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FROM THIS DAY FORWARD
The Wedding Belles #0.5
Released June 6th, 2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in this prequel to USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren Layne’s The Wedding Belles series about three high-powered New York City women who can plan any wedding—but their own.
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 is a novella in Lauren Layne's new series called The Wedding Belles. The series will focus on the people who work for The wedding belles, but this is about a friend of the owner and her second chance at love. The book was short, but very enjoyable and one of the few second chances romances that didn't make me cringe. Lately the second chance stories don't work for me and I end up disliking the main characters, but this time I didn't. I would have, if Jason had said to Leah that he loved her the year they were apart. I would have given 2 stars to the book and I would have put a big question mark on the series. I didn't like the fact that the hero slept with other women during the separation, but when he said that he didn't expect to see Leah again it sort of made sense.
The characters are complex and have their hands up, but everything worked for this novella. I hope that we will see the Leah and Jason in the next books because I have the feeling that this novella is detached from the rest of the series, mostly due to the fact that Leah doesn't work for the wedding belles. Book one re; eases in a month, so I will see how I feel after I finish that one. I would recommend this book for a relaxing evening, morning or just a way to spend your day with.
In 2011, she ditched her corporate career in Seattle to pursue a full-time writing career in Manhattan, and never looked back.
In her ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.
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