A New York wedding photographer lands her dream wedding job in the Hamptons—only to learn she has to share the job with the man who broke her heart.


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Leah and Jason's Love Story

The Wedding Belles, Prequel Novella

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  • This is a short story, not a full-length novel!
  • Not available in paperback.
  • It is steamy, with explicit sex scenes.
  • This book is written in third-person, alternating the heroine and heroine's POV.

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"Layne packs as much into this sexually charged and emotionally intense novella as most authors do in a full novel." — Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


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...


Jason picked up his bourbon and threw it back in one
swallow before standing and grabbing his bag. Before Leah
had a chance to react, he’d moved toward her, shamelessly
invading her personal space as he bent down and placed
his lips near her ear.

“Sweetheart, by the time I’m done with you, sleep will
be the last thing on your mind. Guarantee it.”