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Not Quite Crazy

Not Quite, Book 6
Written by: Catherine Bybee
Narrated by: Amy McFadden
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee comes the sixth novel in the warm and witty Not Quite series.

No one drives in New York City. Everyone knows that, including California transplant Rachel Price. But that doesn't stop her from driving into the city. From Connecticut. Every single morning. Rain or shine...or snow.

When she runs the charismatic and good-looking Jason Fairchild off the road, their immediate spark is met with bad timing. There is also one tiny little detail: Jason is her boss. And a woman as intelligent and dedicated to her career as Rachel knows not to date her boss.

As CEO of a private jet company, Jason Fairchild is more used to flying than driving. But if he hadn't chosen to drive home one night, he wouldn't have met the slowest - and most irresistible - driver in the entire metro area. Jason has never had time for love. Or dating. Or really anything that doesn't involve work. But when he finds out that Rachel is the newest superstar in his marketing department, he can't help wondering if fate has other plans...

©2018 Catherine Bybee (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Tracy T
  • 01-05-18

Very enjoyable read and listen.

I really liked this book. It had strong characters and a good story line and plot. I liked Rachel a lot, she was strong and smart female lead character, not whiny and wimpy. I really liked the relationship she had with Owen. I also liked Owen and was glad he wasn't a smart aleck bratty teenager.

The story line and plot was good. The one thing that did bug me was the custody hearing attorney. Seriously, Jason Fairchild owned an airplane company is filthy rich and could have retained the appropriate family law attorney, but instead used his corporate attorney who had no family law experience. Anyway, this is fiction so I dealt with it.

The romance story was good, the chemistry was good and there was a lot of dialogue throughout the entire book. There was one nicely written sex scene. The end did get a tiny bit cheesy, but all in all it was one of the better contemporary romance books written these days.

Most contemporary romance books these days are sex and sex and sex and a little story that contains the male lead character being super arrogant but not good enough for the girl because of some stupid deep rooted past experience nonsense. And the dialogue is usually really stupid. So I am very glad that Catherine Bybee does NOT write like that. Thank you Catherine Bybee.

As for the narration, I like Amy McFadden she does a great job and I like her reading voice. the men sound like men and she reads with emotion.

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  • Lisa
  • 19-03-18

Good Story -Ending not the Greatest

Overall, this was a nice story. Amy McFadden always does a great job with the various characters. There wasn't the usual weak female lead so that's a plus! There were still the typical romance checklist items though- that electricity, few sex scenes, problem to solve, Fall in love after a month...
The one thing that I was a bit surprised at was the very ending dialogue. It just seemed kind of weak. Something about their crazy love and then blam - that was the end. Maybe there was a time crunch or something....

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  • Leozpride
  • 13-03-18

Another great addition to this series

Would you consider the audio edition of Not Quite Crazy to be better than the print version?

Yep, already did

What other book might you compare Not Quite Crazy to and why?

Pretty much every other book in this series. The series characters are all linked which makes it a bit easier to follow if you start at book one, but it's not necessary. The overlapping of characters is what makes this series so unique. Each one stands on it's own with it's own merit and makes the next one worth the read.

Have you listened to any of Amy McFadden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. They are all really well done and the narrator is perfect. There were no technical issues with this one.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Two strangers brought together by fate

Any additional comments?

This is such a unique story line. There are some twists in the story that you will not see coming. The nice thing about this is the strength built between the two characters where the difficulties they face are from external supporting characters. It makes the outcome so much more than a basic ending. You will fall in love with these two and fight the urge not to slap some of the moments that will drive you crazy. I literally started talking out loud from frustration at certain points (e.g.: "you've got to be kidding me!", "are you serious...seriously!", etc.), which supports the true essence of this book.

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  • Shelley Peters
  • 02-02-20

Jason and Rachel Get Their HEA with Owen Too

Not Quite Crazy is the sixth book in the Not Quite Series. It can be enjoyed as a stand-alone book but I do recommend books 1-5 first since some of those characters are also in this book.

I know a lot of discussion has happened about racial issues in this book. I can see their concerns, but if you made them all the same skin tone I don't think it would have changed the story. You had a single Mom dying from cancer. Her best friend for years, who has known her son most of his life, is asked to be his guardian. She moves from California to Connecticut and gets a new marketing job in New York to give her "son", Owen, access to his paternal grandparents, who never expressed any interest in the first fifteen years of his life. He has met his father, who travels globally for work, less than a handful of times in those same years. It is no surprise any child would be more comfortable with the known than the unknown. The grandmother is critical to Owen, his dead mother and Rachel, who is caring for him. His grandfather doesn't step in or shut her down for her unkind words. I'm glad they found some peace at the end, as that is always best for any child in divided family situations.

Back to the romance...
Jason and Rachel first meet when she is driving home in her first major snowstorm at a snails pace. Jason tries to pass her but lost control into the ditch. Rachel brings him home while he waits for a tow. Owen is protective and defensive as the "man of the house" not knowing Jason's intentions are not bad.

At work, Rachel and her partner are presenting their new marketing campaign when in walks Jason. It turns out he is CEO of Fairchild Charters and her boss's boss.

Rachel is fast to shut down any idea of romance with her boss. Jason isn't willing to let the idea die. They have some time together as Jason helps her and Owen with Christmas lights on the house and getting a live Christmas tree. Eventually, they do start dating, but don't let it be known at work. When a plane of the company crashes, the fact they were together and traveled together gets out. Things are messy for a while and there are some surprise plot twists, but they work out in the end of the story.

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  • Donna
  • 29-04-19

Love this author!

Love the characters in this series. Can't wait to see the new book in this series.

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  • Linda R
  • 28-03-19

when a commitment to a friend binds her heart

Enjoyed this book. it's quite a bonus to get a book on Kindle Unlimited that includes the Audible. When Rachel's best friend dies with cancer she agrees to raise her 15 year old son, Owen as her own. But when his paternal grandparents who have never laid eyes on him try to move in and take over, Rachel and Owen move from California to New York so he can have a relationship with his grandparents and even his absent father. But snow and commuting to the city bring some unexpected surprises.

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  • Tania Padilla
  • 05-02-19

fall in love with the characters

Even though the story is not so great, I think the author has streched her stories too long, the characters she created for this are imposible not to fall in love with, I can finish this book in a day every time I read it (I've done it about 4 times already) and I know in time I will read it again.

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  • Rusty
  • 19-01-19

Engaging and Entertaining

I truly enjoyed Not Quite Crazy, which was more than just a romance. Rachel was an amazing and engaging woman, strong enough to support her best friend when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and loving enough to adopt her friend's teenage son Owen.

When Rachel almost run into Jason on a snowy road, she had absolutely no idea that Jason owned the company where she just started working. Jason pursued Rachel using humor, thoughtfulness and patience; the exact opposite of the conceited, violent alpha assholes so popular since FSOG.

The best part: Jason genuinely liked and admired Rachel as a person and friend. Without being asked, Jason and his family helped Rachel and Owen when his paternal grandparents tried to sue for custody. Nice to see millionaires portrayed as caring and compassionate, rather than entitled idiots.

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  • SueG
  • 09-12-18

Delightful Story

This is such a sweet, heartwarming, romantic story. Great story line. I highly recommend it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-12-18

I love this series!

This series just got better and better. I absolutely adore all of the characters...and what a wonderful ending!

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  • AGATA
  • 09-09-19

Love it

Love all book in the series! So funny so charning so catchy :) perfect romance and happy endings!

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  • Misty
  • 13-11-18

My first book n this series

I did it again. I bought a book in the middle of the series enjoyed it so much I will have to start the series from the start. This book was great I really enjoyed the narration. The story which I had looked at in book form really came alive for me. I don't want to describe the story as when reviewers do that it spoiled the story for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-11-18

Sweet!

Good entertainment!
A little bit of 50 shades!
Should be a good read for the coming holidays!