The Weekday Brides #5: Taken by Tuesday by Catherine Bybee
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.
Note: Although Taken by Tuesday is a fifth-in-series, it is also a standalone.
To me, Taken by Tuesday was really just so-so; I didn’t love or hate it. I enjoyed reading it when it was in front of me, but it wasn’t a book I thought about when I was away and I doubt it’ll be a book I really remember after a while. That being said, I’m not going to go too in-depth with my review, and I’ll just name my favorite and least favorite things about the book.
My least favorite thing was the emotion of the book. Whereas I was expecting a romantic wedding novel, most of what I read was about a girl trying to make it in a big city. Although I don’t particularly mind that and it was enjoyable enough, the parts that really got to me were the parts of Taken by Tuesday that were supposed to be tense. I can’t say I really felt any fear or concern for the characters, and the scenes themselves- particularly the one important scene at the end- just didn’t seem like too much of a big deal, even though big-deal-things were happening. I just didn’t feel the emotions I think I was supposed to.
My favorite part of Taken by Tuesday, however, was the character development during the lighter scenes. I liked the characters of Judy and Rick and I loved how they interacted when they were flirting with each other. The dialogue was interesting and fun, and kind of more what I was looking for when I picked up this book.