My rating: 5 of 5 stars
For Better or Worse is one of those books I hated to put down, looked forward to picking back up, and mourned over as it came to a close. Off-the-charts, sizzling chemistry between its main characters, and surprises that take readers well beyond the predictable, make The Wedding Belles #2 an enjoyable endeavor from start to finish.
Both characters are likable in their own ways, and both storylines emphasize career-related pursuits in some way. (So, not the “finding oneself” of YA or NA, but the finding of one’s passion.) On a more personal level, there’s a mystery behind Josh’s recent past that readers discover along with Heather, and readers are along for the ride as the heroine works through issues with her mother.
Although I’m admittedly a long-standing Lauren Layne fan, the author has kicked it up a notch with this series. Something about the way everything ties together in the end, the scope of the characters’ emotional growth, and the ins and outs of the wedding planning business make this series some of LL’s best work yet.