Monday, August 29, 2016

Review- For Better or Worse by Lauren Layne

Summary-

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.


Release date: August 30th, 2016
Published by: Pocket Books
Page numbers: 368

Review-

For Better or Worse is the second book in Lauren Layne's Wedding Belle series. I have read both the novella and the book preceeding For Better or Worse and while they were not bad reads by any means they weren't great either. But For Better or Worse just completely blew me away. In a very very good way of course. It just seemed like all the links came together perfectly in this book and all in all For Better or Worse made for a very satisfying romance. 

Let's start with our heroine Heather. Heather was a small town girl with big dreams before she moved to New York city. Heather is an assisstant wedding planner at the Wedding Belles with high hopes of becoming a proper Wedding Planner with the promotion if all goes well and she can handle her client. I loved Heather as a heroine. She was sweet and nice but she was also determined and hard working. Because she is this close to becoming a wedding planner she doesn't need any distractions especially in the form of her neighbour, Josh.

Josh Tanner is Heather's neighbour who is currently working with his band. He was a typical Wall Street guy until a few years ago when events in his life made him realize how short life really could be. Now he tries to live each day as if it were his last but still he can't seem to find any satisfaction or contentment in it. That is until Heather comes knocking at his door with her fiery temper and spirit. I loved Josh. He was scared of committment but the way he was with Heather was just amazing. 

I loved the banter which we get to see from the first moment Heather and Josh meet. It is a Lauren Layne trademark and I couldn't be more satisfied with their conversations and the witty back and forth. There is no insta love between Josh and Heather which is always a plus but they definitely had a lot of chemistry. I liked how their friendship progressed and their feelings for each other became even deeper.

Another thing I loved about For Better or Worse was the bromance we get to see between Josh, Logan and Seth. The conversations between these three guys were hilarious. I also loved how the entire gang of Wedding Belles was together often with their better halves. The whole feeling of family really came through in this book. I don't think I need to say that this book is my favourite in the entire series. I think my excessive use of the word "loved" already gave it way. I can't wait to read Alexis and Logan's book which is next.

*Note: A copy of this book was provided via Netgalley by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.


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