Author Jamie Beck returns with an engrossing series about family, friendship, and starting over. In this first Cabot novel, a legacy of secrets tests old friends seeking a second chance at life and love. On the second anniversary of her husbands suicide, Colby Cabot-Baxter is ready to let go of her grief and the mistakes made during her turbulent marriage. Her fresh start comes in the form of A CertainTea, the restaurant shes set to open along Lake Sandy, Oregon, with help from her family. But when her executive chef quits just weeks before the grand opening, Colby is pressured to hire old family friend Alec Morgan. His award-winning reputation could generate buzz, but their friendship has withered since her husbands reckless dare cost Alecs brother his life.Distracted by guilty secrets concerning the tragedy that changed his and Colbys lives, Alec self-destructed and lost his famed restaurant. With his career in tatters, hes determined to use this opportunity to redeem his reputation and to help the woman hes loved from afar find happiness again.But secrets have a way of coming out. When Alecs do, they might destroy the new life he and Colby have rebuilt together....
|Title||:||Before I Knew (The Cabots #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||354 pages|
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Before I Knew (The Cabots #1) Reviews
This book has some great moments and I enjoyed it for the most part. It has a great ending.Happy ☺reading 📚!
Jamie Beck is one of my favourite authors, and I'm always excited when she brings out a new book. Before I knew is the start of a new series, The Cabots.
Books dealing with grief are not my favourite, especially when it is one of the main themes in a story. However, with this said I still enjoyed this book. It has a lot going on, and the story was really interesting.
Colby Cabot-Baxter lost her husband 2 years ago and has never recovered. It's not because he was the love of her life, or she can't ...more
BEFORE I KNEW is an exceptional first book in Jamie Beck's new series THE CABOT'S. I was heartbroken before the end of chapter one and relished my heart being mended as Ms Beck wove her magic throughout the remainder of the story.
Jamie Beck has a knack for being able to pull a reader into her stories with potent plot lines and magnificently strong, yet flawed characters. These characteristics are certainly present in BEFORE I KNEW and each enhances the story and allows for readers to be totally ...more
I was thoroughly disappointed in this book. I found it in the trending this week section hoping for a good read and ended up with a flop. The book was whiny and uninteresting. It also heavily featured the author's voice rather than writing so I can feel the characters voices. Even having this be the first book in the series there were several times I thought to myself while reading "that character would never say that". Other than the author's overly effeminate voice coming through that random p ...more
This romance grabbed me immediately and never let go. I did not want to put it down for anything. I think part of that was that the novel focused on relationships not the sex. It was very thoughtful and went deep into the emotional components of the story. I found that satisfying and a relief. Sometimes, romance can start to feel like they’re all about sex. It was nice to read one focused on a relationship as a whole. Now, there is a lot of angst here by nature of the story itself (loss, grief, ...more
Waaaay too much
I hate dropping a story midway through. I always try to stick with it til the bitter end, no matter what.
I made an exception in this case.
Before I Knew, is apparently part of a series. Not wanting to offend any hardcover fans, let me just say, for me, this book is not worth the time it takes to read. Over 5 hours is, to me, way and above too long for a simple romance. Way too much back and forth, and round and round, in what should have been a simple romance. It was like the thin ...more
Well, this was lovely.
We have Colby and Alec, they’ve known each other for years, but sadly they are torn apart because of some horrible tragedies. My heart really hurt for these two, they were in such a difficult situation, so much that it held them back from moving on, even with each other.
I felt it was great they were both willing to move on from that tragedy and I hated Alec’s dad for not allowing him to do that. I get the grief, but that man was awful, just wanting everyone to hurt like him ...more