Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Review - Not Quite Mine

Not Quite Mine
By Catherine Bybee
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Pub. Date: May 7, 2013
ISBN: 978-1611099515
ASIN: B00A3ZA598
Pages: 302


The sequel to Not Quite Dating centers on the Katelyn "Katie" Morrison, while her brother Jack marries Jesse from the first book, Not Quite Dating. Katie has been the typical rich heiress with her tough girl attitude, tight clothes, and the habit of hopping from one guy to another, all of which ends up in the tabloids.

Katie gets a big surprise on her penthouse doorsteps, an infant girl with a note attached stating the girl's name is Savannah. The mother wants Katie to take care of the baby and not to get the social services involved. She is even more in shock when she sees her name on the birth certificate as the mother of the baby. Katie would love to keep the baby. But is she ready for motherhood?

She plans on keeping the baby until she finds out who the mother is, but keeping the baby a secret from the tabloids and her family may be a difficult thing to do, especially when her brother’s best-friend, Dean Prescott, discovers the baby in her penthouse. Dean and Katie had a fling awhile back that resulted in a miscarriage and Katie breaking Dean's heart. Dean knows he shouldn't help Katie, but a part of him still loves her.

I enjoyed reading last year's Not Quite Dating and I was eager to read the sequel, which I received free of charge in exchange for my honest review. I rolled my eyes when the baby was left for Katie to raise as her own, as I have read several other books with a similar plot this year, which has been done to death in other books and movies. Though, the author manages to get by the clich├ęs and has created some likeable characters. Yes, there are a few predictable moments here and there, but none of them bothered me much. Overall, Not Quite Mine is a sweet romantic sequel. I enjoyed revisiting these characters and I look forward to reading the third book in the series.

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About 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.

Visit her website at www.catherinebybee.com



  1. This books sounds like a must read. I'll be buying it soon!

  2. Thanks for the review and for hosting me on your blog today.

  3. Great review Catherine.

    Now keep writing because I want to keep reading your books.

  4. I love this series, and I thought this book was a great addition to it. I'm not a huge fan of the secret baby storyline as it usually involves keeping stupid secrets for stupid reasons, but this was one of very few that I really liked and didn't want to repeatedly shake one or both of the main characters.

  5. Hey Billy...nice review.

    Stopping by from Cym's Book Party.

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