Catherine Bybee Half Empty (First Wives Book 2)

Last updated: October 13, 2023


"Half Empty" by Catherine Bybee offers readers a suspense-filled romance novel. With each character presented with such realistic traits and raw conversation between the main characters, you will feel as if this could be a true story. The ease of the read and whimsical storyline create a wonderful romance novel for everyone to enjoy.

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In our analysis of 55 expert reviews, the Catherine Bybee Half Empty (First Wives Book 2) placed 1st when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

An Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestseller. 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.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Fantastic bantering, passionate romance, and an intriguing thread of danger led the way to a swoon-worthy happy ending you won’t want to miss.I could not be more in love with Half Empty or with our main characters Trina and Wade. They were an absolute riot. What an entertaining, sensual couple they turned out to be.
There is a nice balance between the love story and the action making for a well paced read with a good bit of steam.
The romance was entertaining and fun with the couple’s dialogue and communications so honest and realistic.
Part rock star romance, part romantic thriller, I really enjoyed this book. There were a few holes that prevented a full four stars but I absolutely enjoyed this book overall. I would recommend it as an easy, fun read with a kick.

What reviewers didn't like

This is Katrina “Trina” Petrov’s story and it can be read as a standalone, but for a full understanding of the relationship between all of the First Wives, you may want to read “Fool Me Once” the first book in this series.
As much as I enjoyed Trina, she really didn’t have much direction in her personal or professional life. That was a main character point which wasn’t truly resolved by the end of the book. I would have liked more concrete answers but maybe we will get them in subsequent books.
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