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Take Me Back (Hidden Cove Firefighters Book 9)

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Six years ago, Kate Cassidy broke Rafe Casellas heart by abandoning him a few months before their wedding. Now shes in town with the gut-wrenching news that she had his baby, in secret, and she wants Rafe back. She has to be kidding!

But Kate is deadly serious. She made the worst mistake of her life when she left Hidden Cove and shes determined to fix it. She plans to
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Published March 24th 2020 by Ocean View Books
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Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It has been a while since I have read a Hidden Cove Firefighters book. I had forgotten how the series pulls you in at the beginning and holds on to the very last page.

I started out not liking Kate. I thought it took a pair of brass ones to show up like she did after 6 years with Rafe's kid (Not baby, a 6 year old) telling him she wants to get back together. I didn't like Rafe's fiance, so that was no great loss.

I was surprised that Kate wanted to be indignant and have all of her hurt feelings
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kate Cassidy left Rafe Casella 5 years ago and didnt look back. Rafe was heartbroken but what he didnt know was Kate was hurting too and she had a big secret she didnt tell him before leaving. She is now back in Hidden Cove and she wants Rafe back and nothing will stop her. Rafe wants nothing to do with her until he finds out what secret she has been hiding.

Kathryn Shay writes the best stories on one of my favorite subjects, firefighters. She brings to life the realities of what firefighters
Carey S.
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Six years ago Rafe Cassella and Kate Cassidy were a few months shy of their wedding, when Kate discovers that she is pregnant. Both Kate and rafe are firefighters, and since Kate was left orphaned by parents who had risky jobs, she determines that she wont put another kid through foster care if both she and rafe die on the job. So she leaves without telling Rafe why, and causes lots of heartache and pain in her wake. In the interim, she marries a safe schoolteacher who is a surrogate dad for her ...more
Yvonne Cruz
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It had been a while since I had read a story in this series, and once again, the author managed to give the reader a thought provoking story.
We are back in Hidden Cove and this time the story belongs to Captain Rafe Casella and Kate Cassidy.
Six years ago they had a relationship and were about to get married when Kates past and fears had her run away from the man she loved. A man she left heartbroken and no longer trusting love.
She has returned determined to win him back , but shes not alone. A
Melody Dawn
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When I read Kathryn Shays novel, Take Me Back, I did so with mixed feelings. I absolutely love Kathryn Shay, yet I knew this book was going to rip my heart out. And it did but in the best way possible.

Take Me Back is the story of Rafe and Kate who were engaged, only to have Kate get cold feet and leave Rafe a few months before their wedding. His heart is completely broken as there was no explanation. Fast forward six years later, hes engaged and she shows up on his doorstep and shes not alone.
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book 9 in the Hidden Cove Firefighters series brings us the story of Rafe and Kate. Kate abruptly left six years ago and Rafe was finally in a place in his life where he thought things were supposed to be as they were. When Kate comes back to Hidden Cove with a secret of her own Rafe's world was turned upside down. This is a story of redemption, forgiveness and ultimately - love. Kate's heart has always been with Rafe. She knows she has let her past insecurities affect her decisions but she is ...more
Renee Entress
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, secrets, suspense, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
After the Fire (Hidden Cove Firefighters, #1)
On the Line (Hidden Cove Firefighters, #2)
Nothing More to Lose (Hidden Cove Firefighters, #3)
America's Bravest (Hidden Cove Firefighters #4)
It Had To Be You (Hidden Cove Firefighters, #5)
Chasing the Fire (Hidden Cove Firefighters, #6)
The Fire Inside (Hidden Cove Firefighters, #7)
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved returning to Hidden Grove and all my favorite fire fighters.
Rafe was broken when Kate left him six years ago. Two engagements later (one ended one still going) , he thinks he has accepted her leaving. Then Kate shows up on his doorstep and she has brought with her a huge surprise - his son Tommy.
Kate wants him back. Rafe is gun why and believes he can never trust her again.
As these two try to come to a normal with their new situation, Kate must also deal with the reaction of those who
Kim Worley
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kathryn Shay is one of my very favorite authors, so I knew that I would love Take Me Back without a doubt and when I started reading it I felt like I was right there with them.
It's the story of Rafe, whose was engaged to Kate who left town a couple months before their wedding, and it broke his heart. Six years later, she's back with his son that he did not know about wanting a second chance. Rafe is engaged to another woman after finally moving on but he has to admit he still has feelings
Jennifer Pierson
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kathryn Shay is one of my very favorite authors, so I knew that I would love Take Me Back without a doubt, and I did! It's the story of Rafe, whose person Kate, left town a couple months before their wedding, and it broke his heart. Six years later, she's back wanting a second chance, and there's a secret baby involved to boot (that's in the description so it's not a spoiler). Rafe is engaged to another woman after finally moving on, and yet, no matter what feelings he has towards Kate, they ...more
Cathi Lange
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Take me Back" the 9th book in the Hidden Cove Firefighters series by Kathryn Shay is a great read. I loved all the books in the series. This one is about Kate Cassidy & Rafe Casella both who where firefighters in Hidden Cove.
Weeks before their wedding Kate finds out that she is pregnant and leaves Rafe. Kate feels that since they both have very risky jobs (firefighters) she didn't want to put a child thru what she had been thru. She was orphaned and put into the foster system and never want
Anne Donaldson
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In an engaging return to Hidden Cove and its firefighters, Kathryn Shay offers a range of stories happening simultaneously, each affecting the calm and wellbeing of the characters. As talks on consolidating regional fire stations start and appear to identify a disastrous outcome, Kate comes back to Hidden Cove, with Rafes son surprising him. There are welcome cameos from other Hidden Cove firefighters and the Cardellas family, but in essence, both the reader and Rafe need to come to understand ...more
Kari Hansen
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Due to her past Kate ended her relationship with her fiancé Rafe as she was worried about having children when they both had dangerous careers as firefighters. She leaves town for a fresh start however when tragedy struck, and she realizes that there are no guarantees in life she returns to town looking for a second chance.

Rafe was devastated when Kate ended their relationship, but he loved her enough to let her go. He has finally been able to move forward with his life and is engaged to another
Marcia  Haskell
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Starting this book was like running into an old friend. I enjoyed the earlier books about the firefighting community and loved catching up with the families and children as they grew and changed. This story of a woman who let her fear cause her to run instead of telling the man she loved that she was pregnant with his child. When she realizes the fear wasnt valid, she returns to introduce her son to his father. But how can he, or his family ever trust her again - and how can she overcome her ...more
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love this story. I am glad Kate & Rafe got another chance. Six years later they have matured. Their attraction to one another isn't the issue but there's a huge trust issue for them to overcome, not to mention availability. Their predicament sucked me right into their story, their emotional reactions are intense and seem so real. Very touching story touching on the consequences of rekindled love and more importantly the forgiveness required to get there and be at peace in a new relationship ...more
Andrea Akers
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review.

Kate has major trust issues and when she got pregnant with Rafe's child Tommy, she ran away. Rafe did not know about Tom until he was five and ready for kindergarten. Even though there are many emotions Rafe is experiencing, deep down he is still in love with Kate. The problem is, can he ever trust her again.

Join Ms. Shay as she takes us back to Hidden Cove to visit with our friend's from HCFD to see what they are up to and meet the new
Jennie Fortna
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ARC for honest review with no compensation

Take Me Back is book 9 in the Hidden Cove Firefighters series by Kathryn Shay and am loving this series!

Years ago Rafe and Kate were engaged but she up and left right with no warning a few months before the wedding. Now, 6 years later she decides to come back with a secret she has been hiding all these years and is determined to win him back. Only he wants nothing to do with her until the secret is revealed...

What happens next will keep you turning the
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
I generally enjoy the Hidden Cover series, but this one had problems, in my opinion. The story is not that engaging, and the outcome seems preordained. Also, someone missed a step or two in proofreading. For example, the former firefighter who is wheelchair bound and now teaches at the Academy is called both Woodward and Chandler. His name has been Ian Woodward since On the Line, so not sure why the change. Jenn is referred to as Zach Malvaso's wife, when she is really his sister, and is married ...more
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read this book in one sitting. Stories with firefighters drag me in, and this was no exception. Rafe is a firefighter, Kate was too, before she ran away. Now shes back and wants Rafe back, too. And surprise, she comes back with a 5-year-old son, Rafes son. I enjoyed their struggles, their chemistry, Rafes family, and the relationships old and new. I wasnt a fan of how Rafe dealt with one of his significant relationships. But then, I wasnt a fan of the calculated way Kate returned, either. ...more
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kate left Rafe 5 years ago before they could be married and now she's back...with his son! He's engaged and she determined to get him back. Great story of working through the issues that sent Kate running the first time, building trust between them again and dealing with all the challenges of parenting/co-parenting. This is the 9th book in the series and I haven't read many of them but had no problem reading and enjoying this story. I received an ARC and am voluntarily leaving my review.
Wendy Livingstone
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 9th book in this incredible series and is Kate and Rafes story. Kate left Rage heartbroken when she left town, and now she is back wanting a 2nd chance, but will that happen now that Rafe has moved on? No spoilers: this is a well written tale which is an emotional roller coaster ride throughout. I was totally intrigued and hooked throughout this addictive page turner, and I highly recommend for all. ...more
Geri Grinstead
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
It was great to be back in Kathryn Shays firefighter world. Kate left Rafe six years ago with a huge secret. She lived another lifetime and now she wants him back. Their relationship is fraught with challenges the first being Rafe is engaged to someone else. As they work through their challenges we have a chance to catch up with other characters from the series. I really enjoyed this book and give it 4.5 stars. ...more
Jo Eddy
Long Awaited

Loved Kathryn's firefighter series and was so glad to see another novel about the Hidden Cove firefighters. Did not like the main female character at the beginning of the book and nothing changed to make me change my mind during the book. Did not stop me loving the story. Now looking forward to the next series which is related to the characters in this book.
Jennifer Cooley
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kathryn Shay did it again with Take Me Back! It has been awhile since I have read the other books in the Hidden Cove Series but you get refreshers in every book. This book will leave you happy, sad, shocked and have you saying seriously haha This book grabs your attention from the beginning and makes you excited for the next one in the series! ...more
Susan Jordens
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rafe has loved Kate forever but she left him. Five years later she is back but what does she want and how will Rafe react.

This is an extremely well written and enjoyable story which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Spunky N Sassy
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.0

~~~~~~~~~~Tracy's ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Rafe's heart was broken by Kate six years ago when she walked away from their love and him, now she is back and he is engaged to someone else. I liked this story for the most part. I loved Tommy he made the story for me.
Linda Zelinsky
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful story about a young mother who returns to her home town to be with her sons father. There are many stumbling blocks between the two which they must over come. Things begin to happen to Kate and Kathryn brings in much intrigue into the story. A job well done. ...more
Norine Fry
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book.
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!! A story of love, forgiveness and trying to find the happily ever after amidst the lives of fire fighters.
Lindsey Kramer
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was definitely worth the read. I was hooked from the beginning and I couldnt put it down. ...more
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