Review: To Love and to Cherish (The Wedding Belles #3) by Lauren Layne

October 21, 2016 Review 0

Review: To Love and to Cherish  (The Wedding Belles #3) by  Lauren Layne

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 six 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...

Title: To Love and to Cherish
Author: Lauren Layne
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Blurred Lines, I Wish You Were Mine, Cuff Me, Cuff Me
Series: The Wedding Belles #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: From This Day Forward (The Wedding Belles 0.5), To Have and to Hold (The Wedding Belles #1), For Better or Worse (The Wedding Belles #2)
Published by Pocket
Source: Publisher
Published: October 18th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 320 pages
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-half-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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To Love and To Cherish is about Alexis, owner of a wedding planning business and her silent partner, Logan. This is book three in Lauren Layne’s Wedding Belles series.

Logan has been in love with Alexis for eight years. He hasn’t made any moves as she’s been oblivious to any males including him. She’s been focused on growing her business and hasn’t given him two looks. Along with being her partner, he also handles the accounting books for her business. When Logan receives a call to take over his family’s business back in the UK, faced with possibly a future apart, he knows it’s time to make a move on Alexis.

Alexis received some family news as well, that makes her see her need for a family of her own. She’s tired of being alone. She puts the word out that she’s ready to date. Perfect! Logan sees his opportunity and takes it one night giving Alexis a kiss goodnight. Put-together Alexis was rattled for sure!

We all know the plotline of this book, however, the journey there is filled with bumps along the way. Alexis was back-n-forth. I understand her struggles with being friends vs. lovers intertwined with being business partners, but her indecisiveness kept her a little too cool or aloof to me. I had a hard time connecting to her. At times, she was downright snarky and I seriously wondered why Logan was waiting in the wings for eight years! Logan, on the other hand, was totally loveable!! Pair that with hot, sweet, and funny, I really was stumped why Alexis didn’t have a light bulb moment. She needed to realize he actually was all that, and that he could have anyone he wanted but only was interested in her!

Aside from the steaminess of their sex scenes, this couple was a little lackluster to me. It didn’t feel like much was happening. I guess I was expecting more fireworks from them that just wasn’t there. Did I like the book and would I recommend reading it?? Yes. The story, although predictable, was an enjoyable read. It eventually picked up pace, and even though it wasn’t my favorite, you may totally love it.

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