When You Knew

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?

My Review

I did not know that this was the third book in this series. I have not read the prior two novels. Yet, I didn't feel like I missed anything having not read the first two books.

In the beginning, I was not sure about this book. While, I felt for Gentry and her son, Colt; I did feel like it took me a little while to truly warm up to the overall story. Ian was a gentleman. From the beginning, he did not judge Gentry but provided her support. This was the best thing that he could do for her. Gentry felt like a real person. While, I am not a mom; she seemed relatable. Example of her eating whatever was readily available in the house along with no shower. New moms can relate.

As the story progressed, I really did get into the story as well as the characters. Ian and Gentry shared a close connection. One that was built on love. The story was enjoyable that there was no real down time. When You Knew is worth your time to read.

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