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When You Knew

(The Cabots #3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  3,721 ratings  ·  232 reviews

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

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 373 pages
Published June 26th 2018 by Montlake Romance
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Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gentry Calbot is a lady who doesn't follow the rules. Her latest rebel move has landed her with a consequence which has thrown a spanner into her life. She wouldn't swap her gorgeous baby boy for the world, but she is now a single mum. She works with her family who run their own business, a tea company. Her maternity leave is over and she really needs to get back into the office, unfortunately, her son is ill and needs a few more days. Gentry finds herself in need of a nanny just as a temporary ...more
It hurt reading about the heroine. If I could I’d adopt both her AND her son and take her away from that toxic environment. Her brother was a toxic piece of shit, and the SIL, was worse. SHE KNEW how toxic her husband was, she KNEW what unforgivable words her husband uttered which he never seeks forgiveness for yet she tried to insinuate herself in the baby’s life as a bigger authority than his mother and then feign surprise as to why h is taking offence to her well meant offering of assistance. ...more
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Jun 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Gentry Cabot is the rule breaking, tattooed, wild child of the Cabot siblings. She has always felt like the outsider – from her parents and her siblings. She lives life on her terms and to hell with the consequences. Until she finds out she’s pregnant from a one night stand and doesn’t know the name or whereabouts of the father. Gentry takes a marketing job with the family company in hopes of making connections with her siblings and finally obtaining approval from her mom. On the side, she write ...more
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Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ok, so it took me 4 days to finish this one, and thanks my son played his little rugby liga 2hours away, and my hubby drove! LOL
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
Ashley Drumm
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jamie-beck
Such a great series. Beautiful heartwarming stories about three siblings and their finding love.
Liked the heroine. Pretty much hated all the other characters.

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....
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
When You Knew is the 3rd book in The Cabots series. It can be read as a stand-alone but I highly recommend reading the prior two books before reading this one. Gentry Cabot is nothing like the spoiled party-girl in the previous books. This was an emotional story of family dynamics, drama, and growth. This is my favorite book in this series so far.

Thank you to NetGalley and Montlake Romance for a copy of Jame Beck's "When You Knew" in exchange of an honest review.
Madeline ❤️ Romance Bibliophile ❤️
♥♥ 4 Adulting Stars ♥♥

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
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
The third book in a series about the Cabot siblings and the Tea business they own and run with their father and his second wife.

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
Bette Hansen
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent book! I'll forever remember the main characters in this book. Each for different reasons but both Ian and Gentry are memorable. Ian is almost too perfect. A true humanitarian giving everything he has to those in need. Gentry is a former wild child now working hard to raise her child as a single mom while balancing the demands of her high pressure job in the family business. They both have demons that haunt them. These demons keep both of them from going after what they want. When Gentr ...more
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I did not know that this was the third book in this series. I have not read the prior two novels. Yet, I didn't feel like I missed anything having not read the first two books.

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
Booksandchinooks (Laurie)
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley for a digital copy of this book for review. This is the third book in the Cabot family series and it is my favourite one. This is Gentry’s story. She is the younger half sister of Hunter and Colby Cabot and is considered the spoilt wild child. Gentry is a single unwed mother struggling with a colicky newborn. She also has to get back to work and is in desperate need of child care. Ian (a friend of her sister in law) steps in to be the temporary nanny. I felt that Gentry’s ...more
E-Reader Addict
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
4.5 Stars!

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
Vikki Vaught
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When You Knew is the third book in The Cabot series and a great addition. When I received an invitation from the publisher, via Net-Galley, to read and review, I eagerly accepted since I enjoyed the first two books in this series a great deal. My opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.

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
Avid Reader
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
When You Knew (The Cabots #3) by Jamie Beck
4 stars
M/F Romance
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
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! I loved, loved, loved When You Knew by the talented Jamie Beck, book three in her Cabots series. Ms. Beck truly knows how to create a wonderful and emotional story between two people questioning their life choices and paths. After a one-night stand, wild child Gentry Cabot has become a single mom of a beautiful but very colicky little boy. She is overwhelmed, exhausted, and struggling. Always feeling like the odd child out, Gentry recognizes that her son needs a family more than anything ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it

~~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
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
I liked this book in the series better than the last. There wasn't as much doom and gloom and emotional lows as in the second book. It felt more like a romance. I loved Beck's portrayal of Gentry as she dealt with a baby with colic all by herself. The male character, Ian, comes to her door and she is in a ratty bathrobe with spit up and other related gross baby things adorning her body that hadn't seen the shower in days.
I also loved the honesty of Gentry feeling so inadequate as a mother when
Pennie Morgan
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent ending to this series! Gentry has had her baby and she is tired and overwhelmed and wow this baby is as willful as she is. That is not saying much since he is only a few weeks old and colicky but wow she needs help. That help comes in the form of Ian Campbell, the EMT humanitarian who helped at the time of her premature delivery and when she offers him a temporary nanny position she first feels like she is failing but then he makes her feel like she is winning. Too bad corporate world ...more
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
I liked the free-spirited Gentry in the first two books in this series. With a mother like hers you know Gentry has struggled during her childhood. Money defintely doesn't buy happiness and Gentry would attest to that.

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
Jul 15, 2018 rated it liked it
i am not sure, this series is too heavy, how the people struggling, do i really want to know? i am one of them, being sad, angry, betrayed on daily life? why i need this to reconfirm my status?

maybe it fits for those living in the heaven, not one of us
Deborah Schellenberg
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Interesting book series

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.
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

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'
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my favorite of the three books in this series. Gentry redeems herself in this book & I was truly rooting for her! ...more
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has both on-page sex and cursing, including 3 f-bombs. That said, those things are really just an addition to the story and neither thing is overdone - the relationships between the characters are the main focus of the book. Anyone who doesn't enjoy cussing or sex can easily skip over them and still enjoy this book.

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
Falguni Kothari
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A perfect end to a sweet and genuine romance series. I've loved the Cabots, and in When You Knew, the youngest, wildest Cabot comes into her own as a woman and a mother was perfect. Gentry and Ian make a good team, and through the course of the book, they learn that imperfection can sometimes be exactly what you need.
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When You Knew: The Cabots Book 3 is by Jamie Beck. This book highlights the intricacies of family dynamics. It touches on the reasons individuals try so hard to fit into a family situation or business when it is obvious that they really don’t have the passion to belong in that situation or business. The struggle to decide what is really important to you and still fulfill any promises you made to others or to yourself is definitely broached. Just how tough it is to be a single mother and trying t ...more
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