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First Wives Series
Narrated by: Emma Wilder
Series: First Wives, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
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New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee continues her sassy series with another of the First Wives finding that love and secrets are a dangerous combination.

Trina Petrov’s marriage-by-contract was only meant to be temporary. But when tragedy strikes, Trina is left one of the wealthiest women in the world. To recover from the shock, she takes some time off in Italy, swearing not to fall for any men while there. But that doesn’t mean she can’t fall for anyone on the trip home

Country-music superstar Wade Thomas is lying low in a hotel bar when he gets the cold shoulder from the woman next to him. He’s used to fans fawning at his boots, and Trina is a refreshing change - so is the fact that she has no idea who he is.

As things begin to heat up, Trina discovers that the circumstances of her late husband’s death are not what they seemed. Now she’s in trouble, and Wade isn’t about to let her out of his sight. Getting close to love and danger could get them killed…or it could sweep them both off their feet.

©2018 Catherine Bybee (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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Loved Wade and Trina!

I enjoyed this book even more than the first in the series. I loved the relationship between Wade and Trina. Trina really needed someone like Wade in her life after all she’d been through. Once again Emma Wilder does an amazing job with the narration.

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Another great book in this series

The books in the first wives series are wonderful entertaining books. This book had its share of fun and serious along with thrilling. Highly recommended

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Excellent Next in Series

Loved this book. The audio version is well paced with pleasant voice and narration.

This is a book with well developed and engaging characters. Readers will enjoy the witty and engaging dialogue.

I highly recommend this book to fans of the contemporary romantic suspense genre.

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First Wives Fan

The love story is nothing new, BUT loves stories never tire. You will love Wade and Trina in an instant. You will love the strong female leads. Totally enjoyable.

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Awesome!!!

This book kept me riveted right up to the end. I couldn’t put it down at all except when my earbuds died. It definitely kept me entertained while I was baking cookies & cleaning up the kitchen. I highly recommend all of Catherine Bybee’s series since they all tend to flow together.

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Loved it!!

Really enjoyed this second book, exciting story and great characters, already plan to read the next book. Definitely a recommend to read book.

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Loved it!

Love Catherine Bybee and this book is a great book 2 of the First Wives! Wrapped up a lot of questions from the first book but leaves you wanting more. Maybe Sasha’s story? Can’t wait for the next installment!

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Magnificent

I love Catherine Bybee's books!!!! She is a amazing writer. I highly recommend any of her books. I promise you will enjoy!

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great story

this was such a great book. there was not the obligatory unnecessary break up to get back together. the unrealistic overdone amount of oh you're so beautiful. it was a very interesting and romantic story.

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Really good contemporary romance story!

I enjoyed this book a lot. I have been reading less romance novels and more action/suspense/mysteries lately because I was tired of the romance books being more about the sex and nothing about the story. But Catherine Bybee doesn't do that. She writes a good story and adds a little nicely written sex into it.

The story line and plot was very good in this book. Lots of twists and turns with some drama. The romance part worked well. And as a bonus our main characters Trina and Wade didn't say really stupid sappy, cheesy things to each other that normal people don't actually say. So that was a bonus and a relief.

I will take a Catherine Bybee book over a Lauren Blakely erotica book every time. Just sayin...

As for the narration. It was great. I think Emma Wilder did a really great job on the male voices. She gave everyone their own distinct voice. She has a nice reading voice too. Kudos!

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  • Angela ~ Jezabell Girl & Friends
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Yet another amazing story!

So, I am clearly hooked on yet another series by Catherine Bybee. I don't know how she manages to think up so many amazing storylines and twists and turns. I keep thinking that each book that I've read can't be surpassed and then, bam, she wows me with yet another fascinating storyline.

There was clearly unfinished business with Ruslan and the death of his son, Fedor, and with the Everson wealth firmly in Trina's hands, thanks to Alice changing her will, Trina once again finds herself in danger but that's only after she meets and falls for country singing star Wade Thomas.

With the anniversary of Fedor's death coming up, Trina finds herself hiding out in Venice. With the other 3 first wives getting antsy about her delayed return, Trina decides to further delay her travel arrangements by using a weather depression as her reason for taking multiple flights home. When Trina arrives in Miami, exhausted and starving, she finds herself in a hotel bar and catching the eye of an unknown and unwanted admirer. When Wade talks to Trina he is stunned that she doesn't recognise him and finding it refreshing not to be judged on who they are, both Trina and Wade enjoy getting to know each other. When Wade offers her a flight home, Trina agrees and unsurprisingly the storm catches up with them: both the weather storm and the first wives storm!

With Wade and Trina tentatively entering into a new relationship and facing the wrath of Wade's mother, Trina decides it is time to start emptying the house where Fedor died and that's when Ruslan and his goons come out of the woodwork again. Ruslan is still clearly looking for reasons to challenge Alice's will and that's when Avery ends up beaten and battered in hospital.

As expected, the usual security men and first wives join forces along with the mysterious Sasha to find out who hurt Avery and to find a way to stop Ruslan once and for all.

This story really packed a punch, well more than a punch for poor Avery. The story was fast-paced and offered up a few new revelations.

The next story is about Avery and I can't wait to see if her injuries have changed her or if she will remain a fun-loving, feisty and confident woman.