Friday, May 10, 2013

Blog Tour, Book Review, and Giveaway: Not Quite Mine by Catherine Bybee

Title: Not Quite Mine

Author: Catherine Bybee
Series: Book Two in the Not Quite Series
Published: April 30, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Description:

Gorgeous hotel heiress Katelyn “Katie” Morrison seems to have it all. But when she crosses paths with Dean Prescott—the only man she’s ever loved—at her brother’s wedding, Katie realizes there’s a gaping hole in her life. After the ceremony she gets an even bigger surprise: a baby girl left on her doorstep. Determined to keep the newborn until she learns who her mother is, Katie has her hands full and doesn’t need Dean snooping around…especially when his presence stirs feelings she thought were long gone..

Dean Prescott knows Katie is lying to him about the baby. He shouldn’t care what the woman who broke his heart is up to…and he most certainly shouldn’t still be aching for her. Yet Dean can’t ignore the need to protect Katie—or the desire to be near her every chance he gets. But when he and Katie solve the mystery surrounding the baby, their second chance for happiness could be shattered forever.

About the Author:

New York Times Bestselling Author
USA Today Bestselling Author
Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
Amazon #1 Bestselling Author
#1 IndieReader Bestselling Author

Winner of the More Than Magic Award for Paranormal romance 2011

Catherine Bybee has been addicted to books for as long as she can remember. With the love of reading romance novels came the desire to write them as well. Creating worlds where passion and intrigue collide and where werewolves fall in love gives Catherine the perfect balance. And what young woman hasn't fantasized of traveling through time to find the perfect man? Catherine currently lives in Southern California with her supportive and patient husband and two growing sons. If she isn't busy at her computer or with her family, she's volunteering for any number of organizations or working as a RN in a busy Emergency Room. 


My Thoughts and Review:

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Not Quite Dating. Jessie and Jack were great characters but I have to say, I think I just might have liked Dean and Katie in this one a little bit more. 

Maybe it was their shared past or the already there sparks going into this one that made them so appealing but either way, the chemistry between the two was hot! I loved that they had that shared past. That we not only got their story today, but their story from a few years ago as well. It added more depth to the story that I think the first book was lacking (not that it was really lacking mind you, but you get the idea). 

Dean will forever be on my swoon worthy list. His southern charm, Texan accent and just the way he treated Katie. Gah! He was pretty darn amazing. To see him with Savannah just about melted my heart. 
He is everything a good friend, brother, father and husband should be.

Katie. You know, I loved Katie too but for different reasons. I really liked watching her grow throughout this story. The big changes and the subtle ones too. She became so much more than a rich spoiled girl (not that she ever really acted that way). I loved the development in her personal life with her mother and other things along the way that really shaped the person she became but the end of the story. 

I loved watching Jack and Jessie too. I am so glad we still got glimpses of them and Danny and even Gaylord (there needs to be a book for him!!). Monica was as great as ever and with the latest development in her life with BN I am really hoping the next book is hers because she so deserves a happily ever after too. She is one of my favorite side character, both in this story and in the first.

And even though I saw the direction this one was headed, this was a beautiful story about letting go of past mistakes (yours and others), forgiving, and finding the strength to move on and to be happy. To grab a hold of what really matters in life and to never let go. 

I give this one 4 Solid Stars!


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  1. Sometimes being able to predict how a book will end doesn't really matter. I'm glad you had fun with this! It's great that you connected so well with the characters here. Wonderful review as always! :)

  2. I completely agree Sam! Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. What a great review! And the post looks awesome! :)

  4. You had me sold at the mention of a Texas accent. I'm obsessed with accents, it doesn't even matter waht kind of accent, I just love any man with one. There's something incredibly sexy about a southern drawl though, or a country twang. I think I'll like this one!

  5. I am right there with you Jenny!!

  6. I love the character in this series and the closeness they share. A definite series and author worth checking out!

  7. I have a serious weakness for Texan accents. Dean sounds wonderful! Glad you enjoyed this so much, and that the couple had so much chemistry. I agree, a shared past can contribute to a much more intense romance. Fabulous review!

  8. I read the first one in this series and loved it. Can't wait to get started on this one!!

  9. This sounds pretty good! I remember seeing other reviews for this book (or series) and they were good as well. Wonderful review!

  10. Ooo I love a man with southern charm and this series sounds exciting that you liked the chemistry in this one even more!

  11. Oh what fun! Wonderful review, glad you enjoyed this one. I myself LOVE when characters already have a shared past coming into the book, I think it adds to their chemistry as well and somehow makes it work. I am adding this one to my list :D the plot sounds exciting!

  12. Something about those Southern guys, right? I don't mind predicatibility when it comes to a good romance!

  13. I loved Dean's Texan accent too!

  14. This sounds like another great series. I have so many I want to read. Wonderful review!

  15. The cover sort of reminds me of Jennifer Crusie's books which is awesome because I adore reading them when there's a horrible weather outside like now. Romances are always a bit predictable, but to be honest, I find that oddly comforting.
    Great review!

  16. Thank you again for having me here...and for all the kind comments from your readers.


  17. Thanks Maja!

    And you are so welcome Catherine!!