I received this book for free from Pocket in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.For Better or Worse by Lauren Layne
Series: The Wedding Belles #2
Published by Pocket Books on August 30th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
Budding Wedding Planner, Heather Fowler, has just gotten a promotion and she has a chance to become a full fledged wedding planner, with a new client who has money, class and prestige and she could make a name for herself. Her days are long and busy, but right when she needs some sleep, her noisy neighbor is keeping her up at night with his band. So she decides that she has had enough. But her bad boy neighbor, isn’t going to just cave into her demands. He fights fire with fire….making her pancakes in the early morning. Josh wants to show his workaholic neighbor, how to relax and get into his bed. The last thing that Heather needs is to involve herself into a fling with a man that has countless women at his disposal. Heather realizes that she can show Josh a thing or two about life and about fighting for what is real and for love…
Plot and Story Line
For Better Or Worse, is the second book in the latest series by Layne and it was my second shot at this author and I have no regrets. For quite some time, so many were telling me so many wonderful things about her writing, and I finally decided to pick this one up when I was offered the ARC. I was really intrigued when I read a excerpt of one of their first meetings. I was purely fascinated by this story. For one, the heroine is a wedding planner which is what I am wanting to have as a career personally. So I just had a blast seeing what this heroine goes through in this story here. Now these two characters were simply outrageous, fun and witty and I loved every moment they were together.
“Tell me you did not just call your red-haired one-night stand Ginger.”
“That was her name.”
“A ginger named Ginger?” Heather asked skeptically.
“Don’t know if it was her real name,” Josh said with a shrug. “Didn’t ask.”
“You’re a pig,” she muttered.
“Hurtful, 4C. Very hurtful.”
“Yeah, you seem like a real softie underneath all those muscles,” she muttered…
“Noticed those, did you?”
Heather raked her gaze over him. “Hard not to, what with the too-small shirts and all. Do you shop in the children’s section?”
Josh, on the surface seems like your typical bad boy but he is anything but. He has gone through some rough patches, and won’t have anything serious with anyone. Our heroine, wants love and isn’t afraid of going after it even if the man she chooses is highly stubborn but she wants to bring him to his knees. I love how feisty these two get, and that Heather doesn’t just give into the “fling” right away, just because Josh is gorgeous. This story just gave me all the feels and I just wanted more. The romance was so well done, and there were so many moments I was just smiling because I was loving it so much. It was sweet and fun and heartwarming.
Such a classy cover and I love the simplicity of it
For Better or Worse is a love story that is carefree, real and packed with emotion any reader can relate with!!! TRULY FANTASTIC!!