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New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee delivers the fifth heartwarming, flirty novel in the wildly popular Not Quite series.

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?

©2016 Catherine Bybee (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Great book and awesome narration..

This was very good. I’ve read about 20 of Catherine Bybee's books and I’ve really liked all her series’. I especially liked the Weekday Brides.

This was the story about Mary and “player” Glen who dated while he lived in the east coast and Mary lived on the west. Glen was filthy rich, had his own charter planes and was a pilot, so he flew to her or flew her to him. I, for one, love books about the rich and the crazy ways they spend money. TOTALLY the opposite of how I live so that makes it all the better. Also, I love that Ms. Bybee’s heroes and heroines are both beautiful, instead of making the heroine too plain or too plump and pairing her with a god-like hero. That’s the main reason I’ve read so many of her books.

The incredible love that grew between Glen and Mary was amazing AND the last 30% of the book was very exciting. The bad guy took Mary hostage and when Mary got him talking I couldn’t help but feel sorry for him. He had a sad backstory.

I also loved the other players: Walt and Dakota, Monica and Trent, Mary Frances, and Jason.

There was passion and explicit sex in this book and the F-bomb was used 13 times.

As to the narration: Love, love, love Amy McFadden. Great voices and awesome emotions.


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This series just keeps getting better.

Another great book in the Not Quite series.
Some great romance, a little bit of thriller tension, and a whole lot of personal growth.
Very well done.

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HMM.. Okay story, okay narration.

Well this book was just okay. Not my favorite in this series by far. It was just kind of meh.. Nothing exciting, no real mystery. It was just a basic romance. I liked Mary well enough. However, she could have had a much better back story, or a back story period. I mean she was abandoned after all. Missed some potential good elements there. The "mystery" was no real mystery at all. Had that figured out in a split second. I liked Glen, rich, handsome and nice. No real depth though.

The story line and plot were meh. Nothing great, nothing bad. There was lots of dialogue throughout the entire book which was great. I love lots of dialogue, so there is that.

As for the narration. I do like Amy McFadden for the most part, however she really needs to work on her men's voices. She does read with emotion, and her reading voice is nice. Just work on those men's voices a bit and it would be great.

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loved it

I really enjoyed reading this author.  I look forward to reading more books by this author in the near future.

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Love love love it

A+++++ great story lots of action, and love . Keep up the great work . Love this series!

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good girl romance

good narrations and decent no sex romance. I figure out the bad guy pretty quickly.

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Amazing Story

Amazing story of a Glenn, a know player and a Mary, a orphan and therapist. Mary was friends with his family and friends and secretly had a crush for him. She never thought he could have real feelings for her, by Catherine Bybee wrote this love journey beautifully. There is alot of heart to this story. When Mary was held hostage by a guy she met at the diner and who had befriended her. it was shocking, but the story was wrote with heart to show their are those who are abused early in life that leave them with emotional scars where they don't know how to live or love in a real life. The narration was perfect!

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  • 05-13-21

No Way Mary

I just couldn't get with Mary's character. I struggled to get through the book because of it. Definitely some laughing points just really disappointed in how she was portrayed

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Never say good bye

This was a wonderful story. It was exciting and romantic. The ending was suspenseful.

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Mary and Glen

A book with a little bit of everything. Love and suspense what more could you ask for!! At first I didn't think I would like Glen but Mary and Glen were perfect for one another!

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  • 04-06-17

Decent romance, but nothing memorable

“Mary” and “Glen”?! Seriously, these are NOT good names for a couple in a romance - unless they are both 90 years old and celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. So please, Ms Bybee, think twice next time about the names you give your characters!

I love books by Catherine Bybee but this one was a little disappointing. It featured a great couple, and the sort of romance we would all love to have, but unfortunately this doesn’t make the most enthralling reading. The couple had met occasionally over the past year before the book started, and were obviously attracted to each other, and both were upfront and realistic about the difficulties their relationship faced. I couldn’t understand why the h was portrayed as an abandoned baby growing up in foster care without family, when it turns out she actually had a strong mother figure who had always been a big part of her life, and still was. The commitment issues, and “player” reputation of the H also didn’t have any logical source apart from being a convenient plot device to explain why the h initially was hesitant about getting involved with him.

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  • Leigh UK
  • 10-25-16

Couldn't ask for more

I laughed and cried and finished with a happy sigh! Mary Francis had me in stitches. Glen panicking from miles away had my heart rate up. Great book, well narrated and a good lesson too because call me paranoid, but I could not understand how she blithely shared so many details of her life with people she hardly knew. Be open and friendly but be safe. No one needs to know when your bf is out of town for the wknd.

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  • 10-08-20

another great book by Catherine Bybee

Great book loved it, great series from one of my favourite authors Catherine Bybee thankyou