i'd previously reviewed to have and to hold, which was the first book in the wedding belles series and while i was more intrigued by the story simmering between alexis and logan, it made sense that for better or worse would be heather's story. i'm a sucker for many a romance trope, and the neighbors who hate each other but have crazy chemistry is one of my favorites. and heather and josh might actually end up being one of my favorite couples who fall into this category.
everything about them is awesome. the chemistry. the issues keeping them from fully committing. the way the relationship becomes a relationship without either of them realizing. the declaration of love. the big romantic gesture. it just all worked for me. and it's weird because both heather and josh are somewhat frustrating. but you also get it. the author gives you enough background to let you understand why they have the hang-ups they do. and even when the characters, and josh in particular, behaves in ways that are utterly frustrating, they are also in character and make complete sense.
but really the chemistry between these two characters was super hot. i loved that they referred to each other by their apartment numbers. i loved how they talked to each other period. even when they were arguing or talking around things, the way they interacted felt so real. and i just ate it up. the wedding belles series is definitely worth reading, and so far for better or worse is my favorite. but to love and to cherish will be released later this fall, and i'm guessing it will be alexis and logan's turn at the plate. maybe it will be a grand slam?
**for better or worse will publish on august 30, 2016. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/gallery, threshold, pocket books in exchange for my honest review.