NOT QUITE PERFECT
Not Quite Series, Book Five
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
September 20, 2016, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle
New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee delivers the fifth heartwarming, flirty novel in the wildly popular Not Quite series!
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?
This is the third book that I have read from the Not Quite Series and so far I think it's one of my favorites! I don't know why... maybe it's the "nun" factor. Sister Mary Frances was such a fun character. I do find Nuns in stories to be quite entertaining! :)
So, we have the wealthy playboy pilot and then we have the therapist. That doesn't really sound like a match made in heaven... right?? Mary was left on the steps of a church and raised in an orphanage. She is very reserved and cautious and knows how to read people. Glen and his playboy bachelor ways is definitely not her type. He doesn't do commitment! But, there is an undeniable chemistry between them that eventually leads to something more. I found their coming together to be really romantic. I loved the whole long distance coast to coast relationship. The fact that he is a pilot made working this long distance relationship a little easier. I think part of the reason why this story really won me over is because I always tend to enjoy watching a playboy succumb to the powers of commitment. It takes a pretty awesome woman to achieve this, and Mary was just that.
There is also an underlying story of suspense that kept me turning the pages.
All in all this is the perfect beach read or wherever you like to spend a quiet afternoon. It's got a little bit of everything I love: entertaining characters, steamy romance, witty banter, and a dash of suspense to tie it all together. A perfect mix for an afternoon of easy reading and a chance to get away from reality.
I love this authors writing style. She has a nice way of putting together stories that are always just a little bit different than other books in the same genre. And, I guess that's why I keep going back for more. :)
Many thanks to the publisher for the ARC copy of this title!
5 romantic 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 the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her two teenage sons in Southern California.
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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