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Monday, August 1, 2016

#Review #Giveaway To Have and To Hold by @_LaurenLayne @TastyBookTours

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 fiancĂ© is an international conman 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 fiancĂ© 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?

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4.5 Stars!!!

Lauren Layne has done it again! This is such a great story that will leave you longing for so much more from her characters. I don't know how she does it but I always feel that I am right in the story with the characters in Lauren's books. I love to get lost in them!

Brooke is a young lady that is a wedding planner. Brooke has meet who she thinks is her soul mate only to find out that she did not know anything about him at all, and on top of that, he ends up getting arrested at the alter!! Boy does she have the luck! Brooke decides that a change of location will do her good and hopefully no one will put her and her ex-fiance together at a different place.

Seth is a young man that is very successful and has just recently taken over his father's business when he died suddenly. With the stress of the takeover, Seth doesn't need anything else on his plate, but his sister Maya adds more anyway. Maya come in one day and tells Seth that she is getting married to a guy that she has only been dating for a short time. Seth thinks that she is crazy and wants her to reconsider what she is doing, but Maya will not hear of it. When Maya finally convinces Seth to help her with the wedding details, and pay for it, he has no idea what he is in for.

Brooke has moved locations now and is interviewing for a job at The Wedding Belles, a wedding coordination business. When she gets the job, she has no idea how she is going to be able to plan weddings so soon after her mess of a wedding herself, but she is going to try. When Brooke gets her first client, she meets with them and has no idea what she is up against. Maya has very specific wants and with Seth paying for the wedding, they are stopping at nothing!

When Brooke meets with Seth and Maya the first time, she knows that there is something different about Seth but she can't quiet put her finger on it. There is definitely an attraction there between Seth and Brooke that neither of them can deny. The steamy romance between these two will leave you fanning yourself. I love how Seth took charge of everything and wanted to make sure that things were in place for Brooke, but Brooke had a hard time dealing with his controlling ways. Brooke was a little leery after coming off of a rough relationship too.

There is some back and forth with Seth and Brooke and I began to wonder if things were ever going to smooth out for them, but I think that the rough spots made them appreciate each other even more. These two made such a great couple that I was rooting for them the whole time, but I did have my doubts about them. You have to read this story to find out how things end for Seth andBrooke. I don't want to spoil it for you!

I am so glad that this is going to be a series and I can't wait for the next books in the series to come out! Lauren Layne definitely knows how to write romance and love stories!!
Review by Melanie H

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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  1. Thank you for sharing your love for TO HAVE AND TO HOLD!

  2. Love chapel of love. Thanks for the chance!