Book Review: Savor The Moment

by Nora Roberts

Berkley Books, 2010

My Rating: A

Laurel McBane is the pastry chef at Vows, the wedding planning company she co-owns with her three best friends. The four friends have been close since childhood. In fact, one of their favorite childhood games was playing Wedding Day. Now, as adults, they manage to execute perfect weddings for a growing group of clients.

I’ve already met two of the four friends. In Vision In White I met Mac, the photographer. In Bed of Roses I met Emma. Savor The Moment is Laurel’s story.

Laurel has a passion for food. She’s responsible for the lavish wedding cakes and other pastries at each of the weddings, anniversaries, and other exclusive events. Here’s Laurel’s take on food:

Laurel understood the need to feed, the desire –even the passion– to put food in front of someone and urge them to eat. It was life and comfort, authority and satisfaction. And if you’d prepared that food with your own hands, your own skills, it was, in a very real way, love.

Her contribution to the business was as important as all the other parts. Laurel does it well and her career is soaring.

The only touchy part of Laurel’s life is the modern dating ritual. It’s left Laurel disenchanted and she’s declared a moratorium on dating and sex for herself.

For most of Laurel’s life she’s been secretly in love with the brother of one of her partners but she’s never done anything about it. He treats her like one of his sisters. But after a couple of confrontations, they agree to date for thirty days. Only dating. No sex. You’ll have to read the book to see if they make it.

I’m loving this series. I’ve always loved the author for the characters she creates. With four books in a series it’s given Ms. Roberts plenty of room to explore  and expand on all of the characters. Each one of the characters has flaws and each one is unique. All four women, all four men as well as other assorted characters appear in all four books.

There are other things I like about a Nora Roberts’ story. Her dialogue can’t be beat, but more than that, I love how her stories go deep. In this book we see how friendship is so multi-layered. The friends literally form a family.  This is a romance novel but it’s not fluffy or silly. It’s solid.

If you are a lover of modern romances, this is a series not to be missed. The fourth book will be published in November. I am so looking forward to that one.

Check your local library or you can also find them at Amazon. (I am an Amazon Associate.)

Book 1: Vision in White

Book 2: Bed of Roses

Book 3: Savor the Moment

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10 Responses to Book Review: Savor The Moment

  1. kaye says:

    Wonderful review, Margot! You made me want to read this series right now!! Have a great week.

  2. Beth F says:

    I love the In Death books that she writes as J. D. Robb but I’m not sure I’ve tried one of her Nora Roberts books.

  3. Kay says:

    I’m glad you liked this one so much, Margot and glad you’re liking this quartet. I’ve got to read #2 and #3 before November. I loved VISION IN WHITE. Think #2 will happen on my blogging break this month. LOL

  4. Cerrin says:

    I cant wait to read all 4…I love reading series…but I am the type who wants all of the series before starting them.

  5. I must admit I’ve never read her as Nora Roberts OR J.D. Robb, but I’m sure one of these days I’ll get to her!

  6. Barbara says:

    There were four Nora Roberts in the boxes of books given to me several months ago. Maybe I’ll pick one of them soon.

  7. Well, I’m really curious about what happens at the end of the 30 days.

  8. stacybuckeye says:

    As soon as all four are out I’ll send a weekend reading them all 🙂

  9. Staci says:

    I so loved your review and an A!!!! I have book 2 and 3. I think I’ll take them camping with me next week 😀

  10. Belle says:

    I have only read one Nora Roberts book, one in the Three Sisters trilogy, but she definitely is such a storyteller, with an ability to pull you right into the story.

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