Review: Not Quite Perfect by Catherine Bybee


Catherine Bybee has done it yet again!  Not only has she written another great book she has introduced us to another fun couple to love.  Not Quite Perfect is Mary and Glen’s turn to find love.  For these two finding love might just be easier with their feet off the ground, 30,000 feet to be exact.

Going into this book I knew of Mary Kildare from the previous book.  She is Dakota’s best friend and neighbor.  I am not going to lie the fact that this book had Mary as the lead had me a little skeptical about reading it.  I was not sure if I was going to like Mary but I did.  Ms. Bybee has given this character an interesting background that I hope we get to learn more about as the stories progress.

Glen on the other hand well I have taken a liking to all those Fairchild men.  Glen turned out to be quite the charmer.  I loved the way he wooed and courted Mary in this book.  If he was real I would have fallen in love with him too.  I think in the case of this book it was more romantic that they were trying long distance dating, with them being on opposite coasts.

I really liked this book.  If you have read the other books you will want to read this one too because somethings come full circle that started in the previous book.  I don’t care what anyone says if you are new to this series I would start at the beginning other wise you miss out on so much of the character building.

This book will keep you on the edge of your seat.  I think this book would make a good vacation read, or a good cool night by the fire read, since it is fall.  This series if starting to become my favorite series by Catherine Bybee and I loved, loved, loved the weekday bride series.  But then again I am always up for a good romance.



Copyright Julianne Gentry PhotographyCATHERINE BYBEE


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.





bybee-notquiteperfect-resize-1NOT QUITE PERFECT

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








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