Thursday, March 8, 2018

Review - Not Quite Crazy by Catherine Bybee

Not Quite Crazy
by Catherine Bybee
Series: Not Quite, #6
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 6, 2018

No one drives in New York City. Everyone knows that, including California transplant Rachel Price. But that doesn’t stop her from driving into the city. From Connecticut. Every single morning. Rain or shine…or snow.

When she runs the charismatic and good-looking Jason Fairchild off the road, their immediate spark is met with bad timing. There is also one tiny little detail: Jason is her boss. And a woman as intelligent and dedicated to her career as Rachel knows not to date her boss.

As CEO of a private jet company, Jason Fairchild is more used to flying than driving. But if he hadn’t chosen to drive home one night, he wouldn’t have met the slowest—and most irresistible—driver in the entire metro area. Jason has never had time for love. Or dating. Or really anything that doesn’t involve work. But when he finds out that Rachel is the newest superstar in his marketing department, he can’t help wondering if fate has other plans…

What a wonderful read! This book had romance, friendship, family, emotion, and tons of heart… and is one of my favorite reads this year!

There were so many things to love in this book. Jason was everything you want in a man – he’s wealthy and good looking, but also down to earth, thoughtful, and just a nice guy. Rachel is so giving and compassionate, but she’s also smart, driven, and committed to doing what’s right and keeping her promises. Jason and Rachel fit together perfectly…except for that one little issue of him being her boss! Jason knows he has found someone special in Rachel and isn’t about to let the fact that she works for him stand in the way of trying to win her heart. Rachel knows that a workplace romance can jeopardize her career, but trying to resist Jason proves to be impossible – and once she decides to give a relationship a chance, I love that she was all-in and committed to making it work.
“Don’t overanalyze this,” he told her.

“How can I not?”

“Just don’t.” He had a goofy smile, and the paint smear on his face had her grinning.

“But you’re my—”

He shook his head, stopped her words with a finger to her lips. “I’m just a guy, falling for a girl.”

“Jason.” How could he say that?

“And you’re just a girl, falling for a guy.”

“You make it sound so easy.”

“It doesn’t have to be complicated.”

But it was, and they both knew it.
In addition to Jason and Rachel’s relationship, I really loved Owen in this book. He’s a typical 15 year old boy and the author did a fabulous job keeping his character real. Watching Rachel and Owen together made me smile – they both were still grieving and I loved how they supported one another. And it was wonderful to see the trust and bond form between Jason and Owen. The bit of drama that unfolds with Owen added an additional dynamic to the story that I think worked well with the romance.

The supporting characters in the book were important parts of Jason and Rachel’s story. From the tight family bond that Jason shares with his brothers and their wives, to the tension between Rachel and Owen with Owen’s father’s family, all of these sub-plots that surrounded the romance were well done and important to both Jason and Rachel individually and as a couple.

This is the first book by Catherine Bybee that I have read and it will definitely not be my last. She has a wonderful writing style that is easy to read but full of emotion. This one definitely belongs on any romance lovers shelf!

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book I received from NetGalley.

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