Series: The Wedding Belles #2
Author: Lauren Layne
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 30, 2016
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Related Books: To Have and To Hold, To Love and To Cherish
About the book: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.
Ha! Was anyone else getting major Wallbanger memories with the circumstances of how Josh and Heather knew each other? But just like, tamer and with people who were clearly more normal than the Wallbanger characters. Still lurved it. 🙂
I have major soft spots for neighbor romances. I’ve had so many bad neighbors, it’s nice to have an alternate universe to fantasize about. Remind me to tell you about the neighbor who had 6 cats whose litter boxes she didn’t keep clean enough.
This book had me less “OMG cuteness” than To Have and To Hold did, but it did have a lot of the same cuteness. Heather was one of the sweeter-seeming members of the #girlgang I now want to worm my way into. But she was also kind of immature and got annoying for me at times.
Josh was kind of the same way. As cute has he was at moments, he also really annoyed me. The whole playboy schtick…so ugh.
The plot was one I normally would have loved – and did enjoy – and about a group of characters I mostly liked, but their annoying moments definitely got to me.