Title: Forgiving Reed
Series: Southern Boys #1
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 13, 2014
Published By: Limitless Publishing
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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 enjoy happy endings in my love stories. Loving those scenes that give it the needed angst and heat to keep you hooked and wanting more. Just enough drama to make her heart race and your stomach flutter. I haven’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently I have taken on a new liking and now I am addicted to Romance Novel.
I am a Limitless Publishing Author and love sharing my stories with my great fans. Feedback is great and I really enjoy interacting with my readers. I live in Illinois and enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. You will always find me with my kindle or paperback in hand as it is my favorite pass time. And I never leave home without a small notebook. You never know when an idea for a new story will strike.