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Knowing Caleb

(Hawkins Brothers/Quinten, Montana #5)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,765 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Caleb Hawkins has watched his brothers fall in love, all the while knowing that for him, it can never be. Caleb has terrible secrets locked in his soul, events in his past for which he can never atone or be forgiven. Someone discovering that he is a demon is the least of what leaves Caleb trembling with nightmares.

Jake Chase lost his wife six years ago and has never recove
ebook, 307 pages
Published September 30th 2008 by Loose Id LLC (first published September 2008)
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I love Cameron Dane's books. I had actually read Knowing Caleb when it first came out. Since I try to read most books twice before I rate them, I put it on the backburner until I got around reading it again.

I have to be honest and say that out of the Hawkins brothers and of course, ReneCade, this was my least favorite book. I have no good explanation why because I really liked Jake and Caleb both as characters. Both are men who are noble, strong, and loyal and have way too many skeletons in thei

I am sending my hospital bills to Cameron Dane, for the amount of heart attacks suffered. This series, gawd this series the words won’t even come. Knowing Caleb might just be my favourite and only because of the sexiest theme out there (GFY) gay for you. Let me tell you, these guys were gay for each other.

Caleb Hawkins is another one of the Demon bros, and currently the only one who is still a demon, since both his brothers have already gone through the chan
2.5 Stars

This one frustrated me. I liked Caleb but I got tired of him feeling so undeserving when in fact he was far from it. His self-destructive behavior grated after a while and the last straw was Jake. It irritated me to no end that Caleb ultimately sold himself short by accepting outright that the love of his life (i.e., Jake) will always love another. I get that Jake absolutely adored his wife and her death was a tragedy beyond words. I get that he misses her like all get out and that no o
Let me start out by saying that for some pompous asses with a Siskel & Ebert Complex reviewers, a 3-star rating is a good rating; a good book the reviewer enjoyed. For me, a 3-star rating means the book had both good and bad elements and the bad elements took away from what would have been a good read.

Good Stuff First:
* The author definitely has a Gift for smooth writing that flows well. I was hooked into the story from the beginning and didn't even realize how far I'd read until I r
Dec 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is the fourth book on the Hawkins Ranch Series. It's the story of Caleb and Jake. Jake is a widower who Caleb hires as his foreman.

Caleb is not gay and neither is Jake, but they develop feelings for each other...Feelings that Jake does not want to have...For anyone other than his wife.

The characters from other books in the series resurface here too, it's a nice story, entertaining although Jake can be infuriating at times, then again so is Caleb.

I like Cameron Dane she writes well and the l
Nichole (DirrtyH)
Mar 31, 2010 marked it as abandoned
Shelves: demons, m-m
So this was the second book by Cameron Dane and from this series that I tried to read. The first one, Falling, really bugged me. I pretty much hated it.
This one did not elicit such strong feelings. Aside from the fact that I still think Cameron Dane has the subtlety of a sledgehammer, this book was okay. There was nothing really wrong with it but it just could not hold my interest. I kept wanting to read other things and thinking "Damn, I really need to finish Knowing Caleb..." And then I though
Feb 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of great m/m romance
Recommended to Unapologetic_Bookaholic by: Heather
This series gets better with each story I read. This is Caleb's story and he meets Jake. A man that has lost his wife six year previous and still feels obligated to keep thier marriage vows.

After Caleb rescues Jake from a bar brawl and offers him a job at his ranch, things get pretty complicated.

Jake and Caleb have never had feelings for men as individuals. But something develops between them that can be denied. That won't be denied.

That first encounter was all raw physical and mental emotion.
I love cowboy romances. This was an awesome read. Loved both Jake and Caleb. My only issue with this book was it was a little drawn out, the author could've cut back on the sex scenes and the constant references to Jake's dead wife was over the top and annoying.
Sep 04, 2013 rated it liked it
OH my god i stoped here & LAUGHED my *** off :p (view spoiler)
1/2 a star!
Hated Jake.
If i'll read one more time about his wife and his fucking love for her i'll have to kill myself.

Can't believe this book got so many 5 stars.
Oct 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: dnf
I read till the second sexscene and well, by then I knew how the story would go so ... it couldn’t really hold my interest.
It’s not a badly written story! I think if you’re into the demon/shapeshifter shit, it’s extra interesting. And yeah, the sex was kinda hot. But the story where I can already guess how it will end, or not really the stories I always wanna read. So ... just try it if you like a bit different, a bit gay-for-you, etc.
T.A. Webb
Oct 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Caleb is one of three brothers, demons who have come together to create their own family when they cannot abide the ways of their own clans. He moves from woman to woman, burying himself in short lived relationships and one night stands to mask the pain of his past. Afraid to extend his heart to another person, he instead becomes the lighthearted pal of everyone he meets, moving from project to project, never fully committing himself to anything or anyone for very long, with the exception of his ...more
Jessica Rose
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've never in my life heard of 'Cameron Dane' before and had never read a single book from the series 'Hawkins Brother'; until now. It makes me wonder why such an emotional, touching and heartbreaking book didn't come to my attention sooner whilst I browsed for this genre. Honestly, this book deserves to have the attention on millions.

Cameron Dane has an amazing talent to make the reader feel the realism in the book by involving us in so much depth that we feel as if we are part of the story. I
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: challenge, owned-bn
Substantial, satisfying and romantic. The demon aspect is a sexy, angsty enhancement to this series, and I'm sorry that this book marks the last of the Hawkins brothers' stories.

The MCs had major personal obstacles to overcome before their relationship could be a reality. Jake's guilt over betraying his dead wife's memory is a theme we have seen before in M/M. It can become exasperating and at times that happened here, but the way both men ultimately resolved the issue was heartwarming (somehow
Crys Harris
Feb 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Jun 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
I presume you know what the book is about. I'm letting you know what I liked or disliked about it.

I did like this book overall.

I especially liked Caleb - he was warmth and light and open and kind-hearted; a real gem. But when he lost it, he really lost it - become black and white almost instantly and was just genuinely lost to himself really. There were times his character was written that was more passive then I wanted to see yet to someone else this could be way below a readers radar. Overall
Karen K
Read this one after Falling and ReneCade, and in reviewing it comes right in the middle for me, even though I think I gave them all 5 stars. Falling is still my fave, and I loved seeing Cain and Luke appear in this one.

Caleb is a wonderful, charismatic, endearing character and I love him dearly - I generally have a fave in a pairing and he was mine in this one. I like how the relationship evolved, with all the confusion running rampant in their heads because "they weren't gay" - it was an inter
Monica Vidal
I can't believe I never wrote a review to this one...because it's probably one of my favorite m/m books ever. I've read it countless time and I absolutely love it.

The whole series is pretty good. I am writing this after I have read all the books in it so I can really say it. Tho this one might be favorite in it.

Caleb and Jake won my heart. I don't know if it's because I'm a sucker for GFY and in this case both MCs were straight before they met or if it's just because Cameron Dane knows her gay
3.5 stars but I really wanted to give this 5 stars. I loved Caleb and Jake as a couple. The love and affection these two shared was intense (it gave me goose bumps) and that gets 5 stars. What has me knocking off a 1.5 stars is how Jake was still pining for a wife that had been dead for over 6 years (that goes one for at least half of the book). When he finally gets over that nonsense, Caleb starts resisting the relationship because he feels unworthy (that goes on for a good portion of the other ...more
MsMiz (Tina)
Jul 12, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: glbt-all
Very high on the irrational angst meter and that is why I gave it 3 stars. Caleb and Jake were good together the last half of the book. The rest was like watching teenagers!

Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
With a gun to my head and the threat of never eating a slice of cake in life ever again...I say this is my favorite Cameron Dane book. So good. So emotional. So hawt. And sexy. And steamy...and GUD!
Feb 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
This is definitely the epitome of a Gay For You read. I have never read a M/M book where there wasn't something, experimentation, thoughts, from the characters for the same sex at one stage in their life. It's not my favourite style with GLBT books but I did enjoy it none-the-less.

Caleb is well known from all the previous books, he is the last remaining 'brother' that has a demon within. Caleb was sweet actually, quick to have strong feelings for the other MC, Jake. Caleb has always been there,
I think I love this book the most in the demon cowboy series! This series has a combination of paranormal books (the Hawkins Brothers) in the overall cowboy arc (Quinten, Montana).

Summary: Caleb needs a foreman and Jake needs a job that will get him off the rodeo circuit. They're both hiding from their pasts when they discover a shocking each other. Can two straight men let go enough to find love?

Series Note: Knowing Caleb is affiliated with Demon Moon, Falling: an erotic love s
Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
really enjoyed this book. It was a paranormal romance. I loved the romance part. I thought the paranormal was entertaining, but unnecessary. There was enough dramatic aspects in the actual story that it didn't warrant shifters and mythology as plot enhancers. Then again, that would have been an entirely different book, not the story the author wanted to tell...and she did tell a great story.

I loved Caleb. He was a charismatic, sexy cowboy with an energetic & magnanimous personality. He shone
4 Stars

I'm not sure why this book didn't affect me as much as one of the earlier books did; ReneCade is probably in my top 5 favorite books. It was definitely emotional and I adored the themes (forgiveness and acceptance) - plus the sex scenes were super hot...but it didn't have the same impact.

Part of me thinks it's the "demon" aspect; I can't help but think it was an unnecessary plot device...that the story could have been told without that detail. Unfortunately, it was also something that had
Bridie-No excuses. No apologies. No Regrets Jones
With this book i became a Cameron Dane fan.

Caleb damn near broke my heart at least several times during this book. Caleb's self hatred put together with Jake's pain over losing his wife almost killed me. They both felt so much, and i felt it right along with them. I've read the other books in this series, but i honestly think this one was the most emotional.

I almost cried so many times that it isn't even funny. When Jake pushed Caleb away I felt awful for him. But Jake made up for it though. One
Jun 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. It took to otherwise heterosexual males and created a love between the two. I could totally see this happening. I have been of the view that love should not be boxed in to the sexes. I truly believe that you can love whomever you love be it female or male. Caleb and Jake proved this in book. Their story was so sweet. The way Ms. Dane takes us through their romance is so bitterly sweet. It's not all roses and their are a lot of conflicts but that is what it's about. ...more
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, lgbt
I enjoyed this story, especially the internal conflicts faced by both characters. Sometimes with erotica, all you get is sex, sex, sex. While that is **one** reason people read this genre, I personally enjoy the books more when there is an actual plot and emotional attachment between the characters. Dane delivers both in this continuation of her Hawkins Ranch series with this e-book about a sexy, angst-ridden cowboy who's trying to stay true to his dead wife and a demon consumed by guilt from hi ...more
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