#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.
Laurel McBane has always relied on her friends for support, especially when her dream of attending culinary school was almost ruined by her parents’ financial problems. Now Laurel is repaying the kindness of her friends by creating extravagantly luscious tiers of cakes and other confectionary delights that add the perfect touch to their clients’ weddings. As for romance, Laurel believes in it — in theory. But she’s too low-key to appreciate all the luxuries that other women seem to long for. What she does appreciate is a strong, intelligent man, a man just like Parker’s older brother, Delaney Brown, on whom Laurel has 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 quick- silver moods get the better of her — leading to an angry, hot, altogether mind-blowing kiss with Del — she’ll have to quiet the doubts in her mind to turn a moment of passion into forever… (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
I definitely have a soft spot for Laurel because she’s just so prickly and feisty. Past that exterior though, she has a kind and thoughtful heart. She’s just enough to keep Del off-balance to keep the dynamic interesting and a great match. They have entertaining banter that shows a quality basis in friendship.
Despite Laurel and Del being some of my favorite characters, I think this is the weakest of the four books in the series. Their relationship is mostly smooth sailing and their conflict is easily remedied. That being said, it’s still an incredibly well-written book and is a great read. And the ending scene with the proposal… whoo! So lovely.
Warning: Contains sexual content
Rating: 5 stars!
Who should read it? Folks looking for a Nora Roberts book with a feisty lead character.
Want to read the whole series?