With a Nora Roberts book you are always guaranteed a happily ever after and thankfully this book is no exception. The second book in the `Bride Quartet series catches up with four friends who run their own wedding planning business (`Vows'), and this time it's the turn of florist Emmaline to find her prince charming. To Emma's surprise though, he's closer than she ever imagined he has been, all along...
I've read books one and three in this series already, so you don't necessarily have to read them in their intended order, though some of the back stories continue from book to book, so it probably does help to do so in order work out what is going on, though not essential.
In terms of chemistry and characters, I think I prefer this book to the others in the series I've tried, to be honest. Emmaline is such a sweet, hopeless romantic and her relationship with architect Jack is based around moving from a true friendship to something more which makes for believability as well as issues. Add in lots of little quirks and hang-ups and it made for a pretty decent read. I liked Emmaline much better than photographer Mac. It's also good to catch up with the other three girls again and see how their lives are going- even though I've already read Laurel's story and know what is going to happen!
Though admittedly this book is a bit twee and contrived in places, it was still a nice, pleasant read. NR has tried to ensure the girls and their guys aren't `too' perfect but I still think they are, personally! Also, they have the most perfect setting imaginable to plan their weddings and are living in complete luxury with no fights, no arguments with one another. Not totally realistic, but hey ho. Needless to say, if you're looking for a romantic read then you could do worse than curling up with one of the `Bride Quartet' books, so give them a go. I'm looking forward to reading Blackberry-Addict Parker's story next in the final book of this set!