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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From This Day Forward is a short novella and a taster for Lauren Layne’s new series The Wedding Belles which follows a group of female wedding planners living in New York.

Leah McHale is a wedding photographer who loves her job and is determined to find her HEA. Fellow photographer, Jason Rhodes, is the man who broke her heart a year previous, but when they are paired up together to cover a high profile wedding, we soon discover that Jason is just as heartbroken as she is. Leah has misunderstood Jason, and Jason is too proud to fight for his woman, until now…

“Am I alone here, Red?
Am I the only one feeling…something?”

This is a second chance romance that is perfect for quick, in-between read, full of sizzling chemistry, a little bit of Lauren Layne’s angst, and a great taste of what’s to come in the series.

From This Day Forward is a short novella told in dual POV. It is a standalone contemporary romance.

ARC gratefully received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Images featured in this review were created by me using stock images either purchased from deposit photo or from free stock sites.

About the Author

Lauren Layne

A long-time romance reader, Lauren Layne thinks the only thing better than reading about happy endings is writing them. She now pursues a full-time career in Happily Ever After, a job she’s naturally suited for after marrying her high school sweetheart. A bit of a nomad, Lauren’s lived everywhere from Orange County to Manhattan. Her hobbies include coffee by day, wine by night, and lots of writing in between. She’s also a total website nerd and insists you check out!

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More in this Series

From This Day Forward To Have and to Hold For Better or Worse To Love and to Cherish