#Review – STAYING FOR GOOD by Catherine Bybee


5 Stars


Most Likely Series, Book Two

Montlake Romance, Contemporary

January 24, 2017, First Edition

Paperback & Kindle

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Catherine Bybee does it again! This was a great continuation from Doing It Over. I really enjoy a series that could be read as stand-alones but are better appreciated when read in order, which is what you get with the Most Likely To series. I enjoyed the family drama with Zoe and then the romance between her and Luke. You can really feel the love pull between Zoe and Luke throughout the story and find yourself hoping they can overcome the obstacles. Now, I cannot wait to hear Jo’s story in the next book, Making It Right, especially with the information we are provided in both prior books. 

I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review.


Zoe Brown may have been voted Most Likely to Never Leave River Bend, but the paper-thin walls and suffocating air of her family’s double-wide trailer were not what she wanted for her life. Other than BFFs Melanie and Jo, the only thing that kept Zoe sane during high school was her boyfriend, Luke.

She didn’t just leave, she escaped—turning her back on the shame of her black-sheep siblings and imprisoned dad. Now a celebrity chef in Dallas, she can afford all the things she never could have growing up. But when she returns to rustic, ruggedly beautiful River Bend, Zoe has to face all that she abandoned—including Luke.

While Luke was a refuge for Zoe in the past, he knows they inhabit totally different worlds now. Anchored by his parents and his job as a mechanic in his father’s shop, Luke never felt the urge to leave River Bend—until Zoe’s return.

But when the two rekindle their old flame, Zoe is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: remain in River Bend and confront her past before it destroys her, or say good-bye to everyone she’s ever loved…again, this time for good.



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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her two teenage sons in Southern California.





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