Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Review - Savor the Moment

Title: Savor the Moment
Author: Nora Roberts
Publishing Date: May 2010
Genre: Contemporary
Rating: B
Sensuality: Warm
Book Disclosure: I received a used copy from Paperbackswap.

Savor the Moment is book 3 in Nora Robert's Bride quartet. It features Laurel and Del. Laurel has been in love with her best friend's brother Del for as long as she can remember. She has never acted on it because she believes Del thinks of her as just a sister. After an argument Laurel shuts Del up with a steamy kiss. This kiss leads to Del seeing Laurel in a completely new light.

For me, Savor the Moment was all about the friendship between the four women and less about the romance between Laurel and Del. Laurel is rather prickly and difficult to like, although she does have a vulnerable side to her which makes her endearing. Fortunately for Del, Laurel's brash personality doesn't bother him in the least and being the confident man he is just barrels through her insults.

I like that this series appeals to my own personal fantasies e.g. living out a dream job of being a wedding planner, florist, photographer, baker, getting to live in a beautiful historical house in the richest part of New England, vacationing in the Hamptons, wearing Prada shoes, having a live in cook and getting to use the home gym. Need I go on? The setting is just so perfect, like living in a catalog.

I just wasn't all that interested in Laurel and Del's romance, however I do believe that this book had one of the best proposals I have ever had the pleasure of reading. That was a fantastic scene. I find myself very much looking forward to the final book, which will be Parker and Mal's story. Robert's definitely suckered me in by providing a few good scenes between Mal and Parker.

Here is what others had to say:
Errant Dreams Reviews
The Book Junkie's Bookshelf
The Romance Dish
Impressions of a Reader
Love 2 Read for Fun
Leslie's Psyche
The Book Chick
Book Binge

This book can be purchased in print or kindle format from Amazon.


nath said...

I actually enjoyed the romance in this one. I liked Laurel :) Sometimes, you need grumpy people ;)

Leslie said...

Yeah for grumpy people. LOL

"Like living in a catalog" isn't that the truth. :)

My favorite part of the series is the four women but I do wish there had been more romance in this one.

Hilcia said...

Although I keep harping on the "I wish there was more romance in this series" bit... I did enjoy this one. I'm really looking forward to Mal and Parker's book, their scenes together suckered me in too, lol!

Marg said...

I started, and finished, reading this one last night. These straight contemporary novels from NR are just so comfortable to read.

I liked that this was pretty straight forward romance - just a small moment at the end but not the huge bust up like there was in the last week. In many ways though the friendships between all the characters overwhelmed the romance a little.

Looking forward to seeing Malcolm get Parker unattached from her PDA/cell phone/constant work calls!