Type: Contemporary Romance
My Copy: Sent
She swore off love forever…but he just might change her mind.
The sixth sweet, thrilling book in the New York Times, USA Today, andWall Street Journal bestselling Weekday Brides series from Catherine Bybee.
Meg Rosenthal: Matchmaker by day, realist by night, Meg is not about to get swept away by a charming, darkly handsome businessman in a designer suit. She’s come to a beautiful secluded resort to evaluate the private island’s potential for her agency, not to ogle its owner. But there’s something about the magnetic man that’s hard to resist, even for a woman who refuses to fall in love.
Valentino Masini: A successful and drop-dead sexy businessman, Valentino is used to having the finer things in life. Yet he’s never wanted someone the way he wants Meg, who’s stirring up a hurricane of trouble in his heart. But just as he decides to convince her to stay, someone else decides it might be time to get Meg off the island…permanently.
This is another wonderful addition to The Weekday Brides series featuring contemporary romance stories of heroes and heroines that are engaging and fun.
Meg Rosenthal is a matchmaker who works for Alliance, a company that sets up matches and marriages that make the public believe in an optical illusion. She is always looking for places her clients can get away from the prying eyes of the public and recently heard about an island off the Florida coast.
Sapore de Amore is owned by Valentino Masini, a wealthy man who prides himself on creating a beautiful oasis where people can enjoy themselves without the worry of being seen. His sister Gabi helps when needed and he dotes on her as most older brothers do. When Meg decided to check out the island, she convinces Michael Wolfe, the very famous actor to help her. Val screens all his guests before coming to his resort and when he questions Meg’s qualifications more than she feels is necessary, she is offended and they trade some snarky emails until he finally relents and accepts her, but by now she is pissed. This causes some fireworks when they first meet, which continue until they are faced with a dangerous situation, while they work together to find some answers, they realize that there is an attraction that is hard to deny.
What a delightful story with secrets and mysteries that will captivate you until the end. I thoroughly enjoyed this addition to the series as we are not only treated to Meg’s story but we also get to read more about Michael, as his story continues.
I have liked Meg since we met her; she is down to earth, funny and determined to do right by her clients. When she finds a resort that has everything Alliance would look for in a private vacation spot, she wants to test it, so asks Michael if he wants to go. Unfortunately, the owner of the resort, Val and her get off on the wrong foot, setting up hilarious conversations that lead to flirting as their attraction is immediate and strong.
I adored Val, he is very protective over everyone and everything he holds dear. I love the way he acts toward his sister and mother, they have a great relationship. After exchanging several interesting emails with Meg, he is intrigued and goes to meet her in person, and the sparks fly. Their chemistry is electric as they spar back and forth sizzling the air around them and I love the two together, they make an amazing couple.
The pace is fast, as there is a lot going on, mysterious photos turn up causing Michael to panic, Gabi goes missing and someone is blackmailing Val. As the danger ramps up, the relationship between Val and Meg intensifies but what of their future as they live on opposite ends of the country, oh the choices they must make. Secondary characters play huge roles in this story, because as much as it is about Val and Meg, Michael gets a large part as his story continues from a previous book and Val’s sister Gabi has a pivotal role here. And although this is the sixth book in the series, it can easily be read as standalone, the author keeps the reader up to date without problems. A definite read for those that like a great romance with some suspense added in.
I give Seduced by Sunday by Catherine Bybee 4.25 stars!
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.