Book Review & Dream Board – From This Day Forward

Posted June 20, 2016 by Kathy in 4 stars, Book Review, Dream Board / 2 Comments

Book Review & Dream Board – From This Day ForwardFrom This Day Forward Series: The Wedding Belles #0.5
by Lauren Layne
Published by Pocket Star on June 6, 2016
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 100
Format: Ebook
Source: Publisher
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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...

My Review

From This Day Forward is a steamy prequel to author Lauren Layne’s The Wedding Belles series. Now that I have had a taste I can’t wait to read the next book!!

This novella is a short introduction to the ladies of the Wedding Belles, an elite New York wedding planning agency. Leah McHale is an up-and-coming wedding photographer offered the assignment that can launch her career. But there is one problem she must face – working with her ex Jason Rhodes. Jason broke Leah’s heart last year and she is just now trying to move on. They both agree to work together and Leah insists on being professional. Being professional is difficult with their reunion stirring up old feelings and sizzling chemistry.

This is my first book from author Lauren Layne and I loved this! The ladies of the Wedding Belles are business partners and supportive friends. I can’t wait to learn more about them. Leah and Jason’s love story was quick but it was filled with emotion. In this quick story I got the full sense of who they were but I wanted more! I hope they are featured in more books in this series.

I highly recommend From This Day Forward to fans of second chance romances. This is perfect read to some romance to your day.

I received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review. Visit for the best in romance, urban fantasy and women’s fiction.

I love weddings!! In From This Day Forward the Wedding Belles plan a romantic ocean front wedding. I’ve been married for 20 years and we plan to renew our vows on our 25th anniversary. We will be renewing our vows on a beach in Hawaii so this story had me daydreaming for our big day. Check out my dream board:

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Overall: four-stars

About Lauren Layne

Lauren lives in New York City with her husband (who was her high school sweetheart--cute, right?!) and plus-sized Pomeranian.

Five years ago, she ditched her corporate career in Seattle to pursue a full-time writing career in Manhattan.

She writes smart romantic comedies with just enough sexy-times to make your mother blush, and in her ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.

When not bringing The Sexy, she likes to blog about her Instagram addiction, and why mean girls are the worst.

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2 responses to “Book Review & Dream Board – From This Day Forward

    • Kathy

      This was a great start to a new series and I look forward to reading more from this author. When we renew our vows it will be a small gathering and I can’t wait. Thanks Katherine!!