Series Connection: Bride Quartet
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Berkley Trade Paperback
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Finally getting around to reading the Bride Quartet series by Nora Roberts. The series pretty much ran through 2009-2010 featuring the lives of four lifelong friends who wind up going into business together. As children the girls played wedding games each having their own calling to the business.
For Mackensie (Mac) Elliot it was to be a wedding photographer. She spends her days making sure that every wedding picture she takes offers an important memory to the wedding couple.
One look at the cute Dr. Carter Maquire, professor of high school English, and Mac is totally smitten. The only problem is she isn't sure she really wants to be involved with a man like Carter, who just isn't quite her type.
For Carter, he can't help but fall in love with Mac, his high school crush. He knows he'll have to be patient if he is going to get the girl in this reluctant relationship style story.
While this story is a pretty standard girl meets boy, girl likes boy but doesn't want to get involved because she isn't quite sure how relationships can possibly last considering her own family history, I have to give Nora Roberts credit in a few areas. First off the dialog is fairly cute with some of the best scenes revolving around the hero. Carter's character makes this whole book. Rarely do you see the quite professor and former nerd as a hero. Carter's friend Bob is also a great addition to story. And my personal favorite part of the book are the descriptive scenes during Mac's photo shoots.
The first book in the Bride Quartet—following the lives and loves of four friends who run Vows, a wedding-planning company. 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.