by Lauren Layne
Series: Wedding Belles #0.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Up-and-coming wedding photographer Leah McHale’s career is on the rise–thanks in no small part to the Wedding Belles, the elite New York wedding planning agency that always throws top-tier business Leah’s way. So when one of the Belles asks Leah to fill in at the former First Daughter's wedding, Leah is overjoyed to say yes–until she finds out who she’ll be working with.
Jason Rhodes is the one man who was able to capture Leah’s heart and, once he had it, promptly stepped all over it and left her broken. Now he’s working side-by-side with her at the biggest wedding of the season and Leah is determined to give him the cold shoulder. Despite his persistence, she is not going to fall for his charming, impish ways again. Not even if he still has that killer, irresistible smile...
From This Day Forward by Lauren Layne is a novella introducing readers to the Wedding Belles series. It offers a delightful second chance romance between two stubborn photographers. Set in New York, Layne had me laughing and swooning as I devoured this heartwarming novella.
In From This Day Forward, we meet up and coming photographer Leah McHale. Part of her success comes from bookings through her friend’s business Wedding Belles. When a wedding falls through leaving her unexpectedly open for the weekend, she agrees to fill in as one of two photographers for a high profile wedding. This could launch her career the only downside to the event is the second photographer. Jason Rhodes is the man who broke her heart a year ago. The same man whose calls she has avoided and now they will be spending the weekend together. What unfolds is a delicious, sweet, heartwarming second chance romances.
This couple had incredible chemistry and both are terribly stubborn creating a fun, snarky dance with sizzling hot chemistry. Most of their issues could have been resolved by locking them in a closet but I must admit Layne’s way was a lot more fun. We watch them tango, drool, lip-lock and retreat. My kindle was sizzling when these two finally gave in to their physical needs. I really liked both of them despite their issues. I laughed, wanted to slap a few heads, swooned and sighed. All of these elements make From This Day Forward the perfect rainy day read.
While From This Day Forward is a novella, I found it to be well balanced and rewarding. Layne allowed me to connect with the characters and even introduced secondary characters. At times the characters stubbornness was frustrating but I understood their actions and found myself emotionally engaged. This was my first Lauren Layne book and I was delighted with her writing style.
Come spend the summer getting to know the Wedding Belles with me. To Have and to Hold releases July 26. For Better or Worse August 30 and To Love and to Cherish October 18. It will feature three high-powered women who plan any wedding—but can they plan their own?
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