Monday, April 04, 2016

Review- From This Day Forward by Lauren Layne


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...

Release date: June 6th, 2016
Published by: Pocket Star
Page numbers: 100


I start every review of any Lauren Layne's book by saying what a huge fan I am of hers. This one is no different because I genuinely enjoy her writing and her stories are just wonderful. From This Day Forward is the prequel novella to her new Wedding Belle series. I don't like novellas a lot especially because I'm always left wanting more but this one was a good one.

Leah is our heroine and she is a wedding photographer. She is good at what she does and when an amazing opportunity is dropped her way she grabs it. The only problem is that she'll have to work with the man who once broke her heart, Jason Rhodes.

I liked Leah. She was a sweet heroine and she was genuinely heartbroken when she thought Jason was cheating on her. I could see why she was so reluctant to be with him again because she didn't want to get hurt. Jason was a man who had a rough childhood. He's finally made something of himself but he needs somebody to believe in him without doubts. Jason was a proud man which all led to the misunderstanding between him and Leah in the first place.

The chemistry between Leah and Jason was easy to see. They were very attracted to each other but they both had their own issues. I wish they would communicate more clearly but then, there would be no conflict to the novella left. From This Day Forward is a short and sweet story of Jason and Leah but it also sets up the stage for the next book. I am actually pretty excited to read about these Wedding Belles and I can't wait to see how each of their story turns out to be. 

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.

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