A novel I absolutely enjoyed. Reading a novel written by Nora Roberts is mostly an enjoyable reading pleasure. This one for sure belongs to those titles. At least from my point of view. Savor the Moment is a very entertaining story with many hilarious scenes and dialogues and the guarantee that you will have a great time while reading.

Savor The Moment
by Nora Roberts
Bride Quartet #3
Publisher Berkley on April 27, 2010
Genre Novel
Pages 352
Format Paperback

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…
Laurel is a gifted pastry chef and runs the successful wedding agency Vows with her three friends, Mac, Emma, and Parker. She strives to achieve absolute perfection in her cakes, their presentation, and the success of her company. Every day, at every event. She has the perfect knack and instinct to create exactly the cakes that brides and future husbands want and that suits them. But what works excellently at work and professionally does not work in private. Until Laurel decides to go on the offensive. After a successful appointment, including champagne, she starts a direct attack on Dell, the brother of her friend Parker, and corporate lawyer from Vows. The two make a deal: 30 days only dates, no sex. If it works then, more is not excluded. It seems to be working, but when Mac, Emma, and Parker get wind of it, things start to get out of hand in a positive way. What started as a game quickly becomes serious and Laurel experiences the summer of her life par excellence. If only it weren´t for Mac´s mother Linda. Her mischievous taunts and poisonous remarks about Laurel and Del hit right in the middle of the self-esteem that has been broken since her youth. Laurel parries in her own way. Sex yes, but please do not pay for any food or baked cakes bought from Laurel. And thanks to her friends, Laurel will soon be fine, at least as far as Linda is concerned and she decides to enjoy her happiness as long as it takes. But how does Del actually see the whole thing?

Incredible quick-witted dialogues, an often very cheeky to lovingly cheeky expression, and beautiful scenes make the actual plot a great experience for the reader. Nora Roberts not only indulges in culinary delights in a delicious shape, color, and taste frenzy but also in the landscape, and in her descriptions, there is a lot of colors involved. In a more or less gentle way, Nora Roberts writes at the highest level, even if she sometimes incorporates a few more hearty words. But these fit exactly to the point and give the action that certain something.

Here four friends go through thick and thin and complement and understand each other as wonderfully as only real friends can. Which also applies to men, by the way. I found the one scene in which Laurel Mac´s mother Linda was trying to get into the empty house of her daughter although Parker forbade Linda to enter the property again. That scene was particularly adorable. The dialogue that developed between Laurel and Linda was really delicious, even if Laurel may have felt different at that moment. I almost bent with laughter.

Her figures are quick-witted, each individually unique and as unique as only Nora Roberts can. Always convincing and so realistic, you could think that it was taken from real life. Her characters complement each other well. Regardless of whether it is the four friends themselves, or the associated men or Mrs. G, the housekeeper. Throughout the whole plot there is a familiar, sometimes a bit rough but always loving tone between most of the characters.

The two main characters Laurel and Dell are very different. He from a rich house, who wants to keep everything under control and in control, she the girl from the broken home, a bit chaotic, but when it comes to her passion, baking, perfection in a person. When both take the next step in friendship and become lovers, the rumor mill practically boils over and Laurel has to struggle with her self-doubt and her subconsciously still very low self-esteem.

Wonderful quick-witted dialogues and wonderful scenes make this third volume of the Bride Quartet a relaxed and enjoyable reading experience. The author once again understood how to breathe a big portion of magic into a love story alongside life and not only to offer the reader wonderful erotic and passionate moments, but also the absolutely beautiful side of a great friendship. I can only say: read!

Happy reading

Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts ©Bruce Wilder

Nora Roberts, born in Silver Spring, Maryland, is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming. Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist.” She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.


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