Author: CA Harms
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
~ SYNOPSIS ~
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 Rhetts 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?
~ 5 Stars ~
“I will never hurt you again.”
Let me start right off by saying that I absolutely LOVED this book! CA Harms is the type of author whose books get better and better. She evoked tons of emotions from me from the very beginning all the way through the very end. I was hooked and did not want to stop reading this wonderful book. Reed and Kori’s story was real, it was heartbreaking, and hands down a must read. It showed what it means to forgive, heal, and to learn to love again. This is a second chance novel in more ways than one. Not only did Reed and Kori get a second chance at being together, but it was also about getting a second chance at a happy life in general…about learning how to let go of all the pain in the past and move forward onto a bright future.
You see, Kori had gone through a type heartbreak that I don’t ever want to experience. She was in a happy relationship with a guy she thought she’d spend the rest of her life with, the father of their expected child. Everything was going great until tragedy struck. Kori lost the man she called the love of her life the same day she gave birth to their son, Rhett. Unable to handle such devastation, Kori went back home. Back to the one place that years prior had made her flee. The place where her ex-boyfriend, Reed, lived.
Kori had been madly in love with Reed once upon a time, but they were young and Reed was flat out stupid and immature. So he did what most scared guys do. He cheated on Kori which made her leave town and never look back. Until now.
“Maybe one day you can forgive me.”
Some people never really forget their first love and when it’s TRUE, deep, riveting love…. they simply never get over it. Despite Kori’s efforts, THAT was Reed for her. Yes, she was madly in love with Blake (Rhett’s dad) but life had a funny way of working out. To me, it seemed like Blake had come into Kori’s life to show her that she could love again despite being crushed in the past. He even left behind for her a wonderful gift that made her life complete in way. He gave her a son.
So now, back in town, seeing Reed sparked up all these different feelings for Kori. She was passionately angry all over again. But funny thing….hatred is not the opposite of love, it’s indifference, so the fact that he still affected her so much said A LOT. Kori tried avoiding Reed, but in a small town, there’s only so much she could do. And then…. The inevitable finally happened. They decided to give things a try.
“Baby, I have waited for a second chance with you. I won’t lie and say I didn’t try to get over you, but it was impossible. There’s only one Kori, one girl who stole my heart.”
Restarting their relationship wasn’t as easy as 1, 2, 3. They had their fair share of obstacles, but man! Reed sure made it worth it. I swooned…a lot. Seeing how much he loved Kori and Rhett made my heart melt. He was such an amazing father to Rhett. He loved him like his own but at the same time helped Kori keep the memory of Blake very much alive for Rhett.
All in all this was a fantastic and profound read. Kori and Reed’s journey was not easy. It was emotional, full of ups and down, but oh, so worth every minute. I am seriously in dire need of the next book, Finding Gavin. It’s Maria and Gavin’s story and so far, I just know it will be just as good as Forgiving Reed, if not better. FIVE STARS!
“You’re it for me, everything I want. This is real for me, Kori, everything. I want it more than my next breath. You make me happy, both of you.”
~ CA 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.
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