I did enjoy the first two books in the series (MacKensie & Emma's story / The Photographer & Florist) but this latest installment was a bit of a disappointment. This book was the story of Laurel, the Baker of the group who has held a torch for her best friend's brother since she was young. She was not of the same social circle as her friends due to her parent's bad investment and relationship choices but she was never treated as less by either Parker (her girlfriend) or her protective brother Dell. Because she was always part of the group, Dell has always seen her in a brotherly way although in the last book he was surprised when he confused her for a possible hook up before recognizing her as Laurel.
When, after a huge argument, Laurel kisses him the relationship between them shifts and they decide to start seeing each other. Here is where the book goes into a stand still. Literally the story just sits there. They date, Laurel works on weddings, Dell disappears and pops up occasionally to date some more and that is it. Even the night that Laurel decides to sleep with Dell is barely a beep in the life of this story.
I honestly was very disappointed in the book since it had HUGE potential and Roberts just let it slip by. Honestly! Laurel had some self worth issues that were barely poked at except during an argument with one of her friend's dysfunctional mother. Dell had some SERIOUS control issue that were also left untouched. So many openings for conflict and they were left untouched and therefore left the characters with no growth at all.
Here is hoping that Parker's story will wrap the series on a high note because this one was a bit of a disappointment.