Lauren Layne is back with the latest installment in The Wedding Belles series and if you haven’t picked up this series -do it now! Please read on for my review and excerpt and check out the tour stops to see what other readers thought. Then, don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win one of Five Exclusive Print Copies of FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, a Wedding Belles Novella.
For Better or Worse
Grab your tissues and get ready to wrap yourself in a big shiny bow full of happiness: better than a really good hug. For Better or Worse brings us the story of Heather, the assistant wedding planner at The Wedding Belles, an upscale New York company. She’s only got 3 problems: the bride for her big wedding won’t return her calls, her mother is refusing (again) to visit her in New York over Thanksgiving and her neighbor in 4a is running late-night band practice when his door isn’t revolving around his overnight female company. And now Heather has 4 problems. She can’t stop thinking about 4a. But, a relationship isn’t a thing here: it would be weird when things ended.
4a is Jake. Sexy, smart, and saucy with an obsessive fixation on banana bread. Seemingly drifting through life with his band, music, workouts and a steady stream of different women leaving in the morning, his only apparent hard rule is no relationships. He’s not immune to Heather, and her professed disinterest in a relationship is intriguing.
These two are so perfect for one another, yet both so stuck in their own fears about relationships (or the ends of them) that their friendship quickly turns to one with benefits.. neither quite ready to step up and out and take a chance. Jake’s own past and guilt over his own secret that there’s a wall Heather bashes her head against, again and again, until she walks away.
Fortunately, Jake’s mum and the others at The Wedding Belles are not willing to allow Heather and Jake to drift apart, unhappy and unmatched…
A wonderful, and perhaps my favorite, book of the series so far: Layne combines heart, humor and a bit of good old fashioned tears to make this one come around to a happy ending.
Title: For Better or Worse
Author: Lauren Layne
Series: The Wedding Belles #2
Also in this series: From This Day Forward, To Have and to Hold, To Love and to Cherish, To Love and To Cherish
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Pocket Books
Published on: 30 August, 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Will a budding wedding planner and her bad boy neighbor stop banging heads and start hearing wedding bells in the sexy second novel in USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren Layne’s irresistible new series that marries Sex and the City with The Wedding Planner
When small-town girl Heather Fowler finally gets promoted from assistant to actual wedding planner, she’s determined to make it as one of Manhattan’s elite Wedding Belles. Unfortunately, her first client demands an opulent black-tie affair at the Plaza…in five months’ time. Heather’s days quickly become a flurry of cake tastings, dress-fittings, RSVP cards, and bridal tantrums. But what she’s really losing sleep over is the live music blaring from her playboy neighbor’s apartment all night.
Five years ago, Josh Tanner was an up-and-comer on Wall Street, complete with the penthouse and the migraines. But a grim cancer diagnosis made him realize there is more to life than the corner office. If only he could convince his pretty, workaholic neighbor to let loose, too. As Heather lets down her guard, Josh is surprised when he starts falling for the sweet, vulnerable woman hiding beneath those power suits. Soon, it’s Heather’s turn to convince Josh to take the biggest risk of all: love.
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.