For Better or Worse by Lauren Layne

Will a budding wedding planner and her bad boy neighbor
stop banging heads and start hearing wedding bells?

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.


I collect quotes and this one is a keeper.  :)

"Live the life you want, not the one you have."  

I am a sucker for stories that not only offer entertainment but also teaches us what matters most in life.  Lauren Layne truly outdid herself in this wonderful story of two people who get under each other's skin but eventually find a way into each other's hearts!
Heather is on a mission to prove that she can be the best wedding planner.  She is all business when she lands a black tie affair wedding that has to be planned in 5 months.  There is no time for play.  It's all work and no rest. 
Josh is a guy who understands what it means to take life for granted living in the fast lane.  Sometimes life throws you a curve and that's exactly why he gave up his fast paced life to now pursue his dreams.  A life changing diagnosis taught him very quickly what he values most in life.  He is now determined to live life to the fullest. 
Heather and Josh cross paths when her new neighbor and his loud music was keeping her awake.  She heads straight over to his door to complain.  Josh was immediately drawn to his feisty high strung neighbor who wears suits and is all business.   
I love stories where two people are able to learn to take chances on things they've put away for various reasons.  Josh helps Heather to loosen up and enjoy life while Josh learns from Heather that it is still okay to take a chance on letting someone into your heart.  It is never too late for love. 
This book is a well balanced mix of humor and heart.  I love the wonderful characters and the way it touches touches the heart in all the right places.  Definitely a keeper on my romance bookshelf!
I am really beginning to fall in love with this author.  This is such a wonderful series and I plan to put more Lauren Layne books into my to read pile!

5 Wedding Bells are Ringing for this delightful story! 

I received a copy of this book from the Publisher as a member of the XOXperts Street Team!

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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!

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