8 March 2017

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

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Format: Paperback
Publishers: Headline Eternal
Published: 18th October 2016
Pages: 320
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, 
Main Characters: Alexis, Logan,
Date Read: 29th November 2016 - 4th January 2017

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Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in To Love And To Cherish, the third witty contemporary romance in Lauren Layne's The Wedding Belles series, about three high-powered New York City women who can plan any wedding - but their own. For fans of Jill Shalvis, Julie James and Rachel Gibson.
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...

I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

With all of the covers in this particular series I've been in two minds about until this one. I love this cover and I think it has everything to do with the colours that have been used as it gives a seasonal feel about it and even though the season has nothing to do with the actual book I find myself not minding as for me it kind of sets the scene.

I was looking forward to reading this book especially after loving both of the previous books and no Lauren Layne book for me has rated under 4 stars that is until I read this one. I was so disappointed with this book as I just couldn't get into it which even though I didn't have as much time to read it with it being the Christmas period but also I found myself not even wanting to pick it up. I didn't believe in the romance between the two main characters as it felt for the most part very much one sided and felt Logan was far too good for Alexis. I understand why Alexis was so stand offish to a point but I think she let it affect every aspect of her life and made her an unlikable person. What I loved about this book is that we got to catch up with the previous couples. The ending was sweet and more enjoyable than most of the book.

Just about every character but the main female character was likable. Alexis was such a selfish person that didn't treat Logan the way in which he deserved. There was moments when I thought she was nicer but it wasn't until closer to the end when I started to like her. It was Logan that really saved this book as he was such a great character and I loved everything about him.

Overall, I felt let down by this book but I'm still excited about any future books by Lauren Layne in the hope that they are like the previous book that I've read by her.