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