Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts

If weddings make you cry or smile, you may be one of us who has enjoyed Nora Roberts' Bride Quartet.  With Happy Ever After, she finishes that series, leaving us feeling just as if we'd been to a beautiful wedding; smiling, a little teary-eyed, and a little wistful, but loving the enchantment.

Four friends, Mackenzie, Emma, Laural and Parker make up the partnership of Vows, a wedding and event business.  In the course of the series, Mackenzie, the photographer, Emma, the florist, and, Laural, the pastry chef, have all fallen in love and become engaged.  Parker Brown, the business organizer, and owner of the Brown estate, has her future all planned, hoping for just the right man, who hasn't come along yet.  So, why is she so attracted to Malcolm Kavanaugh, the brash sexy bad boy mechanic who works on their cars?

Mal appears to glide through life, brushing problems aside.  The former stuntman, now businessman with his own garage, refuses to reveal too much of himself to anyone.  He doesn't want his troubled past to dominate his future.  He'll play poker with the men engaged to Parker's friends, but no one can get past that rough exterior.  But, he takes Parker seriously, even if he isn't willing to open up.

Every one of these books has been fun, sexy and romantic.  This one is no exception, as Parker Brown finally deals with a man she can't control.  If this final book in the Bride Quartet makes you sigh or dream a little, it should.  Isn't that what Happy Ever After is all about?

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Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts.  Penguin Group (USA), ©2010. ISBN 9780425236758 (paperback), 368p.

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Ingrid King said...

I finally bought the first one in this series - looks like I have some catching up to do!

Lesa said...

You do have some catching up to do, but if you like the characters, Ingrid, they'll go quickly. I raced through each book because I liked the characters and the stories.

carla said...

i just found this blog post. I just finished the fourth book and i want to find a new book to read. any recommendations? I loved the wedding planning/romance aspect and if i could find another one i would be thrilled. i wish it was more then a quartet and i wish it will be a movie!