12.07.2012

Not Quite Dating ~ A Review & #giveaway




The Book : 


Not Quite Dating
By Catherine Bybee
Not Quite Series Book One

Publisher Montlake
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Description:

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…

Book Trailer http://youtu.be/C_2YYrSQv10


My Thoughts : 
 I haven't read any of Catherine Bybee's books before so this was my first. Boy was I missing out!  Lately, I have been sucked into the YA and Paranormal world.  It was so nice to just sit down and fall into a contemporary romance for a change!

Not Quite Dating is a down to earth romance about a girl who has been told all her life that it's just as easy to fall in love with a rich guy as it is a poor guy.  Jessie has made some mistakes in the romance department and with a sister who lives with her as well as a young son, she can't afford to make anymore.  She needs a guy who has it together and can help support her family, not cost her more money down the line.  
Jack is mega rich and is tired of women falling all over him for his money. When he meets Jessie, he decides to pretend to be someone else. The white lie could cost him the love of his life.

I loved the chemistry between these characters!  Jack, for being someone that has never had to 'work' to get a woman, shows remarkable sticking power as he relentlessly charms Jessie.   I was amazed at how strong Jessie turned out to be, I would have caved to Jack's charms well before she did! LOL!

This was a wonderful read that I couldn't put down once I started it! The banter between the two is contagious and you just want to read more!

Bybee has started a great series that left me itching for the next installment! I will definitely be checking out more of her books as well ! 


The Author :


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.





Giveaway- Tour Wide
The author is giving away the following awesome prizes:

  • Amazon Gift Card $20.00
  • 2 Amazon Gift Cards $10.00
  • 2 Amazon Gift Cards $5.00

Just enter via the rafflecopter below for your chance to win !

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*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this book via Bewitching Book Tours for my honest review. All thoughts & opinions are 100% my own.

Good Luck and Happy Reading !

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