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 reputati...
|Title||:||Before I Knew (The Cabots #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||354 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Before I Knew (The Cabots #1) Reviews
This touched on the topics of mental illness, suicide. and emotional abuse just to name a few of the family struggles. Good book.
This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
Before I knew is an emotional story about loss and starting over. It has been two years since Colby Cabot-Baxter watched her husband, Mark commit suicide. She is ready for a new start with opening a new restaurant. Her old friend Alec Morgan is dealing with his own regrets about his part in both his brother's accident and Mark's suicide. He is now getting a second chance at making amends with Colby, his family and his reputation as an award-winning chef.
The story was well written and the charact ...more
I received a free copy of this book from BookSparks for an honest review. After reading and enjoying a lot of suspense books lately I was ready for a change. Before I Knew came along at the right time. Colby was widowed two years ago and is now ready to move on from her grief and start some new ventures in her life. She has decided to open a restaurant and her childhood friend Alec has been hired as the new chef. Alec is also ready to make changes in his life. His brother Joe died just over two ...more
Here I go again, in the minority about a story. Unfortunately, Before I Knew just didn't do it for me. It was so heavy, such a downer that I couldn't find my way through to the end with any kind of joy, any kind of excitement, any kind of anything positive. It's not horribly written or anything, it's just that it's such a dreary, down on themselves kind of story that I could not connect with it or any of the characters.
Colby has lost her husband to suicide. Right before that, they both lost a go ...more
Before I Knew is the first in a new series following the Cabot family. It’s billed as a romance and it most certainly is, but this wasn’t the lighthearted read I was expecting it to be and unfortunately I didn’t love it as much as I had hoped because of this. I like to escape with a romance as a break from the dark thrillers that make up the majority of my TBR and since much of this one deals with heavy, depressing topics it wasn’t quite the break I was expecting. Don’t get me wrong, it was well ...more
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for my honest review
There are so many romance books out there that follow the same path, but every now and then you get one that has something special, that makes it just a little different...and this is one of those stories. This was real, and emotional, and heartfelt. These characters rang true and hit a spot in my heart. The personal struggles these two faced and the journey they took together were honest, and something I could connect with.
I have some mixed reviews for Before I knew. It's like 50/50 for me. Some parts I just so hooked and others I just wanted to skim because it was so boring.
Before I Knew , is about Colby Cabot-Baxter and Alec Morgan. Alec is best friends with Colby's older brother Hunter and Colby was best friends with Alec's younger brother Joe. They all used to hang out, whether Hunter wanted to or not, when they were are little kids but everyone and everything changes when they grow up.
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