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Not Quite Dating

(Not Quite #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  19,857 ratings  ·  953 reviews
Waitress and single mom Jessica “Jessie” Mann is practical to a fault. Even if she had time to date, which she doesn’t, she’d be determined to provide her son with a more secure upbringing than the one she had—and that would mean a husband with big bucks. When Jack Morrison—a sexy-as-sin, seemingly broke customer with a cowboy hat and a seductive grin—tries to flirt with h ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by Montlake Romance (first published 2012)
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Marionle6tron I wouldn't say it's a funny story but it's a good romance with such funny sentences and situations

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Catherine Bybee is one of my favorite authors so I had high hopes for this one. Sadly, it wasn’t exactly up to par with her other works I’ve read.

Honestly, it was good and enjoyable for the most part, but not quite my kind of book. The plot was too plain and predictable—a millionaire pretended to be the waiter in order to find true love. I didn’t mind how cheesy the story was because as you know, I never say no to cheese! My major problem was the drama. It did nothing but upset me! Moreove
I've had this book on my TBR list for quite a while and thought I'd give it a try. I listened to the Audible version and the narration for Jack's character was horrible! I almost just quit listening altogether because it was so bad.

Aside from the unappealing narration, the story was kind of cute. I did like the characters, even if I was put-off by some of the over-the-top "country bumpkin" portrayals of Jack. At times, it did feel more like I'd gotten ahold of a script for an episode of 'The Bev
Lisa Kay
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★★★★☆ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Sweet and fun. Nothing new here, but I really liked it. Fast-paced, with a nice flow. Made me smile a few times. It was very pleasant to listen to while I did my weekly errands.

I haven’t read anything by this author before, but I’ll be checking out more of her books. Enough that I checked into when the next in the series comes out. (April, 2013).

For that matter, I’ve never heard Amy McFadden narrate before, and she does a nice job. I’ll l
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Torn here between 4.0-4.5 stars so I just rounded up. Rachel Gibson came to mind while I was reading this. Think fans of hers will like this story. A sweet romance between Jessie, a single mom who’s struggling to make ends meet as a waitress and millionaire Jack who’s looking for love from someone who’s not just after his money. To protect himself, making sure she’ll love him for who he is and not what he has, he pretends to be a waiter at one of his hotels. Jessie’s 5 yr old son Danny is darlin ...more
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 stars!

Sometimes you read a book that, in that moment, fits the mood you're in perfectly. This was definitely the case with Not Quite Dating. Lately I've been reading books with so much angst, drama, and emotion in them that it was nice to switch to something a little lighter in tone. Not Quite Dating is a sugary sweet, easy read that makes you feel good. It's straight romance, and refreshing in it's simplicity.

Jack is a billionaire heir to a large hotel empire who is growing weary of gold
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

No Exactamente Una Cita es el primer libro de la nueva serie de Catherine Bybee, llamada No Exactamente y nos presenta a Jack y Jessie.
Estaba emocionada por comenzar esta lectura pero tambien tenia un poco de reservas, lo unico que habia leido de la autora era su saga The Weekday Brides y aunque fueron unos libros que me sorprendieron para bien, no sabia si seria un caso aislado o si realmente me gustaria todo lo que creara Catherine Bybee.
Reconozco que este libro no fue lo que esperaba, quizas

6.21.18- Edited to correct a mistake.

1.5 stars

I'm so confused. A wealthy man wants to find a woman who doesn’t want him for his money. He sets his eye on someone who admittedly is only interested in a man with money, says to himself "hey, I like this one"? It makes NO SENSE. Plus with all the lying, I'm done. The stars I gave this one are for how much I enjoyed Bybee's writing. It's reminiscent of Laura Florand's and was very enjoyable to read.
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este é o 8º livro que leio desta escritora e continuo a adorar os seus livros!

Este também é o 1º livro de uma nova série e espero bem que publiquem mais!

Sim é um romance cliché mas lê-se tão bem e dispõe tão bem que é impossível não gostar!
Scott-robert Shenkman
Feb 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
***Slightly Spoilery***

OK, so I’ve read a few reviews saying that the ending of this book is predictable…..

Um, so unless you’ve been living under a rock in Scotland for the past 472 years (oh wait, that’s a different Catherine Bybee series), you know exactly how this book will end. You EXPECT it to end a certain way, and if it doesn’t, well, you will be pissed off.

The fun is in getting to the ending.

And this book is fun. A lot of fun. Jessie and Jack are extremely likeable, cool characters and y
I had no expectations for this book. I just saw that it was an audible available on my Kindle Unlimited account and I went for it. Yes, I can be very picky about what I read or listen on my Kindle because sometimes the recommendations can be quite ridiculous. However, I really liked this book and I was really happy that I got to listen to it while I was at work today.

Not Quite Dating was a really cute romance novel. I loved both characters, Jack and Jessie, and I definitely fell in love with lit
3.5 Stars!

Sweet, enjoyable romance.
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Heartwarming, cute novel that had me smiling until the last line. Wonderful narration, too! On to book 2 in the series!
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
This book was really sweet.

So far it is safe to say that I have loved every book I have read by Catherine Bybee. You know that her characters are going to have a good attractions with pits and falls before fully coming into the romance and a brilliant feel good ending.

Jessie is a young mum who works long hours late at night as a waitress in order that she can spend her daylight hours with her son in order that he doesn't miss out. Her younger sister lives with them rent free in order that she al
Kristal Kitap
Kısacık, keyifle okunan tatlı bir kitaptı Sadece Arkadaşız. Angels Books ile birlikte okuduk yine, her ikimizin elinde aynı kitap varken birlikte okumamazlık olmazdı! :)

Akıcı olduğu için kitap elimize geçtiği gibi bitirdik. Hızlıca okunuyor, tatlı bir tebessüm bırakıyor yüzünüzde. Aşkı işleyişi fazlaca klişe olsa da sıkmıyor insanı. Güzel bir mola sağlıyor insana çünkü.

Zengin oğlan, fakir kız. Oğlan parası için yanaşan kadınlardan sıkılıp fakir rolüne bürünüyor işte. Kadın ise fakir ve bir çocu
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemp-romance
Available November 2012
Debby "Piene Raven"
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: authors-a-b
(Review of Audiobook) Not Quite Dating is a first listen for me by author, Catherine Bybee. I typically don’t listen much to contemporary romances, but this was a first in the series for this author. Well with that being said, I can say this was one story I was totally captivated by the characters and story line.

Jessie Mann, a waitress working the graveyard shift has had enough of broke men or men wanting to use her for what little she has…which is practically nothing. She has enough trouble in
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audios
An ok read
Tania Martins
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gostei muito destes dois, a história começa de forma bastante leve com ele a insinuar-se e a levar tampa sempre mas a medida que vamos vendo como ele insiste e começa a imiscuir-se na vida dela e do filho vamo-nos apaixonando e torcendo pelos dois, romance muito fofo e ternurento!
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lettura adorabile. Un romanzo che fila via senza accorgerti, lo avrei letto in molto meno tempo se non fossi stata impegnata con altre cose da fare.
I protagonisti sono simpatici e ben combinati. Il plot di partenza forse non è originalissimo ma da il via a una storia d'amore dolce e divertente, dove la commedia dell'equivoco viaggia parallela al romanticismo e mi va benissimo.
Jack ama Jessie e capisce che è la donna per sempre, quella che finalmente può dare un senso alla sua vita da miliardario
Feb. 3, 2014 Catherine Bybee is a new author for me so when I purchased Not Quite Dating I hoped that it would be as interesting as the book description the publishing company supplies. I was not disappointed. The story really draws you in after the first few pages and never lets you go. Jessie is a struggling single mom who works nights as a waitress at a dinner supporting herself and her son Danny who is five years old. She lives in a small two bedroom apartment with her sister, who is going t ...more
Jan 08, 2014 rated it liked it
A very classic plot of a poor single mother Cinderella looking for a richer prince charming, falling in love with a man not fitting her bills on paper. And on the other hand, the rich guy masquerading as one of his minions to see if he could be loved for himself and not merely for the content of his deep wallet.
Despite this lack of imagination in the plot, the characters, main and secondary, were highly likeable, the dialogues seemed all real. And the overall story just flowed right, the book w
Nov 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-quite, romance
ספר חביב סה"כ וצפויי.

ג'סי מלצרית, אם חד הורית המגדלת את בנה לאחר שאביו נעלם מהסביבה כשגילה על ההריון.

ג'ק מוריסון, הוא בן עשירים למשפחה המנהלת כ 200 מלונות יוקרה בארהב. כשהם נפגשים, ג'ק מעמיד פנים הוא מלצר מרוד שחולם על עתיד גדול וג'סי מסרבת לצאת עם בחור שאינו יציב בתעסוקה שלו ואין לו כסף.

ג'ק מחזר במרץ אחרי ג'סי והיא מסרבת ליותר מידידות אבל היא מתאהבת בג'ק והוא בה מה שמסבך את העיניינים כשהוא צריך לגלות לה את האמת על עצמו.

ספר נחמד, צפוי ומעביר מספר שעות קריאה בכיף.
Mar 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
No exactamente una cita da inicio a la serie "No exactamente" con una novela romántica, sencilla y amena. Es un libro que se lee solo, que está muy bien para pasar un rato entretenido y que encima te acaba dejando un buen sabor de boca. No es la mejor novela romántica que he leído pero está muy bien y cumple con su propósito.

Reseña completa:
Chris Conley
May 16, 2018 rated it liked it
This was well written but a tad too predictable for me.
Feb 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: B-

Jack meets Jessie at the restaurant where she works as a waitress. She’s been unlucky in love, always picking the men who can’t be depended on and use her. She’s vowed that she’s not dating a guy unless he’s rich and has a clear career path he’s headed down. When she meets Jack and assumes he’s a freeloader, based on how he’s acting around his friends and the beat up truck he drives, she instantly puts him in the no-dating zone. What she do
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"Volevo passare più tempo con te, conoscerti. Volevo dimostrarti che il denaro non compra la felicità. Tutti gli uomini alla festa potevano essere ricchi, ma nessuno di loro ti avrebbe resa felice. Io sono stato ricco per tutta la vita, eppure non sono mai stato felice come lo sono con te.

[..] Ti amo più di quanto gli scarafaggi amino le girelle alla cannella."

Jessi scoppiò a ridere di cuore. Alla faccia del poeta che aveva varcato la soglia di
...and it started off so well.

The beginning was promising but then it got annoying really quick with Jessie's constant denials. THEN, if that wasn't annoying enough, there was much damn drama in the last third (all of which was due to Jessie's overly dramatic reactions...chill girl -- I don't know why someone would expect to be proposed to be a guy upon a reunion when the last time they'd met she'd rejected his proposal and told him to get out) that was followed by an overly syrupy hap
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
No matter how hard she tries Jessica “Jessie” Mann can’t quite get ahead, with her young son at home it seems every dollar she makes comes with another debt owed or something needing repaired. Jack Morrison is on a weekend long bachelor party when he meets his waitress Jessie at the Denny’s they are eating at. Although Jack turns on the charm, Jessie makes her intentions clear, not going to happen.

Jack is not used to a woman fawning all over him, but Jessie thinks he is a dreamer scratching two
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: catherine-bybee
This is a sweet, makes you feel good romance that takes place during the Christmas season. Jessie is working as a waitress, trying to make ends meet in order to support her sister and her 5 year old son. Her mother has frequently told her it is just as easy to love a poor man as a rich man. She is immediately attracted to Jack, but she wants someone established not a dreamer with a dead end job. After an ex girlfriend tells him any girl he marries will be marrying him for his money, Jack decides ...more
Jacob Proffitt
If you read the blurb, you can probably put most of the plot together without bothering to read the book. Only then, you'll miss out on the fun characters. I just liked both Jessie and Jack and spending time with them was worth the investment. And thinking back on it, the writing was solidly unobtrusive (which I like) and the secondary characters did a good job enhancing the main story without taking it over—and that includes the kid.

A note about Steamy: Mildly steamy. Some explit sex, but kept
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