Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Half Empty by Catherine Bybee


New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee continues her sassy series with another of the First Wives finding that love and secrets are a dangerous combination.

Trina Petrov’s marriage-by-contract was only meant to be temporary. But when tragedy strikes, Trina is left one of the wealthiest women in the world. To recover from the shock, she takes some time off in Italy, swearing not to fall for any men while there. But that doesn’t mean she can’t fall for anyone on the trip home

Country-music superstar Wade Thomas is lying low in a hotel bar when he gets the cold shoulder from the woman next to him. He’s used to fans fawning at his boots, and Trina is a refreshing change—so is the fact that she has no idea who he is.

As things begin to heat up, Trina discovers that the circumstances of her late husband’s death are not what they seemed. Now she’s in trouble, and Wade isn’t about to let her out of his sight. Getting close to love and danger could get them killed… or it could sweep them both off their feet.


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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the second book in the series, and you really do need to have read the first book to understand all the dynamics at play. This is a book full of drama and complex twists and turns, as well as a lovely romance – all in all, a very good addition to the series. I am reviewing with the assumption that you have read the first book.

After the women supported Trina, she insists on travelling alone and we catch up with her in Venice, Italy. As she flies home, hoping to avoid meeting up with the FWC ladies, she goes via Miami, where she meets Wade. And that scene where they meet is just perfect – the timing, the humour, and the ignorance of his identity. It sets up a friendship which is a lovely feature of the relationship between these two.

The drama comes from Trina's dead husband's Russian father – and it is complicated, but reads well – and as the gang rally round, and Wade also stays to support her, she starts to think that maybe it is time to live again. The honest communication between her and Wade is really engaging and works really well at cementing their relationship, even in these difficult conditions.

Whilst this may concentrate on their relationship, it is a bigger story, and Avery in particular suffers from the Russian connection. I am hoping that she will get her happily ever after soon, but there weren't as many hints as I wanted!

Great read – just make sure you read them in order.


Also Available in the First Wives Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Fool Me Once post.



New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee has written twenty-seven books that have collectively sold more than three million copies and have been translated into twelve languages. Raised in Washington State, Bybee 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 Not Quite series, the Weekday Brides series, the Most Likely To series, and the First Wives series.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Half Empty (First Wives #2) by Catherine Bybee to read and review.

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