"The queen of contemporary New York City romance." —Booklist

"The queen of contemporary New York City romance." —Booklist

For Better or Worse

The Wedding Belles • Book Two

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An ambitious wedding planner continually butts heads with her laidback musician neighbor, only to learn that there's more to the charming playboy than she realized, and what they thought was hate is actually something much different…

For Better or Worse

Heather & Josh

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Trope: Neighbors

Wedding Belles |  Book Two

"From This Day Forward, To Have and To Hold and For Better or Worse are all enchanting and chock full of all the witty repartee we have come to joyfully anticipate... an absolute delight." – Hypable

USA TODAY Bestseller

When small-town girl Heather Fowler finally gets promoted from assistant to actual wedding planner, she’s determined to make it as one of Manhattan’s elite Wedding Belles. Unfortunately, her first client demands an opulent black-tie affair at the Plaza…in five months’ time. Heather’s days quickly become a flurry of cake tastings, dress-fittings, RSVP cards, and bridal tantrums. But what she’s really losing sleep over is the live music blaring from her playboy neighbor’s apartment all night.

Five years ago, Josh Tanner was an up-and-comer on Wall Street, complete with the penthouse and the migraines. But a grim cancer diagnosis made him realize there is more to life than the corner office. If only he could convince his pretty, workaholic neighbor to let loose, too. As Heather lets down her guard, Josh is surprised when he starts falling for the sweet, vulnerable woman hiding beneath those power suits. Soon, it’s Heather’s turn to convince Josh to take the biggest risk of all: love.

about the story

if you're wondering...

Is this book for me?


As with many of my books, this is set in a rather idealized, upscale version of NYC. Lots of fancy in this whole series!

This book is written in third-person, with alternating POV. Some people only like first-person. You've been warned!

This one is really light-hearted in tone, but trigger warning that cancer is a subplot of this story. But there is a happily-ever-after!!!

My editor for this book gently suggested that there was too much banter at the beginning. I left it in.

🔥 This book is steamy with explicit sex scenes.

Heather and Josh are neighbors, which is one of my favorite tropes to write because the characters spend a ton of time together!

reviews & praise

I highly recommend For Better or Worse. The second in a series, it can be read as a standalone, but I say start with the first because it’s just as good. They’ve got the funny bickering that I love, and even as her stories have a light touch with cute flirty, they delve deep into the characters." – Harlequin Junkie, Top Pick

"From This Day Forward, To Have and To Hold and For Better or Worse are all enchanting and chock full of all the witty repartee we have come to joyfully anticipate... an absolute delight." – Hypable

These two are a ridiculously charming pair, whether they’re arguing about banana bread or gasping for breath after another heart-stopping kiss. — Hypable

"Really likable and interesting characters. Excellent pace and build. I was just so entertained while reading. Seriously excellent read! I absolutely loved every single second of this. Heather and Josh's story was really perfect to me. 5 stars all the way!" – About That Story

"I couldn’t get enough of this book. I read it from beginning to end without putting it down. It made me smile so much! It was everything I like in a Contemporary Romance. It was cute, light-hearted, funny and sweet. It made me so excited to read the next book in this series! For Better or Worse is a must read for Contemporary Romance lovers." – A Novel Glimpse

"For Better or Worse is a love story that is carefree, real and packed with emotion any reader can relate with!!! TRULY FANTASTIC!!" -Addicted to Romance

"I loved this book and can easily recommend you add it to your Need to Read I am smiling like a lunatic while writing this and remembering Heather and Josh’s journey. I laughed, cheered, cried, sighed and almost swooned while reading For Better or Worse, and any book that can make me feel this wide spectrum of emotions is a book that qualifies as one of my favorite reads." – All About Romance

"This book was everything. It was sweet and romantic and funny and entertaining. At moments, it broke my heart and then in the next page I'd be laughing out loud. This book is exactly why I love to read so much. It gave me all the feels and was absolutely perfect."  – Smitten With Reading

"I’ll never get how LL can instantly captivate me from page one, but she continually does. The dance and the lead-up are the best part of her books and FOR BETTER OR WORSE has that in spades. I really honestly couldn’t put it down because the story was so well crafted, and both it and their chemistry pulled at me continuously. She writes characters that feel so real and are just incredibly likable, another thing that LL does well. It was absolutely fantastic and this series is one not to be missed." – Book Reader Chronicles

"A fun, enjoyable, sexy story that I refused to put down... If you enjoy romance, fun, sexy couples, friendship, family, and laugh out loud moments, then you need to be reading this series." – The Reading Cafe



"You're in a better mood tonight," he said, his eyes skimming over her crazy curls and relaxed expression. "Why?"

"Believe it or not, I'm not a shrew."


Heather shoved his shoulder with a little scowl. "I'm Not!"

"Does that mean you're going to start making banana bread like Mrs. Calvin?"

"Yes, definitely. And coffee cake and sugar cookies and whatever other goodies you might like. All while wearing a frilly, feminine apron."

"Dare I hope there's nothing under the apron?" he asked, leaning in slightly.

"Right again!" she said, in mock delight. "I just love to bake naked."

The Wedding Planner Meets Sex and The CIty

The Wedding Belles

Fun fact: I always wanted to be an author. But if that didn't pan out? I wanted to be a wedding planner! This series brings a lot of those day dreams to light, mixd with my beloved NYC!

USA TODAY BEstselling Series!

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