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Bed of Roses (The Bride Quartet, Book 2) Paperback – Deckle Edge, October 27, 2009
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“Writing with her usual subtle wit and flair for crafting realistically complex characters, Roberts delivers the second superbly entertaining installment in her Bride Quartet series.”
“Great characters, fabulous wedding-prep stories, hot sex, and lots of romance!”
“A contemporary fairy tale.”
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Emmaline Grant's job is all about creating the perfect wedding day. As a florist and partner of "Vows" she is living her dream. She believes in love and hopes to someday have the kind of relationship her parents share. But she still hasn't found the one man with whom she wants to dance in the moonlight.
When suddenly the relationship to commitment shy architect Jack Cooke changes and they realize that there is more between them then just being good friends, Emma is excited but also a little bit afraid. She doesn't want to loose Jack as a friend but can't say no to the new path their relationship is going. Because she soon realizes that Jack has some flaws (he's a man so that's to be excepted) but that he also might be just perfect for her.
Wonderful characters, a beautiful story that concentrates on love and friendship and Nora Robert's love for details makes this the perfect book to forget everyday life.
Emma is a great heroine even though in real life it's hard not to hate a woman like her. She's beautiful, outgoing, intelligent, loves her life and job, has the best friends you can imagine and her parents are the perfect couple. But because she is also very kind and funny you just have to love her (I guess some envy is ok). Through the detailed description of her work (it's like the bouquets and arrangements are right in front of you) the reader can share the enthusiasm and love for her work and get's a close connection to Emma.
Jack is a man of action who's sexy and very manly. He enjoys his life as much as possible and works as hard as he plays.Read more ›
One element that makes a romance book interesting is the introduction of conflict. Emma and Jack had chemistry in this book unlike Mac and Carter in Visions. But, the conflict seemed contrived. Emma and Jack realize after a lifetime of friendship that there is something more there. Emma comes from a happy family and Jack comes from a divorced set of parents. Jack is afraid of commitment and Emma wants it all. The reader can tell right from the beginning that Jack is going to get cold feet, break Emma's heart for a few weeks and then we have the happy ever after resolution.
(Possible spoiler) I felt the last scenes in the book were very contrived as every one decided to shut out Jack. Here is a group of people--men and women who have been friends for decades and they rally around Emma and shut Jack out in the cold? Give me a break. Yes Emma deserved some sympathy, but everyone knew Jack and knew his issues and no one stood for him? Although this isn't a very romantic statement, I think if I were Jack, I might want to find a more loyal group of friends instead of this crew who spurn him and figure he is wrong without even giving him a hearing!
This is an easy read, but lacks the power of some of Robert's other straight romances. Personally, I find the Donovans, the Calhouns, the Chesapeake series, the Key trilogy, and Garden triology books to be much better overall in presenting the romantic element.Read more ›
But that soon changes when one night during a snowstorm Jack helps Emma get her car started up again and they have a little hot moment underneath the hood of Emma's car (locking eyes not lips though). This helps them become finally aware that they have an interest in each other and that it may be time to do something about it.
Things heat up even more when Jack gives Emma a massage during a wedding and ends it kissing her which she doesn't even put up a fight for and participated in to boot. But the kiss is cut short when Parker beeps for Emma so Emma has to run back to work and Jack takes a walk outside and then goes home.
After the wedding is done, Emma begins to wonder why Jack kissed her in the first place and what did the kiss mean. OK Emma is suppose to be the romantic but she can't even figure out what a hot kiss means, much less come up with a solution? Her nickname should be the romantic idiot.
Of course she tries to hide the fact that she's got it bad for Jack but after saying anyway too many times to Del about the issue of Jack's jacket, Del doesn't notice anything amiss but Laurel does and she makes Emma spill the beans but not before Emma makes Laurel swear not to tell anyone else.
She does finally come up with a solution by storming over to Jack's where she accuses him of kissing her and just leaving without a word when he should have taken full responsibility for his actions.Read more ›
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I had read one of her books in this series then at the end wanted more and guess what; there was and I love the whole series!Published 4 days ago by Becu
I loved this quartet series. I have read so many of her books, yet I never get tired of the stories. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Jaminb
I love listening to books on CD when I travel and this one made me not want to shut or get out of the carPublished 19 days ago by Christi Hutton
Sleeping on a bed of roses is not practical nor is it enjoyable. I wish these titles didn't cause so many people to go down a dark path they came come back from. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Samarak