Monday, July 18, 2016

Lauren Layne - To Have and To Hold review and excerpt

Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in The Wedding Belles!

The Wedding Belles #1
Lauren Layne
Releasing July 26th, 2016
Pocket Books

Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in The Wedding Belles, her sizzling brand new contemporary romance series about three ambitious wedding planners who can make any bride’s dream come true…but their own.

Discovering her fiancĂ© is an international conman just moments before they exchange vows devastates celebrity wedding planner Brooke Burke’s business—and breaks her heart. Now a pariah in Los Angeles, she seeks a fresh start in New York City and thinks she’s found it with her first bridal client, a sweet, if slightly spoiled, hotel heiress. Then she meets the uptight businessman who’s holding the purse springs.

Seth Tyler wishes he could write a blank check and be done with his sister’s fancy-pants wedding. Unfortunately, micromanaging the event is his only chance at proving Maya’s fiancĂ© is a liar. Standing directly in his way is the stunning blonde wedding planner whose practiced smiles and sassy comebacks both irritate and arouse him. He needs Brooke’s help. But can he persuade a wedding planner on a comeback mission to unplan a wedding? And more importantly, how will he convince her that the wedding she should be planning…is theirs?

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My Review:

I love the start of a new series and this book was FANTASTIC! Granted, we already saw a little of the Belle's in From This Day Forward, but  you don't have to read that book to get this book.  Anyway, Brooke and Seth.  *sigh*  Lauren Layne knows how to bring the feels!  Her characters are charming, realistic and easy to fall in love with.  I was easily and quickly lost in Seth and Brooke's world.  The banter back and forth between Seth and Brooke was often times laugh out loud funny and a few times I wanted to strangle Seth.  But the emotions these two go through and bring to the reader, oh my goodness!  I did not want to put this book down! Neither one of them want a relationship, for very different reasons, but they also can't avoid each other since Brooke is Maya's wedding planner. It's a delicious read. 

I also loved getting a glimpse into the lives of the Wedding Belles and seeing them support one another. They are so different and each have their own stories, as this book sets that up.  I'm looking forward to reading Heather's story next! 

Lauren lives in New York City with her husband (who was her high school sweetheart--cute, right?!) and plus-sized Pomeranian.

Five years ago, she ditched her corporate career in Seattle to pursue a full-time writing career in Manhattan.

She writes smart romantic comedies with just enough sexy-times to make your mother blush, and in her ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.

When not bringing The Sexy, she likes to blog about her Instagram addiction, and why mean girls are the worst.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun review! Thank you for featuring TO HAVE AND TO HOLD!