Vision in White by Nora Roberts

Well, I feel like I now know more about the wedding business, and everything that goes into planning a wedding than I ever wanted or needed to know.

What’s it About?

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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.

First Impressions

Mkay, so full disclosure here: I have no desire to ever have a big wedding. Not saying I have anything against those who do, far from it! I just know it would stress me out waaaay too much (aka I’m lazy as hell), and personally I’d rather save the money and go on like, a series of amazing honeymoons for the next 5 years, and probably spend the same amount of money. Therefore, the fact I chose to read a novel about a woman who has a wedding planning business with her three friends might seem like a strange pick. But this is Nora Roberts we’re talking about here! The legend of all legends! Unfortunately, I’m sorry to say I was rather disappointed with this read.

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OMG, WTF?!

Firstly, way too much attention was placed on such minute details of the weddings these business savvy women were planning. From the drama between the BM and MoH, to the annoyingly picky MoB, not to mention the FFIL, FG, FoB, FoG, GM, SOs and MILs, I’m sorry to say I don’t give a flying bouquet of baby’s breath the hell is going on behind the scenes. It was like an acronym nightmare I couldn’t escape from!!

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On top of this plethora of letters being thrown at you, you have to sit and read about the flowers, decorations, cake design, run-throughs, rehearsals and brunches. Add in the fact that Mac is the photographer, and you’ve got the joys of lighting, feet placement, tipping chin up, down, turning slightly to the left, arm around her…zzzzzzzz.

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Fear of Commitment…Sure

The other feature of this novel I wasn’t a huge fan of was Mac! Her parents divorced when she was young, and have since remarried multiple times. It’s kind of easy to see why Mac herself would be hesitant of commitment, or not necessarily believe in happily ever afters. But then you have Carter. The sweetest, most caring and lovable man ever, who has had a crush on Mac since high school, and he just happens to be well-endowed. And he knows to use it (hint hint wink wink). But! He’s a teacher. A high school teacher at a prestigious local academy, and she actually uses that as a reason to not only initially avoid going out with him, but also push him away later! Like he was somehow less worthy because of what he did for a living. What the hell Mac?! Totally honorable profession!!

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Series: Bride Quartet, book 1. I’ll give one more a try, but if it’s still more of the same wedding planning details I don’t know how long I’ll last.

Should you read it? No joke, if you added everything up I think you’d have more pages devoted to wedding details than discussing Mac and Carter’s relationship. Personally, I found it boring. If you wanna plan weddings, or find that sort of thing intriguing, you’ll probably find it quite helpful.

Smut Level: Nothing too overly graphic. A scene here or there, but nothing to blush over.

Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $7.99 Kindle Price. Jove Publishing. 353 Pages.

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6 thoughts on “Vision in White by Nora Roberts

  1. Ah! I loved this series and respectfully disagree. I will admit the wedding planning stuff gets intense, but to me it’s more about their friendship–they each have their own part to play but together they are a well oiled machine. I love their breakfast talks and their sisterhood. I love that they took a tragic event and made it into a successful business. No? Carter is in each book and I love his sexy nerdiness 🙂 Maybe give book 2 a try and swipe through the intense wedding planning!

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    • Excellent point, I did like the friendship amongst the ladies, and omg Carter was the absolute best! I want him for my very own!! You know what may have contributed to why I found the wedding details extra boring? I listened to it as an audiobook! So I couldn’t skim through them. But maybe for book 2 I’ll be sure to read it rather than listen to it

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      • Yes that’s definitely a good plan to read instead of audiobook! I read the actual paperback and the cover is so pretty. Even the pages had that unfinished edge. It all added to the experience. I skimmed through wedding parts. Carter was a doll. I love when he’s like “what’s la perla” and she gets all sexy-d up and says something like “this … is la perla” and he like alpha geeks out. Okay, I’ll stop gushing… Thanks for the awesome posts!

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  2. While I haven’t read it, I have a similar opinion about big weddings. Make it small and spend the money in a more worthwhile way. Intimate vacations? Down payment on a home?
    Most times I like Nora Roberts’ novels and would probably enjoy reading the book. ~nan

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  3. Generally a Nora fan but liked the “born in” series so much more. I agree with the person who said the friendships were fun to read about among the wedding planner gals although none of their personalities seem distinct enough and that’s my usual way of knowing if a book does it for me~memorable characters.
    PS your pic of Max Medina reminded me of the Gilmore girls which reminded me of Milo Ventimilglia. Have you been watching This is us? oh my god so good

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