Title: Seduced By Sunday
Series: Weekday Brides #6
Author: Catherine Bybee
Publication Date: April 14th, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Meg Rosenthal: Matchmaker by day, realist by night, Meg is not about to get swept away by a charming, darkly handsome businessman in a designer suit.
She’s come to a beautiful secluded resort to evaluate the private island’s potential for her agency, not to ogle its owner. But there’s something about the magnetic man that’s hard to resist, even for a woman who refuses to fall in love.Valentino Masini: A successful and drop-dead sexy businessman, Valentino is used to having the finer things in life. Yet he’s never wanted someone the way he wants Meg, who’s stirring up a hurricane of trouble in his heart. But just as he decides to convince her to stay, someone else decides it might be time to get Meg off the island...permanently.
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.
Praise for Catherine Bybee
“Suspense, survival, and chemistry mix in this scintillating read in the style of Julie Garwood and Suzanne Brockmann.” - Booklist on Fiancé by Friday
"This is a book nobody should miss, because the magic it contains is awesome." - Booked Up Reviews on Married by Monday
"[A] wonderfully exciting plot, lots of desire, and some sassy attitude thrown in for good measure!" -Harlequin Junkie on Single by Saturday
I've been a fan of Catherine Bybee since the first Weekday Brides book came out. Once I read Wife By Wednesday I was eternally hooked to her writing and books. Since then, I've read everything she published and I am always anxious to get my hands on each new story. Once I found that that I will be able to be apart of the blog tour and review the latest book in the Weekday Brides series I was close to delirious from happiness (I would've reviewed the book anyway but there is just something really awesome about being part of the blog tour for one of your favorite authors and series :)) And let me tell you, this latest installment didn't disappoint at all, even with all the expectations I had from this book.
The characters were easy to love and connect with, well developed and simply captivating. I loved being able relate to their problems and feelings. Most of the time I felt as part of the story and not simply a reader which I think is very rare nowadays. The story in itself was masterfully told in a way that will catch your attention and keep you occupied and guessing pretty much till the last page. Even though I was able to guess some of the twists and turns in the plot, Catherine Bybee still managed to surprise me and keep me invested in her characters' story.
Both, Val and Meg were quite interesting and fun to read about. Each one of them has his/her own quirks that makes them feel real and at the same time gives the story the easy and comedic feel it needs to lighten the suspense flowing through the book. One of my favorite parts was the banter between the two main characters. They were just so much fun :D At the same time the chemistry between them is simply of the charts which generally increases the hotness of the book. And let's be honest. Val is definitely and eye-candy. Even a sworn fan of brooding dominant alpha bad boys like me can recognize that (I am all team Neil) and that says a lot. There was just something in his loving touches, romantic gestures, tender whispered words in Italian and yes, his dominant behavior that just stole my heart. Meg is also quite a lovely character. She seeks independence and stability without the help of a man by her side and this was definitely something easy to relate for me. I loved that Val didn't try to stifle that in her even though he still wanted to take care of her and protect her. In my opinion they were just perfect for each other :)
Another part of the book I really enjoyed was meeting all the characters from the previous books :) That was definitely fun and I loved that Michael finally found his HEA or at least as close as he can get at the moment :) I also loved Gabi and I can't wait to find out what will happen to her. Who will be the amazing man who will help her heal and open up to trusting and loving a man again.
In a few words, the book was awesome. I haven't had a book hangover for awhile now but I definitely had one after finishing Seduced by Sunday. Once I opened the book I put my kindle down at 7am in the morning when I finished it. So yes, I spent a whole night reading because in normal Catherine Bybee style, she grabbed my attention with the first few words and didn't release me until I reached the acknowledgements :D I simply can't wait for her next book to come out, no matter from which series it is :)