Thursday, October 1, 2015

Audio Review ~ TREASURED BY THURSDAY by Catherine Bybee

Treasured by Thursday (The Weekday Brides, #7)
by: Catherine Bybee
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
Series: Weekday Brides
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2015
Source: Publisher ~ Montlake Romance via NetGalley & audio from author

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.

REVIEW
Catherine Bybee is one of those authors readers hate, and I mean that in the best way possible.  Once you start reading her books, you aren't going to want to put them down, resulting in loss of sleep, ignoring the world around you, and forgetting to eat.  Then you end up tired and hungry.  But at least your reading need is satisfied.

Gabriella “Gabi” Masini has lived a sheltered life, tucked comfortably on her brother’s private island resort, off the coast of Florida.  When the first man to come along shows her attention, she jumps head first into a relationship.  Unfortunately, the relationship wasn’t what Gabi hoped it would be and the result was deadly.  Needing to put her life back together, she becomes an employee of Alliance (a high end matchmaking service) and moves to California.

Hunter Blackwell is an arrogant, shrewd billionaire business man.  He’s listed as one of Forbes top eligible bachelors.  Even with his status, he needs a wife, fast.  He turns to Alliance to find the perfect short term wife. Gabi is put in charge of vetting Hunter to see if he is a good match for the company.  When Gabi turns down Hunter’s request, he refuses to take no for an answer.  Hunter turns to blackmail, to get want he wants and he wants Gabi to be his wife.  

The two enter into a contract that will help get what Hunter wants most and guarantee a safe and secure future for Gabi.  The contract calls for an exclusive relationship with no bedroom action involved.  Well, of course, that part of the contract flies out the window. When Gabi finds out the true reason for Hunter needing a wife, she can’t help but fall for this man who only shows his true self to her.  Hunter is use to playing his cards close to the vest.  He isn’t prepared for the feelings Gabi unleashes in him.  He never expected to fall in love with her.  He definitely never expected to want a forever with her.

Admittedly, Hunter is a little hard to like in the beginning.  What he does to Gabi is inexcusable.  But when he inadvertently brings Gabi’s dangerous past to their front door, he will move heaven and Earth to keep her safe.  There is so much going on in this book.  In fact, at times, it seems as if the two only have themselves and the former Alliance couples to rely on.  But the tangled web is what makes this book so good.

Catherine never fails to write a romance that will have you rooting for and becoming invested in the characters.  She has this ability to bring heart pounding moments that suck you in and at times have you holding onto the edge of your seat.  Treasured by Thursday is once again an incredible story.  However, this one probably is better if you read the previous book, Seduced by Sunday, since thorough background details regarding Gabi and her situation are given.  If you choose to not read the previous book, it’s okay, you just won’t have all of the background information up front.

Treasured by Thursday is the final book in Catherine Bybee’s Weekday Brides series.  She does a fantastic job of bringing back all the past couples and giving you a look into their lives today.  

**Received a copy from Montlake Romance and the author in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.**

Rating: 5

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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 husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.  

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