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She enjoyed her fake marriage…until she fell in love with her brother-in-law. Catherine Bybee serves up excitement and dizzying romance in Single by Saturday, the sequel to Fiancé by Friday and the latest entry in her bestselling Weekday Brides series. Karen Jones: The petite blonde married a Hollywood star, yet she’s the one who spends every day playing a part: the part of She enjoyed her fake marriage…until she fell in love with her brother-in-law. Catherine Bybee serves up excitement and dizzying romance in Single by Saturday, the sequel to Fiancé by Friday and the latest entry in her bestselling Weekday Brides series. Karen Jones: 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. Zach Gardner: 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 relatives…including Zach, the man who could be the real love of her life.


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She enjoyed her fake marriage…until she fell in love with her brother-in-law. Catherine Bybee serves up excitement and dizzying romance in Single by Saturday, the sequel to Fiancé by Friday and the latest entry in her bestselling Weekday Brides series. Karen Jones: The petite blonde married a Hollywood star, yet she’s the one who spends every day playing a part: the part of She enjoyed her fake marriage…until she fell in love with her brother-in-law. Catherine Bybee serves up excitement and dizzying romance in Single by Saturday, the sequel to Fiancé by Friday and the latest entry in her bestselling Weekday Brides series. Karen Jones: 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. Zach Gardner: 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 relatives…including Zach, the man who could be the real love of her life.

30 review for Single by Saturday

  1. 4 out of 5

    Didi

    This is one of those books that looks good on the outside but not as tasty on the inside. Going into this I thought the premise sounded great--a woman married on paper to a famous actor and planning their agreed upon 'divorce' only to finally meet his parents and end up falling for his brother. It sounded just like the potentially angsty but ultimately beautiful love stories I've come to love. The synopsis even had me thinking of 'Meant To Be' by Terri Osburn, another taboo love story that blew m This is one of those books that looks good on the outside but not as tasty on the inside. Going into this I thought the premise sounded great--a woman married on paper to a famous actor and planning their agreed upon 'divorce' only to finally meet his parents and end up falling for his brother. It sounded just like the potentially angsty but ultimately beautiful love stories I've come to love. The synopsis even had me thinking of 'Meant To Be' by Terri Osburn, another taboo love story that blew me away. Unfortunately this book didn't come close. I've been trying to figure out why it didn't work for me. I finally concluded that it was LACKING. Lacking in heart, angst, addictive quality... The tone itself fell flat. There were also a few tandem sub-plots that didn't impress me but instead felt like they were taking away from the story. The chemistry between the two main characters involved in this taboo love was not as strong as it should have been. Even the love scenes were dispassionate. I guess we can't love everything we read but I do encourage anyone interested in this book or series to give it a go. We all have different tastes and I'd hate for one negative review to dispel anyone from a potentially enjoyable read for them. This book is part of a series but each could be read as a standalone.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Catherine

    Karen and Zach's story Karen and Zach's story

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Kay

    ★★★½✩ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Tanya Eby does a nice job narrating this one. Some of her voices sound the same, but I could still tell who was who. I was slightly disappointed in this one. I don't particularly like the “brother vs brother” theme in Romance, but this was a little different, as the husband is gay and the heroine knows it when she agrees to marry him. I wanted to see how Ms. Bybee handled it - and she does a great job. However, there wasn't all that much romance or inter ★★★½✩ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Tanya Eby does a nice job narrating this one. Some of her voices sound the same, but I could still tell who was who. I was slightly disappointed in this one. I don't particularly like the “brother vs brother” theme in Romance, but this was a little different, as the husband is gay and the heroine knows it when she agrees to marry him. I wanted to see how Ms. Bybee handled it - and she does a great job. However, there wasn't all that much romance or interaction between the H/h, and time was spent on another storyline. I don't really mind that, but, as I say, I wanted to see how CB handled the primary story. Still, I'm loving the whole Weekday Brides series and will continue.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rachael*Caribbean*girl*bibliophile

    3.5* not rounded up because of the (in my opinion) cheating Karen has made it to one year of her Alliance arranged marriage to superstar Michael. At the end she'll receive a million dollar settlement that'll allow her to open a home for runaways. At her anniversary party however her husband's brother appears. Zach goes to his brother on behalf of his family who all miss Michael. Checking on his brother's marriage is another part of his visit. Karen isn't the fake or perfect Hollywood type wife he 3.5* not rounded up because of the (in my opinion) cheating Karen has made it to one year of her Alliance arranged marriage to superstar Michael. At the end she'll receive a million dollar settlement that'll allow her to open a home for runaways. At her anniversary party however her husband's brother appears. Zach goes to his brother on behalf of his family who all miss Michael. Checking on his brother's marriage is another part of his visit. Karen isn't the fake or perfect Hollywood type wife he expected and before Zach knows what hit him he's falling for his brother's wife. To me this was the best of this series so far, well written with a plot that was interesting and flowed well I didn't skim a word and enjoyed it from beginning to end. With that being said I had some major issues with aspects of the story. When Zach initially visited his brother the sparks flew between him and Karen and they almost kissed. At that time not only was Karen married but Zach had a girlfriend! He broke up with Tracey after he went back home and realized he couldn't stop looking at or thinking of Karen but he not only almost physically cheated he emotionally cheated as well. Then to compound matters, he had sex with Karen while he was single but she was still married to his brother! And he thought they'd been intimate! Wouldn't that have been his first question? I honestly was a bit grossed out. Had the sexy times occurred after Mike had filed for divorce or at least Zach knew the details of the marriage it would've been more acceptable to me but he didn't. It just made their relationship start off on a sleazy note #messymessymessy Karen had a terrible incident occurred in her childhood that propels her to help troubled teens. Michael is her best friend but she couldn't quite hold off on her attraction to Zach. Though she did tell Mike that she was attracted to his brother and they had set a time to divorce it doesn't change the fact that when she and Zach had sex she was still a married woman! Nevertheless I liked Karen and her bleeding heart. Their ily I didn't 100% believe because as although they'd been attracted to each other from the beginning they actually didn't spend much time together as a couple. Good secondary characters with the set up for the next book and return visits from the previous couples though at then end I STILL wasn't sure I actually liked Zach's father. I'm also a bit surprised that Mike wasn't out. Hiding his sexuality felt a bit weird especially as he did hook up with his old friend while he was still married. The ending was rushed especially with their arrest and such. Even with all my issues I liked the one though I'm still a bit irked at the cheating. Nevertheless moving on to the next. *H/h didn't cheat on each other *Miscarriage to a secondary character *Abuse of a teen *Teen pregnancy

  5. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    In order to make money so she can someday open a home for teen runaways, Karen Jones enters into a marriage of convenience with Michael Wolfe. Michael is a closeted Hollywood actor who doesn't want rumors to ruin his leading man status. Now celebrating a year of marriage, Karen and Michael are surprised when his brother Zach Gardner crashes their anniversary party. Zach tells Michael that his family is upset. Michael's been married for a year and they still haven't met his wife. They are wonderi In order to make money so she can someday open a home for teen runaways, Karen Jones enters into a marriage of convenience with Michael Wolfe. Michael is a closeted Hollywood actor who doesn't want rumors to ruin his leading man status. Now celebrating a year of marriage, Karen and Michael are surprised when his brother Zach Gardner crashes their anniversary party. Zach tells Michael that his family is upset. Michael's been married for a year and they still haven't met his wife. They are wondering if she was even real. Michael promises that he and Karen will visit the family in the near future. Karen knows she will have to call on her acting skills to play the happily married wife around Michael's family. She'll also have to pretend she doesn't find her brother-in-law extremely sexy. This is the fourth book in the Weekday Brides series. As I said with the last book, this series just gets better and better. The characters in this book are well developed and feel like real people. I liked the pairing of Karen and Zach, and the fact that they felt guilt about the attraction they felt for each other. I loved Michael and Zach's family and hope to see more of them in future books. My rating: 5 Stars.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Cocktails and Books

    I really enjoyed this story. As someone who's read the previous Weekday Brides series books, I was wondering how Catherine Bybee was going to give Karen her happily ever after...considering she had just entered into a marriage of convenience at the end of FIANCE BY FRIDAY. But she crafted a wonderful story the had me riveted until the very last page. Karen and Michael had a beautiful relationship, despite the ruse they were putting on. Every time they were together, you knew the two of them truly I really enjoyed this story. As someone who's read the previous Weekday Brides series books, I was wondering how Catherine Bybee was going to give Karen her happily ever after...considering she had just entered into a marriage of convenience at the end of FIANCE BY FRIDAY. But she crafted a wonderful story the had me riveted until the very last page. Karen and Michael had a beautiful relationship, despite the ruse they were putting on. Every time they were together, you knew the two of them truly loved each other. Granted, it was in a best friends kind of way, but the feelings were there and had me hoping against hope they would remain that way when their "paper only" marriage ended. I loved how they were so honest with each other and would tell each other when they needed to be with someone else. Then there was Zach. Zach is Michael's older brother, who is sent to LA to find out why Michael has avoided his family for so long and if the marriage they keep hearing about is real. The moment he sees Karen, he's captivated by her. He fights the good fight against the attraction. Runs home when it gets to be too much and then stays away from her when she and Michael make it back to Utah. But the attraction to Karen isn't the only struggle Zach has. It's also being stuck in their small hometown in Utah. You could tell that Zach longed for more. Not only a woman to truly love, but to find some kind of work that would have meaning. Given those desires, it was no wonder that he would be perfect for Karen. There are plenty of side characters in this book and we get to meet who I hope is our next couple, Judy and Rick. But this wouldn't be a Weekday Bride book without a bit of suspense and we get that when Karen tries to rescues a teen she runs across in Utah. That ends up bringing the cavalry into Utah to save the day. I think this is my favorite of the series. I hated when I had to put it down, but when it was in my hands I didn't want it to end.

  7. 4 out of 5

    BBMoreB ~

    Wishing there were more days in the week, seven installments are never going to be enough. Very pleasurable read with incredible characters and a unique storyline. I adored Karen; the author gave her all the characteristics of a lady - sophistication, courteousness, and respectability. She navigates the various worlds she inhabits with ease. The entire Gardner clan is astonishing, each character contributing equally to the story. Zach is an unusual protagonist – in the best ways. These books Wishing there were more days in the week, seven installments are never going to be enough. Very pleasurable read with incredible characters and a unique storyline. I adored Karen; the author gave her all the characteristics of a lady - sophistication, courteousness, and respectability. She navigates the various worlds she inhabits with ease. The entire Gardner clan is astonishing, each character contributing equally to the story. Zach is an unusual protagonist – in the best ways. These books are stand-alone but I recommend them all. Disclosure: This book was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mariel Hoss

    *ARC from NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review.* I read this in one sitting. I loved the exploration of all sorts of love in this book. The loyalty and trust of a real friendship. The patience and hopefulness of familial love. And of course, the wonder and angst of romantic love. The characters were all complex, loving, patient (and exasperated), strong, soft and slightly dysfunctional. And that kept them ALL interesting and the story moving in a fast clip. I loved Karen’s sen *ARC from NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review.* I read this in one sitting. I loved the exploration of all sorts of love in this book. The loyalty and trust of a real friendship. The patience and hopefulness of familial love. And of course, the wonder and angst of romantic love. The characters were all complex, loving, patient (and exasperated), strong, soft and slightly dysfunctional. And that kept them ALL interesting and the story moving in a fast clip. I loved Karen’s sense of loyalty, sacrifice and tenacity. Loved the dialogue and the genuine emotion flowing from one character to the other. I want Michael for my best friend! I am a little bummed that I did not get to explore Karen’s friends thoroughly in this book or previously…I need to hit the local bookstore for the Weekday Brides 1,2 & 3!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ginger

    There is an old England Dan song that goes something like this, ‘how sad it is to belong to someone else when the right one comes along’. That song could be about Karen and Zach in Single by Saturday. Karen agreed to marry Hollywood heartthrob, Michael Wolfe, for one year, in name only, to help his career. Since they know the marriage will end, Michael never had Karen meet any of his family. That is, until his brother Zach shows up at their house. Karen’s immediate attraction to Zach has her hea There is an old England Dan song that goes something like this, ‘how sad it is to belong to someone else when the right one comes along’. That song could be about Karen and Zach in Single by Saturday. Karen agreed to marry Hollywood heartthrob, Michael Wolfe, for one year, in name only, to help his career. Since they know the marriage will end, Michael never had Karen meet any of his family. That is, until his brother Zach shows up at their house. Karen’s immediate attraction to Zach has her heart singing and her brain in turmoil. Zach is also in upheaval, as he has fallen for his brother’s wife, and doesn’t know the full story of their marriage. When Michael and Karen go to his hometown for a visit, they have even more to worry about. Throw in an angry ex-girlfriend, a runaway pregnant teenager, paparazzi, a kidnapping charge, and you’ve got a fun and crazy romance that will keep you cheering for all three to find love in the end.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Avila

    The Best One Yet in the Series I don't know if it's because I've come to know the various characters, or what, but "Single by Saturday" is definitely the best in the series so far. I was really afraid after the last book went astray (too many technical problems with the military aspects) that I might have to dump the series, but this one was terrific, picking up on Karen & Michael's story (which was the best part of the last book, I thought). I rarely give romance novels 5-stars - but this is one I The Best One Yet in the Series I don't know if it's because I've come to know the various characters, or what, but "Single by Saturday" is definitely the best in the series so far. I was really afraid after the last book went astray (too many technical problems with the military aspects) that I might have to dump the series, but this one was terrific, picking up on Karen & Michael's story (which was the best part of the last book, I thought). I rarely give romance novels 5-stars - but this is one I will definitely read over and over again. Obviously the main plot is a romance, but the sub-plots are intriguing and tie together beautifully. Great backstory, witty dialogue, great characters, tough friendships, heated sexual tension - whew - I couldn't put it down. Highly recommend!

  11. 4 out of 5

    LaFleurBleue

    I expected much better from this one, as I really liked the lead character, Karen, and her pretend husband, whose brother was to be the hero. And he also delivered. However in this case, the plot created more than one area of discontent. I really did not like it much to see several questions opened and never really dealt with later, even though they were legitimate and very important ones. First thing that strongly disturbed me, when Zach and Karen first have sex, Zach still had no clue their mar I expected much better from this one, as I really liked the lead character, Karen, and her pretend husband, whose brother was to be the hero. And he also delivered. However in this case, the plot created more than one area of discontent. I really did not like it much to see several questions opened and never really dealt with later, even though they were legitimate and very important ones. First thing that strongly disturbed me, when Zach and Karen first have sex, Zach still had no clue their marriage had been paper only, all he knew was they intended to divorce; in his mind, Karen could have had sex with his brother just a few days earlier before their fall-out. Urggg, not so nice IMO. Then I did not understand how they handled the paparazzi who had photographed one of Hollywood star's wife right after she cuckolded him with his brother. It seemed that just announcing they would get a divorce and showing himself with a new starlet was enough to save him; that seemed easy. And the family also never seemed to really ask questions. So I liked the premises, I liked the characters but I really did not like the way their story unfolded.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mindy Lou's Book Review

    There was a lot I liked about this book. The fake marriage, the forbidden romance, the kids the heroine was passionate about helping, and the family drama. I loved both the MCs. I'm all about the instant connection, so when that's what happened with Karen and Zach, I knew I was going to love their story. Karens character was extremely likable. She was nice and real. Her love for lost kids made her even more lovable. I loved her relationship with her fake husband and I loved the spark she had wit There was a lot I liked about this book. The fake marriage, the forbidden romance, the kids the heroine was passionate about helping, and the family drama. I loved both the MCs. I'm all about the instant connection, so when that's what happened with Karen and Zach, I knew I was going to love their story. Karens character was extremely likable. She was nice and real. Her love for lost kids made her even more lovable. I loved her relationship with her fake husband and I loved the spark she had with his brother. Zach's undeniable attraction to Karen was something I love to see from a hero. He didn't know the true reason she married his brother, so you get to see him battle with his morals about his attraction to her. Despite the tough situation they were in, I felt the author did a great job of still being able to bring us a romantic courtship between the two. You also get the usual side characters from previous books. We also got Michael and Zach's family to meet and enjoy. I love the hints to their sisters upcoming book. I'm already intrigued by her and Rick's story. And on that note, I will start reading their book next.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Irene

    4 solid stars I really loved Single by Saturday, it's a fun and enjoyable read. Single by Saturday is the fourth book from the Weekday Brides series and it can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend you read them all as they are well written and very entertaining. I loved all the characters, they will make you laugh and leave you with a heart full of happy feels. Thank you Catherine Bybee for writing this lovely series, looking forward to Taken by Tuesday :) Thank you to Netgalley and Montlak 4 solid stars I really loved Single by Saturday, it's a fun and enjoyable read. Single by Saturday is the fourth book from the Weekday Brides series and it can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend you read them all as they are well written and very entertaining. I loved all the characters, they will make you laugh and leave you with a heart full of happy feels. Thank you Catherine Bybee for writing this lovely series, looking forward to Taken by Tuesday :) Thank you to Netgalley and Montlake Romance for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jenna

    Ah, Karen & Zach's story. Part of her story was started in the previous book so it's nice to have it fleshed out more deeply. and of course, good story & characters, suspense, etc... Ah, Karen & Zach's story. Part of her story was started in the previous book so it's nice to have it fleshed out more deeply. and of course, good story & characters, suspense, etc...

  15. 5 out of 5

    MsChris1161

    SINGLE BY SATURDAY is the fourth book in Catherine Bybee's Weekday Brides series and IMHO the best of them all. Which is saying a lot because I have loved every one of them. This is the story of Karen Jones, who we met briefly in the very first book, Wife by Wednesday, as the director of the care home where Samantha's sister, Jordan was staying. She is also one of the Alliance clients Sam suggested to Blake when he needed a wife. Her role in each subsequent book has increased as her friendship ( SINGLE BY SATURDAY is the fourth book in Catherine Bybee's Weekday Brides series and IMHO the best of them all. Which is saying a lot because I have loved every one of them. This is the story of Karen Jones, who we met briefly in the very first book, Wife by Wednesday, as the director of the care home where Samantha's sister, Jordan was staying. She is also one of the Alliance clients Sam suggested to Blake when he needed a wife. Her role in each subsequent book has increased as her friendship (and eventually working relationship) with Sam, Eliza and Gwen has grown. When the gorgeous superstar action hero Michael (Gardner) Wolfe needed a wife of convenience to protect his status in Hollywood Gwen suggested Karen. She and Michael hit it off, easily came to a mutual understanding with temporary terms, were married, and became the best of friends while they waited until the agreed upon time for their friendly divorce. I loved Michael! He was kind, thoughtful, caring and a wonderful husband to Karen in many ways. It was obvious in everything he did that he had come to love her very much... as a best friend, nearly as a sister. He treated her like a queen and helped her support the causes that were important to her. She in turn helped him with the Hollywood facade he wanted to present. The one of a successful actor with a beautiful and loving woman at his side supporting him. Because they both understood their marriage was only temporary they chose not to involve others so no one would be hurt by their split. Including Michael's family. However, he comes from a large and close-knit family so this doesn't sit well with them. They send Michael's older brother, Zach, to investigate Karen and their marriage and then bring them back to Utah so they can all meet her. Unlike with Michael, Karen feels an immediate and overwhelming attraction to his brother, which he feels in return. And so the fun begins!! They all head back to Utah where we meet the rest of the delightful Gardner clan and, of course, they all love Karen. This brings on the guilt feelings for Michael and Karen knowing they will soon split. With the whole family in such tight quarters Zach and Karen are repeatedly thrown together and have to fight their attraction, but it's easy to see they are falling in love despite themselves. As with all of Ms. Bybee's books, the characters in SbS feel real and down-to-earth, are distinct with well-developed personalities, will sometimes have you laughing out loud at their antics and banter, and other times will frustrate you as only someone you care about can. Because that is one of the things that make Bybee such a great writer, she makes you really care about her characters and their story. I find myself emotionally right in the middle of it all and hanging on every word to see how things could possibly work out for everyone. But she does it. Every. Single. Time. I won't even try to explain the wonder of how she works through her plots and subplots hooking you chapter by chapter with her typical wit, and just enough intrigue and danger to keep you guessing. But I will say I loved Michael, Karen, and Zach regardless of their crazy love triangle and was thrilled with the outcome and ending.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sheila Majczan

    This book was a very captivating page turner which I read in about 1/2 a day. I had never read any books by this author and was very pleasantly enthralled by this story. The marriage being celebrated in the first pages is one of convenience between two people who have become best friends. Their marriage is contracted through an agency, Alliance, which provides temporary marriages to people who need such but also need all the legal protection of a well documented pre-nupt. When the husband's broth This book was a very captivating page turner which I read in about 1/2 a day. I had never read any books by this author and was very pleasantly enthralled by this story. The marriage being celebrated in the first pages is one of convenience between two people who have become best friends. Their marriage is contracted through an agency, Alliance, which provides temporary marriages to people who need such but also need all the legal protection of a well documented pre-nupt. When the husband's brother shows up as a party crasher a monkey wrench is thrown into their well laid plans, which include a divorce in the near future. Michael Wolf is married to maintain his screen image as a hunky idol to multitudes of female fans. While Karen Jones wants to use the money he is paying her to play the part of his loving wife to set up a refuge home for troubled and/or runaway teens. She spends her spare time (and money) helping the Boys and Girls Club as it is. When brother, Zachary Gardner, lays a guilt trip on the couple for never inviting his family to the wedding much less to their home or the first year's anniversary party, they decide to make a 10-day trip to Utah to meet the family. Complications include an electrical attraction between Karen and Zach, an aunt who blurts out the "secret" they are attempting to hide from the world, a father-in-law who wants all his family close and working for the "family" business and then a young couple with multiple problems (different religious backgrounds, her age, his lack of full-time employment, their wish to marry and (oops) a pregnancy). With the world watching every step of this male screen idol, sparks flying between his brother and his wife and family pulling and pushing for various reasons can this couple keep from stepping off the edge of the cliff and protect not only the secret they have hidden for a year but also their relationship with each other, family and acquaintances? And what does Karen do about the pull towards Zach - can she cheat? I especially loved the character of Karen. Not only is she not at all in it for her own monetary gain but she is practical and insightful. When Michael tries to make amends for an assault on her lips she turns down dozens of various flowers as well as a diamond bracelet, letting him know he can't buy forgiveness with such. She also sizes up her father-in-law and gives him a much needed set-down while giving her husband the best support for his decision not to go into the family business. This author has gained my interest and I will keep her in mind when looking for a new romance to purchase.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    “I just want to savor this moment. Remember it forever.” Her heart melted as they stood there, both holding the moment and knowing that they would have many more like it to come." Definitivamente soy una romántica incurable!! En el libro anterior Michael y Karen se casaron en una especie de matrimonio arreglado sólo en papel; ambos son amigos y debido a que Mike es un super galán de Hollywood un poco de estabilidad en su vida personal iba a potenciar las ofertas de los estudios cinemato “I just want to savor this moment. Remember it forever.” Her heart melted as they stood there, both holding the moment and knowing that they would have many more like it to come." Definitivamente soy una romántica incurable!! En el libro anterior Michael y Karen se casaron en una especie de matrimonio arreglado sólo en papel; ambos son amigos y debido a que Mike es un super galán de Hollywood un poco de estabilidad en su vida personal iba a potenciar las ofertas de los estudios cinematográficos y como resultado Karen obtendría los fondos para su sueño de construir un Hogar para adolescentes. Sip, extraño de principio de fin y honestamente nunca me convenció, no llegue a entender por qué Karen Jones estaba dispuesta a posponer su vida durante un año por esa falsa, pero ella era una clienta de Alliance así que supongo que sabía en que se metía. La trama se complica cuando Zach Gardner, el hermano de Michael, aparece de repente en la fiesta de aniversario de la pareja de hollywood para ver si realmente su hermano tiene la vida que los tabloides muestran y para conocer a Karen. Así que era de esperarse que la atracción de la pareja del libro sea entre Zach y Karen. Es un poco raro el tira y afloje entre Zach y Karen... Zach cree que Karen está felizmente casada con su hermano y él se siente terrible por tener sentimientos por quien considera su cuñada. Karen se da cuenta que durante un año ha estado viviendo en un mundo de fantasía que no le sirvió para nada. A todo este lío sumemosle el "gran secreto" que oculta Mike y que su familia quiere que ellos vayan de visita. Realmente es todo un lío!!! Si bien a pesar de que uno sabe de la situación de Karen, genera sentimientos encontrados leer sus momentos con Zach, a pesar de que él es un personaje muy agradable. Lo que sí me gustó del libro son los diálogos, ya que se tratan temas muy profundos y problemáticos debidos a la actividad de Karen, su pasado, el secreto de Mike, toda la situación con Becky y Nolan; da pie a conversaciones muy profundas y eso está aprovechado al 100%. Aunque me hubiera gustado que Michael tuviera una seria conversación con sus padres. Y para mi mayor agrado vuelve a aparecer Rick!!! Me encantó ese personaje y quiero leer sus historia.

  18. 4 out of 5

    JG

    Single by Saturday, part of Catherine Bybee's Weekday Brides, has a wonderful twist to the old favorite romantic trope of the marriage of convenience. Its been a year since Michael Wolfe, Hollywood's biggest action star, and Karen Jones, dedicated teacher, started their marriage of convenience to throw the scent off regarding Michael's sexuality. In a few months they would be getting a divorce as per agreement and Karen would be getting her dream of starting a home for children who have nowhere Single by Saturday, part of Catherine Bybee's Weekday Brides, has a wonderful twist to the old favorite romantic trope of the marriage of convenience. Its been a year since Michael Wolfe, Hollywood's biggest action star, and Karen Jones, dedicated teacher, started their marriage of convenience to throw the scent off regarding Michael's sexuality. In a few months they would be getting a divorce as per agreement and Karen would be getting her dream of starting a home for children who have nowhere to go. Unfortunately, Michael's older brother Zach decided to crash their wedding anniversary party putting a wrench into their well oiled plan. To appease Michael's family, Karen and Mike decided to visit his hometown of Hilton, Utah, putting their charade of being a married couple to the test. It doesn't help that Karen and Zach are attracted to one another leading to all sorts of mess. So this book has a simple storyline but again in Ms. Bybee's hands its anything but simple. With flawless writing, the author was able to explore small town culture, close family ties and was even able to insert some action adventure elements into the plot line. Karen and Michael have a very good relationship despite the fact that its never going to be romantic. There closeness was evident and the sadness of ending the relationship was apparent on both sides. Despite the main pairing being Zach and Karen, Mike and Karen's relationship felt more poignant. All in all, Single by Saturday was an engaging and enjoyable read that most romance readers would appreciate. *The ARC for this novel was provided by the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review*

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Frances

    Single By Saturday was the fourth book in the Weekday Brides series and another great story. I was concerned about a love triangle when I read the synopsis for this early on, however after reading the book before this (Fiancé by Friday) when you are introduced to Michael and Karen and the arrangement they are under, you find out that is not the case. Still there was an obvious ending to this and it did happen, but it didn’t feel boring or stale. Karen is married to Michael and they are already p Single By Saturday was the fourth book in the Weekday Brides series and another great story. I was concerned about a love triangle when I read the synopsis for this early on, however after reading the book before this (Fiancé by Friday) when you are introduced to Michael and Karen and the arrangement they are under, you find out that is not the case. Still there was an obvious ending to this and it did happen, but it didn’t feel boring or stale. Karen is married to Michael and they are already planning the divorce. A marriage of convenience that will help Michael’s career and make sure no pesky gay rumours follow him around so he can sign all the big contracts he wants, while Karen will get a great settlement out of it and will be able to open a home for runaway children which is her passion. Along the way Karen and Michael become best friends and all is well until Michael’s brother turns up. His family are upset because they had to read about his marriage and have still not met Karen. Given the upcoming divorce Michael didn’t want his family to get involved or attached to Karen, but now he has no choice but to take her home for a vacation. Add in an unexpected attraction between Karen and Michael’s brother, Zach, and chaos ensures. I really enjoyed this one and while what happened towards the end frustrated me and I wished certain people had been made to pay for their actions, I did love the epilogue. A great romance that is a must read for fans of this series.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    I love all of Catherine Bybee's work, but I must say, I think this is my new favorite, not just in the series but out of all her books. I just fell in love with it. The writing, the story, the tender moments, the trust, faith, the love and friendship, the characters relationships with one another, all of it. I don't think I could of asked for a better read in romance nor a better read for this time of year to spice it up and get my heart pumping. I knew I wanted more of Karen and Micheal’s story I love all of Catherine Bybee's work, but I must say, I think this is my new favorite, not just in the series but out of all her books. I just fell in love with it. The writing, the story, the tender moments, the trust, faith, the love and friendship, the characters relationships with one another, all of it. I don't think I could of asked for a better read in romance nor a better read for this time of year to spice it up and get my heart pumping. I knew I wanted more of Karen and Micheal’s story after their appearance in Fiance by Friday but I wasn't expecting how much I would fall in love with both of them. And Zach, let's not forget adorable sexy Zach. I can't go into too many details but this read was rich in detail, romance, steamy hot sexual tension, love, friendship and learning to be a better person and help those around you. I really truly enjoyed every single minute of this and highly recommend this series to anyone that loves this genre. Not only can this be read as a stand alone but for those that do follow the series, we always get to see old familiar faces as well and see how they are doing, which is always so nice when as author does that. I will continue to pick up Bybee's books without hesitation in the future because I know I will always get a heartfelt read that will make me sigh in happiness and put a smile on my face.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jane

    Another great book in the Weekday Brides Series by Catherine Bybee. The books in this series are all intertwined yet each can be read as a stand alone. Karen Jones has married handsome Hollywood star Michael Wolfe. It seems Michael has a secret and by taking a wife hopefully it will squash any rumors about him. For being his wife Karen will be paid handsomely at the end of their arranged marriage....twelve to eighteen months. As Michael and Karen celebrate their one year anniversary with a large H Another great book in the Weekday Brides Series by Catherine Bybee. The books in this series are all intertwined yet each can be read as a stand alone. Karen Jones has married handsome Hollywood star Michael Wolfe. It seems Michael has a secret and by taking a wife hopefully it will squash any rumors about him. For being his wife Karen will be paid handsomely at the end of their arranged marriage....twelve to eighteen months. As Michael and Karen celebrate their one year anniversary with a large Hollywood style party it is crashed by Michael's brother Zach. Sparks fly immediately when Zach and Karen meet. But they cannot act upon them. Zach could never betray his brother by lusting after his wife. Even though her marriage is a sham Karen she doesn't want to hurt Michael. How things happen and turn out you have to read this book to find out. I don't want to give anything away. You know if it's written by Catherine Bybee once you start you won't be able to put the book down.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Guy

    They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but that's hard to do when it's a Catherine Bybee novel. Single By Saturday has to be one of the most beautiful covers I've seen in ages. I've been anxious for Karen's story since Fiance By Friday. You don't have to read that book first, but it does help to understand Karen's rather unconventional marriage and how it isn't bad at all that she's hooking up with her husband's brother. Trust me on that! In this book her marriage to Michael is coming They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but that's hard to do when it's a Catherine Bybee novel. Single By Saturday has to be one of the most beautiful covers I've seen in ages. I've been anxious for Karen's story since Fiance By Friday. You don't have to read that book first, but it does help to understand Karen's rather unconventional marriage and how it isn't bad at all that she's hooking up with her husband's brother. Trust me on that! In this book her marriage to Michael is coming to an end. Not to worry, this was a marriage of convenience, and the divorce was planned when they wed. However, she didn't plan on falling for her husband's brother. Sparks fly and things get complicated and that really makes for a great read! Catherine once again delivers a romance that lives up to our fantasies with a touch of heat for good measure.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Cinthia

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Talk about fixed marriages... Karen and Michael have a deal. Karen needs money to open her half-way home for kids that run away and Michael wants to keep the gossip and his mega secret out of the public eye. However, Karen and Michael become really good friends and this friendship takes them to Michaels hometown where Karen meets Zach and an affair begins.. Karen keeps her part of the bargain and stays married to Michael for as long as the contract says and Karen keeps his secret, some members o Talk about fixed marriages... Karen and Michael have a deal. Karen needs money to open her half-way home for kids that run away and Michael wants to keep the gossip and his mega secret out of the public eye. However, Karen and Michael become really good friends and this friendship takes them to Michaels hometown where Karen meets Zach and an affair begins.. Karen keeps her part of the bargain and stays married to Michael for as long as the contract says and Karen keeps his secret, some members of his family though realize what Michaels secret is and that the marriage to Kate is a sham... Finally Michael comes clean to Zach after Karen and Zach end up in jail for helping a girl that is pregnant and runs away from her abusive parents. In the end the affair is accepted because the truth comes out. Michael is gay...

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ashlea Rhodes

    Single By Saturday Finely we got to read Karen's story and what a story it was. Nothing like forbidden fruit to make a story hot hot hot. And that's what it's like for Karen and Zach. You just know as soon as Zach rocks up on his bike that Karen's world is never going to be the same. And oh the fire that burns from a single touch. And then it gets harder when they must spend much more time together when Karen and the movie star Michael ( Karen's husband and Zach's little brother) must go to Micha Single By Saturday Finely we got to read Karen's story and what a story it was. Nothing like forbidden fruit to make a story hot hot hot. And that's what it's like for Karen and Zach. You just know as soon as Zach rocks up on his bike that Karen's world is never going to be the same. And oh the fire that burns from a single touch. And then it gets harder when they must spend much more time together when Karen and the movie star Michael ( Karen's husband and Zach's little brother) must go to Michael's home town. Yet nothing ever go's as planned. Catherine has really done a great job with this book I found it hard to put down this book as soon as I opened it. Catherine keeps showing me why she is my favorite author. I can't wait to see what she got next for us.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Barb

    I read the novel “Single by Saturday" written by Catherine Bybee. I was expecting to read the same old romance novel, but this story was totally different from what I expected. I don’t want to give away the storyline because it will ruin it for everyone. Suffice it to say that this book was a very pleasant surprise for me. I read it in two days because I really wanted to know how it ended and couldn’t put the book down. I highly recommend that you read this as it is a fresh approach to a romantic I read the novel “Single by Saturday" written by Catherine Bybee. I was expecting to read the same old romance novel, but this story was totally different from what I expected. I don’t want to give away the storyline because it will ruin it for everyone. Suffice it to say that this book was a very pleasant surprise for me. I read it in two days because I really wanted to know how it ended and couldn’t put the book down. I highly recommend that you read this as it is a fresh approach to a romantic novel. I was sent a free print copy of this book by Night Owl Reviews in return for my honest assessment of the book. You can find this review on my blog at http://wp.me/p2pjIt-9b

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sandy Bartles

    Catherine Bybee does it again! Single By Saturday is a story about Karen and Zach and how they meet and fall in love while she is married to his gay, movie star brother, Mike! Karen was never meant to meet any of Mike's family as their marriage was only supposed to last a year. Zach comes to town to see why Mike has been hiding his wife from the family. Things get really interesting when they go back to Mike's hometown to spend time with his loving family, while not letting on to his family that Catherine Bybee does it again! Single By Saturday is a story about Karen and Zach and how they meet and fall in love while she is married to his gay, movie star brother, Mike! Karen was never meant to meet any of Mike's family as their marriage was only supposed to last a year. Zach comes to town to see why Mike has been hiding his wife from the family. Things get really interesting when they go back to Mike's hometown to spend time with his loving family, while not letting on to his family that Mike is gay. We get to see some of the characters from previous Weekday books and see the start of something that will play out in the next book.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jane

    Absolutely perfect! I love how everything wrapped up at the end, and the lead up to Judy and Rick's story was just priceless! I can see them already! How long do we have to wait, Catherine Bybee?? Tell me not long! So glad that it'll be Judy and Rick's story also because we'll be revisiting the Gardners' clan! OH I LOVE THAT FAMILY! And possibly find out even more about Becky and Nolan? <3 <3 <3 I have waited a long time for this book to release and I can't believe I'm already finished the day a Absolutely perfect! I love how everything wrapped up at the end, and the lead up to Judy and Rick's story was just priceless! I can see them already! How long do we have to wait, Catherine Bybee?? Tell me not long! So glad that it'll be Judy and Rick's story also because we'll be revisiting the Gardners' clan! OH I LOVE THAT FAMILY! And possibly find out even more about Becky and Nolan? <3 <3 <3 I have waited a long time for this book to release and I can't believe I'm already finished the day after!!! Guess it's re-reading time~!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lori

    Oh lordy ! I am soooo loving this series that I couldn't wait for book 5 to arrive so I just skipped to this one. Shame on me :/ this was just as AWESOME as the others in the series. I've now marked off all her books to read. At the end of this book where Judy & Rick were introduced and IMMEDIATELY sparks were flying I freaked out. (Truthfully) I had to look up and hope like hell that book was available and not released at some god awful future year. PHEW! I sooooo can't wait to read the smut *c Oh lordy ! I am soooo loving this series that I couldn't wait for book 5 to arrive so I just skipped to this one. Shame on me :/ this was just as AWESOME as the others in the series. I've now marked off all her books to read. At the end of this book where Judy & Rick were introduced and IMMEDIATELY sparks were flying I freaked out. (Truthfully) I had to look up and hope like hell that book was available and not released at some god awful future year. PHEW! I sooooo can't wait to read the smut *cough* romance of that one :)) Well done Catherine

  29. 5 out of 5

    InD'tale Magazine

    4.5/5.0 This enjoyable addition to the Weekday Brides Series starts out quickly and hooks the reader from the first page. Although "Single by Saturday" is the fourth installment, it can easily be read as a standalone. Read full review in the 2013 Dec/Jan Holiday issue of InD’tale Magazine. 4.5/5.0 This enjoyable addition to the Weekday Brides Series starts out quickly and hooks the reader from the first page. Although "Single by Saturday" is the fourth installment, it can easily be read as a standalone. Read full review in the 2013 Dec/Jan Holiday issue of InD’tale Magazine.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Tracy Kellies

    What a fun and captivating read! I went in to the book hoping that Karen and Michael would actually fall in love with each other but I am glad it did not end up that way. I am glad Karen got her happily ever after...

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