Oct 20, 2016

To Love and To Cherish by Lauren Layne Review

To Love and To Cherish
The Wedding Belles #3
By: Lauren Layne
Releasing October 18, 2016 
Pocket Books

After 8 years of waiting...he's got 1 month to make her his.

Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in The Wedding Belles, a contemporary and witty romance series about three high-powered New York City women who can plan any wedding—but their own.

Alexis Morgan has spent the past six years devoted to turning her tiny start-up into Manhattan’s premiere wedding planning company, The Wedding Belles. Now that her business is thriving, it’s time to turn towards her much neglected personal life, and Alexis approaches her relationships like she does everything else: with a plan. Not a part of that plan is Logan Harris, the silent partner in the Belles, and the one person who’s been there for her since the very beginning. But Alexis needs someone fun, and Logan’s all business, all the time—except when a late night at the office ends with an unexpected kiss that leaves the usually cool and together Alexis reeling.

Logan has lusted after Alexis since the day he walked into the tiny Harlem apartment that used to double as her office. But the ambitious wedding planner has always been untouchable...until now. Alexis has made it clear that she’s on the dating market—and equally clear that he’s not in the running. But when Alexis finds herself in need of a date for her sister’s last minute wedding in Florida, Logan knows it’s the perfect time to show Alexis that there’s more to him than numbers and spreadsheets—and beneath the pinstripes and glasses lies a hot-blooded heartthrob. As Florida’s sultry days turn into even hotter nights, Logan’s out to convince Alexis that the fling of a lifetime could just maybe turn into forever...

Alexis Morgan is finally making her dreams come true, by owning her own wedding planning boutique, we'll she will if she could get funding…luckily for her, her English knight (aka Logan Harris) can make her dreams come true! But is it too much to good to be true that a guy offered her money, in a dive bar of all places, to help her start up Wedding Belles? And is Alexis willing to accept a silent partner, in her dream? The answer would be yes!

Logan Harris; British CPA and silent partner in Wedding Belles! But no closer to Alexis! He has loved her from the moment he met her, in that  bar, but it's 8 years later and nothing has changed! Accept his demands from his parents to come home and run the family business.

Logan has decided to give it his all with Alexis! To help her get past the pain of a broken love!  And if she doesn't accept him…he will give up everything, including their partnership!!

FINALLY!! We are finally at Logan and Alexis story, and I have to say, this is the one I have been most excited for!! Not only because it's it's the finally, we will find out their past! How they met etc… But also because I'm a British Expat, I love to see how American authors write about us.

When it came to the characters, I found Alexis a little annoying in her obliviousness to Logans feelings! She comes off as a little self-absorbed, and that is not how I had originally pictured her in my mind, which was a little sad. Logan's character made me laugh! He certainly takes his British stereotypical to the max! Not only with the slang, but being so non-confrontational and being willing to wait 8 years! But despite minor things, the book was amazing and buy the end I was in tears and cheering! Though I did think it was touch and go there for a bit.

The plot is unexpected and entering. And the writing is distinctly Lauren Layne! Beautiful, thrilling, with a curveball at the last moment.

I give To Love and To Cherish 4 stars.

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Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband (who was her high school sweetheart--cute, right?!) and plus-sized Pomeranian.

In 2011, she ditched her corporate career in Seattle to pursue a full-time writing career in Manhattan, and never looked back.

In her ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.

For a list of all her works, please be sure to check out her official website!

1 comment :

  1. Thank you for reviewing and hosting TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours