**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**
Fun Fact: Catherine Bybee is the first author I found via my fancy new Kindle circa 2012.
Since then I have upgraded Kindles (twice) but my love for the fun and pretty worlds Ms. Bybee creates has endured. It has been a little while since I read the previous books in the Not Quite Series so I couldn’t quite remember all the details. That wasn’t a problem with Not Quite Crazy! It stands completely on its own and I was quickly re-introduced to the dreamy and wealthy Fairchild brothers.
Jason Fairchild, CEO of a private jet company gets stuck in a ditch on a snowy night. Recent California transplant Rachel Price fishes him out.
Right from the beginning Rachel and Jason have an easy chemistry and witty dialogue. I instantly related to Rachel’s do-it-yourself independent streak. Jason is a nice guy. I know that sounds boring but I promise he’s not. I think nice heroes are completely underrated in modern romance novels. Jason is strong, responsible, and deeply caring. The total package. The problem? He is the CEO at Rachel’s new job.
One issue that did give me pause is how persistent Jason was after Rachel (very logically) told him she could not date her boss. At the end of the day, that’s not the biggest problem Jason and Rachel face as a couple but it did worry me as a reader.
My absolute favorite aspect of this romance (besides Jason’s perfect one-liners, the man had gilded tongue *badum tish*) was how rock solid Jason and Rachel were as a couple. No spoilers but, they endured events that would shake the foundations of established marriages when they had only been dating for weeks. They were both ready for love even if one of them wasn’t completely aware of it (looking at you Rach). By the time the of the HEA I was grinning like a looney tune. This whole book centered around the family you choose which always makes me a little weepy.
Upon reflection, at the backbone of this story is a beautiful female friendship. Now excuse me while I go call my best friend and tell her I love her.
Not Quite Crazy debuts March 6, 2018.