* Review * WHEN YOU KNEW by Jamie Beck

* Review * WHEN YOU KNEW by Jamie BeckWhen You Knew by Jamie Beck
Series: The Cabots #3
Published by Montlake Romance on June 26, 2018
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four-stars

An unlikely couple must decide what truly defines family.

Gentry Cabot’s rebellious life comes to a screeching halt when a one-night stand leads to a sobering new reality: motherhood. Exhausted and overwhelmed, the former wild child struggles to raise an infant on her own. After a lifetime of feeling like the odd Cabot out, Gentry knows that what her son needs most is family. For his sake, she plans to rebuild bridges with them, but first she needs a little help on the home front.

Humanitarian worker Ian Crawford has devoted his life to service. Forced to temporarily return stateside, he’s eager to head back to Haiti to expand the nonprofit he just founded in his late father’s honor. He can’t do that without money, so when Gentry offers a hefty paycheck for a short-term gig as a live-in nanny, he can’t afford to say no. Ian expects to deal with a barrage of privileged problems. What he doesn’t expect is how quickly being a makeshift father transforms him.

Despite his growing attachment to Gentry and her child, Ian still has his dreams, and Gentry wants a full-time dad for her son. When the baby’s father reenters the picture, will Gentry and Ian embrace the family they’ve formed or end up worlds apart?

 

Heartfelt, adorable and sexy to boot! We are quickly drawn in to the story of a mom who’s crying baby is grating on her nerves, then help arrives in the form of a sexy man who has the magic baby whisperer touch! The characters are both flawed in their thinking about themselves, but help each other to see another side that they didn’t realize existed. I loved them together … and the added mix of another man coming back into the picture really gave them a run for their money! Good story!!

Wild child Gentry Cabot has spent a lifetime living down to people’s expectations for her. She’s the black sheep of the family, the one no one thinks will amount to much, the one that will always bring the drama. A one-night stand leaves her with the unexpected blessing of a son who though he tries her patience and sanity, she adores. She has to get back to work soon or her family is going to use that against her too … but she has to find someone she trusts to leave Colton with!

EMT and humanitarian worker Ian Crawford happens to be in Portland visiting his Mom before he heads back to Haiti to continue his life’s dream of dedicating a training facility to his father in honor of his work helping ravaged countries. He finds himself needing some fast cash, so when Gentry offers him a temporary live-in nanny position, he can’t really pass up a free place to live and cash in his pocket to fund his trip back to Haiti. Only trouble is, he starts to really enjoy this read-made family he’s living in. She’s a dream come true, that baby’s a doll … but can he give up his dream for them? And when the baby’s father re-enters the picture, what kind of wrench will that throw into the scenario?

four-stars

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