Title: Not Quite Perfect
Series: Not Quite Series #5
Author: Catherine Bybee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 20th, 2016
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
About the Author:
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.
If you are following our blog, you know that I am a huge Catherine Bybee fan. I've read nearly everything she wrote but somehow the Not Quite Series slipped through the cracks. Well, I would definitely have to change that because I love this story. It was a great romantic story with notes of humour and as always sprinkled with a little bit of suspense to make it incredibly captivating. The characters are well developed and intriguing. They feel like people I know, like friends, and I've lived every single second of this book together with them.
I loved Mary. She was strong and independent and knew what she wants in life. She was kind of stubborn and sometimes she was overreacting but it mostly lead to the funny situations in the book :) In a way she actually reminded me of myself and made the book even more interesting to read. I have to say that I completely understood Mary's reactions to life. Considering her rough start in life and and her difficult upbringing, it was understandable that it will be difficult to trust people and depend on them. That's why it was intriguing to read how her relationship with Glen was developing.
Glen was quite an interesting character too. Even though he had the perfect childhood, he had his fair share of pain and heartbreak that shaped him as the person he was when he met Mary. I loved his character and how he adapted to having a relationship and falling in love. How he was ready to give his life for the one woman who captured his heart. The only thing I kind of had a problem with was the name. One of the bosses in the company I work for has the same name and if I am not mistaken, also the same position :D So it was kind of an adjustment not to think of him while reading the book :D And let me tell you, that wasn't funny at all :( But apart from that, I really loved the story and the characters :)
So, in a few words, that's an incredible story. Like every other book ever written by the amazing Catherine Bybee. I will definitely have to dive into the rest of the books in the series because I am so intrigued by the other characters. And I can't wait to read Jason's story. I am sure it will be an intriguing one :) So, don't loose any time and pick yourself a copy. If you've read Catherine Bybee before, you know you won't be disappointed. And if you haven't, you should definitely change that. Like right NOW!!! She is a must read author :)