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.
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
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?
I’m always so excited to read a book by Lauren Layne, so I was super excited that she has a new series!!!! The Wedding Belles is about three wedding planners, Brooke, Heather, and Alexis. The three make others’ fairytales come true, but so far they haven’t gotten their own HEA. To Have and to Hold is Brooke and Seth’s story. Brooke has just moved to the East Coast after leaving the West Coast after her own disastrous “wedding that didn’t happen.” On her first day as the new planner for the Wedding Belles, she meets her first client, Maya, the sister of uptight businessman, Seth. When she first lays eyes on Seth, he takes her breath away, but not once he opens his mouth. However, Brooke isn’t impressed, and she challenges him in ways he hasn’t been challenged before which I think Seth secretly loves. As the two spend more time together, their feelings grow, but each has a painful past that directly impacts their future. Can they let go of their pasts and trust each other with their hearts?
I love when a book plays out in my mind like a movie, and To Have and to Hold does just that! I could seriously see it as a rom-com movie, and I have all the characters pictured clearly in my mind! I loved Brooke and Seth. Seth is used to being in control ALL the time, and Brooke challenges that. The romance is sweet and sexy. It was great seeing him give up some control just a little with Brooke. As usual, Layne does a fabulous job of building her secondary characters as well. She gives readers just enough about Alexis and Heather to make them curious about their own stories coming in later books! I also loved Seth’s sister, Maya. She has her own story within this one, but it never takes away from Brooke and Seth….it only adds to it!!!
Layne has several series, yet each is unique because you remember every character from each one. As usual, I will anxiously be awaiting her next novel!!!
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.