Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Book Review: Not Quite Mine by Catherine Bybee

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1307 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 161109951X
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (May 7 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A3ZA598
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: 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: This is the second book in the series -not quite.  I read through this book in one sitting.  I fell in love with Jack and Jessie in the first along with the quirky sisters Katie and Monica in the first book so it wasn't a stretch for me to know I would enjoy a continuation of this story.  I am capable of solving puzzles quickly and figured out early on who Savanna's birth mom was.  I appreciated how the story showcased mothers who aren't fit and also mothers who aren't capable of carrying.  This hits home close to me as I know many mothers who in my opinion aren't capable of raising a kid and are...and also I have very good friends who have struggled for many years to simple conceive on child to love and cherish.  I see both sides of this in real life but in the story it brings in another level with the emotional factors these people are likely to go through.  As a parent I can't conceive of ever letting my child go and I am certain this will be a problem later in life when she is grown...but I suppose some people just aren't meant to be mothers.  I was really touched by the depth of love in this story and how many different levels of plots Catherine is able to apply in one book.  I will be picking up the next book today to continue on this adventure.  Well written and entertaining but also thought provoking has earned this book a 5 out of 5.