TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH by Lauren Layne: Review

Posted October 18, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments

TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH by Lauren Layne: ReviewTo Love and to Cherish by Lauren Layne
Series: The Wedding Belles #3
Published by Pocket Books
Publication Date: October 18th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 320
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
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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 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…



Ms. Layne teased and tormented readers with the promise of Alexis Morgan and Logan Harris from the first installment of this series and I’m happy to say that it was worth waiting for. TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH was just perfect and I wouldn’t change anything about it.

Alexis knew from a young age that she wanted to be a wedding planner and an opportune meeting eight years ago put her on the path to securing her dream. Chasing that dream has meant putting everything else on hold, including her love life, but her friends’ happiness only emphasizes her empty life. She wants more and doesn’t have the faintest idea where to begin. Enter the Belles and Operation Find Alexis a Man.

Logan knew he had found the one for him the first day he set eyes on Alexis, and becoming her silent business partner and accountant was a way to bid his time until she was ready. After so long, he’s ready to take the next step with her, only she’s not considering him at all. 

Behind the icy and unflappable facade is a woman like most others, who has lost out in love before and is afraid to try again. But she may not have the luxury of hiding anymore because the lines between her professional and personal lives are blurring and unless she deals with the baggage from her past, she will lose what could be her future. But can she take the chance that she won’t lose the one person who has been her rock for so long?

Logan is that guy that keeps a low profile until he has reason to unearth his alpha side, which is a different kind of sexy. I love that he was patient with Alexis but did not let him walk all over him.

There is so much to love in this book, starting with Alexis and Logan. It’s clear to anyone with eyes that they are perfect for each other. My favorite thing about this couple is that they already know each other so well and their friendship makes a great foundation for a relationship. I love that the drama level was on low and that their friends were there to cheer them on and also give them tough love when needed.

Ms. Layne’s books would be incomplete without the friendships among the couples in her series and in this one, I especially loved the bromance among the men. 

TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH is a very satisfying conclusion to this series and for once, I’m not sad to see a series end or angling for more, because there really is nothing to add.



About Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen romantic comedies.

A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career.

She lives in midtown Manhattan with her high-school sweetheart, where she writes smart romantic comedies with just enough sexy-times to make your mother blush. In LL's ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.

Hobbies include cocktail hour, a designer purse addiction, and dry rosé.

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