Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Release Day Review: Taken by Tuesday

Taken By Tuesday
by:  Catherine Bybee
He'll do anything to keep her safe, for the rest of their lives.

Romance and excitement tie the knot in Taken by Tuesday, the fifth book in Catherine Bybee's bestselling Weekday Brides series.

Judy Gardner: College graduate Judy stands ready to conquer the world - if she can get a job. Hoping to transition from aspiring architect to famous architect as quickly as possible, the dark-haired beauty moves to LA, staying in the home of her celebrity brother, Michael Wolfe. But it's hard for Judy to focus on work when the sexy bodyguard she fell for last summer keeps showing up in her life and leaving her breathless.

Rick Evans: With his hard body, green eyes, and easy smile, Rick could have any woman he wants. But the Marine-turned- bodyguard only has eyes for Judy and her spitfire attitude. When a faceless villain attacks Judy, Rick will stop at nothing to protect the woman who opened his heart from the monster hunting her.
Rating: 5/5 Stars
First, I'd like to mention that although this book is the fifth in the series, it can be read as a standalone book without having problems understanding what's going on.  I'm sure that there are small points of interest that can be taken away from reading the prior books, but these can be read out of order.
Now, onto the good stuff.  I love Catherine Bybee!  I've read all of the Not Quite series (that's out right now), but hadn't yet started on reading this one, even though I have a couple of them as paperbacks.  It's not that I didn't think I'd like the series, but more like "So many books, so little time."  When I saw this book on netgalley.com, I requested it immediately and sat at my email waiting, hoping to not get denied.  I'm not going to lie, I did cheer a little, which made my husband make fun of me for about 30 minutes.  SO worth it though.
Now, the blurb for this book is written so well, but I have to say one thing was left out that I wish had been included!  Judy's a mini-gamer!  I completely loved this aspect, and I have to say, the author did a fantastic job capturing the mannerisms of a casual gamer.  I remember many late nights in college where I spent more time playing my video games procrastinating about the paper I had due in under 12 hours.  As a casual woman gamer, this was just a fun little aspect of the book that made me relate to Judy even more than I already would have.
As always, the author has made an absolutely drool-worthy hero.  Rick is a fabulous hero that I wouldn't mind being rescued by.  Under n9rmal circumstances, I dislike the alpha male, but this Military Alpha is written in such a way that although he may be showing his alpha nature, he also shows his gentle and loving side, hence his nickname, Smiley.  I loved how he was always smiling and enjoying his life.  It made it much more easy for me to enjoy him as a character instead of being annoyed by being a bossy man. 
This book is fantastic.  The plot was thoughtful and the mystery was actually a mystery.  It's unlikely many readers will find out who the bad guy is in this book within the first few pages like in many other romantic suspense novels. 
Are you a lover of romantic suspense or even just contemporary romance?  Definitely pick up this book or ANY other by this author.  It's bound to be fabulous!
About the Author
New York Times Bestselling Author
USA Today Bestselling Author
Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
#1 Amazon Bestselling Author
#1 Indie Reader Bestselling Author

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating from high school, she moved to Southern California with 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 Not Quite series, the MacCoinnich Time Travel series as well as the Weekday Brides series.

Visit me at www.catherinebybee.com

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