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Married by Monday

(The Weekday Brides #2)

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Carter Billings:
Sandy blond hair and Hollywood good looks, Carter Billings could have any woman he wants. However, when he makes his bid for the Governor's seat in the state of California, he needs to settle down and become a family man. Eliza, the woman he secretly adores, embodies the perfect amount of spice and passion to suit his marital needs, but she's not interested
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Paperback, First, 285 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Catherine Bybee (first published May 25th 2012)
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Lisa Kay
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★★★★☆ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Tanya Eby does another nice job here; I liked her female voice for Eliza and her English accent for Blakes sister, Gwen*. I could also tell when a character was thinking something and not saying it aloud. Im not crazy over her male voices, even though she can handle them within her alto range. But, then, most female readers cant satisfy me on that front.

The bickering between the hero and heroine was kept to a minimum at the beginning of
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Robin
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eliza Havens and Carter Billings have been bickering since they met at a wedding of their best friends. They see each other occasionally and always end up in an argument. When Carter rescues Eliza and her friend from some low-life at a cowboy bar, the whole fight is caught on video. The internet is buzzing since Carter is a candidate for Governor. His best chance of getting into office is to get married and play the family man. The woman he wants for his wife...Eliza Havens. Eliza is stunned ...more
Angie
May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
I have been waiting for this book release since reading Wife by Wednesday. I have been cheering Catherine on via Twitter and following her writing process has been amazing. So excited this was released a few days early. This book is such a quick exciting read, I was able to finish it before the official release date.
Catherine did not disappoint with her blend of love, intrigue and mystery. I found myself holding my breath waiting just like the characters for the next surprise whether it be sex,
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TJ
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ok, 4.5 but so close it doesn't really count...

Catherine Bybee books are the reason normal, work-a-day people love to read. They will always deliver a great story, a sizzling fun romance and a way to escape the dolldrums of the moment and fall in love all over again!

In this, the second in a series, we get to know the fiesty partner in the marriage making business, Eliza, along with her nemesis/crush, Carter Billings. The sparks are combustible each and every time they hit the page together but
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Autumn Review
Jun 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours, review
As most of you know by now, I am a wholehearted romantic. I had the first book in this series, but hadn't had an opportunity to read it. Then this tour came along and gave me my chance. So, I read the first book and enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to seeing what book 2 had in store for me. I really liked this book. It had all the romance and more.

One of things I liked the most about this book was Eliza's unexpected background. I would have never guessed that her back story was so
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Shantal  (VERIFED BOOK LOVER)
OMG!! This was magical . I cried, I laughed and I tremendously enjoyed every inch of this novel . finally a hero that truly did not mess up . was better than the first book even though that was pretty good too IMO . Looooove this author, cant wait for more exciting things to come and I will be definitely be looking out for the rest of this series .. So EXXCITED :))
Rachael*Caribbean*girl*bibliophile
2.5* and spoilers ahead


Eliza is now a partner in the firm Alliance, she's had a difficult past and hold a surprising secret. After her best friend gets married again in Texas she goes with her friend's sister in law Gwen to a local honky tonk and they end up in the midst of flying fists. Carter the candidate for governor and the man she can't seem to stop arguing with ends up in a fist fight in his bid to help Eliza and Gwen. Unfortunately given his high profile it lands on all the news sites.
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Mimi
Jul 21, 2017 marked it as dnf
Don't get me wrong; I loved the first book and I absolutely adore the "fake-relationship" trope! I was just unable to get into this one, and I feel like the connection that was present between Sam and Blake is not apparent between Carter and Eliza. Maybe I'll try the other books in the series :)
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Jul 08, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: won_a_copy
Notified today I won a First Reads copy!! *HAPPY DANCING*
Sheila Majczan
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read all but one of this series and enjoyed them all. One thing I will say about this author is that she does know how to write sexual attraction, magnetism, chemistry, - whatever you want to call it! She does touch on bedroom scenes but does not go into the graphic details. There is just enough to make me drool.

As Eliza Havens works for Alliance (the common ingredient in this series) she has met the friends and family of the owners, Samantha and Blake, a Duke and Duchess, who fell madly
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Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
Married by Monday follows the same characters I met in Wife by Wednesday, even if there was a different main couple. There was a little bit of mystery added here, and I really enjoyed myself!
Jennifer☠Pher☠
This was a great second installment in this series. This was a bit darker than the first, Elizas background was scary and real. The marriage set up was more emotional than the first too. These two people had an instant connection which seems to set the tone of these books, but was not acted upon until years later. They had about two years of history between them. An attraction that they fought in not so nice of a way. They argued. This made me nervous at first, I was not interested in reading a ...more
LaFleurBleue
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book evolved in a different direction from the first in the series. Less classical harlequin tropes, with more hints of romantic suspense and subsequent rush of emotions for lead characters.
Both main characters were warm and touching. I personally would have liked to have more insights into Carter's life before, especially regarding his love life which I had trouble contemplating.
I really liked the way we could discover the mystery surrounding Eliza's past. I liked how she leveraged on
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Elaine
May 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: catherine-bybee

Eliza has a dangerous secret, but it doesn't stop her from helping out Carter Billings. She might fight with him every time she gets around him, but he is still a friend. Carter was quick to offer marriage when he finds out her appearance at a press conference for him threatened her security. Suddenly, Eliza and Carter are spending a lot of time with each other and they are not fighting. :D

I loved this book! I knew when I started it I wouldn't be able to put it down. I couldn't wait though and
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• Lisa •
Dec 20, 2012 rated it liked it
I was pleasantly surprised by this read. A lovely paced not quite as sweet as anticipated Romance with the perfect amount of drama.
I enjoyed the first of this series and followed suit with the second.

Coupled with a strong heroine and delightful hero, this book had more than enough steam action and love to keep me fully entertained.

3 stars
Deb B
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
read this series back to back and thoroughly enjoyed it. great stories and likeable engaging characters though by the end of the series, the cast of thousands became a little congested trying to keep up with the who's who. great little romances with a bit of everything
Jenna
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This one had a cool plot twist which added depth to the usual story.
Again, engaging characters. Entertaining story.
Fran
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
I probably shouldnt have read another of this series without having a rest in between. It was obviously a repeated formula and I was just incredibly bored. I did get through it. Just. I will probably go back to number 3 after having a break from this author as I did enjoy the first of the series. ...more
Dolce Amore
May 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Getting married every single year was becoming a pain in the ass. Especially for the maid of honor.

Being the maid-of-honor to the third wedding of Eliza Haven's best friend Samantha is what starts everything. Well, that and a fight outside a bar to protect Gwen, Sams sister-in-law; because the fight puts in jeopardy Carter Billings chances of being elected the next Governor of California. So Carter asks Eliza to marry him.

Getting married fixes
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Cynthia
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series has been a wonderful refreshing read the author gives you a new twist along with some thrills and suspense in way you do not expect it. It is a pretty clean read but there is so much passion you can almost feel it. I have so enjoyed this series and can't wait to see what they author has for me next.

The author writes about some very serious issues but in a way you can relate and have so much compassion for each character you feel their pain. Each women who gets married does so for a
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Julie Prestsater
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Can I just say Married by Monday was "smartphone" amazing too? Haha. I read every word of Wife by Wednesday on my cell phone in one sitting. My eyes didn't go crazy. I didn't get sleepy. I was just completely enthralled and couldn't stop.

When I started reading Married by Monday in the late evening, I knew I was in for an all nighter. As if I was going to be able to go to sleep and finish it in the morning. Somewhere around 3am, my netbook decided to update and restart, my Nook was downstairs,
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MsChris1161
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, ebook, reviewed
Loved MARRIED BY MONDAY! This second book in Catherine Bybee's Weekday Brides series was even better than Wife by Wednesday.

I'll just jump in with, I loved Carter, the hero in MbM, who Eliza's best friend Samantha nicknamed "Hollywood" because of his devastating, sexy, all-american, surfer boy, good looks. He's also thoughtful, loyal, honorable, sexy, and adorable with his pouting unrequited love for Eliza. In other words, totally swoon-worthy. Even though Carter convinced Eliza to marry him
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R.G.
Apr 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really liked that this book didnt deal with the whole marriage contract thing as the first book did... which helped keep it from being a complete déjà vu of the first book... although the marriage still wasn't for love... at least not that either would admit... but it was a really interesting story where so many romance novels (that I admit to still enjoy) rely on a ridiculous story lines and curtains rustling in the night... this one actually had a decent plot... it wasnt absurd or really all ...more
Fiona Druce
May 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs
I started this book without even realizing that I had read (and quite liked) its predecessor, Wife by Wednesday. When I made the realization, I hoped it would be as good.

It was.

In fact, it was better.

Ms. Bybee writes authentic situations and expresses the good and the bad in such an equal way; making no excuses and leaving us to care for her characters because of their strengths, not because of drama stirred up by their weaknesses. Furthermore, the relationship is entirely believable and there
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Shannon
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I can't say enough about this author and her writing. I was fortunate in winning a copy through the First Reads program on Goodreads and I am a forever fan of Ms. Bybee. This is the first book i have won through this program so even though i marked it as just receiving it on the giveaway page I actually received it a couple weeks ago and wasn't aware I had to mark it as received. Now on to my review. I did purchase the first book in the series because I like to read series in order and wanted to ...more
Jane
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-stories
It's listed under contemporary romance, but it reads like a romance suspense.
This book is such a great read~ I had a hard time putting it down until I saw the ending. (And it was not what I expected, it was sweeter.)

We had a sneak peek of Carter and Eliza in the previous book, but not enough to expose their fiery attraction.
This book takes place two years after Blake and Sam first married. They have known each other for a while now and haven't been able to stop arguing with each other whenever
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Heather
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was eagerly anticipating this story after loving Bybee's first Weekday Brides book, Wife by Wednesday, and I was not disappointed! What a wonderful story about family, friendship and the choices one has to make even though they may be some of the most difficult and scary that you'll face in life. Sometimes trusting and taking the biggest leaps are the ones that end up changing your life for the better.

The story is filled with romance and suspense as the main characters, Carter and Eliza,
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Steph's Romance Book Talk
Really loving this series!!! Nothing about the arranged marriage concept is cookie cutter and so far all of the stories are different but connected. Carter and Eliza work great together, the sexual tension jumps off the page, and they just work so well together. Loved the appearance of the secondary characters for the series and really felt the flow.

This specific video review: https://youtu.be/PhVLQ62ClsU

For other video book reviews check out my YouTube Channel Stephanie Uncensored
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Shirl
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a great read! This story was non-stop and full of suspense and emotion all the way to the end. I liked Eliza's strong, but loving character. Her fear and courage did not stop her from being beside the man she would fight with at each meeting, but stood beside him with love when he needed her, while her life was in danger. I could not stop reading this fast paced book. Great book. I would recommend this book to everyone that likes suspense,romance and holding your breath as you read, hoping ...more
Tracy Kellies
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another great book in the Weekday Brides series! This was one sizzling romance novel!

I loved seeing the characters from the first book make an appearance in this one too. This book was more of a suspense filled, steamy romance story than the first book.

I cannot wait to read the rest of the series!
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