Saturday 22 November 2014

❤ Blog Tour ❤ Giveaway ❤ Not Quite Forever (Not Quite #4) ❤ Catherine Bybee ❤


Romance author Dakota Laurens believes that happily-ever-afters exist only between the covers of her sexy novels. But to her surprise, she finds a real-life hero when she meets a handsome emergency room doctor. The outspoken author feels an instant and intense attraction to Dr. Walt Eddy, and the feeling is mutual. When the globetrotting doctor pulls a disappearing act on Dakota, shes prepared to write him offuntil fate brings a blindsiding twist to her story.

Still scarred from a past tragedy, Walt may have disappeared on Dakota, but now he
s determined to win her back. For the first time in years, he knows hes ready for a new chance at love. Yet between Dakotas doubts and two sets of meddling parents, can the once-blissful couple finally create the bright, loving future they desperately want?

ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review

This is the 4th book in the "Not Quite" series by Catherine Bybee, but can be read as a stand alone.  I have not read the first three books in the series - yet! - and I did not feel I missed anything.

Dakota Lauren is an uber-successful romance writer - with no romance in her life.  I guess when you write happy ever afters your expectations are going to be high for what you want in real life?

You know what I loved most about Dakota Lauren?  I loved that we got a glimpse - kinda - into a romance writer's head.  Wonder if she is at all based on our Ms Bybee here???

Dr Walt Eddy doesn't want love or a relationship.  No time, no inclination. As a worker with Borderless Doctors (think Doctors Without Borders) he is all about saving others.

When these two's world's collide there is sparks and maybe, just maybe, they could be just what the other is looking for.

I did have to chuckle at a scene with Dr Walt at a book convention.  I have been to signings and have seen the way ladies are around the cover models so this made it all the more hilarious while reading!  
Then again, when it is a hotty like Dr Sexy Walt, who could blame a woman?

I was so glad that this was not an easy relationship for Dakota and Walt.  Sure I get the insta-lust, but I can't stand it when a couple goes from meeting to I love You in 3.5 seconds.  Both our characters are flawed, have their dramas from their past that are affecting them and their relationships today.  I loved being taken along for the ride as they deal with past actions, move on with life and maybe, just maybe, fall in love.

I gotta say, I was not a fan of Dakota's parents, especially her witch of a mother!  Worried about her social standing rather than her daughter - grrrr makes me mad!!  I wanted to give a big middle finger salute to her!

So do the sexy doctor and sexy author get it together?  Is there a HEA just like she writes about in their future?

 Nope, for that you are going to have to read for yourself.

Ms Bybee write a sweet, funny romance like no one else.  I have read quite a few of her books and I have never been disappointed yet.

If you are after a quick, sweet, fun read, then give Not Quite Forever a go.

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 husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.