Bybee’s magnetic fourth Not Quite contemporary (after Not Quite Enough) proves that romance can happen in the most unlikely places. When a Florida hotel hosts two conventions, one for romance authors and one for medical professionals, writer Dakota Laurens and doctor Walt Eddy are unexpectedly drawn together. They start dating upon their return to California, but their attraction doesn’t really ignite until she flies to Colorado with him for his father’s birthday celebration. Dakota is a strong, independent woman who has distanced herself from her family since they voiced their disapproval of her profession. Walt is a very determined physician whose ability to sustain a relationship is hampered by his fear of commitment. As Walt and Dakota work through the inevitable roadblocks in their romance, they wonder whether a future together is worth the possibility of heartbreak. The love scenes are sizzling and the multi-dimensional characters make this a page-turner. Readers will look for earlier installments and eagerly anticipate new ones. Agent: Jane Dystel, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (Nov.)
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?