Take a reclusive, rich hero paired with a heroine who’s just really not impressed with his rich reclusive-ness and add in a matchmaking business, and a surprise romantic suspense-ish twist (I forgot that the books had this haha) and you’ll get this really fun, really cute, surprisingly intense read.
I really liked Seduced by Sunday because of the relationship between Meg and Val. I particularly liked how Ms. Bybee established them as characters individually before having them meet. It definitely helped, especially since it’s been a really long time since I’ve read the books in this series. Honestly, I completely forgot who Meg was… oops. But we’re good and reacquainted now.
It did blow my mind that this book was set six years after Married by Monday. I think the book said six years, unless I read that wrong? But yes, wow.
Before I get too distracted, I’m just going to say what I didn’t like about Seduced by Sunday right now:
- I thought there were too many things going on. Just so many. It was handled well, but I kind of wish Michael at least got a novella of his own y’know? He was an integral part of the story and it was so so nice to see him have his happy ending finally. I just felt like I got distracted from Meg and Val because Michael’s story kind of needed its own space? Myeah, I’m really eloquent haha.
- I didn’t like the whole romantic suspense part of Seduced by Sunday because of the whole manipulating and hurting part of it. Mostly the hurting part of it. I’m personally not a fan of plots that involve women being purposefully hurt y’know? I guess I’d rather read about a murder? It’s not to say that this wasn’t written and handled well in Seduced by Sunday because it was. I just… didn’t enjoy it. Also, I wish this part was mentioned in the blurb somewhere. I enjoyed the ride, but there were moments when I was wondering if this was really a romantic suspense.
Now that part is over, let us continue on with what I loved. Because I really liked Seduced by Sunday.
I really loved Meg. I thought she was such a great character! I might have really identified with her but I loved how she stuck to her instincts, how confident she was, and how she knew what she deserved. Sure, she’s not perfect, she definitely had a chip on her shoulder especially around the richer and the elite. I just felt that she was a really well rounded and fun character.
Oh and Val. I’ve read a lot of Harlequin Presents books recently so coming in I was preparing myself for a douchey reclusive rich dude. Nope. Val was adorable. His interactions with his sister, his mother and his friends were so cute and genuine.
And that tension between Meg and Val. So good. That email interaction in the beginning was precious. All their interactions together were so wonderful and I really liked them together. And you know what my favourite aspect of their relationship? I liked how they’re coming together involved some adult choices. This is going to sound really boring typed out but I enjoy reading that whole conflict between career vs romance and you know the whole moving for your love etc.
Final verdict? I’m still kind of hung up that there wasn’t some sort of hint about the part that I didn’t like but I really did enjoy Seduced by Sunday. I thought it was so fun, so romantic, and it was nice to catch up with the rest of the Alliance gang. And I really liked Meg. So yay.
PS. I read this for free on Amazon Kindle Unlimited. So I’m going to go reread all of the other previous books now. My brain is telling me that Sam’s book is one of my favourites. So I’m going to go see if that’s still correct.