Saturday, August 07, 2010

Savour The Moment by Nora Roberts

Genre: Romance
Series: Bride Quartet Book 3
Copyright: May 2010
Pages: 320
Book Source: Own Purchase

Childhood friends Mackensie, Parker, Laurel and Emmaline have formed a very successful wedding-planning business together but, despite helping thousands of happy couples organise the biggest day of their lives, all four women are unlucky in love. Chef Laurel McBane has worked hard all her life to secure her dream ? to be an award-winning baker. Now, her wedding cakes are as close as anyone can get to edible perfection, stunning creations that complement Mac's beautiful photographs and Emmaline's floral bouquets. Because Laurel has worked so hard to overcome her tough upbringing, she is wary about letting anything, or anyone, get in the way of her work. But a slowly simmering chemistry with Parker's brother Del has suddenly become too hot to ignore.

Another quick, entertaining *sigh* feel-good read in the Bride Quartet series. Savour the Moment is Laurel's story, she runs Icing, the baking/pastry division of wedding planning business, Vows. Whilst it's predictable that a romantic attachment actually develops between Laurel and Delaney, Parker's brother (one of Parker's friends had to fall for him) sizzle and humour save it from being boring. And Laurel, unlike her delectable desserts is not all sweetness and light, she's fiesty and sometimes bad tempered and her snarky banter amused me no end.

I love how Nora Roberts gives us the main couple's story with each installment but also allows us to delve further into the lives and friendship of the quartet that own Vows. Romance aside, it's the relationship and special bond between Laurel, Mackenzie, Emma and Parker that I find a delight to read. The intricate details of their business, embodying much of what I also love; photography, flowers, and baking is a special bonus.

You really can't go wrong with this series for light, fun escapism, the perfect bathtub read. Parker is the focus of the final book and organisation and planning is her forte. We already know Mal is Parker's love interest so I can't wait to see what else Happy Ever After has in store for us - November 2010 for all the fans of this series.

See my reviews of the 1st and 2nd books in the Bride Quartet Vision in White  and Bed of Roses.

This month on The Eclectic Reader one lucky reader can win The Sky Is Everywhere OR Mockingjay OR By Fire, By Water. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.


  1. Great review, I really must read Robert one day, and then are buying in book 1 in this series so yay

  2. I've read the first two in the series (and liked them) so I'm sure I'll be reading this soon. Glad you liked it!

  3. I love Nora Roberts.It's been a while I have not read any of her books accept hers as JD Robb. Glad you like it =)

  4. I've never heard this:
    "the perfect bathroom read." Cute!

  5. I've loved this series and can't wait to read the final book. Wasn't really a Nora Roberts fan until I started this series.

  6. Oh, I really need a good Nora Roberts series to plunge into, and this one sounds like just the thing.

    Thanks for sharing!


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