Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Book Review: Not Quite Dating by Catherine Bybee

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 700 KB
  • Print Length: 259 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612187145
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (Nov. 13 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008J2IS0K
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: Catherine Bybee

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 Review: I found this book a very entertaining read!  I enjoyed reading about the depth of hurt but the road to overcome such hurt and loss.  As a parent I can understand the depth one might go to in self sacrifice for their own child.  Doing it alone is a commendable and difficult undertaking and Catherine doesn't gloss over the ugly parts of single parenting.  The genuine kindness in the "rich" and the fear they are both feeling when going into this "relationship" is very emotion provoking.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book and in the middle of the night when I finished it I immediately picked up the next book in this series.  What a wonderful read!  I give this book a 5 out of 5 and am sure to enjoy her writing again and again.