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…
Rachel found the stack of mail on the dining room table. She fingered through a few bills and tossed the junk to the side to add to the recycle bin. The box Owen had spoken of didn’t have a mailing label. In fact, all that was written on the plain brown box was her name, her first name.
She peeled away the tape, not knowing what to expect. Once she folded the lid back, she saw a handwritten envelope on top of a white canvas bag. It took a little effort to lift the noisy bag from the box—the sound of metal hitting metal struck her as odd.
Chains for the tires on her car.
She opened the note and a second paper fell out.
Thank you for braving this stranger in a storm and keeping me from frostbite. Welcome to Connecticut.
Below his name was a phone number. Something inside her stomach flipped, the buzz a teenage girl feels when she notices a popular boy watching her from the other side of the classroom. Or maybe she was reading into it. Maybe this was just a thank-you, a friendly gesture from a grateful, stranded traveler.
Her cheeks warmed.
Assuming he gave her a mobile number, Rachel decided to send a text.
Hello Jason. I received your gift. They were incredibly thoughtful. Thank you.
She read her note over, twice, then pressed “Send.” Off it went, in wherever notes went as they traveled faster than Superman in cyberspace.
The phone in her hand buzzed, reminding her she was holding it.
Is this Rachel?
Do you leave gifts on everyone’s doorstep in town?
Dot. Dot. Dot. It is nearly Christmas.
Was he flirting? It had been some time since she’d sent a text to anyone outside of the friend zone, so she couldn’t tell.
So you double as Connecticut’s Santa Claus?
Shhh. Don’t tell anyone. It’s a secret.
Well, he wasn’t not flirting.
I’ll keep my mouth closed on one condition.
Oh? What’s that?
I want to meet Vixen. She’s always been my favorite.
I thought Vixen was a he.
A boy named Vixen. That’s just cruel.
Good point. I’ll see what I can do. The team is on a strict curfew until after the holiday.
Rachel found a rolling eye emoji.
Not Quite Crazy
The Not Quite Series, Book Six
March 2018, First Edition
eBook & Print
Ranks & Awards
#8 Amazon Kindle Bestseller
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Women’s Fiction Romance
“Bybee’s satisfying sixth installment in her Not Quite Series is a contemporary fairy tale … This fast-paced story features credible characters whose appealing relationship is built upon friendship, mutual respect, and sizzling chemistry.”
“If you’re looking for smart contemporary romance that brings sweetness, sizzle, laughter, and a few tears, look no further than Catherine Bybee’s Not Quite Crazy.
—THE ROMANCE DISH
“Not Quite Crazy–the final book in Catherine Bybee’s popular Not Quite series–was everything I love about her writing: heartfelt emotions, steamy passion, family drama, and most of all, characters so real that you feel an instant connection with them.”
“More than just your heart-stopping romance, this book offers a tear-jearking, touching and loving story of what a family is and should be.”
“I laughed, I cried, and I fell completely in love with this cast of dissimilar characters who created deep bonds of friendship and family over the course of a New York winter.”
—LOVEY DOVEY BOOKS
“Nobody told me I’d be crying little tears out of my heart reading this funny and sexy romance … they were happy tears, the kind that only a really good romance can make happen.”
—LADY MYSTS’S BOOKISH HODGEPODE
“This book had romance, friendship, family, emotion, and tons of heart… and is one of my favorite reads this year!”
—EM AND M BOOKS