Not Quite Forever

Not Quite Forever

by Catherine Bybee


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The touching and heartwarming fourth novel in the wildly popular Not Quite series from New York Times bestselling author 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, she’s prepared to write him off…until 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 he’s ready for a new chance at love. Yet between Dakota’s doubts and two sets of meddling parents, can the once-blissful couple finally create the bright, loving future they desperately want?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477825891
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Series: Not Quite Series , #4
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 378,948
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating from high school, she moved to Southern California with the hope 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. Now, she writes full-time. She has penned the popular Weekday Brides series as well as the beloved Not Quite series. She resides in Southern California with her husband and two sons.

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Not Quite Forever 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
This was a great read!  I love the look into the life of a writer, especially an erotic romance author.  I really enjoyed the couple.  Dakota is strong and just great while Walt is a total guy, but thoughtful and caring.  I loved their chemistry; they’re adorable together!  The family dynamics all around are fascinating and it’s interesting how they play out.   My only complaints are that the breaks sometimes come at times that leave a scene feeling slightly incomplete and that time is tough to follow.  I thought it had been maybe three weeks, give or take, but it’s suddenly been two months and there’s talk of what happens at the end of the three month honeymoon phase.  However, despite it not being the easiest to follow, it does keep the book fast paced, which is good.   Not Quite Forever is a compelling read that will warm your heart.  Between the exciting moments and the fun ones (including an adorable ending), I’m left happy and eager to read the rest of the series!
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Julie Book provided by NetGalley for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book I have always wanted to attend one of those romance conventions. This book will have you thinking of clearing your schedule for the next one. Dakota was a character that literally jumped off the page and came to life. Her personality was so vital and she lived her life with gusto. Walt was more serious and reserved, some of that due to some hard times he was just starting to recover from. Poor Walt never knew what hit him when he came face to face with the “porn writer”. I really enjoyed this charming story of two people, so unlike one another, yet so right for each other crossing fate’s path and finding each other. The dialogue is witty, sharp, sarcastic, and humorous, and of course sweet and sexy too. There are a few rocky times of course and the only little complaint I have is that some parts dragged on a little too long. But, this book was just my kind of story, with mature adults dealing with some issues, but not with a lot of immature angst. Walter was a wet noodle a few times but he comes to his senses just in the nick of time. Now all he as to do is convince Dakota he’s on solid ground again. This is where things really got good. I loved ” Operation Prove It”. If you read romance novels you will absolutely love the ending. It was written just for romance lovers. Favorite Quote: Why aren’t you married? Why aren’t YOU married? “That’s easy. I’m outspoken, opinionated, and if you haven’t been told, I write porn.”
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
  Dakota Laurens is a very  successful romance author.  She loves her job and shares her success with her friends. While attending a conference for romance authors, she meets a man who seems like he just walked out of one of her novels.        Dr. Walter Eddy was at the same hotel for a medical conference.  He is a very reputable doctor and there to give a talk to his fellow doctors.  While trying to find the room set up for his speaking engagement,  he sees Dakota.         They begin to get acquainted and its seems as if Dakota is in the setting of one of her novels.  She just hopes it ends up that way.      Ms Bybee is the goddess of terrific writing and books.  She seems to have an instinct that is never wrong.  I found this book easy to read and very romantic.  I enjoyed the characters and their quirky personalities.  It was so much more fun to read about them than perfect people in a perfect relationship.   This beautiful love story is one with realism at it's heart.  Two people living life on their terms and doing it successfully gives this book its funny and captivating style.  Not Quite Forever is a welcome and wonderful addition to the Not Quite Series.      I found no issues with this one.      I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because you can never go wrong with Catherine Bybee's books.   ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
MsChris1161 More than 1 year ago
Let me just get this out, I loved NOT QUITE FOREVER and here's why; Catherine Bybee's Not Quite series is one of my favorites and that's saying a lot, because I read a lot. Hundreds of books a year. The first book in this series, Not Quite Dating was my first Bybee read and that was all it took for me to be completely hooked. I have greedily read every book she's published since then and have never been the least bit disappointed. I guess I'm trying to admit that Jack and Jessie's book made such a tremendous impression on me it might be a wee bit immortalized in my mind, and YET I'm thinking I may love Not Quite Forever just as much. Maybe more. Yeah, it's that amazing!! I am usually drooling, okay panting, over the gorgeous and sexy alpha guy's in Catherine's books and adding them to my book boyfriend list after the first few chapters. And believe me, Dr. Walt Eddy was not different in that respect, but in NOT QUITE FOREVER the one striking difference for me is it was Dakota Laurens that truly won me over. This woman is a heroine all other book heroines want to be. She is confident, successful, sassy, fun, hilarious, comfortable in her own skin, owns who she is and what she does, is beautiful, has a huge heart and capacity to care for her friends and family. She's a whiskey drinking lady from the South and has the sass and spit to prove it. Poor Dr. Eddy did not know what hit him, because she was irresistible to him right from the start. Of course the silly man, a dedicated bachelor no less, put up a fight over his out of control feelings. But still, the chemistry between Walt and Dakota was wonderful. They were a perfect compliment for each other and wow did the sexy times sizzle! But Dakota was just as fun in the scenes with her best friend Mary, the psychologist who just could not shut it off. (Can't wait for her story to come - hint! hint!) The first scene at the airport was hysterical. Like all of Catherine's books there is romance, laughter, drama, awesome dialogue, characters I love, characters I want to slap, hot men I want to do! Oh, did I write that? *grin* It's impossible to not be invested in the people, the story and the issues they face as they work out there HEA, which of course they get in the end. The journey is always a page turner and leaves me with a smile not only on my face, but in my heart! Do NOT miss this one!! 5 stars ~complimentary copy received in exchange for a honest review~
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Not Quite Forever is a book I have been anxiously awaiting.   I see on Facebook that it is coming soon and I hope that I get my hands on a copy SOON!   Luckily, that happen.   I started with Catherine with Book#1 in this series Not Quite Dating and have read every one in between.  This is a series that just keeps getting better and better.   The characters are real.   They are relatable and fun.   I found myself wishing I could hang out with them or at least be their neighbor.   I wanted to know them better and know more about them.   They have real lives, real worries, and real fun.  It is not often that the characters come right off the pages and into my heart and my world.   The love in this book and this series is true.   If you have ever been in love you know that it is not always easy and does not always go as planned.   This is how Catherine Bybee writes.   She pulls you in with the steam and the romance and then tells the true story.  She shows how the love started, continued, and how it ended (at least how it ends in the book.)  I highly recommend this entire series.  The nice thing is that although they are numbered, they can be read in any order.    Start with any of them, but don’t forget to go back and read them all. 
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
When you read a Catherine Bybee book, you know you aren't just going to be reading a story, you'll be going on a journey. And, that is just what we did in Not Quite Forever with main characters, romance writer Dakota Laurens and emergency room doctor Walt Eddy. A mix-up at conventions they are both attending, leads to the original meeting of the sexy doc and the famous author where sparks fly immediately! After trying to get drinks together, that turns into a group affair, the two finally decide to try to spend time together once they return back home to California. Well, that doesn't exactly go as planned either. Between the crazy schedule for Walt in the ER and the commitments that Dakota has with her writing, it proves more difficult than originally thought. After finally spending time together, the relationship gets real and circumstances send Dakota back to her family in South Carolina. Walt realizes he's messed up (big time!)and takes the necessary steps to win back the girl who will be his forever. With the help of family and friends, and the discovery that maybe the tough exteriors people put up are just that, this couple ends up on the right side of happily ever after. There is no Catherine Bybee book that I would not recommend, and this one is no exception. The people are real, the relationships are real, the humor is real and the heartache is real. To me, when you can put yourself in the situations and understand the reasons the characters are feeling the way they do, you've got yourself a winner!