The Boyfriend Bookmark: ★★★★
Kori suffered a great loss, one that left her feeling so desolate and alone, that she believed nothing would ever fill the void…
The only thing that kept her going was the one little piece of joy she still had in her life, her baby boy, Rhett.
She had no choice but to move forward and give her son the best life she could. Which meant moving back home.
Except there was one problem
Home was where Reed would be…
The man who once held her heart, then shattered it into a million pieces.
Grieving the loss of Rhett’s dad, and learning to forgive those who have betrayed her, Kori was battling it all.
But will she ever have the strength to forgive Reed?
C.A. Harms took a tragic moment and turned it into a beautiful love story. I adored this book from the very beginning. There was not a moment in this book that I wasn’t moved. From the struggle and loss to the birth of something new and wonderful. I was touched and in awe of a love that was made to last a lifetime and the love that was a second chance.
Kori was on her way to the final chapter in her story. She was getting her happily every after. But tragedy struck in an instant and she was left with a brand new baby and no one to help her love him. Kori moved back to her hometown and after starting to live again, she runs into her first love. The man that betrayed her. The man that did the unthinkable and ruined everything the two of them had at one point, Reed. Kori was lucky enough to move on and begin again once.
But coming back home and seeing him was not something she was ready for. But everything changes when you leave home and then return. Reed wasn’t the same guy that he had been back then and he would give nearly anything for a second chance with the only woman he ever loved. But one drunken night so many years ago and everything changed and he lost the one woman that was his future. There is no way she is going to let him back into her heart and give him a second chance. She has been through enough already. But he wants that more than everything.
Kori needs to learn to live again and maybe event to love again and she admits that, but is Reed the one that can help her do that? Can she find a way to leave the past in the past and be able to move forward with the first great love of her life or will she continue to be haunted by the love she lost?
As I said, this book had my emotions all wrapped up within one or two pages in the beginning. It was touching and heartwarming. It was strength and hope. It was beautiful. I will say, that I was expecting so much more drama when I began this book. It started out with such a tragic moment, I was expecting it to just be so full of angst. Now, just because that is what I was expecting, does not mean I was disappointed when it wasn’t all full of the drama! This book played on my emotional side and that was pretty powerful to me and though it wasn’t what I expected, it worked so well.
I love the story, I loved the characters and I loved every tear I shed and every smile I smiled. This book was well written and full of love, passion and forgiveness. It was a truly touching look at survival and life.
I did my best to clean us up. Placing a stack of pancakes onto a warming plate I took them to the table and set up everything else. When everything was ready it was time for the fun.
“Hey buddy, you wanna help mommy wake up Reed?” He didn’t answer me, instead he darted off toward the bedroom. I hurried after him as he struggled to climb up onto the bed. Once he got his footing he crawled up beside him and began bouncing on his stomach.
“Up…up.” He chanted as he continued to use Reed as a human trampoline. I laughed from the foot of the bed. Reed grunted each time Rhett’s butt connected with his ribs.
He grabbed him around his little waist and rolled to the side, pinning him down. “Well look what I have here.” Reed held up his opened hand above Rhett. Making it appear as if it were a claw. “It’s the cowboy tamer and it found a tiny cowboy that needs to be whipped into shape.”
Reed began tickling Rhett’s ribs and stomach. His giggles filled the room and he wiggled from side to side. Reed’s laughter followed and I was in awe of them. They were both beautiful in that moment. Smiling, completely lost in the happiness of one another. Sometimes it was so hard to accept that this was my life. I got to experience these amazing moments and I was so blessed.
Their laughter finally slowed down as Reed crawled from bed, lifting Rhett in to his arms. “I smell pancakes.” His eyes got big and he began bouncing up and down still holding Rhett close. “Did you and mommy make me pancakes?” He asked Rhett and in return my little man smiled proudly. He nodded his head and looked my way.
“Rhett made them, I just observed.”
Reed walked toward me, kissing my forehead. “Good morning beautiful.”
About C.A. Harms
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.