Savor the Moment
By Nora Roberts
The Bride Quartet, book 3
Category: Contemporary Romance
Overall Rating: 3.4
- Captivation: 3.5
- Sizzle: 4
- Romance: 4
- Enjoyment: 4
- Literacy: 2
Book Description: Wedding baker Laurel McBane is surrounded by romance working at Vows wedding planning company with her best friends Parker, Emma, and Mac. But she’s too low-key to appreciate all the luxuries that their clients seem to long for. What she does appreciate is a strong, intelligent man, a man just like Parker’s older brother Delaney, on whom she’s 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 quicksilver moods get the better of her-leading to an angry, hot, all-together mind-blowing kiss with Del—she’ll have to quiet the doubts in her mind to turn a moment of passion into forever…
Captivation: I had expected this book to catch me a little more, however, it just never got to a captivating point.
Sizzle: The intimate relationship in this one is nice, though not the absolute spine-tingling. I did enjoy the descriptions and teasing that went into the scenes.
Romance: I felt the romance could have been better developed in this one. The two main characters’ main conflict initially being in just getting together, then all went well for most of the rest of the book. The dramatic plot portion seemed forced and not quite in line, making the book itself feel like an enforced “search for more money” to increase the series. Kind of seemed like this book could have easily been updated, and edited in to take place during the 2nd and last books, as a side-plot. That, or it needed a re-write of the plot in general to make the relationship building feel more realistic and dramatic.
Enjoyment: I liked bits and pieces of this book, mainly the two main characters humorous parts and sarcasm pieces. It just isn’t my favorite in general.
Literacy: I have the ebook version of this, purchased a few years ago as well, and the typos increased with this one. Once again, the abundance of the lack of spacing between the end of one sentence and the beginning of the next was more than frequent. I highlighted a minimum of 2 occurrences per chapter in this, going up to as many as 10 in a chapter.
Overall, I felt this book was not really needed as a separate book, or needs a re-write of the main plot to keep interest. I found the book somewhat boring in many places, with some of the dialog unnecessary. I will not read this book as a whole again, though will highlight some extremely entertaining sections for review.