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Happy Ever After (Bride Quartet #4)

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Dreams are realized in the eagerly-awaited fourth novel in Nora Roberts's Bride Quartet.

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 Malcomb Kavanaugh loves figuring out how things work, and Parker is no exception. Both know that moving
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Paperback, 333 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2010)
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Vicki
Apr 27, 2016 Vicki rated it did not like it
BOO. And also hiss. What a load of crap this book was. The series started out mediocre and just went downhill from there. Allow me to summarize this book for you:

Parker is great at many things. No, Parker is great at all things. She works out seven days a week. She never hits the snooze button. She has three best friends. They have been best friends for thirty years and run a business together. Their conversations with each other consist of talking about men and agreeing about every single thing
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Mafi
Jul 22, 2016 Mafi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pt, 2016
Este custou a ler. Mas ler uma série de seguida tem destas coisas, há muita repetição.

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Nunca tinha gostado muito da Parker e já se sabia que o par dela ia ser o Malcom, aliás a historia deles começa logo no terceiro livro.
Ainda pensei parar na série e depois pegar neste livro quando sentisse mais vontade mas sabia que se não o lesse agora já não o ia ler tão cedo e eu queria mesmo acabar com a série. Foi com algum esforço que li este livro mas na verdade nunca gostei muito da Parker e em
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Mojca
Happy Ever After (Nora Roberts' Bride Quartet Series #4) And another great Bride Quartet book to close the series. Despite it didn't quite meet my high expectations (the sparkage between Mal and Parker in the previous books somehow mellowed down), I still loved it from beginning to end.

I think this was the book with the most perfect blend of romance and friendship of the series. While there was a bigger emphasis on friendship in Vision in White and Bed of Roses and with Savor the Moment more rom
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Ns
Nov 17, 2010 Ns rated it really liked it
Happy Ever After/ The Bride Quartet is a toast to lifelong friends, to making memories, to celebrating moments, and to first and final loves.

Happy Ever After is likely my favorite novel of the series. Like the other novels in the series, the friendships, the camaraderie, the trials and triumphs of falling in love are all very inviting and appealing. You are there among friends as you journey alongside each women towards their happy ever afters. Reading Happy Ever After was bittersweet; I was eag
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willaful
Dec 13, 2010 willaful rated it it was ok
The level of fantasy in this story reminds me of one of Baum’s “Oz” books, where filled lunchboxes grow on bushes. Parker’s home is always perfectly neat and there’s invariably a well-stocked little refrigerator wherever you go, even in her closet -- with no sign of a house staff other than the always available cook. This isn’t wedding porn, it’s organization porn.

Annoyingly, I was noticing this stuff more than connecting with the story. I can’t exactly call it boring, yet I had to keep rereadin
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Love Fool
Aug 09, 2016 Love Fool rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts cordially invites you to meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac—the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut's premier wedding planning companies.

Parker Brown turned the quartet's childhood game of Wedding Day into their dream jobs. And now she's the face of Vows—the one who meets every bride's demands; she knows how to make dreams come true...

Mechanic Malcom Kavanaugh loves figuring out how things work, and Parker Brown—with her mile-l
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Mollie *scoutrmom*
Nov 07, 2010 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: discriminating lovers of contemporary romance
Having read the first three books in the quartet, I thought I knew what I was in for. Roberts managed to surprise me again. As I own more than 100 books by her (everything except her J.D. Robb work), it often amazes me that she can come up with something new and fresh.

One need not read The Bride Quartet in order, though it doesn't hurt. This makes a good stand-alone as well as the crown jewel of an already excellent series.

I've still got tears in my eyes and a little sniffle from the final scene
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♥ Melody
2.5 stars
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I'm glad just to be done with this series, and done with Nora Roberts. Sorry but I've come to realize her writing style just isn't for me. Her stories and characters touch the surface but nothing else. There is nothing unique or intriguing about her work, just a bunch of unoriginal characters thrown into repetitive recycled stories. This is supposed to be one of her strongest series if I'm not mistaken and the only hit for me was Mac and Carter's book.

I thought Parker would really irri
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Lynsey A
The last book is the best in the series, IMO. I laughed out loud several times and I don't recall doing that with any of the other books. Unlike the previous book, Savor the Moment, this one wasn't bogged down with exercise and friend time. We got to see quite a bit of Malcolm and Parker together. They are a cute couple and because they were so different they fit together perfectly.

This was definitely an improvement over the other books and absolutely a great way to end the series.

Who couldn't
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Jane
Mar 12, 2012 Jane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Finished all four and I think it got better after the flop of book 2.

I have to say though, there's such an...incestuous feel to how interwoven all their lives are. No one comes in from the inside. Everyone's someone who's always been there. Even Malcolm and his mom turn out to be connected to Parker's parents.

I think what was missing was the presence of a choice for the women. There was none. No rivals for their affection, no doubt really about who they were destined to be with. I guess it's ant
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Miss Kim
Apr 23, 2011 Miss Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, 2011
The conclusion to Ms. Robert’s Bride Quartet was eagerly anticipated by many, including me, even though over all the series itself is just MEH. That is just ‘meh’, it is not an acronym for something---as all know that annoying acronyms fill these books! MOB FOG MOH…bah! Although the best man was not labeled BM…to my inner ‘middle school boy’s’ disappointment.

So... back to the review. If there are real people in the world like Parker, I’ve yet to meet one. She was so organized and anal to the poi
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Katya
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Steph
Jan 02, 2016 Steph rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this book and here's hoping for starting the year with the romance book might insight some real life romance! LOL one can always dream! LOL The characters are really sweet and I love weddings and this one wasn't so sappy really liked it
Cherise
Nov 20, 2010 Cherise rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Found myself skimming through all the wedding detail. Pages and Pages dedicated to weddings and characters I cared little about. Definitely not my favorite series by her.
Norma
This was not as good as the others This series has a lot of mixed reviews. Me, personally--I've loved it! I love the friendship, the "bromance" with the men, and especially all the wedding talk! AAR called it wedding porn and I agree! LOVE IT!

That being said, there just wasn't enough Parker and Malcolm in this story. I liked Parker and wanted to see her loose her cool facade and fall in love. However, I never saw that. Ms. Roberts told me she fell in love, but I didn't see it happen so I just ha
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Heather
Nov 03, 2010 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mal was PERFECT for Parker. He ruffles the unflappable Ms. Brown, and I couldn't stop reading until I had finished the book...in an afternoon! I loved the continuation of the previous friends' stories in the quartet, and how close knit these friends and SO's are, and that Parker can really TALK to these men as she does with her "sisters." Malcolm is all rough edges: overdue haircut, a stubbly beard, greasy jeans and a worn leather jacket. Parker is pristine: color coded closet, matched underwear ...more
Laura V.
3.5/5

Final de una serie. Hace mil años que la comencé y al fin pude terminarla.
Parker siempre me ha intrigado por lo curioso que me resultaba imaginarla enamorada. Luego del libro de Lauren, y lo que pasó en la casa de la playa, morí de ganas de tener este libro, fui, me lo compré, y estoy un poquitín arrepentida.
Mis libros favoritos siempre serán los de Mac y Lauren <3
Parker quiere controlar la relación, todo el tiempo, exige mucho, es bastante pesada, densa, no entiende cosas e incomoda un
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Sandra
La historia de Laurel y Malcolm me ha enamorado de una manera que hacía tiempo que no me pasaba. Los dos son adorables juntos y creo que se complementan el uno al otro perfectamente. Me da pena acabar la vida de estas cuatro chicas, porque exceptuando la de Emma (que me pareció y siempre me parecerá una petarda), todas me encantaron. Eso sí, he echado en falta las bodas de las demás, porque ver la boda de Mac y Carter ha sido adorable. Pero no sé, me falta algo. Y ese algo es que desde el final ...more
Julie
Nov 09, 2010 Julie rated it it was amazing
“Happy Ever After” is the fourth and final installment in Nora Roberts’ Bride Quartet series. Mac is the photographer, Emma is the florist/decorator, Laurel is the baker and Parker is the details girl and the brains behind Vows. We’ve followed Mac, Emma and Laurel as they met and fell for the loves of their lives, and now it’s Parker’s turn.

I love Parker. She’s anal and organized and I wish I was more like her. She’s just so with it and on top of everything. Even when falling in love, she’s not
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İlkim
Bu yorumu Kitap Esintisi sayfasında bulabilirsiniz.

Düğün serisinin de sonuna gelmiş olduk bu kitapla. Serinin bitişi beni biraz hüzne soksa da final gerçekten güzel oldu. Bu kitap Parker’ın aşkı bulmasını anlatıyor, zaten kızlar arasından da tek o kalmıştı. Ve de şanslı erkeğimiz ise kitaptaki erkek grubun yakın bir arkadaşları olan seksi tamircimiz Malcolm. Parker ile aralarında bir önceki kitaptan da bir şeyler başlamış olsa da, ilişkinin alevlenmesi bu kitabın başlarında gerçekleşiyor.

Parker
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May
Truly a disappointment.

I'm so bummed! I've loved this series and all of the love stories, except this one. I never got the emotional connection like I did in the others. It just didn't feel quite right, didn't have the great sparkle of a great N.R. novel.

Parker was utterly boring as a heroine- she really had nothing remarkable or interesting about her. I had been looking forward to finally getting inside her head and j felt like nothing was there. Sure she's a great person and friend... So wha
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Natalia815
Jun 13, 2015 Natalia815 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nora-roberts
De Nora he leído dos sagas: Hotel Boonsboro y 4 Bodas. Aunque las dos son maravillosas, me quedo con 4 Bodas.

Adoro a las cuatro protagonistas, mujeres fuertes, independientes, que se apoyan en cualquier situación. ¿Y que decir de los protagonistas?, son maravillosos, si tuviera que elegir, no sé con cual me quedaría.

Saga ALTAMENTE recomendada. Quiero leer más cosas de Nora, pero tiene tantas sagas que no se con cuál seguir. ¡Acepto sugerencias! :)
Hope Ortego
May 17, 2016 Hope Ortego rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved Parker's story. I thought it was a great conclusion to the Bride Quartet.
Samantha
Dec 09, 2010 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
I absolutely loved it. Mal was my kind of guy. I loved how he pushed Parker and confused the heck out of her. They were the perfect match. I'm glad NR closed it off the way that she did. The gift that Mal gave to Parker was perfect. Of course a gal like me would appreciate it.
Ally
Jan 03, 2011 Ally rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
This is the fourth and sadly the final book in the Bride Quartet series.
Mackenzie, Parker, Laurel and Emmaline have been friends since childhood and have formed a successful wedding planning business together called Vows. Although they help thousands of couples organise their biggest day, all have been unlucky in love. Until now....
Parker Brown turned the quartet's childhood game of Wedding Day into their dream jobs. And now she's the face of Vows. The one who meets every bride's demands; keep
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A. Jemima
Jan 18, 2012 A. Jemima rated it it was ok
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Quinn
3.5 stars

Nora Roberts books are like comfort food for me. They are always reliable and leave me feeling warm, satisfied and content. I just enjoy her writing. Always.

Happy Ever After is the final installment in the Bride Quartet, stories of four life-long friends who run a Wedding Planner business finding their own happy-ever-after.

It is a fairly common theme in NR’s trilogies and quartets that one or more characters establish their own business, and I usually enjoy the details and insight she p
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Estara
Aug 26, 2012 Estara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the series
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Nicole R
Sep 30, 2012 Nicole R rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a tradition, a completely girly and irrational tradition that I love and hope to continue for many years. On the day that a new Nora Roberts book comes out, I purchase it at my local bookstore, crack open a bottle of red wine, and read it cover-to-cover. I give myself permission to drink the WHOLE bottle of wine, cry freely at the over-the-top romantic parts, and disregard any work/social functions to stay up to the wee hours to make sure that the leading man and woman end up Happy Ever A ...more
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3,5

"Ömrüm Senindir" Gelin serisinin son kitabıda okundu.

Merakla ve sabırsızlıkla beklediğim bir kitaptı ama beklentimi karşılamakta biraz yetersiz kaldı kitap.. Ben 3 günde bir Nora kitabı bitiriyorsam zaten kesin vardır bişeyler:)

3. kitabı çok sevmiştim onu düşünüyorum orada Parker ve Mall ilişkisi bu kitaptakinden bile daha iyiydi bana göre. Çok bir araya gelip bişeyler paylaştıklarını okuyamadık gibi geldi bana. Ben daha fazla bu ikiliyi görmek istiyordum Nora organizasyon işlerine çook fazl
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Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She began writing when a blizzard in February 1979 kept her in her hilltop home with a three and six year old for nearly a week of canceled kindergarten and dwindling chocolate supplies.

During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write a story for her own entertainment. From the first page, she knew it was wha
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