As I continue on my Quest to Read Them All I have once again returned to an author I have only recently discovered, but have come to love her work! Catherine Bybee is a fantastic storyteller. She creates a reality so compelling that you can consider the characters friends. The next stop on my quest has brought me to the 4th book in Bybee’s Weekday Brides Series, Single by Saturday.
As you all know, I love a good series and this is no exception! The 4th book in this saga joins Karen and her temporary husband mega-movie star Michael Wolfe as the navigate a difficult trip to Utah to visit his family. While the tale can stand alone, it ties back nicely to all 3 of the other books in the series. There are cameos by each of the previous leading couples, and the audience gets some great updates on their lives. Bybee also introduces several new characters to the series in the form of Michael’s siblings. Karen and Zach quickly become the main romantic focus, which allows this book to move away from becoming formulaic. It does deliver a believable HEA (happily ever after), which might seem difficult when the heroine falls in love with her brother-in-law. I only wish that Michael could have been more open about who he really is with his family and the world, but maybe that will become more plausible in the not so distant future.
I’m really looking forward to Rick and Judy’s story, Taken by Tuesday, which is currently available for pre-order, but isn’t due out until August 12, 2014. Maybe the publishing gods will take pity on Catherine’s devoted fans and push up the release date, but if not there are still many, many books left in my Quest to Read Them All.