on September 20th 2016
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New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee delivers the fifth flirty, heartwarming 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 on a whim. 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?
¬¬Review by Meril¬¬
When she first meets him,Mary is too cautious to give Glen, who she sees as a player, the time of day. But things get interesting when her best friend breaks her leg and has a baby on the same day! Glen comes to the rescue, flying people in to help, and in a weak moment, Mary says “yes “ to a date. Then someone begins threatening Mary and as it gets increasingly scary, Glen is there for her, and Mary learns to trust him.
Mary is a therapist and has to deal with some upset clients who call her at home. Without a family of her own to depend on, her friends play an important part in her life. To complicate matters, another man she meets at her favorite restaurant is interested in Mary. The characters were well developed and believable.
The plot was not just a romance, but also a mystery thriller about who was threatening Mary and why. It helped develop the character’s relationship as they dealt with the threats and learned to trust each other. I thought the mystery part was well done, as well as the romance. It was well done, and well paced.
This book would be appreciated by readers who like suspense along with romance. There is the plot twist at the end as it is revealed who is threatening Mary, and as Mary and Glen decide what to do about their relationship.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.