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Before I Knew by Jamie Beck- Review

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Don’t Miss Jamie Beck’s Newest Release, Coming 8/22/17!

Before I Knew is an Emotionally Raw, Compelling, and Touching Novel. 

 

Before I Knew, is an amazing story about, starting over, second chances and honesty. I was immediately caught up in the story’s plot and drawn into Alec and Colby’s lives. This is the third novel that I have read by Jamie Beck, and I loved it. It’s compelling, well-written and emotionally raw. I didn’t want to put it down.

Alec Morgan has loved Colby Cabot-Baxter since childhood. His brother, Joe, the athletic one, however, was the brother who won Colby’s friendship. The Morgan’s and the Cabot family have been friends for years, but that all changed, when Joe died. Joe had acted on a foolish dare, which ended his life; Mark Baxter’s dare. Alec’s family blamed Colby’s husband, Mark Baxter, but Alec knew it wasn’t entirely Mark’s fault. Not by a long shot. Three months after Joe’s death, Mark committed suicide. Both Colby and Alec were riddled with guilt. They both were hiding secrets and lies of omission. Colby had never told her family and friends about Mark’s secret. If she had, would Mark still be alive? Possibly.

Secrets of omission can be just as damaging as outright lies. Alec wanted to come clean with Colby, but he just couldn’t spit the words out. He has loved Colby for forever, and now that he had her in his arms he didn’t want to crush his chance of making her, his. Alec just knew that their relationship would end if Colby discovered what he was hiding. But, secrets and lies of omission have a way of unearthing themselves, and the fall-out is never pretty. Can Colby and Alec’s relationship survive, when the inevitable happens?

Before I knew, is a brilliant beginning to The Cabots Series. I’m looking forward to reading more by this talented author.

Thank you, Montlake Romance and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it!

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Best Lit Fic & Romance New Releases for Jan Feb March 2017

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5 star Lit Fic & Romance New Releases for Jan Feb March 2017

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Released 3/21/17- Wish Me Home by Kay Bratt
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/21/wish-me-home-by-kay-bratt/

The Idea of you 4.99 copy
Released 3/21/17- The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/06/the-idea-of-you-by-amanda-prowse/

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Released 3/14/17- Meant To Be by Maggie McGinnis
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/14/meant-to-be-by-maggie-mcginnis/

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Released 2/28/17 A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/28/a-million-little-thingsby-susan-mallery/

Unexpectantly hers. copy.jpgReleased 2/21/17 Unexpectedly Hers by Jamie Beck
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/21/unexpectedly-hers-by-jamie-beck/

One more kiss copy Released 2/07/17 One More Kiss by Samantha Chase
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/07/one-more-kiss-by-samantha-chase-5-stars/

My not so perfect life. copyReleased 2/07/17 My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/07/my-not-so-perfect-life-by-sophie-kinsella-5-stars/

The Happiness In Between. copyReleased 1/31/17 The Happiness In-between by Grace Greene
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/12/the-happiness-in-between-by-grace-greene/

Everything you want copyReleased 1/03/17 Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/03/everything-you-want-me-to-be-by-mindy-mejia-5-stars/

The Barefoot Summer.. copyReleased 1/03/17 The Barefoot Summer by Carolyn Brown
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/03/the-barefoot-summer-by-carolyn-brown5-stars/

Solo copyReleased 1/01/17 Solo by Jill Mansell
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/01/solo-by-jill-mansell-5-stars/

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*Unexpectedly Hers* by Jamie Beck

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Don’t Miss Jamie Beck’s Newest Captivating Romance. I loved It!

Emma never thought that using Wyatt Lawson, the snowboarding, gold medalist, as an inspiration for her debut novel would hurt anyone. But, that was before Wyatt decided to stay at her Inn for a month. Emma tried her best, to keep her book fantasies, work and Wyatt’s flirtations separate and under control. Sterling Canyon was a small Colorado town, and it wouldn’t do to have gossip buzzing around, especially if anyone discovered that she was writing an erotic novel.

Emma was tired of being responsible for everyone else’s happiness. What about her own? Writing, was her way, of letting her wild side run free. But, what if Wyatt found out that he was the main character in her book? Emma would die of embarrassment; Wyatt would be furious, and their budding, more than friend’s relationship, squashed.

Unexpectedly Hers is a very enjoyable read, captivating and well-written. Thank you, Montlake Romance and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

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*WORTH The RISK* by Jamie Beck* 5-Stars*

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Worth the Risk is a touching story about love, trust, honesty, and overcoming obstacles to finding happiness.

Thirty-year-old Jackson left his Connecticut business and escaped to Vermont, for a six-week respite. After being slapped with a wrongful termination lawsuit by an employee; Jackson was in need of, some serious, downtime. To salvage his business reputation, it was essential that Jackson gain control of his emotions and put his priorities in order.

Twenty-two-year-old Gabby had no choice but to grow up fast. At age thirteen her mother had left her, choosing to feed an opiate addiction rather than raise her daughter. At eighteen, the father of Gabby’s unborn child, walked out of her life, electing to be carefree, rather than shoulder responsibility.

Gabby knew that she shouldn’t get attached to the man renting the apartment above her garage. His kindness, though, was impossible to ignore. Although Gabby was aware that her heart would break when Jackson left, she was unable to stop herself from falling for him. He made her feel alive and desirable.

Jackson admitted that he was having problems with alcohol, but he didn’t see himself as a hopeless alcoholic. Fortunately, the psychiatrist Jackson had sought for treatment, also felt the same way; otherwise, he would have encouraged Jackson to attend AA. Jackson’s efforts to get honest, own up to mistakes, help others, and keep busy, was working as a healing balm to his brokenness. Jackson tried to help Gabby without becoming romantically involved. Gabby didn’t need a transit lover in her life, and Jackson didn’t need the agonizing guilt, that leaving her, would cause him.

This engaging story is superbly, written. I loved Gabby, Jackson, and Gabby’s son, Luc, right from the start. The author brings the story alive with realistic dialogue, fully developed characters, and a well thought-out plot. Love, betrayal, fear, trust and addiction are the main components in this captivating tale. It’s an emotional tearjerker, as well as a heartwarming, thoughtful story. Highly recommended.

I received this ARC  from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover