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For Better or Worse

Book 2, Wedding Belles

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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.

Customer Reviews

For Better or Worse

This is an early review from NetGalley for release on August 30, 2016.
I love Lauren's books. It doesn't stop you from being pulled into this story. This is the 3rd book in the series with a next one coming. Her characters are so real. They get right into your heart. She really went overboard on her story line. There are a lot of spoilers and twists in this book. Heather is trying to become a Wedding Planner. She has practiced since childhood. Major Spoiler. She meets her apartment neighbor Josh or 1C. He greets her when she yells at him to stop his drumming so she can sleep. He calls her 4C and they pick at each other. He has secrets. She falls for him but he holds her off. Spoiler. His secret sends him to the Hospital and he sends her away. Major Spoiler. Josh has a twin,Jamie, who tries to change his thoughts. This story will stay with you for quite awhile. I liked this story. I can't say this was an adult story. It doesn't have graphics so I would recommend this for you. I hope you enjoy reading this book! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

my favorite, book of the series so far:

Grab your tissues and get ready to wrap yourself in a big shiny bow full of happiness: better than a really good hug. For Better or Worse brings us the story of Heather, the assistant wedding planner at The Wedding Belles, an upscale New York company. She’s only got 3 problems: the bride for her big wedding won’t return her calls, her mother is refusing (again) to visit her in New York over Thanksgiving and her neighbor in 4a is running late-night band practice when his door isn’t revolving around his overnight female company. And now Heather has 4 problems. She can’t stop thinking about 4a. But, a relationship isn’t a thing here: it would be weird when things ended.

4a is Jake. Sexy, smart, and saucy with an obsessive fixation on banana bread. Seemingly drifting through life with his band, music, workouts and a steady stream of different women leaving in the morning, his only apparent hard rule is no relationships. He’s not immune to Heather, and her professed disinterest in a relationship is intriguing.

These two are so perfect for one another, yet both so stuck in their own fears about relationships (or the ends of them) that their friendship quickly turns to one with benefits.. neither quite ready to step up and out and take a chance. Jake’s own past and guilt over his own secret that there’s a wall Heather bashes her head against, again and again, until she walks away.

Fortunately, Jake’s mum and the others at The Wedding Belles are not willing to allow Heather and Jake to drift apart, unhappy and unmatched…

A wonderful, and perhaps my favorite, book of the series so far: Layne combines heart, humor and a bit of good old fashioned tears to make this one come around to a happy ending.

I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

Loved it

LOVED this book!! The second in a series but easily read standalone. This one will have you sighing and chuckling all the way through. Heather Fowler finally gets her chance to earn a position as a full fledged wedding planner rather than just an assistant. She knows she can handle the job and the pressure. If she could just get a good nights sleep!! Pounding on the door of apt 4C and letting the guy have it for all the noise seems to be the only way that's going to happen! Josh Tanner thinks the woman currently residing in 4A is cute and sexy even if she does seem to be wound a little too tight. After a health scare, Josh change his ways and now lives his life free and easy. So why he's so attracted to the go getter next door is beyond him but he's determined to get her to loosen up a bit and she's determined to take things a bit more seriously.

A great read that you need on your must read list. I highly recommend it.

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For Better or Worse
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Aug 30, 2016
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 368 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 2, Wedding Belles
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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