Visions in White (Bride Quartet #1) by Nora Roberts

Vision In White: Book One in the Bride Quartet


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 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.


Visions in White was my first Nora Roberts book, and honestly it might be my last. If this is what her writing is like then it is just not for me. I found this story kind of boring to read. I didn't really feel the relationships between anyone or even the romance aspects. It was just not the best.

Mac is a wedding photographer. She and her three bff's live on this large estate and they are each responsible for a different aspect of their wedding planning business. For the most part I didn't really see the connections between any of them. You could have told me they all hated each other but were cordial for business purposes and I would have said sure, sounds good. It just wasn't very developed or shown how they really are great friends. Every now and again you would get a little speech to Mac about something, or them worrying that something will make Mac grumpy, but it didn't really feel like they actually cared that much.

Mac for the most part is a strong person. She is happy with her photography and friends. The only issue? She turns into a complete doormat when her mother is around. Her mother is a nightmare and Mac just enables her bad behavior. I know she loves her mom, but come on. At some point she has to put her foot down and act like an adult. Her friends all tell her this, but she just can't seem to stand up to her mom. It was quite frustrating as I didn't completely understand why she was such a doormat with her. Why did she just do whatever her mom wanted and let her mom talk to her the way she did. I didn't understand why she put up with it.

Carter is almost the opposite of Mac in a lot of ways. He is sooo insecure and doesn't seem to have much self confidence. He had a crush on Mac in high school and when he runs into her again that all comes back. Only this time they talk some and he invites her for coffee. He has a best friend who was kind of annoying in a know it all kind of way. He kept making lists of things for Carter to do to go on a date, to win Mac over, etc. He was so insecure he was always thinking how she might not want to go out again or talk to him again and stuff. He was surprised whenever she said she would go to dinner with him or something.

Mac doesn't really want anything serious. In fact she is afraid to get serious with Carter. She is afraid of her feelings for him and she always seem to be running. That would all be well and good, but I didn't really believe it. A lot of this book felt like it was told instead of shown. I didn't really see the romance between Mac and Carter. Whenever Mac would talk about him it was just strange. The way she said things, how she liked him, was attracted to him, etc. was just odd to me. I kept trying to figure out what was wrong with it and why it was so weird. It just didn't feel real. I didn't see the connection. Normally in books where I don't actually believe the couple is in love I usually still see the physical connection between them. This book didn't even have that for me. I didn't believe they were really attracted to each other and the sex scenes were just not good. It was still strange to read and I kept thinking is this supposed to be sexy? That is what is happening right? It was just not for me.

So the whole story was just kind of boring to read. Since I didn't see the connections between people or understand why they did things it just made it eh. I didn't see the romance or even physical attraction between the main characters. Overall not for me.

Rating: ★ ★

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