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Book Review: Not Quite Forever by Catherine Bybee

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Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Not Quite #4
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUT: 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?


My Review: Not Quite Forever was a lovely contemporary romance and a very quick read. Catherine Bybee really knows how to spin sweet but passionate love stories.

What I initially loved about this story were the occupations of the MCs. Dakota is a best-selling and renowned romance writer – like on the steamier side. Dr. Walt Eddy – who makes an appearance in the previous book – is an emergency surgeon and on occasion deploys with Borderless Doctors.

Dakota tells it like it is, no filter but not in a way that gets under people’s skin. She is very observant and I love her nerdy writer side. She also has a great sense of humor; definitely someone you’d want as a friend.

Walt surprised me. I didn’t expect so much passion and chemistry from him where Dakota is concerned. He seems like a highly skilled and capable doctor but tends to forget other parts of life, such as paying bills. So you get this serious/confident side and then a playful/sweet side of his personality.

There wasn’t really anything I disliked about the story. I liked the plot and the characters. The story was paced well. No cliches, which is always a good thing with romance novels. My favorite parts were Dakota and Walt’s initial meeting and the epilogue. I wish there were a bit more book nerdy goodness but Not Quite Forever was a cute story.

My Review
Not Quite Mine (Not Quite #2)

More By Catherine Bybee
Taken by Tuesday (The Weekday Brides #5)
Treasured by Thursday (The Weekday Brides #7)

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