Rating: 4 stars
Rating: 4 stars
Helen Thinks: Wife by Wednesday is the first instalment of Catherine Bybee’s Weekday Brides series. Blake Harrison needs a wife fast to meet the stipulations set in his father’s will and he’s given the card for Alliance – a dating agency owned by businessman Sam Elliot that specialises in matchmaking men with women that do not want love but someone to help them be financially secure. What Blake did not expect was that Sam was actually short for Samantha and not Samuel. Or that Samantha would be beautiful and exactly what he’s looking for. So Blake offers his contract to Sam. One year of marriage and he would pay her sister’s hospital fees.
It’s confession time. Marriage for convenience is one of my all time favourite clichés and Bybee delivers beautifully with ‘Wife by Wednesday’. It delivers two stunningly attractive characters that believe they are just in this relationship to get what they want – Blake his father’s estate and Sam can pay her family’s hospital fees – but they are also fighting the obvious chemistry that sizzles between the two of them. When they finally give into their desires, they are still fighting to believe that it isn’t love. It’s just a business contract that will be over in one year. Through Bybee’s fantastic writing, you can feel yourself as the reader vouching for these two characters to admit their feelings with each passing chapter.
Wife by Wednesday may follow a cliché pattern of romance writing but it’s a refreshing, captivating read that has left me wanting to read the remaining novels in this series.