Sunday, February 05, 2012

savor the moment

Savor the Moment (Bride Quartet, #3)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts cordially invites you to meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac — the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut’s premier wedding planning companies. Laurel McBane has always relied on her friends for support, especially when her dream of attending culinary school was almost ruined by her parents’ financial problems.

Now Laurel is repaying the kindness of her friends by creating extravagantly luscious tiers of cakes and other confectionary delights that add the perfect touch to their clients’ weddings. As for romance, Laurel believes in it — in theory. But she’s too low-key to appreciate all the luxuries that other women seem to long for.

What she does appreciate is a strong, intelligent man, a man just like Parker’s older brother, Delaney Brown, on whom Laurel has had a mega crush since childhood. But some infatuations last longer than others, and Laurel is convinced that the Ivy League lawyer is still out of her reach. Plus, Del is too protective of Laurel to ever cross the line with her, or so she thinks. When Laurel’s quick- silver moods get the better of her — leading to an angry, hot, altogether mind-blowing kiss with Del — she’ll have to quiet the doubts in her mind to turn a moment of passion into forever… Adult Fiction."

I'm not going to comment much about Savor the Moment except that it is the best of Bride Quartet's so far. I mean, I have not read Book 4, Happy Ever After yet (reading it but have not finished it), so I can tell that I enjoy this book more than the other books.

It's just that I can't help feeling that this book is almost similar with Bed of Roses which is Book 2. From the part where both Emma and Laurel had feelings towards the men they adore for years and let it spill after a moment (with sexual attraction, of course) to the part where they eventually understand each other better (especially each other's job). Naturally, both have this scene of gifts which are related with the girls' job.

The only good part of this book is the involvement of Mrs. G and how independent Laurel character is compared to Emma. And Del seems to be practical - not too nerdy like Carter or too masculine like Jack. He is just fine. Yet he is the richest - so that minus some of my points. I don't like rich heroes.

And if you're expecting that this book will be all about desserts or cakes, you're wrong. It's more into cake decoration and design and this is where Nora Roberts' good spot. She is good in making drool over sexy chracter but not over cakes.

Other than that...the book is fine and is currently leading me to the last book of the Bride Queartet:)

p/s: it was quite disappointing that this book is coming from a different version. I wish I could get the big pages from Berkeley (like the one I had for Book 1 & 2) instead of the normal paperback from Jove something..

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