Monday, August 24, 2015

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Treasured By Thursday (Weekday Brides #7) by Catherine Bybee

Title: Treasured By Thursday 
Series: Weekday Brides #7 
Author: Catherine Bybee
Publication Date: August 18th, 2015 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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.


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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 husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.

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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!

My Review:

WOW!!! Just WOW!!! And that's how you end a series with a bang. I have to confess that I am still speechless after finishing the book so you have to forgive me if my review is up to standard. I am just simply still reeling. In true Catherine Bybee fashion, the book is intriguing and entertaining. It is a roller coaster of feelings and action that will catch you from the beginning and it won't release yo till the last word. The characters are very well developed and have an incredible depth that will allow you to experience their emotions and turmoils.

Gabi is an incredible character and if I have to be honest probably one of my favorite female leads in all the Weekday Brides books. If you've read the previous books you know the nightmare she lived through. And if you haven't I will just let slip that she was viciously betrayed by a person she trusted, a person she loved. And that betrayal nearly cost her her life. So of course she is cautious of men and probably a little bit of a recluse. She has huge trust issues and triggers that still terrify her. But she is also incredibly strong. Somehow in the aftermath she managed to pull herself together and find the strength to survive. And that definitely takes guts. And even though she still a way to go, her sass shows up on occasion and makes for quite interesting banter ;) But it did take an extraordinary man to help her heal.

Hunter is an incredible character in his own right. Although, I have to confess that I definitely didn't like him in the beginning. He was quite the manipulative as*hole and I definitely didn't care much for him in the beginning. But did he change my mind. With every page, a new side of him was revealed. He showed compassion and tenderness and even vulnerability. Even his reasons for needing Gabi's help were somewhat noble. Even if he wen't for it the wrong way. And Gabi was definitely a positive influence on him. She managed to show him that there are people in the world you can actually depend on and trust with your life. In a way, Hunter and Gabi, are just perfect for each other because they helped each other heal and overcome their issues.

Unfortunately, both Gabi and Hunter's pasts are like mine fields that will explode with every wrong step. And in some cases, that could be deadly. Especially in Gabi's case. I have to say that I really loved that suspenseful flavor of the story. In addition to the romance and emotion, it was a big part of what made the book intriguing and the action fast paced. And just to lift the mood a little bit more, there are few quite humorous scenes that made me laugh out loud :D

A big plus for me was that I also got to revisit all of the previous couple. I just loved finding out what each couple is up to and how their lives have changed since they got their HEA. It is true that the snippets were quite short for some of the couples but it was still quite cool :)

And with that, I think I am pretty much done with my review. I loved reading this book. The story is simply amazing and I couldn't put it down. In a way I just didn't want it to finish, it was that good. And I am also a little bit sad because this was the last book in the Weekday Brides series which one of my favorite series ever. But as they say, every good thing has an end. And this was a da*n good end :) I just can't wait  to find out what will be Catherine Bybee's next project :)


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