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Not Quite Dating: Not Quite Series, Book 1 | [Catherine Bybee]

Not Quite Dating: Not Quite Series, Book 1

Working the graveyard shift as a waitress, single mother Jessie Mann has no time to waste on a Texan with big dreams and a skinny wallet. And that’s just what she sees when Jack Morrison ambles into the diner where she works. After a childhood of financial instability, Jessie swore she’d do better by her son. But with Christmas just around the corner, saying no to Jack and his cowboy good looks is easier said than done.
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Publisher's Summary

Her love is…

Working the graveyard shift as a waitress, single mother Jessie Mann has no time to waste on a Texan with big dreams and a skinny wallet. And that’s just what she sees when Jack Morrison ambles into the diner where she works. After a childhood of financial instability, Jessie swore she’d do better by her son. But with Christmas just around the corner, saying no to Jack and his cowboy good looks is easier said than done.

All he wants for Christmas...

As the heir to the Morrison luxury hotel empire, Jack Morrison is tired of women drooling over his wealth. He wants a woman who will love him for him - and he thinks he’s found her when he meets Jessie. To be sure, he conceals his true identity and offers to help Jessie find the rich husband she seeks. But will Jack’s matchmaking game backfire and cost him the ultimate Christmas gift?

©2012 Catherine Bybee (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 12-19-12
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 12-19-12 Member Since 2011

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "A pleasant surprise!"

    I wanted to try a new author (new for me) so I gave this story a shot. And what a pleasant surprise I got! I don't like to give spoilers so let's just say this is a secret millionaire meets poor single mom. It's a cute interesting love story. It is set around Christmas time so it was extra special to listen to it during this time. I'm happy to see this is a series! I hope the next book is about Jessie's sister.

    Narration: this is the first time I've listened to a book narrated by Amy McFadden and I was not impressed. She was just ok. She needs to really work on the male voices. Hopefully the next book in the series will have a different narrator.

    Note: although this book has a less-than-desirable narration I still recommend it. Very cute contemporary romance story similar in style to Susan Mallery.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 02-16-13
    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 02-16-13 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Entertaining, Engaging"

    This story was fun. The author engaged my imagination from the first chapter. It is a light read, We need books like this to take you out of heavy novels at times. I really liked all these characters. The encounters were believeable. The narration was superb...perfect for this book. I recommend this book if you want a story that is interesting and takes you to that feel good place. Thank you Ms. Bybee for perfect timing...smart dialog.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie Salt Lake City, UT, United States 12-16-12
    Valerie Salt Lake City, UT, United States 12-16-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Very cute and worth a credit...."

    This is a great first book in a romantic series. The narration is average, but the story between a rich man and a single mom is very cute. Can hardly wait for more in the series.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle Chillicothe, IL, United States 05-17-13
    Danielle Chillicothe, IL, United States 05-17-13
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    "Bad Narration"
    What disappointed you about Not Quite Dating?

    The story was so simple it almost felt like I was listening to a kids book. I really wanted to like this book because I was interested in the second novel of this series.


    If you’ve listened to books by Catherine Bybee before, how does this one compare?

    This is my first listening experience with this author


    What didn’t you like about Amy McFadden’s performance?

    The narrator was a major dissapointment. I've listened to several books but this is the first time that I felt that the narrator really hurt the listening experience.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment because I was looking forward to this series.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lannita SunShine State 03-29-13
    Lannita SunShine State 03-29-13 Member Since 2012

    Finally finding time to enjoy my first love... "reading" ... in a whole new way that fits into my busy schedule.

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    "Not Quite Enjoyable"

    Regarding the book: I figured it would be the usual formula for a romance novel...going in with that expectation..it was still lacking for me. The heroine was a little too whiney for my tastes.

    Regarding the Audible Narration: I have listened to many audible books...this was definitely not the worst but certainly not one of the better ones either. The narrator made the female love interest's voice "lispy" at times which was distracting and a bit confusing because it made her sound too much like her sister's voice. The male voices were mediocre at best and the Texas draw left much to be desired.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 03-24-13
    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Lovely!"
    Any additional comments?

    A very sweet well paced plot with an interesting premise about love and money. Very engaging characters and wonderful secondary characters. The story is about a very rich guy who hides his wealth to find a woman who loves him and not just his money. He meets Jessie, a poor waitress and single mom and he is quickly quite taken by her. He hides his wealth from her and pretends to have a temporary job at the hotel that in actuality he owns. Jessie's experience with love was from watching her mother constantly falling in love with losers as well as Jessie's own share of bad experiences. Her only desire is to provide her son with a better life than the one she had. Of course, she thinks what they need is a rich stable man not a poor guy or a dreamer. She resists Jack's charms and decides all she wants with him is a platonic relationship. Ha! So she thinks! Jack is wonderful, charming, caring, funny and generous to both Jessie and her son. All goes to hell in a basket because of his deceit. I think the end was somewhat rushed and actually would like to see a sequel.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Allison 01-07-13
    Allison 01-07-13
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    "Not bad! Enjoyable for the most part..."

    I actually finished this and it was sweet. I would probably give it 3.5 stars. The narrator was good but not great with southern accents. I am from the south and I can promise you, we don't sound so dumb.

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    Rhonda Dickens Borger, TX, United States 03-04-13
    Rhonda Dickens Borger, TX, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Finally a sweet romance!"

    This book was delightful. It had everything I was looking for, for a relaxing non nail biting book. I read/listen to so many that have me so tensed up I can hardly stand it! I do enjoy those other books but every once in awhile it is nice to just listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 09-22-14
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 09-22-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Story. I liked it"

    This was a great story, I really enjoyed it. The story line, plot and concept were all great.

    The Hero, Jack was a rich sexy cowboy in his stetson hat! The Heroine, Jessie was strong and witty, not whimpering and whiny, which is always a plus to me. They had great chemistry and some very nicely written sex scenes.

    There was a lot of dialogue throughout the book, (I like lots of dialogue) and it was well written, easy to follow. It all flowed very nicely.

    As for the narrator, she is fine. I do wish she would practice deepening her voice for the male characters. And work on not making some of the women sound so juvenile. She does try though, and is not the worst I have listened too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Melbourne, Australia 09-01-13
    Jan Melbourne, Australia 09-01-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Another winner"

    This is another of Catherine Bybee's books which I enjoyed. Just a light fun book.
    I have purchased all her books and enjoyed them all.
    Good narration everytime which for me makes the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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