#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a novel of love, friendship, and family in Book One in the Bride Quartet.
Wedding photographer Mackensie "Mac" Elliot is most at home behind the camera, but her focus is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she bumps into the bride-to-be's brother...an encounter that has them both seeing stars.
A stable, safe English teacher, Carter Maguire is definitely not Mac's type. But a casual fling might be just what she needs to take her mind off bridezillas. Of course, casual flings can turn into something more when you least expect it. And Mac will have to turn to her three best friends—and business partners—to see her way to her own happy ending.
Don't miss the other books in the Bride Quartet
Bed of Roses
Savor the Moment
Happy Ever After
The frighteningly prolific Roberts (see also Black Hills, reviewed on page 42) kicks off a frothy series about four friends who form an all-inclusive wedding service called Vows. Mackensie "Mac" Elliot loves capturing happy and playful moments with her camera, but her own life is all about work until she meets English teacher Carter Maguire. He's escorting his bride-to-be sister to a meeting with the Vows team and recognizes Mac as the girl he crushed out on in high school. Funny sparks fly: he's a geeky guy who quotes Shakespeare, she's a trendy workaholic who loves shoes. He's crazy about her, which makes him verbally clumsy and, to Mac, charming, though she's saddled with a needy mother, an absent father and difficulties with both that make falling in love complicated. Roberts pulls off a nice switch in making the woman afraid of saying "I do," and her gentle humor and likable cast will immediately endear this series to readers.
Ends too quick IMO
I really liked the book, the characters were very down to earth, not overly done like in other novels where the male lead is a powerful and strong alpha male, or the girl is this incredible vision of perfection and beauty, and I really appreciated it. But I felt that it ended very quick, like now to find out more about them I have to read, I think Emma's story, but Mac and carter are not the center of attention anymore. I just felt that I didn't get my happy happy ending... But we'll see what happens, I suppose, on the next books.
It’s my second reading of this series. Nora Roberts does as a great job of exploring love, laughter, complicated parent relationships and treats them in such a way that I think of these girls as my girls now. I tend to devour books quickly but if I go back for a second time, I savor it. And savor it I did!
Vision in White
It’s been a while since I have read a Norah Roberts romance book. I had forgotten how enjoyable they are and was happy to rediscover that fact. Romance without detailed unneeded sexual details.