by Nora Roberts

November 2010
ISBN: 978-0-425-23675-8
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Trade Paperback

Parker Brown is ecstatic that her three best friends have found love and happiness with good men. She knows her Mr. Right is out there and she will find him, in the meantime, Vows keeps her more than busy. Weddings are a big business and Parker is at the top of her game.

Malcolm Kavanaugh has had his eye on Parker for a while now and he is ready to make his move. When he finds her stranded on the side of the road, waiting for a tow, he makes his move and even Mal could not predict where it would lead.

Parker never expected to fall for a man like Mal, but the more she gets to know him, the more she respects him and yes, falls head over heels for him. However, as smoothly as their relationship is progressing, if Mal will not open up his heart and share some of his past, Parker is not sure how she can be with him. If they do not trust each other implicitly, with both the good and the bad, what chance does their relationship stand?

Though the conflict is fairly mild in this story, it is also important because it makes Parker stand up and take control of her relationship with Mal. She went after what she wanted after she realized just how much she wanted to be with Mal. Parker is definitely a take-charge person and she puts that same zest and hard work for Vows into her relationship with Mal.

Malcolm never expected his feelings for Parker to progress so quickly but he is thrilled to be with her. It gets tough however when she asks for things he is not sure if he is willing to give of himself. I liked seeing him slowly open up to Parker when it was least expected.

Happy Ever After is the final book in Nora Robertsí Bride Quartet series and readers also get a look into Macís wedding. This is a book meant to be savored and enjoyed. Strong friendships, lots of romance and plenty of tulle, and a great leading couple make Happy Ever After a strong conclusion to this series. I will miss these characters. Nora Roberts, kudos on such an amazing series.

Reviewed in October 2010 by Sarah.

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