Monday, December 3, 2012

Not Quite Dating Blog Tour, Book Review and Gift Card Giveaway

Not Quite Dating
By Catherine Bybee
Not Quite Series Book One

Publisher Montlake
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Description:

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…

About the Author:
New York Times 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 novels Wife by Wednesday and Married by Monday. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.

My Thoughts and Review:
I love YA books but once in a while I just really need a good adult romance and this was one such book.

This was a really cute story. I loved Jack, Danny, Monica, Katie and Jessie.

Jack was such a great good 'ole southern boy. Down to earth, charming, real, strong and protective without being overbearing and just a really good man. Everything you think of when you think of a Texan.

Jessie was feisty and strong and determined. She wanted everything good she could for Danny. She was a great mom and even though I think her views of love was sometimes a little skewed she always meant well.

There were times when this did seem a little unbelievable and even predictable but I still loved every minute of it. I love really good books with a happily ever after ending that I know I can count on to make me teary eyed and put a smile on my face.

I was so happy to see a sneak peek to the next book at the end of this one. I really loved Katie's character and I can't wait to see what her story will be all about.

I give this one 4 Stars!


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  1. Ya know sometimes predictable is exactly what I am looking for especially after a bad read or an intense one. This sounds delightful.

  2. I like them too because I like knowing sometimes that no matter what I will get the HEA I am looking for in a read. :)

  3. I love a good adult book after a few YA ones. Like to get a little more steam every now and then. Also a little predictable is all good because I really love my happy ending feel good reads! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. You are so welcome Catherine!!

    Thanks for stopping by Jennifer! :D

  5. Thanks, Jennifer. I enjoy a good YA as well... but adult romance is still my favorite. Hope you enjoy it.

  6. Oh I love southern boys in books! I don't read much contemp romance but this one sounds good!

  7. I love this cover. I love YA, but also enjoy some adult reads also. Lately, I have found myself reading more contemporary romance. Great review!

  8. I agree with Kimba...Knowing how it's going to turn out doesn't make it any less of a good story.

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