Wife by Wednesday Catherine Bybee Release Date: October 4, 2011 Publisher: Montlake Romance Contemporary Romance M/F Book #1 in the Weekday Brides series Number of Pages: 206 Kindle Edition Source: Kindle Lending Library (August selection) Rating: NC-17 Read 9/10/17 to 9/11/17
This story really sucked me in. The funny thing is, I didn’t think it was going to. I just wasn’t completely on board the first two chapters. But then I got swept up and fell in love with both Samantha and Blake.
There was nothing earth shattering or crazy about this story, but the author’s tone and rhythm were spot on. There was such a great flow to the story that I kept turning page after page long after I should have gone to bed. (Don’t let the dates above fool you, I read this in one sitting. It just happened to turn from one day to the next while I was doing so.)
For some reason, this story had me thinking more than usual about something that often comes to mind when I read a lot of romance novels. Let me preface what I’m about to say with letting you know it was apparent from the start that Blake and Samantha had a spark. This is a general statement/question that I’m not directing at just this story. Here goes…Would the men in romance novels fall in love with any woman that they actually had to spend time with? A lot of time the hero is a player that never gets to know the women he sleeps with, and doesn’t care to either. The heroine is often someone he is forced to spend quality time with. Something he’s not used to doing with any woman other than relatives, if even that. So is it that he truly loves the heroine as the only one for him who was able to break down his defenses, or that he finally let himself get to know someone on a deeper level? Any thoughts? I personally think it’s a case by case basis type thing. Like I said, I felt that Blake instantly had sparks with Samantha, as well as protective instincts when it came to her. But there are other books I read where I really wonder…
Okay, I’m done with that tangent. I enjoyed this book so much I’m thrilled that there are 6 more in the series I can look forward to. Catherine Bybee is really an author I’ve come to trust to give me what I want in my reading.