Review & Giveaway: For Better or Worse by Lauren Layne

The Wedding Belles #2
Lauren Layne
Releasing Aug 30th, 2016
Pocket Books

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.

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I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying the Wedding Belles series. I've mention before that this series reminds me of a TV show I liked, can't remember the name right now and I'm kind of too lazy to look it up but believe me when I say, it's like that show. 

So far this series has been a lot of fun. With For Better or Worse you get a little bit more serious subject matter. Before I started it the title should have been a giveaway but...what can I say, I'm not that bright. 

I really loved Heather. You met her in the prior book, I can't remember if she was in the novella but I'm pretty sure she was. Heather works so hard to prove herself. I both liked that about her and felt sorry for her at the same time. 

Now Josh I wasn't sure about. yes I liked him but I didn't like how the author kept throwing women at him. I understood it, and like Heather, had to learn to trust him. It was so sweet how he tried so hard to not have a personal relationship with Heather yet couldn't stop being with her. 


I really think you'll love how Josh helps her with the wedding she's doing and how neither of them realize just how close they are getting to each other. This is the perfect addition to the series. I really can't wait for To Love and to Cherish which is out on Oct 18th. 

This is a wonderfully written fun series that will leave you wanting more and more. Plus maybe some banana bread after reading For Better or Worse. But you want to know why, well you'll have to read it to find out. 

If you've read For Better or Worse or any other book by Lauren Layne I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! 

Don't Miss Any of the Wedding Belles Novels

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!


  1. Thank you for hosting FOR BETTER OR WORSE today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

  2. oh I had a fun time with this one as well. It was my first Lauren Layne book, and it wont be my last. Glad you liked this one too.


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