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Fiancé by Friday

(The Weekday Brides #3)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  11,106 ratings  ·  626 reviews
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
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
What a disappointment...I was swimming in anticipation to get to Neil and Gwen's story. I love Gwen and Neil as characters and this book was an affirmation of that...but most of the book was spent developing and executing the thriller plot and very little time was focused on Gwen and Neil's romance. If I wanted to read a military coup and conspiracy book I would not have picked up a romance novel.
Snarky Mom
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 Bride ...more
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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.
Jacob Proffitt
Feb 26, 2018 rated it did not like it
This is third in a series and previous characters and relationships are important. Indeed, Gwen and Neil start in previous books, so you probably want to read in order.

I've been looking forward to Gwen and Neil. Neil is my favorite kind of competent strong guy and Gwen was so cute with her low-grade obsession over him. So I was disappointed to find Neil with an I'm-not-worthy negative motivation* and manufactured circumstances to maximize misunderstandings. I'm already resistant to the whole sus
This one was just long, drawn out and boring. Added to that I never really understand the reasons for holding back when the h and H both want each other, the reasons always just seem week. Felt it for the H and his bad dreams of his past. Little things Gwen said and I found myself not a fan of hers. The suspense was a bigger part of this plot. Meh! Moving on!
Sheila Majczan
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is part of a series. I have read four others in this series.

Each story has some connection to Alliance, a company which finds matches for various rich and/or famous individuals who are in need of a spouse...usually for only a short term. It might be a politician who wants to present himself as a family man or an actor who wants to reassure his female admirers that he really is a Ladies' Man despite his homosexual leanings.

In this story Lady Gwendolyn Harrison has taken over her sister
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love Gwen and I love Neil. They are seriously the cutest. I like that we also go a few scenes from the other couples and a few times they threw in stuff about things that happened on previous books but at the same time this can be read basically entirely alone. I love when books do that. I also thought this one had quite a bit more action and suspense and mystery to it rather than just romance. (view spoiler) I also like ...more
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gwen Harrison has been trying to get her brother's bodyguard, Neil MacBain, to notice her since she moved to America over a year ago. Neil is in charge of security at Gwen's home. He is polite but distant, and he would never mix business with pleasure. Then strange things start happening. A door in Gwen's house was found open, but the alarm didn't sound. A dead bird was found inside the house. The new neighbors were found dead. Neil knows this is a message from his past. Someone wants him dead a ...more
Julie Kirby
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
~ Cariad ~
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 00-audiobooks
Love, love, LOVE this author's books!
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
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: catherine-bybee
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
May 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, romance
All of the books in this series are just guilty pleasures. Very light , chicklet, vacation read.
I liked the story. The suspense in this book was killing me, which was great, giving the story some substance. Not much of a fan of Neil and Gwen. It felt like their love in this story had no depth. I didn't feel it which is a shame because I loved Neil in the previous book. But in this one I just didn't feel their chemistry, probably because most of the story is spent on building up the mystery and
For some reason I dove into the third book instead of the first one?? Eh, just go with it.. like I did.

Fiance by Friday was a pretty interesting book. At least, for me it was because I started off reading the ebook but then I realized it was an audio as well.. and dropped that ebook like a hot potato and started to listen to it. Besides all of that, I feel like I should probably dive into the first two books before the end of the month.. maybe?

Okay, so in this book you will meet Gwen and Neil. H
May 10, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-2018
I honestly cannot think of even one thing I enjoyed about this book. I really enjoyed the author’s Not Quite Series. But ever since then, her books have an annoying habit of introducing weird, poorly developed suspense subplots that add nothing to the story and only serve to make me bored and annoyed. And this was my least favorite so far. Poor narration didn’t help. The fact that I finished this shows how truly stubborn I can be sometimes. I wanted to keep going partly because I have a KU subsc ...more
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a longer book than the others. There was more going on as “a mystery” element was featured to add suspense/action.
Gwen & Neil have been circling each other since the first book so it was great to finally have their story.

The negative is that is seemed like book # 3 (this one)spent too much time on the characters & story for book #4 (the next one-Karen & Michael’s story)
Mar 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, ebook, own
FIANCE BY FRIDAY is another wonderful addition to Catherine Bybee's Weekday Brides series. This third book in the series, featuring the long awaited resolution to the attraction between Gwen and Neil, can be read as a stand-alone but I'm telling you you are missing out if you haven't already read the first two books.

Lady Gwen Harrison is the 31 year old daughter and sister of a British Duke. In other words lived a very sheltered and regulated life. Dated only nice, appropriate men her parents a
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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
Aug 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, re-read
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
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
BBMoreB ~
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, amazon-vine, arc
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
Deirdre Metcalf
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
This book was a cute fluffy romance with a mystery woven in. I love a good romance in the summertime. So this book fit the bill. Although it wasn’t the greatest book, it was still very enjoyable.

This book follows Gwen who comes from a highborn family in England. In fact, she is the daughter of an English Duke. Gwen has moved to the states and runs a matchmaking business that was created by her sister in law. Although Gwen came from a pampered upbringing, she really thrives on having some indepe
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
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

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
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
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The Weekday Brides (7 books)
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