by: Catherine Bybee
Series: Not Quite
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Publisher: Montlake Romance
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?
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
Mary reached out a hand just as someone behind her did the same.
“Excuse me,” she said without looking up.
“I touched it first.”
She closed her eyes, rested her hand on the monkey, and turned. “What are you doing here?”
Tilting her neck to look at his face was an effort. It wasn’t that Mary was terribly short, but Glen was a full head taller than she was. And those eyes. Piercing, brown with just a hint of gold. Strong jaw in need of a shave.
Her heart fluttered and parts of her she’d rather not mention started to melt. One side of his mouth lifted in a half smile as he dipped just enough for her to notice the pilot’s hat sitting on top of his full head of dark brown hair.
The man needed a warning label.
“I had to give a friend a ride.”
Only a pilot would call a cross-country flight a ride.
“A ride,” she repeated for good measure.
He shrugged. “Damn, you’re beautiful.”
She hated the fact that her cheeks warmed immediately.
I’m not going to smile. I’m not going to smile.
“Always the player.”
His eyes swept her face. “Because I speak the obvious?”
Her psychology hat popped onto her head as quick as Mary Poppins could snap open her umbrella. “Because you say things like that to disarm your opponent and put yourself in a dominant position.”
Glen blinked several times, his eyes never changing focus. “I-I do what?”
“Oh, forget it.” She attempted to grasp the monkey from his hand, but he kept hold. “Glen, please.”
“I like when a woman begs.”
She let loose the monkey. “You’re impossible.”
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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 the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her two teenage sons in Southern California.
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