When You Knew
An unlikely couple must decide what truly defines family.
Gentry Cabot’s rebellious life comes to a screeching halt when a one-night stand leads to a sobering new reality: motherhood. Exhausted and overwhelmed, the former wild child struggles to raise an infant on her own. After a lifetime of feeling like the odd Cabot out, Gentry knows that what her son needs most is f...more
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It took me 2 days to write a review... My life's hell!! LOL
I liked this book a lot! This author isn't a new one for me, although some of her latest books I didn't like. I am glad I didn't read the first 2 books in this series, I think I might dislike the heroine very much!
So, she is a fresh mama, her child is very colic, her life is a mess and her family thinks poor abo ...more
The Hero was soooo not an alpha. He was a push over who sat on his high horse looking down on everyone else. Why the hell did the heroine want him??!! SHE PURSUED HIM THE WHOLE FREAKING TIME!!
The heroines family....fuck them. Heroines family drama...resolution was weak and THEY never really fixed anything. It was just the heroine rolling over for them..again!
No way in hell would I pick up the sibling books....
Thank you to NetGalley and Montlake Romance for a copy of Jame Beck's "When You Knew" in exchange of an honest review.
This read was really quick and sweet. It was my first introductuction to Ms. Beck, and I was very pleasantly surprised. Her writing of the characters is so real, from their faults to their challenges, and the flow of the story was just so relatable. While each book in the series is technically standalone, reading the series in order will help mitigate any confusion over the roles/tension between the other characters.
Gentry is a bit of the black sheep in her family and is us ...more
This book could easily have rated 5 stars but Ian’s character drove me so crazy, I just couldn’t do it. The book is very well written. The angst is palpable and strong - which is a good thing if you love rich, emotional stories. Most of that angst is caused by Ian’s idiotic stubbornness, however.
Gentry’s character is what really makes this story shine. She is the perfect example of growing beyond stereotypes. Her situation is written realistically and her growth and determination to do b ...more
I read the first book and felt the angst was massively overdone, somehow I missed the second book but was lucky enough to be approved for an ARC of the third, which features the youngest daughter Gentry, half-sister to Hunter and Colby, the wild child, rebel and rule breaker.
The book starts with Gentry as a single mother following a one-night stand in Napa with a man sh ...more
In the beginning, I was not sure about this book. While, I felt for Gentry and her son, Colt; I did feel like it took me a little while to truly warm up to the overall story. Ian was a gentleman. From the beginning, he did not judge Gentry but provided her support. This was the best thing that he could do for her. Gentry ...more
Sometimes I request an ARC from NetGalley and then go on with my life. Other times I click that request button, and then anxiously check my email inbox to see if my request was approved, as was the case with the latest The Cabots book. Jamie Beck is the queen of the dysfunctional family saga, and When You Knew is another excellent addition to the series. My anticipation for this book was well placed!
Beneath Gentry Cabot’s wild antics lies a girl who never felt like she fit in, neve ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed When You Knew from the first page to the last. Ms. Beck’s writing is emotional and pulled at my heartstrings a lot. The plot is realistic and kept me flipping the pages on my Kin ...more
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.
Gentry has always been on the outside, looking in. She was envious of her half siblings and even though they have never had a close relationship, she has always tried to get their approval. She has also sought the approval of her mother - something she has wanted her whole life. When Gentry winds up pregnant from a fling, everyone in her family seems to have an opinion. Gentry ...more
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~
This is the third book in the Cabot series, and each builds wonderfully on the last. For that reason I would definitely recommend that you read them in order. Here we get Gentry’s story now that she is a new Mum. Having changed her mind and kept her baby, she is always worrying that she did not do the best for her son.
Gentry has so many hang ups from her childhood, many of which seem entirely justified I must say! Her ...more
I also loved the honesty of Gentry feeling so inadequate as a mother when ...more
Gentry's one-night stand leaves behind a lifetime committment- one Gentry is ready and willing to commit to and one she plans on excelling in despite her upbringing. However, when it comes right down to it, Gentry wonders if she is cut out for motherhood. She feels overwhelmed and ...more
I enjoyed reading the Cabots' trilogy. It was about romance and family ties. Family doesn't have to be blood, so this was an interesting story dealing with a mother having her baby and falling in love with a male nanny. It had a lot of love twists.
Gentry's decision to keep her son has caused waves in her family and she doesn't know if there's any calm in this storm. She's determined to be a better mother than her own, to give Colton everything she didn't have.
From the outside looking in, people would wonder what that might be. Gentry grew up in a wealthy family, with a mother and father who are leaders in the business world and two successful siblings. What she didn' ...more
While this one can stand alone, I highly suggest that you read the first two books to get a feel for Gentry's back story. At the very least one should read All We Knew becau ...more
Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck’s realistic and heartwarming stories have sold more than three million cop ...more