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Gwen Harrison:
The beautiful, high-born daughter of an English duke came to America to take over her sister-in-law’s matchmaking business. But just because she’s the boss doesn’t mean she can’t fantasize about making her own perfect match with bodyguard Neil MacBain. Will the enigmatic man who haunts her dreams cost her more than she bargained for?

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Kindle Edition, 341 pages
Published August 13th 2013 by Montlake Romance
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Fiance By Friday Review Gwen Harrison:The beautiful, high-born daughter of an English duke came to America to take over her sister-in-law’s matchmaking business. But just because she’s the boss doesn’t mean she can’t fantasize about making her own perfect match with bodyguard Neil MacBain. Will the enigmatic man who haunts her dreams cost her more than she bargained for?Neil MacBain:The retired Marine can’t deny the effect blue-blooded Gwen has on his troubled soul or his battle-hardened body. B ...more
Nov 17, 2012 Catherine rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Neil and Gwen's Story
4 stars

I am a big fan of the Weekday Brides series by Catherine Bybee and Fiancé By Friday does not disappoint. These light, funny but emotional stories are Bybee's speciality and a success every time.

It feels like I have been waiting for Gwen and Neil's story forever. This couple was destined from the start. In Wife By Wednesday, their chemistry got even more intense and I felt like they needed a bit of drama in their relationship. Neil needed a push to finally admit to his feelings for Gwen.
With a bride on the cover and a title of "Fiance by Friday," I fully expected a sweet, sappy romance. And while that was there, I was not expecting the thrill ride of action and adventure in a novel I thought was a romance. But that didn't stop me from being fully engaged in the story. I really enjoyed the book. I thought that Neil was a great guy, if a little over-protective. The run-for-their lives flight that he and Gwen took, where they finally admitted their feelings, had me rooting that th ...more
Ashlea Rhodes
Omg it was such a pleasure to get to read this book before it comes out. It has to be Catherine's finest work so far and that's saying a lot being as I love all her others so very much. It took me on the best ride any book has taken me on and had me going though every emotion know to man kind. I will happily read Fiancé by Friday over and over again. And I can't wait for the next book Catherine has coming. Keep up the great work Catherine.
Snarky Mom
I admit it. I can be an author stalker. I recently ran across author Catherine Bybee and read her "Wife by Wednesday (Weekday Brides Series)" story (I think it was offered by my library & I grabbed it). I GOT **SUCKED IN**. I immediately looked to see if there were more "Weekday Bride Series" books. Then I read "Married by Monday (Weekday Brides Series)". Again. SUCKED IN. So can you just IMAGINE my scary excited-ness when I realized I had the possibility to read "Fiance by Friday (Weekday B ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
I would love a Neil MacBain on my own. Even though I should hate Gwen's guts, I liked her. She was a nice person and deserved a great guy like Neil.

Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine in the August issue.
Fiancé by Friday is Gwen’s story, the privileged but sheltered daughter of an English duke. Gwen has always aspired to leave her blood blue relatives and start living her own life. She moves into her sister in law’s former residence in the states and starts running her ‘bride for hire’ business. Now if only she could get her favorite bodyguard to show some interest in her.
Former military man, Neil has always enjoyed keeping his client Gwen in eye’s sight but that is all it could ever be. When se
Julie Kirby
Oh my!

What started as a simple 'find me a ''pretend'' wife, turned out to be a great suspense !

Who'd a thought Gwen and Neil. She was running the dating agency for her sister-in-law Samantha, and had just met an actor who was looking for a temporary wife, and Gwen straight away thought of Karen, who was working with her at the agency.

Neil was the bodyguard and head of her brother Blake's security and was watching over Gwen and Karen at the house/office they shared, then strange things began to h
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
4.5 Stars

Source: eARC for Honest Review from Montlake Romance via Netgalley

I don't know what it is with this series but I love them. They have the perfect combination of suspense, mystery, passion, family, loyalty, and love.

It has felt like forever that we have been waiting for Gwen and Neil to FINALLY get together. The first two books were like the longest foreplay between the two.

For Neil the giant with a jaded past and a soft heart

For Gwen, the lady with a heart of gold and strength of a war
Elaine Mcdonald
This book definitely crosses the line from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and Catherine does an amazing job with the change! I enjoyed the other weekday bride books in this series but this one is the best by far!

Gwen has been fantasizing about Neil and dropping hints that she is available for him. Neil ignores her and doesn't give her any reason to believe he would ever be interested in her. But someone else has noticed the way Neil looks at her and decides to go after Gwen. Gwen does
Andrea Guy
Catherine Bybee is one of my favorite authors. I have to say I really wasn't expecting a book that was more romantic suspense than the usual light airy stories from her Not Quite series.

I'm not usually a fan of that particular genre, but Catherine Bybee really knows how to tell a good story. Not only do you instantly love the heroine, Gwen and her alpha male hero, Neil, you also love all the supporting characters in the book as well.

Karen is one character you have to love. I liked her selflessn
Catherine Bybee first captured my attention with her sweet contemporary romance series, Not Quite. I love this authors writing, and I recommend her to both contemporary and suspense romance fans.

This was a very effortless read -- the flow and pace were exceptional. I read this entire book in a single day. My initial reservations about Lady Gwendolyn Harrison being a spoiled, pampered, princess were quickly quashed. She is a well-written character with many layers permitting her great range witho
FINALLY! We get to uncover the enigma that is Neil!! He has been that elusive bodyguard in the background that Gwen just hasn't been able to ignore. And, Ms. Bybee does not disappoint. He is exactly as we have seen in previous books, only better!

I think of all of this author's books, this one is arguably the best and most tightly written. The characters stay true while the reader uncovers, bit by bit, their tender, funny, loyal yet honorable, and distinctly scrumptious inner-sides. Neil is stil
Holy Hell! Each book in this series is better than the previous one!

We first met Gwen in Neil in "Wife by Wednesday," the first in the Weekday Brides series. Then we got a glimpse of the sexual tension humming between them in "Married by Monday." In "Fiance by Friday," they finally came together.

To say Gwen, the daughter of a duke, has been sheltered her whole life would be an understatement. At 31, she wants some freedom. Since Eliza and Carter's wedding, Gwen has stepped up to fill Eliza's sho
I discovered Catherine Bybee when I was presented with the book Not Quite Dating in November of last year. I loved that book and added Catherine to my list of authors to watch. Since that time I have read and reviewed several more of her stories and she has cemented herself as one of my favorite authors. I simply enjoy everything she writes.

When I won this copy from the author, to say I was ecstatic would be a gross understatement. I couldn’t wait to finish the book I was already reading so I co
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received via NetGalley for honest review.

Before you read Fiance by Friday, you should read Wife By Wednesday and Married by Monday so you get the dynamics of the group and background of our main protaganists, Gwen and Neil.

Gwen - Lady Gwendolyn Harrison, is the sister of the Duke of Albany. She has had not so much a sheltered life, but more a restricted life due to being at her family home in the UK. Everyone thinks she is the prissy, helpless English Lady, and she is sick of it. She is a sm
First of all, Thanks to Amazon for the free copy!! I finished this book just yesterday and before starting next book, I wanted to write a review for Fiance by Friday. So here iam....and seriously, the book was sweet n short, a wonderful romance. Actually, when I had stated reading this series, we just knew only a little about Gwen and Neil's characters and both came out as a entirely opposite characters and it was almost impossible to think a romance between them! And thtsy when I started readin ...more
Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥
I am an avid fan of Catherine Bybee. This series caught me by surprise. I thought it would be too "fluffy" for me, but when will I learn that you can not judge a book by it's cover or name alone. I had to do some quick reading to participate in this blog, I didn't want to jump in and read Fiancé by Friday, without having read the first two books in the series.

Wow... I loved each one of them, but I have to say I think this one captured my heart and my attention from page one. The description of e
Penny Culberson
Fiance By Friday is a book...that when you start reading you won't put down until you turn the last page...was wonderful to read! Love the Weekday Brides Series!!

Neil and Gwen are perfect for each Gwen's feisty side perfectly paired with Neil's sexy protective personality. They are so playful with each other you can't help but fall in love with them. Love how with just a look Gwen and Neil fall more in love. Great hero and heroine that will make you read more romance books. Also, lo
Caz Malpas

This for me is the best one in the series so far, maybe its because i have got use to the characters Neil and Gwen from the previous books and it was clear to all that that one party was fighting their feeling towards the other, so when their story began in this book i was already part invested in their relationship.

The suspense/drama aspect of this one was really good too.

Looking forwad to the next book

I read and listened to this book and both grabbed and held my attenti
Amy Jarecki
When I started this book, I was expecting a sweet, contemporary romance. Honestly, it read more like romantic suspense, complete with a former Marine, guns, and a whacked out antagonist! Lady Gwendolyn Harrison is looking for some spice in her life and boy does she find it in bad boy Neil MacBain.

The only negative thing I found was I didn't completely buy into the antagonist's motive...But then this is fiction, right?

I had no problem picking this book up in the middle of the series and followi
Fiance by Friday is Catherine Bybee's third book in her Weekday Brides Series. Each book can be read as a standalone but they do feature recurring characters. This is the first book I read in the series and had no problem understanding the plot or characters.

In Fiance by Friday, combines romance with action, mystery, and a bit of suspense. I loved that it wasn't just straight romance. Plot definitely kept me interested throughout the whole novel. I don't want to spoil the story but I enjoyed it,
Samantha Woods ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews )
Blake's sister Gwen has moved into Samantha and Eliza's old house and has taken over the match making business. She has been in love with Blake's Body Guard since she met him. No matter what she does he will not admit that he wants her too. After birds start showing up dead around her and Karen they think that someone is messing with Karen since she is afraid of birds. Once Neil finds out about the birds and people end up dead he knows that his past has caught up with him and now Gwen is in trou ...more
Two-haiku review:

She's long wanted him
He works her security
Now she's in danger

Really liked this one
More suspenseful than others
Best read in order
This "Wedding" had just the right amount of romance, mystery and suspense. This is by far the best of this series so far; but maybe that is not a fair statement to make as they have evolved and grown as the series has progressed. Gwen is the sister of Blake, who was the groom in the first of the series. She has always had an attraction to Neil, Blake's security/bodyguard/ex Marine. Gwen took over the "matchmaking" service that was started by Samantha, who is married to Blake-okay are you keeping ...more
i'm going to share my thoughts first if it's alright... you can scroll down a bit if it's not alright.

of All the series of this book, this is the most unexpected for me. because Gwen turned out to be a whole lot more than what a British woman should be. and Neil, is the typical retired marine that you can read on other books. the best part of the whole book for me, is that Gwen didn't looked like a damsel in distress. even after all that has happened. ( maybe because of the part where she was
Stevie Carroll
Previously reviewed on The Good, The Bad, & The Unread:

As we learned in the previous book, Gwen, the English rose, is in love with Neil, the bodyguard and ex-marine. Now that Eliza, as well as Sam, has settled down into married bliss, Gwen is running Alliance with the help of Karen, a friend they all met through her work with Sam’s severely disabled sister. Gwen and Karen share an apartment and have acquired new neighbours, just as Karen is setting up her own fake marriage to a closeted gay
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Two people from two different worlds.

She is part of a noble family and her brother is the Duke while Neil works for her brother.

His job was simple - Protect Gwen

Well not so simple..


Gwen keeps messing his pace and making him question his every move.


Neil is back from War and has lost a part of himself in the process.

Will his incomplete self be enough for Gwen? a person who was sheltered and given anything her heart desired.

But they do not have time to figure things o

This was fantastic! I really liked the previous two books in the series, but I loved this book, and it is by far my favorite of the series.

I was captivated by the story from the beginning to the end. The flow of this story, as with the previous books, was awesome. This story is mostly told from the alternating third person POV of our hero Neil and our heroine Gwen. We do get the POV of a couple other characters in the book, which I found thoroughly entertaining, I speciall
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Winner of the More Than Magic Award for Paranormal romance 2011
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Other Books in the Series

The Weekday Brides (7 books)
  • Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides, #1)
  • Married by Monday (The Weekday Brides, #2)
  • Single by Saturday (The Weekday Brides, #4)
  • Taken by Tuesday (The Weekday Brides, #5)
  • Seduced by Sunday (The Weekday Brides, #6)
  • Treasured by Thursday (The Weekday Brides, #7)
Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides, #1) Not Quite Dating (Not Quite, #1) Not Quite Mine (Not Quite, #2) Married by Monday (The Weekday Brides, #2) Single by Saturday (The Weekday Brides, #4)

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