Not Quite Crazy

Not Quite Crazy

by Catherine Bybee

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ISBN-13: 9781503951730
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: Not Quite Series , #6
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 343,888
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

When Catherine Bybee fell in love with the first romance novel she ever read, she promised herself she would one day become a published author. Now she’s written twenty-seven books that have collectively sold more than four million copies and have been translated into more than eighteen languages. Along with her popular Not Quite series, she has also penned the Weekday Brides series, the Most Likely To series, and the First Wives series.

Raised in Washington State, Bybee 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. Catherine now writes full-time. Fans can learn more at www.CatherineBybee.com.

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Not Quite Crazy 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
5 Star Review Not Quite Crazy (Not Quite Series #6) by Catherine Bybee This is book 6 in what has come to be one of my favourite series. I’m sad to see the series end but Not Quite Crazy is a fitting and wonderfully written book to end on. Congratulations Ms. Bybee you have another winner on your hands. I have been looking forward to Jason Fairchild’s story almost from the first moment he was mentioned in the series. There is just something about him that really draws me in. I knew going in that he would need a woman who was able to stand up to him and yet be vulnerable and Rachel Price is certainly that woman. Having changed her life by becoming the guardian to her dead best friend’s 15 year old son Owen, she moves across the country so that he can be closer to his paternal grandparents, living in Connecticut and commuting daily to her new job in New York. Whist driving home in a snow storm she accidentally runs Jason off the road and this is the start of a magical journey. Shocked to realise that Jason is her boss, Rachel is determined not to get involved. However Jason has other plans, he has given his whole life to the company he runs and it is now time for him to live and he is intrigued and attracted to Rachel. I loved everything about Jason and Rachel both separately and together. I particularly enjoyed the relationship they each developed with Owen. This book was extremely well written and the characters were easy to relate to and what I have come to expect from a Catherine Bybee novel. Although part of a series, you will have no trouble following it and it can be read as a stand alone. This book made me laugh and cry; Catherine Bybee’s characters are at times complex and yet so simple, the love and friendships shared are inspirational. One of the things I most enjoy about this series is that there is usually the opportunity to catch up with characters from the previous books; this group of family and friends is one I would happily be a part of.
KivicCT140 5 months ago
I've read all the books in Catherine Bybee’s Not Quite series and Not Quite Crazy was one of my favorites. The book features Rachel Price and Jason, the oldest of the Fairfield brothers. Rachel and Jason meet quite by accident one snowy night. The characters chemistry is off the charts from the beginning. The books characters are both endearing and believable. The various plot lines will keep you engaged. I just wish the series didn't have to end.
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not Quite Crazy is not just the story about a woman who falls in love with her boss, it’s also a story about family. You see, Rachel became the guardian to her best friend’s son when her friend passed away from cancer. Rachel went from being the single friend, to being the guardian to a 15-year-old. In the hopes of smoothing things over with Owen’s grandparents from his father’s side, the two of them uprooted their lives and moved from California to New York in order for him to get to know them. Which is how Rachel finds herself white-knuckling the steering wheel while trying to drive home during a blizzard, and saving a handsome man who drove his car into a nearby ditch. A man who just so happens to be the CEO of the company she works for. Even though this is the sixth book in the series, I didn’t feel like it was part of a series. I suppose Jason’s brother’s had their story told in previous books, but Rachel is definitely a new character. So, I liked that I got to learn about Jason and his family’s business through the eyes of her. She had no clue who he was when she rescued him and started texting him back and forth. That is, until she has a big presentation at work and he walks in the door. I always love a good SURPRISE you’re boss is your lover kind of story. Ha! It’s not all about the romance though. I loved that this story focused a lot on family, too. Rachel and Owen’s relationship was so tight-knit. Even though their current situation is new, they act as if this has been the norm for them all their lives. You can tell that Owen respects Rachel, and that Rachel would do anything for Owen. So when his grandparent’s start kicking up dust, I was immediately on edge. Owen disliked his grandparents a lot. Didn’t help that they were judgemental, snooty jerks. However, Rachel always tried to make an effort and talk Owen into visiting with them because she knew how important family was. I really liked that the majority of the story felt very centered on the love of a family and how you would do anything for them. I honestly can’t believe I’ve never heard of this series before. I’m so glad I took a chance on this, because now I want to go back and read all the previous stories in the series. The author creates characters that are down right impossible not to fall in love with. I found myself tearing up at the sad parts, smiling at the craziness that was a teenage boy, and swooning all over the place over Jason and his desire to be there for both Rachel and Owen. This was an all around great read.
Lit_Litehosue More than 1 year ago
The relationships in this book are so touching Jason and Rachel are so cute together, then throw in a teenager that she is raising and the way they bond as a family and you have a wonderful story to take you away for a while.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
I am hooked on the Not Quite series. This one was like a fairy tale. Girl works while raising her best friends son, stops to help a stranger during a snow storm, and stranger changes her life. The catch? The stranger is her boss and CEO of a private jet company. The stranger is Jason Fairchild. He lives to work. Until a fateful night when Rachel Price gives him a ride after is Audi swerves into a snow ditch. Immediately when these two met the reader could feel the attraction. I knew their story would be interesting, fun, and sexy. I loved that Jason immediately took into account that Rachel was a mom. He made plans, dates that included Owen. He connected with Owen just as quickly as he connected with Rachel. Not Quite Crazy is a fun and fast read. The storyline was enjoyable, quick, and easy to follow. There was flirting, sexy fun, and family time. Add in some drama, some family discord, and some scary mom moments and it is the perfect story. There are twists and turns throughout the story that changes some of the storylines from where I thought they were going to go but the ending was perfect. I ended with hope for Owen to be happy and a full heart for Rachel to be living life her way with Jason who is going to give her the world. I definitely recommend picking up your own copy of Not Quite Crazy.
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
As she's shown time and again, Bybee is a wonder at creating characters you connect with.  Rachel is kind, responsible, and strong.  She struggles when she finds out that the hottie she helped is her boss, but Jason proves pretty hard to resist.  Because, for being a billionaire CEO, Jason is down-to-earth, caring, and dependable ... he's also pretty set on getting what he wants.  (I'm pretty sure their courtship is one of the sweetest things I've read in a long time!) I also fell for their assorted friends & family.  They are all friendly, kind, and willing to pitch in to do what needs to be done.  While there is drama, some that you see coming and some that is unexpected (but none of it causing strife in the actual romance which I appreciate), it's never over the top.  Instead the struggle just helps to deepen their assorted connections and intensify an already emotional story. As much about friends and family as it is a love story, Not Quite Crazy continues Bybee's streak of delivering must-read stories full of love in a multitude of forms. *** I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. ***
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Not Quite Crazy was an enjoyable read. I loved how Jason and Rachel met--her driving about as slow as her car could go in the snow, and him running his Audi into a ditch trying to pass her--and their relationships with Owen (Rachel's BFF's son, who she raising and the reason they're in Connecticut instead of California) were some of my favorite parts of the book (outside of the romance, of course!) Probably just having the boss/employee angle would have given us enough conflict for a story, but naturally Ms. Bybee had to take things several steps further and throw in all kinds of complications--with Jason's business, with Owen's family and court drama--yikes. The first 2/3 is all cute starting-a-relationship material, the last keeps you on the edge of your seat, hoping everything is going to work out okay. (Spoiler alert--it does! Phew :)) Somehow I missed books 4 and 5 in the series ( Not Quite Perfect is Jason's brother Glen's book--the last one I'd read was their other brother Trent's) but this would have worked just fine even if I'd never read any of them before. Since the brothers all run the business, they're all here--but you don't have to have read their books (yet!) to enjoy this one. Rating: 4 stars / B+ I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
PennieM More than 1 year ago
This book was so freaking good it bordered on illegal! Jason is the oldest Fairchild and took over the reins of the business when his parents died in a plane crash and also made sure his brothers were raised, well adjusted adults, had their part in the business, and also had their happy endings. Even when his well meaning sister-in-laws kept trying to fix him up on blind dates he was adamant about not wanting to go there and would find his own dates even if he was not really interested in finding one. That is until he tried to pass a car on his way home from work one snowy evening and ended up in the ditch. The woman driving the other car was such a surprise and *BAM* it was practically love...or lust...at first sight. Rachel is a transplant from California and this is her first snowstorm and not used to driving in the weather and when she gives Jason a ride to her house and Owen, her son by proxy, takes one look at Jason and goes to the kitchen and returns with a butcher knife before sitting down to finish his homework and stand guard until his ride picks him up. This is the start of this cute-meet and absolutely charming and chemistry filled story. Jason and Rachel didn't know they worked together or actually Jason was the CEO of the company Rachel worked for so he was her boss. Oh, that can't be good...This never got in Jason's way and nothing was going to let it get in his way. In typical Bybee fashion, this was well written with spectacular characters who were believable and the dialogue was stimulating and flowed to the point the pages turned so fast at one point I knew I needed to put it down but couldn't. This entire series was so good and each book could be read as a standalone but each has their own special something and when you put them together this is a wonderful family. I highly recommended this book! **Received this ARC for review from the publisher via NetGalley**
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
4.5 Heartfelt Stars! 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. 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.
OpheliaOA More than 1 year ago
I just love the Not Quite series, it’s always so entertaining and it just grabs your attention. Rachel might not be used to the New York weather but being a go getter Rachel makes the most of it until she almost ends up in a ditch like Jason. They might have met under usual circumstances but the friendship and feelings that start to develop are real and sweet. Rachel might not have wanted to start anything with Jason with him being her boss but when you meet your other half those things don’t matter especially when your adoptive son already have a connection to him. I just loved Owen. He was by far my favorite character in this book. He was witty, smart, wiser than his 15yrs of age and no fool. He may have been exposed to loss as such a young age but that didn’t stop him from being himself and protecting those he loves. I fell in love with this book, this is a must read!!!!! *** I was given this ARC by NetGalley as an exchange for an honest review.
carvanz More than 1 year ago
After Rachel’s best friend dies and leaves her to raise her son, she makes the move from sunny California to the Big Apple just in time for winter. Determined to make the hour long drive into Manhattan each day for her new job, she’s sure she’ll get the hang of driving on the ice and snow. That is until she has a near accident and the other car careens into a ditch. With an offer to help the driver, Jason, she feels an instant attraction, not realizing she’s crushing on her new boss. Jason has been carrying the weight of his family’s business for years since his parents’ deaths. While his brothers have found their forever loves he’s stayed away from even wishing for such a thing. It doesn’t take but a few moments in the company of Rachel to know that he might have found it without even trying. This is a relatively low angst read with some drama from the boss/employee angle and then even more due to Rachel’s responsibilities to her friend’s son, Owen. The relationship between this couple is sweet and flows naturally even if a bit quickly, which was fine by me. I like my hero and heroine to feel something immediately, even if they’re not sure what it is. This was a very enjoyable read, fast paced, well written and included couples from what I assume were the previous books in the series. I will definitely be checking out those stories in the future. This is an honest review of an advanced copy provided by NetGalley and Montlake. Dual POV Safe – no ow/om drama; H was not a manho No apparent triggers
Vicki101370 More than 1 year ago
The Not Quite series has been one of my favorites of Catherine Bybee's from the moment I picked up the first one five years ago - and it is so bittersweet for me to see it come to an end. In book six, Rachel has moved to the east coast to bring the son of her best friend closer to his paternal family. While Owen and Rachel both struggle with the grief of losing Emily, they are setting out on a new adventure together, and Rachel will do anything and everything to keep Owen with her. Though Owens paternal family had little interest in being part of his life prior to Emily's death, they have a strong desire to bring him into the fold. Not Quite Crazy is a beautiful story of love. The love and support that Jason and Rachel share is hot, tender, supportive. But it is also a story of love between friends. The bonds of sisters of the heart, the love between a mother and child, even when the child is a teen when she steps into that role. Her responsibility to Owen is NOT to get him to adulthood, but for life. And the bond is mutual. Rachel was there for his mom, and him, and there is a love and trust between them that can't be broken. The relationship between Owen and Rachel is written so beautifully as they learn to navigate life without one of the most important people in both of their lives. At the same time, Rachel is trying damn hard to stay away from Jason, but they too can't deny the feelings between them, and the support they provide as each is tested is powerful. The connection is between these three characters, and truly, this is not only a love story between Jason and Rachel, its a story of the importance of family, no matter how they come together. This was a fitting end to a spectacular series.
perriknows More than 1 year ago
First, I loved this whole series and am sorry to see it end. After waiting so long for this final book, I do think the best was saved for last. I was so happy to see Jason get the love of his life in Rachel. Not Quite Crazy begins with the story of Rachel and her friends son, Owen. Her friend died and to hopefully combat a custody battle with Owen's paternal grandparents, they move from California to Connecticut. Rachel lands a great job, and as a Californian, doesn't want to give up her car and commutes into New York City every day. Snow happens, and she avoids a crash, but another car doesn't. She stops to help, and away the story goes! Rachel meet Jason! I love the dialogue and the way Ms. Bybee turns a phrase. Some of my favorites in the book are: Nothing screams romance like snow chains. Loneliness has a cousin named self-pity. And she was a bitch. She who dances with doors should probably stay away from heights. This is a one butt kitchen. I could go on and on with these gems! The story takes a dark turn, but even then hope, romance, and doing the right thing are brought out. Fifteen year old Owen is a kick in the pants. It's nice to see 'real' interaction between a child and the adults in his life. He tells it like it is about his father and grandparents. It was fun to get caught up with some of the characters from the previous 'Not Quite' book series. The HEA is fabulous. You need to read this book!
Sheila Lee More than 1 year ago
I received this book as an ARC in exchange for my honest review. For my review, I will not restate the plot since you can read the description on the jacket, nor will I post any spoilers. I have read several books by Catherine Bybee, but I have to say this has been my favorite thus far. The H and h are strong characters and their story is wellwritten. There are hints that there are books preceding this one which pertain to other characters in this one. This is a stand-alone book and does not require reading the previous novels. There is romance, some strong language and a few f-bombs as well as some sex scenes. However, the sex scenes are not explicit, although anatomical names of certain body parts are used. There is drama based on family interactions. But this book is a love story in the truest sense. Thank you, Catherine Bybee. A 5 star read.
marincheto007 More than 1 year ago
There is just something about a Catherine Bybee book that always make me super excited to read it. It might be the masterful combination of romance, heartbreak, suspense and a HEA or simply that little bit of magic I find in each of her books, but I simply can't resist them. And Not Quite Crazy doesn't disappoint. It was funny with a witty banter between Jason and Rachel, it was romantic and heartbreaking (so don't be surprised if you shed a few tears), it is also sweet with just the right amount of hotness. It practically has a piece for every romance lover out there. Jason and Rachel are two intriguing characters. Each one of them lived through a tragedy that left them emotionally shattered. And though with time, their hearts mended, none of them really started healing until they met. Though their relationship has that forbidden factor about it, neither of them can resist the pull they feel toward each other. Jason and Rachel's relationship is not easy but they manage to overcome everything faith throws their way and find their HEA. If you follow my reviews, you know that Catherine Bybee is one of my very favorite authors. So it is not a big surprise that I loved this latest addition to the Not Quite series. I would venture to say though that even if she wasn't one of my favorites, I would still recommend this book. It has an intriguing story and captivating characters that will win your hearts from the very beginning. So don't waste any time and pick up your copy ASAP. I can guarantee you won't regret it.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
An awesome read that I could not put down. I love the Fairchild family. Rachel Price did the ultimate for her dying best friend, to raise her son. Rachel Price has moved across country with Owen to be closer to his grandparents. Rachel has started a new job and has no time for romance. Jason Fairchild the CEO of the family business, has had no time or desire to date until he meets Rachel on a snowy night. Sparks fly but Rachel has one rule, no dating the boss, but rules can be broken, YES! Loved this story, it will bring plenty of laughter and tears throughout. This story stresses the love of family and friends. Great chemistry between Rachel and Jason, makes my heart swell. I have thoroughly loved this series, it's sad to say goodbye to the Fairchilds. I highly recommend this book along with the rest of the books in the series.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars!! Author Catherine Bybee is quite a remarkable storyteller. Not Quite Crazy, the sixth and last book from her Not Quite series, is an awesome standalone novel. I read it from cover to cover in a just couple of days, because I could not put it down. This is the love story between Rachel Price, a marketing guru, and TJ Fairchild, the CEO of a private jet company. Rachel has recently relocated from California to a suburb of New York City, when she experiences her first drive in a snowstorm. She ends up rescuing TJ from a ditch, not knowing that he is actually her boss's boss. They hit it off almost immediately, but are reluctant to pursue a relationship because of their job situation. Rachel is the legal guardian of her late best friend's 15 year-old son, and his hoity-toity paternal grandparents cause them tremendous grief and turmoil. Even though TJ has a lot going on with the business, including a lawsuit that has the potential to cripple his family's company, he never leaves Rachel's side during an especially life-changing situation. Overall, this is a well-written story with interesting characters, manipulating grandparents, and a sexy couple that is hot both in and out of the bedroom. Rachel and TJ are smart, easy to identify with, and their connection is sizzling. Their happily ever after will leave a huge smile on your face. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
MsChris1161 More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic story from Catherine Bybee. I LOVE her Not Quite series! This author never lets me down. Her books always keep me turning the pages completely forgetting about the time that passes. NOT QUITE CRAZY features Jason, the oldest and last single Fairchild brother. His car going off the road into a ditch in a snowstorm turns out to be the luckiest day of his life. Jason meets Rachel Price and then her adopted son, Owen. Their chemistry is unmistakable and his pursuit of her not quite typical. He clenched the deal by helping out with her DIY home projects and befriending her son, Owen. Rachel is wary of the risks of dating her boss, but the handsome, sexy, kind and thoughtful Jason is hard to resist. As is Bybee's usual, there's a little danger involved before these two find their HEA, but this is what makes her books impossible to put down. Loved this one! 4.5 stars
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
Not Quite Crazy is the beautiful sixth story in Catherine Bybee's Not Quite series. I laughed, I cried, and I fell completely in love with this cast of dissimilar characters who created deep bonds of friendship and family over the course of a New York winter. Rachel Price picks up a stranded man on a snowy road on the way home. As easily has Jason Fairchild appears in her life, things become equally complicated when she discovers that he's her new boss. Between juggling her new role as guardian to her best friend's son, running interference between Owen and his snobby grandparents, and resisting Jason's charm, Rachel has her hands full. Through tragedy and custody battles, she remains loyal to Owen and the promise she made to his mom on her death bed. I loved everything about this story! The slow-burn romance took my breath away and the way the characters forged lasting bonds made my heart so happy. There were subtle plot surprises in this story that built my confidence in Bybee's writing and by the end of the novel I was sold. She put Rachel through the ringer and made her a stronger character by the end. Not Quite Crazy will make you cry, possibly ugly tears, and smile a big cheesy grin of contentment. The plot continuously pulls you in and keeps you guessing what's next for the characters as they navigate new relationships and life's curveballs. Even if you haven't read any of the Not Quite series, you'll feel right at home with Rachel and Jason's story! It's one of those instant feel good stories that you'll be happy you shirked weekend plans for! *ARC provided in consideration for review*
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
This is one of my faves in the Not Quite series. I loved the chemistry and connection between Jason & Rachel. It is a sweet story and made me feel so many different emotions which I just love in a romance.
BrandyJ More than 1 year ago
**I rec'd and early copy in exchange for an honest review** Not Quite Crazy is the sixth and final installment in Catherine Bybee's Not Quite series and as usual Bybee doesn't disappoint! I have liked the other books in this series, but there was something about this one that had me hooked from the beginning and I couldn't put it down. Rachel Price's life changes forever when she takes in her best friend's son after her death. To attempt to keep the peace, she along w/ Owen move from California to the East Coast to be closer to his grandparents. She's also secured a job in Manhattan. It's quite an adjustment for both as they contend with the move, the Owen's grandparents, and the new job. But the biggest adjustment just may be the the cold snowy New York winter! Jason Fairchild is the oldest of the Fairchild siblings and the CEO of their charter plane company. Jason's focus has always been on work and making sure that he keeps the empire his parents built together following their deaths. He hasn't settled down like his brothers yet despite his sisters-in-laws meddling. One night on the way home from work, Jason ends up in a ditch after sliding off the road while trying to pass a car going too slow on the snowy roads. Rachel comes to his aide not knowing that he's her new boss! Jason is instantly captivated by her. Little do they know that this accident will change the rest of their lives. As the sparks fly, it comes to light that Rachel actually works for his company. With this information in the open, they must decide if they should continue to peruse each other on a personal level or keep things strictly professional. I have loved all of the books throughout the entire Not Quite Series! Bybee creates wonderful characters, stories, and romances! Its been a wonderful journey and as sad as I am to see this series end, I'm just as excited to see what Bybee has in store for the future!!
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This is a truly awesome book! It's packed full of emotion, humor, and love. Love of family, love of friends, and love of a good man. It's exceptionally written and these characters will steal your heart right from the very first page. After the death of her best friend, Rachel Price finds herself in a new city, at a new job, and trying her best to raise a 15 year old boy. All this leaves little time for a personal life! Jason Fairchild is the busy CEO of his family's business. He has no time for fun or dating much less love. Yet when Rachel literally runs into Jason he knows the spark the flares between them is something worth going for. When it turns out Rachel is a new employee at his company things get a bit more challenging. One hard rule Rachel has is no dating the boss! Jason isn't willing to take no for an answer and goes to work convincing her to give them a chance. You don't want to miss this one! I highly recommend it.
llshaird3078 More than 1 year ago
Well, Catherine Bybee has done it once again! Get ready for it! “NOT QUITE CRAZY” evokes a myriad of emotions! You will laugh, cry, gasp, and sigh. You’ll even find yourself wanting to punch out the nemesis! But most all… you’ll fall in love with the three major characters (Jason Fairchild, Rachel Price, and 15-year-old Owen Moreau). They will steal your heart! Jason, is a young CEO, and a workaholic. He’s dedicated to his family and the family business: Fairchild Charters. But, one day, Jason takes a look at his two younger brothers and sees how happy they are being married: something he’s managed to elude. However, Jason, doesn’t realize what’s missing in his life, until he meets Rachel. Rachel, is a recent transplant from California – arriving in Manhattan with a promising new job and a plate full of personal responsibilities she hopes she can juggle. Settling in is hard, and Rachel’s definitely not looking for romance or a relationship. But, one snowy night, she accidentally meets the very attractive Jason who becomes just one more thing added to that very full plate! Some readers may find this story a bit slow in the beginning. That’s because Bybee has woven these two characters into a delicate slow dance. They skirt around the sparks of heat and attraction nipping at their heels, while onlookers anxiously await and anticipate the moment the fireworks will ignite. And, as for the 15-year-old Owen – this character will turn the reader inside out! They can’t help but love him. And, anymore said by this reviewer may result in dropping a few spoilers. Shh! I only have one thing to say; ‘I LOVED reading this book!’ It had me from beginning to end. But more than that, I hated saying goodbye to my newly found friends: Jason, Rachel, and Owen. So, if you haven’t read this book… I highly recommend it! THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ! I wish to thank the author for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
There's a sanity to the madness that is Catherine Bybee. At the heart of it all is the characters she creates. They dare us to be human. Encourage us to be empathetic and shine a light on what life has to offer whether ideal or heartbreaking. As an author she pulls back the curtain and guides readers with a profound sense of wisdom and wit. Not Quite Crazy is a nod to one life lesson we all take for granted. To get the most out of life, it has to be savored. Appreciate the little things and don't let the fast lane throw us off course. Jason and Rachel are the image of love could be. If given the chance to grow. Fresh and funny are a fabulous way to describe Rachel and Jason in Not Quite Crazy.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
This book made giddy with happiness! I loved everything about it! No dealing with other women trying to ruin their relationship. There was drama but nothing unnecessary to the story. It was a slow burn love that started with an instant attraction. It was a bit of a fairytale love story but still very realistic. I really shouldn't be surprised. I have loved everything I have read by Catherine Bybee and I don't know why I haven't binge read all of her books. Trust me, that is going to be something I fix and soon because I need more books like this in my life! Rachel has packed up her life and moved to Manhattan with custody of her best friends 15 year old son. She's known Emily and Owen for ten years and when they found out Emily had cancer, there was no question that Rachel would be Owens guardian. In an effort to appease Owens paternal grandparents, who have never shown interest in their grandson until his mother died, they moved from California to be closer to them as they get to know each other. Driving in her first snow fall, Rachel inadvertently runs Jason into a ditch. Rachel invites Jason home with her while he waits for a tow and the sparks are instantaneous. What Rachel doesn't know is that Jason is the owner of Fairchild Charters where she was just hired in their marketing department. Everything about these two was a treat to read about. I loved how they met. How Owen reacted when Rachel brought a stranger home, to how Jason inserted himself into their lives. Jason was charming and a true gentlemen. Rachel was a caring and intelligent heroine. Owen brought an extra level to the story showing how Jason stepped up when both of them needed him. A truly great read! ARC provided by NetGalley.