From This Day Forward (The Wedding Belles 0.5) by Lauren Layne

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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...


When I first started From This Day Forward I thought I don't know about this. I don't think this will be my cup of tea. But I was on a plane and didn't have anything else that jumped out at me to read so I soldiered on. Boy am I glad I did. I ended up really enjoying the story. It is cute and sweet and hot and quick and fun and everything I wanted.

Leah is a wedding photographer. She loves her job even though she is not sure she believes in love. She thought she had it once not that long ago, but the guy turned out to be a creeper so...

Jason is also a wedding photographer. He dated Leah not that long ago and he thought they had something good going, until she left and refused to speak to him again. She broke his heart even if she thinks he broke hers.

When The Wedding Belles need photographers last minute for the First Daughter's wedding neither can say no. Even if it means working together. Leah wants nothing to do with Jason, even if she is still attracted to him. She wants to keep her distance and just get this over with. Only Jason doesn't let her.

These two were a lot of fun. When you find out everything that happened oh my heart broke for Jason. He was such a sweetheart and he didn't have the best of lives as a kid. I just wanted to pick him up and give him all the cuddles and make everything okay. And Leah? At first you feel for her, but then I wanted to yell at her for hurting Jason. I know she didn't try to, but oh these two. They have a lot to work out, some misunderstandings and such, and it was fun watching them do it. A great start to this series!

Rating: ★★★★


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