Monday, May 13, 2013

Dual Review + Giveaway ~ Catherine Bybee's Not Quite Blog Tour


Waitress and single mom Jessica “Jessie” Mann is practical to a fault. Even if she had time to date, which she doesn’t, she’d be determined to provide her son with a more secure upbringing than the one she had—and that would mean a husband with big bucks. When Jack Morrison—a sexy-as-sin, seemingly broke customer with a cowboy hat and a seductive grin—tries to flirt with her, she shoots him down. She doubts a carefree dreamer like Jack can provide the financial stability she needs. Yet with Christmas just weeks away, and Jessie not wanting to spend it alone, the charming Texan is proving hard to resist.

As the heir to the Morrison luxury hotel empire, Jack is used to being fawned over. But Jack needs someone who will fall in love with him—not his wealth. He’s set his sights on Jessie, though her hardened heart just might get in the way…To be sure, he conceals his true identity and offers to help Jessie find the rich husband she seeks. But Jack’s daring charade may rob him of the holiday wish he wants most of all…
This sweet contemporary romance was a great introduction to this author. I enjoyed Jack and Jessie’s story, even those slightly predictable moments. The chemistry between them was astonishing but what made it even better was that all of the characters worked amazing well together. The author’s writing style and ability to weave scenes naturally was incredible. The most impressive thing was how remarkably she handled Jack’s deception – she did it with precision. 

Up next...Not Quite Mine  it features Jack's sister, Katie, and his best friend, Dean.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to BBMoreB free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.


Gorgeous hotel heiress Katelyn "Katie" Morrison seems to have it all. But when she crosses paths with Dean Prescott - the only man she's ever loved - at her brother's wedding, Katie realizes there's a gaping hole in her life. After the ceremony she gets an even bigger surprise when someone abandons a baby girl on her doorstep. Determined to keep the newborn until she learns who her mother is, Katie has her hands full and doesn't need Dean snooping around, especially when his presence stirs feelings she thought were long gone.

Dean Prescott knows Katie is lying to him when he discovers a baby is living with her. He shouldn't care what the woman who broke his heart is up to...and he most certainly shouldn't still be aching for her. Yet Dean can't ignore the need to protect Katie - or the desire to be near her every chance he gets. But when he and Katie solve the mystery surrounding the baby, their second chance for happiness could be shattered forever.
I was immediately hooked into the story; Katie and Dean were very intriguing characters. This story is similar to Not Quite Dating with it’s predictably but with just enough memorable moments to separate it. This was a skillfully paced, incredibly poignant romance with a multi-layered story. The main couple had to deal with many revelations; some anticipated, others in reaction to the situations they found themselves in. It’s a cautionary tale of how deception can lead to some tough lessons learned.

The heroine did grate on my nerves a little; she was a little too blameless, naive and immature. She grows through the book, and for that I commend the author. It is difficult to turn an undesirable character into someone I generally cared about; this author was able to do that successfully. The hero in this pissed me off with his emotional ping-pong but, again the author did a miraculous job of redeeming his character.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to BBMoreB free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.



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 novels Wife by Wednesday, Married by Monday, and Not Quite Dating. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.

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12 comments:

  1. Loved NQM can't wait to see what is next.

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  2. Happy Dance! A little over a week away until this tour ends, I will be sad to see it end! But so glad that Catherine is getting this exposure!

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  3. I really enjoyed both these books and I am eagerly awaiting the release of Not Quite Enough, it's time for Monica to get her happy ending :-)

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  4. Ooooh, I can't wait to read this. It sounds like such a fun book. Definitely a must read on my TBR pile!

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  5. Thanks for stopping by everyone!
    And thanks for the reviews.

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  6. I love this series and I'm anxiously awaiting the next book.

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  7. Can't wait for the next books that are coming I'm just that hooked to Catherine Bybee's books

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  8. Loved the first book and am just waiting to finish a project so I can start reading the second.

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