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A Great Weekend Read
on August 26, 2014
I originally began reading this series upon the recommendation of a friend. I had not read any Nora Roberts previously, but I am glad I picked up these books. As stated in my previous reviews for The Bride Quartet books, the premise of the series is four childhood friends who start out life "playing wedding" and eventually grow up to run their own wedding business. Each handles a different aspect of the business and together they are the "go-to" wedding planners in their area. Parker is the organizational brains, Laurel does cakes and desserts, Emma does all the flower arranging and garden planning, and Mackensie is the photographer. Each book in this series highlights a different one of the partners and the development of their own HEA. "Savor the Moment" is Laurel's story.
Perhaps it is because I read these books back to back (as opposed to those who read them when they first came out & had to wait until the next title was published), but by the time this story began, I was starting to feel that the story itself was somewhat predictable. Even so, it was still a great book and a fun read. Laurel and Del have known each other since childhood, but Laurel believes that Del only views her as an honorary sister, not a possible love interest. Ironically, Del is starting to have some of the same feelings for Laurel, but is not sure how to deal with them. Each is afraid to tell the other how they truly feel, and when they decide to give a romantic relationship a try, they do so only with some rather set conditions. But, as Shakespeare said so long ago, "The course of true love never did run smooth". When the relationship hits its inevitable rough patch, there is little doubt in the reader's mind that the couple will be able to work out their differences, but how Ms. Roberts goes about getting to that happy ending must be played out step by step.
The larger story arcs that connect the series are present in this book, adding to the depth of characters for each member of the group. As their stories unfold, we learn more about not only Laurel and Delaney, but also the rest of the Quartet and their significant others (or potential significant others, as the case may be). I am looking forward to completing the series, not only to find out what happens with Parker (the last of the Quartet), but also to see how the rest of the story arcs are concluded.
* Storyline - Easy to follow, involving realistic conflict between characters
* Characters - Well written and well developed. Each book in the series includes more in-depth info about each of the Quartet.
* Romance/Sex Scenes - Still present, although somewhat more subtle than in the second book. Nothing overly graphic.
* Audience - High school and up