To Love and to Cherish by Lauren Layne Book Review

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

To Love and to Cherish

by Lauren Layne

Published by Pocket Books

Book #3 in The Wedding Belles series

Alexis Morgan has spent the past eight 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...


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Spoiler filled ramblings ahead. You have been warned fellow book nerds!

To Love and To Cherish is the third and final book in the Wedding Belle's series. It centers around the owner of The Wedding Belle's, Alexis, and her friend and accountant, Logan. Alexis has been a big question mark in the last two books. It's been heavily hinted that she has some pretty big walls up, but we finally jump right into her character and find out WHY Alexis is the way she is!

I love how Logan and Alexis meet. Its very classic and happens at a bar. Alexis turns him down, because she is dedicated to getting her business, The Wedding Belle's, off the ground, and she is scared of being hurt. Instead of walking away, Logan takes an interest in her business proposal, and reads the whole thing. Crazily enough, he gives her an offer: if she makes him half owner, he will finance The Wedding Belle's with his inheritance his aunt left him. She turns him down again, but changes her mind a week later.

Eight years later, Logan and her are friends. He is a silent owner (Alexis has full control), and he meets with her twice a week to discuss Wedding Belle finances. Everyone at the Wedding Belles can see Logan is head over heels in love with Alexis, but Alexis doesn't see it. Alexis's life revolves around her business.

Until of course, she finds out her little sister MIGHT be pregnant. And fun fact: her sisters boyfriend (Adam) is Alexis's first love, college boyfriend, and the man she thought she would marry one day. You know ... until Adam and her sister met, and it was like love at first sight. He broke up with Alexis a few weeks later. Her sister (Roxie) and Adam are together a year later, much to Alexis's heartbreak.

This sends Alexis into a tailspin. She decides she finally needs to put some energy into her private life, so she can fall in love, get married, and have the kids she always dreamed about. Of course, she doesn't think of Logan. But Logan, who is being pressured to move back to London and take over the family business, see's Alexis, and decides its finally time to make his move. Slowly. So he doesn't scare her away.