Friday, October 7, 2016

Not Quite Perfect by Catherine Bybee

Not Quite Series, Book Five
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
September 20, 2016, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle
With true love, there’s no such thing as a safe distance.
Mary Kildare knows how to read people. It’s both why she makes a great therapist and why she refuses to trust the average bachelor. Staying fiercely independent has been her primary relationship strategy—until wealthy playboy pilot (and commitmentphobe) Glen Fairchild reappears in her life. After a yearlong teasing tug-of-war, Mary and Glen test the waters of attraction, only to find that their physical chemistry runs deeper than flirtation.
At first, a bicoastal romance suits them both—especially since Glen can swoop in and whisk Mary away on one of his company’s planes. But no matter how close they get, they’re still three thousand miles apart. And when Mary’s life is threatened, Glen realizes the one luxury he doesn’t have is time. Can he close the distance between them before it’s too late?

Praise for the Not Quite Series
“Bybee’s magnetic fourth Not Quite contemporary proves that romance can happen in the most unlikely places...The love scenes are sizzling and the multidimensional characters make this a page-turner. Readers will look for earlier installments and eagerly anticipate new ones.”
Publishers Weekly on Not Quite Forever

" Not Quite Dating offers a sweet and satisfying Cinderella fantasy that will keep you smiling long after you've finished reading..."
USA Today, Happy Ever After

"Bybee's gift for creating unforgettable romances cannot be ignored. [Not Quite Enough] will sweep readers away to a paradise, and they will be intrigued by the thrilling story that accompanies their literary vacation." 
RT Book Reviews, Top Pick


~Jewelz Review~
I love Mary & Glen! Their story couldn't be more perfect! I love Mary's tender backstory and how it's brought front and center. Mary Frances is simply adorable. Her friends are fiercely loyal, but they help her push her limits when needed as well. As a therapist, Mary is very pragmatic and seems to have everything under control - but no one can have everything under control and Mary learns that asking for help isn't a sign of weakness.

Can Glen be more perfect? I think not. Sure, he's a little bit of a commitmentphobe and he likes to get his way, but he's such a good guy! And he's perfect for Mary. Their dynamic is so fun as Mary tries to be independent while Glen shows her it's okay to let him take care of her.

It wouldn't be a Bybee book without a bad guy to introduce a conflict. There are enough suspects for the reader to consider, outside what the main characters are considering at first, that you feel like you have a little bit of a mystery as a bonus with the contemporary romance.

Overall, a joy to read as I have come to expect from Ms Bybee. I'm looking forward to Jason's story showing up on my iPad soon!

FYI~ adult language, open door intimate scenes
Honest Disclosure ~ I received a copy in exchange for my honest review


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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