Monday, August 31, 2015

Treasured By Thursday: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Happy Monday Everyone! Wait. No. That doesn't really work does it? Mondays are never any fun, but today I hopefully get to make your Monday a little better by sharing a swoon-worthy excerpt from Treasured by Thursday, the latest contemporary romance from Catherine Bybee. You're welcome ;-) Be sure and check the bottom of the post too for a chance to win all sorts goodies!

And now, the promised swoon:

“I think we should talk about what’s going on here.”

She swallowed. “We’re cooking.”

“Gabi, look at me.”

She shook her head, taking the coward’s way out. If she noticed the lock of hair falling into his eyes a second time, she might have to push it back in place.

“Gabriella?” The smooth texture of his voice was like chocolate on her tongue.

His sticky hand tucked under her chin and forced her to meet his gaze.

He stepped closer, his frame molding to hers and pressing her back against the counter.

She couldn’t breathe.

His thumb traced her bottom lip. “This is a bad idea,” he mumbled her thoughts.

She nodded. “Very poor choice.” Her hands gripped the side of the counter to keep from touching him.

Hunter sucked in a deep breath. “You smell like flowers.”

“I’ll change my shampoo.”

He started to dip his head and she kept talking. “Something musky, so you won’t notice me.”

“I don’t think that’s going to work.”

He was close enough to catch the scent of mint on his breath. “I don’t even like you.” One of her legs lifted and rubbed against one of his.

“I don’t trust you.” His hand moved from her lip the side of her neck.

“You blackmailed me.”

“You tricked me into cooking with your mother.”

She smiled. “The two hardly compare.”

Instead of dropping his lips to hers, he detoured to the side of her neck and kept talking, his breath brushing her skin. “Have you met your mother?”

“That’s sill—”

His lips found her neck.

She moaned and closed her eyes. Such a deliciously bad idea.

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

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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes 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. She now writes full-time and has penned the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her two teenage sons in Southern California.

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  1. thanks for the little excerpt, I didn't know about this book.

  2. Monday sigh, I agree.
    But good excerpt :)

    1. Mondays are the worst, but sexy excerpts make them better ;-)

  3. What a cute excerpt. I've gotta know what's up with all the things they accuse each other of. ;)

  4. The synopsis makes it sound like this isn't my kind of book, but that excerpt... That chemistry! ;D Thanks for sharing, Jenny! Have a good Monday. xD

  5. This was a fun read, I'm sad it is the end of the series!
    Thanks for sharing this Jenny! :D

  6. This sounds like one of those impossible romances that are fun to read about. I don't read too much contemp, but this sounds like something I should pick up!

  7. I have long wanted to try this series, it sounds so sweet and fun.

  8. Oooh wow! What a swoon! *fans self* Thanks for sharing Jenny!

  9. Sawwoooon is right. I want me some of that!

  10. *Swooning here* That helped my Monday - great post and excerpt!
    Thanks, Jenny :)

  11. Thank you for sharing this Jen. This sounds like something I would totally enjoy.