REVIEW – FOR BETTER OR WORSE (The Wedding Belles #2) by Lauren Layne



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.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

They were enjoying each other, which is all he’d wanted from the very beginning. And now that he had what he wanted, it was somehow not enough? What the fuck was that about?


The Wedding Belles series is quickly becoming one of my top faves by Lauren Layne. I really had my doubts when I read the first novella but after having read books one and two, this is becoming a solid HIT for me!!! Another enemies-to-lovers story, For Better Or Worse had an engaging storyline, an endearing Heroine, and a Hero who will be melting the panties off of many a reader!!

Heather Fowler is the current Assistant Wedding Planner ofThe Belles, but she is being groomed for a promotion to full-fledged Wedding Planner. She’s been assigned to plan the wedding of Page Six socialite, Danica Robinson, and if she can pull off the diva’s dream wedding, Heather’s promotion will be in the bag. Heather has her dream job within her grasp and also just moved into a cute NYC apartment, but she runs into a little snag along the way – she has one very noisy next door neighbor who likes to practice his very LOUD rock music late in the evenings.


Heather and Josh’s first meeting is not all hearts and flowers. She practically bites Josh’s head off but he can’t help but find the snippy blonde all kinds of sexy!! Heather also can’t deny that her new neighbor has the face and body of a god!! The two soon become good friends but the more time they spend together, they find it harder to deny the growing attraction between them. Neither of them has ever been in love, well that’s to say that they both have avoided love for very different reasons. They decide to take their relationship to the physical level but with the understanding that there are ”no strings attached” but as time passes it becomes clear that serious feelings are starting to develop on both sides. Unfortunately, Josh believes he’s not a good candidate for a long-term relationship with Heather, and she has her issues that stem from her mother’s bad experiences with men.

Will these two get their acts together and recognize what they have is a love that most people think only exist in fairy tales? Or will they go through life destined to be alone??

FOR BETTER OR WORSE is currently available. Be sure to check this one out!!!


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