READ EBOOK ⚇ Vision in White ♌

5 stars Contemporary RomanceI m really surprised by how much I enjoyed this, especially since it was a random read while I was awaiting some August releases and because other than the J.D Robb In Death books I ve read, Nora Roberts often tends to be a little too vanilla ice cream for me But I just loved sweet, shy, nerdy, English professor Carter to bits It was so adorable and funny how he got so embarrassed over his friend Bob s dating advice And the list Priceless He made me smile and giggle so many times I just wanted to pinch his cheeks and squeeze him tight And it was sexy when he got all alpha animalistic in the bedroom.The excessive wedding details were a bit boring at times, but I just skimmed those parts The friendship moments between Mac, Emma, Laurel, and Parker were very realistic and well done I hated Mac s narcissistic mother and was so glad when Parker told her off It s a feel good read that made me smile throughout So a surprising 5 stars, and it s mostly because of a cute geek hero named Carter 3 Rom Com stars Vision in White starts of by introducing a group of besties that run a very successful Event planning agency dedicated mostly to a bride s most defining moment, Her Wedding. How I ended up picking this book Vision in White was basically my first Nora Roberts.So its safe to say I didn t really go in with super high expectations or such.Heard a lot about this author from my besties here on GR and thought to just give this one a go,out of pure curiosity shrug My thoughts on the plot The book started predictably enough.We have the heroine, Mackensie Mac Elliot , who puts in her weight at the agency as the event s official wedding photographer.She makes it her mission in life is to always be on the look out for that perfect moment that defines her client s special dayMoments came and went, she thought It was love that bound them together into a lifeI found Mac a little hard to love to be honest.Given her personal family issues,its not hard to understand why she tends to run away from love so much.But Damn It made the plot line so repetitive boring PShe runs toward love or in this case our male lead Carter And then she runs away from him..Then she runs towards him..And then she pulls awayAnd then she wants him..And then she yade yade ya.You get the gist of it right My only saving grace was Carter Maguire.Damn I want to marry that man so bad He s so sweet, compassionate, understanding, kind, loving, sweet, extraordinary, loving, amazing, shy, endearing.Basically perfect And a god in bedLove s scary, and sometimes it s transient But it s worth the risks and the nerves It s even worth the pain Sign Ladies This must be love D Final Thoughts Didn t really find the plot line original from any angle at all to be honest.Every character sounded like someone pulled out straight from a Rom com..Neither was the back story nor the ending that original or unpredictable to keep me engaged.So this one s going to have to stay a 3 star for me.Will I be continuing the series Liked the secondary characters but not enough to continue the series Would recommend to all Rom Com fans out there READ EBOOK ♽ Vision in White ☹ Nora Roberts Cordially Invites You To Meet Childhood Friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, And Mac The Founders Of Vows, One Of Connecticut S Premier Wedding Planning CompaniesAfter Years Of Throwing Make Believe Weddings In The Backyard, Flowers, Photography, Desserts, And Details Are What These Women Do Best A Guaranteed Perfect, Beautiful Day Full Of Memories To Last The Rest Of Your LifeWith Bridal Magazine Covers To Her Credit, Mackensie Mac Elliot Is Most At Home Behind The Camera Ready To Capture The Happy Moments She Never Experienced While Growing Up Her Father Replaced His First Family With A Second, And Now Her Mother, Moving On To Yet Another Man, Begs Mac For Attention And Money Mac S Foundation Is Jostled Again Moments Before An Important Wedding Planning Meeting When She Bumps Into The Bride To Be S Brotheran Encounter That Has Them Both Seeing StarsCarter Maguire Is Definitely Not Her Type He S Stable, And He S Safe He S Even An English Teacher At Their High School Alma Mater There S Something About Him That Makes Mac Think A Casual Fling Is Just What She Needs To Take Her Mind Off Dealing With Bridezillas And Screening Her Mother S Phone Calls But A Casual Fling Can Turn Into Something When You Least Expect It And With The Help Of Her Three Best Friends And Business Partners Mac Must Learn How To Make Her Own Happy Memories Contemporary romance fans, rejoice Nora Roberts latest release Vision in White is a light and fun read that leaves you with a big grin on your face It s the first in a four book series about a group of women who ve been friends since childhood and grow up to run a bridal business together The manager, the baker, the flower lady, and the photographer each with different backgrounds and different outlooks on life and love This first story is about the photographer, Mackensie.Mac s home life taught her a lot about love and weddings mainly that neither were permanent or could be counted on With the exception of her childhood girlfriends, Mac s never really known much stability in her life So when she meets the Mary Poppins i.e., perfect man, one who makes her feel special and cared for and important she freaks outmajorly.Carter had a crush on Mackensie back in school And now that he s a manwell, he still has a crush on her But it seems that every time he makes headway in their relationship, Mac gets scared and backs off Good thing Carter is a patient man.Carter is my new best ever Beta hero He s a professor and quite the nerd, but he s also sweet, protective, and even a bit clumsy Theyou read about him, theyou just want to take him home with youand then do unspeakably fun things with him with or without the glasses And Mac Well, she has some pretty serious issues to deal with and her self worth is right there at the top of the list She s stubborn, but she does grow on you and pretty soon I was cheering every forward step she made.Nora Roberts is a genius writer She somehow taps into the subconscious of women and men everywhere Her books have a happy ending yes, but her characters also have to work for that happy ending She does her trademark work and brings her cast of characters to life with such vividness that I felt if I just went to their city, I would recognize these people, want to spend time with them, commiserate with them, and celebrate with them For me, that s the brilliance of La Roberts stories Vision in White isn t a melodramatic, emotion wrenching read Instead, it reminds me very much of some of her earlier works, the ones that are just darn good romances No special gimmicks, no mysteries, no death or destruction just two people living their lives and then discovering that love does exist and it s worth the work to cherish it Pure romance. This was my first Nora Roberts s book and I m very disappointed After all the things I ve heard about her writing, this was hardly what I expected Mackensie Elliot aka Mac runs a Wedding Planning business with her childhood friends and is a successful photographer Absentee father and selfish mother with a penchant for drama have wrecked her childhood and left her a cynical, commitment phobic Enter the hero, a gorgeous nerd who emits goodness and has been crushing on Mac forthan a decade Chemistry does its thing and both of them start dating Amidst a flurry of brides, mothers of brides, heroine s mother s petulant tantrums and a series of talk of the town weddings, these two make a way towards their own wedding There s a bit of girl friends bonding and a rather lame seduction attempt by a cheating ex girlfriend thrown into the mix Now, if I could find the person who suggested this book to meAgreed, Carter was cute and I do have a thing for shy guys but where was the awesomeness I was promised The unforgettable romance The Nora Roberts magic All I got was a bunch of girls trying to run the show with sporadic claims of what great friends they are and an extremely annoying, attention grubbing mother Half way through the book, it became so drab that I had to force myself to continue reading I don t think this is my cup of tea I suppose 2.5 stars would have to suffice. This is the first in a quartet of books about four childhood friends and how each one finds the man of her dreams Romance the way Nora Roberts writes it somehow just as schmaltzy and sugary as every other romance writer but with a touch of something else which makes it a muchtolerable read for me I am really not a romance reader but Roberts does it so well.In this story Mackenzie is the photographer in the four friend s wedding planner business When she meets Carter she knows he is completely not her type but when does love ever take that into account Carter is an English Professor and there is a very entertaining chapter when the two of them are discussing books.A nice story about love and supportive friends and a very pleasant read. I have literally hundreds of books I ve never read staring at me from my shelves or screaming at me from my Kindle, and what am I doing Rereading a Nora Roberts quartet for literally the 7th time I regret nothing.Have I mentioned to anyone that I love me some Nora, that she s chicken soup for my soul and a bubble bath for my brain That her books cheer me up when I m sad and comfort me when I m sick Well, she is and they do Which I why I keep going back to her greatest hits time and again instead of reading some of the new and undoubtedly wonderful novels that await on my heavy ladened shelves And this series, y all it s definitely one of her greatest hits incredibly contented sigh Four women, best friends since childhood, open an all inclusive wedding service One is a photographer, another a florist, the third a baker, and the final friend is the coordinator who holds everything together All four women are beautiful in different ways obviously, because this is a romance series , all four are funny and brimming with character, and their relationship with one another is just as important as the romantic relationships that spawn over the course of the four novels Vows, the business they started together, is just such a lovely creation The weddings held at their headquarters, the Brown Estate, are always lovely and unique and just exactly right for the bride and groom I love stories where childhood friends nurture their relationships as adults and find a way to bring their separate passions into a mutual and successful business venture That s the dream, and it s what Mackenzie, Emmaline, Laurel, and Parker have built for themselves.Okay, so while I love the entire quartet, this first installment is my favorite Mac is a crazy person, funny and focused and messier than she cares to admit She s a quintessential redhead with the pale skin and temper to prove it, and she s an amazing and passionate photographer And I really enjoy watching her develop But the main reason I love this book so much is Carter Maguire he s one of the absolute cutest guys I ve ever had the pleasure of reading about Carter is an English Literature professor, formerly from Yale but now happily teaching at the private high school that is his alma mater His PhD might intimidate Mac just the teensiest bit, but that doesn t stop her from finding his tweed jackets and wire rimmed glasses and blushing ears adorable I feel ya, girl I think he s totally adorable, too I have such a soft spot for nerdy guys which is funny considering the fact that I married me a hunk of manly man , and Carter is a king of the nerds He s soft spoken, thoughtful, nervous, and sweet, and all of those qualities are wrapped in a dreamy eyed package Not gonna lie I would ve been totally hot for teacher if he had taught my English classes fans self All of that to say, I love this series And I love this book in particular It s sweet and funny, not to mention hot This series is perfect for curling up with on a cold night or a sick day or a long, rainy weekend It s my prescription for when you re feeling down. Vision in White Roberts Nora I can always count on Nora Roberts to keep me entertained Be it with a romantic suspense contribution the recently read Night Tales series or a straight contemporary the book I m reviewing at the moment Because Vision in White delivered on the promise in the blurb and then some I absolutely loved it, its friendship angle and its romance angle And the characters, oh, the characters were simply amazing I couldn t help but love the four girls, I can t wait for Jake and Del to have bigger roles, I m impatiently waiting for the mechanic to step into the picture, loved the brides, hated the heroine s mother who didn t , and I fell for Dr Maguire the hero, FYI the instant he smacked into a wall I fell for his battleship sized feet, his klutziness, his cute little quirks, his shyness, and a complete about face from his everyday persona he showed in the bedroom lusty grin I know I shouldn t say this about a guy, but he was just so utterly adorable There s no other word I could use for Carter Adorable, that s him This book didn t make run the whole gamut of emotions, but some and appropriate facial expressions were there I cried a little at the sweet and tender descriptions of Mac s photos and weddings, I gritted my teeth and rolled my eyes each time Linda and then Corrinda stepped into the picture, I kept my fingers crossed whenever Carter and Mac were together, I wanted to yell at Mac for being so spineless at the beginning and so stubborn throughout the rest of the book to try and sabotage the vest thing that could ve happened to her, I LOLed at the little zingers she shot around, at the banter between girlfriends, at the wedding biz acronyms, and at the one liners This wasn t a suspense romance, a police procedural or a murder mystery Nope, this was a straightforward, lightweight despite some minor issues due to the patsy gene the H h exhibited , cute, sweet, sexy, sensual I love how NR writes her sex scenes , romantic, friendly, funny little contemporary romantic comedy Definitely a keeper and highly recommended Nora Roberts almost never lets me down Her In Death series is one of my favorites, and a few of her mystery romances have given me book boyfriends Not as good as Roarke, of course Never as good as Roarke.Aww, that s so sweet In this book we have four female friends who own a wedding planning company They each have a specific part of it, and our heroine, Mac, is the photographer It s just a good thing that one of the other girls likes to bake wedding cakes, another is a florist, and the fourth has a mansion that they use as a venue along with her awesome planning skills So, yeah, that was.fortuitous Mac has a meet cute with Carter, but he actually remembers her from high school So, it s a re meet cute He had a huge crush on her back then, but he was the geeky boy that she never noticed Luckily, he s grown up and now is a geeky man Yeah, his character, I wasn t so sure about He s clumsy Like, Bella in Twilight clumsy He literally falls and bumps into things He s insecure Like, teenage boy in a classroom with an unexpected erection kind of thing The guy literally can t figure out how to take a girl on a date, and he is hyperventilating when he does It took awkward to a whole new level Oh, but not When he kisses her, he s all smoothness and hot He suddenly turns into Trojan for her pleasure.But, seriously If the guy can t even find his way into an open door without banging into the side and hurting himself, what are the odds So, let s take a look at Mac, the girl She s a typical Nora Roberts heroine tall, thin, short hair, bitchy, and commitment phobic The problem I had with her, other than the bitchiness, was the constant descriptions of her hair I know that s weird, but it hung me up because they called her hair orange and it was always sticking out everywhere I don t know, a mean girl with short orange hair that sticks out everywhere makes me think of this Just walk away slowly.In other words, I didn t get what the nerdy man saw in her Of course, maybe just the fact that she let him touch a booby was enough.Whatever I am actuallyinterested in the next books with the other, less clown like girls And, I did like the writing and the friendship between the women. 3 1 2 starsNobody writes friendship like NR and I really enjoyed watching the interactions between Mac and her friends Carter s slightly crazy friend Bob, with his helpful lists, was also fun to be with In fact, everyone besides the accidental stressed B, G, MOB, FOB, MOG, FOG, MOH, BM, FG and any other acronym the wedding business can come up with was nice and fun That lead to a lack of real conflict in the story, hence my lukewarm rating I liked this book and its characters, since it was impossible to hate such nice people, and the story was very easy to read, but I can t say I loved it.Will I be reading the rest of the series Of course I m curious about Carter and Mac s friends and I m pretty sure their stories will be at least as nice as this one.P.S After rereading my review, I couldn t help noticing how many times I used the adjective nice Well, what can I say This was a nice story, LOL.