Sunday, January 26, 2014

Blog Tour ~ Review, Interview, & Giveaway ~ Single by Saturday by: Catherine Bybee

The Weekday Bride Series, Book Four
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
January 07, 2014, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle

The petite blonde married a Hollywood star, yet she’s the one who spends every day playing a part: The part of a happy wife. A year ago, she agreed to wed a famous actor to diffuse rumors about his personal life. Now, her divorce sits just around the corner, along with a five million dollar payout. However, as she prepares to exit her fake marriage gracefully, her drop-dead-gorgeous brother-in-law walks through the door… and into her heart.

Dark-haired, blue-eyed hunk, Zach, crashes Michael and Karen’s fancy one-year anniversary party, determined to meet the wife his brother hid from their family. But sparks fly the moment he and Karen see each other. When the famous couple decides to visit the whole Gardner clan, Karen must keep Michael’s secret under wraps in front of his questioning relative… including Zach, the man who could be the real love of her life.

As we all know Karen married, superstar actor Michael Wolfe to protect his private life everything was going great between them and their faux marriage until Michael’s older brother Zach shows up unexpectedly at Karen and Michael’s one year anniversary party. Zach was sent by his family to see if Karen was the real deal and almost immediately he picks up that something is off, he just can’t quite figure out what that is. One thing he does know is that he is undeniably attracted to his brother’s wife.

The attraction isn’t one sided either, Karen feels it as well and the more she’s around Zach the harder it is to deny. When Michael and Karen go to Michael’s hometown of Hilton, Utah things change and I couldn’t read fast enough to see how long they could fool those around them.

Michael was very much still in the closet, but his secret was as much as a secret as he thought it was. When he crosses a line it speeds up the inevitable split of him and Karen.

When other things begin spiraling out of control, Karen can’t leave Utah until she does what she does best, helps a troubled teen. This keeps her and Zach within an arms reach and those feelings just expand that much more.

So what happens when Karen and Zach are caught by the paparazzi? How will Michael and his family react?

Once again Catherine Bybee kept me on my toes with what was going to happen next. I wasn’t ready for this book to end at all I want more! Now I’m ready for Rick! I can’t wait to see how that one turns out.

As always Catherine Bybee gets nothing less than 5 Amazing Stars!


“The fourth outing in the Weekday Brides series captures readers’ hearts and keeps them glued to the pages until the fascinating finish. Romance lovers will feel the spark fly … almost instantaneously.”

This man was gorgeous, and if she were one to believe in instant attraction, her body responded to him with a fierceness she didn’t think possible. Maybe this was what the women gazing at Michael experienced that she did not. This wild thrill of discovery that led to possibilities only the big screen could fulfill.

Instead of letting her imagination get the best of her, Karen flattened a hand over her stomach and attempted to act unaffected. “Do I know you?”

The sex personified blue-eyed man stepped toward her. It took effort for her to hold her ground.

Sensing her unease, he held still, looked around the both of them as if noticing the caterers running about and guests arriving behind him, and said simply, “Zach Gardner.”

The smile on her face stayed. The name tickled at the edges of her consciousness. Memories flashed behind the veil of her mind until she narrowed her focus. “Michael’s brother?” she whispered.

Zach gave a small nod and swept his eyes down her frame. When his eyes met hers again, he masked whatever he’d been thinking, then he smiled and said, “And you’re the wife none of us have met.”

Not a lot shook Karen. She’d managed the role of Michael’s wife under the ever-present scrutiny of paparazzi, producers, actors, and fans . . . but the man standing in front of her did what no one else could. He made her question her decision to marry.

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 novels Wife by Wednesday, Married by Monday, and Not Quite Dating. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.  

One of my favorite things about your writing is the fact that they are all new and fresh. Never repeats. How do you manage this while writing multiple series at one time? Do you use outside sources such as pinterest, outlines, character profiles to help build your character or plot?

I certainly hope you say this in ten years! I think the reason I don’t write ‘the same old book with another title’ is because I firmly believe that everyone has a different path to his or her HEA (happy-ever-after). In my bride series, some of my heroines need to go through some serious crap to get to the HEA, where others had bad stuff happen before the story begins. Either way, it makes for a different person and a different story. As an author, I need to stay true to my characters and they will define how the story unfolds.

Something else to consider, there are millions of people in the world and every one of them have a different story. I try really hard to deliver a new story every time I write a book.

If you were asked to pick one series to have made into a movie or TV series which one would you pick?

I honestly can’t say which series would make the best TV series. I think each of the books lend themselves to a movie. It helps that my strength as an author is in my ability to write dialogue. I know a couple of screenwriters, and they always say that I have to write so much more than the do. I suppose if I had to place bets, I’d say the bride series would be the best action/emotional series, and the Not Quite series would lend itself to the Lifetime channel. However, my time travels might make a great adult Harry Potter world. *sigh* An author can dream!

What do you have in store for you readers after you finish with the current series? 

Good questions! First, it’s hard to see the end of a series when I see beyond the days of the week. My Not Quite series can go on forever! LOL But in answer to your question. I see a single title in the not so distant future and I want to explore a grittier side of romance. Perhaps something that would be labeled romantic suspense. I also have an idea for a ‘just out of college’ series featuring girls who spend their weekends making money in Vegas. Not erotic romance but edgy. The paranormal side of Bybee has a spin off to the MacCoinnich series in her head, as well. Needless to say, I’m not out of ideas yet!


  1. peeking in catherine but you know I love all of your books that I have read and will love the ones i have yet to read. Catherine is never a disappointment

  2. I totally agree!! I love her orginality, always something new and exciting within the pages. ~J

  3. Thanks again for having me on your blog.


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