Bybee hits the mark in the sixth installment of the Weekday Brides series (after Taken by Tuesday), providing readers with a smart, sophisticated romance between a spirited heroine and a prim hero. Val Masini runs an “überprivate” Florida resort. Sassy Meg Rosenthal arrives there with a “date,” celebrity Michael Wolfe. Meg’s show of affection for Michael puts a damper on Val’s instant attraction to her; little does he know that Michael is gay and Meg is merely there to provide cover. Soon, casual encounters heighten the sexual tension between Meg and Val, but after they share a delicious kiss, someone blackmails them with photos of the tryst, threatening to show that Meg and Michael aren’t really together and feed rumors about Michael’s sexuality as well as undermining the resort’s no-photos reputation. Bybee whisks the lovers to Italy and then back to Florida before separating them. Though the many twists and turns sometimes overwhelm the romance, Bybee always comes back to the passionate and intelligent characters at the heart of this entertaining read. Agent: Jane Dystel, Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. (Apr.)
She swore off love forever…but he just might change her mind.
The sixth sweet, thrilling book in the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall 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.
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller