Book Review - Chasing Shadows (First Wives Book 3) 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.


Catherine Bybee is one of the top authors of writing romantic comedies.  What I love about this story is how Liam acclimates into the crazy First Wives Club world.  He realizes quickly that he is a fish out of water and rolls with it with a poise that would not be expected from many.  I just loved how normal he was, living with his sister and interacting with his niece.  He isn't a rock star, or a private detective, or a millionaire, and I loved seeing how that kind of character fit into this world.  I also thought Bybee did a great job showing how the events of the previous books impacted Avery.  I am loving this series so much and I also love that each book is stand-alone where I'm not held in suspense until the next one comes out, but at the same time build in a way I wouldn't suggest jumping in partway through.

MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy


New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee has written twenty-eight books that have collectively sold more than five million copies and have been translated into more than eighteen languages. Raised in Washington State, Bybee moved to Southern California in the hope 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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