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Monday, May 30, 2016

From This Day Forward by Lauren Layne

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

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First off, I'd like to wish you all a Happy and safe Memorial Day.  Today is the day (US side at least) that we pay tribute to all those men and women that lost their lives in service to our country.  Their dedication and sacrifice are what helped build the country we have today, the freedom we so enjoy, and the liberties to which we feel entitled.  So please, in all your enjoyment of the time off from work, and summer vacation starts, take a moment to remember those that helped make it possible, and share a kind word or gesture from the heart with their families left behind.  Thank you from heart to yours....

Next up on the agenda, a pre-pub celebration of an unusual sort.  How so, you ask?  Well, it's a pre-pub review for a novella that'll serve to introduce the upcoming series, book one of which release this July.  Still following me?  Good...because you're seriously gonna want to get in this reading temptation from the ground up.  Ladies and gents, may I present, today's book of choice...

From This Day Forward

Lauren Layne
Simon Pocket eBooks

About the book...
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... 



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Short and sweet, but don't let the cover fool you!  It may look all innocent Contemporary Romance but this baby packs some sizzle and spice!

Leah and Jason, the fab photographers of New York City that know the wedding scene like the back of their hands...too bad their hearts aren't mapped quite as well.  Once upon a time, they had a go of it and while things were going along rather nicely, it all ended with an ill-timed visit and a half-dressed house guest.  Whoops!  Let's just say I don't blame Leah for turning tail and running because most of us would given the circumstances.  The cold shoulder she gives Jason in the months that follow are deserved but that justification does nothing for the flames in their hearts.  If only they could actually talk about it, get to the bottom of what was going on, perhaps they could both get closure and move on...but do they really WANT to?  Guess now is about as good a time as any to find out considering fate and Alexis Morgan (owner of The Wedding Belles team) have thrown them together for a wedding they won't soon forget...nor will you.

To Have and to Hold  For Better or Worse  To Love and to Cherish

The sweetness Contemporary Romance fans clamor for is there, as is the heartache, on BOTH sides (surprisingly), friendships, and potential missed/second chances.  They allow the story to build and grow into something that satisfies (harder to do with short stories!), yet leaves you wanting more.  I gotta say, right after I finished reading this one, I started in on my ARC of book one...and guess what?  I was NOT disappointed!  More on that in another post, but suffice it to say this reader enjoyed her time getting to know this potential couple (hey, I'm not spoiling it for you!) and her peek inside the world of The Wedding Belles, and let me just say that the view is DEFINITELY worth the read!


About the author...

Lauren Layne
Photograph by Anthony LeDonne
Lauren Layne is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Stiletto series of contemporary romances and the all-new Pocket Books series, The Wedding Belles. She lives in New York with her husband and spoiled Pomeranian.


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Special thanks to the amazing Melissa at Simon & Schuster for the tree book ARC for review. (THANKS!)  This title is set to release June 6th, 2016 (as of this post) via Pocket Star eBooks, and will be available for the tantalizingly low price of $1.99!  So, know what to do! to just let the ladies have their afternoon of bookish swooning, don't you think?  *wink*  As mentioned, the series kicks off its full length novels with TO HAVE AND TO HOLD this July, and book two and three following August and October respectively.  Needless to say, you know I've made room on my reading it's YOUR turn.

Until next time...happy reading!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Lovely and exciting what a great summer treat can't wait to get between the pages

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