Monday, September 19, 2016

#Review - For Better or Worse By Lauren Layne

For Better or Worse
The Wedding Belles, Volume 2
By Lauren Layne


In For Better or Worse, the sexy second novel in USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne’s irresistible new series, an up-and-comer Wedding Belle butts heads with the literal guy next door. Will their brewing tension boil over into something more?

He’s driving her insane . . .

When small-town girl Heather Fowler finally gets promoted from elite Wedding Belles assistant to full-fledged planner, she’s determined to put her best foot forward. Unfortunately, her first celebrity client demands an opulent black-tie affair at the Plaza…in three months. Heather’s days become a flurry of cake tastings, dress fittings, RSVP cards, and bridal tantrums. But what she’s really losing sleep over is the live music blaring from her playboy neighbor’s apartment all night. Heather vows to put this entitled man-child in his place, whether he likes it or not.

But a little crazy might be just what she needs.

Five years ago, Josh Tanner was a young rising star on Wall Street, complete with the penthouse and the migraines. But a grim cancer diagnosis made him realize there’s more to life than the corner office. He kicked the cancer and dedicated his life to following his passions; now, if he could just convince his pretty, workaholic neighbor to let loose, too. Once Heather begins to show him her softer side, Josh is surprised when he starts falling for the sweet, vulnerable woman hiding beneath those power suits. Soon it’s Heather’s turn to convince Josh to take the biggest risk of all: love.

For Better or Worse will have readers engaged from the start, and wedded to the idea of a summer and fall season filled with Wedding Belles! 


I have been impatiently awaiting the release of For Better or Worse. Let me tell you this book lived up to all my anticipation and expectations. Lauren Layne has found herself on my must read list with this series.

For Better or Worse is Heather Fowler's story. Heather is a wedding planner assist for the Belle's. I really liked Heather and I found a quick bond this feisty yet so sweet lady. She's a very talented lady and has just received her very first wedding client to plan all on her own. 

Josh Tanner has not had an easy life. He fought Cancer and so far has kicked Cancer's rear end. He's a playboy and enjoying the playboy life style with music and a different woman every night. When he gets a little too loud the lady next door arrives on his door step. Little does Josh know that his life style is going to change with one look at Heather. 

Oh my goodness the sparks fly between these two. I so enjoyed watching the friction between between them slowly turning into flames of passion. There are so many issues between these two that a happily ever after is going to be a whole lot of work and a lot that needs to be shared between the two of them. 

I love the relationships within the belles. These ladies work really well together and have each other's backs. If someone messes with one of the belles they are going to get the wrath of all the belles. When something good happens to one of them they all celebrate. These ladies are not only friends, they are family. 

I really enjoyed For Better or Worse. This wonderful book has everything to make a page turner of a story. I laughed a lot and shed some tears along the way. There are a few twists and turns that I did not expect and they had me turning pages even quicker if that is possible. 

This is book two in The Wedding Belles series, however I think it will stand on it's own just fine. If you haven't read the first book you won't feel like you are missing anything but it's great so you might want to grab it.

I can not wait to see what Lauren Layne has in store for us in To Love and to Cherish. I am anxious to read Alexis' story. I have no doubt it will be wonderful. Lauren Layne has characters that quickly become new "friends". I can not wait for my next visit with the Belles. 

I was given the opportunity to read this fabulous story so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you on For Better or Worse. 

You may find my review on Lauren Layne's work here

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