Will a budding wedding planner and her bad boy neighbor stop banging heads and start hearing wedding bells in the sexy second novel in USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren Layne’s irresistible new series that marries Sex and the City with The Wedding Planner?
When small-town girl Heather Fowler finally gets promoted from assistant to actual wedding planner, she’s determined to make it as one of Manhattan’s elite Wedding Belles. Unfortunately, her first client demands an opulent black-tie affair at the Plaza…in five months’ time. Heather’s days quickly 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.
Five years ago, Josh Tanner was an up-and-comer on Wall Street, complete with the penthouse and the migraines. But a grim cancer diagnosis made him realize there is more to life than the corner office. If only he could convince his pretty, workaholic neighbor to let loose, too. As Heather lets down her guard, 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.
Alexis glanced down at her dress. ‘Is it no good? I bought it online, but the model had considerably bigger boobs than me, and I’m a little worried it makes me look like a stuffed condom.’
There was living in the moment, but there was also living only in the moment, and that was no good.
I had this whole speech planned out, and Alexis and Brooke and my sister proofread it with a red pen and everything…
And if recovering from cancer taught me anything, it’s that a life spent thinking just about tomorrow, even if tomorrow’s all there is, is a half life.
I’ll marry you. I’ll marry you yesterday, I’ll marry you tomorrow, or five years from now…
Well then, good thing I’m loaded… Seriously… don’t be weird. Don’t over think this… Look, big diamond. Swoon.
I continue my deep infatuation with – and total addiction to – this highly entertaining series from Lauren Layne. Ms. Layne always delivers the goods and For Better or Worse is her best yet. The storyline is full of unexpected twists and turns and the emotional tones ran the spectrum from heart squeezing and melancholy to cleverly amusing and atomically sensual, then back again. The writing was observant and insightful, as well as witty, smart, and light-hearted. I adored the characters who were endearingly flawed and highly likable. I hope Ms. Layne hires on more wedding planners as I am more than eager for the next Belle’s tale.
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!