Happy Friday my lovely! And what better day then to have the author of Fiance by Friday join us? Please give a warm welcome back to Catherine Bybee!
Character Interview: Lady Gwen
A little note from the author… this interview took place before Gwen and Neil determined they were perfect for each other.
If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?
Gwen: There is no shame with a day filled with manicures, pedicures, wine and tea with friends. I do love my days with the girls…you know, Sam, Eliza and Karen. Now that Eliza is married and living in Sacramento, it’s not often we all have the opportunity to get away. My free day would be spent with the girls.
What's your idea of a good marriage? Do you think that'll happen in your life?
Gwen: I think a good marriage is one where both parties complete each other. I realize that sounds terribly cliché, but it’s how I feel. When I think of the happily married couples in my life, those marriages are balanced and so full of love you can practically feel the emotion bouncing off the couple. As for it happening in my life… I certainly hope so, but as the years keep rolling by, I can’t help but wonder if it ever will.
What are you most proud of about your life?
Gwen: Honestly, the last year in my life. I’ve finally began to live without the shadow of my father, or the blanket of my mother surrounding me. I’ve been quite sheltered and really hadn’t truly lived on my own until I moved to the States. In the last year, I’ve realized how much I was missing. So I’m most proud of my breaking away from my young life and how much I’ve grown accustomed to working with Alliance.
If you could spend the day with someone you admire (living or dead or imaginary), who would you pick?
Gwen: Oh, well…the dead isn’t very practical is it? Funny, you suggest someone who has passed and my first thought is Princess Diana. The woman had ties from everywhere in her life and when she broke free her life changed so dramatically. I suppose I’d like to talk with her, ask if she had any regrets.
Is there anything you've always wanted to do but haven't done? What would happen if you did it?
Gwen: I’ve always wanted to steal Neil MacBain away somewhere and keep him entirely to myself. Then maybe, finally, he’d realize we might be perfect for each other. *sigh*
As for what would happen if I did…well, Neil is simply too big to make do anything. He’d probably kick the door down and escape, putting to ruin my fantasy before I had an opportunity to act on it. *heavy-sigh* Perhaps one day I’ll get my wish. Then again, like Princess Diana, I might get my wish and end up with a short life. Wishes are seldom granted without some type of price to pay.
FIANCE BY FRIDAY
The Weekday Bride Series, Book Three
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
August 13, 2013, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle, B&N, Book Depository
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. Bus as a client, Gwen is off-limits—until a threat from Neil’s past returns… and Gwen is caught in the crossfire. Now to keep her safe he will risk it all: his career, his life… and his heart.
PRAISE FOR FIANCE BY FRIDAY
“The hero and heroine come to life with each flip of the page
and will linger long after readers cross the finish line."
–RT BOOK REVIEWS, TOP PICK, 4 ½ STARS
“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 an sexual tension.”
“The hottest love on mainstream paper…
Ms. Bybee does not disappoint.”
—TJ MACKAY, IND’TALE MAGAZINE, 5 STARS
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 novels Wife by Wednesday,Married by Monday, and Not Quite Dating. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.