Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in The Wedding Belles!
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD
The Wedding Belles #1
Releasing July 26th, 2016
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 fiancé 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 fiancé 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?
Lauren Layne's romantic tales just keep getting better and better and her fans reap the rewards. I still have a crush on Vincent Moretti from CUFF ME! The Wedding Belles series starts off with a bang when wedding planner Brooke squares off with her bridal client Maya's surly and uptight jerk brother Seth. Yes, he is the one who holds the purse strings. The two are constantly butting heads, but man do they spark with chemistry.
Seth loves his sister, but he doesn't know that he believes in love because his ex turned down his marriage proposal. They are wealthy and he wants to protect his sister from possibly being taken advantage of by a fortune hunter. Brooke is starting over in NYC after having been humiliated at the altar by her con man fiance. There is something in her that HAS to believe in love, so when the opportunity comes with the Wedding Belles, she goes for it.
Neither of the two are perfect. Seth's heart is in the right place, but he's become cynical. Brooke is a talented woman who is smart, talented, and savvy. She also has blinders and ignores her gut instincts about Maya and her future marriage and she doesn't like that Seth wants the fiance investigated. With what happened to her, you would think she would liked to have known about her own deceitful fiance, but Layne makes her human. How many of us ignore red flags when dealing with those we love?
There are a lot of secondary characters that I enjoyed like Alexis, Heather, and Logan. (He has a British accent)! Sexy. I also liked Seth's sister, Maya. She is a sweet and fun young woman, but she admitted to herself that she was getting tired of some of the social scene. But when she needs to, she does have a strong back bone. Seth's best friend Grant brings some humor to the story. And he's not afraid to call Seth on his stuff.
The chemistry between Seth and Brooke is hot and fierce. Neither of them want more, but the heart has a mind of it's own. The heat and passion is alive one minutes, and then they are snapping at each other, not wanting to be vulnerable with each other. This is such a great romance with two stubborn people who really need each other. I know that I was rooting for them and their happily ever after. I can't wait for the next story coming out soon. I know this series will be another hit for Lauren Layne!
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.
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