Friday, 16 January 2015

Book Review: Not Quite Enough by Catherine Bybee

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1307 KB
  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (Oct. 8 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CH37J66

Monica Mann has made it her life’s work to save lives. After an earthquake and tsunami hit the shores of Jamaica, she volunteers her trauma skills with Borderless Nurses. Calculating and methodical, Monica creates order out of whatever chaos she finds.
Until she finds the perpetually barefoot, impossibly masculine Trent Fairchild. No one can pin him down. No, really. He's a pilot and manages a small fleet of choppers on his adopted island home. Hopelessly drawn to one another, they manage to slip away from the wreckage to get a little closer. And they get a lot closer than expected when aftershocks from the earthquake trap them in their own life-or-death scenario. Paradise has brought them together. Now will it tear them apart?

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, Married by Monday and Fiancé by Friday in her Weekday Brides series and Not Quite Dating and Not Quite Mine her Not Quite series. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.

My Review: Catherine did it again! I was completely entertained while she also managed to be thought provoking and pull a tiny bit on my heart strings....all simultaneously.  Congrats on a well written story.  I think the stories thus far are so well written I am curious as to if they are based on true characters...they seem so real with personality quirks and struggles just as any normal person goes through.  I am so in love with this series as it shows the struggles aren't just for the common person, but money doesn't buy happiness.  It also shows through persistence true love does triumph.  As soon as I finished this book yesterday I immediately downloaded the next instalment.  I loved the story of Monica and Trent but was highly emotional about the hospitals actions as I can easily see this happening to a nurse in real life...corporate bullies aren't to be tolerated and if a normal person ran into this they wouldn't have the resources Monica did in the book and it saddens me this could happen.   I am also effected by the Borderless Nurses program and how such a wonderful service can be provided for people in need.  I do not have the skills or capabilities to join such an organization but I am sure I'm not the only one wondering how someone without those skills could help.  Not just in a monetary way either.  I give this book a 5 out of 5 and am already well into the next book.  I hope Catherine doesn't stop this series anytime soon.