TAKEN BY TUESDAY
Bybee knows romance. This addition to the Weekday Brides series is steamy, snarky and sweet. Readers will fall in love with Rick, who is the ultimate book boyfriend with his good looks and bad-ass attitude, and find a bit of Judy in themselves. The author knows exactly how to get bookworms sucked into the perfect storyline; then she casts her spell upon them so they don’t escape until they reach the “Holy Cow!” ending.
Judy Gardner is a recent college graduate and feels she has the world on a string — if only she could land her dream job while staying in L.A. with her celebrity brother Michael. It’s especially hard to concentrate when Michael’s bodyguard is the same guy she was crushing on last year. Former Marine Rick Evans is everything a woman could want. With a million-dollar smile and washboard abs, he must have dates every night of the week. But it’s just the opposite. He has his heart set on only Judy, and when she’s attacked, Rick vows not to leave her side. Can Rick protect the woman he loves without losing control of his emotions? (MONTLAKE, Aug., 308 pp., $12.95)