Single by Saturday by Catherine Bybee Release Date: January 7, 2014 Publisher: Montlake Romance Contemporary Romance M/F Book #4 in the Weekday Brides series Number of Pages: 315 Kindle Edition Source: Kindle Lending Library (November selection) Rating: NC-17 Read 1/8/18 to 1/9/18
I know there are a lot of people out there that are not fans of insta-love. I am not one of them. Maybe because (sorry – about to get sappy) the first time I saw my husband I literally said to my friend, “I’m going to marry him.” I was in 10th grade and we were friends for a while before even dating almost 2 years later, but the chemistry was always there with us and we have now been married over 25 years. My point is, I don’t discount a story out of hand because of insta-love…when you know you know. While this story definitely has an element of insta-love, it’s different since nobody can act on their feelings.
If you read the previous book in this series, Fiancé by Friday, you know that the heroine in this book, Karen, is in a marriage of convenience to a gay movie star, Michael. He needs a wife to keep his sexual orientation a secret and never intends for her to meet his family. But she does. And there is instant attraction between Karen and Michael’s brother, Zach. Oh boy…this can get sticky. Zach feels guilty for his reaction to Karen because IT’S HIS BROTHER’S WIFE! Karen feels guilty because she doesn’t want to be the cause of any problems in Michael’s family. Plus, Michael is her best friend and she loves him.
The pull Karen and Zach have throughout the story is wonderful. The air between them sizzles and it’s crazy that Zach’s whole family doesn’t see their attraction to one another. I was a bit disappointed to learn Zach had a girlfriend, although he does realize he has to break up with her regardless if there’s any hope with Karen or not. Unfortunately, the girlfriend is the one person who does seem to feel the sparks between Zach and Karen.
There’s a lot going on in this story and we get to know Karen so much better than in the previous books. We learn what really makes her tick and I couldn’t help but admire her determination. Michael, on the other hand, lets me down a bit. I don’t like posting spoilers, but let me just say that as great of a guy that he is I really wish he would have made a different decision in at least one area.
It was great to see Rick again in this story and I’m really happy we haven’t seen the last of Judy. The next story has me very curious, especially having met Michael’s father and knowing Michael’s sister is going to be doing things in the story her dad surely won’t be happy about.