Sunday, September 22, 2013

Review: Weekday Bride Series, by Catherine Bybee

Blake Harrison is rich, titled, and charming…and in need of a wife by Wednesday. Samantha Elliot is the owner of matchmaking firm Alliance and not on the marital menu…that is, until Blake offers her ten million dollars for a one-year contract. All Samantha will need to do is keep her attraction to her new husband to herself and avoid his bed.

The match-making end was a new twist to an old theme, as was the marry for money plot. I encourage hesitant readers to look past the worn story idea and read this. Fresh. I love Bybee's writing style--both a mix of humor and heart. The setting was detailed, the characters lovable, and the plot solid. Kept me reading. Recommended.


Carter Billings could have any woman he wants. When he makes his bid for governor of California, he knows he must settle down and become a family man. Eliza Havens'
job is matching couples, but long-held secrets mean getting married isn’t an option. Until now.

Second in the series, this continued with the same verve as Book One. What made this stand out for me was the back-stories. Really got me vested in the hero and heroine. Again, the setting was perfect, the characters real, and the plot steady. A great series to dive into.


Gwen Harrison is the beautiful, high-born daughter of an English duke came to America to take over her sister-in-law’s matchmaking business. But an enigmatic man she can't have haunts her dreams and can cost her more than she bargained for. Neil MacBain is a retired Marine and can’t deny the effect blue-blooded Gwen has on his troubled soul or his battle-hardened body. But as a client, Gwen is off-limits—until a threat from Neil’s past returns…and Gwen is caught in the crossfire.

Of all the books so far, this interested me the most. These two were hinted at in previous books and I couldn't wait to get involved with them. I wasn't let down. Both funny and sweet, I enjoyed watching Neil give in and Gwen getting what she really desired. Each book has a mild mystery/action element, but this book held the strongest to date. I turned the pages late into the night to get to the end. This series won't let you down.

SINGLE BY SATURDAY: (Coming January 2014)

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