Happy Ever After

Happy Ever After

By Nora Roberts

The Bride Quartet, book 4

Category: Contemporary Romance

 Overall Rating: 3.6

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

Book Description: As the public face of Vows wedding planning company, Parker Brown has an uncanny knack for fulfilling every bride’s vision. She just can’t see where her own life is headed. Mechanic Malcom Kavanaugh loves figuring out how things work, and Parker Brown—with her endless legs—is no exception. But as a good friend of Parker’s brother, he knows that moving from minor flirtation to major hook-up is a serious step.

No man has rattled Parker in a long time, but the motorcycle-riding, raven-haired Mal seems to have a knack for it. His passionate kisses always catch her off guard, much like her growing feelings for him. Parker’s business risks have always paid off, but now she’ll have to take the chance of a lifetime with her heart…

Captivation:  I enjoyed this story much better than the last; reading straight through in a day and a half, breaking only long enough to sleep for the night.

Sizzle: I really liked the play, banter, and mutual surprise kiss scenes, and the full-intimacy scenes weren’t bad either!

Romance: I really like the relationship build between the main characters in this book, the way their personalities don’t change, but make room for each other slowly but surely in a realistic way.

Enjoyment: I really enjoy this book, seeing the relationships from the prior books continue on their paths and the building of this last relationship also.

Literacy:  Once again, I’m amazed at the complete lack of editing in the ebook version of this book.  The spacing problem – running from one sentence to the next with no space between the period and the first word of the next continued to abound in this one.  The occurrence is every single page, often multiple per page.  In one page along, I counted 4 occurrences of this.  This should never happen.  Authors without fancy publishing or editorial teams have standard logic in their basic writing programs that do simple things like spell check and (gasp) grammar check.  This simple, quick process is included in almost all writing programs and is a standard requirement for any published work.  Why on Earth was this missed in this series

Overall, I enjoy this book.  The grammatical issues drove me crazy, though.  I will likely read the book again, but every time I do, I’ll spend time on every page trying to force my eyes and mind away from looking at those spots.

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