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Bed of Roses (Nora Roberts Bride Series)

Bed of Roses (Nora Roberts Bride Series)

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by Nora Roberts, Angela Dawe (Read by)

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Since she was a little girl, Emma Grant has always loved romance. So it’s really no surprise that she has found her calling as a wedding florist. She gets to play with flowers every day and work with her three best friends in the process. She couldn’t ask for a better job…

And on the surface, Emma’s love life seems to be thriving. Slim


Since she was a little girl, Emma Grant has always loved romance. So it’s really no surprise that she has found her calling as a wedding florist. She gets to play with flowers every day and work with her three best friends in the process. She couldn’t ask for a better job…

And on the surface, Emma’s love life seems to be thriving. Slim and sultry, she brings color into every room she enters, just like the arrangements she creates. Though men swarm around her, she still hasn’t found Mr. Right. And the last place she’s looking is right under her nose.

But that’s just where Jack Cooke is. He’s been best friends with Parker’s brother for years, which makes him practically family. But the architect has begun to admit to himself that his feelings for Emma have developed into much more than friendship. And when Emma returns his passion—kiss for blistering kiss—things start to get complicated at Vows.

Jack has never been big on commitment. Emma yearns for a lifelong love affair. And if the two are to find common ground, they must trust in their history—and in their hearts…

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Bride (Nora Roberts) Series , #2
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5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.40(d)

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Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 190 novels, including The Search, Black Hills, Tribute, High Noon, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. Roberts has more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

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Keedysville, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland

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Bed of Roses (Nora Roberts' Bride Quartet Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 849 reviews.
Allison_Davis More than 1 year ago
This is Nora Roberts second book in the Bride Quartet. In the first book, Vision in White, we meet the pragmatic photographer, Mac, who must overcome her own practicalities to allow herself to fall in love. Now we meet Emma, the florist, who is a romantic to the core. She wants the whole nine yards- and indeed, she'd be the one to have a train just that long. She longs to be swept off her feet by true love. I felt the romance in this book was much sweeter and maybe more 'romantic'- in part because Mac was the more practical sort and had to overcome herself to fall in love. Emma is a bit of a social butterfly, dating around, and an old friend works his way into her affections. This is my fiction favorite right now, as de-stressing is the order of the day. My nonfiction favorite right now is another great book that's worth reading called "Emotional Intelligence 2.0"
sand7s More than 1 year ago
Very good book. I loved the characters. The cover. The romance
Yellowsam More than 1 year ago
To me this was the weakest of the series. I feel that Emma thinks she was "entitled" to invade Jack's home. She should have realized that most men, and I don't care how long you know them, really values their privacy. She wouldn't have had a key to my home either. She knew the type of man Jack was while they were growing up, why did she expect for him to change all of the sudden b/c they were "dating". I also feel that the marriage proposal was rushed and not well thought out. I feel he only did it to keep her friendship.
enigmaticblue More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy this book quite a bit, but because "Vision in White", the first book in the series, was probably my favorite Roberts book of all time, it had a lot to live up to. While it was a fun, light read, it wasn't particularly memorable.
alexia561 More than 1 year ago
The first book in the Bride Quartet series, Vision in White, was one of my first reviews. I like Nora Roberts, as you know exactly what you'll get from her books: a good, old-fashioned, happily-ever-after romance. Sometimes I'm just in the mood for happily-ever-after, and Nora never disappoints. This one picked up shortly after the first story and focuses on Emma, the florist. Emma is the most romantic one of the four friends, but she's no pushover. Emma and Jack have known each other for years, so are both a little surprised when their relationship takes a romantic turn. You know the story: boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy wins girl back and they live happily ever after. This was a fast read with no surprises and about halfway thru the book, I had a pretty good idea who the remaining two women will wind up with. No worries, as getting there is half the fun! I gave this book a 3/5 rating because while it's not outstanding, it's still very readable. Nothing groundbreaking or original, but very well done and you get exactly what you came for. Another job well done Nora!
TomsgirlPA More than 1 year ago
This is such a romantic series with really likable characters. You can really imagine the settings because the book is so descriptive. It leaves you impatient for the next book to be published!
nbsarah More than 1 year ago
I LOVED Visions in White - I'd say it's one of my favorite Nora Robert's books, so obviously I was looking forward to Bed of Roses. I really enjoyed it, finished it in one sitting, but I do have complaints. Emma is incredibly annoying and it definitely detracted from the story a bit. I found myself wishing for more Laurel and Del and Parker and Mal. Sure, it made me want to buy the next two books even more, but at times it felt like filler before we get to the better stories!
always_fitz More than 1 year ago
I read Roberts' first book in the Bride Quartet during my honeymoon in July. I could not wait for the second book to come out. I even pre-ordered it through Barnes and Noble. Once again, Roberts details each character in a way that allows the reader to see each characters' traits as you read. Bed of Roses focuses on the second of 4 stories, each depicting one of four best friends. Emma's story is very heart-warming. The friendship that is shared amongst these four women is admirable. A GREAT story...
vicsuellyn More than 1 year ago
From the moment I picked this book up, I had to finish it. Nora Roberts writes to keep you interested. The story of 4 friends, and each finding their own special niche in life and business and then finding that "one" person who makes their life whole, is just amazing. Don't we all wish it happened that way? Great book, I can't wait for the next one. Romance is her speciality.
RomanticFan More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Nora Roberts for years. While I like all sorts of books, I always come back to Nora. She has yet to write a book that I don't enjoy. The Bride series has started off with a bang. Vision in White was really good and I had high hopes for Bed of Roses. I am happy to say that my hopes were surpassed. She weaves a beautiful story of Emma the hopeless romantic and Jack ever the bachelor. While there is no scandal, drama, suspense or action, this book is a must have. When you feel like something warm and fuzzy, pick this up. Anyone who is a romantic will love this book. You won't be disappointed.
megarae More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this series and cannot wait for the next book to come out!! This book is definitely a page turner and I could not put it down. I love that this series is about four best friends and each book tells the story of one of the 4 friends!!! Great read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this series. It's about 4 best friends who own a wedding planning company called Vows. This book showcases the importance of good girlfriends, it has sibling relationships, parent/child relationships and of course the best part - sizzling romance!! The bonds in this series are truly inspiring! Bed of Roses is more romantic than the first book Vision in White. You can't help but completely fall in love with Emma and hope that her fairy tale dreams come true. She is a hopeless romantic and wants nothing more than to be swept off her feet. You can really feel the chemistry between Emma and the very handsome, Jack. I love the plot - Emma and Jack have known each other most of their lives as great friends but secretly both wanted more. Jack decideds to make a move and changes their relationship forever. It's a "make you feel good" book." You have to go into it knowing that or you might be disppointed; meaning there is nothing thrilling,there are no twists or turns and it won't keep you guessing (you could probably guess the ending right now). But, I couldn't stop smiling when I was reading it! I can't wait to find out what happens with the last two; Laurel and Parker. Vision in White is a great book and you will probably be more invested in the characters if you read it first. However, you can still follow Bed of Roses if you haven't read book one.
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cecirubo6723 More than 1 year ago
It`s great, I couldn`t stop reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book to read when you want to take a break and not be mentally challenged.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read both book in the Bride Quartet series. I love the romance in the book. I love the way it ended. I am looking forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally loved this book. I love all of the characters, their sense of humor, the romance, the everything. Can't wait for the next one!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Emma and Jack's story. They had been friends for years before dating. I loved that Emma danced in the moonlight with Jack.
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JT1962 More than 1 year ago
I usually love Nora Roberts' books but this one... well, let's just say that while I loved the series, I wasn't totally happy with this one. I've re-read it several times but each time, I find myself getting angry with Parker and the other women for allowing Emma to be in pain longer than she needed to be. By keeping Jack from her and not letting him explain his actions when he tried to the day after, they prolonged her pain. All they had to do was let him tell them what had happened from his point of view and then they would have let him explain it to her himself. I loved the series but....
cozylibrarian More than 1 year ago
Great story in the Bride Quartet Series. I did enjoy #1 book better. Vision in White. All in all, the book is well-written with an interesting story. I do enjoy Nora Roberts' style.
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