To Love and to Cherish
Book 3, Wedding Belles
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Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in The Wedding Belles, a contemporary and witty romance series about three high-powered New York City women who can plan any wedding—but their own.
Alexis Morgan has spent the past eight years devoted to turning her tiny start-up into Manhattan’s premiere wedding planning company, The Wedding Belles. Now that her business is thriving, it’s time to turn towards her much neglected personal life, and Alexis approaches her relationships like she does everything else: with a plan. Not a part of that plan is Logan Harris, the silent partner in the Belles, and the one person who’s been there for her since the very beginning. But Alexis needs someone fun, and Logan’s all business, all the time—except when a late night at the office ends with an unexpected kiss that leaves the usually cool and together Alexis reeling.
Logan has lusted after Alexis since the day he walked into the tiny Harlem apartment that used to double as her office. But the ambitious wedding planner has always been untouchable...until now. Alexis has made it clear that she’s on the dating market—and equally clear that he’s not in the running. But when Alexis finds herself in need of a date for her sister’s last minute wedding in Florida, Logan knows it’s the perfect time to show Alexis that there’s more to him than numbers and spreadsheets—and beneath the pinstripes and glasses lies a hot-blooded heartthrob. As Florida’s sultry days turn into even hotter nights, Logan’s out to convince Alexis that the fling of a lifetime could just maybe turn into forever...
I love this one and I'm so sad to see this ending. I see the potential for so many more stories here. Oh well, maybe one day! This is the story I've been waiting for. In the prior books it was obvious there was a ton of sexual tension between Alexis and Logan and now we finally have their story and it's a great one. Alexis is proud of what she's built with the Wedding Belles. It's been her driving force since she left home with her father's prediction that she would never make it. None of it would have been possible without her silent partner who also happens to be the firms accountant Logan Harris. A chance meeting in a bar six years ago started everything and the arrangement has always worked well. So why change anything now? Well, for one Logan is ready for more. He's loved Alexis since the day he met her but he knew she wasn't ready for anything more than her business. Now he has a decision to make. He's getting pressured by his father to return to London and take over the family business. So he must decide. Does he stay and keep hoping that one day Alexis will want more or does he push for more and if she's truly not interested leave and return to London. What will Alexis do??
Put this one on the must read list. I highly recommend it.
Oh this was wonderful. Poor Alexis - can she take a chance?
Little secret (but tell no-one – I’m still pretending to be an adult here) I got this ARC on Thursday and while I was literally buried under with work, I pressed on and didn’t stop to read until Friday. With that same pile of work glaring at me….. and I read the WHOLE BOOK. In one sitting. And I laughed, and cried and perhaps hoped that there would be one teeny tiny bit more to get Jessie her man but….
I loved it. Alexis, the owner of The Wedding Belles is a control freak with a large black hole where she tries to hide her abandonment issues. So, perhaps mostly she succeeds, until her younger sister invites her to her destination wedding. To the man Alexis thought she would marry. And, oh yeah, Roxie is pregnant. And BLISSFULLY happy. Alexis should be all fine with this – really, she is: she has the most exclusive wedding planning business in New York City, her employees are also her friends, she really LOVES weddings and planning and she’s really good at it. Best of all, the person she considers her BEST friend, Logan, is his usual steady and stalwart self.
Until he isn’t. Logan’s parents have been working tirelessly to make a mark in financial planning, and now feel that it is time they enjoyed their lives, and Logan returned to the UK to take over. He’s never thought of moving back, mostly because he can’t bear the thought of not having Alexis in his life. The only woman he’s thought of, dreamed of, pined for in the last eight years. But, she doesn’t see him like that…despite the fact that all the planners, even their men, see them as a pair.
Oh this was wonderful. Poor Alexis –it’s always the ones who are in such tight control and businesslike that have zero willingness to take personal chances. When Tinder (Really Alexis - tinder?) turns up one very nice man who does ab-so-lutely- nothing for her, and Logan’s odd behavior and an electric connection that has her daring to fantasize: can she take the chance?
Enter the Belles and their complete determination to give Logan every fighting chance to win Alexis’ heart (or really, to get her to admit she loves him) appearing as her escort and boyfriend at her sister’s wedding, charming her family and actually putting her mother and step-mother in a room without fur flying (much), some super sexy, romantic and ultimately panty-melting moments. How was she to resist?
And who wants to say no to a man who has 3 dozen white tulips (I’m so happy to see someone who loves them as much as I do) delivered to her home the day after their extended weekend? With all but Jessie now settled and invested in the Belles, I can happily imagine them making dream weddings for everyone.
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 and expectations are my own responsibility.
To Love and To Cherish
Oh! Say it isn't so. I can't believe the Wedding Belles are finished. This is one of my favorite series. No matter what genre Lauren writes she always has a way to pull your heart into her story. You can't find better people anywhere. Alexis was a wedding planner since she was a child. Now it's time for her to follow through. She meets a Brit in a bar and tells him her dream. Spoiler. Logan is now a silent partner. Alexis lives for her Wedding Belles and 8 years later she still doesn't know Logan loves her. Spoilers. She has another problem with her sister's wedding. She doesn't do well with Roxi. Major Spoiler. There are several ways that Logan tries to get her. She is one nut that is very hard! Again I loved this story from Lauren. Her series will also be hard to put down and walk away. Keep tissues close! While it isn't graphic per se it is an adult read. I would recommend that you should choose this story. Don't let it get away. You will be sorry. Enjoy your reading! I have volunteered to read and review this book.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Oct 18, 2016
- Publisher: Pocket Books
- Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
- Print Length: 320 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 3, Wedding Belles