After 8 years of waiting...he's got 1 month to make her his.
TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH
The Wedding Belles #3
Releasing Oct 18th, 2016
Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in The Wedding Belles, a contemporary and witty romance series about three high-powered New York City women who can plan any wedding—but their own.
Alexis Morgan has spent the past six years devoted to turning her tiny start-up into Manhattan’s premiere wedding planning company, The Wedding Belles. Now that her business is thriving, it’s time to turn towards her much neglected personal life, and Alexis approaches her relationships like she does everything else: with a plan. Not a part of that plan is Logan Harris, the silent partner in the Belles, and the one person who’s been there for her since the very beginning. But Alexis needs someone fun, and Logan’s all business, all the time—except when a late night at the office ends with an unexpected kiss that leaves the usually cool and together Alexis reeling.
Logan has lusted after Alexis since the day he walked into the tiny Harlem apartment that used to double as her office. But the ambitious wedding planner has always been untouchable...until now. Alexis has made it clear that she’s on the dating market—and equally clear that he’s not in the running. But when Alexis finds herself in need of a date for her sister’s last minute wedding in Florida, Logan knows it’s the perfect time to show Alexis that there’s more to him than numbers and spreadsheets—and beneath the pinstripes and glasses lies a hot-blooded heartthrob. As Florida’s sultry days turn into even hotter nights, Logan’s out to convince Alexis that the fling of a lifetime could just maybe turn into forever...
There are books that just work.
You know, the ones you read with a smile on your face, where you aren't annoyed at the characters; or if you are, the annoyance is IN character and works with the story. Ones where your heart is in your throat as they finally realize how they feel about one another, or in this case, one of them finally figures out how the other has felt all along.
Alexis has been my favorite of the Belles the whole series. There was such a story there, to be told about her and who she is...about why she is how she is, and the things that make her tick.
Logan is Logan. Steady, reliable, and completely in love with her. A fact which everyone knows, except her. And a fact which absolutely everyone seems to comment on...yet she doesn't see it.
I love that Alexis doesn't see how Logan feels about her because she isn't ready, and this is obvious from the beginning. I really appreciated that Lauren Layne let her go on this journey, and let the readers come along with her, and that it was not a forced revelation...but one that she worked her way to. I liked that they started as a couple outside of the norm of their lives and that one of her realizations was how much she leaned on him and relied on him in their "regular" lives.
As always with Lauren Layne's work, the characters are well written and you believe in them as people. You relate to them. And, more importantly, you like them. This is a slow burn friends to lovers, but there was enough tension, history and story in their relationship that you didn't mind the slow burn, in fact you enjoyed it.
I am sad to see this series end. Although, these are definitely books that I will revisit. I recommend not only this book, but the entire series.
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In 2011, she ditched her corporate career in Seattle to pursue a full-time writing career in Manhattan, and never looked back.
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