Saturday, January 21, 2012

bed of roses

Bed of Roses (Bride Quartet, #2)Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"Since she was a little girl, Emma Grant has always loved romance. So it’s really no surprise that she has found her calling as a wedding florist. She gets to play with flowers every day and work with her three best friends in the process. She couldn’t ask for a better job…

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 been best friends with Parker’s brother for years, which makes him 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. Emma yearns for a lifelong love affair. And if the two are to find common ground, they must trust in their history—and in their hearts…"

One of my closest friends made a comment in Facebook,"Aku baru habis baca Born in Ice by Nora Roberts. Terasa seperti zaman baca Judith McNaught je :D"

Yes, borned in 80s and been introduced to romance novel in the 90s, I would give the same opinion. Reading Nora Roberts books made me feel like a teenager again; the difference was the scenario and era whereby McNaught was going over tycoons and NR was showing a new, fresh millennium environment.

It did not stopped me, however, to think that both authors were almost perfectionist. I mean, romance novels, like it or not would definitely matched the bold with the beautiful. We would rarely read that an ugly girl ended up with someone Brad Pittish, Aaron Azizish, or even Gerrard Butlerish.

But then again, what was the fun part of romance novel when you already knew your expectation? Well, I would say that despite having a typical way of showing the flow of romance, there were elements like flowers, friendship and professionalism which made it more digestible and interesting and worth reading.

Maybe I was into flowers too much. Therefore, reading Bed of Roses was better than reading Bride Quartet #1, Vision in White. Perhaps, this book was lighter and Jack was more like my favourite character compared to Carter. Or perhaps the name Jack, with the attitude, made it alluring and kept me grinning.

Overall, the book was not too bad. Something for me to consider reading Bride Quartet #3, Savour the Moment.

Let's just say that this book qualified as a good book - the cover was excellent, the price was reasonable, thanks to BookXcess. And the story had flowers, and wedding, and work, and friends. And...a hot guy named Jack who...was patient enough with a girly girl.

The girl who shared everything including what happened on the bed.

Could Nora Robert made him more alluring?

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1 comment:

UK said...

I truly enjoy Nora Roberts style of writing. This is just one of the books in a quartet about four childhood friends that went into the wedding business together. As always it is well written and tells a love story of one of the friends (in this case it's Emmaline who handles all of the florals for Vows which is the name of their business). I have read three of this series and am waiting for the fourth to be delivered. I can hardly wait to read the last one.