Not Quite Perfect (Not Quite series)
by Catherine Bybee
Publisher & Release: Montlake Romance, September 20, 2016
Time and setting: Present Day, Los Angeles, California
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 300 Pages
Heat Level: 2 Flames
Rating: 4 Gold Crowns
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?
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I became a huge fan of Catherine Bybee’s when I read her earlier books in the Not Quite series, which is fantastic. When I received an invitation from Ms. Bybee’s publisher, via Net-Galley, to read this book in exchange for an honest review, I eagerly accepted. I thoroughly enjoyed Not Quite Perfect. This book is in the Kindle Unlimited program, and if you’re a member you can read and listen for free!
Mary Kildare is a reserved therapist and a close friend of romance author, Dakota Laurens, the heroine of Not Quite Forever, another great book by the way. She met Glen Fairchild the year before and was attracted to the player, who just happens to be a pilot. With them living on opposite coasts, she never expected to find herself in any type of relationship, not even a bi-coastal one.
Glen has been attracted to Mary from their first meeting. He finally decides to act on that attraction. After all, being on each side of the country just might be perfect for him. It’s not like the distance will be a real problem when he can easily hop on his plane and be there in a few hours.
As they grow closer and Mary is being harassed by an unknown stalker, can Glen get there in time to save her, or will the distance prove too much?
This is another fast-paced story with great characters and a unique plot. There is a lot of chemistry between Mary and Glen from the start and it only grows stronger as the story unfolds.
Mary is somewhat of a different character. She is not out-going and enjoys spending time alone. She is independent, determined to maintain that way. Yet, when Glen starts up their flirtation, she can’t resist the temptation.
Glen is a great hero. I liked him from the start, even though he is definitely a playboy. I liked his willingness to see where this fierce attraction will lead. He’s a true romantic at heart, but just doesn’t know it.
One thing a particularly liked about this story is the suspense/mystery element. Ms. Bybee had me guessing until the end as to who the stalker actually is. If you are looking for a book that will keep you wondering and sitting on the edge of your seat, then Not Quite Perfect will be perfect for you. Happy reading!