TREASURED BY THURSDAY
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.
Praise for Treasured by Thursday
“..an 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.
Although it's hard to pick a favorite, I truly believe that Gabi and Hunter Blackwell are my favorite Weekday Bride couple! Treasured by Thursday really couldn't be a more perfect finale for this series.
To say Gabi Masini has been through a lot in the past year would be a gross understatement. However, she's trying to move on with her life and leave her past in the past. She's moved across the country and has set up house in Southern California, working for Alliance. Since Meg married her brother, Gabi has the Tarzana house to call her own.
Hunter Blackwell has a problem - he needs a wife, fast. While his old high school friend Blake offers the contact information for Alliance, he makes no guarantees that he will be accepted as a client - nor will he intercede on Hunter's behalf.
When Sam asked Gabi to take care of the Blakewell case, she never anticipated that Gabi would marry Hunter herself. Needless to say, everyone in Gabi's life is in shock and they have all threatened Hunter bodily harm, even death, should he hurt Gabi.
While Gabi is definitely in a fragile state - has suffered enormous tragedy - she is a strong, shrewd woman who refuses to be taken advantage of. She plays by her own rules and proves time and again that while her past has made her wiser, it hasn't jaded her to the point of losing the essence of who she is. And Gabi is not only an intelligent and beautiful woman, but she has the ability to see other's pain and weakness - the ability to inspire those around her to be better.
Hunter Blackwell may very well be an arrogant, spoiled brat, he's also a shrewd businessman who is always in control. He wants something - he gets it. No matter what means he has to use. When Gabi rejects him as a client for Alliance, Blackwell blackmails Gabi into filling the role of his temporary wife. While you want to hate him - because he is a pompous jerk - you can't help but love him too.
What happens over the next several weeks and months is nothing less than the perfect story of two people who hate each other, growing to love each other desparately. Granted, all is not a bed of roses - throw in a Colombian drug lord, an illegitimate child, along with the necessary paparazzi, death threats, and explosions - and you have the magic that is a Catherine Bybee romance.
Honest disclosure~ I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review
Warnings~ some language, open door intimate scenes, drug use (not shown in a positive light)
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