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Publisher's Summary

From Weekday Brides to First Wives, a dazzling series about four women and their alliance of newfound friendship, unexpected love, and second chances.

Cynical divorce attorney Lori Cumberland lives by one motto: Love is grand, but divorce is a hundred grand. With one failed marriage under her own personal belt, Lori had fallen hard and early - and it isn't something she plans on repeating. She's content focusing on the temporary marriages of her rich and famous clients. When she joins some of her recent divorcées on a celebratory cruise, her only vow is fun, sun, and new friends. But Lori finds herself tempted by a jury of one.

For Reed Barlow, falling into the world of private investigation was easy. He knows the law and knows how to avoid breaking it - all while doing his job. His rule to live by? No emotion, no involvement...until Lori. His charming smile and cocky attitude distracts Lori and lowers her guard, which is exactly what Reed desires.

But what appears as a one-time-only flirtation may be a plot orchestrated by Reed. As he's taking his investigation to a dangerous level, it's Lori who could end up in jeopardy. Reed has only one shot for Lori to grant him a second chance. But if he comes clean with her, he blows his cover. And that just might cost him the opportunity for an alliance of family...and of love.

©2017 Catherine Bybee (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Jo
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 18-11-2017

Beginning another great series

Continuation of Weekday Brides characters, so if you enjoyed that series, you will love this new one!

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  • Katherine
  • 26-09-2017

Loved the Romance and Mystery!

I loved that this book had more than just romance. I loved the mystery of everything. It really kept me guessing. I love Catherine Bybee's books and this was definitely no exception. It was wonderfully written and Emma Wilder did a great job. I love when I run across a good narrator. Especially a female who can read with a believable male voice.

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  • Wayne
  • 05-10-2017

Good, if you like chick lit

I don't remember why I bought this book. It was a mistake. It is a worthwhile story for those who enjoy chick lit or modern romance novels. It is a cute story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-09-2017

Just could not finish it

They have security checking everyone but she does check on the man in her bed. Hero knows she is being spied on but does not say a word. About as suspenseful as a baloney sandwich.

The last several Bybee books have been disappointing but I could at least finish them.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-10-2017

Great spin off series to weekday brides!

The characters came to life in Catherine Bybee's spin off series. The narrator however had a robotic voice with no inflection.

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  • Kimbuckeye
  • 04-10-2017

Robotic reading!

I could not get through this Audible version because the performance was so dull and robotic. Lack of real intonation and worse lack of ability to change voices between characters. I want not a fan of the story line enough to want to read the book on my Kindle. Sorry.

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  • Blissfully Booked
  • 02-10-2017

Robotic Narration

I wanted to like this. Was looking forward to some Catherine Bybee magic, instead I found myself annoyed by this mechanical noise. It's like having SIRI read to you. I'll just read the book for myself

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  • Trish R.
  • 23-09-2017

Great read and almost perfect listen..



I really, really liked this book. There was soooo much dialogue and not once did I roll my eyes or wonder what the author was thinking when she wrote that. I loved Reed and Lori. As well as Avery, Trina and Shannon. They were all fantastic secondary characters. Oh, and it was so nice seeing Sam again, and Neil and Rick from Weekday Brides.

This was kind of a mystery, so that was good. Trying to figure out if Sasha was good or not was fun. Then finding out who she worked for was certainly a shocker.

Ruslan Petrov was a real bad guy and such a creep that he was fun to hate. And I knew something was up with Rogelio and Miguel.

There was explicit sex in this book and the F-bomb was used 6 times.

As to the narration: Emma Wilder did a great job on the voices. The men sounded like men and that’s the most important thing to me, the Spanish accents were great, the women all had their own voice. However, she really needs to work on reading with some kind of emotions in her own voice.

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  • Annette
  • 22-09-2017

Excellent Storyline

So I loved the Bride by Weekday and had no idea that this would be a continuation of the series and characters. I found this one exciting and romantic and look forward to the remaining characters being further developed. I paid for the audio instead of using credit and have NO regrets! I can also see a spin off on the horizon! Great book and great audio.

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  • Nina
  • 11-11-2018

Didn’t hold my interest

This book was slow that I had to speed it up. It took too long to hold my interest.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-10-2018

summer read

good reads I enjoyed the book lots action. I recommend if I like action to read this book.

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  • Suzy GM
  • 19-11-2018

Loved it!

I was not disappointed even though I knew what would happen. I love the way Catherine writes and of course the book was excellently narrated by Emma Wilder.

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  • DrM
  • 12-09-2018

Fun and surprising

This seems like a fun and diverting series. All the characters are familiar but still nothing was what it seemed. I'll certainly check out book 2.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-05-2018

Addictive!!!

You are drawn in from first page an action love story which is my new favourite book loved it thank you Miss Bybee. x

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  • Susan
  • 05-01-2018

Not sure if this series should continue

I think Ms Bybee has taken this series as far as it should go. What started as a unique formula (arranged platonic marriages for the very wealthy) has now become a caricature, and the casual way in which the characters flitted between luxury cruises, private jets, and assorted mansions, accompanied by the obligatory body guards, has become a bit grating.

The H and h were difficult to connect to, as we learnt very little about their lives prior to them meeting. Even now, having finished the book, I feel I know very little about them. I also did not warm to either of them: Lawyer h revealed confidential business details to a man she knew so little about that even her own brother expressed concern, while the H spied upon her, and bugged her home, while encouraging her to care about him and trust him. He even kept secret the knowledge that she was being followed, knowing there was a possibility the person concerned had harmful intentions. Even when their relationship was getting serious, he was still using his involvement in her life to get better access to the “dirt” his client was looking for. Why did he not just quit the job due to conflict of interest?

The book did improve vastly once the H’s activities were revealed, and the last few chapters were good, but the ending left threads of the story unresolved, no doubt as a set-up for future books but that, along with the lack of explanations about other characters, does mean that a reader would struggle if they had not read previous books in this series.

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 21-09-2017

The life and near death of PI

First class story and interesting and enjoyable enough to read in the day. Looking forward to the development of this new series. Ms Bybee is a top class entertainer. Top class narration by Emma Wilder