contrived, and fit a cookie-cutter mold....and I could care less. They are my guilty pleasure and I love every single word on every single page! :)

Let the countdown begin to July 7, 2011, when the next Nora Roberts novel is released!
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47 of 57 people found the following review helpful By P on November 1, 2010
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I liked the first 3 books and was hoping for a wonderful ending to this romance saga. With characters like Parker and Malcolm there was so much potential for drama and interesting dialogue. Should have been more passion and more intimate moments between Parker & Malcolm, get rid of the wedding details and other relatives - these become boring after a while and I skipped many of these pages on my Kindle. On the whole the book was OK but I waited all year for this book and it fell short for me - maybe my expectations were too high.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Casie Reeves on May 8, 2011
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I am a big Nora Roberts fan. I've read many of her books, including her final book in the bridal quartet: Vision in White. I loved the first, liked the second, got through the third, and almost didn't even finish the fourth book in this series. They were all too similar: Strong, independent business woman isn't looking for a relationship when a gorgeous man falls in her lap. They fall quick, have a huge fight where they almost break up, they get back together and get engaged right after the man apologizes. I feel like a lot of her books have the same general plot: the strong woman fights falling in love and then they live happily ever after once she realizes she can't live without him. It's getting too sappy and fairy tale like. WAY TOO PREDICTABLE!!
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Stacy A. Higginbotham on November 12, 2010
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I'm kind of amazed at how many good reviews there are for this. This is not Ms. Robert's best work by any stretch of the imagination. And I know what I'm getting into when I buy a NR romance: couple meets, couple goes on a date, couple has sex REALLY early in, couple dates some more, couplen then decides they are in love, couple has some sort of conflict that causes them to break up, couple gets back together, and usually within three pages of them getting back together, they are getting engaged.

And I've read probably every triology / series that NR has written, so I know that of which I write.

The most interesting parts of her novels, are usually the back stories. But this ... ugh the weddings. So sickly sweet. So sickly perfect. Even the dust ups weren't all that dusty. I didn't like the "evil mother" as the villian in all four books. It was tired by the second book, and really tired by the fourth.

My biggest issue with this book is pretty petty - Mal? Come on? Mal? We already have a Mac and a Del. The best she could do was Mal? I mean she could have gone for Mick or something with Malcom, or anything, really. Use his full name, but Mal? It didn't fit in with his image. And it was distracting every time I read it.

It's formulaic but that's not it's biggest problem ... I really believe these series are written by committee and she doesn't even personally write them. But, this does not stop me for buying them. And I'll continue to read. Because sometimes you really just want the guy to get the girl at the end.

But I'm really glad this is over.
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