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Not Quite Crazy

(Not Quite #6)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  8,666 ratings  ·  563 reviews

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-l

Kindle Edition, 315 pages
Published March 6th 2018 by Montlake Romance
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Wendy I thought so. This was the first book I read by this author. It is a Christmas / winter time setting though

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Alex ♈
4.5 stars

Such a sweet and touching story!
Loved it!

The book is not extreme heavy on romance/sex, more on the family values and love.

Amazing heroine. She raised the son of her deceased friend and loved the boy as her own. I respected and adored her for her kindness, strength and humanity. I cried when I read flashbacks about h’s friend/boy’s mother – heartbreaking, but at the same time beautiful.

I liked Owen/h’s adopted son, but he did some silly things at the end; ok, he was only 15, so let it g
4 Not at all Crazy Stars

“I’m just a guy, falling for a girl.”
“Jason.” How could he say that?
“And you’re just a girl, falling for a guy.”
“You make it sound so easy.”
“It doesn’t have to be complicated.” But it was, and they both knew it.

Recently relocated California girl Rachel Price knew she’d have to deal with New York’s City’s winter weather eventually, she was just hoping that day was waaaaay off in the future. When a snow storm surprises Rachel at work, she eschews all rational advice and de
I loved this! Rachel and Jason made a great couple! Kudos to the author for writing a successful, attractive and smart hero that isn't a manwhore! It is possible for a man to be rich, sexy and fly his own helicopter without subjecting himself to diseases by having sex with any woman that looks at him! I really enjoyed this and was sad when I finished it! ...more
This is more of a quiet romance - it has much less sex than a lot of romances that I read these days. It's more wholesome but it does have a few sexy scenes. But, I really enjoyed this one. It was nice to have a romance novel focus on the relationships among people instead of just the chemistry among people. I loved the story itself. Apparently, this is the 6th in a series but I didn't feel like I missed anything by coming in at book 6. I am interested in going back and reading the previous nove ...more
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Catherine Bybee Fans, Romance
4 Love's Complications Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
Life happens and when we are challenged to step up, hopefully we do what our hearts tell us to do. In Not Quite Crazy by Catherine Bybee, Rachel Price does exactly that. When her best friend had her son, she was there. When the father never stepped up or any other of his relatives show any interest, she was there.

Rachel was also there when her friend was stricken with cancer, held her and son's hands for support and then buried her.
Rachel is all
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-paperback, 2018
This book made giddy with happiness! I loved everything about it! No dealing with other women trying to ruin their relationship. There was drama but nothing unnecessary to the story. It was a slow burn love that started with an instant attraction. It was a bit of a fairytale love story but still very realistic.

I really shouldn't be surprised. I have loved everything I have read by Catherine Bybee and I don't know why I haven't binge read all of her books. Trust me, that is going to be something
Mar 29, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ritas-2019
I talked extensively about this book on Twitter.

This is a profoundly harmful story. Rachel best friend recently died of cancer, and asks Rachel to take custody of her 15 year old son, Owen. To be closer to Owen's paternal grandparents, they move to CT. Rachel is a white woman, Owen is black, and the entire book focuses on the fight to keep Owen's paternal grandparents from taking custody of him.

This is steeped in deeply harmful racist tropes of every kin
After Rachel’s best friend dies and leaves her to raise her son, she makes the move from sunny California to the Big Apple just in time for winter. Determined to make the hour long drive into Manhattan each day for her new job, she’s sure she’ll get the hang of driving on the ice and snow. That is until she has a near accident and the other car careens into a ditch. With an offer to help the driver, Jason, she feels an instant attraction, not realizing she’s crushing on her new boss.

Jason has be
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Thank you Alex for the rec!!
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
3 1/2 Stars!

I loved both Rachel and Jason and Owen was a great surprise. I really didn't like the whole custody battle part of the story. I am very happy Jason got his HEA. I have enjoyed this series. Sorry to see it end. Happy reading!
Oct 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people who like pro-capitalist fluff
Shelves: adult, romance
I did not like this book.... that doesn't mean it's a bad book, per se (I mean, look at the rating - clearly other people liked it), but it's so 100% the opposite of what attracts me to romance novels.

This is a story about two nice people who fall in love, have vanilla sex, and encounter some plot problems that pull them closer together. There is no soul here. It is fluff. There are no character arcs. The villains are straw men. It is politically correct with zero depth in a way that I actually
Samantha (WLABB)
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's been a while since the last Not Quite book, and I was happy to be reunited with so many familiar faces.

"That's crazy."
"Not quite crazy."
He Kissed the back of her hand. "Maybe a little crazy."


• Rachel had recently relocated from the west coast to the east coast. She was working hard to adjust to her new home, new job, and suddenly be the mom of a teenaged boy. Romance was the last thing on her mind.

• Jason was the oldest of the Fairchild clan, and due to his position in the family,
Skye Kilaen
Mar 28, 2019 marked it as no-thank-you
Really uncomfortable with what I'm seeing about the treatment of race in this book, info here: ...more
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Having read all of the books in this series, I'm sad to see this series end! Each book featuring the Fairchild brothers can be read on their own. However, the books are so much better read in order as each wife joins in the matchmaking pursuits of the remaining Fairchild siblings. Jason might be the oldest of the Fairchild siblings but he is the last one to fall in love. However, once he sees Rachel he knows she is the one. Rachel is enjoying flirting with Jason until she discovers he is actuall ...more
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
this book is sweet. so sweet. like ice tea sweet. simple and sweet strory line. likeable characters. not steamy.

and i adore owen. i think this kid deserve a stand alone book. he is just so lovable 15 years old. and rachel is so cute. like ur next door neighbore who bake cookies everytime.

jason is also a sweet and sensitive man. not alpha male. but sweet gentle and sensitive.

sweet sweet sweet book. not quite crazy but i am falling for it.
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We come to the last book in Catherine Bybee’s Not Quite series and she has given us a wonderful heartwarming, amusing and entertaining story.
Rachel Price has done the ultimate thing for her best friend; she agrees to raise her friend’s teenage son after her death. Moving Owen and herself from California to Connecticut so that she can wave off a custody battle with the paternal grandparents of her ward, she gets a job in NY. It is a big adjustment for both. They have so much to contend with, a n
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, own, ebook, reviewed
Another fantastic story from Catherine Bybee. I LOVE her Not Quite series! This author never lets me down. Her books always keep me turning the pages completely forgetting about the time that passes. NOT QUITE CRAZY features Jason, the oldest and last single Fairchild brother. His car going off the road into a ditch in a snowstorm turns out to be the luckiest day of his life. Jason meets Rachel Price and then her adopted son, Owen. Their chemistry is unmistakable and his pursuit of her not quite ...more
Tracy *To the point Reviews*
Loved loved loved this story by Catherine Bybee!!!

It was a light and beautiful love story that takes a sneaky approach to love and hands it to you gently and with care. This story blossoms and bloomed and I really felt like a was a spectator to the characters lives. And I really loved that. Feeling like they are REAL people.

No arrogant asshole hero here. All gentleman with no OW BS! His honesty and devotion was beautiful. Jason won my heart when he befriended the heroine's stepson without hesita
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a family/romance book, the romance takes the 2nd place [don't worry, there are plenty of it] as the family part takes the spotlight. It is not the usual case of attractions at the first sight for Rachel, our leading lady but it is for Jason. Rachel is a committed single parent to her deceased best friend's son, Owen. As the romance part progress, her commitment towards Owen does not take a step back and Jason befriends Owen which has nothing to do with trying to get into Rachel's good si ...more
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ever read a book or watched a movie that you wished you could do away with the antagonist or dump them into the middle of the river without a life jacket or boat? This is that book. The story is wonderful, irritating, infuriating and sexy. It will give you a roller coaster of emotions. Trigger, overbearing snotty, controlling, manipulative grandmother of the never present father.
I enjoyed this standalone book and recommend it to all who enjoy a good thumbing of the nose to antagonists and HEAs.
Peggy Jaeger
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For the final chapter in the NOT QUITE series, Bybee has taken us to Connecticut and NY by way of California.
When Rachel Price becomes the guardian to her best friend’s teenaged son after his mother’s death, to keep the peace with the boy’s paternal grandparents, she relocates to NY and a new job.
One snowy night traveling home, a car goes off the road and Rachel stops to help the driver. Sparks ignite between the two immediately. After a series of flirty encounters Rachel discovers her handsome
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this story.. It is heartwarming and will shows that family is not genetic but love..
Can I just say that I wanted to be a Fairchild to have private ✈ on my beck and call...
So many places to see..
The eldest serious workaholic child is always my favorite and I always enjoy seeing their fun side with less responsibility. Jason and Rachel are perfect
Trish R.
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve read 20 of Catherine Bybee’s books and I’ve loved every one of them, well there were two that were 3 stars but all the rest were 4 and 5 stars (mostly 5.) This is the book 6 in the Not Quite series and I was so excited to get it. (I loved The Weekday Brides, too.)

I liked how Rachel insisted on not dating Jason when she found out he was her boss and he refused to listen. And I liked Owen, Rachel’s deceased best friend’s son that Rachel promised to take care of. He’s 15 and a hell of a nice k
mindful.librarian ☀️
I adore this author and I adore this series. I’ll read anything Bybee writes ❤️ Love that these books are available on Kindle Unlimited!

UPDATE 3/28/19:

I’m looking at this story and author in a different light now after the Twitter thread by @jenreadsromance about problematic material within and issues surrounding its RITA nomination. I appreciate her work educating me on recognizing racism in the books I read.
Sheila Lee
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
For my review, I will not restate the plot since you can read the description on the jacket, nor will I post any spoilers.
I have read several books by Catherine Bybee, but I have to say this has been my favorite thus far. The H and h are strong characters and their story is wellwritten. There are hints that there are books preceding this one which pertain to other characters in this one. This is a stand-alone book and does not requi
Isha Coleman
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not Quite Crazy (Not Quite, #6) by Catherine Bybee  

There's a sanity to the madness that is Catherine Bybee. At the heart of it all is the characters she creates. They dare us to be human. Encourage us to be empathetic and shine a light on what life has to offer whether ideal or heartbreaking. As an author she pulls back the curtain and guides readers with a profound sense of wisdom and wit. Not Quite Crazy is a nod to one life lesson we all take for granted. To get the most out of life, it has
I loved this one! Dare I say is my favorite of the series? I haven't read one of these in a while so maybe I'm biased but I really enjoyed it.- ...more
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just love the Not Quite series, it’s always so entertaining and it just grabs your attention. Rachel might not be used to the New York weather but being a go getter Rachel makes the most of it until she almost ends up in a ditch like Jason. They might have met under usual circumstances but the friendship and feelings that start to develop are real and sweet. Rachel might not have wanted to start anything with Jason with him being her boss but when you meet your other half those things don’t ma ...more
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
If you liked the Kevin Costner/Octavia Butler movie Black or White but thought that the black family members in the movie were handled too sympathetically this is the book for you. There is a lot of focus on the fact that the heroine in the book, Rachel, is white, and that the teenager she has custody of (her recently passed away best friend's son), Owen, is biracial. The grandparents are one-note villains who think the heroine isn't fit to raise him because she's white so want to take custody a ...more
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