To Love and to Cherish
October 18, 2016
About To Love and to Cherish:
In To Love and to Cherish, USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne’s third steamy novel in her delightful, hotter-than-Hades new series, the Wedding Belles’ head honcho Alexis Morgan decides she’s ready to let loose. But when a certain sexy accountant volunteers himself for the job, will she risk everything she’s built in the name of lust…or possibly even love?
Alexis has spent the past eight years devoted to turning her tiny start-up into Manhattan’s premier wedding planning company. Now that her business is thriving, it’s time to turn to her much neglected personal life. Alexis approaches her relationships like she does everything else: with a plan. Definitely not part of that plan is Logan Harris, the silent partner in the Wedding Belles and the one person who’s been there for her since the very beginning. Alexis needs someone fun, and Logan is all business, all the time. But when a late night at the office ends with an unexpected kiss, Alexis begins to suspect there’s a hot-blooded man beneath the pinstripes and glasses.
Logan has wanted Alexis since the day they met, but the ambitious wedding planner has always been untouchable. Now Alexis has made it clear that she’s on the dating market—and equally obvious 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 opportunity to show Alexis that there’s more to him than numbers and spreadsheets. As Florida’s sultry days turn into even hotter nights, Logan sets out to convince Alexis that the fling of a lifetime could just maybe turn into forever…
First thoughts after reading are, this book didn't make feel all swoony inside despite the fact it ended happily. But for me, I didn't like Alexis. There were very good reasons for her ending up the way she did and those reasons pissed me off even more. I don't care how much time has passed or any of that, her sister is a bitch. That sounds super harsh, cause her sister is actually a good person except for one major detail that broke my heart for the heroine.
Still couldn't jump on the Alexis bandwagon. I know I'm being unreasonable when it comes to her cold hearted demeanor and the way she closes everybody off. But I didn't like the way she treated Logan. He was awesome, kind, very loyal, and had a sexy English accent. Not that that's a requirement but hey, it's hot! This dude stuck with Alexis with the hopes of being more than friends...for eight freaking years!
She never gave him the time of day though. And my thoughts on that were, get over her, she's not THAT great. Yeah she's beautiful, smart, and driven but she never had time for you. Granted, Logan probably should have said something but he was too busy waiting for the "right" moment to be with her.
Okay, rant over. Despite the things I strongly disliked about the book, I did enjoy it. Such as the business aspect and the friendships involving everyone working at Belles. Which is the main reason I went back and bought the rest of the books. The romance in the story obviously didn't do it for me but everything else worked. The author is very talented and I look forward to reading more books by her.
*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOKS IN THE WEDDING BELLES SERIES:
“I highly recommend For Better or Worse. The second in a series, it can be read as a standalone, but I say start with the first because it’s just as good. They’ve got the funny bickering that I love, and even as her stories have a light touch with cute flirty, they delve deep into the characters.”
—Harlequin Junkie TOP PICK Review (For Better or Worse)
“If you have yet to fall head over heels for one of Lauren Layne’s books, what are you waiting for? She has written some of the most charming and engrossing romance novels of the decade, each of which will leave you with that warm gooey feeling you usually only get after a fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookie. For Better or Worse is an absolute delight. From the moment the story begins, Josh and Heather have that chemistry that you can always count on from a Lauren Layne book. They bicker, they taunt, and they flirt, each interaction pulling them closer and closer together until their lives are permanently altered by the other, and they aren’t even aware of it yet…Josh and Heather are a beautiful addition to the list of fictional couples that have found happily ever after in Lauren Layne’s books, and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for Alexis Morgan in To Love and to Cherish.”
—Hypable (For Better or Worse)
“This was a fun enjoyable sexy story that I refused to put down... If you enjoy romance, fun sexy couple, friendship, family, and laugh out loud moments, then you need to be reading this series.”
—The Reading Cafe (For Better or Worse)
“This engaging tale has a light, fun style…”
—Publishers Weekly (To Have and to Hold)
—Fresh Fiction (To Have and to Hold)
“There are family and friends, coworkers, people that aren’t as they seem, wedding information galore, dinners, drinks, chocolate, fear, anger, hurt, sadness, secrets, lies, deceit, tears, laughter, happiness, romance, loving and love…I look forward to reading the next two books, For Better or Worse and To Love and to Cherish”
—Romance Junkies (To Have and to Hold)
“Sexually charged and emotionally intense novella…The heat between [Leah & Jason] is enough to melt steel, and the emotional connection and psychological struggles will keep readers engaged.”
—Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW (From This Day Forward)
About LAUREN LAYNE:
Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of the Sex, Love, and Stiletto contemporary romances and the all-new Pocket Books series The Wedding Belles. She lives in New York with her husband and spoiled Pomeranian. Visit laurenlayne.com, meet the author on Facebook at LaurenLayneAuthor, or follow her on Twitter @_LaurenLayne.
Lauren Layne interviews with THE LIBRARIAN:
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Most of the below blogs are hosting a Wedding Belles Bouquet Giveaway to celebrate the publication of the third in the series, To Love and to Cherish. The Wedding Belles Bouquet will include To Have and to Hold, For Better or Worse, and To Love and to Cherish. You can visit all sites on the Bouquet Giveaway Tour to enter to win–but keep in mind you can only win once! U.S. only.