Not Quite Perfect by Catherine Bybee
Not Quite Series Book Five
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
September 20, 2016
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?
Praise for the Not Quite Series
“Bybee’s magnetic fourth Not Quite contemporary proves that romance can happen in the most unlikely places…The love scenes are sizzling and the multidimensional characters make this a page-turner. Readers will look for earlier installments and eagerly anticipate new ones.”
— Publishers Weekly on Not Quite Forever
“Not Quite Dating offers a sweet and satisfying Cinderella fantasy that will keep you smiling long after you’ve finished reading…”
— USA Today, Happy Ever After
“Bybee’s gift for creating unforgettable romances cannot be ignored. [Not Quite Enough] will sweep readers away to a paradise, and they will be intrigued by the thrilling story that accompanies their literary vacation.”
— RT Book Reviews, Top Pick
Why Readers Should go to Conferences by Catherine Bybee
Reader/Writer conferences are probably the best place in the world to really get to know the authors you read. Yes, you can see them at a book signing, or maybe a special event that they’re attending. But a conference or convention is one where you truly get to know your authors.
One of the best experiences of my life is meeting my fans as I’m in the elevator or standing in line for the same event.
As a writer, I’m in front of my computer all day… well lately I’ve been spending a lot of time doing yard work, but that’s another story. In general, my office staff is me and my cat, and the occasional communication with my assistant and publisher. My water cooler buzz comes from Facebook and Instagram.
My online readers reach out all the time, and when I finally meet them in person, it’s a thrill for both of us. Conventions make it easy to grab a quick coffee (if it’s before noon) or a cocktail (if it’s afternoon). 🙂 Sometimes, a quick conversation will turn into an impromptu lunch or dinner.
All year I’ve been hearing the romance community referred to as “A Tribe”. You know…I like that. I like it a lot. Back in March I was standing over a swag table with a new conference going reader who picked up a tiny pair of handcuffs and lube, she turned to me and said, “I’ve found my people!”
And that’s what happens when you go to a reader / writer convention. You get to meet with your people. Other readers, plenty of writers…and people who simply love what you love. And what is better than that? We all talk about book boyfriends as if we’ve slept with them. And that’s okay…just use a condom! We all understand book hangovers. And we all dread the long time between books in a series we’re anxious to read.
So, dear readers, when you hear of a romance convention, conference, or event coming to your area, plan ahead, book a room with two or three of your book reading friends, fly, swim, or drive, but get there.
And be prepared to fall in love all over again!
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