Today I’m excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ‘Treasured Thursday’ by Catherine Bybee. This is a Contemporary Romance novel and the seventh one in The Weekday Brides series. ‘Treasured Thursday’ was published on August 18th.
About the Book:
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!
When I received the email with the question if I wanted to be a part of the Blog Tour of ‘Treasured Thursday’, I was immediately interested. Although this book is the seventh one in the series, I was assured that I could also read this book as a standalone. So I jumped in as fast as I could.
In ‘Treasured Thursday’ we meet Gabriella Masini, a woman who’s life hasn’t been going as planned. Gabriella has lost a lot in life and now she just wants to do her job the best she can. Although Gabriella doesn’t believe in fairy tales anymore, she works at Alliance, an elite matchmaking office. Gabriella is great in her job, but one client changes everything.
Hunter Blackwell is a rich guy who is used to getting his way. Now he has a strange proposition for Gabriella, one she can’t refuse and that will change both their lives forever.
From the beginning I definitely enjoyed this book. It’s written in a way you can read it without feeling like you have to concentrate very hard. The characters are fun to get to know and you can almost feel the tension and attraction between the two of them. I just love books in which the characters come from disliking each other, to slowly getting more and more interested in one another. It really has a fairy tale kind of feeling to it. And this book fits the bill perfectly.
This book is a perfect book to read on a holiday if you ask me. I could easily picture myself lying in the sun with this book and a cold drink in my hand.
The character I liked the most was definitely Hunter. I just loved how I first thought of him like an arrogant ass who didn’t care about anything other than himself, but throughout the book I really began to love him.
Since I haven’t read any other books in The Weekday Brides series, I did feel like I didn’t understand everything about the characters like I would when I had read the other books. It wasn’t something that bothered me so much that I didn’t like this book, but I would prefer to have read the other books first.
This is definitely a nice read and I can’t wait to read the other books in the series.
“I think we should talk about what’s going on here.”
She swallowed. “We’re cooking.”
“Gabi, look at me.”
She shook her head, taking the coward’s way out. If she noticed the lock of hair falling into his eyes a second time, she might have to push it back in place.
“Gabriella?” The smooth texture of his voice was like chocolate on her tongue.
His sticky hand tucked under her chin and forced her to meet his gaze.
He stepped closer, his frame molding to hers and pressing her back against the counter.
She couldn’t breathe.
His thumb traced her bottom lip. “This is a bad idea,” he mumbled her thoughts.
She nodded. “Very poor choice.” Her hands gripped the side of the counter to keep from touching him.
Hunter sucked in a deep breath. “You smell like flowers.”
“I’ll change my shampoo.”
He started to dip his head and she kept talking. “Something musky, so you won’t notice me.”
“I don’t think that’s going to work.”
He was close enough to catch the scent of mint on his breath. “I don’t even like you.” One of her legs lifted and rubbed against one of his.
“I don’t trust you.” His hand moved from her lip the side of her neck.
“You blackmailed me.”
“You tricked me into cooking with your mother.”
She smiled. “The two hardly compare.”
Instead of dropping his lips to hers, he detoured to the side of her neck and kept talking, his breath brushing her skin. “Have you met your mother?”
His lips found her neck.
She moaned and closed her eyes. Such a delicously bad idea.
About the Author:
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.
For more information about Catherine Bybee and her books please visit her website, her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Or email her at email@example.com.
a Rafflecopter giveaway I received this book in exchange for my honest review.