From This Day Forward
by Lauren Layne
Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in this prequel to USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren Layne’s The Wedding Belles series about three high-powered New York City women who can plan any wedding—but their own.
Up-and-coming wedding photographer Leah McHale’s career is on the rise–thanks in no small part to the Wedding Belles, the elite New York wedding planning agency that always throws top-tier business Leah’s way. So when one of the Belles asks Leah to fill in at the former First Daughter’s wedding, Leah is overjoyed to say yes–until she finds out who she’ll be working with.
Jason Rhodes is the one man who was able to capture Leah’s heart and, once he had it, promptly stepped all over it and left her broken. Now he’s working side-by-side with her at the biggest wedding of the season and Leah is determined to give him the cold shoulder. Despite his persistence, she is not going to fall for his charming, impish ways again. Not even if he still has that killer, irresistible smile…
These roots aren’t my own, either. Prematurely gray even though I’m thirty-three. Tell anyone, I cut you.
But by the time she’s made it back to her room after drinking her white wine too quickly, suddenly, she was feeling a whole lot less ‘modern career woman’ and a lot more ‘lust-addled moron.’
And then I called and called, needing to hear your voice and explain, but when you didn’t pick up – when you decided I wasn’t worth picking up for – you broke me a little.
Let’s start over. Start fresh, except this time we can cut straight to the good stuff.
This broken pair had unresolved issues from their prior short-lived relationship, which stubbornly simmered in their psyches. Despite hard feelings, their mutual attraction remained just far enough under their skins to cause an itch that couldn’t be scratched, relieved, or otherwise treated. Their chemistry was undeniable but their communication skills were greatly lacking. Their sensual sizzle always seems close at hand to lure and tease, yet remains tantalizingly just out of reach while they circle, avoid, and taunt each other. This amusing little novella was a quick and entertaining read with a satisfying conclusion and provided a lovely introduction to the Wedding Belles series, which I am eagerly diving into next.
About the Author
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.