Series: The Wedding Belles #0.5
Published by Pocket Star
Publication Date: June 6th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
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.
Short, sweet and potent are the words that come to mind to describe this book. I love second chance stories and this one packs quite a lot into it.
Photographer Leah McHale’s career is about to get a boost as she works with elite wedding planners, the Wedding Belles on the biggest wedding of the year that is sure to put them all in the spotlight. The only downside to this assignment is that she has to work with her ex-boyfriend, something she would prefer not to do in view of how they became exes, but she’s a professional and will put the personal issues to the side. Besides, it’s only for three days and she just has to avoid him for that long.
Jason Rhodes made a big mistake when he let his pride get in the way and let Leah walk away a year ago, and now that they are working together he won’t pass up this chance to get her back, but can they learn to trust each other? Can they learn to communicate openly, instead of jumping to conclusions about each other?
The intensity of the passion and emotions between Leah and Jason will have you rooting for them to get their happy ending. The push and pull between them is just enough to keep the story interesting but not too much as to tip it over into annoying territory. I’m really not a fan of novellas because I like my stories long enough to fully develop the characters, but there is enough here to keep it interesting.
Once again Ms. Layne has what promises to be a winning series on her hands and I can’t wait to get started on the first book in the series.