NOT QUITE ENOUGH
The Not Quite Series, Book Three
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
October 08, 2013, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle
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Monica Mann has made it her life’s work to save lives. After an earthquake and tsunami hit the shores of Jamaica, she volunteers her trauma skills with Borderless Nurses. Calculating and methodical, Monica creates order out of whatever chaos she finds.
Until she finds the perpetually barefoot, impossibly masculine Trent Fairchild. No one can pin him down. No, really. He’s a pilot and manages a small fleet of choppers on his adopted island home. Hopelessly drawn to one another, they manage to slip away from the wreckage to get a little closer. And they get a lot closer than expected when aftershocks from the earthquake trap them in their own life-or-death scenario. Paradise has brought them together. Now will it tear them apart?
Monica glanced up at the gray skies and frowned. “So, Trent,” she began again. “Are you the only one shuffling the foreign medical staff around the island?”
He shook his head. “There are a few others. Why?”
He kept his eyes on where he walked and avoided her questioning gaze.
He didn’t buy that. “Just wondering?”
“Seems like anyone could drive me to the clinic.”
He walked her behind the hospital and up a short path to where his helicopter waited. “Anyone could drive you.”
She hesitated when she saw her ride. “I thought you said you were driving me.”
“I am. After a short flight to where my car is parked.”
She turned a full circle. “Can’t we just drive?”
Trent moved in front of her and removed his sunglasses. “It’s a short flight back to the airport, then a thirty minute drive. That’s if the roads are cleared.”
“Can’t we just—” Her ice blue eyes never left his.
“I didn’t kill you the first time, Monica. I won’t this time either.”
“It was better thinking you volunteered to take me instead of being the only person capable of it.”
Actual fear hid behind her eyes. “Why’s that?”
“I prefer flirting to flying.”
A slow, easy smile met his lips. He knew then irrevocably that Monica thought about him at some point during her short stint on the island.
He replaced his sunglasses and reached for her hands. “How about a little of both?”
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How did you come up with the story or idea for NOT QUITE ENOUGH?
Monica’s story has been in the works since book one. That’s one of the things I love about series romance novels. As a writer, I can start developing a character long before they get their own story. We as the reader followed Monica as she went to school, as she was on her own…and now as she gets her HEA. As for the story idea, and not just the love story… I worked for years in the ER and many of my fellow nurses helped in relief efforts all over the world. They had amazing stories.
Tell us what you love about Monica Mann and Trent Fairchild. (Nice juicy details.)
They have the most amazing sex! No, really, the tension is so thick and because of the drama unfolding around them I think it just made it better. And they’re really caring, emotional people who do a great job of hiding it from everyone.
What's your favorite part of a romance novel to write? (The beginning, the first meeting, first kiss, getting to know each other, first love scene, big fight, HEA or something else?)
I do love the playful banter of courtship. The chase… I also really love it when the characters are talking candidly with their friends. Those are often some of my favorite scenes.
Is it difficult for you to have multiple romantic series going on at the same time? Do you ever get confused? (Do you ever think one of your characters from The Not Quite series should have been one in The Weekly Brides series or vice versa ?)
LOL – Good question. No, not really. My reader will sometimes ask about the wrong characters in a series. But I have a clear idea of the books in my head.
If you were to be stuck on a tropical island (you have a nice comfortable little, super small, house with amenities, but no electricity or running water) with just one person who would it be and what three things would you have with you? ~ Because let's just honest, I would NOT survive if I had to camp outside, without furniture to sit on and a bed.
My hubby…thought there are times he drives me nuts, I love him.
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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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