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This is the story of Katelyn. Rich and beautiful she has lived the playgirl lifestyle but now she wants to take life seriously and work on interior design for her brother's hotel. On the night of her brother's wedding, however, she finds a baby abandoned outside her hotel suite and no evidence about where she came from except a note which gives her custody. Now she has a job, a baby and a nosy ex-boyfriend to contend with ....

This is obviously the second book in a series - this became evident during the first scene when we were introduced to the main characters at a wedding. There were a few too many who were introduced too quickly to keep track of them and their relationships - if you had read the first book in the series then this was just a reminder but coming fresh to the book it was a bit confusing. You need to move quickly onwards and get into the story as all makes sense quite quickly and the characters are brought in again one at a time.

The storyline here is well done. Although this is a book written for enjoyment rather than depth the author avoids a lot of the cliches about someone suddenly acquiring a small baby. Katie is intelligent and she can cope but she needs to keep the existence of the baby secret to try and find out where she came from and to avoid getting her family involved in her affairs. She is also trying to hold down a new job and the author shows how that is difficult even if you are able to buy in help with childcare. The other story theme about her renewed relationship with Dean and his desire to find out what has changed Katie is threaded into the story neatly, although you wonder why he originally fell for Katie as she is portrayed as an airhead before her recent change of focus. The reason why Katie dumped Dean previously makes sense although the author rather forgets Katie's concerns and they are not addressed when they do come together again.

This is an entertaining and enjoyable story which is not overly realistic but is fun despite that. I did find the rich kid background a little wearing in places - Katie can have everything she wants, it is made clear that she cannot be sacked from her job, no one seems to feel that they are her boss, etc. There was a lot at the beginning about how she was followed around by photographers and journalists all the time but that seemed to disappear without comment. I also found that the inbuilt sexism of the book which comes with the creating of a series of alpha males a bit too much on occasion with a lot too much emphasis on Katie's tight skirts and high heels.

As a light-weight romance with an interesting storyline this is a good read. I shall search out the first in the series and buy that now in the hope that it will be just as enjoyable.
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on 27 February 2014
If you’re looking for a book with a bit of suspense and a happy ending this book is for you, I won’t spoil it by telling you what happens but hers a taste, After a family wedding Katie returns to her hotel room only to have a knock on the door and a baby left with a note, Katie hires a private detective to help find the mum but a bit of a shock is revealed.
Only downside of the book is the way the charactors are introduced to the audience however you quickly learn who they are and the roll they play.
I personally enjoyed this book so would recommend it to anybody who likes a bit of suspense and a happy ending in a book :)
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on 31 August 2013
This book had me giggling at times. This book is right up my street and right from the word go i was drawn into the story.

Katie is the sister of Jack from the previous book and she is always in the press being an heiress to billions from her fathers hotel chain.

After going back to her suite in Texas after her brothers wedding with Monica there is a knock on the door where she finds a two week old baby girl.

She immediately falls in love with an although there are papers stating that she has adopted her she immediately calls a PI to investigate who the mother is.

Knowing she needs to keep all of this secret until it is resolved the flies to California in economy with Monica and the baby (Savannah).

Dean his Jacks best friend and has a past with Katie. They had previously dated in secret, but when she lost their baby and was told she would never have children she breaks up with him.

Dean has been asked by Jack to check on Katie as she is acting strange, when he goes to her suite the day after the wedding he finds the baby but thinks nothing of it.

When she flees he follows,but finds her at his construction site in her short skirt and heels. His attraction to her has never stopped and when h realises that he never loved his previous fiancé he tells Jack that he is making a serious play for his sister again!

Dean pursues Katie and eventually finds out about Savannah and is left speechless. Not long after he asks Katie to move in with him.

When they find out separately who the mother is and then the father there is a little wobble, but as in every good Catherine Bybee book things get sorted out and we get a brilliant ending.

I love this series.
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Heiress to her father's vast hotel fortune, Katie Morrison has always known how to get attention. Ever since her mother walked out on her as a child, she's made sure people notice her. Her life, loves and interests have been tabloid fodder for years. All except for the one fling that really mattered, with the man she's always loved - and had to let go.

Her brother's best-friend, Dean Prescott, has been in Katie's life for years. And he's still in it, no matter what happened between them. Now they have to work together. A tough enough prospect for Katie, made all the worse as she struggles to hide her newest and most potentially explosive secret - the baby abandoned on her doorstep. Which she'll do anything to keep. Even if it means letting the man she loves go. Again.

These two first appeared in Not Quite Dating - Dean getting jilted a week before his wedding, Katie as a meddlesome sister saving the romantic day. Their impact there was pretty small, but now we learn that there's a lot more to both of them than meets the eye - aside from their secret affair, of course.

Katie is caring and fiercely loyal, determined to prove herself while protecting those she loves. While Dean is actually quite sweet and intensely loving - when he gets the chance. Their story from love to heartache and tentatively back to love again is sweet and funny, with plenty of tenderness along the way. Although I do wish they'd talked properly about why things went wrong. Then again, as lovely as their love story was, this tale was equally about motherhood and how Katie dealt with the various aspects of it.

For me this was an adorable, absorbing read, a little less daft than Not Quite Dating, but all the better for it. Sister, nurse and confidant Monica made a great return, making me hope that her own story might be in the works soon. This is a light, enjoyably feel-good read with an emotional heart. I look forward to the next in the series.
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on 16 May 2013
Katie and Dean had been friends since high school. Katie always had a crush on Dean but it wasn't until after high school that they began to date. Secretly of course. It wouldn't do for Katie's dad and brother to find out. They were both privileged kids, their parents wealth well established, and as such they wanted to keep this to themselves. No media stories. No friends feeling guilty, if they broke up, about who to invite to their parties. As suddenly as it began it ended. Katie then got the reputation of being a wild child. Sleeping around, traveling and parties were on her nightly agenda. Dean, meanwhile, nursed a broken heart for more than one reason. Now they've got a second chance, will they take it?

This is a wonderfully crafted story about a wealthy spoiled girl and her sudden need to grow up. Love the characters and their personalities really shine through. You'll laugh and you'll sigh as you read this book. An easy read, Catherine Bybee has done a terrific job of keeping the characters true to the first book in the series. This is a keeper!!

I found no issues with this one.

I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because I couldn't put it down.
~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
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VINE VOICEon 28 April 2013
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This is the second book in the 'Not Quite' series. The plot is a good one and the characters strong and likeable. It is written in an easy to read style. Wild rich girl Katelyn has begun to settle down and has been given the responsibility for interior design in her brother's new hotel. Dean Prescott is the construction boss building the hotel. Katelyn and Dean have a history and meet again at her brother's wedding. A baby is left outside the penthouse suite where Katelyn is spending the night after the wedding. Can she keep the baby a secret? Can she rebuild a relationship with Dean? Can she hold down her job?
All these questions are answered as Katelyn tries to find the the mother of baby Savannah and makes an effort to lose her spoilt rich girl image. It is a lovely well written story that gives a warm cosy feeling to the reader. Although it is the second in the series and I had not read the first I did not find this spoilt my enjoyment. I liked the writer's style and characters so much that I have now got the first one ready to read
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on 26 February 2015
The book makes no sense and tries to make everything sound like a drama. The characters are fake and unnatural. Katie, the protagonist, is uninteresting, pretentious, lazy and a huge slut. She is supposed to "like" or even "love" the abandoned baby, Savannah, but hardly takes care of her!! She is supposed to be the "mum" but leaves the baby with nannies and her friend. She hides the baby which makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE! If she loves the baby she should be proud of her and take care of her!!!!!! Not lock her up in the house with different people taking care of her! AND DRESSING LIKE A SLUT DOES NOT MAKE KATIE A PROUD WOMEN!!! It makes this character sound week and superficial! The character has no depth and is unbearable from the start...
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on 14 May 2013
This book had me hooked from the very beginning, leaving me reading it in a day.

The story focuses on Katie receiving a baby girl on her doorstep one evening. The note explains that Katie is now Savannahs legal patent. Katie instantly falls in love with her but wants to keep her a secret until she knows for sure that the birth mother won't take her back. This becomes a hard secret to keep when her feeling for Dean (her ex she never got over) reconnect.

We get to see if Katie and Dean can rebuild their relationship and become a family with the uncertainty of Savannas parentage.

Love this book and all the characters in it are great and hugely likeable. Would recommend it as a great romantic read.
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VINE VOICEon 28 May 2013
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This book starts as the 1st in the series ends.
Katie, Jack's sister, heiress and playgirl, goes home and the bell rings. She finds a 2 week old baby on the doorstep. To escape family interference, she goes early to California (travelling economy class for the first time) to start work on the interior design of her brother's new hotel, which her ex is building. Between working her first job, site visits in high heels and tight skirts, keeping the baby a secret and tracing the mother (and incidentally the father) of the baby, she has her work cut out. Add in dealing with her ex and and falling in love with the baby, there are complications aplenty.
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VINE VOICEon 18 July 2013
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Following Not Quite Dating, mine picks up from the wedding of book one following Jacks sister Katie and his best friend Jack who we've met previously. Still not yet healed from their broken relationship that noone knows about, Katie gets home from the wedding to find a baby on her doorstep that someone has intended to be hers. Desperate to keep it Katie keeps her secret from everyone, but Dean is hot on her heels and determined to find out what she's hiding.

It's a bit predictable, and the ending isn't particular cryptic but it's still a fairly good read and the characters are interesting enough to hold it up.
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