Monday, June 6, 2016

Release Blast! From This Day Forward by Lauren Layne! (@TastyBookTours @_LaurenLayne @TastyBookPR)

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Author: Lauren Layne
Publication Date: June 6th, 2016
Published: Pocket Star
Source: Tasty Book Tours (Netgalley)

My Rating:
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...

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Novellas aren’t my favorite by a long shot. If I can skip it, I usually do. This one however, was amazing. From This Day Forward was a great set up for the world that will be the Wedding Belles world.

This is a short story about second chance love. Leah McHale and Jason Rhodes are both wedding photographers and exes. When the photographer for the former president’s daughter’s wedding falls through, they are asked to take on the high profile job. The last person Leah wanted to be stuck with for a weekend was Jason, and when Jason sees Leah, it’s like everything they went through the previous summer comes rushing back.

What I loved about this one was that it felt like a romantic comedy. It wasn’t drawn out and it got straight to the point but still had enough twists to keep you interested. The attraction between Leah and Jason was apparent but not over the top.

Seriously, it was just a nice start to what I’m sure is going to be a good series. Plus, it’s Lauren Layne, so there is no doubt about that.

Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband (who was her high school sweetheart--cute, right?!) and plus-sized Pomeranian. 
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.

For a list of all her works, please be sure to check out her official website!

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