Bed of Roses

Bed of Roses

By Nora Roberts

The Bride Quartet, book 2

Category: Contemporary Romance

 Overall Rating: 3.6

  • Captivation: 4
  • Sizzle: 4
  • Romance: 4
  • Enjoyment: 4
  • Literacy: 2

Book Description: 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 more than friendship. And when Emma returns his passion—kiss for blistering kiss, they must trust in their history—and in their hearts…

Captivation:  This book surprised me as I did not think I would enjoy this one as much, however, it did catch and hold my attention all the way through.  I did plus the head phones in when I needed to do silly things like cook dinner or drive… but the key there is that I did, in fact, plug my head phones in because I just wanted to keep going.

Sizzle: The intimate relationship written in this book was a little tingle-inspiring.  Roberts tends to focus more on the relationship romance than the physical, focusing on the physical just enough to keep readers happy.  This book, though, had a nice combination of the two.

Romance: I really enjoyed watching the development of the main characters in this book and their relationship both with each other and the other main characters in the series.

Enjoyment: I enjoyed this book quite a bit, though the dramatic part was awkward and rushed.

Literacy:  I have the ebook version of this, purchased a few years ago… That said, I caught a great many typos.  Most of the typos were lack of spaces between a period and the next sentence.  I caught a few other standard editing errors also, but the spacing problem was something that would have been easily caught with even the most basic of editing/grammar programs.

Overall, This is a very sweet romance that I enjoyed a lot.  Ignoring the typo errors, and the book rating would have been much higher.  I will read this again.

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