Welcome to the last Saturday of October, thus the last of the "Saturdays with Catherine". All good things must come to an end... I guess. Two weeks this month, I've focused on Catherine's "Not Quite" series with a guest post and a review of the 3rd spectacular book Not Quite Enough.
This week I thought I'd finish up the "Weekday Brides" series (or at least what's released soo far). I reviewed the latest in the series - Fiance by Friday (book 3) when it first came out. I tackled the first in the series - Wife by Wednesday as our first Saturdays with Catherine.. Finally I will give you my thoughts on the middle book - Married by Monday. I'm jumping all over the place with this series! lol! Don't forget to enter the Saturdays with Catherine contest for a free signed book just by commenting on one of these posts!
Married by Monday
(Weekday Bride Series, book 2)
by: Catherine Bybee
Publication: Montlake Romance (March 2013)
Length: 306 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Amazon Bestseller, 2012 RONE Award Winner !
Sandy blond hair and Hollywood good looks, Carter could have any woman he wants. When he makes his bid for governor of California, he knows he must settle down and become a family man. His choice for a running mate between the sheets : matchmaker Eliza Havens.
Eliza's happy that her best friend has a wealthy, adoring husband. It's the husband's best friend- sexy, dashing Carter Billings - that drives her crazy. No man has ever squabbled with Eliza this much ... or made her heart race this fast. Matching couples is how she earns a living, but long-held secrets mean getting married isn't an option. Until now.
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I'll remind you now from my previous reviews in this series that clearly I can't be trusted to read the fine print and actually look for the order of a series. Instead I read then in what I thought was the correct order (2, 1, 3). I'm still not convinced that Catherine didn't make Married by Monday book 2 just to personally mess with me. While it would be a great stand alone book, having now read Wife by Wednesday and re-read this one, I can appreciate it a little more.
My Thoughts :
As unusual as this sounds coming from my mouth (the one who always likes the next book in the series just a tiny bit more than the last), looking back Married by Monday is actually my favorite in the Weekday Bride series (so far). I am pretty sure it's Carter. I <3 a="" am="" and="" angle.="" aybe="" best="" but="" carter="" completely.="" friend="" honestly="" husband="" it="" just="" little.="" liza="" make="" me="" nbsp="" not="" p="" s="" sure="" swoon="" the="" whole="">
Danger from the past that keeps turning up and finally Eliza is forced to share her deeply hidden secret with those closest to her. I cannot imagine her life up until now, always hiding and never having anyone that she can fully trust with her secrets. Eliza is a strong female character. I loved her courage and strength ! Carter was a very believable politician. Ha! While he is a strong, wonderful man- Catherine makes sure to show us that he's not a goodie-two-shoes and that he is willing to do what he must even if it means bending some rules to take care of what is his.l
Catherine has once again managed to wow us with a steamy romance that pulls you in and refuses to let go. Each time I've read this book (no, I am not telling you how many times I've read it.. ha), I have been unable to put it down. It's a straight-thru-the-night read no matter what. The chemistry between Carter & Eliza is tangible. The romance - sweet. Yet another story that is more than a typical romance. Our characters fight the odds and fall deeply in love.
I highly recommend this series (and this book in particular). Something about the whole marriage for convenience turned love just grabs me every time!