Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Chasing Shadows by Catherine Bybee

Falling in love can come with the most unexpected risks in this First Wives novel from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee.

Avery Grant doesn’t date. Her first marriage was a mutually beneficial contract that gave her the financial freedom she needed to step away from her controlling parents. Wealthy and single, the last thing she’s looking for is love sneaking in to mess up her life plans. And after a brutal attack, she’s determined to never be vulnerable again, even if the new man in her life helps her feel safe.

Mesmerized from the moment he sets his eyes on Avery, Liam is driven to learn everything about this tough, sexy, challenging woman. Breaking down her defenses won’t be easy, but Liam refuses to be pushed away. All he needs is a tiny crack in Avery’s armor to wiggle his way into her heart.

But when a terrifying lie about her attacker’s fate comes to light, Avery’s past returns to haunt her. Now she’s willing to put herself in danger to get the answers she needs. That means jeopardizing the best thing that’s ever happened to her: Liam.

Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the third book in the series – and I would say that you definitely need to read them in order as the underlying themes run through all the books, and in this one we have Trina's wedding to Wade too.

Avery is one of the four women in the First Wives Club, but she has NO intention of ever repeating the act again. She only married to escape from being under the control of her rich but demanding parents. So, whilst she is delighted for Lori and Trina, who have found love, she is still recovering from being attacked and is ultra cautious. In fact, she is training in krav maga to help her feel safer. I love Avery and her strength, and her care for her friends, but am delighted that she found someone who finally cared about her.

Liam first sees Avery in a bar near the krav maga club, and by good fortune, and a lot of desire, works out how he can meet her again. He is very careful around her, as he realises that she needs him to approach her gently. I have no doubt that living with his sister and niece has made him more aware, and I thought it was a really good way to make that clear.

As the two of them spend time together and learn about each other, we can see the romance and passion developing. Obviously, the course of true love is not smooth, but in this case, it revolves around Avery's attack in New York. The chapters when she is in New York trying to recover her memory and find peace again are really difficult, but really well written.

Cannot wait for book four, and very hopeful that Shannon also gets her happily ever after at last. 

Also Available in the First Wives Series

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

Book 2
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~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our Half Empty 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 Chasing Shadows (First Wives #3) by Catherine Bybee to read and review.

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