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Savor the Moment

(Bride Quartet #3)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  52,990 ratings  ·  2,095 reviews
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 childh ...more
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Published April 27th 2010 by Brilliance Audio
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Heather McC It depends on what you are into. It's the third book in a series, and I recommend reading the first two first. If you are still interested, the book f…moreIt depends on what you are into. It's the third book in a series, and I recommend reading the first two first. If you are still interested, the book follows the typical rom-com pattern of the first two books. One of the female protagonists starts a relationship, there's an inevitable breakup/roadblock, and ultimately there's a reunion ending with a proposal. It's formulaic to a degree but relatively harmless. Quick side note: there are sex scenes in this book that get more graphic than the previous two.(less)

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Apr 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Let's face it, Addie's intervention didn't work and there is no stopping me now from finishing this crappy series. I need to hit rock-bottom before I will admit that I truly have a problem. Besides, it can still get better, right? There's still one more book after this one. You never know. There's hope. I can have hope and not be a raging bad-series-finishing-aholic!

Ooo, this place looks fun! Let's go!

Plus, this book wasn't quite as bad as the first two. The female was good. I liked her. Plus, s
Fell far below my expectations.

I really had high hopes for this book given that the previous two installments of this series amazingly hit the mark for me. But sadly, as far as I can tell, there was not much of a romantic spark between Delaney and Laurel here. And frankly, if there had been any chemistry between them, it would have felt totally forced.

Nope. I wasn’t pleased.

The romance aspect fell flat in my opinion and the dialogue between Delaney and Laurel was slightly lackluster. However, I
3 1/2 stars

Once again, NR proves how good she is when it comes to write friendship. Unfortunately, that got in the way of the romance and I didn't connect with Del and Laurel's love story. Del was a nice guy, but too smooth and perfect to raise my temperature. Laurel was a bit harsher than him, but her bouts of temper felt forced to me because they were irrational and came out of nowhere. Okay, that is known to happen in Romancelandia, but that behavior is usually associated with a character who
May 20, 2010 rated it it was ok
2.5* This book is difficult to rate because I both liked it and didn't. It was an okay story overall, and I liked the characters, although I did get tired of Laurel at times. Mostly, though, I got stuck on the "snappy dialog" that made everyone sound like characters out of a TV sit com or Rom Com movie. Not only did everyone in the book respond with one or two word phrases, but everyone sounded identical. Even the older Mrs. Grady spoke mainly in predicates. Some of the dialog was funny and clev ...more
And yet another Nora Roberts winner in this amazing series. And this time, though it still revolved around the friendship between Mac, Emma, Laurel and Parker, the story was mostly about the romance between life-long friends. Yes, you’d think it was pretty much the same as in Bed of Roses, between Emma and Jack, but the thing is, Laurel and Del, Parker’s older brother have known (and been friends) each other for her entire life. So the switch held much more danger and possible obstacles. For the ...more
This is probably my least favorite installment into this series and my least favorite couple, and I still really enjoy both the book and the couple. Doesn’t that speak volumes of my love for the series?

Laurel is an amazing pastry chef. The wedding cakes she designs for her clients are beautiful enough to make angels weep, and are always lovingly personalized to each couple. Parker has been her best friend for as long as she can remember, and she’s been in love with Parker’s older brother for alm
Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
Okay, this one was so good.

I love love loved how prickly Laurel is. She’s all crunchy exterior and even though she doesn’t have a gooey marshmallow center, she’s all heart. Del is filled with good intentions, protection, and logic. Together, they’re amazing friends with chemistry galore.

Plot wise, it was good. This is another one that’s nearly all fluff. I loved the slow build up of their relationship and the push and pull between them. It seems so casual and comfortable and I loved every bit.
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was neat I can't wait to listen to the last book ...more
Nov 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010, 5-star
I love the way Nora Roberts crafts her characters. You're sure to fall in love with them while they fall in love with each other.
This third installment of The Bride Quartet doesn't disappoint in any way. Del and Laurel verbally spar with each other and the dialogue snaps as you'll laugh at their witty comebacks at one another.
While Mac and Carter continue to be my favorite couple of this series, this comes a very close second.
Laurel is one tough cookie, to use a baking analogy, and she has love
Miss Kim
Nov 17, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, contemporary
3 1/2 stars

*sigh*. I really wanted to love this one, but I didn't. I did like Del and Lauren, but I didn't like the 'conflict'. It was weak, since she'd known him her whole life. It felt like the author had to come up with something to make them 'have it out' before they got an HEA. I am so looking forward to Parker and Mal's book. We get to visit them a bit and this one, and I kept wishing for this to be their book. Ah well, we can't love em all.
Aug 14, 2010 rated it liked it
Laurel's cakes may have been beautiful, but they just didn't sound delicious. Some writers have that ability to make you drool over the printed word. Oh, I'm sure the wedding cakes were delicious, but Nora Roberts' talent is not in describing food. Too bad. I would have loved a romance novel that also described cake.


Just the word makes me happy. Birthday cake! Wedding cake! Happy day cake! Cakes are celebratory but Laurel seemed like a cranky bitch. (Maybe it was from her celibacy vow?)

Apr 30, 2010 rated it it was ok
This was not a good read for several reasons:

1. Laurel was very childish and cranky. She was snapping at Del throughout the whole book and it turned me off from her.

2. There was too much time where Laurel was telling her emotions to the girls and not to Del.

3. Now that I really think about this series, these women remind me of a sorority. I just can't understand how they are together every day all day. It was too much for me. I must be very moody right now but I couldn't deal with them.

4. Do the
Love Fool
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
#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.

This book revolves around the talented baker Laurel. This series is fun, a good book to read without putting too much thought into it. It's cute and cheesy, which everyone needs once in a while. It reminds me of every little girl's fairy tale with the great company that the women own and ric
Bryce Rocks My Socks
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, fav
i needed a break from the stress, okay? dont judge me. i wanted a guaranteed happily ever after. i needed a rest from worrying over whether the characters in the book would murder someone or be murdered by someone.

there were cakes and flowers and flowy dresses and declarations of love and *twirls with hands on heart* goddamn it if the part of me that still has some remnants of a soul didn't fall in love.

Lynsey A
Unfortunately, this one was just ok for me. I was kind of bored with both Del and Laurel. If Laurel loved Del her whole life I didn't see much of it. I really got tired of all the exercise and scenes with the brides that really didn't have anything to do with the Del and Laurel. I guess I wanted to see them together more and it just didn't happen.

I kind of trudged through this one and was glad it was finally over. It's not to say I didn't enjoy parts of the book but for the most part this book w
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unless the next one really pulls out all the stops, this will probably remain my favourite of the series.

I didn't know what to expect from Laurel, because in the previous books she'd always seemed like the kind of character I neither like nor dislike. She came across as vaguely annoyed and somewhat ill-tempered all the time, but not necessarily in a bad way, if that makes sense. She was also known by the others as the hard-ass of the group, together with Parker, so I didn't know what I'd be in
May 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
I've been pretty eager for this book to come out, as I've been happily following the series. Surprising for me how much I've enjoyed this new series by Nora Roberts since I'm not usually a big fan of her books (hit and miss with me). I suspect part of the reason I'm particularly attracted to the stories is due to the wedding planner theme -- it's particularly girly, and I'm pretty darn "girly" myself! ;) Also love the life-long friends falling in love with guys who've been their life-long friend ...more
Jacob Proffitt
Jun 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, audiobook, steamy
Laurel is the baker of cakes and fine pastries for Vows and the mean one of the group of friends. Fierce about her friends, she doesn't hesitate to rip up at anybody who threatens those she loves. She has been a source of constant pressure on Mac and Emma's suitors in the first two books of this series, so I was interested what would happen when it was time for her to fall herself. Short answer: fun ride, though about as tense as you might expect.

Since she has been secretly in love with Parker's
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Like the previous two books an amazing book. Once you start reading it, it is hard to put down.
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is less exciting than the previous two of the series.

Only Nora Roberts can make the cliched theme of falling in love with the best friend's sibling so interesting.

I have liked Laurel's courage in taking the risk of an awkward situation in her personal and business lives if her relationship with Del does not work. I have also liked the surety with which Del takes the decision of his life with Laurel.

I have liked this book.

Sometimes we read a book that is not only good, it also turns out to be perfect for the current mood were in.
That's what happened with this one. A perfect read for a relaxed Saturday afternoon.

I guess by now, there isn't much more I can say about Nora Roberts' writing:
The author definitely knows how to spin a tale. If you've already read some of the author's books, you know what I'm talking about. If not....well, your loss...

So in this story _once again _ we have some smooth, flowing writi
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tbr-2017
This ended up being my highest rated book out of the Bride Quartet series. Probably cause of the mess that Emma and the crew did in book #2 ended up annoying the crap out of me. This one was a really great slow burning romance that thank God had none of the drama of the second book.

Book #3 is about Laurel. Laurel is the baker for the wedding planning business. She ends up getting involved with Del (Parker's brother) and feels out of sorts about how their "relationship" came about and what it eve
Anne OK
Nov 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010-reads
Superb book. Had anxiously been awaiting Del and Laurel's story and it wasn't a disappointment. Now on to Mal and "Legs." ...more
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Big improvement compared to the last one. No fake, forced conflict or breakup. Del and Lauren are just too good together. Can't wait for Parker's book. ...more
Jaci Burton
May 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story, though didn't love it as much as the first two. That being said, still loved it madly, if that makes sense at all. I'm so loving this series and can't wait for the next one. I love how Nora integrates the characters in this series, from previous books and stories yet to come. I almost wish I'd waited until the entire series was out so I could have read them all at once. ...more

I've been looking forward to reading Laurel's story. She's my favorite Vows lady to date and there appeared to be so much lingering underneath. I adore the relationships/friendships with all the ladies and the guys. Sadly, the romantic aspect between Laurel and Dell was a little flat. I wanted more of a buildup and ending was completely rushed and off kilter with the rest of the story. Perhaps my aspirations were too high? Overall, it was a light, fun read that made my vacation more pl
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: roberts-nora
This was very good. While each of the friends and their loves each have an episode of "misunderstanding" (don't you hate when that is used in the plot), the tight relationship amongst the four childhood friends, the snappy dialogue and their successful business is very fun to read. Onto Parker's book, which I have been anticipating very much.

May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh, Delaney Brown, you are one romantic, classy man. If Carter wasn't already my one true love in this series....

On to Parker and Mal to finish out the series.
Oct 22, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Laurel is the total opposite of Emma who dreamed about romance and Prince Charming. She didn't understand the hype and the dramatic outburst that love can bring. She's more serious, discreet and in her head than the other three. I can't decide which heroine I liked best between her and Mac. I liked them for different reasons so it's difficult to make a choice.

Laurel didn't have the best nor the worst childhood. Her parents were often absent and didn't have lot of money so it's only thanks to Mr
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Nora Roberts Stars
* * * * * 2013 Read Before Goodreads
Nora Roberts was like my gateway drug to reading Romance Books.
She captured me with her incredibly beautiful covers, written prose, and the ability to take me away. I was dealing with a lot and reading Roberts made me feel like I was right there..where ever she sent me.

I read this before reviewing, while fighting a health issue during 2012/2013. I found these books at the dollar book store that saved my life during that time and before
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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Hideaway, Under Currents, Come Sundown, The Awakening, Legacy, and coming in November 2021 -- The Becoming -- the second book in The Dragon Heart Legacy. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her book ...more

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