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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Review: To have and to hold by Lauren Layne

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?

My Thoughts:
What can I say about Lauren Layne that I haven't said before? I've read every single one of her books and it seems like they just keep getting better.
I love weddings, so this book was perfect for me. Brooke just got a job at the exclusive Wedding Belles and her first client is hotel heiress Maya Tyler and her questionable groom Neil. Along with the couple comes Seth, Maya's super uptight, but sexy brother. Seth only has his sisters best interest at heart, so when something seems off about Maya's new groom, whom she only met 4 months ago, Seth takes it upon himself to go to all the wedding planning meetings. Once Seth and Brooke meet you could just tell that they had that perfect chemistry. Seth didn't want to fall in love, especially since things ended badly with his ex. But we really don't have a say when it comes to matters of the heart. Brooke seems like the type of girl that I would be friends with in real life. She's a romantic who deserves her happy ever after. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.

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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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