From Publishers Weekly
In the sizzling third Weekday Brides contemporary (after Married by Monday
and Wife by Wednesday
), Bybee takes an elegant titled lady, a dark emotionally guarded hero, a menacing stalker, and a cast of distinctive characters mixing it all up into an unusual courtship tale full of danger and sexual tension. After securing a new client for Alliance, a matchmaking service for the wealthy, socialite Lady Gwen Harrison returns to her state-of-the-art monitored home to once again unsuccessfully flirt with her bodyguard, Neil MacBain. Former Marine Neil is not immune to the ravishing Gwen, but haunting recurring nightmares of military mission gone awry and a reluctance to mix pleasure with business lead him to suppress his feelings. Inexplicable security breaches, electrocuted neighbors, dead birds, and an implausible suicide propel Neil to whisk Gwen away from a revenge-seeking stalker, and the closeness of the on-the-run, off-the-grid adventure sparks passionate lovemaking. While the pace lags mid-novel, it regains momentum, and the intriguing characters add emotional depth, ensuring readers will race to the perfectly fitting finish.
The Weekday Brides series (Wife by Wednesday and Married by Monday, both 2013) continues with the unlikely but satisfying couple of Brit Gwen, newly in America, and her intense, homegrown bodyguard, Neil. As the daughter of a duke, Gwen is used to living with security. She soon realizes, however, that the dead birds she and her roommate are finding, along with the unlocked doors, are not mere coincidences. Neil realizes the birds allude to his failed Raven military mission that went deadly wrong. He knows someone is getting revenge on him by hurting Gwen, so they go into hiding. While they are running, their flirtation explodes. They soon depend on each other as they fight for their lives. Suspense, survival, and chemistry mix in this scintillating read in the style of Julie Garwood and Suzanne Brockmann. Previous characters in the series return, but the strong story and characters stand well alone. --Amy Alessio