Saturday, August 14, 2010

Book review: Bed of Roses

One of the best past time to have during the holidays is to have a good romance in your hands accompanied by a cup of coffee (I prefer instant noodles though, coffee just makes the picture better). That's what I like to do especially when I'm on vacation, instead of waking up early and following and family for breakfast early in the morning, I prefer to have a sleep in in the hotel room, get up when I wanna get up, go out to the balcony, and start my day with something romantic..=) I picked this book up when I was on a vacation in Sabah. I was feeling really bored and needed a book to kill time.

This book is about a girl named Emma who worked as a florist in a wedding planning company Vows that was owned by one of her best friends. Emma was gorgeous and sexy, men swarmed around her, but she never found her Mr. Right. Jack Cooke was so close to the women of Vows (Emma and her best friends) that he's practically family. The last person
Emma thought she'd fall in love with is Jack, because he was not the best guy to share love with. He was so close to them and things would just turn nasty if their relationship didn't work out, plus he was a player, always mingling around girls and never had a steady partner. Knowing that Jack was not her dream guy, yet Emma had fallen for him. At the end of the story, Jack found himself in love with Emma and they got married. Typical and so predictable huh? Yeah..

The reason I picked this book up was because I was attracted by its cover and title, it looks so romantic and I thought this would be another good romance. Though it's so predictable, I knew they were gonna get married, this book didn't not fail to keep me occupied when I was feeling hell bored in Sabah.

One thing I don't like about this book is it's so unrealistic! Emma had a PERFECT life, way tooooo perfect and I'm jealous. She was hot, had something she love doing as her job, worked with her best friends, had super loving parents, and at last got married with the man she really loved. I couldn't find anything not near to perfect about her in this book. People, life is NOT perfect!!

"Romance, in Emmaline opinion, made being a woman special. Romance made every woman beautiful, and every man a prince. A woman with romance in her life lived as grandly as a queen, because her heart was treasured."

"Flowers, candlelight, long walks in the moonlight in a secluded garden..."

"She wanted the day after day, night after night, year after year, the home, the family, the fights, the support, the sex, the everything.

He was one who wanted his own space, his own direction, who considered marriage a gamble with long odds."

"She knew all those things about him, and still she'd fallen."

Emma wanted forever, Jack enjoyed the present. Emma didn't dare to tell Jack that she loved him simply because she was afraid that Jack would freak out and leave her. But lucky for her, this man fell for her at the end of the story.

I think the way Emma thinks. If a relationship doesn't last forever, what's the point of even starting it? Get into a relationship then love that person with your heart, never give up easily in the relationship. But sometimes when you fall in love with someone like Jack, the only thing you can do is to enjoy the present and hope one day he will settle down with you. Good luck everyone.

With love.


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