Blog Tour: Not Quite Perfect by Catherine Bybee: Review Post

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?


The fifth book in the Not Quite series is as engaging and intense as the other four books. Its a contemporary romance as romantic as you can get. But its a Catherine Bybee book and for fans it simply means its not as straightforward as that. 

Mary and Glen have known each other for a year but despite the sizzling chemistry and a short flirtation, nothing comes of it. They do live at the opposite end of the country and despite well meaning friends and their matchmaking, Mary feels its a doomed romance. Until Glen decides to step it up and once and for all sweep his girl of her feet. But it seems someone is out to get Mary, it could be a disgruntled client or something a bit more sinister. As the romance develops so too the mystery of who really is out to hurt Mary. Can they catch the culprit before its too late?

Again Ms. Bybee delivers a romance thats never simple but is always well plotted, extremely romantic with real life scenarios and characters that are definitely well developed. Rarely does long distance relationships result in a stalker mystery suspense but I commend the author on how well its melded into the story. Not Quite Perfect is definitely engaging and captivating and Mary and Glen's journey (finally!) into their happily ever after well worth the wait!.
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



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.