Half Empty by Catherine Bybee

Half Empty

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 ...


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TitleHalf Empty
ISBN9781503903555
Author
Release DateJul 31st, 2018
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreContemporary, Romance, Adult
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Reviews Half Empty

  • Kathleen
    2018-06-04
    WOW... In book #2 of the First Wives series we are reintroduced to Trina Petrov and we meet the charming and sexy country music superstar Wade Thomas. Right from the start at their first meeting you can feel the sizzle between them… And things just get better from there. As I start to read this story I can’t believe how engaging Catherine Bybee draws her readers in right from the start. You can’t wait to keep turning the page to see what is...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    2018-04-26
    In Book2 of the First Wives Series, HALF-EMPTY, Catherine Bybee gives us Katrina “Trina” Petrov’s story. Her marriage of convenience ended when her billionaire husband Fedor committed suicide. For the past year she’s been traveling and trying to come to terms with the way her life has turned out. Stuck in a hotel due to a storm,she fights jetlag by having a late dinner in the empty hotel bar. Well, almost empty. A charming, handsome and p...
  • Despina
    2018-04-30
    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for a honest review.3 1/2 starsHalf Empty was interesting story, it had many of the elements I like in a story, a strong female lead, a man that appreciates her but there was all these little things that I found irritating and took away from the story for me. It felt like there was too much going on distracting me from the actual relationship between Trina and Wade. I think that this was well written,...
  • B.
    2018-06-26
    This continues Bybee’s series about women who contracted temporary marriages with super-rich men knowing that they would divorce within a short period of time. It sounds rather cold, but not really because the women get to be heroines of their own romances so you know they can’t be all that bad. I don’t buy that there could be a private business devoted solely to help people make such marriage arrangements, but just go with it. The heroine ...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    2018-04-26
    In Book2 of the First Wives Series, HALF-EMPTY, Catherine Bybee gives us Katrina “Trina” Petrov’s story. Her marriage of convenience ended when her billionaire husband Fedor committed suicide. For the past year she’s been traveling and trying to come to terms with the way her life has turned out. Stuck in a hotel due to a storm,she fights jetlag by having a late dinner in the empty hotel bar. Well, almost empty. A charming, handsome and p...
  • Heather
    2018-06-18
    This is the second book in the First Wives series. While technically it can be read on it's own, I will be reading the first book in the series to see what I missed and simply because this story was that good! Catherine Bybee has a talent for creating characters and story lines that immediately pull the reader in and have you truly hoping they can get their HEA. Fans of Bybee's earlier series, the Weekday Brides, will recognize plot elements but ...
  • Kristy
    2018-04-24
    I am never disappointed in a Catherine Bybee novel. These First Wives have it all. Romance, suspense, money, fame, bodyguards, etc. We met Trina in the previous book, and was seriously hoping she would meet a wonderful man to complement her new life. Wade is that perfect man. And a country singer? HOT. What a great story with plenty of twists to keep you intrigued. I cannot wait to see which of the First Wives is next!
  • Kathy
    2018-04-23
    If you had asked be before I would have said Catherine Bybee’s Weekday Brides series is one of my favorite series. The First Wives series doesn’t take their place, they are just a continuation of the series. The untold stories in the marriage by contract series. The ones who didn’t have their happily ever after – yet. The few who joined a small tight friendship and call themselves the First Wives Club.Half Empty is about Trina Petriv, try...
  • Melodie Langston
    2018-05-30
    Half Empty (First Wives, # 2) is another great example of Catherine Bybee’s talent for producing enjoyable and engrossing reads. While not my favorite of her books, this romantic suspense novel still grabbed my attention and, once the action really picked up, I was unable to put it down. This installment of the First Wives features Trina Petrov who, a year after her husband’s apparent suicide, is floundering as she grapples with sadness and g...
  • Heather
    2018-05-23
    **I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**Catherine Bybee is always a one-click author for me and I was excited to dive into this second book in the First Wives series. Per usual, I was not disappointed and in fact, this is one of my favorite Bybee books to date. Sometimes you can't explain what makes you connect with a certain book or the characters it contains and while this book fits into that category,...
  • S. B. Dodd
    2018-05-14
    Even though I had not read the first book in this series I loved the premise this one opened with. Trina, the wealthy widow, randomly meets Wade, the country star and has no idea who he is. Their attraction is organic, not tainted with any expectations about wealth or fame. As the story progresses we learn he has an ex who doesn’t want to be an ex, and associates and a mother who are suspicious of Trina and her motives. She has more baggage tha...
  • Vicki
    2018-06-30
    I LOVED this book!! I have read every one of Ms. Bybee's books. Well, not the time travel ones but all of the others. And I'm thinking this one is the best so far. I read a lot and books tend to run together and I usually have a big case of CRS but I really can't remember one of her books giving me happy tears at the end. Lump in the throat... yeah! But this ending was full of happy tears. Coulda been influenced by the fact that me and the charac...
  • Emily (Mrs B's Books)
    2018-06-05
    **Copy Provided by Netgalley and Montlake Romance for an honest review**This is the second book in the series and was just as good as the first. Catherine Bybee is such an author that you cannot help but be engaged in all of her books and this one is now exception.The theme carries on from book one and cannot really be read as a stand alone, but the series is that good you really won't mind. Trina is very much still in danger and it all finally c...
  • Vicki
    2018-06-30
    I LOVED this book!! I have read every one of Ms. Bybee's books. Well, not the time travel ones but all of the others. And I'm thinking this one is the best so far. I read a lot and books tend to run together and I usually have a big case of CRS but I really can't remember one of her books giving me happy tears at the end. Lump in the throat... yeah! But this ending was full of happy tears. Coulda been influenced by the fact that me and the charac...
  • Lesley
    2018-06-24
    Get a bucket of water because Catherine Bybee is on fire!! Confession time - I was excited to be given a review copy from the publisher via Netgalley. I will request anything by Bybee and only knew this was Trina’s story - no clue who the hero was. So I start reading and the story begins with a flirtation between Trina and a gondolier in Italy and thinking he was the hero I was not overly impressed with him and kept thinking this is the guy for...
  • Gina Meier
    2018-05-19
    I loved this book! Trina is trying to avoid her friends on the anniversary of her husbands death. Trina is having a great time traveling and enjoying life. Trina runs into Wade and has no clue who he is which is quite comical. Wade is there for Trina in the good times and the bad. Trina runs into trouble in the Hampton's when she is trying to sell her husbands home. Her friend also runs into trouble when she is pricing out some very expensive jew...
  • Christyg
    2018-06-28
    I am so glad I found Catherine Bybee's books a few years ago. Every one of her books is fantastic. I had really enjoyed the first book in the First Wives series. Trina's story is even better. After her first husband died, I loved that she got a happy ending. Wade was the perfect fit. He is used to people always wanting something from him, Trina is perfect since she only wants him. The story had some twists and turns. It was good to see the other ...
  • JG
    2018-05-16
    Catherine Bybee always, always delivers when it comes to suspense thrillers. Half Empty might be considered contemporary romance but it’s so much more. The second book in the First Wives series it hs an overarching plot carried over from the first book, definitely recommended to read that one before Half Empty to get a fuller appreciation for the whole plot. The romance is between instant and slow since there was dating! But of course the thril...
  • Ofelia
    2018-05-12
    Catherine Bybee has done it again and written another fabulous book. Once I started reading this book I just couldn’t put it down. Trina has been battling guilt for losing her friend/contract only husband to suicide or she thinks it’s suicide. As she travels back to Texas she meets country singer Wade Thomas. I thought it was hilarious when they meet at the bar and she has no clue who he is. It was amusing reading how Wade was trying to impre...
  • Book Him Danno
    2018-06-22
    Half Empy is a romance that has elements that I think romantic suspense readers will be able to enjoy as well. This story can be considered a stand alone novel but I would recommended to readers to read the first in the series to better enjoy this story. (I didn't read the first book) While the story is a romance the suspense part of the story makes more since than the romance. The suspense will keep the readers hooked and wanting more out of thi...
  • Laurel
    2018-06-02
    I was given an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest and independent review. Enjoyable book, ideal as a holiday read. Romance, intrigue and suspense. A good plot with an interesting array of characters. 4 stars
  • Marielle
    2018-05-06
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.3 starsHalf empty is, the second book in Ms Bybee’s first wives club, which also is a continuation of this author’s previous Weekday Brides series, which I liked. Ms Bybee, to me, is an author I look out for, and I can also recommend her time-travel series to those so inclined.This story started out all right, the meet cute was nice, the setup with the woman who had married for...
  • Carolyn's
    2018-05-03
    "I was a walking shell when we met, half empty in every way. Now I'm so full I'm spilling over".LOVED this second in the First Wives series! A lot was alluded to in book one of the troubles to face Trina Petrov and boy were they ever a rollercoaster of fun!Trina had a marriage of convenience that ended abruptly leaving her filthy rich. Now she is wondering around trying to figure out what to do with her life. A late night encounter at a bar sends...
  • Sandy Bartles
    2018-06-17
    This is Book Two in the First Wives Series and it certainly kept me on my toes. This is Trina’s story, but it was fun meeting up with Avery, Lori and Shannon again. I love how they are always there for each other, no matter what. The story begins with the first anniversary of Trina’s husband’s death fast approaching. This Anniversary is going to cause a lot of excitement in her life. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this bo...
  • Mandy Warrender
    2018-05-08
    Action packed, amazing spicy passion, thrilling rollercoaster. It's definitely going in my repeat read pile. Ms. Bybee at her very best. She is an extremely talented author, and this is a perfect example. She has definitely set the expectation bar for all my future reads. Counting down to the next installment.
  • Jodi Smith
    2018-05-06
    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for a honest review.I loved “Half Empty” by Catherine Bybee. I have been a fan of hers since reading the "brides series" The chance encounter, between Wade and Trina, was fun. A love story with touch of mystery. I absolutely would recommend this book and I am looking forward to reading more books in this series.
  • Linda Joplin
    2018-04-28
    I have enjoyed every book by Catherine Bybee. She hits all the “feels” for me, especially romance with suspense thrown in. Trina, who we met in Fool Me Once (Book 1 of the First Wives Series) is still dealing with the aftermath of her husband’s suicide. Even though theirs was a marriage of convenience, Fedor was her friend, and she was shocked and saddened by his death. Trying to navigate the world now after inheriting his family’s fortun...
  • Kathy
    2018-04-26
    If you had asked be before I would have said Catherine Bybee’s Weekday Brides series is one of my favorite series. The First Wives series doesn’t take their place. No they are the untold stories in the marriage by contract books. The ones who didn’t have their happily ever after – yet. These ones who joined a small tight friendship and call themselves the First Wives Club. Half Empty is about Trina Petriv, trying to come to grips that the...
  • Donna
    2018-04-28
    A good closure for this series which ties off loose ends and opens the way for another series. An enjoyable read, but my least favourite of the series, all of which I’ve read. Always enjoy books by his author, so looking forward to reading more of her work.