As little girls MacKensie, Emma, Laurel, and Parker spent hours acting out their perfect make believe “I do” moments. Years later their fantasies become reality when they start their own wedding planning company to make every woman’s dream day come true. With perfect flowers, delicious desserts, and joyful moments captured on film, Nora Roberts’s Bride Quartet shares each woman’s emotionally magical journey to romance.
In Bed of Roses, florist Emma Grant is finding career success with her friends at Vows wedding planning company, and her love life appears to be thriving. 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 so close to the women of Vows that he’s practically family, but the architect has begun to admit to himself that his feelings for Emma have developed into much more than friendship. When Emma returns his passion—kiss for blistering kiss—they must trust in their history…and in their hearts.
Release date: October 27th, 2009
Published by: Berkley
Page numbers: 335
I have to confess Bed of Roses was the book I was most looking forward to in the Bride Quartet series. We'd met both Emma and Jack in the previous book and I liked them. Bed of Roses turned out to be a sweet book, filled with romance and it couldn't have been more perfect for Emma and Jack's love story.
Emma is the florist in the quartet. She feels lucky that she can pursue her passion with flowers while giving each bride the perfect set of flowers on their wedding day. I loved Emma. She was so sweet and she had this niceness about her which everyone seemed to feel. Yes, her head was up in the clouds sometimes like any romantic but it was a pleasure to read about her.
Then we have Jack. Where Emma is always looking for love Jack shies away from it. A bad past with divorced parents make him believe that nothing can last and he likes his space and freedom. I really liked Jack though he did act stupid a time or two. We get loads of his point of view which made his situation easy to understand. Plus he never denied how attracted he was to Emma.
I loved how Jack and Emma come together. They have been friends since a long time but suddenly they are seeing each other in a new light. If you are a friends to lovers romance fan, this should not be missed. Jack and Emma had chemistry and they seemed to fit each other perfectly. I loved their romance.
We get to meet the remainder of the quartet too. They play an integral role and I really enjoy the bond they share. I also enjoyed seeing how Mac and Carter were doing. Del has me curious too. I am totally warmed up to all the characters now and can't wait to get to Laurel's book next. Bed of Roses was a really good read.