Thursday, August 20, 2015

Review and Giveaway: Treasured by Thursday by Catherine Bybee

The Weekday Brides Series, Book Seven
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
August 18, 2015, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle

The seventh and final tale in the dazzling, heartwarming, and pulse-racing Weekday Brides series.

Gabriella Masini: She’s a woman haunted by her past, with the scars to prove it. She believes that fairy tales are for other people. An elite matchmaker at Alliance, she’s great at crunching numbers, but something doesn’t add up with her latest prospective client: a billionaire bad boy with his own secrets. When Gabi refuses to be his temporary wife, Hunter forces her hand with an offer she can’t refuse. But marriage to a man like that could never last…or could it?

Hunter Blackwell: Only his bank account is bigger than his ruthless ability to obtain anything he wants. These days, he has a secret reason to settle down, at least for a while—and he thinks the sensual and sassy Gabi will fit the bill perfectly. But when their marriage of convenience becomes downright dangerous, Hunter must decide how far to take his vow to honor and protect Gabi forever.

Laura's Review: 

I had read a couple of the previous Weekly Brides books, and reading this one just reaffirmed that I need to go back and finish the whole series. While the plot lines of her stories might not be completely original, Catherine Bybee makes up for it with complex and likable characters that don't always do what you expect them to. I had an intense dislike for Hunter as soon as we meet him, but despite the more than slight underhandedness in getting what he wants, his protective nature and other redeeming qualities quickly shone through that arrogant exterior. The chemistry between Hunter and Gabi was combustible right from the start and I loved watching them negotiate around it. Gabi is a strong heroine, more than evenly matched to Hunter, but I found her past to not quite fit up with who she is today and had trouble reconciling the two. There were a lot of cameo appearances of previous book couples that, for me, was a bit distracting and didn't always add to the story, but I understood why she wanted to give loyal readers glimpses of those beloved characters. 

A great end to a fantastic series.

Treasured by Thursday: 3.5/5 stars

Praise for Treasured by Thursday
“ exquisitely written and complex story brimming with pride, passion, and pulse-pounding danger... Readers will gladly make time to savor this winning finale to a wonderful series.” –Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Bybee concludes her popular Weekday Brides series in a gratifying way with a passionate, troubled couple who may find a happy future if they can just survive and then learn to trust each other. A compelling and entertaining mix of sexy, complicated romance and menacing suspense.” –Kirkus Reviews
The Weekday Brides never disappoint and this final installment is by far Bybee’s best work to date..” –RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars, Top Pick!





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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