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To Have and to Hold (Wedding Belles #1) (Mass Market)
USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren Layne is the “queen of witty dialogue and sexy scenes” (Rachel Van Dyken)! Now, Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in The Wedding Belles, her sizzling brand new contemporary romance series about three ambitious wedding planners who can make any bride’s dream come true…but their own.
Discovering her fiancé is an international con man just moments before they exchange vows devastates celebrity wedding planner Brooke Baldwin’s business—and breaks her heart. Now a pariah in Los Angeles, she seeks a fresh start in New York City and thinks she’s found it with her first bridal client, a sweet—if slightly spoiled—hotel heiress. Then she meets the uptight businessman who’s holding the purse strings.
Seth Tyler wishes he could write a blank check and be done with his sister Maya's fancy-pants wedding. Unfortunately, micromanaging the event is his only chance at proving Maya’s fiancé is a liar. Standing directly in his way is the stunning blonde wedding planner whose practiced smiles and sassy comebacks both irritate and arouse him. He needs Brooke’s help. But can he persuade a wedding planner on a comeback mission to unplan a wedding? And more importantly, how will he convince her that the wedding she should be planning…is theirs?
About the Author
Lauren Layne is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than two dozen romantic comedies. Her books have sold over a million copies in nine languages. Lauren’s work has been featured in Publishers Weekly, Glamour, The Wall Street Journal, and Inside Edition. She is based in New York City.
"Completely endearing characters...most definitely looking forward to the others in the Wedding Belles series. A great community of women I want to follow."
— Harlequin Junkie, Top Pick
"A fabulous story, with a wonderful couple, great secondary characters and a romance that had us rooting hard for... I enjoyed it so much, I read it in one day."
— The Reading Cafe
"A sweet, charming sexy romance that perfectly weaved passion, friendship, family, second chances, banter and love into one intoxicating and entertaining read... Highly recommend."
— Four Chicks Flipping Pages
"I was wrapped up tight in this story from beginning to end and I enjoyed the entire ride... everything that I love about reading a Lauren Layne book."
"To Have and to Hold has humor, sexiness, and a great back and forth between stubborn, bold characters."
— Book Reader Chronicles
"A character-driven and sizzling romance!"
— Fresh Fiction
"I love romance and this one had all the right ingredients!"
— Mrs. Leif's Two Fangs About It
"I had a major love fest with the story, the writing, and the characters. The ladies were well represented by all the darling, witty, and kick-butt Belles...a great beginning to what promises to be a MUST READ series for adult Contemporary Romance fans."
— Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
"Super entertaining, sweet and sexy and it leaves you smiling big time at the end."
— About That Story
“Layne packs as much into this sexually charged and emotionally intense novella (an introduction to her upcoming Wedding Belles series) as most authors do in a full novel…The heat between [Leah & Jason] enough to melt steel, and the emotional connection and psychological struggles will keep readers engaged.”
— Publishers Weekly on From This Day Forward, Starred Review