- Title: Bed of Roses
- Author: Nora Roberts
- ISBN: 9780515150889
- Page: 451
- Format: Paperback
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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 Wedding florist Emma Grant gets to play with flowers every day and work with her three best friends in the process She couldn t ask for a better job And her love life 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 Wedding florist Emma Grant gets to play with flowers every day and work with her three best friends in the process She couldn t ask for a better job And her love life seems 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 Now though, the architect has begun to admit to himself that his feelings for Emma have developed into much than friendship And when Emma returns his passion kiss for blistering kiss, they must trust in their history and in their hearts
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5 SOLID STARS!My cheeks are still damp from my tears as I’m writing this review. Oh my heart, this was such a beautiful story!It’s been a while since I read Nora Roberts’s contemporary romance novel, and Bed of Roses didn’t disappoint. I knew I would love this book, and I was right. Yes, I did love it! Everything about it. This was exactly what I want from my read!I loved NR’s excellent writing.I loved this very simple yet well-knit plot.I loved both main and secondary characters.I lov [...]
4 1/2 starsAfter finding Vision in White a good but slightly disappointing read, I "knew" - as far as anyone can know such thing - that I'd enjoy Bed of Roses better. Something to do with this 2nd book being better received by most readers and my having lower expectations, I guess. No matter why, I did find Bed of Roses highly entertaining.Emma was the main reason this book worked for me, with her utterly romantic nature. She was also the reason this book lost 1/2 star in the end, when she attac [...]
ETA: Rating 2.5 stars I would have given this a higher rating if it wasn't for the last 2 chapters of this book. But besides the crappy shit that happens near the end there were some other red flags that bugged me. First I wasn't enthralled with this as I was with Mac's story. Everything about Mac and Carter came off natural and organic even with their ups and downs. Here everything seemed incredibly forced and overdone. It took me a good 100 pages to even get into the story. Jack and Emma share [...]
This is a WONDERFUL NR romance! I'm not even a fan of her's, yet this is straight-forward, simple, romantic and LOL ensemble writing at it's best! I don't know about that first book that received such crappy reviews . . . but this one is DEFINITELY worth reading! I fell in love with Emma and Jack and CERTAINLY all the "Vows" wedding planner group of friends (all of which will have a book of course). I did this one on audiobook, and after 100+ audio listens . . . this particular reader was just A [...]
While the first installment of this series will always be my favorite, the second book is just as sweet. Emmaline is a crazy-talented florist, crafting bouquets and centerpieces that are works of art for Vows, the wedding business she runs with her three best friends. She’s had the hots for Jack, her best friend’s brother’s best friend, for 10 years now, but has never made a move because she didn’t want to make their friendship awkward. Turns out, the feeling and the fear that accompanie [...]
Gosh did I ever enjoy this story! If you're a fan of the friends-turned-lovers theme, then this is the book for you. :)It's a real shame the author didn't write Bed of Roses as the first book in her Bride Quartet series. There is more insight into the characters. The emotions are stronger. The dialogue is so much better. This story is straight romance with sprinkles of light humor and funny banter. No suspense or mystery involved.The relationship between the four friends is the cornerstone of th [...]
it was amazing it made me cry
Short Review: Bed of Roses, is the second book in Nora Roberts Bride Quartet series. However, those of you who have not read the first book, Vision in White, can read the second book with out missing a step. It’s a solid book with well developed characters and if you always buy every book that Nora Roberts writes I’m not writing this review for you. If however, you’re a romance reader, or just a reader looking for a book to read, perhaps this review is for you. I liked this book. Am I glad [...]
This was so dumb and cheesy. The only saving grace were the snippets we'd get from the perspective of other characters.
Mais um romance fofo da Noranão gostei tanto deste casal como estava à espera mas por outro lado viu-se mais a amizade e companheirismo entre as quatro amigas.Vou já saltar para o 3º da série! ---O segundo livro - Um Mar de Rosas - tem uma aura totalmente diferente do primeiro livro, principalmente porque a Emma é uma romântica inveterada em que o seu maior sonho é dançar à luz da lua com o amor da sua vida. Foi um livro um pouco mais romântico e do qual não gostei tanto devido ao fa [...]
Ever felt left out? I felt that way when I tried reading Vision in White back in May of this year, and I felt that way again trying to read its successor, Bed of Roses. I attempted to read this about two months ago after having finished and disliked the first book in this series. Normally I would drop a series after disliking the first installment to the degree that I did with Vision in White, but since I own the first, second, and fourth installments in this series I thought I'd give it another [...]
4 stars; from just sheer enjoyment, I would have given this 4 1/2, but I deducted half a star for two reasons: (a) the heroine is the personality twin of the heroine in Convincing Alex of the Stanislaskis series; and (b) TOO MUCH WEDDING DETAIL!!!! I know it's a book about wedding planners, but come on! there was more wedding information than scenes written from the hero's POV.I'm not going to do a full synopsis, but I have to say this one was definitely better than Vision in White, and while th [...]
Nora Roberts has a formula in her romance series that really works for me. Woman meets man, woman falls for man, man and woman are happy together, something happens to mess that up, but man and woman become happy again by the end of the book. It's a winning theme that carries across many of her books, and it is one of which I will NEVER tire.This series doesn't have quite as much strife in it as some, as the something happening to mess it up is more like an argument and a misunderstanding than s [...]
This was also OK but I did like it a bit better than the first of the series. You see more personalities and different characters and you kind of figuring out who Will end up together in the later series. It has a little bit more humor too.
As I said in my review for Vision in White, Nora Roberts never fails to entertain me. What, does she have a special gene or something? Is she a writing mutant? What’s with her novels that always deliver where I’m concerned?Because with Bed of Roses she once again succeeded. This series is more than a contemporary romance, there’s a little of chick-lit in it as well, but especially it’s an ode to female friendship. One of those strong, resilient friendships that last a lifetime. Mac, Emma [...]
I think Bed of Roses should have been the first book in the Bride Quartet series. I felt like the players were much fleshed out then in the first, Vision in White. I got to know them and what their feelings and wants are. I felt that lacked in VIW. In BOR, we get Emma and Jack’s story. I loved every minute of it! They’ve been like siblings since they were twelve, and in the past few years and have started noticing each other in a different way.Emma is the florist in her quarter of Vows, the [...]
I loved so much about the friendship of the four women (and Mrs. Grady!) in this book. I always feel a little reluctant to claim that one of my favorite things about Nora Roberts's books is the strong friendships between strong women, because these books are clearly romance (not to mention clearly romantic). But I can't deny that my very favorite scene in this book was when the five women were discussing prior kisses (or prior lacks of kisses) from Jack.As for the romance itself, I was sailing a [...]
If Emma was in the room with me I'd throw her out the window. "The big fight" was so, so, so, so stupid, stupid, stupid. I can't believe Nora Roberts wrote such twaddle. And it wasn't even just Emma. Her friends were just as bad. So a man has a horrible, stressful day. Comes home to his own house, with a splitting headache, with his own expectations and runs smack into her--in his house, uninvited, with HER EXPECTATIONSd of course, it's all his fault. And her friends, who are supposedly his frie [...]
I liked this so, so much but then the last couple of chapters sort of melted into a big puddle of drama, and I couldn't really stomach half of that. Because while I of course didn't agree with Jack, I also thought Emma and the entire gang overreacted. Jack was right in saying that he didn't cheat on her or slap her around or God knows what, but they were all acting like he'd literally stabbed her or something. Parker telling Jack "She's ready to talk to you, so I'm ready to let you talk to her." [...]
I have all four of this series on my Kobo from the library and I'm going to finish them but I'm feeling suffocated in fondant and flower petals.There's zero suspense. Zero. I knew from book two who all four would end up with (over what, a period of a year?) To get the smexing in, they hook up pretty soon in the book, then of course there's a misunderstandingI'm just about to start book three but I imagine it'll be the same.This book. Oh boy. Lost all respect for Emma when she had a major meltdow [...]
Ok, I would have given this a 4 because of the emotion I felt between Emma and Jack, BUT all the damn wedding and flower talk bumped it down for me. Way too much of that going on. Loved Jack and Emma though. couple.
Wow, I totally forgot how much I disliked the heroine in book #2 until my re-read. Oh Emma, so perfect but a total jerk (I thought) Emma. Who even though she keeps telling her love interest (Jack) things are fine, throws a fit when he doesn't treat her like his girlfriend. And I ended up loathing the other characters in this book who decided that well they couldn't be friends with Jack anymore since Emma was so hurt. What are you? Teenagers? Who does mess like this? I actually booed when the HEA [...]
I think I wanted about a hundred more pages for Jack to really agree to committing. Of course all romances need to end with an engagement, apparently, but I think his concerns about not wanting to be so involved were worthy, too, and I wish they had tackled the subject slowly, getting him more and more comfortable with Emma having a presence in his life, until he realizes that yes, they are basically married already. (view spoiler)[Having it be the Big Misunderstanding and having him grovel and [...]
This book does, indeed, feature another partner in the Vows partnership. Emma does flowers. She loves them even when they don't love her back and she ends up using Neosporin like hand cream. I really wasn't expecting the emotional payoff at the end of this book and found myself crying in the middle of the night as I finished it. The good kind of cryingBesides flowers, Emma is also the heart of Vows. She truly cares about everybody and often plays the role of peacemaker among her friends. It woul [...]
This i the 2nd book in the Bride Quartet and it tells Emma and Jack's story. Emma is the florist for Vows and Jack is an architect who has been part of the circle of friends they all have for a long time. Emma and Jack try moving from friends to lovers.I am giving this book a 2 1/2 star because I liked it up to page 304. Pros: I like the interaction between the friends, some of my favorite scenes were when they were interacting together. There are some interesting Bridal nightmares that crop up [...]
The second book in the series of four friends who run an upscale wedding business. Emma comes from a happy home and is the nicest of the four girls. She's the florist and she is in love with family friend, Jack Cooke. He's an architect and best friend of the brother of one of the other women in the quartet.Friends who fall in love. Girl from a happy home falls for the guarded bachelor type guy. Boundaries, rules, and misunderstanding. Lots of romance and lust as well.The details about wedding fl [...]
n 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.Okay, this was a little cheesier than I would have liked but that is Emma Grant and frankly I ate up the cheese as if it was brie. I love the friendships and their business and I am enjoying reading how each find love. May [...]
"Bed of Roses" is the story of Jack and Emma.Emma is the romantic out of her group of four- she's always been searching for her perfect man and HEA and wants the love story like her parents. She's kissed her fair share of frogs, but ultimately finds her one true love in Jake, Parkers' brother Del's friend.Jake has always been around Emma, but one day the chemistry becomes too hard to ignore and they decide to give these sparks a chance, at the same time falling for one another.To say I struggled [...]
"But you can't have forever unless you take the moment."I needed a light read with minimal angst and this seemed to fit the bill. It's a cute, friends to lovers romance. Emma and Jackson are adorable. I enjoyed this one much more than the first, and my only complaint was the ending seemed a little rushed. I excited to read the next installment.
This rant may contain spoilers.Well, I'm sorry, but this book was a disappointment. First, too heavy on the wedding and the flower stuff. Stuff that if you're crazy about wedding, flowers and gardening would be interesting, but I'm not. Second, Jack. I didn't see much of a personality. I mean, who is this guy? A nice man who's afraid of commitment. Why? Because his parents were divorced. I'm not making it light but he didn't have traumatizing experience like Mac with her horrible mother. Third, [...]
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