Publication Date: July 26, 2016
Series: Wedding Belles series #1
Published by Pocket Books Genres: Romance, Women's Fiction
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Discovering her fiancé is an international con man just moments before they exchange vows devastates celebrity wedding planner Brooke Baldwin’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 strings.
Seth Tyler wishes he could write a blank check and be done with his sister Maya'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?
This book is too cute! I really enjoyed reading it and actually finished it in only a few hours. I honestly couldn’t put it down and loved every single second. I have to admit, I haven’t yet read a Lauren Layne book until this one (I know, I know. I am a romance lover and haven’t read one of her books? What is wrong with me?!?). And I have to say, I am super shocked that I haven’t picked up other books by her! Yea, I have seen them around but just haven’t had a chance to sit down and check out her work. Well, I am SO glad I did and am happy to have started with this one. To Have and To Hold is filled with witty characters, smart dialogue, sweet and sexy romance that will make any reader with a heart swoon, and a fun and loving cast of secondary characters. The budding relationship between the two main characters- Brooke and Seth- has just the right amount of angst and emotion, and the way the two banter back and forth is great! I honestly can’t wait to continue on with this series (and other books by the author) because she obviously has a knack for writing amazing romances. YAY! I found a new author to fangirl over
This book my friends, is the perfect book to place in my “wedding fevers” category as it makes you want to get married all over again. The way the author incorporates wedding planning and falling in love is absolutely perfect! So, what’s this book about? Brooke, after being conned by her ex fiancé (and basically left at the alter) has just moved to New York City to plan weddings the one of the best wedding planner companies in the city. Her first job is working with Maya- the sister to uber rich Seth Tyler- and things are beginning to look up for her. But when Seth begins to stick his nose into every single aspect of this wedding he quickly becomes a throne in Brooke’s side. Too bad she feels a steamy attraction to this man…. And he feels it right back. But a series of little white lies are bound to make an appearance in these two lives. And they have to decide whether everything should go on as planned… Or if escaping is the better option for all involved.
Overall, this is an amazing read! It is fun, fast paced, sexy, and an all-around good time. It will bring readers back to their own wedding days or make you want to get married now! So yea, I highly recommend this one and it is definitely going on my list of must haves for 2016!