With true love, there’s no such thing as a safe distance.
Mary Kildare knows how to read people. It’s both why she makes a great therapist and why she refuses to trust the average bachelor. Staying fiercely independent has been her primary relationship strategy—until wealthy playboy pilot (and commitmentphobe) Glen Fairchild reappears in her life. After a yearlong teasing tug-of-war, Mary and Glen test the waters of attraction, only to find that their physical chemistry runs deeper than flirtation.
At first, a bicoastal romance suits them both—especially since Glen can swoop in and whisk Mary away on one of his company’s planes. But no matter how close they get, they’re still three thousand miles apart. And when Mary’s life is threatened, Glen realizes the one luxury he doesn’t have is time. Can he close the distance between them before it’s too late?
Once again, Catherine Bybee brings readers a fun and flirty contemporary romance with a touch of mystery. I enjoy her fast-paced stories with humor, emotion, heat, and heart (her Weekday Brides series is one of my favorites and the first book in her new Most Likely To series has me salivating for more). The twists and turns the characters encounter on their way to a happy ending add an extra dimension to their story and I always enjoy a bit of intrigue in my romance. Another layer Bybee adds to her stories are the secondary relationships which help guide the story and give readers greater insight into the main characters. Not Quite Perfect is the fifth book in Bybee's Not Quite series and while it can be read on its own I highly recommend reading the series in order. I have not read the earlier books in this series and, probably because of that, I found myself not connecting to Mary and Glen (who were introduced in an earlier book) as much as I wanted to in the first half of this book. By the second half of the book, the characters - and their relationship - had been developed enough that I was invested in them and their happiness but I feel Not Quite Perfect would have been a deeper, richer reading experience for me if I had followed not only their journey but those of their siblings and friends from the beginning. I will be downloading those books and catching up with all of the Not Quite characters soon.
New York Times & USA Today 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 Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her two teenage sons in Southern California.