Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in The Wedding Belles, a contemporary and witty romance series about three high-powered New York City women who can plan any wedding—but their own.
Alexis Morgan has spent the past six years devoted to turning her tiny start-up into Manhattan’s premiere wedding planning company, The Wedding Belles. Now that her business is thriving, it’s time to turn towards her much neglected personal life, and Alexis approaches her relationships like she does everything else: with a plan. Not a part of that plan is Logan Harris, the silent partner in the Belles, and the one person who’s been there for her since the very beginning. But Alexis needs someone fun, and Logan’s all business, all the time—except when a late night at the office ends with an unexpected kiss that leaves the usually cool and together Alexis reeling.
Logan has lusted after Alexis since the day he walked into the tiny Harlem apartment that used to double as her office. But the ambitious wedding planner has always been untouchable...until now. Alexis has made it clear that she’s on the dating market—and equally clear that he’s not in the running. But when Alexis finds herself in need of a date for her sister’s last minute wedding in Florida, Logan knows it’s the perfect time to show Alexis that there’s more to him than numbers and spreadsheets—and beneath the pinstripes and glasses lies a hot-blooded heartthrob. As Florida’s sultry days turn into even hotter nights, Logan’s out to convince Alexis that the fling of a lifetime could just maybe turn into forever...
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published October 18th 2016
Four stars: A sweet, slow burn romance with plenty of heat and some stumbles that will leave you with a big goofy grin.
Alexis is content with her life. She is the successful owner of the of the elite Wedding Belles wedding planning company. Even though she is single, she is happy, at least that is what she keeps telling herself. She has no time for romance, but why has she always planned her own wedding in her head? Alexis is forced to take a hard look at life when she gets a stomach churning call from her sister that will make her reconcile her past. Meanwhile, the sexy Brit, Logan Harris, has been patiently awaiting for Alexis to truly see him, and for her to realize he is the man she has been waiting for her whole life. Will Alexis open her eyes before it is too late?
What I Liked:
- To Love and to Cherish is the final book in the delightful Wedding Belles Series. At last in this book, you get the story you have been waiting for: Alexis and Logan. As promised, it was full of feels and sizzle, and some heartache. The end left me with a big smile, and I closed the book satisfied with the culmination of the series.
- Alexis has been a enigmatic character from the beginning. She is class and sophistication, always put together, and she knows what she wants. Her friends describe her as complicated, and yet she is a wonderful friend. It was a bit of a surprise to get inside Alexis' head and see how vulnerable and broken she was. It was hard to see her struggle and to push away a chance at happiness because she was so afraid to take a chance, but then after a good swift kick in the buttocks, she got her head screwed on straight, and I couldn't help but to cheer for her.
- Logan is the perfect hero. He's adorable, sexy and charming. Not to mention, kind, compassionate and hopelessly patient. He has been waiting for his woman for eight years. I liked how he never pushed too hard, and how he was willing to wait and wait and wait.
- The romance itself is one of the best kinds. It is a slow burner, eight years in the making, and it stems from a long term friendship. This is one of those romances where you are holding your breath wondering is this the moment.... and then there is some definite heat and sizzle and a stumble and then a goofy grin. It was pleasant and sweet, nice and fluffy. A great pick me up romance.
- I liked that this book included the rest of the Belles, and that Josh, Seth, Heather and Brooke play significant roles in making the happily ever after come to pass. It is always fun to catch up with characters from previous books.
- The ending is wonderful, sweet and adorable. I was left content with the way everything played out, but I couldn't help but want a bit more.
And The Not So Much:
- Unfortunately, this one was a bit predictable. Early on, Logan is presented with a conflict, and I just knew that it was going to be the deciding factor in the romance.
- Even though I got Alexis, I struggled with her too. It was hard to believe that after all that time, she was unable to move on and to see what was in front of her. I wanted to reach into the book and shake her.
- A couple of notes on the series as a whole. It felt a tiny bit undone at the end of the this one. I think that Jessie, the receptionist, even though she wasn't a big player deserved her happy ending. After reading the whole series, I thought the prequel was not relevant. It doesn't tie into the series, there is one tiny mention in one of the books regarding the two characters, but otherwise they are not players at all. What is the point?
To Love and to Cherish is a wonderful ending to a terrific romantic series. The Wedding Belles Series is perfect for those who want nice, easy romances with low drama. I loved the characters and the romantic connections, the settings, and the wedding planning. If you are in the market for light, comfort reading grab these books.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for this review.