To Have And To Hold, the first sizzling contemporary romance in Lauren Layne's The Wedding Belles series about three ambitious wedding planners who can make any bride's dream come true...but their own. For fans of Jill Shalvis, Julie James and Rachel Gibson. Discovering her fiance is a con man moments before they exchange vows devastates LA celebrity wedding planner Brooke Baldwin. With a fresh start in New York and her first Wedding Belles bridal client, things are looking up. Until she meets the uptight businessman who's holding the purse strings...Seth Tyler wishes he could write a blank cheque and be done with his sister Maya's wedding, but micromanaging the event is his only chance at proving that Maya's fiance is a liar. He needs the help of her stunning, sassy wedding planner who he finds both irritating - and undeniably tempting. Can Seth persuade Brooke to unplan a wedding? And, more importantly, how will he convince her that the wedding she should be planning...is theirs? Want some fun, fresh, flirty and very sexy rom-com? Check out the titles in the Oxford series: Irresistibly Yours, Playing For Keeps and Someone Like You.
~I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - What a wonderful first book in a new series by Lauren Layne! As you all know I am a big fan of romance books and this one really had me intrigued so I was really happy when I got sent a copy and now I cannot wait for the other books in this series! It was filled with drama, family relationships and romance and I loved every second of it.
Brooke moves to New York at starts working at Wedding Belles after her own wedding was cut short when her fiance got taken away by the police when they where at the aisle...not the best thing to happen before you say I do. She is ready for a fresh start and already has her first client. Maya Tyler is getting married to man after only knowing him for 3 months and her brother Seth isn't all too happy about it, since he has never met the guy. The Tylers are very known and very rich so it seems a little bit fishy to Seth that they got engaged really quickly. Brooke, on the other hand believes they are really in love and is very excited to help with their wedding-even if she has to deal with Seth who is very uptight.
But, there is something there between them. They both can feel it but Brooke isn't ready for another relationship with what happened to her not that long ago. Can Seth convince Brooke to give it a go? Can she make him loosen up a little? And why is Maya's fiance always going out on 'business'?
I just loved this book. Brooke knows what she wants but tries her hardest not to let anything happen between her and Seth. Even after what happened to her she is still loving her job of planning weddings. Her and Seth's relationship is a rollarcoaster. They will get on for awhile then one of them will say something and will set them off and they both love it. Seth is really protective over his sister as their father died not that long ago. Some times his protectiveness is a little bit crazy but his heart is in the right place.
This was a brilliant story from Lauren and I enjoyed every second of it. I was gripped from the very beginning and didn't put it down until I had finished it and I cannot wait to read the rest of the series when it is out!