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Harlequin Winter Book Tour

I’m not going to lie, when I first heard about this blog tour I was so excited. I love Holiday reads and I was going to be so good and read all of them. Well now here I sit one book read, one book started (but bearly) and the four others staring at me waiting for me to read. Life always seems to get in the way of my best laid plans.

Right now I will feature all six books and review the one I do have finished and posts reviews for the other five as I finish the books.

The Books

COWBOY CHRISTMAS REDEMPTION

Author: Maisey Yates

ISBN: 9781335009906

Publication Date: 9/24/2019

Publisher: HQN Books

 

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Author Bio: New York Times Bestselling author MaiseyYates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit. 

Book Summary:

As snowflakes fall in Gold Valley, Oregon, will this rugged cowboy finally win the woman of his dreams?

Cowboy Caleb Dalton has loved single mom Ellie Bell, and her little daughter, Amelia, for years. But since Ellie is his best friend’s widow, Caleb’s head knows Ellie will always be strictly off-limits. If only his heart got the memo. So when Caleb discovers that Ellie has a Christmas wish list—and hopes for a kiss under the mistletoe—he’s throwing his cowboy hat into the ring. If anyone’s going to be kissing Ellie and sharing this magical time with her and her daughter, it’s him.

Ellie has dreaded the holidays since losing her husband. But this year, she’s finally ready to make some changes. She never expects the biggest change to be the heart-stopping kiss she shares with Caleb. For almost five years, Caleb has been her best friend, her rock, her salvation. This Christmas, can Caleb prove he’s also the missing puzzle piece of Ellie’s and Amelia’s hearts?

Christmas from the Heart  

Sheila Roberts

On Sale Date: September 24, 2019

9780778309611, 0778309614

Trade Paperback

$16.99 USD, $21.99 CAD

Fiction / Romance / Contemporary 

304 pages

Summary:

USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts takes readers to a small, snowbound town, where a young woman fights to save her family’s charity that brings Christmas to families in need, and a stranded millionaire loses his heart and finds the true meaning of Christmas.

Sometimes you need to look beyond the big picture to see what really matters

Olivia Berg’s charity, Christmas from the Heart, has helped generations of families in need in Pine River, Washington, but this year might be the end of the road. Hightower Enterprises, one of their biggest donors since way back when Olivia’s grandmother ran the charity, has been taken over by Ebenezer Scrooge the Second, aka CFO Guy Hightower, and he’s declared there will be no more money coming to Christmas from the Heart.

Guy is simply being practical. Hightower Enterprises needs to tighten its belt, and when you don’t have money to spare, you don’t have money to share. You’d think even the pushy Olivia Berg could understand that.

With charitable donations dwindling, Olivia’s Christmas budget depends on Hightower’s contribution. She’s focused her whole life on helping this small town, even putting her love life on hold to support her mission.

When Guy’s Maserati breaks down at the edge of the Cascade foothills, he’s relieved to be rescued by a pretty young woman who drives him to the nearby town of Pine River. Until he realizes his rescuer is none other than Olivia Berg. What’s a Scrooge to do? Plug his nose and eat fruitcake and hope she doesn’t learn his true identity before he can get out of town. What could go wrong?

Author Bio:

Sheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her novels have been published in several languages. Her book, Angel Lane, was an Amazon Top Ten Romance pick for 2009. Her holiday perennial, On Strike for Christmas, was made into a movie for the Lifetime Movie Network and her novel, The Nine Lives of Christmas, was made into a movie for Hallmark . You can visit Sheila on Twitter and Facebook or at her website (http://www.sheilasplace.com).

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AN ALASKAN CHRISTMAS

Author: Jennifer Snow

ISBN: 9781335041500

Publication Date: 9/24/2019

Publisher: HQN Books

 

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Author Bio: Jennifer Snow lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and four year old son. She is a member of the RWA, the Alberta Writers Guild, Canadian Authors Association and SheWrites.org. Her first Brookhollow book was a finalist in the Heart of Denver Aspen Gold contest and the Golden Quill Award. More information can be found at http://www.jennifersnowauthor.com.

 

 Book Summary:

In Alaska, it’s always a white Christmas—but the sparks flying between two reunited friends could turn it red-hot…

If there’s one gift Erika Sheraton does not want for Christmas, it’s a vacation. Ordered to take time off, the workaholic surgeon reluctantly trades in her scrubs for a ski suit and heads to Wild River, Alaska. Her friend Cassie owns a tour company that offers adventures to fit every visitor. But nothing compares to the adrenaline rush Erika feels on being reunited with Cassie’s brother, Reed Reynolds.

Gone is the buttoned-up girl Reed remembers. His sister’s best friend has blossomed into a strong, skilled, confident woman. She’s exactly what his search-and-rescue team needs—and everything he didn’t know he craved. The gulf between his life in Wild River and her big-city career is wide. But it’s no match for a desire powerful enough to melt two stubborn hearts…

A WEDDING IN DECEMBER 

Author: Sarah Morgan

ISBN: 9781335147271

Publication Date: 9/24/2019

Publisher: HQN Books

 

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Author Bio: USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy, contemporary romance and women’s fiction, and her trademark humor and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. Described as “a magician with words” by RT Book Reviews, she has sold more than eleven million copies of her books. She was nominated three years in succession for the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America and won the award three times: once in 2012 for Doukakis’s Apprentice, in 2013 for A Night of No Return and in 2017 for Miracle on 5th Avenue. She also won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their Top Pick slot. As a child, Sarah dreamed of being a writer, and although she took a few interesting detours along the way, she is now living that dream. Sarah lives near London, England, with her husband and children, and when she isn’t reading or writing, she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying.

 

Book Summary:

 

This funny, charming and heartwarming new Christmas novel is USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan at her festive best!

 

In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family gathers for youngest daughter Rosie’s whirlwind Christmas wedding. First to arrive are the bride’s parents, Maggie and Nick. Their daughter’s marriage is a milestone they are determined to celebrate wholeheartedly, but they are hiding a huge secret of their own: they are on the brink of divorce. After living apart for the last six months, the last thing they need is to be trapped together in an irresistibly romantic winter wonderland.

Rosie’s older sister, Katie, is also dreading the wedding. Worried that impulsive, sweet-hearted Rosie is making a mistake, Katie is determined to save her sister from herself! If only the irritatingly good-looking best man, Jordan, would stop interfering with her plans…

Bride-to-be Rosie loves her fiancé but is having serious second thoughts. Except everyone has arrived—how can she tell them she’s not sure? As the big day gets closer, and emotions run even higher, this is one White family Christmas none of them will ever forget!

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CHRISTMAS IN SILVER SPRINGS

Author: Brenda Novak

ISBN: 9780778308256

Publication Date: October 29, 2019

Publisher: MIRA BOOKS

 

BIO: Brenda Novak, a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, has penned over sixty novels. She is a six-time nominee for the RITA Award and has won the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Bookbuyer’s Best, and many other awards. She also runs Brenda Novak for the Cure, a charity to raise money for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised $2.5 million. For more about Brenda, please visit http://www.brendanovak.com.

 

BOOK SUMMARY: 

Come home to Silver Springs for the holidays, where broken hearts learn to love again…together. 

 

So much for forever. When Elle Devlin’s rockstar husband ditches her on his way to the top, she takes her two daughters to her sister’s place in Silver Springs for the holidays, hoping family can heal her broken heart. But comfort comes in unexpected packages when she crosses paths with Tobias Richardson.

 

The moment Tobias spots Elle, he recognizes a sadness he knows all too well. After spending thirteen years in prison paying for his regretful past, Tobias is ready to make amends, and maybe helping Elle is the way to do it. But offering her a shoulder to cry on ignites a powerful attraction, and a desire neither saw coming.

 

Fearing her reaction, Tobias doesn’t divulge his ex-con status, let alone the shameful details. So when Elle’s ex shows up in Silver Springs and reveals the truth in a bid to win her back, Tobias is sure he’s lost her for good. But, just maybe, this Christmas he’ll receive the forgiveness—and the love—he deserves.

 

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COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS 

Author: RaeAnne Thayne

ISBN: 9781335504999

Publication Date: 9/24/2019

Publisher: HQN Books

 

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Author Bio: New York Times bestselling author RaeAnneThayne finds inspiration in the beautiful northern Utah mountains where she lives with her family. Her books have won numerous honors, including six RITA Award nominations from Romance Writers of America and Career Achievement and Romance Pioneer awards from RT Book Reviews. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.raeannethayne.com.

 

Book Summary:

Hearts are lighter and wishes burn a little brighter at Christmas…

Elizabeth Hamilton has been lost. Trapped in a tangle of postpartum depression and grief after the death of her beloved parents, she couldn’t quite see the way back to her husband and their two beautiful kids…until a car accident stole away her memories and changed her life. And when she finally remembered the sound of little Cassie’s laugh, the baby powder smell of Bridger and the feel of her husband’s hand in hers, Elizabeth worried that they’d moved on without her. That she’d missed too much. That perhaps she wasn’t the right mother for her kids or wife for Luke, no matter how much she loved them.

But now, seven years later, Luke finds her in a nearby town and brings Elizabeth back home to the family she loves, just in time for Christmas. And being reunited with Luke and her children is better than anything Elizabeth could have imagined. As they all trim the tree and bake cookies, making new holiday memories, Elizabeth and Luke are drawn ever closer. Can the hurt of the past seven years be healed over the course of one Christmas season and bring the Hamiltons the gift of a new beginning?

Review: Making It Right by Catherine Bybee

 

Since first being introduced to Sheriff JoAnne Ward in “Doing it Over” (book one of the Most Likely To Series) I have been wondering what kind of man it would take to make her go weak in the knees.  And “Making it Right” was my chance to find out.  Let’s just say I was not disappointed.

After a family tragedy, a young JoAnne Ward makes a life decision that nobody in her small town of River Bend Oregon saw coming.  She becomes a cop and gets voted in as the town Sheriff, the job her dad held at the time of his death.  Now nearing thirty she is starting to question her career chose and direction of her life.  The one thing that keeps her from moving on completely is her personal cold case, was her dad’s death rally an accident.

FBI Agent Gill Clausen has no idea what he is about to get into when he meets the beautiful sheriff at a Washington DC bar one Saturday night.  It doesn’t take long for the tough as nails agent to fall for the female sheriff and for her to start letting her guard down and let him into her world.  From the moment, they first met they were perfect for each other.  They just have to solve a few crimes together, all related to the one crime Jo wants to solve most, so their rocky road to love can turn to smooth sailing.

By the end of “Making it Right”, I was left speechless.  I never expected some of the twist and turns this book would take along the way.  Even with the twist and turns I really liked this book.  I’m glad found Jo found new beginnings in more ways than one is this book.  I’m really going to miss the people of River Bend since this was just a three-book series.  I can only hope that maybe Ms. Bybee will create a spin-off series from this one and I will get to catch up with the good people of River Bend again.

 

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CATHERINE BYBEE

BIO:

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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MAKING IT RIGHT

Most Likely Series, Book Three

Montlake Romance, Contemporary

May 09, 2017, First Edition

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In the final book in bestselling author Catherine Bybee’s Most Likely To trilogy, River Bend’s rebel follows in her father’s footsteps to become sheriff. But it might be time to forge her own path…

Some kids inherit a family business; Jo Ward inherited a badge. Once voted Most Likely to End Up in Jail, the town wild child has become sheriff—hell-bent on uncovering the truth about her father’s mysterious death. Life is quiet in rustic River Bend, but Jo longs for something beyond her small hometown and the painful memories it holds. All that keeps her sane is the support of her best friends, Melanie and Zoe.

But when Jo signs up for an expert law enforcement training seminar, she meets Gill Clausen, whose haunting eyes and dangerously sexy vibe just may challenge her single-minded focus. Commitment-phobic Jo can’t deny her attraction to the arrogant federal agent, and when odd things start happening around River Bend and danger surrounds her, she realizes she’ll need his help to discover who’s out to remove her from River Bend…permanently.

As Jo and Gill work together, it’s clear they make a great team. But can Jo loosen her grip on the past enough to let love in and reach for the future?

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Blog Tour: Review of “Staying for Good” by Catherine Bybee

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“Staying for Good” the newest book by Catherine Bybee, I was excited for this book and couldn’t wait for its release.  I loved “Doing It Over” and couldn’t wait to read Zoe and Luke’s story.  I am not going to lie, it took me a little while to get into this book but once I did Ms. Bybee did not disappoint.

I was first introduced to Ms. Bybee’s books through the Weekday Bride Series.  I loved that series and this one too, but this series, A Most Likely to Series, is a far cry from the Weekday Bride Series. In this series, Ms. Bybee tackles everyday struggles with everyday people.  Not that it wasn’t fun to get a glimpse at how the better-half lives or might live with the billionaires and movie stars of the bride series

Zoe and Luke were high school sweethearts, who never really got over each other.  The stage is set in the first book when Zoe comes back for her ten-year high school reunion only to see the love of her life, Luke, again.  With her best friend about to marry his best friend and her uncertainty with her current living situation, Ms. Bybee provides a recipe for love.  Of course, there are a few bumps on the road to love for Zoe and Luke, but I would be disappointed if there wasn’t.  But in the case of Zoe and Luke sometimes what you are looking for and what you need the most in life are right were you left them.

There were a few times while reading this I wanted to reach through the pages and shake some of the characters.  And there were a few scenes I was turning my nose up at, but these things are what makes this book so wonderful and more lifelike.  I can’t wait for the third and final book of the series, where the third member of the trio of high school friends finds her Mr. Wright.

CATHERINE BYBEE

Copyright Julianne Gentry PhotographyBIO:

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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Most Likely Series, Book Two

Montlake Romance, Contemporary

January 24, 2017, First Edition

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Zoe Brown may have been voted Most Likely to Never Leave River Bend, but the paper-thin walls and suffocating air of her family’s double-wide trailer were not what she wanted for her life. Other than BFFs Melanie and Jo, the only thing that kept Zoe sane during high school was her boyfriend, Luke.

She didn’t just leave, she escaped—turning her back on the shame of her black-sheep siblings and imprisoned dad. Now a celebrity chef in Dallas, she can afford all the things she never could have growing up. But when she returns to rustic, ruggedly beautiful River Bend, Zoe has to face all that she abandoned—including Luke.

While Luke was a refuge for Zoe in the past, he knows they inhabit totally different worlds now. Anchored by his parents and his job as a mechanic in his father’s shop, Luke never felt the urge to leave River Bend—until Zoe’s return.

But when the two rekindle their old flame, Zoe is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: remain in River Bend and confront her past before it destroys her, or say good-bye to everyone she’s ever loved…again, this time for good.

 

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Review: Not Quite Perfect by Catherine Bybee

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Catherine Bybee has done it yet again!  Not only has she written another great book she has introduced us to another fun couple to love.  Not Quite Perfect is Mary and Glen’s turn to find love.  For these two finding love might just be easier with their feet off the ground, 30,000 feet to be exact.

Going into this book I knew of Mary Kildare from the previous book.  She is Dakota’s best friend and neighbor.  I am not going to lie the fact that this book had Mary as the lead had me a little skeptical about reading it.  I was not sure if I was going to like Mary but I did.  Ms. Bybee has given this character an interesting background that I hope we get to learn more about as the stories progress.

Glen on the other hand well I have taken a liking to all those Fairchild men.  Glen turned out to be quite the charmer.  I loved the way he wooed and courted Mary in this book.  If he was real I would have fallen in love with him too.  I think in the case of this book it was more romantic that they were trying long distance dating, with them being on opposite coasts.

I really liked this book.  If you have read the other books you will want to read this one too because somethings come full circle that started in the previous book.  I don’t care what anyone says if you are new to this series I would start at the beginning other wise you miss out on so much of the character building.

This book will keep you on the edge of your seat.  I think this book would make a good vacation read, or a good cool night by the fire read, since it is fall.  This series if starting to become my favorite series by Catherine Bybee and I loved, loved, loved the weekday bride series.  But then again I am always up for a good romance.

 

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BIO:

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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Not Quite Series, Book Five

Montlake Romance, Contemporary

September 20, 2016, First Edition

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With true love, there’s no such thing as a safe distance.

Mary Kildare knows how to read people. It’s both why she makes a great therapist and why she refuses to trust the average bachelor. Staying fiercely independent has been her primary relationship strategy—until wealthy playboy pilot (and commitmentphobe) Glen Fairchild reappears in her life. After a yearlong teasing tug-of-war, Mary and Glen test the waters of attraction, only to find that their physical chemistry runs deeper than flirtation.

At first, a bicoastal romance suits them both—especially since Glen can swoop in and whisk Mary away on one of his company’s planes. But no matter how close they get, they’re still three thousand miles apart. And when Mary’s life is threatened, Glen realizes the one luxury he doesn’t have is time. Can he close the distance between them before it’s too late?

 

Praise for the Not Quite Series

“Bybee’s magnetic fourth Not Quite contemporary proves that romance can happen in the most unlikely places…The love scenes are sizzling and the multidimensional characters make this a page-turner. Readers will look for earlier installments and eagerly anticipate new ones.”

Publishers Weekly on Not Quite Forever

” Not Quite Dating offers a sweet and satisfying Cinderella fantasy that will keep you smiling long after you’ve finished reading…”

USA Today, Happy Ever After

 

“Bybee’s gift for creating unforgettable romances cannot be ignored. [Not Quite Enough] will sweep readers away to a paradise, and they will be intrigued by the thrilling story that accompanies their literary vacation.”

—   RT Book Reviews, Top Pick

 

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Doing It Over Blog Tour

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I will admit I loved the Weekday Bride Series so much that I was a little nervous to start a new series of books by Catherine Bybee.  I love her books and writing don’t get me wrong but was I going to love these new characters?  Well I do!  And “Doing It Over” far exceeded my expectations.

Melanie Bartlett has had a rough life dropping out of college and having a child with a man who doesn’t want to be a father, so for her to return to her hometown for her tenth high school reunion comes with some mixed emotions.  Ms. Bybee did a great job of catching the essence of a child in the character of Hope Bartlett, Melanie’s daughter, from climbing trees to loving puppies.  The first person Melanie meets on her way back into town is handy man Wyatt Gibson.  Wyatt is a bachelor and finding love is the last thing on his mind.  But all that is about to change once Melanie and Hope Bartlett come to town in “Doing it Over”, the first book in an all new series by Catherine Bybee.

I loved single mom Melanie Bartlett, her daughter Hope and handy man Wyatt Gibson from the start.  Add in a whole list of other loveable characters and I couldn’t help but fall in love with River Bend.   For me it was like reading a Nicholas Sparks novel with twist and turns along the way but love all the way through.  I can’t wait for the second book now.  I just wonder which of Melanie’s two best friends will be finding love in the next book of the series.

 

 

CATHERINE BYBEE

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BIO:

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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DOING IT OVER

Most Likely To Series, Book One

Montlake Romance, Contemporary

April 19, 2016, First Edition

Paperback & Kindle

 

One small town. Three close friends. True love to last a lifetime.

 

Voted Most Likely to Succeed, Melanie Bartlett ended up anything but. The down-on-her-luck single mom wants a complete do-over—is that too much to ask? With her family long gone from River Bend, strong, independent Mel is as surprised as anyone to end up in the quaint small town she once called home. But with her friends, Jo and Zoe, by her side, and a comfortable room at Miss Gina’s quirky bed-and-breakfast, she just might have turned the corner on a new life.

 

Wyatt Gibson never liked the big city. River Bend suits the ruggedly handsome builder just fine. Wyatt knows he’s home, even if that means being charmed by the appearance of Melanie and her spunky, adorable daughter. Is Wyatt’s calm devotion—even amid a coming storm—enough to convince Mel she may have found a home to call her own, a family that never leaves, and a true love to last a lifetime?


 

Praise for Doing It Over

“The romance between fiercely independent Melanie and charming Wyatt heats up even as outsiders threaten to derail their newfound happiness. This novel will hook readers with its warm, inviting characters and the promise for similar future installments.” –Publishers Weekly

This brand-new trilogy, Most Likely To, based on yearbook superlatives, kicks off with a novel that will encourage you to root for the incredibly likable Melanie. Her friends are hilarious and readers will swoon over Wyatt, who is charming and strong. Even Melanie’s daughter, Hope, is a hoot! This romance is jam-packed with animated characters, and Bybee displays her creative writing talent wonderfully. –RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

 

 

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Treasured by Thursday Blog Tour Review

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TREASURED BY THURSDAY

The Weekday Brides Series, Book SevenTreasured 400x600

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!

 

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EXCERPT

 

“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?”

 

“That’s sill—”

 

His lips found her neck.

 

She moaned and closed her eyes. Such a deliciously bad idea.

 

 

Review:

Gabriella (Gabi) Masini was scarred mentally and physically by the man she thought loved her and she loved. Hunter Blackwell will do anything it takes (even blackmail) to get what he wants. For Hunter, Gabi may just be worth blackmailing for and for Gabi; Hunter may just be what the doctor ordered to heal her wounded soul. Treasured by Thursday is not only Gabi and Hunter’s story but also the seventh and final book in the Weekday Bride Series by Catherine Bybee.

Gabi is not sure if she wants to love again after the pain loved caused her in Seduced by Sunday. Hunter just wants to love them and leave them when it comes to women. But when he needs a wife to get something he wants, he turns to Gabi and Alliance to find him a temporary wife. When Gabi turns Hunter down he takes matters into his own hands and lets his money do the talking. Little do they both know that when they let their guards down the sparks will fly and together they can take on whatever comes at them.

I loved Treasured by Thursday, I loved Gabi and Hunter’s story and I liked the fact that while not so happy, Catherine Bybee had a back story in this book that dated back to the first book in the series. One of the things I like best about this series is how the couples from the previous books make appearances in the later books, and this book was no exception. And since it was the final book in the series the previous couples were out in full force to support Gabi and Hunter.

I am not going to lie the release of this book gave me mixed emotions. I was excited to read Gabi’s story, since she is a returning character from Seduced by Sunday, and to learn about Hunter, since he was new to the series. At the same time I was sad because I knew this book was the last one in the series. But I was not disappointed how the series ended. And there is supposed to be a Holiday Brides series coming soon.

 

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CATHERINE BYBEE

 

BIO:

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.

 

CONTACT LINKS:

http://www.catherinebybe.com

catherinebybee@yahoo.com

catherinebybee.blogspot.com

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