Laurel McBane's life can't get much better. As baker for
Vows, the wedding planning company she shares with Emma,
Mac and Parker, Laurel is doing a job she loves working
with her best friends. She works in an atmosphere oozing
love and commitment, but has yet to make the leap herself,
despite the fact that both Emma and Mac have found their
love match. One reason is Laurel's background. Her parents
were hardly poster children for marriage and long-term
commitment. The other reason is she's been in love,
seemingly forever, with Parker's brother, Delaney, but he
sees her simply as his sister's best friend. When Laurel
takes offense at Del trying to pay for a cake she's baked,
her frustrations bubble over in a kiss that has him seeing
her in a whole new light.
Del and Laurel are made for one another, but she's
uncertain of his feelings for her. Though they grew up
together, Laurel can't help but feel the Ivy League lawyer
could look at her with any ideas of permanence in mind. And
while Del hadn't considered Laurel in a romantic way, he's
rapidly changing his opinion of his sister's best friend.
Nora Roberts' SAVOR THE MOMENT is the third
installment in the Bride Quartet, and, in my opinion, the
best. Any time I pick up a Nora Roberts series, I'm
treated to a visit with old friends, and SAVOR THE MOMENT
doesn't disappoint. The lives of the four friends are
beautifully intertwined in love and friendship, and the men
in their lives are welcome foils for them, providing
balance as the four women operate their mega-successful
business, Vows. No one writes relationships as well as Ms.
Roberts, with the subtleties and quirkiness of the give and
take of friendship and romance, and Laurel and Del's story
highlights her gift at its best. The Bride Quartet is one
of Ms. Roberts' most entertaining series, and I look
forward to its conclusion with Parker's story.
New Love takes the cake in the third novel in Nora
Roberts's new Bride Quartet - in a stunning French flap
edition, wedding baker Laurel McBane is surrounded by
romance working at Vows wedding planning company with her
best friends Parker, Emma and Mac. But she's too low-key to
appreciate all the luxuries that their clients seem to long
for. What she does appreciate is a strong, intelligent man,
a man just like Parker's older brother, Delaney, on whom
she's 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 quicksilver moods get the better of her -
leading to an angry, hot, all-together mind-blowing kiss
with Del - she'll have to quiet the doubts in her mind to
turn a moment of passion into forever...