Book Review-Happy Ever After

Happy Ever After
Bride Quartet (4)
Nora Roberts
Berkley Books
Published November 2010
342 Pages
Paperback
Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 978-0-425-23675-8

Synopsis 
#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.

Parker Brown turned the quartet’s childhood game of Wedding Day into their dream jobs. And now she’s the face of Vows—the one who meets every bride’s demands; keeps every event on schedule; and brings Emma’s romantic flowers, Laurel’s delicious treats, and Mac’s stunning photgraphy together in one glorious package. She knows how to make dreams come true…

Mechanic Malcom Kavanaugh loves figuring out how things work, and Parker Brown—with her mile-long legs—is no exception. But as a good friend to Parker’s brother, Mal knows that moving from minor flirtation to major hookup is a serious step.

No man has rattled Parker in a long time, but the motorcycle-riding, raven-haired Mal seems to have a knack for it. His passionate kisses always catch her of guard, much like her growing feelings for him. Parker’s business risks have always paid off, but now she’ll have to take the chance of a lifetime with her heart.

MY REVIEW

Summary 
 Parker Brown, is the last of the Bride Quartet, who is left that is not engaged. Parker is the wedding planner, and the organizer of the Vows. Parker is the one that makes the bride’s dreams come true when it comes to weddings. Malcolm Kavanaugh is a mechanic, and a very successful businessman, and is strongly attracted to Parker, and can’t forget the kiss she planted on him, but now he wants to chase after her with her long legs. So amidst all the planning and the weddings and events, Parker is dazzled by Mal’s kisses who just about singed every part of her body with sensation, and knows that she could very well fall madly in love with this man who has caught her off guard with every passionate embrace and into a whirlwind of romance and the road to love….

The Hero (Malcolm Kavanaugh)
Malcolm, or knows as Mal throughout this story, is a very complex man, even though on the outside seems simple enough to understand. Mal didn’t grow up with prestige and opportunity like Parker did. He lost his father years ago, and life wasn’t easy on him or his mother, and now has become successful. Mal has a hard time sharing his past with anyone, he would just as soon forget it and think more about the present and the future, but sooner rather than later he will have to learn to trust his past to the one person that he could trust it with…

The Heroine (Parker Brown)
Parker, although she may have grown up with wealth and every advantage, never having to work if she didn’t want to, has made a very successful business with her three friends, and something that gives her fulfillment and satisfaction from life. Parker has never found love like her friends have, and wonders if she will at times, until Mal comes into her life kissing her with such heat, that catch her off guard, and without realizing it she knows she could easily fall into the trap of love if she hangs around him for much longer….

My Thoughts 
Happily Ever After is the fourth in the Bride Quartet, and I am so glad I finally got my hands on this one. I was thrilled to start reading Parker’s story and Nora Roberts didn’t disappoint. This would be my favorite series that she has written so far. Malcolm is the kind of character that any woman couldn’t help but fall for, and I loved the ‘man in the caveman’ attitude he sometimes get, it made my heart skip a beat with sensation, making me wish I was Parker, instead of just the reader. There was such a delightful aspect to this story, with the way these two just fell for each other, that it was like falling in love all over again. Happy Ever After is a sensational read, with a fairy tale type romance contemporary style, a story woven with tender romance on every page, that will satisfy you until the end.

My Favorite Quote 
Sometime, he thought, you moved fast; sometimes you moved slow.
He moved fast, giving her a quick yank that had her body colliding with his. The way she said excuse me , like a veteran schoolteacher to an unruly student made him grin before he took her mouth with his. It was even better than pie. Soft, tasty, ripe, with just a hint of shock to cut the sweet.

My Grade On This Book 
4.5 Blossoms


Other Books In The Series 
Vision In White
Bed Of Roses
Savor The Moment

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