Book Review, Giveaway: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD The Wedding Belles #1 by Lauren Layne 1

Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in The Wedding Belles!


The Wedding Belles #1
Lauren Layne
Releasing July 26th, 2016
Pocket Books


Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in The Wedding Belles, her sizzling brand new contemporary romance series about three ambitious wedding planners who can make any bride’s dream come true…but their own.
Discovering her fiancé is an international con man just moments before they exchange vows devastates celebrity wedding planner Brooke Burke’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 springs.
Seth Tyler wishes he could write a blank check and be done with his sister’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?


My Rating:

4.5 hearts


Favorite Quotes:


…the wedding planner had finally gotten the chance to plan her own wedding to the love of her life, it had ended with the groom in handcuffs, and not the sexy kinky kind.


Good thing he was a ten physically, because his personality was trending the negative.


We women just want – we hope… That someone good will love us…


I had to try to be more, because you made me want to be more.



My Review:

I am enjoying this new series from Lauren Layne and look forward to reading more installments.   I adore her humorous sweet and sexy style of writing. The premise for To Have and To Hold was nothing short of brilliant; a wedding planner who achieves the ultimate humiliation during her own beautifully planned wedding, when her groom shrugs at her as he is led away from the altar in handcuffs. Ouch!   The story was entertaining, descriptive, fun, sharp, and insightful. I enjoyed the characters and eagerly await peeling back the layers of each Belle.

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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.


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One comment on “Book Review, Giveaway: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD The Wedding Belles #1 by Lauren Layne

  1. Reply Lisa Filipe (@TastyBookTours) Jul 20,2016 4:46 am

    Thank you for sharing your fabulous review!

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