Spotlight & Giveaway: Treasured by Thursday by Catherine Bybee

Posted August 17th, 2015 by in Blog, Spotlight / 49 comments

Today, HJ is pleased to share with you New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee’s new release Treasured by Thursday



The seventh and final tale in the dazzling, heartwarming, and pulse-racing Weekday Brides series.


Catherine Bybee shares Fun Facts about Treasured by Thursday:

  • If you read the first chapter of Wife by Wednesday, and the second chapter of Treasured by Thursday at the same time, you’ll see how the series has come full circle in just seven books. One bride said yes…the other says hell no!
  • A special character in Treasured by Thursday has sparked the author’s muse for the spin off series. Pay special attention to our lady lawyer… you will see her again!
  • Bybee loves private investigators. They play by their own set of rules, and add a ton of character to such a dirty job. Yes, yes… we will see more in the coming series.
  • Mama Masini steals the spotlight in ever scene she’s in. The woman is a natural born matchmaker.
  • Pregnancy is in the water. Or so it seems by the time you reach the last chapter.


Here’s an exclusive excerpt from Treasured by Thursday: 

“Thank you all for coming on such short notice,” Hunter began. “After meeting my beautiful bride, I’m sure you can understand my need to keep her away from just about everyone in the room so I could encourage her to say yes.”

A low level of laughter, and probably more secret nods than he’d prefer, commenced.

“I hope you embrace her as you have me.”

He turned, made a point of capturing her eyes for his next words. “To Gabriella Blackwell, who has taken on the challenge of making me a better man.”

A wicked smile met her lips. “I don’t believe those words were in our vows.”

Those who heard her laughed.

“To Gabi.” He lifted his glass, set it against hers, and drank.

She was still smiling when he took her glass from her hand and set them both on the baby grand.

Someone in the room graciously started a ring of their glass, and within seconds there was a universal sound that every wedding reception understood.

Gabi’s gaze fell to the floor, but the smile on her lips held when Hunter moved into her personal space. He set his hand to the side of her face and looked into the depths of her dark gaze. He saw acceptance there instead of fear … he took that as encouragement and lowered his lips.

Unlike their first kiss, on a street corner for the purpose of exposure, this one … while for exposure, was softer. Her lips parted, inviting … and God help him, he wanted to explore.

She moaned when he pulled away, and did the unexpected. Gabi pulled his lapel and forced a second kiss, bringing laughter to those watching. Her kiss was brief, and when she moved away, she ran a finger over his lips, removing the evidence of her presence.

He caught her eyes, and for a brief moment … the space of two breaths … neither of them blinked. Something, he wasn’t sure what, shifted inside her, and she lifted her lips in a soft smile that wasn’t forced … wasn’t fake.

Excerpt. ©Catherine Bybee. Posted by arrangement with the publisher. All rights reserved.

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Book Info: 

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.

Title: Treasured by Thursday
Author: Catherine Bybee
Release Date: August 18, 2015
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Meet the Author:

Catherine BybeeNew York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating from high school, she moved to Southern California with the hope 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. Now, she writes full-time. She has penned the popular Weekday Brides series as well as the beloved Not Quite series. She pens her novels from sunny Southern California with her two sons, a dog named Whiskey and a cat named Football…Don’t judge!

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49 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Treasured by Thursday by Catherine Bybee”

  1. Mary Preston

    My dream car would come with a chauffeur. I don’t care what kind of car it is. I just want to sit back & relax.

  2. Terri C

    My dream car would just be something that my husband is actually comfortable in. His PTSD makes it difficult sometimes.

  3. Glenda

    Can I have more than one? I’d love a classic 50s Corvette! However, it’s not a good one for running errands. I need a good SUV and a truck for everything.. 🙂

  4. Nicole Ortiz

    I’m not big into cars or names of cars. I don’t have a dream car. Thanks for the chance.

  5. Ada

    I don’t really have a dream car and I totally feel for Gabi because I suck at driving too lol Maybe I need a limo or something so someone can drive me around!

  6. Suzanne Dye

    I cannot drive so this topic opens a whole thought process for me. My know of cars is usually defined by generic terms and color. The old white car or the pretty Gray car. LOL

  7. kermitsgirl

    1964 1/2 cherry red Mustang with a white convertible top. I grew up being taught everything about Mustangs by my enthusiast father (to the point where I could tell the year of the Mustang based solely on its taillights by the time I was 10). I saw the 1964 1/2 in a calendar once and fell in love instantly. Plus, it’d be pretty awesome to own one of the first ones ever made.

  8. Kathleen O

    My Dream car is a Jaguar, green with white leather interior… I saw one when I was a young girl and I loved that little Jaguar that was on the front of the car… To me that was just a wonderful symbol of speed….

  9. BookLady

    My dream car would be a Rolls-Royce with a chauffeur. I could relax and admire the scenery and not have to worry about the traffic.

  10. Marcy Meyer

    I’ve never really had a dream car, but I always loved the look of the Mustang or the Charger.

  11. Leanna

    REd Mini Cooper. I like I because they are small, I don’t need a big car, I’m short and thin.

  12. Jenn McElroy

    If I didn’t have to cart my two kids and husband everywhere, I’d be very happy with a Mini Cooper convertible. They’re small, speedy, and super cute!

  13. Winnie Lim

    My dream car is a mini cooper. Since I’m pretty small size, a smaller car would suit me better. But I still want speed and style.

  14. eawells

    My dream car would be a Miata convertible with a hard top for winter. When I was younger I wanted to own a MGB but I couldn’t reach the pedals with the seat all the way up. It’s hard being short. I’ve always loved sports cars.

  15. Pennie

    Because I live at the corner of no and where on a dirt road and we do get all 5 seasons (mud and ice is considered a season!) it has to have 4 wheel drive, preferably an SUV. I currently drive a 12 year old Chevy pick-up and would LOVE something newer.

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. taswmom

    I don’t really have a dream car. I used to think a Jaguar was the best you could get, but I don’t even know the different models.

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